What can I expect once I complete my application?

Our NIET team will contact you to confirm your registration/payment. If applying into a full course, we will be able to organise a personalised session to discuss your needs with one of our qualified trainers to discuss course content, outcomes, expectations and workload.

We strongly recommend that you visit NIET to complete this in person, alternatively this can be arranged over the phone.

What happens if I miss my class, or several classes?

If you are unable to come to a short course, you will need to contact NIET prior to the course commencement. NIET are happy to organise another day you can attend (E.g. First Aid courses).

Failure to notify NIET may result in a re-enrolment fee. For all NIET full qualifications, you must notify at your initial interview stage if you have any plans for holidays or work commitments that may interfere with your ability to attend sessions.

NIET will be able to organise a separate action plan to ensure that you are kept up to date and on track!

NIET are extremely flexible and understand that things might come up at late notice. By notifying us ASAP around non attendance, we will be able to support you as best as we can to ensure you complete your qualification.

Please note if several sessions are missed and NIET are not informed, a re-enrolment fee may apply.

What if I don't like my course part way through?

If you would not like to continue with your current course, we strongly advise that you inform your trainer ASAP in writing. Once we have received this notification our Student Support Coordinator will meet with you to discuss your concerns and why you wish to withdraw, and to discuss possible options.

Do I have to find my own practical placement?

NIET currently employs a Student Support Coordinator who will assist you in finding appropriate options for your placement. On your first session, we will give you the opportunity to locate up to 3 facilities/centres where you would like to undertake your placement. We strongly encourage that your start researching and making contact to discuss possible induction and placement options with the employer.

If you are finding the process difficult, or need additional assistance, our Student Support Coordinator will assist you to transition into your placement. Please note you may be required to travel for your placement, and not all local options are always available.

How much homework am I required to do?

NIET will make every effort to cover as much content as possible during the classes. It is a requirement that an assessment is completed with each unit of competency, which may require you to undertake further research and study at home.

During the initial application stages, we will guide you through what homework requirements there are. NIET are able to provide an example of a unit during the initial pre-interview stages to look through with your trainer, prior to you finalising your application.

A note about surveys

Please be advised as a student of NIET, you may receive a NCVER survey and/or an invitation to participate in a Department endorsed project and/or be contacted by the Department for audit and review purposes.

NIET will always welcome feedback both positive and constructive to ensure that we continuously improve and modify our services.


What is accredited training?

An accredited course refers to a single unit of competency, OR full certificate (for example – Certificate II, III, IV etc) that is nationally recognised and is issued as a statement of attainment for both full and partial completions. As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), NIET are registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority to accredit training.

What is non-accredited training?

Non accredited is not nationally recognised, however may still play a vital role in the development of skills. These training programs are generally designed ‘in house’ for the purposes of training new skills without having to complete a single unit of competency for full certificate (for example – Certificate II, III, IV etc). Non accredited training may also act as ‘refresher’ training in some industries.

Fees & Funding

What is government funding and am I eligible?

NIET currently offer students the opportunity to apply for a subsidised place in training and education. The Skills First Program makes vocational training more accessible to people who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification.

Generally you are eligible for a government-subsidised training place if you are:

  • An Australian Citizen
  • An Australian Permanent Resident (holder of a permanent visa)
  • A New Zealand citizen


  • Under 20 years of age
  • Seeking to enrol in a Foundation Skills List course (and do not hold a Diploma or above qualification or are receiving core skills training in other sectors)
  • Seeking to enrol in an apprenticeship
  • 20 years or older and upskilling by seeking to enrol in a course at a higher level than your existing qualification

NIET ensures prospective students are suitable for their chosen course as defined against the Skills First Quality Charter.

What are the fees?

NIET currently charge each student a tuition, and if applicable a resource fee to undertake our programs. Depending on your eligibility for funding under the Skills First Program, your fees may vary and you may be eligible for a subsidy. The course breakdowns are provided individually in the ‘course outline’ section of our website when looking up the course you wish to complete! Otherwise, you may access a full breakdown in the link below.

NIET 2018 Statement of Fees

Contact us today on (03) 9770 1633 to check if you are eligible!

What payment methods are available?

Payment methods include cash, cheque or credit/debit card. Payment over the phone can be arranged with a debit or credit card by contacting one of our friendly staff.

Payment plans are also available, and minimal deposits vary (only applies to full courses) depending on the qualification you are choosing.

The payment plan attracts an additional $50.00 (incorporated into your payments) and is valid up to the 8th week of training. Please refer to our student information handbook for further information.

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