Fee Concessions and Waivers

​​This information is for students taking training courses. For information on university course fees, see: StudyAssist

Fee concessions (discounts)

Concessions on tuition fees are available for:

Additional requirements for government-subsidised places

To be eligible for concessions on a government-subsidised place, you must also be a:

  • Commonwealth Health Care Card holder or their dependant child or spouse
  • Pensioner Concession Card holder or their dependant child or spouse
  • Veteran’s Gold Card holder (but not their dependant).

Concession rate

Concessions are set at 20 per cent of the provider's published standard tuition fee. For example, if a provider usually charged a non-concession student $500 for a particular course, a concession student in the same course would only pay $100.

Extra financial help

Students undertaking training at the Diploma level and above may also be able to access financial help in the form of a loan, so they will not have to pay fees until they are employed and earning a certain level of income.

Fee waivers and exemptions

This information applies to students undertaking training courses. For information on university course fees, see: StudyAssist

Fee waiver for childcare qualifications

The TAFE Fee Waiver for Childcare Qualifications is a Commonwealth Government-funded initiative. Students undertaking government-subsidised training in certain Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualifications at a Victorian TAFE institute are not required to pay tuition fees. The fee waiver applies only to students undertaking:

  • CHC50908 - Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care)
  • CHC60208 - Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services
  • CHC50302 - Diploma of Children’s Services
  • CHC60202 - Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services
  • CHC50113 - Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care).

Students should be aware that the fee waiver concludes on 31 December 2014 and that you may be required to pay fees for training in these courses in 2015 and beyond.

Special funding arrangements

It may be a condition of special government funding that a student be exempt from any fee payment. For example, prisoners from the Judy Lazarus Transition Centre and young people required to undertake a course of study pursuant to a community based order must not be charged a tuition fee.