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VET refunds

TAFE (VET) Refunds

Certificate I - IV Courses

To be eligible for a tuition fee refund or credit of tuition fees a student must formally withdraw from their course prior to or up to 4 weeks after the course commencement date. All other fees and charges (materials, ancillary fees) will be refunded at the discretion of the program area.

To withdraw from their course a student must either complete and sign the withdrawal form, which is available from the teacher or program coordinator, or advise of their intention to withdraw in writing.

To apply for a refund complete the Domestic Student Refund Request form (pdf). Completion of this form does not constitute an application to cease/alter your enrolment or withdraw from your program. You are still required to formally withdraw from your course. Any refund will be payable within 20 working days of the refund form being received by Student Finance.

If a student’s fees remain unpaid when they withdraw or are cancelled from their course 4 weeks after the course commencement date, the student will still be liable to pay those outstanding fees. Outstanding fees remain on a student’s record indefinitely and will impact future enrolment and access to grades for any completed units.

If a course is cancelled by Federation University before a student completes the requirements a full refund will apply.

Courses at Diploma level and above

(including courses eligible for VET Student Loans)

For all VET Student Loans approved courses a full refund or credit of all tuition fees will be made if the withdrawal application is submitted on, or prior to, the census date(s) for the unit(s) of study. All other fees and charges (materials, ancillary fees) will be refunded at the discretion of the program area.

If a signed withdrawal form or written intention to withdraw is not submitted on or prior to census date(s) for the unit(s) of study then you will not be eligible for a refund or an adjustment to your VET Student Loan debt for those units.

If a course is cancelled by Federation University before a student completes the requirements a full refund will apply.

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