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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 Commonwealth Government scheme that covers tuition fees only), or an easy payment plan that spreads your course fees out over the semester.

Can we help?

If you have any questions regarding fees and charges, please contact our student support team at your local campus on 1800 672 700 or email


HALF PRICE fees on offer for 2020-2021!

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Lower Fees Local Skills - State Government Initiative

How would you like to get a qualification directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future?

What if we told you that from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021, you'll pay only half of the standard course fees for 34 specially selected priority qualifications?

And that no matter which of these qualifications you choose, your course fees will be capped so that the maximum you'll pay each year for your qualification will be only $1,200 or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. 

These qualifications have been chosen because they match up with the skills that employers need right now, and they are in industry areas with high jobs growth.  The list also includes qualifications that are suited to younger people, and skills that offer good local employment prospects. These jobs will require specialist skills, and the best way to get those is through a vocational education and training (VET) course — especially when there's an offer like this! 

What courses have half price fees?

For a full list of Central Regional TAFE eligible courses please visit the Lower fees, local skills Opens in a new window page. 

Need more information:

For more information about the Lower Fees Local Skills initiative contact your local Jobs and Skills Centre on 13 64 64.


How much will my course cost?

Find our 2019 Indicative Fees and Charges list here.

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

  • COURSE FEES - The course fee is the sum of fees for all units that a student enrols in.  An hourly rate based on nominal hours will apply to each unit commenced in 2019.
  • RESOURCE FEES - are charges for materials that are considered essential to a course or unit of study and which do not form part of the course fee.  The resource fee covers materials purchased by the College to be consumed or transfromed by students in the course of instruction, such as workshop materials, workbooks and essential uniforms.
  • OTHER FEES - may be charged for goods or services that are not essential to the course such as parking, membership to student organisations and security passes.
    In addition to these fees students may need to purchase textbooks, uniforms and other course specific equipment.  Your Pre Enrolment Information package will provide additional information if these are required.
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 2019. 

Secondary school age student concession
If your date of birth is between 1 July 2001 and 31 December 2004 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. For more information about Centrepay visit

VET Student Loans

If you enrol in a Diploma or Advanced Diploma course you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan.  Find out more on our VET Student Loans page.

EFT Transfers or Direct Debit

If you would like to pay for your course up-front in full or make scheduled  EFT transfer/direct debit payments, please use the below details:

BANK: Commonwealth Geraldton

BSB NUMBER: 066-040


REFERENCE: Student ID number (returning students) or full name and date of birth DD-MM-YYYY (new students)

Please keep a copy of the transaction as proof of payment.


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.

Third party providers
On occasion Central Regional TAFE may engage the services of another organisation in the delivery and/or assessment of your course.  When this happens we will let you know up-front and ensure that you receive the quality training delivery and/or assessment services that you expect.
Page last updated December 02, 2019