All 5-day trainings have been at $1100 plus GST= $1,265 – includes the $250 pp for all Teacher Manuals/resource materials needed for trainings.
We are dedicated to keeping the cost of the training at the lowest possible bar. Elsewhere, the same trainings have been as high as circa $4,500+, but lack of overheads due to our huge voluntary hours – no salaries, no leased premises etc – these courses were available at the least possible cost.
We have ensured one of the following is available:
- kitchenette facilities or
- on-site cafe availability or
- cafe van to the site
We need your Kiwi attitude! So bring your water bottle, thermos and lunch!
Current training costs (25:1):
|$10,000||Course fee – paid to fie (exchange-rate determined, has been as high as $14k and as low as $9,400)|
|$5,000||Trainer air-travel (can be as high as $6k, as low as $4k)|
|$1,750||Trainer accommodation at $250 per night, 7 nights|
|$5,250||Resources at $250 per person plus GST (this delivers all Teacher Manuals for each ‘instrument’ taught +-5 per course)|
|$700||Trainer food and incidentals ($100 per day/night)|
|$0||Donated room hire, mailchimp, website, postage, incidental printing, morning and afternoon tea/coffee, cleaning etc.(Classroom charges are at the discretion of the school and are determined on a case-by-case basis)|
|$22,700||= 20.6 persons paying $1100 (GST excluded, excluding all variable costs)|
To deliver a training on a 25:1 basis that covers fixed and variable costs (excluding hours of voluntary work involved) historically evidence is $31,345 per training – a $4000 deficit each course, even if we had 25 fully paying trainees.
We delivered a Domestic Trainer in July 2016 – had 17 paid-up-in-full and FIE changed their commission structure as a one-off gesture. We were still exposed to:
|$5,400||FIE annual fee (US$4000)|
|$4,250||Resources at $250 plus GST per person|
|$0||Trainer food and incidentals|
|$2,627||pp fee – US$110 charger per trainee to Israel|
|$3,430||Certificates at US$150 pp|
|$18,207||= 16.55 persons paying $1100 (GST excluded, just to break-even on fixed costs, variables, voluntary hours etc excluded)|
Whichever way we juggle, without the significant philanthropic funds donated by David Gaze, we cannot meet the fixed costs, nor pay all variable expenses, including huge unpaid hours championing the programme, occupation costs (volunteers run from home studies), website, couriers/postage, mailchimp, payment pathway costs, courier costs and labour costs to individually send out each certificate etc.