Western Australia

Future Skills WA

Available Courses

BCA National has been approved to deliver the following WA state priority courses:


Diploma of Community Services CHC52015

Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015

Certificate IV in Mental Health CHC43315 

About Future Skills WA

How does Future Skills WA work?

Students decide the course they want to study and they will be guaranteed a place if they meet all three requirements:

  1. The course has been identified as a State priority course;
  2. A State Training Provider (formerly TAFE) or a preferred private training provider is offering the course at that time; and
  3. The student meets the normal entry requirements for that course (e.g. meets course pre-requisites).

Who is eligible for a guaranteed training place?

You are eligible for a guaranteed training place if you have left school and you are one of the following:

  1. An Australian citizen;
  2. A permanent visa holder;
  3. A holder of visa subclass 309, 310, 820, 826 or 851; or
  4. A dependent of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457

Please note, there is no upper age limit nor are their restrictions based on your previous level of awarded qualification but you will need to meet any course entry requirements.

Are the courses subsidised?

Yes, all Future Skills WA courses are heavily subsidised by the Government of Western Australia.

State priority courses at Certificate II to IV, apprenticeships and eligible traineeships and foundation skills courses will receive the highest Government subsidy.

Many other industry courses will still continue to receive a high percentage of Government subsidy - these will be called general industry training courses.

Most of the cost of these courses is paid for by the Government.

Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas will continue to be subsidised.

Student Contribution

All students are required by the WA Government to contribute to their tuition.

The amount of contribution varies depending on the level of the qualification and the total number of hours required for successful completion.

The rates to be paid by the number of hours have been set by the WA Government.

The below table lists the courses BCA National has on offer and their respective student contribution fees (concession rates may apply for eligible applicants).

Course Name

Course Code

Student Contribution


Diploma of Community Services




Certificate IV in Mental Health




Certificate III in Individual Support




^Student contribution fees for these courses can be deferred to the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loans.

The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees

Concession Rates for Students

Eligible students will be entitled to the concession rate (50%) on fees for training up to Certificate IV level.

A concession does not apply for Foundation Skills courses, as these courses already have very low fees. It also does not apply for diploma and advanced diploma courses as these students have access to VET Student Loans.

Eligible students in 2014 are:

  • Holders (and their dependants) of either a pensioner concession card, repatriation health benefits card or health care card;
  • Recipients (and their dependants) of AUSTUDY, ABSTUDY or Youth Allowance;
  • Inmates of a custodial institution; and
  • Students born between 1 January 1997 and 31 December 1999 who are at least 15 years of age.