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Domestic Funded Program 2018

Equity Funding Program

Client Streams

Jobs Seekers must be unemployed or underemployed and have written referral from an approved job network broker and or a valid health care card (New Start or Youth Allowance)

Priority Industry Training (PIT) funding program

State priority training courses (including priority industry qualifications)

These courses provide skills and knowledge that align with current needs for industry and employers. Future Skills WA will guarantee eligible students a State Government subsidised training place in these State priority training courses in Western Australia, and these courses attract the highest level of Government subsidy.

State priority training courses include:

  • over 150 priority industry qualifications;
  • all apprenticeships and many traineeships; and
  • two priority foundation courses.

Priority industry qualifications

Priority industry qualifications equip students to take up jobs in skilled occupations that are in high demand across Western Australia. Priority industry qualifications change each year as the Western Australian economy changes.

Qualifications that no longer align to the highest priority jobs in the State are called transitional qualifications. These transitional qualifications will remain on the Priority industry qualifications list for at least one additional year and are highlighted in the list. Importantly, transitional qualifications may be reclassified as general industry training in 2018 and attract a higher fee.

View the list of priority industry qualifications for 2017 [PDF 141KB]

General industry training courses

The State Government subsidises courses for many important industry qualifications that fall outside of the State priority training courses; these are called general industry training courses. This recognises the benefits training brings to students, to industry and to the State as a whole. The main difference between State priority courses and general industry training courses is that students are not guaranteed a place in general industry training courses, so they may be more competitive to get into. They are also subject to different fee and subsidy levels.


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Eligibility Criteria

  • Unemployed looking to gain further skills of formalise skills into a qualification.
  • Must have a valid healthcare card.
  • Persons over the age of 15
  • Persons under the age of 18 who have completed a valid Notice of Arrangement (NOA) or can produce exemption from school education documents. (Home School).
  • Spouses of subclass 457 visa’s.
  • Holders of temporary visa subclass 309, 820 or 826
  • Students with a valid USI number (Unique Student Identifier).
  • Must be Australian resident.