HGT can advise you on Government incentive funding available to you. Incentive funding can be a catalyst for you to provide up-skilling to your existing employees resulting in increased productivity for your business.

Who can become a Trainee?

  • Current employees - if they have been employed part-time for less than 12 months or less than 3 months if they have been employed by you fulltime.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Trainee must work a minimum of 20 hours per week.
  • The employee cannot hold a completed qualification higher than Certificate III in any area.
  • The employer must be an Australia Citizen or Permanent Resident.  Some subclass visas may be eligible.

Traineeships Available

  • Food Service
  • Beverage Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Kitchen Service
  • Tourism

Or any combination of these.

Training units selected are customised to suit the trainee's job.


Traineeship training fees will be invoiced after signing of the Training Contract

The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees.

Whilst the State Government through the Department of Training and Workforce Development funds the actual training delivery and assessment Hospitality Group Training is required by the State Government’s VET Fees and Charges Policy 2020 to charge the following Fees:

$3.25 per Nominal Hour of Training 

(Concession Student Fees are charged at $0.97 per Nominal Hour – eligibility conditions apply – see below)

The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Dependent on Units of Competency selected fees will vary, however the following is a general indication:

  • Certificate II Kitchen Operations (SIT20416) approx $750 - $900 (full time nominal term 9 months)
  • Certificate III Hospitality (SIT30616) capped at $1,200 or $400 if aged between 15-24 or are eligible for a concession* (full time nominal term 24 months)
  • Certificate IV Hospitality (SIT40416) approx $2000 (full time nominal term 24 months)

* From 1 January 2020, under the new "lower fees, local skills" program trainees pay only half of the standard course fees for a number of specially selected qualifications. And for these selected qualifications, the course fees will be capped per year so that the maximum course fees paid will be only $1,200 or $400 if aged 15—24 or are eligible for a concession.

Further details available on the "lower fees, local skills" program can be found here https://www.jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/lowerfees

Nominal term for part-time apprenticeship and traineeships, including school-based, are established at a ratio of 1:1.5 of the nominal full-time term unless otherwise specified and published on the list of Prescribed Vocational Education and Training qualifications.

Please note the State Government’s VET Fees and Charges Policy is released in January of each year and is subject to change. As such any Units of Competency not commenced prior to 1 January 2021 will be subject to 2021 fees and may require a “gap fee” to be charged.

HGT will provide a 10 day cooling off period that will apply if a trainee wishes to withdraw from a course, once confirmation and payment has been processed. If a participant wishes to withdraw within the cooling off period they must notify HGT in writing and return all HGT course materials in their original state within 5 working days from the course withdrawal notification.  On receipt of all course materials HGT will refund any payment received, in full.

Should the trainee formally withdraw from the traineeship within three (3) months of commencement the employer may be entitled to a pro rata refund based on training not yet commenced.

NB: Concession Rate student eligibility

Persons and dependents or persons holding a:

  • Health Care Card
  • Pensioner Concession Card
  • Repatriation Health Benefits Card

Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY

Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of Youth Allowance

Secondary school aged person – means a person who has reached 15 years of age but has not reached the end of the calendar year in which their compulsory education period expires, as defined in the School Education Act 1999. In 2019 these persons will be born on or after 1 July 2002.

NB: Exemptions

School Based Trainees are exempt from all Training Fees. 


Courses subsidised by the Department of Training and Workforce Development

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