VET study to cost less
VOCATIONAL education will become a lot cheaper for low-income earners if states agree to a plan announced by the Federal Government this month.
Under the proposal, there will be no upfront fees for any student pursuing a VET diploma or advanced diploma, except for students whose income exceeds the minimum threshold.
The plan also would ensure all students studying entry-level courses – in sectors such as health, business, hospitality, communications, construction and transport – would be guaranteed a government-subsidised training place.
According to Prime Minister Julia Gillard, students undertaking these studies had to fork out upfront fees of up to $2500.