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The cost of VET for learners

The Tasmanian Government contributes to the cost of training in a wide range of industry areas to ensure that Vocational Education and Training (VET) is available to and as affordable as possible for Tasmanians.

The Government has a number of training funding programs that provide the funds for training directly to the organisations that provide the training to learners. These organisations are known as registered training organisations (RTOs).

Some training, such as the JobTrainer Fund, is free to learners.

Other training, including training that has been funded by the Government, may require learners to pay a fee to the RTO. These fees may be called administration fees or enrolment fees and are set by the RTO.

JobTrainer Fund training courses are available to eligible learners at no cost. To be eligible, learners must be:

  1. individuals who are out of work or
  2. individuals who are in receipt of income support payments or
  3. individuals who are underemployed, which is defined as employed people who would prefer, and are available for, more hours of work than they currently have, including part-time workers or
  4. school leavers and young people aged 17 to 24, regardless of their employment status.

You can find out what JobTrainer Fund training courses are available here. If you see a course that interests you, you should contact the RTO listed to see if training places are still available and if you are eligible to access this training.

If you are an apprentice or trainee and are required to travel within Tasmania or interstate to attend training, you may be able to be reimbursed for some of the costs of travelling by applying for Travel and Accommodation Allowances.