Terms and Conditions

APPRENTICESHIP TUITION FEES

Tuition fees are the non-government financial contribution to the cost of the training and assessment services provided by the Preferred Qualified Supplier (PQS), Eligible apprentices and trainees that meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged student tuition fees of $1.60 per nominal hour, which are subject to change. Tuition fees are invoiced at the commencement of each training block.

Partial exemption

Eligible students will be charged 40 per cent of the tuition fees where the participant falls into one or more of the following exemptions;

  • The participant was or will be under 17 years of age at the end of February in the year in which they undertake training, and the participant is not at school and has not completed year 12.
  • The participant holds a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, and is named on the card.
  • The participant issues the PQS with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the participant, his or her partner or the person of whom the participant is a dependant, is entitled to concessions under a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card.
  • The participant is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. Acceptable evidence is as stated on the Training Contract and AVETMISS VET Enrolment Form.
Full exemption

Eligible students will not be changed tuition fees where the participant falls into one or more of the following exemption;

  • Where payment of the student contribution fee would cause extreme financial hardship, then the PQS may waive these fees.
  • The participant is a school-based apprentice or trainee.
  • The participant is undertaking a qualification as part of the Skilling Queenslanders for Work – Work Skills Traineeship program.
  • Commences an apprenticeship/traineeship within 12 months of completing Year 12 (that is, by the end of the calendar year following completion of Year 12.
  • Where credit transfer/national recognition has been applied to a unit of competency (please be aware that the student will still be required to pay tuition fees for units of competencies that have not been granted competent from prior learning).

FEES

The tables below lists the maximum costs per block covering all aspects of training, these fees will be invoiced at the commencement of each block.

CPC32413 – Certificate III in Plumbing
  • $321.60

    Stage 1

  • $121.60

    Stage 2

  • $196.80

    Stage 3

  • $198.40

    Stage 4

  • $188.80

    Stage 5

  • $147.20

    Stage 6

  • $128.00

    Stage 7

  • $96.00

    Stage 8

  • $182.40

    Stage 9

  • $86.40

    Stage 10

  • $1,667.20

    Total

CPC32513 – Certificate III in Plumbing (Mechanical)
  • $321.60

    Stage 1

  • $121.60

    Stage 2

  • $196.80

    Stage 3

  • $198.40

    Stage 4

  • $188.80

    Stage 5

  • $147.20

    Stage 6

  • $60.80

    Stage 7

  • $264.00

    Stage 8

  • $182.40

    Stage 9

  • $86.40

    Stage 10

  • $1,768.00

    Total

CPC32813 – Certificate III in Fire Protection
  • $270.40

    Skills 1

  • $163.20

    Skills 2

  • $73.60

    Skills 3

  • $537.60

    Installation 1

  • $216.00

    Installation 2

  • $403.20

    Test & Service 1

  • $174.40

    Test & Service 2

  • $1,838.40

    Total

CPC32813 – Certificate III in Fire Protection (for Western Australia)
  • $423.72

    Skills 1

  • $283.92

    Skills 2

  • $169.00

    Skills 3

  • $682.50

    Installation 1

  • $533.00

    Installation 2

  • $559.00

    Test & Service 1

  • $299.00

    Test & Service 2

  • $2,950.14

    Total

UEE31011 – Certificate III in Fire Protection Control
  • $420.80

    Stage 1

  • $608.00

    Stage 2

  • $608.00

    Stage 3

  • $1,636.80

    Total

UEE31011 – Certificate III in Fire Protection Control (for Western Australian students)
  • $780.00

    Stage 1

  • $1,228.50

    Stage 2

  • $1,053.00

    Stage 3

  • $3,061.50

    Total


POST TRADE COURSE FEES

All course fees are payable in advance upon enrolment and must be cleared funds in the bank before training services are provided. If course cost is above $1,500 you will only be required to pay $1,500 deposit at enrolment and a payment schedule will be developed for the remaining course fees.

Payment can be received in the form of electronic funds transfer, Visa/MasterCard or cheque made payable to The Service Trades College Australia.

The Service Trades College Australia employs financial management strategies to protect fees paid in advance.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUND OF FEES

STC is committed to offering the best possible training and assessment products and services to its students and corporate clients.

STC reserves the right to cancel a course if an insufficient number of students enrol in it. For the same reason STC may change or postpone course dates when circumstances beyond its control require it to do so. The student or employer will be provided an alternative date. STC reserves the right to provide an alternative date within a reasonable time frame, which will be no longer than 6 weeks from the date of cancellation. Where alternative training dates do not suit the student or employer, within 7 days of being notified of the new date, a full refund of fees will be made within 30 days of receipt of application for refund.

A student or employer is able to cancel a course within 10 days of the enrolment confirmation date (Cooling off period). Upon confirmation of cancellation within the cooling off period, the student or employer is eligible to receive a reimbursement of the full course fee. After the cooling off period has lapsed or if the student has accessed learning resources, the student or employer waives his/her/their right to request a refund.

Further, STC recognises that there may be special circumstances whereby students or corporate clients may have to cancel their course/unit of competency/module and where appropriate seek a refund of fees and charges. Clients who wish to cancel a course/unit of competency/module will need to apply for a refund of fees in writing to STC by completing a Refund Request Form, stating the reason for the request for refund and where applicable, including evidence to substantiate the claim submitted to STC General Manager for processing.

The first initial response from STC for these types of requests will be a review of the student’s circumstance with a view to approving an extension of time to finish the course.

The College reserves the right to consider and approve each refund application on a case by case basis in light of each students or employers differing circumstances.

Refunds will be calculated according to the following:

More than 10 days before course starts:
Full refund of all fees, less $200 administration fee.

4 – 9 days before course starts:
50% refund of fees.

Within 4 days of course starting:
No refund of any fees.

After commencement of course:
No refund of any fees.

Online/correspondence courses:

Within 10 days of the enrolment confirmation date (cooling off period):
Full refund of fees.


Right to Information and Privacy

The Service Trades College Australia recognises that privacy and security of personal information is important to our students. To ensure the highest standards are maintained, we have implemented the Information Privacy Act 2009.

The Act also allows you to access and alter your personal information to ensure its accuracy.

The Service Trades College Australia will be collecting your personal information (e.g. enrolment form) to use and disclose for the following purposes:

  • To process and manage your enrolment, attendance and progress of your training
  • To report completion and assessment items to relevant external agencies and parties
  • To undertake administrative tasks essential to the functioning of The College, and
  • To manage future enrolments at The Service Trades College Australia.

As a matter of routine, your personal information (including attendance details, progress, and results) will be disclosed to following people, agencies and organisations:

  • If you are a school-based apprentice or trainee – your school, the Queensland Studies Authority and the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (for your results only).
  • If you are enrolled in training paid for by your employer, or in which you consent to release information to your employer – your employer.
  • If you are an apprentice or trainee – your employer / host employer.
  • Government departments and agencies and authorized VET related bodies.
  • If you are under the age of 18 – your parent / guardian (unless you have advised that you are estranged from them, you are classified as dependent).

Complaints and Appeals

STC will ensure that the complaints process allows for the making of a complaint regarding:

  • The actions of STC as a company;
  • The actions of STC trainers, assessors, or staff members;
  • Any learner of STC; or
  • Any other party with whom STC has a relationship, including any third party who is providing services on its behalf.

It is the policy of STC to ensure that the appeals process allows for the making of an appeal against any decision made by STC a staff member or a third party contractually bound to the RTO, including but not limited to:

  • Assessment decisions;
  • Disciplinary decisions;
  • Refund or other fee decisions; or
  • Any other decision.

The complaints and appeals process will:

  • Be based on the principles of natural justice;
  • Be made publicly available through the STC administration;
  • Be published in the STC Learner Handbook;
  • Ensure that all formal complaints or appeals are acknowledged in writing;
  • Be finalised within 60 days, with a target set for the finalisation of all complaints or appeals within 30 days;
  • Make provision for informing the complainant or appellant of the reason finalisation cannot be made within 60 days, where this is true;
  • Ensure that a complainant or appellant is continuously kept notified as to the status of their complaint or appeal;
  • Provide for an independent third-party to review the complaint or appeal if the complainant or appellant deems it necessary; and
  • Make provision for the secure storage of records related to the complaint or appeal.

When a complaint or appeal is filed, the appropriate process has been conducted, and the complaint or appeal is concluded, it will be used as a key input into the improvement systems of the organisation. The Chief Executive Officer, or their elected delegate, will ensure that the complaint or appeal is analysed to determine the cause and, where possible, actions are taken to prevent recurrence of the cause.


Policies

Code of Conduct

The Service Trades College reserves the right to cease or cancel any enrolment and/or studies in a situation where student is deemed in breach of any of the following acts:

  • Workplace Health and Safety Act. 1995
  • Anti-discrimination Act. 1991
  • Vocational Education, Training and Employment Act. 2000
  • The Privacy Act. 1988
Student Records

All student records are maintained with full confidentiality, and will be shared with authorised individuals as per student’s advice (Student to sign Student Authority to Release Information Form).

Feedback

Feedback is required in writing and addressed to the Education Training Coordinator, via email info@tstca.com.au. TSTCA will respond within 14 business working days respectively.

STUDENT HANDBOOK

AQTF AUDIT

JIST AUDIT

AUDIT TABLE FOR USER CHOICE

TSTCA REFUND FORM

AUTHORITY TO RELEASE INFORMATION

Please contact The Service Trades College on
(07) 3255 5698 if you have any questions about any of the information on this page.

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