The Fair Work Commission decided to include employer reimbursement of training fees in most modern awards from 1 January 2015. Awards and conditions including employer contributions to training costs are set independently of the Australian Government by the Fair Work Commission. Check with the Fair Work Ombudsman on 13 13 94 or visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website for more information on entitlements.

Where the off-the-job training is not covered by an employment award or agreement, the decision about who pays for the formal off-the-job training is an arrangement between the Australian Apprentice and the employer.

Training costs for selected Australian Apprenticeships can also be subsidised under User Choice.