Training cost reimbursements

Everything employers need to know to make a claim

The first year Fees Free scheme will finish at the end of 2024 and be replaced with a final-year Fees Free scheme starting from January 2025. 

The current scheme covers ākonga (learner) fees for up to two years of training up to $12,000, provided they are enrolled in a programme of 120 credits or more at Level 3 or above and meet the Tertiary Education Commission's (TEC) eligibility criteria.

The first-year Fees Free will continue to operate until 31 December 2025.

Learn more about the changes to the first-year Fees Free policy here.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible to claim reimbursement of your provider’s invoice for a Competenz learner directly from us if:

  • Your employee is enrolled in a Competenz training agreement and is eligible for Fees Free.
  • Your provider invoices you for the training and assessing of an eligible learner and you pay their invoice directly.

Not sure if you are eligible to claim reimbursement? Use this form to find out.

How do I claim reimbursement for Fees Free?

For any questions about the Fees Free training reimbursement process, please email us.

How do I claim reimbursement for TTAF?

Create an invoice for the applicable training costs you are claiming from Competenz.
Email the following to
  1. The completed, signed and scanned declaration form (found in Tab 2 of the spreadsheet)
  2. The completed learners’ details populated in the Excel spreadsheet
  3. Your provider’s invoiced. Your company’s invoice to Competenz
If you have any questions about this process contact your account manager or email us.