Depending on the level of your qualification, you may be required to pay a nominal tuition or college fee to your training provider. You may receive a reduction in your fees if you have a Centrelink Health Care card. Speak to your training provider. For most school based apprenticeships and traineeships the government subsidises all the costs so it won’t cost you a thing while at school, however it’s best to check with your training
In Some cases the employer may choose to pay the training fees however this is a decision made by the employer and yourself.
Some other costs you may have to pay include:
Textbooks and equipment
Tools and uniforms
Travel costs to and from the Training Organisation
It may seem quite daunting to face these type of costs however the government has in place initiatives that may help in covering these costs.
Brendan McConnell approached UMR Engines looking for an apprenticeship as an automotive mechanic. Although he had no previous industry experience, after taking the Harrison Career Assessment UMR Engines were willing to give him a chance.
“The boss took me around the workshop and then asked me to do the assessment. It took me about half an hour.
The blokes I work with help me along the way and it gives me great satisfaction that I’m able to help the customers”.
Brendan McConnell - UMR Engines
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