How much does training with BRACE cost?
As of 1 July 2012, where a learner is eligible for State Government funding a tuition fee will apply. All fees will be administered in accordance with the 2015 Guidelines about fees.
A tuition fee is charged to each learner who participates in a Training Program with BRACE. Fees are calculated on the basis of the hours of training to be undertaken within a calendar year.
BRACE will inform learners in advance of the fees and charges they will have to pay. Tuition fees will be calculated for each learner separately. This is because a number of factors can affect the calculation such as the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.
Where applicable, BRACE applies a concession fee on tuition fees. Proof of concession card is required. (Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioners Concession card or Veteran's Gold Care, Indigenous students).
Please note: For 'on the job' training, fee information is provided at the first sign up interview.
Fee for service
If it is determined that you are ineligible for Government Funding, a fee for service arrangement will apply. Flexible payment options are available.
Industry short courses
BRACE provides a range of industry short courses. Please contact one of our BRACE team on 5337 9000 (Ballarat & Regional Victoria) and 9781 3388 (Frankston, Cheltenham and Dandenong) for fees and charges.
Funded and Non-Funded Courses
What if I can't undertake or complete a course? Will I get a refund?
If you withdraw and provide us with written notice of your withdrawal from a course or traineeship within 4 weeks of the course/traineeship commencing, then you will receive a full refund of the fees paid (less a $55 administration charge).
For courses up to 15 hours duration. If you withdraw 24 prior to the course commencing and you do not wish to transfer to one of our other courses, then you will receive a full refund of the fees paid (less a $10 administration charge).