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Skills Ready

Level up your career with Skills Ready, with free and half price courses making your training affordable and accessible so you can boost your skills and be job ready.

Whether you're looking for a job, thinking about a career change, or upskilling for the next step in your career, now's the time to get skills ready!

FEE FREE training extended!

Selected full qualifications are 100% fee-free* and all Job Ready short course skill sets are fully fee-free! *Resource fees may apply.

This free training focuses on priority industry areas to help build WA's skilled workforce, support our employers and businesses, and create employment and career opportunities for all Western Australians.

See the full list of the Fee Free courses here

Please note that some eligibility criteria apply for free training, and resource fees apply for the free qualifications. Please see the FAQs on the Jobs & Skills WA website for more details.

How to find the free and half prices courses on our website

Look out for the Fee Free and half price icons throughout our website. 

Grab your place — apply or enrol now!

To find out about how to apply or enrol, follow the links within the course page study options.

If you want to study full time at TAFE, you may need to apply through TAFE Admissions. For more information, visit our How to apply page.

*Fee free courses

Study in an exciting range of courses is free to more Western Australians. Level up your career to the types of skills needed right now and for future jobs.

Free qualifications and skill sets developed from nationally recognised vocational training are now available to eligible students, with on-campus and online study options. * Resource fees apply.

Half price* courses

An annual fees cap applies for course fees on all of the Lower fees, local skills qualifications. This means that regardless of how much your course fees actually are, you will not pay more than a set total amount for course fees per qualification or course per calendar yearThe course fees cap is set at $400 for eligible concession students, and $1,200 for non-concession students.

* Only course fees are reduced and included in the fees cap; other fees may apply for some of these Lower fees, local skills courses.  

Check your eligibility

Do you live in WA? Do you have Australian, New Zealand citizenship or have a visa? Do you receive JobSeeker, Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY, or are you a concession cardholder or aged 15 to 24 years old? Or a dependent of someone who is? You could be eligible for free and half price courses. Check your eligibility and instructions on how to prove it before you apply. 


Check out the FAQs on the Jobs & Skills WA website for more information and eligibility details.

Please note that only general information is provided here — If you need assistance with your own questions about how our courses will be delivered, eligibility or fees, call 1800 001 001.

Your local Jobs and Skills Centre can assist with free advice and information about choosing the right option to get you skills ready — call them on 13 64 64 or find your local JSC and visit in person.