The ETU welcomes the news of Monday, 14 October 2019 of the WA government announcing that TAFE fees for 34 high priority qualifications will be halved from January 1, 2020.
The government says that the reductions:
… have been targeted to align with emerging skills shortages, the State's economic diversification strategy and important sectors of the local economy including aged and disability care, METRONET and civil construction, defence, hospitality and tourism.
For these courses, the maximum annual fee students will pay is capped at $400 for concession students and youth (aged 15—24) and $1,200 for non-concession students.
Electrotechnology apprenticeship is included.
A full list can be found at: https://www.jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/lowerfees#i-lower-fees-local-skills-half-price-qualifications
If someone is already studying one of these qualifications, and will be continuing it in 2020, they will pay the half price course fees for any units of competency in that qualification commenced from 1 January 2020.
The half price course fees apply for full time, part time or online study for these qualifications.