Skills Active Fees

Click here to download a copy of our fees as of November, 2017.


Please note: Fees vary depending on which qualification you choose, how it is assessed, and how much support your workplace offers you. To find out the cost for a specific qualification, please contact a Learning Support Advisor in your region.  


What fees free means for industry training


With the announcement of the Government’s fees free initiative, the team at Skills Active were excited to learn that fees free apply for the first two years of industry training, for learners enrolling in eligible programmes from 2018 onwards.


Eligible learners


To meet the requirements for fees-free industry training, learners must:


• Be allowed to work in New Zealand

• Not be enrolled in school when your programme starts

• Either have been enrolled at school in 2017 or 2018, or not have completed previous study or training of more than 60 credits at Level 3, except while you were at school.


To find out if you are eligible, you can enter your details at or phone the Fees Free call centre on 0800 687 775.


Read the ‘Quick Guide for Learners Enrolling in Industry Training’ here.


Eligible programmes


To be eligible for fees-free funding, the industry training programme must:


• Start in 2018

• Be funded by the Tertiary Education Commission

• Be recognised by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority

• Be at Level 3 or above on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework

• For industry training only, be at least 120 credits


Here at Skills Active, we are working quickly to identify eligible programmes, and implement operational changes required to enrol eligible learners who are starting their training in 2018.


Potential ineligibility


In some cases, signing up to industry training can make you ineligible for future fees free study or training. This happens when completing the industry training programme means you have completed study or training totalling more than 60 credits at Level 3 or above.


For more information about the fees free requirements for industry training, please contact your regional learning support advisor.