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Reduction in TAFE fees to benefit local students


A significant reduction in fees will make training more affordable for students enrolling in 21 selected South Regional TAFE courses in 2020.

From 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021, the course fee rate per hour for these qualifications will be reduced by 50 per cent. The maximum annual fee students will pay is capped at $400 for concession students and youth, and at $1,200 for non-concession students for each course of study.

The fee reductions are a result of the State Government’s new Lower fees, local skills program and is aligned with priority industry areas to make vocational education and training more affordable. The two-year initiative aims to stimulate training in job growth areas and support important sectors of the State’s economy including aged and disability care, METRONET, defence, hospitality and tourism.

The following courses on the Lower fees, local skills list are delivered through South Regional TAFE.

South Regional TAFE Managing Director Duncan Anderson said the announcement was great news for prospective students and industry in the South West and Great Southern regions.

“The Government recognises priority industry areas and this initiative will stimulate employment and the regions’ economy,” Mr Anderson said.

He urged young people to gain career advice from the Jobs and Skills Centres at the Bunbury and Albany campuses and train in an area to suit their personality and interests.

“I’d advise them to enrol in a course – get training,” he said.


For more information on the ‘Lower fees, local skills’ program, visit

Page last updated October 22, 2019