Apprenticeships are funded by the Queensland Government under the User Choice Policy 2017-2020. User Choice provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queensland Apprentices and Trainees. Student contribution fees are set under this policy at $1.60 per nominal hour. For students who meet the eligibility criteria for partial exemption, the cost will be reduced to 40% of the standard student contribution fees (Partial exemption fee — calculated at $1.60 per nominal hour for unit of competency x 40%). These fees will be reviewed annually by the Queensland Government and may be altered at various times throughout your training at their discretion.
In circumstances where a student undertakes more than one apprenticeship or traineeship at the same time, the student will only receive the government contribution for the qualification nominated in the first Training Contract registered.
In addition, apprentices and trainees, including SATs (School-based apprenticeships and traineeships), can only receive a maximum of two government funding contributions under the current User Choice program.
For more information on User Choice funding and eligibility contact us directly on 13 18 30 or see: https://training.qld.gov.au/providers/funded/userchoice.