The enrolment fee consists of the following components:
1. Tuition fee
- Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
- VET Student Loans/VET FEE-HELP
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 Student Loans / 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 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.
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 dependents)
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.
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.
VET Student Loans
On 1 January 2017, the new VET Student Loans program was implemented.
This is a new student loans program that replaces the current 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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 myskills website.
VET FEE-HELP access in 2018
VET Student Loans commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE- HELP scheme. Provisions were made for continuing VET FEE-HELP students, who accessed VET FEE-HELP before 30 December 2017, to continue their studies under their existing VET FEE-HELP arrangements.
Some grandfathered students, who have accessed VET FEE-HELP and completed unit/s in 2017, but have not yet completed their course, may be eligible to extend their VET FEE-HELP assistance into 2018 under exceptional circumstances. Detailed information in regards to the "grandfathering" arrangements and how to apply can be found in the Information for VET FEE-HELP Grandfathering students Fact sheet.
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.