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Private Training Courses

If you are considering undertaking a private training course there are certain things you should consider. Remember: private trainers are businesses wanting to sell a product. Buyers have to be aware of risks, and should choose courses and colleges with care.

If you are considering undertaking a private training course there are certain things you should consider. Private training can be very expensive, and you will want to get value for money. Be wary when paying any fees for training.

Remember: private trainers are businesses wanting to sell a product. Buyers have to be aware of risks, and should choose courses and colleges with care. Remember, many private training courses are offered without any government approval. You have to make the choice. It’s your time and money.

Here’s a short checklist to help you make the best decision:

  1. Find out what is on offer
  2. Enrol in an officially recognised course
  3. If the college/course is not officially recognised, get more information about these things:
    1. Industry acceptance
    2. Resources
    3. Financial arrangements
  4. Youth Allowance and Austudy eligibility
  5. Be a smart consumer!
  6. Problem industries
  7. Know where to refer problems

More information about each of these points can be found in the attached fact sheet, which we recommend you download.

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