Who is required to pay for trade school fees?

Reimbursement of training costs is the responsibility of the employer.

Training fees and textbook costs need to be reimbursed within:

  • 6 months of starting the apprenticeship or a stage of the apprenticeship (eg. start of second year) or;
  • 3 months of starting training with the training organisation (whichever is later).

This information is within the following awards:

  • Building and Construction General On-site Award [MA000020]
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Contracting Award [MA000025]
  • Plumbing and Fire Sprinklers Award [MA000036]