To be considered for an exemption / concession from the new entrant traineeship or Smart & Skilled full qualification enrolment fee you must meet one of the eligibility criteria listed below. You must be receiving the relevant entitlement at the time of enrolment and this form must be completed and submitted to KARBEN Training Solutions within 14 days of enrolment or you forfeit your right to a fee exemption. No other grounds will be recognised.
Concession fees are discounted fees for disadvantaged students. Concessions are a flat fee for the qualification level. A student who receives a specified Commonwealth benefit or allowance is eligible for a concession fee for a qualification up to and including Certificate IV (no concessions available for Diploma level qualifications). A student who is receiving a special benefit or allowance at the time of enrolment is eligible for a concession.
The concession fee is also available to a student who is a dependant of a person receiving a specified Commonwealth Government welfare benefit or allowance. To be eligible for the concession the person who the student is dependant of must be receiving the benefit or allowance at the time of enrolment.
Students who qualify for a fee exemption are:
Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
People with a disability(ies)
Refugees and asylum seekers
Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarships are a category of "Fee Exemption"; meaning that Fee-Free Scholarship recipients are exempt from paying student fees. Smart and Skilled eligible students undertaking a full qualification up to and including Certificate IV may be eligible for a Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarship and are:
aged between 15 and 30 (inclusive) at the start date for training and eligible for a concession fee i.e. a Commonwealth Government welfare recipient; or
commencing in training from 1 January 2016 and meet the Out-of-Home Care definition at the time of enrolment and are aged 15-17 years and currently in out-of-home care, or aged 18-30 years and previously in out-of-home care; or
aged 15 and over, commencing in training 1 July 2016 and be able to disclose at enrolment that they meet the domestic and family violence definition.
Individuals are eligible for one scholarship per financial year (commencing 1 July 2015) and a maximum of two scholarships over four financial years (ending June 2019). There is a limit of 50,000 Smart & Skilled Fee-Free Scholarships per financial year.