Enrolment fees

The enrolment fee consists of the following components:

1. Tuition fee

  • Concessions
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • VET Student Loans

2. Materials/ancillary fees (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 and material fee.

Fees are to be paid in full by the invoice due date (14 days from enrolment).

Some exceptions may apply refer to invoicing and VET Student Loans 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 TAFE/VET Payment Plan.

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 TAFE Indicative Fees, which includes both government-subsidised (eligible) and full-fee (ineligible) course fees:

2020 TAFE Indicative Fees (pdf, 756kb)

TAFE Fees for previous years:

2019 TAFE Indicative Fees (pdf, 743kb)

Concessions

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 (including Diploma/Advanced Diploma enrolments).

VET Student Loans

On 1 January 2017, the new VET Student Loans program was implemented.

The VET Student Loans program that replaced the VET FEE-HELP scheme, to give eligible students access to quality higher level VET qualifications, particularly those students who could not otherwise afford to pay upfront.

Student eligibility

There are specific criteria students must meet to be eligible for a loan through VET Student Loans.

Students must have been assessed as academically suited to undertake the eligible course and their FEE-HELP balance must be greater than zero. Furthermore, a student must be:

  • an Australian citizen; or
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa and usually reside in Australia; or
  • be a qualifying New Zealand citizen.

Loan caps

  • Eligible students will be entitled for loans up to a capped amount.
  • Providers may charge above the cap for a course, and if so, students will be expected to pay the difference. Payments will be required according to the provider’s billing period.

Eligible courses

  • Certain Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas are eligible for VET Student Loans that are linked to industry needs and employment outcomes.
  • If you wish to access a loan to study a higher level VET course you will need to select one of these eligible courses.
  • A list of eligible courses can be found at the education VET student loans website.
  • Eligible courses, and the providers approved to deliver them, will also be available on the My Skills website.

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2. Material/ancillary fees

A materials fee is payable for some courses. This fee covers the cost of items such as tools, class materials, computer disks, uniforms, excursions 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.