Student Contribution Fees - COMPLETED PROGRAM

Changes to the CSQ Student Contribution Fees (tuition fees) Program

The Student Contribution Fees (tuition fees) Program has completed on 30 September 2015.

What other help might be available?

Minimum conditions at work can come from registered agreements, awards or legislation.  Under Modern Awards, fees charged by RTOs and the cost of all prescribed textbooks for the apprenticeship, which are paid by an apprentice, are required to be reimbursed by the employer or paid directly to the RTO by the employer on behalf of the apprentice.
For further information on work conditions for apprentices and trainees visit the Fair Work website.

The Australian Government provides a range of incentives when apprentices commence, recommence and complete their training.  Incentives are subject to eligibility criteria, waiting periods and time limits being met.  More information is available on the Australian Apprenticeships website.

Australian Apprenticeship Support Network providers offer a range of free services including assessing eligibility for incentives.  Queensland’s providers are:

The Queensland Government also provides support including:
  • User Choice – a funding contribution towards the cost of off-the-job training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees
  • Year 12 Graduate Fee Free Training – Queensland Year 12 graduates can access fee-free training in eligible qualifications, including some building and construction qualifications, if they start training with an approved training provider within a year of leaving school
  • Travel and Accommodation subsidies – eligible apprentices and trainees may apply for the Travel and Accommodation subsidy to assist those who are required to travel at least 100kms return to attend training in relation to their apprenticeship or traineeship
  • Back to Work - providing a range of initiatives to provide support to employers and jobseekers in regional Queensland.

For further advice contact the Department of Education and Training on 1300 369 935 or go to and

This information is correct as at: 2/20/2018. Please visit the website to view the most up-to-date information.

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