Training providers are free to set their own fees so training costs vary between courses and between providers.
In general, the costs of training consist of:
Before students enrol, they can ask the training provider for:
Students may be eligible for government-subsidised training. This is only offered by training providers who have a contract with the Victorian Government to deliver government-subsidised training.
If they are eligible, the government will contribute to the cost of training.
Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
. Our listings are current for 2016.
Enrolments for 2017
If your students are planning on enrolling in 2017, check the funded courses list to see if their preferred course will be government-subsidised.
Check back from November to see which training providers will offer government-subsidised training.
The eligibility of your students will be determined by their training provider when they enrol, but you can use our eligibility checker to get an indication of their eligibility.
Read more about the eligibility criteria for government-subsidised training for the VTG and see subsidy levels for courses on the Department of Education and Training (DET) website.
Your students will need to think carefully about the course they choose because they won’t necessarily be eligible for another government-subsidised place at the same level if they change their mind and decide they want to do a different course.
If they complete a Certificate III in Aged Care, for example, and then find they don't like the work or there are no jobs in your area, they probably won't be eligible for another government subsidised place in a different Certificate III course.
Encourage them to make the most of their opportunity and choose carefully.
VET FEE-HELP is an Australian Government student loan scheme for the TAFE and Training sector.
It assists eligible students in diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma courses. It covers all or part of their tuition costs with a student loan, which is only due for payment once they earn a certain level of income.
The scheme is available at RTOs approved by the Australian Government. To find out more
visit the Study Assist website or call 1800 020 108.
Centrelink has financial assistance available for adults undertaking further education and training. Go to the Centrelink section of the Australian Government’s Department of Human Services website for more information.
If you are a young person who is studying, training or undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship, looking for work, or is sick, the Youth Allowance Scheme can help. Read about Youth Allowance on the Australian Government Department of Human Services website.
Indigenous students and full-time Indigenous apprentices may access ABSTUDY payments, consisting of a fortnightly living allowance and help with study costs. For more information, see the ABSTUDY page on the Australian Government Department of Human Services website.
Indigenous students are also eligible for the Indigenous Completions Initiative, under which they pay reduced tuition fees for government-subsidised training.
Some providers offer scholarships to assist in the payment of tuition fees, books and other costs of undertaking studies. Please speak directly to the relevant RTO for further information.
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