Half-price rego for Victorian trade apprentices

Half-price rego for Victorian trade apprentices

  • Published on Monday 7 November, 2016
  • 1 min. read

From 1 January 2016, eligible Victorian apprentices have the cost of their car registration halved thanks to the Victorian Government’s new half-price registration scheme.

Apprentices with a light vehicle in metropolitan Melbourne will save $385.70 per year. Apprentices with a light vehicle who are living in regional Victoria will save $330.20.

The scheme was introduced to support apprentices, allowing them to use the money they are saving on their discounted car registration towards training and more tools for the job.

To be eligible for the half-price registration scheme, apprentices must be enrolled in an eligible trade course as listed below. Employers will also need to confirm that the apprentice is using this vehicle as an essential part of their work.

The first round of discounted car registration renewal notices will be sent in the coming weeks. To see whether you are eligible to take advantage of this saving, visit the VicRoads website for more information.

Eligible trades:

• Air-conditioning and Refrigeration
• Appliance Service
• Bricklaying/Blocklaying
• Carpentry or Carpentry and Joinery
• Electrical Fitting
• Electrical Machine Repair
• Electrotechnology Electrician, Electrotechnology Systems Electrician or Electrical Instrumentation
• Fire Protection
• Floor Covering and Finishing or Flooring Technology
• Furniture Making
• General Construction
• Glass and Glazing
• Joinery
• Painting and Decorating
• Plumbing
• Refrigeration and Air-conditioning
• Roof Tiling
• Shopfitting
• Solid Plastering
• Stonemasonry
• Wall and Ceiling Lining
• Wall and Floor Tiling.

Click here for more information about eligible trades.