No fees

The Government is covering the cost of all apprenticeships for new and existing apprentices until 2023.  That means there are no fees for learners or employers.

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The government initiative Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) is supporting learners to undertake vocational education and training at no cost.

Who is entitled to a free apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are now FREE for all new and current BCITO apprentices enrolled in a TEC-funded apprenticeship programme in all of our 15 trades, including those completing any of our Supervisor Programmes.  This is for everyone. Whatever your age, even if you've got a higher level qualification or have completed other training - BCITO apprenticeships are now FREE.  

Sole Traders who are enrolled to have their existing experience recognised are excluded.

Are all BCITO apprentice programmes free?


You don't have to apply - it just happens

There's nothing you need to do.  This is an automatic entitlement.

What type of fees are covered?

The fees covered are those that would normally be paid to BCITO for training and aromatawai. These include:

  • Sign-up fees
  • Annual/anniversary fees
  • Off-job training (block course)  fees where those courses are compulsory to attend.

What type of fees are not covered?

  • Non-compulsory BCITO night class fees and any other non-compulsory course fees.