This information applies to students undertaking training courses. For information on university course fees, visit the Going to Uni website.
Student fees for training courses
Fees for training vary depending on the course or qualification and whether you are taking up a government subsidised place or are paying as a fee for service student. You will need to get information directly from the provider about the fees for your selected course.
Rules about fees
The rules covering fees for government-subsidised vocational training places are the same, whether your provider is a TAFE institute, a university, a Learn Local organisation, or a private training provider.
Before you enrol in a course, you should expect to be told:
- what you will have to pay, itemised as a list
- about any concessions that may apply and what evidence you need to receive a concession
- about any conditions that may apply to refunds.
All providers must charge fees in accordance with the Guidelines about Fees.
If you are eligible for a government subsidised place, some of the cost of the course will be covered by the government and the rest you will have to pay. Additional costs, such as student services and amenities fees may also apply. There are no restrictions on what fee providers can charge.
Providers are able to set fees at a level that they believe the quality, cost and reputation of their training warrants so you should shop around to find a course and price that is right for you.