How Much Does It Cost to Study Certificate III in Individual Support with IST?

Are you considering enrolling in the Certificate III in Individual Support but concerned about the cost? At Industry Skills Training (IST), we offer this course fee-free for eligible students, thanks to government funding. In this article, we’ll explore the cost of studying this qualification, explain our fee-free option, and provide details on eligibility criteria and government funding.

Are you considering enrolling in the Certificate III in Individual Support but concerned about the cost? At Industry Skills Training (IST), we offer this course fee-free for eligible students, thanks to government funding. In this article, we’ll explore the cost of studying this qualification, explain our fee-free option, and provide details on eligibility criteria and government funding.

Discover Our Fee-Free Option

The Fee-Free Training initiative is a collaborative effort between the Commonwealth and Western Australian Government aimed at upskilling Australians. This program offers a range of courses that are fee-free, with its commencement date being January 1st, 2023. The initiative has been extended into 2024, continuing its commitment to providing accessible education and training opportunities.

At IST, we are proud to offer the Certificate III in Individual Support as part of this initiative, making it accessible to those who meet the eligibility criteria.

Understanding the Cost

Without government funding, the cost of studying the Certificate III in Individual Support can be significant. Here’s a comparison of the cost with and without funding:

  • Standard Tuition Fee: Typically, the cost for this qualification can range from $2,000 to $5,000, depending on the provider and the mode of study.

  • Fee-Free Option: Under the Fee-Free Training initiative, eligible students can enrol in this course at no cost, making it an excellent opportunity for those looking to enter or upskill in the workforce without financial burden.

Why Is It Fee-Free?

The government recognises the importance of the individual support sector and the need for skilled workers to support Australia’s aging population and those with disabilities. By offering this course fee-free, the government aims to:

  • Encourage Enrolment: Attract more students to the field of individual support.

  • Address Skill Shortages: Ensure there are enough qualified workers to meet the growing demand in this sector.

  • Support Economic Growth: Equip individuals with the skills needed for high-demand jobs, thereby supporting the economy.

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Eligibility for Subsidised Training under Jobs & Skills WA

You are eligible for a subsidised training place if you have left school, 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, 444, 785, 790, or 820;

  • A dependant or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457 or 482;

  • A Bridging Visa E holder (subclasses 050 and 051) who has made a valid application for a visa subclass 785 or 790;

  • A citizen of Ukraine or Afghanistan holding a visa subclass 449, with additional eligibility for Ukrainian citizens holding visa subclass 786; or

  • Holders of a bridging visa who are eligible to work and have made a valid application for a subclass 866.

Unlocking Opportunities with Government Funding

Jobs & Skills WA is about investing in training that equips people to take up jobs that are, or will be, in high demand in Western Australia. As the economy grows and diversifies, the outlook for jobs is constantly changing. Jobs & Skills WA prioritises its investment in training to focus on courses that equip people to take up jobs that are, or will be, in high demand.

Ready to Make a Difference?

The Certificate III in Individual Support at Industry Skills Training is an excellent opportunity for those looking to enter or advance in the individual support sector. With the Fee-Free Training initiative, eligible students can enrol without worrying about the cost, making it easier to gain the skills needed for a rewarding career. Take advantage of this government-funded opportunity and start your journey with IST today.

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