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All Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses that lead to Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts are funded by the WA Government through Future Skills WA.

As a student, you'll only have to pay the 'gap' between the Government training subsidy and the full cost.

Note: The subsidy does not apply to non-Western Australian residents, New Zealand citizens, or students who are repeating a unit or units.

Your fees

Fees vary from course to course. Information on the latest courses and fees can be viewed at the My Skills website.

You’ll be able to confirm the cost for your course before enrolment.

Note: VET fees set by the WA Government are generally not released until December of the year before the course starts.

Other student fees

As well as your course tuition fees, you'll also have to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee, a compulsory annual fee that covers all kinds of university services, including health, student welfare, sport and recreation and careers advice.

In 2018, the fee for most full-time Australian students will be $149 per semester.

You may also have some incidental fees where you need to buy goods or services related to your studies, e.g. specific equipment.

And you can expect some other costs during your time at university, such as parking fees, library or equipment charges.

Help with paying fees

If you’re undertaking an approved Diploma or Advanced Diploma course, and you're eligible, you can apply for a student loan to cover course fees through the Australian Department of Education’s VET Student Loan scheme.

Further information about the scheme can be found in the Government's VET Student Loans Booklet or you can call their student hotline on 13 38 73.

Note: Only Australian citizens, permanent humanitarian visa holders and qualifying New Zealand citizens are eligible to apply for a VET Student loan.

If you're eligible, you can also apply for a concessional rate on your course fees.

Fee questions

If you have any questions about course fees, including help with payment and forms to complete, please contact our Fees Office on 13 43 28, or email us, or visit our VET fees web page.

Talk to us

Everyone’s situation is different. Let’s talk about your options before you apply for a course.


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