FEE FREEZE: GREATER CERTAINTY FOR STUDENTS ACCESSING TRAINING IN 2016
Written on the 6 November 2015 by Kevin ConollyMember for Riverstone, Kevin Conolly said local residents looking to undertake training to obtain a job or reskill will benefit, after the NSW Government announced fees for government subsidised vocational education and training will be fixed at 2015 levels for most qualifications.
"There are so many options for people looking to build their skills or get a qualification to secure their dream job," Mr Conolly said."The NSW Government supports more than 750 qualifications in areas of demand, and the good news for prospective students is that next year, the majority of course fees will stay at 2015 levels.
"Many people in our local area will see vocational training become more affordable - trainees will benefit from a $1,000 cap on the cost of traineeships."There are also a range of opportunities that locals can take advantage of to get the skills they need to kickstart their career including fee-free scholarships, STEM scholarships and free pre-traineeship and pre-apprenticeship courses," Mr Conolly said.
From 2016, the NSW Government is investing in a range of initiatives to make it easier for young people to access high quality, affordable training, including:
For more information visit www.training.nsw.gov.au
Author: Kevin Conolly
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