JOBS & SKILLS wa
Government-Funded Fee-Free Courses Eligibility Criteria
The WA Government Department of Training and Workforce Development (DTWD) and Jobs & Skills WA manage the State Government’s investment into vocational education and training in Western Australia.
NIT Australia is an approved provider of the government’s Fee-Free courses through Jobs and Skills WA under Participation – Work Readiness.
Government-Funded Fee-Free Courses
Please note that access to Fee-Free training is subject to availability and is currently offered for the following courses:
- ICT50220 – Diploma of Information Technology (Front end web development) – Duration: 52 weeks (1 Year)
- ICT50220 – Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) – Duration: 52 weeks (1 Year)
- ICT50220 – Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking) – Duration: 52 weeks (1 Year)
Intake dates for 2023:
- 09 Jan 2023
- 03 Apr 2023
- 26 Jun 2023
- 18 Sep 2023
- 11 Dec 2023
Note: Students are required to bring their own notebooks, stationery, USB storage media devices etc. NIT may lend laptops to students based on a first-come-first-served basis. Students enrolled in the ICT courses are expected to have an additional external SSD storage media drive with a minimum of 100 GB storage space for virtualisation units.
You may be eligible for a Participation – Work Readiness funded course at NIT Australia if you have left school and you are:
- an Australian citizen; or a permanent visa holder; holders of a sub-class 309, 444, 785, 790, or 820 visa; secondary holders of a temporary visa of sub-class 457or 482 visa; 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; Ukraine citizens who are holders of a visa sub-class 449 or 786; Afghan citizens who are holders of a visa sub-class 449; or holders of a bridging visa who are eligible to work, and who have made a valid application for a subclass 866; and
- at least 18 years old*; and
- not under an active apprenticeship/traineeship training contract registered on WAAMS; and
- Jobseeker**; and
- a resident of Western Australia.
* If you are under 18 years of age, you must have a Department of Education (DoE) Notice of Arrangement (NoA) (Full Time) or be exempted from the School Education Act 1999.
** Jobseeker is an individual that is currently unemployed or under employed (working less than 20 hours a week with one or across multiple employers).
Following persons are not eligible for funding:
- Persons whose primary place of residence is not in Western Australia
- Residents of Christmas Island or Cocos Island
- Secondary school Students
Other Applicable Fees and Charges
|Fee Item or Charge||Amount|
|Re-marking of an assessment – each unit||$25.00|
|Student ID Card Replacement Fee||$15.00|
|Postal Service Fee for credentials||$15.00|
|Replacement of award/qualification/academic record||$50.00|
|Re-issue of academic statement||$20.00|
|Australian Computer Society (ACS) Student Membership – 1 Year||$72.00|
|Excursions – charged to students as they arise||Based on the cost recovery bases|
|Printing charges: FREE 50 pages at the beginning of each study period. Additional prints $0.10 per page for black and white and $0.20 per page for colour (Including photocopy). The minimum top-up amount is $5.00. All additional printing quota purchased must be used before the beginning of each term. Each students printing quota will be reset to 50 pages at the beginning of each study period.||B&W: $0.10/page Colour: $0.20/page|
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