Costs of training
Your chosen training organisation will advise you of the costs of training.
Some training organisations are funded by the Queensland Government to provide training for some apprenticeships and traineeships, at a reduced cost. This is referred to as User Choice funding and more information can be obtained from the Training website.
You and your employer have the option of selecting a training organisation that receives government funding to deliver your training, or you can choose to pay for training delivered by another training organisation.
If you attend a training organisation who receives government funding, your registration letter will contain details of the amount the government is contributing towards your training. Regardless of the training organisation chosen, you and your employer should discuss with the training organisation what costs are required and who should pay them.
You may have to cover the costs of:
- uniforms and equipment
- text books and other study materials
- parking or transport costs (to attend work or training).
Costs associated with travel and accommodation to attend training at your training organisation, if it is a considerable distance from your home, may be subsidised by the Department of Education, Training and Employment. Visit the Travel and accommodation subsidies section on this website of phone Apprenticeships Info on 1800 210 210.
You may also be eligible for Commonwealth Government incentives through your Australian Apprenticeships Centre. Visit the Australian Apprenticeships website for more information.
Indigenous apprentices and trainees may also be eligible for the ABSTUDY Incidental Allowance [PDF 987kb] to help meet the costs associated with their training. To find out more about this allowance, phone Centrelink's ABSTUDY hotline on 13 23 17 or visit the centrelink website.