Invoicing, payment and debts

The following sections outline rules and expectations in regards to paying fees and charges related to TAFE program enrolments.

Invoices and Payment

Student invoices are issued once your enrolment is processed and will be emailed to your Federation University student email account and can be accessed from my Student Centre (mySC). Visit https://federation.edu.au/current-students to access your student email and mySC.

TAFE enrolment fees are invoiced as follows:

  • Tuition fees for courses up to Certificate IV level are due 14 days from the invoice date.
  • Tuition fees for courses at Diploma level and above are due by the census date for each enrolled unit (you will have multiple census dates throughout your enrolment and a Fee Notice will be issued prior to each census date).
  • Material fees are due 14 days from the invoice date.

Acceptable payment methods are included on your student invoice and include:

  • mySC credit card self service
  • POST Billpay
  • BPay
  • In person at one of our cashier points. Payment via cheque, EFTPOS and credit card only:
    • Mt Helen: University Drive, Building D: Ground Floor
    • SMB: Lydiard Street South Ballarat, Building D: Ground Floor
    • Horsham: Baillie Street, Building C: Ground Floor

Failure to pay fees by the due date will result in a hold being placed on the students account preventing them from accessing certain University services such as access to results, academic transcripts, graduation, and library services.


Fee Sponsorship


If fees are to be paid by an sponsor or agency then a Fee Sponsor Agreement Form must be completed and returned to studentfees@federation.edu.au. Charges will remain on the students account until the form has been received and processed.

If an sponsor or agent does not make payment of the enrolment fees prior to the due date a hold will be placed on the students account restricting access to some University services such as results, transcripts and graduation.

Sponsors will not be invoiced without a written and signed authority.

Any sponsor who is a Commonwealth Government Agency or part of a Commonwealth program or initiative will NOT be eligible to pay a concession fee on behalf of any student.


Payment Plans

Students enrolling into a Certificate I-IV course who are unable to pay their fees in full by the due date may apply for a TAFE Payment Plan for their 2021 tuition fees. The TAFE Payment Plan duration is 16 weeks with 8 fortnightly instalments.

Sponsored students or students enrolled in a Diploma or Advanced Diploma course are not eligible for a Payment Plan.

Applications must be received prior to the invoice due date and will be approved at the discretion of the University.  All TAFE Payment Plans are administered in line with the Fees and Charges Statute 9.2.

All material fees associated with the enrolment must be paid in full prior to submitting the application.

The amount due for each instalment will appear on your my Student Centre Tax Invoice/Statement after your payment plan application is approved and processed. Please allow 5 business days for processing.

Tuition fees for any unit/subject added to your enrolment after your payment plan is processed will not be added. These additional fees will be due 14 days from the date of your new Tax Invoice/Statement.

How to apply

Start your application log in using your Federation University student ID and password.


The University reserves the right to alter any course, procedure, regulation or fee.

For further information please should refer to the VET Information Guide which is available on the Federation handbook page.