The Australian and Western Australian Governments have signed a 12-month Skills Agreement to address the current skills shortage. The Agreement will inject $112 million into the Western Australian skills and training sector. This will provide approximately 18,800 Fee Free TAFE and vocational education and training (VET) places in 2023.
The course list, based on last year's enrolments, is estimated to see 2,400 places in technology and digital and 1,400 places in hospitality and tourism, 300 places in sovereign capability including manufacturing, and around 2,800 in other sectors including foundational skills.
The funding supports the new FREE IN '23 initiative, which is designed to reskill and upskill people for work in national and Western Australian priority sectors and covers:
Read Premier Mark McGowan's media statement
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