Funded Training

Don't let your situation hold back your training

Competency Training is approved to offer funded training under various Funding Schemes within Australia. Follow the links below to understand how you might be able to gain rebates, or pay a discounted fee for the courses. Please contact us  to discuss your eligibility.

Skills Assure Higher Level Skills Program

If you’re a Queenslander with an unrestricted Electrical Licence, you may be eligible to receive Government Funding assistance to complete your UEE40420** – Certificate IV in Electrical Instrumentation. Under the Skills Assure Higher Level Skills Program, eligible students pay only $500 for non-concession ($250 concession) for their full Certificate IV qualification.

The respective Student Contribution Fees apply**

Click here for more information or contact us.

Funding for Western Australia Residents

The WA Government has identified Priority Industry Qualifications to provide its residents with the skills they need to get jobs in high demand occupations across Western Australia.

Under the Jobs and Skills WA Program, Competency Training can provide subsidised training to eligible students to complete your Certificate IV in Electrical – Instrumentation (UEE40420**).

Are you:If eligible, you could pay*:
A Qualified Electrician, aged 25+ years$641.52
A Qualified Electrician aged 17-24 years$400.00
A Qualified Electrician with valid concession evidence$190.08


The respective Student Contribution Fees apply**

You are eligible for a subsidised training place if you have left school, hold a current electrical licence, your primary place of residence is in Western Australia and you are:

  • an Australian citizen#; or
  • a permanent visa holder or holder of visa subclass 309, 820 or 826; or
  • a dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457

# New Zealand Citizens are not eligible unless they can show evidence of Australian permanent residency (the standard Special Category Visa is a temporary Visa only).

Concession Eligibility: You may be eligible for a concession rate on fees if you (and your dependents):

  • hold either a pensioner concession, repatriation health benefits or health care card; OR
  • receive AUSTUDY, ABSTUDY or Youth Allowance

For more information about this, and our other funded training,

Phone: 1300 872 585

* 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. Student Fees must be made prior to commencing training activity. Competency Training has a census/withdrawal date for each unit at no less than 20% of the duration between the start date and projected end date. Students who withdraw in writing before the census/withdrawal date are entitled to a full refund of course fees for that unit and a 50% refund of resource fees (refer to Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 clause 6.8.2 of the VET Fees and Charges Policy). Please refer to your Student Handbook for more information on withdrawals.

Construction Training Fund, WA

The Construction industry is the largest industry in WA employing tens of thousands of skilled workers in over 130 different occupations across civil, commercial and residential sectors.

The Construction Training Fund (CTF) is 100% industry funded through the collection of the BCITF levy which applies to all construction projects in WA.

Construction Training Funding Available

Do you want to upskill your trade?

CTF can subsidise up to 80% of the costs:

Eligibility to access this funding is dependent on an individual or a company’s ability to provide evidence of involvement in WA’s construction industry.  Learn more.

JETCO Funding

The Joint Electrical Training Council (JETCO) is CIRTs associated training fund. JETCO offers Eligible employees who complete training related to the electrical contracting industry subsidies to assist with the cost of completing a course.

Eligibility Rules apply *

Approved Training:
To be eligible for a JETCO training subsidy, the course completed must be an approved course.

Training which would be generally considered acceptable would be any training course that is a requirement of the Electrical contracting industry.

The respective Student Contribution Fees apply**

To find out if your employer has been making contributions towards CIRT/JETCO , please call JETCO directly on 1300 200 123 or click the link for more information.  CIRT Home

Construction Skills Queensland

CSQ provides funding for training current workers and career seekers in the building and construction industry. The courses are not free, but CSQ will help to fund the costs with an aim to cover 75% of the total cost of Short Courses, Higher Qualifications, and Skills Assessment and Gap Training (SAGT). CSQ does not control what an RTO charges for a course, but CSQ’s funding contribution is consistent across all RTOs.

CSQ’s funded training falls under three programs:

  1. Short courses
  2. Higher Qualifications program
  3. SAGT

CSQ’s SAGT program can help turn your experience into a formal qualification. If you are working in the industry — or looking to re-enter — but don’t hold a formal qualification, SAGT can connect you to training and assessment services to identify the skills you already have, and provide the gap training you need to attain a nationally recognised Certificate III level qualification.

CSQ funding is available for:

  • those working in the industry
  • those looking for work in the industry
  • construction workers who have been unemployed for less than six months
  • There is no age limit on eligibility for our funding.

If you’d like to complete CSQ-funded training, the steps to follow are:

  • Jump on the CSQ course selector to view the full list of courses and qualifications which are eligible for CSQ funding.
  • Select one of the RTOs identified at the bottom of the course page. You can filter the list of RTOs by region to help you find an RTO close to you.
  • Contact the RTO directly to express your interest in the course and to determine your eligibility for CSQ funding. Each RTO will determine your eligibility and advise their price for the courses and qualifications available.

Click here for more information.

Need to update your qualifications?

There is more than enough in the course content to make sure we walk away

Stuart Grant
(Cert IV Instrumentation Student)

There is more than enough in the course content to make sure we walk away

Stuart Grant
(Cert IV Instrumentation Student)

There is more than enough in the course content to make sure we walk away

Stuart Grant
(Cert IV Instrumentation Student)