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WA Traineeships

Apprenticeships and traineeships are an excellent way to combine training with work, enabling you to have a job while you complete training towards a nationally recognised qualification. They are available to anyone of working age.

What is WA Traineeships funding?

Traineeships is a program under Jobs and Skills WA.

You can do a traineeship if you are a school-leaver, re-entering the workforce or as an adult or mature-aged person wishing to change careers.

Jobs and Skills WA

As Western Australia’s economy grows and diversifies, the outlook for jobs is constantly changing. Jobs and Skills WA is the way the State Government, through the Department, prioritises its investment in training to focus on courses that equip people to take up jobs that are, or will be, in high demand. Priorities include apprenticeships, eligible traineeships and priority industry qualifications.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to undertake training under Jobs and Skills as a trainee, prospective students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Are aged 15 years old or above
  • Not a Secondary School Student
  • Must live in WA (excl. Residents of Christmas Island or Cocos Island)
  • Not a Prisoner
  • Have an approved training contract with your employer, employed either full time or part time (minimum 15 hours per week)
  • Must be an Australian Citizen or;
  • A permanent visa holder or holder of visa subclass 309, 444, 449, 785, 786, 790, 820 or
  • Holders of a Bridging Visa E (subclasses 050 and 051) where the visa holder has made a valid application for a visa of subclass 785 or 790; or
  • Holder of a bridging visa who has made a valid application for a visa subclass 866; or
  • A dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457 or 482. (Please note: New Zealand Citizens are not eligible unless they have obtained Australian permanent residency and can show evidence of this (as the standard Special Category Visa is a temporary Visa only).)

New Worker

A new worker trainee is a person who starts their employment with an employer under a training contract or has been employed with the same employer for less than 3 months full-time or less than 12 months part-time employment.

Existing Worker

An existing worker trainee is defined as a person employed with the same employer continuously for more than 3 months full-time or 12 months casual or part-time or a combination of both, immediately prior to starting their training contract.

Cohort New Worker Trainee Existing Worker Trainee
Concession Status Non Concessional Concessional Non Concessional Concessional
Course Code WA NH Enrolment Per Hour Total Enrolment Per Hour Total Enrolment Per Hour Total Enrolment Per Hour Total
CHC30121 1057 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1.62 $1,696.14 $0.00 $0.48 $502.56
CHC50121 1195 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1.62 $1,935.90 $0.00 $0.48 $573.60



The student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service resources fees

Total course price is based on typical elective units. Total course price may vary when alternate electives are chosen.

Fee Free Training

From 1 January 2023, course fees for selected qualifications will be fee-free. Some eligibility conditions apply.


Targeted Fee Relief Courses

  • Students eligible for the Lower fees, local skills initiative will have an annual fee cap applied to their fees
  • The non-concessional Annual Fee Cap is $1200
  • The concessional Annual Fee Cap is $400
  • Annual Fee Caps applies to each calendar year. For more information visit the jobs and skills website

Am I eligible for concession?

The following students are entitled to the concession rate on course fees:

  1. a) Persons and dependants of persons holding:
  2. i) A Pensioner Concession Card.
  3. ii) A Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

iii) A Health Care Card.

  1. b) Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY.
  2. c) Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance.
  3. d) Persons and dependants of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution.
  4. e) Secondary school-aged persons, not enrolled at school.

Please note: Proof of eligibility for concession must be demonstrated prior to the commencement of training. If the concession is valid for the full enrolment period, then all eligible units commenced within that period attract the concession rate. If the concession is valid for part of the enrolment period, then only eligible units commenced prior to the expiry of the concession attract the concession rate.


Am I eligible for a fee exemption?

Students not enrolled at school are exempt from course and resource fees if they:

  • Are under the care of the Chief Executive Officer of the Department for Child Protection and Family Support: and
  • Are a secondary school-aged person; or
  • Are under 18 years of age.


Is a Fee Waiver available?

For students enrolling into CHC30121 a fee waiver is available.

ACCCO may waive all fees for student applicants who can prove severe financial hardship. Financial hardship is defined by Jobs & Skills WA and applicants MUST meet the definition and criteria to be eligible for a waiver. ACCCO will require information from applicant to prove their severe Financial Hardship Claim.

For further information please contact our VET Coordinator
on 1300 139 406 or email us at [email protected]