A $54.3 million initiative will make traineeship training fee free to help improve access to traineeships.
The NSW Government is investing the additional funding over five years to cover the qualification fees for 70,000 trainees starting their traineeship qualification from 1 January 2020.
The NSW Government’s Fee Free Traineeship initiative will save trainees or their employers from having to pay up to $1,000 for training costs per trainee!
The NSW Department of Education will pay the student fee on behalf of trainees who fit the eligibility requirements below. The fee will be paid directly to the approved Smart and Skilled training provider.
The trainee or their employer will not be required to pay the fee.