From 1 January 2018, tertiary education will be fees-free for eligible first time tertiary students.
For new HITO apprentices this could mean funding for up to 2 years which will cover most, if not all, of your apprenticeship fees.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do my apprenticeship fees cover?
The costs associated with an apprentice completing their qualification over a three-year period include:
- Off-job training
- HITO workbooks
- Training record book
- Employer manual
- Finals assessments
- Online learning system
- HITO support
The fees can be reduced if the apprentice finishes their qualification in less than 3 years. Please contact us for details on this if you think you’ll finish early, or if you’re doing Qualification by Experience.
How much are the fees?
Apprenticeship fees are $1560 per year for the duration of your programme.
You can pay this via Direct Debit at $30 per week.
Your direct debit payments stop when you complete your qualification.
Information about fees for Qualification by Experience can be found here: Qualification by Experience.
Can fees be paid in one lump sum?
Yes. Annual fees are $1560, and you receive a 10% discount for paying in full – a total of $1404 per year.
How are the fees paid?
Fees can be paid:
- via Direct Debit $30 per week. Direct Debit form will be provided on sign-up.
- Paid in full (Bank Transfer or Credit card)
What happens if a payment doesn’t go through?
There is a dishonour fee of up to $14.95 per missed payment. The owner of the account is responsible for the dishonour fee.
What if I finish my qualification early?
If you finish your qualification early or end your training agreement, your direct debit payments will stop.