You may be eligible for a range of repayment options, concessions, loans and scholarships to help you cover the cost of your studies with Central Regional TAFE.
We are committed to making training more affordable and accessible for everyone. We offer a variety of payment solutions to help you achieve your study goals.
If you want to enrol in a course with us, but aren’t sure how you’ll finance your studies, get in touch with our friendly staff to see what’s possible.
When you enrol in a course at Central Regional TAFE, you may be required to pay a number of different fees, including:
Course fees are the sum of fees for all the units you enrol in and may vary depending on the specific course you enrol in.
Resource fees are charged for any essential materials that your course requires. It covers any materials that the College buys to be consumed or transformed by students, such as workshop materials, workbooks and essential uniforms.
Other fees may be charged for goods and services that are not essential to your course. This includes parking, membership to student organisations and security passes.
In addition to the fees listed above, you may need to purchase textbooks, uniforms or other equipment. Your Pre Enrolment package will inform you if this is required.
Would you like to get a qualification in an industry area where job opportunities are growing?
LFLS is a State Government Initiative which offers you the opportunity to study particular courses at half of the standard course fees. From 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2023, your yearly course fees will be no more than $1,200 or $400 if you’re aged 15-24 or eligible for a concession.
There are 34 specifically selected priority qualifications for which this applies. They have been chosen because they match up with the skills that employers are looking for right now, and they are in industry areas with high jobs growth. Gaining these qualifications can help make you more employable and set you up for a successful career.
To find out which courses apply, please visit the Lower fees, local skills webpage.
Need more information?
For more information about the Lower Fees Local Skills initiative contact your local Jobs and Skills Centre on 13 64 64.
If you are studying a certificate course, you may be eligible for a concession. Concession students pay 30% of the full course fees (not including incidental, resource or other fees).
You are entitled to concession rates if you:
- Hold a current Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card.
- Hold a current Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veteran's Affairs.
- Are an inmate of a custodial institution.
- Are a current recipient or a dependent of a recipient of AUSTUDY, ABSTUDY or Youth Allowance;
- Are a secondary school-aged person (in 2023, eligible students will be born on or after 1 July 2005 and must be at least 15 years old).
A concession does not apply for foundation skill courses or Diploma and Advanced Diploma Qualifications.
In order to claim the concession, you must provide evidence or proof of your concession before your classes start. The simplest way is to bring the concession proof along when you enrol.
If your concession is valid for only part of your enrolment period, only the eligible units will have the concession rate applied.
The secondary school age student concession applies for individuals who:
- were born between 1 July 2005 and 31 December 2008 and
- are at least 15 years old
- are not part of a VET in Schools program
If you are eligible, your tuition fees will be capped at $420.
If you are studying a Diploma or Advanced Diploma course the maximum tuition fee you will pay is $7,860.
There is no fee for Vocational Education & Training Delivered to Secondary Students (VETDSS).
VET Student Loans is a Commonwealth Government scheme to help eligible VET students pay their course fees. It is available for diploma or advanced diploma courses.
For more information about VET Student Loans, you can check out:
- The Australian Government website
- Our page on Student Loans
Every year we offer a number of scholarships to our students which can help make training more affordable by covering some course fees and other course expenses. To see if you are eligible, find more information about the scholarships we offer at our scholarships page.
For more information about course fees and payment information get in touch today.