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Fees | Payment options

In order to enrol you must pay your fees or enter into a fee payment arrangement. We offer a range of fee payment options to make it easy for you to pay your fees. Depending on your course, you may be eligible for VET Student Loan (a loan that lets you “study now, pay later”), or an easy payment plan that spreads your course fees out over the semester.

If you have any questions regarding fees and charges, please contact our student support team at your preferred campus, email info@crtafe.wa.edu.au.

how much will my course cost?

We have a wide range of courses offered at each of our campuses. Click below at your chosen campus to check the fees (approximate) associated with that course.

Central Regional TAFE Course Fees

At Central Regional TAFE, three types of fees may be charged:

  • Course fees - set by the State Government and are calculated on the category of enrolment.
  • Resource fees - covers materials purchased by the TAFE which will be consumed or transformed by students in the course of instruction, such as workshop materials & workbooks.
  • Other fees - charged for goods and services that are provided by the TAFE such as security, name badges and IT infrastructure. 

In addition to these fees, students may need to purchase textbooks, uniforms and other course specific equipment.

concession rates

Students studying a certificate course may be eligible for a concession. Concession students pay 30% of the course fees (not incidental, resource or other fees).

You are entitled to concession rates if you hold or are a dependent of a person who holds any of the following:

  • A current Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card.
  • A current Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veteran's Affairs.
  • Persons who are inmates of a custodial institution.
  • A current recipient or a dependent of a recipient of AUSTUDY, ABSTUDY or Youth Allowance; or a
  • Secondary school aged person (in 2017, eligible students will be born on or after 1 July 1999 and must be at least 15 years old).

To claim the concession you must provide proof of your concession prior to the commencement of classes, otherwise you will be charged the full cost. The easiest way to do that is to bring your concession along with you when you enrol.

If your concession is valid for the full enrolment period, then all eligible units commenced within that period attract the concession rate. If your concession is valid for part of the enrolment period, then only eligible units commenced prior to the expiry of the concession attract the concession rate.

A concession does not apply for foundation skills courses or Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications.

The Department of Training and Workforce Development is the State Government Department responsible for Western Australia’s Vocational Education and Training fee policy. The policy, including the full schedule of student course fees and charges for State Funded Enrolments can be accessed at the VET Fees and Charges Policy 2016

secondary school age student concession
If you were born on or after 1 July 1999 and are at least 15 years old and are not part of a VET in Schools program, tuition fees are capped at $420.
If you are studying a Diploma or Advanced Diploma course the maximum tuition fee you will pay is $7,760.
withdrawals and refunds

Students who withdraw are entitled to a full refund of fees and charges where:

  • a unit is cancelled or re-scheduled to a time unsuitable to the student; or
  • a student is not given a place due to maximum number of places being reached.

Students who lodge a withdrawal form before 20% of the way between the commencement and completion dates of a unit will be eligible for a full refund of the tuition fee for the unit, and:

  • a full refund of the resource fee if the course is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma.

If a student can provide written evidence that they must withdraw for reasons of personal circumstances beyond their control a pro-rata refund may be approved.

Fee Protection Arrangements

Central Regional TAFE is a Government entity and as required under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 (RTO Standards) the College will protect learners' prepaid fees and refund monies where required (see above).  The College will at all times have relevant protections in place for student fees that are collected in advance either via agreement or relevant insurances.

payment options

Are you keen to study or undertake training but unsure about your ability to finance it?  

Help is available for all our students. The following options are available to assist you:

Payment Plans

You will need to discuss this option with a student support team member at your campus in the first instance.

If approved, a deposit is required and a direct debit set up with your bank account.  The amount to be deducted regularly will be determined during your discussion with student support.

If you are on a Centrelink payment, you can complete a CentrePay form to have payments deducted automatically from your Centrelink payment. This can be completed during your discussion with our student support services team member.

VET Student Loan

If you enrol in a Diploma or Advanced Diploma course you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan.  Click on the campus of your choice below to find fees for VET Student Loan eligible courses.

Geraldton Campus VET Fee-Help Course Fees.

Kalgoorlie Campus VET Fee-Help Course Fees.

Find out more on our VET Student Loans page.

scholarships

Each semester we offer a number of scholarships to our students. The scholarship prize can be applied towards the cost of your course.  For more information check out our Scholarships page here.

 

 

Page last updated May 12, 2017