Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for a government subsidised place students must meet certain eligibility. Any student who does not meet the eligibility criteria will be charged the full fee tuition rate.

To meet the citizenship/residency eligibility requirements, a student must be:

  • An Australian citizen; or
  • A holder of a permanent visa; or
  • A New Zealand citizen


  • Not be currently enrolled in or due to commence two or more courses or skill sets as a government subsidised student within the current year.

All new enrolments must provide the following original documents or certified copies to determine eligibility into a government subsidised training place.

To confirm citizenship/residency you must provide ONE of the following original documents or certified copies: 

  • Australian birth certificate (not birth extract); or
  • Current Australian passport; or
  • Current New Zealand passport; or
  • Naturalisation certificate; or
  • Current green Medicare card; or
  • Formal documentation issued by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection confirming permanent residence; or
  • A proxy declaration for individuals in exceptional circumstances;
  • an Australian citizenship by descent extract

note: The university is required to maintain a copy of this evidence on our files for audit purposes.