National Institute of Training (NIOT) is a Skills Ready Training Provider. This means we are approved to deliver training and assessment services funded by the Western Australian Government to meet the needs of students, industry and the economy. There is strict eligibility criteria that each student will need to meet for all funded programs.
The Australian Government has partnered with state and territory governments to establish a $1 billion JobTrainer Fund. The Australian Government committed $500 million in 2020-21, which is being matched by contributions from state and territory governments.
This initial investment will provide around 300,000 additional training places that are free or low fee, in areas of identified skills need such as health, aged and disability care, IT and trades for job seekers and young people, including school leavers.The first Phase of JobTrainer supported over 270,000 enrolments in JobTrainer funded training places. The extension of the Fund will support around 163,000 additional training places.
As part of the 2021-22 Budget, the Australian Government announced it would commit an additional $500 million, to be matched by state and territory governments, to expand the JobTrainer Fund by up to 163,000 places and extend the program until 31 December 2022, subject to state and territory agreement. This will bring the total funding available for free and low-fee training under the Fund to $2 billion. The final number of places will be dependent on the mix of qualifications and short courses and will support training in digital skills and upskilling in critical industries like aged care.
Job seekers and young people, including school leavers, can now take advantage of subsidised training to learn skills for jobs in demand.
JobTrainer funding is available for full qualifications and short courses, based on a list agreed between the National Skills Commission and the state and territory governments. State and territory governments are responsible for determining which qualifications and short courses to prioritise from the agreed list, with focus on training in areas of anticipated employment growth.
Lower Fees, Local Skills was introduced by McGowan Government in January of 2020. The programme was recently extended until 2025 and is designed to support Western Australians to gain affordable and valuable qualifications in areas of local industry needs. Lower fee courses are offered in priority areas including construction, engineering, defence, METRONET, information technology, hospitality and tourism, agriculture and community services.
Through the Lower fees, local skills program you’ll pay half of the standard tuition fees (or less) for selected VET qualifications (Resource fees still apply).
Tuition fees will be capped at $400 per calendar year if you are eligible for the concession rate, or are aged from 15 to 24 years, or turn 25 years of age during the year.
Tuition fees for all other students will be capped at $1,200 per calendar year.
We offer training solutions to deliver high quality training that meets the needs of industry. Our goal is to understand your business needs and design a solution that delivers a result that you can measure.
All of our products are also able to delivered for a fee for service. This is a great option, if you don’t qualify for government funding/subsidies and we are happy to discuss available payment options to you.