Lower Fees, Local Skills

Half Priced Qualifications

Through the Lower Fees, Local Skills program, selected course prices have been cut in half!

Capped Costs

No matter which course you choose, the course costs are capped at $400 or $1,200 (based on concession eligibility)

Selected Provider

The WA Government has appointed TrainSmart Australia as an approved provider of the Jobs and Skills WA program.

Half price courses in 2022

From the 1st of January, 2020, the Department of Training and Workplace Development through their Jobs and Skills WA program, have reduced the course tuition cost of over 180 priority qualifications!

Course Code
Course Name
Diploma of Counselling
Diploma of Mental Health
Diploma of Community Services
Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)
Diploma of Youth Work
Diploma of Remedial Massage

Am I eligible?

You are eligible for this government subsidy if you reside in Western Australia, and meet one of the following criteria;


You are an Australian Citizen


You hold a sub-class 309, 444, 785, 820, or 826 visa


You are a partner or dependant of a holder of a temporary Visa sub-class 457


You hold a Bridging Visa E (subclasses 050 and 051) with a valid application for a visa sub-class 785 or 790

* Please note, you can only enrol and claim ONE Job’s and Skills WA subsidy at a time. If you are currently enrolled in another course through Job’s and Skills WA (Including Lower Fees, Local Skills AND Skills Ready), you must either complete or withdraw from that course before enrolling in a new course.

Course Fees and Annual Course Fee Caps

The half price course fees through the Lower Fees, Local Skills program are available to WA residents eligible to study! 

The fee cap means that regardless of how much the course normally costs, you will not have to pay more than a certain amount per course in any one year.

Concession Students

up to $400
per course/per year

Non-Concession Students

up to $1,200
per course/per year

Study Online and Face-to-Face with a Community of Learners | TrainSmart Australia

Concession eligibility

You will be eligible for the concession rate if you;

  • Are a person, or the dependent of a person, holding a;
    • pensioner concession card, OR;
    • Health Care Card, OR;
    • a Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Are a person, or the dependent of a person, in receipt of the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Are a person, or the dependent of a person, who are inmates of a custodial institution

If you are aged between 15-24 years old and don’t have a valid concession card, your annual course fee will be capped at $400 per calendar year at the non-concession rate.

If you’d like to find out more about our subsidised courses, class dates  give our Lower Fees, Local Skills career advisors a call on 1300 855 517!

If you’d like to enrol, head over to our Online Application for Enrolment page to begin the enrolment process!