Fees & Fee Assistance

The Victorian Training Guarantee is an entitlement to a government-subsidised place in accredited vocational education and training for all courses, subject to eligibility guidelines. Students who are not eligible for government-subsidised training may choose to undertake fee for service training.

Fees can be made up of one or more of the following:

  1. Tuition fees are associated with the teaching and training elements of a course.
  2. Materials fees cover the cost of course materials and consumables, and excursion fees.
  3. Textbooks and stationery.

Fee for service fees are commercial fees calculated at a flat rate per course/unit enrolled.

For indicative fee rates relating to eligible, ineligible and concession holders for TAFE Gippsland courses you will find these listed on course pages.

Student tuition fees are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For an individual quotation of fees payable, or to arrange the payment of fees please visit your nearest TAFE Gippsland Campus or contact us on 1300 133 717.


Other Charges

Replacement Statement of Results $15.00
Replacement Statement of Attainment $25.00
Replacement Certificate $40.00
Transfer of Red Card to C.I. Card $40.00

Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme

There are a number of incentives currently available to eligible employers of Australian Apprentices as well as personal benefit payments available to eligible Australian Apprentices.For information on the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme please visit https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/australian-apprenticeships-incentives-programme or contact your local Australian Apprenticeship Centre.

Payment Options for VET Student Loan Eligible Courses

Your options for paying tuition fees for VET Student Loan eligible courses are:

  • up-front payment; or
  • Government loan through the VET Student Loan scheme (eligibility rules apply) up to the capped amount

*Any materials fees incurred can be paid upfront or an instalment arrangement may be entered into.

You may wish to seek independent financial advice prior to applying for a VET Student loan.

To find out more about VET Student Loans with TAFE Gippsland, please visit our VET Student Loans page.

Payment Plans

Instalment arrangements

  • Payment Plans are available to students enrolling in a Certificate IV or below course, or for Diploma and above government-subsidised materials fees only.
  • Students are required to pay an upfront, 10% deposit on commencement of the payment plan.
  • Minimum payment is $50 per fortnight Materials only payment plans must be more than $250.00
  • All fees must be finalised within six (6) months of course commencement, or at the end of the course, whichever is sooner.
  • Students need to provide the relevant bank account details of the account to be direct debited.
  • If the account to be direct debited IS NOT your own, the account holder must read and sign the direct debit declaration section on the instalment arrangement application.
  • Students under the age of 18 years must have the instalment arrangement form signed by a parent or guardian.

Centrepay Deduction

Centrepay is a direct bill paying service available to customers who receive a Centrelink payment. Students must complete a TAFE Gippsland Instalment Arrangement Application, provide their Centrelink Reference Number (CRN) as well as the name of the nominated Centrelink payment from which the payments will be deducted.

Instalment Arrangement Application forms are available by phoning 1300 133 717. A Customer Service and Support Officer can assist you with further information about Student Payment Plans.

Instalment Arrangement Application Form

Concession Fees

If you are enrolling in a Certificate IV level program or below, are eligible for a government-subsidised place and hold a valid and eligible concession a concession fee of 20% of the published fee will be charged for your tuition.

Eligible concessions are:

  • Commonwealth Health Care Card; or
  • Pensioner Concession Card; or
  • Veteran’s Gold Card.

These concessions also apply to the dependent spouse and dependent children of the card holder.

Indigenous Completions Initiative

Concession fees also apply to individuals who self-identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

Under the Indigenous Completions Initiative, Indigenous students will pay 20% of what the provider would have charged a non-concession student. To access this initiative, you must be eligible for a government supported place. It applies to all course levels, including Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas.

Scholarships

At TAFE Gippsland, we know that education can change lives.

Education is an important tool to unleash individual potential and form a pathway to a successful and prosperous career.

That is why TAFE Gippsland offer a variety of scholarships to ensure students can access a quality education and have the opportunity to get hands on and develop real skills and experience in the industry of their choice.

Our range of scholarships reflect a training organisation that is committed to providing education to a diverse variety of students.

Each scholarship is different, so it is important to read and understand the eligibility requirements to ensure you are applying for a scholarship that suits you and your needs best.


Contact us

If you have any questions about any of the scholarships feel free to get in contact with us.

Email scholarships@tafegippsland.edu.au
Phone 1300 133 717

Skills First

From January 2017, Victoria’s training and TAFE system will be overhauled through Skills First. A new approach to training will be implemented, setting a high benchmark for training quality, and supporting the courses that are most likely to lead to employment.

Skills First offers real training for real jobs, through:

  • High quality training tha​t students and industry can trust, aligned to industry and workforce needs.
  • A real voice for industry in training.
  • Funding for high needs learners who need additional support to e​ngage with and succeed in education and training.
  • Access to targeted, relevant training for students in regional areas.

The Government recognises the distinct role TAFEs have, as public providers who partner with industry and Government on key economic priorities, lead the training system in excellence and innovation, provide essential life skills and support services, and help disadvantaged students and communities.

Under the Skills First program the Victorian Government will support TAFE Gippsland and other Victorian TAFEs to be:

  • A benchmark for quality and a trusted adviser to Government: delivering the training needed to drive key Victorian priorities.
  • Centres of Excellence: competing on a global stage by partnering with industry to ensure productivity, innovation and the skills students need to get a job.
  • Providing more than just training: addressing the training and support needs of students to ensure they are work-ready graduates, providing a campus experience with support and other essential services, and helping disadvantaged and high needs students who might otherwise slip through the cracks.
  • Pivotal in regional communities: continuing their links with local businesses, and knowing what skills employers seek.
  • Leaders in international education: working collaboratively, Government will enhance TAFEs’ global reach and support an expansion in international education.

For more information on government-subsidised training places visit www.education.vic.gov.au/skillsfirst or ask a TAFE Gippsland Customer Service and Support Officer.

Withdrawals & Refunds

Our friendly Customer Service and Support Officers will be able to answer any questions you have regarding fees, refunds and withdrawals. Application for refund of fees will be processed in line with TAFE Gippsland Policy as summerised in the following table.

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TAFE Gippsland Refund Policy

Certificate I-IV courses – government funded

Student initiated withdrawals within 4 weeks of training commencement – government funded

Full refund of units not yet commenced less:
* Charge for materials already utilised

Student initiated withdrawals four weeks or more after training has commenced in the current year – government funded

No refund of tuition fees:
* Charge for materials already utilised

VET Student Loan available courses Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Vocational Graduate programs, and nominated Certificate IV courses.

Student initiated withdrawals prior to the census date

Full refund of tuition fees. If you are using VET Student Loans, you will not incur a HELP debt for any units withdrawn prior to census.

Student initiated withdrawals after the census date

No refund of tuition fees. If you are using VET Student Loan scheme, you will incur a HELP debt and your FEE HELP limit will be reduced.

Fee-for service/commercial programs

Student initiated withdrawals – fee-for-service programs

Up to 5 days prior to course commencement
* Full refund less $50 administrative charge

Less than 5 days prior to course commencement
* 20% of the course fees refunded (minimum charge $50)

If the Institute cancels or is unable to provide services for which the learner has prepaid, the learner will:

  • be placed into an equivalent course such that:
    • the new location is suitable to the learner, and
    • the learner receives the full services for which they have prepaid at no additional cost to the learner or
  • If the Institute cancels a short course 100% of fees will be refunded to the student
  • In cases where the Institute ceases to offer the services or a student transfers to another RTO (Recognised Training Organisation) and provides written proof of enrolment into the same qualification – 100 % of fees any units not commenced will be refunded.

Skills First Reconnect

Skills First Reconnect is a Victorian Government initiative being delivered by TAFE Gippsland which supports people between 17-64 who have left school early or who are long-term unemployed.

The program is designed to provide support to engage in a training and/or work pathway.

  • This program is designed for people keen to explore study and training options or kick start a career but are unsure where to start.
  • Skills First Reconnect provides an individualised service to each eligible participant to help them get back on track, build resilience and the capacity needed to successfully transition into formal learning and employment in a sustainable way.
  • Young people who leave school early often face multiple barriers to re-engaging in education and training or entering the workforce. Young people between the ages of 17 – 19 can enrol in the program to assist them to reach their potential.
  • Adults between the ages of 20-64 years who haven’t completed year 12, been unemployed for 12 months or more and are not currently enrolled in study or training, can benefit from the program.
  • Skills First Reconnect participants will be provided with wrap-around supports helping to identify future goals, steps to work towards them, addressing any challenges and skill gaps, whilst building resilience and confidence to chase their dreams.

For further information please contact
Email: reconnect@tafegippsland.edu.au or Call: 03 5175 9645

Funding for the Skills First Reconnect grant program is being provided by the Victorian Government, through the Department of Education and Training.