How much does training with us cost?

You may be eligible to access State Government funding to enrol in our education and training courses through the Skills First Program.  If you are eligible the Government will contribute to the cost of training. Your eligibility will be determined by our staff members before you enrol. If you are not eligible for funding through the State Government, a Fee For Service (FFS) arrangement will apply. Payment plans are available on request.


We will inform you in advance of the fees and charges you will have to pay. Tuition fees will be calculated for student separately. This is because a number of factors can affect the calculation such as the Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. Where applicable, we apply 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).


For 'on the job' training, fee information is provided at the first sign up interview.


A student is eligible to only pay the concession fee if they have one of the following:
  • Health Care Card issued by the Commonwealth;

  • Pensioner Concession Card; or

  • Veteran's Gold Card; or

  • The concessions also apply to a dependant spouse or dependant child of a card holder.

Other concession entitlements

A student who does not hold a concession card is entitled to a concession if they:
  • self-identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, for training at any level

  • are referred to training under the Asylum Seeker VET Program for training at Certificate IV level or below

Students can also get concession if they are eligible to participate in the JobTrainer Program.

Fee waivers

At BRACE we want every member of our community to have fair and equitable access to our courses no matter their financial situation and therefore other circumstances may be considered in granting a concession or exemption.


A tuition fee waiver is granted to persons that have been issued with a referral from a Government contracted agency and does not extend to any other fees. Enrolment will be subject to the availability of places and to the same eligibility requirements applicable to other enrolments.

  • Skills First Youth Access Initiative is to support and encourage participation in training by young people (24 years of age or under) who have been or are currently, Youth Justice Orders or Child Protection Orders, or are residents of an Education First Youth Foyer. BRACE as a Learn Local organisation must grant a Fee waiver to Skills First Students who meets the criteria. For more information contact BRACE on 03 9781 3388.

  • Asylum Seekers and Victims of Human trafficking are currently exempt from the citizenship/residency eligibility requirements of the Skills First Program for courses. However all other eligibility criteria apply.

Refund Policy

The following outlines our Refund policy:
  • 100% refund if BRACE cancels the course

  • If a student withdraws from a course at any time up until four weeks after the commencement of that course, and gives written notice five days in advance, then BRACE will refund a percentage of the tuition/administration fee paid in respect of the course. This refund amount will be determined by the relevant unit manager, and will cover costs incurred.

  • If the student advises BRACE in writing five days prior to course commencement that they are withdrawing from training, then BRACE will refund the full tuition fee and any other fees and charges paid by or on behalf of the participant.

  • A refund administration fee of up to $55.00 may apply.

Fee for service

For all training not funded through either the State or Federal Government, a Fee For Service (FFS) will apply.
Note: The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student services and amenity fees.