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Fee Free Apprenticeships
Becoming an apprentice or hiring an apprentice just got 100,000 times easier.
That's the number of new apprentices that will have their qualification fees funded by the NSW Government.
They've recognised that apprenticeships and skilled tradespeople are the backbone of our state and they are committed to creating a pipeline of skilled Australians to build a better future.
How Fee Free Apprenticeships work
The NSW Department of Industry will pay the student fee on behalf of any apprentice who commences their apprenticeship training on or after 1 July 2018. The fee will be paid directly to TAFE NSW.
I'm an apprentice, am I eligible?
If you start your Smart and Skilled apprenticeship training on or after 1 July 2018.
If you start training with your training provider on or after 1 July 2018 you do not have to pay a fee.
No, if you commenced training before 1 July 2018 your student fee must still be paid to the training provider.
I employ an apprentice, am I eligible?
As long as the training provider has not commenced training delivery with your apprentice before 1 July 2018, you will not have to pay a fee. This applies even if you signed a training contract before this date.
If your apprentice receives training from a training provider before 1 July 2018 you are not eligible for a refund.
If the training component of their apprenticeship did not start until 1 July 2018 you must contact the training provider to arrange a refund.
If your apprentice started last year and you paid half the student fee, you will still need to pay the outstanding fee amount.
I am a trainee/I employ a trainee, am I eligible?
No, only apprenticeships are eligible. Smart and Skilled Traineeship fees are capped at $1,000.
Top 20 apprenticeships
- Electrotechnology – Electrician Certificate III
- Carpentry Certificate III
- Plumbing Certificate III
- Automotive Technician – Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology Certificate III
- Hospitality – Commercial Cookery Certificate III
- Engineering – Fabrication Trade Certificate III
- Hairdressing Certificate III
- Electrotechnology – Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Certificate III
- Automotive Technician – Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology Certificate III
- Engineering – Mechanical Trade Certificate III
- Furnishing – Cabinet Making Certificate III
- Horticulture – Landscape Construction Certificate III
- Carpentry and Joinery Certificate III
- Bricklaying/Blocklaying Certificate III
- Painting and Decorating Certificate III
- Automotive – Mobile Plant Technology Certificate III
- Roof Plumbing Certificate III
- Telecommunications Technology Certificate III
- Electrotechnology – Electronics and Communications Certificate III
- Automotive – Body Repair Technology Certificate III
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