Fees & Scholarships


Masterlink fees typically comprise a sign up fee of $2,000, with the remainder paid through small weekly wage deductions where applicable.

Talk to Masterlink today about fees and how the latest government funding works in with a Masterlink apprenticeship.

Contact us on 0800 502 102; admin@masterlink.co.nz

July 2020: Free trades training through the Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF)

To help New Zealand recover from the economic impact of COVID-19, the government is funding apprentices' training fees through the TTAF to help them learn a trade.

From 1 July 2020 until the end of 2022, the government will cover training fees for new and existing apprentices. This means no fees for learners or employers. Read more about TTAF HERE

Fees are normally applied as a “per week” cost throughout apprentice training. After the government subsidy ends, the weekly charge will recommence.

When charges do apply, Masterlink offers the best value to apprentices! Our weekly fees deduction per apprentice is between $10-$15 lower than those of New Zealand's other training programmes. Why? Because we pass a subsidy we receive on to our apprentices, effectively discounting their fees and leaving more money in their pockets each week!

Fees Free

From 1 January 2018, the first 2 years of industry training have been fees free for eligible learners enrolling in eligible programmes—which include plumbing/drainlaying and gasfitting apprenticeships.

This has been overtaken by the 2020 TTAF funding. Those apprentices who have been learning under the Fees Free programme will see no change.

See if you are eligible for fees-free industry training at feesfree.govt.nz

Or download the guide HERE

If you have any other queries about fees free, don't hesitate to contact the Masterlink team on 0800 502 102; admin@masterlink.co.nz


Master Plumbers and Greens Tapware are working together to provide scholarships to potential candidates looking to get into a career in Plumbing, Gasfitting or Drainlaying.

The winners of the scholarships will receive $2000 each.

Apply for Scholarship

Loan Package

Masterlink are able to offer you a special interest-free loan package to help with your sign up fee.

To find out more click the button below.

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