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Fees and Funding Information

Overview of Fees and Funding of our Training Services

This page contains important information regarding the costs and accompanying fees associated with our training services based on the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) framework.

The Federal Government and each individual State Government have a range of incentives & funding available to workers undertaking apprenticeships & traineeships – These vary according to your specific situation, location and /or qualification.

For further details please refer to the links below


Payment of all refunds, to students who are entitled to a refund, are in accordance with the following refund policy.

ACFA will strive to maintain its highly competitive fee structure, as well as its fair and equitable refund policy.

Payment of all refunds is made within one week (seven days) of application for refund.
Written notification of withdrawal from a training program must be provided by a student to apply for a refund for a course.  This may be via letter, email or the completion of the refund form.

  • There is no refund applicable where a student has commenced their course/unit.
  • There is no refund to participants who do not obtain their qualification after assessment.
  • There is no refund for recognition of prior learning assessments after enrolment, where
  • Recognition resources and services have been supplied to the student.
  • ACFA does not accept liability for loss or damage suffered in the event of withdrawal from a course by a student.
  • ACFA provides a full refund to all students, should there be a need for ACFA to cancel a course.  In the first instance ACFA will (where possible) provide an opportunity for the student to attend another scheduled course.
  • If ACFA cancels a course, students do not have to apply for a refund, ACFA will process the refunds automatically.
  • Refunds for cancellation of enrolments in individual courses are granted on a sliding scale:
  • Students have 21 days from invoice date to receive a full refund with no penalty. After the 21 days the following fees apply.
Refund TypeDescriptionNotification RequirementsNon-refundable feeRefund
Enrolment cancellation (Training NOT Commenced and prior to the withdrawal with no penalty date)All individual unit NOT commenced/attended/completed from within the qualification/Accredited course.In writing to ACFA within the "no penalty" date determined by ACFAFull RefundFull Refund
Course cancellation by ACFACancellation of a course by ACFA (for any reason)N/AFull RefundFull Refund
Withdrawal from course within the "Withdrawal with no penalty" dayWithdrawal from Training - for all individual units commenced /attended/completed from within the qualification/Accredited course.In writing to ACFA within the "no penalty" date determined by ACFAFull RefundFull Refund
Withdrawal from Course beyond the "Withdrawal with no penalty" dayWithdrawal from Training - for all individual units commenced /attended/completed from within the qualification/Accredited course.In writing to ACFA within the "no penalty" date determined by ACFA$150 administration and processing feeNo refund, In some cases upon the discretion of the Management, the Calculated Refund less the administration and processing fee
PartialWhere recognition of prior learning and/or credit transfer has been granted after enrolmentN/A$150 administration and processing feeAs per provider calculator (for Smart and Skilled training)
Withdrawal - "not on their own accord"Where training ceased due to RTO closure or termination of funding contractN/A$150 administration and processing feeFull refund less administration fee or referral to a different service provider

Refunds for cancellation of enrolments in full qualifications are subject to the following refund formula.

Fee TypeDescriptionFee
Enrolment cancellation feeRTO administrative processes for processing of enrolment, reporting and other administrative actions related to cancellation$150.00 per qualification
Unit Fee - CommencedFor all individual units commenced / attended / completed from within the qualification / Accredited courseFull Unit fee payable by the student, Nil Refund
Unit Fee - Not CommencedFor all individual units NOT commenced / attended / completed from within the qualification / Accredited courseFull Unit fee paid by the student is Refunded

Student Resource Fee

Student resources will be available through ACFA online Learn Centre.

Students will be provided with an individual logon and will be able to access their student Learner Resources and Assessment Workbooks on-line at any time.

This new online learning environment will also allow students to submit their Assessment Workbooks and Portfolios / Projects on completion ready for assessment by their ACFA Assessor.

DEFAULT OPTION: Online Resources – Free of charge

Students will automatically receive Online Resources unless Printed / Mailed Resources has been selected below.

Upon confirmation of enrolment, students will be able to access both Learner Resources and Assessment Workbooks via ACFA Learn Centre using their individual login details.

ALTERNATE OPTION: Printed / Mailed Resources – On Application with Cost Charged upon Approval

Printed Resources will be sent to students prior to assessment visits.  If students wish to utilise this option a Resource Fee will be administered per year to cover the cost of delivery charges.

**Prior to commencing enrolment for the year, students will be asked to nominate their preferred options.

ACFA may issue a refund (Less administration charge) if:

  • If you provide ACFA with written notification that you wish to withdraw from training before the Induction / Training Commencement, less the Administration Fee.
  • When Student is unable to attend due to extended hospitalisation/ prolonged illness (more than 6 weeks) / pregnancy / childbirth. (Medical certificate may be required).
  • You enrolled in a course that has been cancelled by ACFA

ACFA will NOT issue a refund if:

  • There are changes to work hours
  • Moving interstate
  • Job change or retrenchment
  • Student who leaves before full course completion

How to apply for a Refund:

  1. You will be required to complete a “ACFA Withdrawal from Training Form”.
  2. On approval of application, the reimbursement procedure may take up to 28 days.
  3. This will also incur a “Refund Administration Fee” to cover administration costs.

Training General Information & Forms:


  • Fees are due at the commencement of each semester
  • Fees below are current for 2024 only
  • Please note ACFA charge a semester fee to ensure we do not exceed the $1500 yearly threshold for student enrolment fees
Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology (All Pathways) - RPL
Members = $2200
Non-Members = $2400
Kitchen Bathroom Laundry Renovators Upgrade
Existing Students
For existing students who have already completed 4 of the 6 units required for the KBLR, the cost will be;
Enrolment Fee: $350
(If the student has already completed their course)
$275 per unit that requires RPL
EG: $900 for 2x units + Enrolment Fee.

If the student is still undertaking their training, the enrolment fee is waived.

New Students
ACFA Members = $1650
Non-Members = $2000
(*above prices includes enrolment fee)
Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology + KBLR
Members $2900
Non-Members $3290
Individual UnitsEnrolment Fee: $350
Cost per unit: $275
Fee for Services Training
(for VIC, ACT & South-East QLD Only)
ACFA Member: $2000 per year ($1000 every 6 months)
Non-Member: $2600 per year ($1300 every 6 months)
Student Resource Fee (Printed):POA - Minimum $500 per year


Recommencement Fee (Suspended Training):  $100
Administration Fee (Refund & Cancellation):  $100
Re-Issue Certificate / SOA:  $55


Student fees will increase if you are assessed as ‘not yet competent’ by Recognition of Prior Learning in any of the units of competency and are required to undertake training and assessment. The maximum fee for a full course is capped at $3500.

Member Discount

If you are a ACFA Member you are entitled to a discount on your RPL cost as outlined in the table above. Simply state your member number during your enquiries and our Admission Staff will ensure to apply the discount.

Existing Student Discount

For existing ACFA students who enrol in KBLR upgrade within 60 days of completing your apprenticeship training, ACFA will provide you with a up to 50% discount on your KBLR Enrolment fee.

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