FAQS for Employers - Fee Free Apprenticeships

 
  1. I have reimbursed my apprentice for the student fee they have paid. Am I eligible for a refund?

    If your apprentice started their training with their training provider before 1 July 2018 you are not eligible for a refund.

    If your apprentice’s training with their training provider does not start until 1 July 2018 or later, you should contact the training provider to arrange a refund.

  2. I have paid the student fee to the training provider. Am I eligible for a refund?

    If your apprentice started their training with their training provider before 1 July 2018 you are not eligible for a refund.

    If your apprentice’s training with their training provider does not start until 1 July 2018 or later, you should contact the training provider to arrange a refund.

  3. I signed a training contract with my apprentice recently but haven’t paid a fee yet. Is this training now free?

    As long as the training provider has not commenced training delivery with your apprentice before 1 July 2018, you will not have to pay a fee. This applies even if you signed a training contract before 1 July 2018.

  4. My apprentice started training with their training provider last year. I have paid part of my apprentice’s student fee to the training provider. Do I still need to pay the outstanding amount?
  5. Yes, fee-free apprenticeship training is only for apprenticeships which start their training with their training provider from 1 July 2018 or later. You will still need to pay the outstanding fee to the training provider.