JobTrainer Western Australia is a joint investment by the Australian government and the WA state government into the vocational education and training (VET) sector. Residents of Western Australia share in $104 million of new training opportunities from January 2021.
New workers, school leavers, and other Western Australians are eligible for free and low cost training, while existing apprentices and trainees have their wages subsidised. This will secure employment for the full term of their apprenticeship.
What courses are being funded in Western Australia?
JobTrainer Western Australia provides free and low cost training for in-demand occupations and industries with skill shortages. Industries include construction, hospitality, agriculture, automotive, community service, land conservation, health, manufacturing, aquaculture, transport, education support, IT and digital media.
Courses under JobTrainer are nationally recognised and range from Certificate I through Advanced Diploma level. There are also short courses and skills sets that enable students to get a licence or work permit, or enrol in higher education.
How much will the courses cost?
Approximately 35,200 new training opportunities are available under JobTrainer in Western Australia. The courses are either free or at very low cost.
Who is eligible for JobTrainer
To qualify for a free or subsidised course under WA JobTrainer you must be a resident of Western Australia, aged 17-24 years of age, currently unemployed (this includes people who are new to the workforce or need to re-skill because they lost their job), and receiving an income support payment (eg, JobSeeker, Austudy, Youth Allowance).