Enrolment fees

The enrolment fee consists of the following components:

1.Tuition fee

  • Concessions
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

2. Materials fee (applicable to some courses)
3. Ancillary fee (applicable to some courses) Fees will be calculated at the time of each enrolment. Any additional enrolment may also attract the appropriate tuition fee contribution, materials fee and ancillary fee.

Fees are to be paid in full at the time of enrolment

Some exceptions may apply refer to invoicing and VET FEE-HELP information below.

Students who may have difficulty making full payment at the time of enrolment should discuss their concerns with the relevant teacher or Program Coordinator. Students who meet the relevant criteria may be eligible to apply for a Deferred Fee Payment Arrangement.

1. Tuition fee

The tuition fee applies to all enrolments and is calculated by multiplying the total enrolled hours by the hourly rate for the relevant course.

For further information please view the 2016 TAFE Indicative Fees (pdf,157kb). These fees include both government-subsidised (eligible) and full-fee (ineligible) course fees.

2017 TAFE Indicative Fees (pdf,165kb)


The tuition fee is calculated on the students concession eligibility at the time of each enrolment. Concession rates only apply to government-subsidised students.

Concession rates are calculated at 20% of the hourly fee that a non-concession student would be charged for the same course.

A concession is available for any student who is enrolling in a Certificate I to IV and holds:

  • Commonwealth Health Care Card
  • Pensioner Concession Card
  • Is a dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders AND is listed on the card
  • Veterans Gold Card (not their dependants)

The concession does not apply if the students fees are:

  • Being fully paid by a Commonwealth government agency
  • Part of a Commonwealth program or initiative

A current Health Care Card or letter of eligibility for a Health Care Card from Centrelink must be provided at the time of enrolment to receive the concession.

Note: Concessions will not apply for diploma, advanced diploma, vocational graduate certificate and vocational graduate diploma.

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Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

Indigenous students will pay 20% of the hourly fee that a non-concession student would be charged for the same course.

NEW VET Student Loans

The Australian Government has announced that VET Student Loans will replace VET FEE-HELP from 1 January 2017, subject to the passage of legislation. VET Student Loans is a new student loans program that replaces the current VET FEE‑HELP scheme, which will cease on 31 December 2016.

Students can only access VET Student Loans for courses on the Government’s approved course list. There are specific criteria students must meet to be eligible for a loan through VET Student Loans. Please refer to the VET Student Loans website for more information.

If you are a current continuing student accessing VET FEE-HELP, you have the option to continue accessing VET FEE-HELP until 31 December 2017. Students currently financing their studies through a VET FEE-HELP loan will not be automatically transferred to the new VET Student Loans program. Later this year, you will need to let the Australian Government Department of Education and Training know that you wish to continue to access VET FEE-HELP by completing an online form which will be available on the department’s website.


Students enrolling in diploma and advanced diploma programs may be eligible for VET FEE-HELP for tuition fees only. This is an Australian Government loan scheme for the Vocational Education and Training sector that is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP).

  • VET FEE-HELP assists eligible students to pay for all or part of their VET tuition fees when studying one or more accredited courses.
  • Additional costs such as materials fees cannot be deferred via the VET FEE-HELP scheme.
  • Students undertaking a course on a full-fee basis may also be eligible to access VET FEE-HELP, but will incur a 20% loan fee.
  • A VET FEE-HELP debt is repaid through the tax system once a person reaches the minimum income threshold level of repayment.

To apply for VET FEE-HELP a student must:

  • Meet the citizenship or residency requirements
  • Provide a tax file number (TFN)
  • Complete and lodge a 'Request for VET FEE-HELP Assistance' form prior to the census dates.

Census dates are predetermined and the student will not incur a VET FEE-HELP liability until after census dates. Students should be aware of the census dates that apply to them. Census dates are printed on the student's confirmation of enrolment and published on FedUni's website.

Further information is available at http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/StudyAssist/

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2. Materials fee

A materials fee is payable for some courses. This fee covers the cost of items such as tools, class materials, computer disks, uniforms and books purchased by the University and provided to the student. Students should contact the relevant school for details of the materials fee payable for their course.

3. Ancillary fee

Ancillaries such as excursion costs may be payable for some courses. Students should contact the relevant school for further details. Most courses require text books to be purchased. This cost is in addition to enrolment fees. Please contact your School for further details.