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Trade Apprentice Vehicle Registration Discount

Please note: The eligible qualifications list for the trade apprentice registration discount reflects a government decision. VRQA personnel do not have any power to grant a discount to apprentices that are not on the eligible qualifications list as set out below.
Additionally, some apprentices that are on the eligible qualifications list may not receive a discount because of other criteria as specified by VicRoads. For the full eligibility criteria, please refer to the VicRoads website.

Eligible trade apprentices can save on their vehicle registration from 1 January 2016 as part of a Victorian Government commitment. They will be able to apply to VicRoads for a 50 per cent discount on their vehicle's registration fee and Transport Accident Charge, a saving of up to $385.70.   

Bricklayers, carpenters, joiners, electricians and plumbers are among those who may be eligible for a discount. Not all apprentices are covered by the discount registration scheme.

Apprentices will need to provide their VRQA registration number, vehicle registration number and driver licence number to apply.

For registrations due on or after 1 January 2016, trade apprentices can check their eligibility and apply online at VicRoads after receiving their renewal notice.

Applicants will need to allow seven days for their application to be processed. 

Eligible qualifications                           

To be eligible to access the discount, trade apprentices must be enrolled in an approved qualification in one of the following areas. The full list of eligible qualifications (docx - 26.68kb) is available. 

  • 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.