Skills First Program

The following qualifications are delivered under the Victorian Government Skills First Program. Eligibility criteria must be met to access funding.

Enrolling in any Avante Eucation course under the Skills First Program can affect your access to future Government subsidised training.

The student fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Here's the full Statement of Fees with a more detailed breakdown than the table below.

Statement of Fees Breakdown

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Statement of Fees Table

QualificationsGovernment Funding Available?Maximum Tuition FeeHourly Tuition FeeMaximum Indicative Government ContributionHourly Subsidy RateProposed Tuition Fee (Paid By Learners)Enrolment Fee
Course Consumables FeeLearner Resources (Digital)***Learner Resources (Hardcopy)***Kit CostTECHkit****RPL ApplicationRPL Full Assessment FeeRPL Per Unit Fee
SHB20216 - Certificate II in Salon Assistant (Traineeship Only)Yes$3,910$11.50$3,400$10.00$0$200$270$80$500$420$480$200$850$80
SHB30416 - Certificate III in Hairdressing (Non-Apprenticeship)Yes$12,132.50$11.50$8,947.50$8.50$0$200$270$80$500$1395$480$200$2,800$100
SHB30416 - Certificate III in Hairdressing (Apprenticeship)YesN/AN/A$13,187.50$12.50$0$200$270$80$500$1395$480N/AN/AN/A
SHB40216 - Certificate IV in HairdressingYes$5,922.50$11.50$3,605.00$7$0$200$270$80$500$1395$480$200$2,500$120
SHB30516 - Certificate III in Barbering (Non-Apprenticeship)Yes$9,717.50$11.50$7,182.50$8.50$0$200$270$80$500$1395$480$200$2,800$100
SHB30516 - Certificate III in Barbering (Apprenticeship) (Apprenticeship)YesN/A$11.50$10,562.50$12.50$0$200$270$80$500$750$480N/AN/AN/A
SHB20116 - Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics (Traineeship OnlyYes$5,002.50$11.50$2,610$6$0$200$270$80$500$420$480$200$850$80
SHB40115 - Certificate IV in Beauty TherapyYes$11,224.00$11.50$5,856$6$0$200$0$80$500$1,795$480$200$2,500$120
CPC40110 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)Yes$9,430.00$11.50$9,430$11.50$0$200$0$80$500N/A$480$200$2,800$235
CPC50210 - Diploma of Building & Construction (Building)Yes$11,760.00$7.50$11,760$7$0$200$0$80$500N/A$480$200$4,200$235
CPC60212 - Advanced Diploma of Building & ConstructionNo (RPL Only)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A$5,950$680
CPC32413 - Certificate III in PlumbingNo (RPL Only)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A$6,800$200
CPC30211 - Certificate III in CarpentryNo (RPL Only)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A$4,200$200
CPC32612 - Certificate III in Roof PlumbingNo (RPL Only)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A$4,200$200
CPC40912 - Certificate IV in Plumbing and ServicesNo (RPL Only)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A$4,200$200

The learner tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Eligibility for the Skills First Program will be assessed by a member of our enrolment team prior to enrolment.

Fee For Service
Fee for service rates apply to those applicants who do not meet the eligibility for funding under the Skills First Program

We have tried our best to make our rates competitive and do not charge an extra tuition fee, therefore a concession card does not affect any fees or funding.

Kit Cost may vary according to Learner’s requirement and chosen electives.

The TECHkit is applicable for students who do not meet our minimum requirements in Avante Education’s BYOD Policy

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