The Fees Free scheme has been re-instated from 2023. This 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) eligibillity criteria. Check eligibility here.
These costs still need to be invoiced to forestry employers and paid as normal. Once the trainer’s invoice is paid, the employer can claim reimbursement from Competenz Te Pūkenga.
Not sure if you are eligible to claim reimbursement? Use this form to find out.
For any questions about the Fees Free training reimbursement process, please email us.