Courses can be paid for in various ways:
Full Fee for Service:
Fee for service training involves the trainee/student/employer to pay all the costs for the full program. This does not involve any government subsidies.
Fee for service can seem costly but ARO only invoices students in increments. We do not expect the full fee up front and we will arrange a payment plan to suit your needs.
There is a lot more flexibility in paying for courses yourself, so speak with your tax accountant & you might be surprised how much you could claim back on your tax as professional development costs. Self Education Expenses link to ATO
Please follow the link here to see the Fee for Service Costs
If you are employed and want to study, you may consider a traineeship. There may be some benefits for your employer while you study. You can also use your job experience to go towards your qualification.
You can find further information from:
Australian Apprenticeship Centres:
Work Ready Subsidised
These courses are funded through the Government of South Australia’s WorkReady initiative. Under this government scheme, you may be eligible from 31st of July 2015 for subsidised training courses as ARO Educational Services is a “WorkReady” Training Provider.
For more information on “WorkReady” go to: www.skills.sa.gov.au
To see if you are eligible for subsidised training courses go to the following link.
Horticultural , Arboriculture & Business
ARO is a registered training organisation #40056.
I have used ARO Educational Services for the last 3 years and from a small business owner I can only say how professional, helpful and patient they have been is assisting with training our staff over this time.Andrew Frazer, Frazer Gardens and Landscapes
Over 11 years experience with ARO from apprenticeship to Advanced Diploma. They gave all possible guidance & help. Their trainers were always readily accessible and the course was made to fit around my work. My study with ARO has been invaluable to my career.Barri Thomas, Hillside Herbs