Those who have retrained, how did you afford that? Did you get any government assistance?
I was under the impression that you could only defer uni fees to HECS for a first bachelor degree, and similarly, only receive youth allowance/austudy for one qualification at each level. I have no idea where I might have heard that though.
I did certs III and IV when I was a teenager in a completely unrelated (and fairly useless) field, then a BSc, so figured any further training would be entirely paid for by me. So is obviously never going to happen, otherwise I'd go out right now and enrol in a new degree