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Training providers are free to set their own course fees so training costs vary between courses and between providers.
In general, the costs of training include:
Before students enrol, they can ask the training provider for:
Training providers that offer government-subsidised courses will be marked with this symbol
in search results.
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 your child is 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 child is 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 child 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 child 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 there are no jobs in their area, or they don’t like the work, they will probably not be eligible for another government-subsidised place in a different Certificate III course.
Encourage them to make the most of their government-subsidised training and choose carefully.
VET FEE-HELP is an Australian Government student loan scheme for the TAFE and Training sector. It is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) and assists eligible students in diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma courses. It covers all or part of your tuition costs with a student loan, which is only due for payment once you earn a certain level of income.
The scheme is available at Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) approved by the Australian Government. To find out more, visit Study Assist or call 1800 020 108.
Centrelink has financial assistance available for adults undertaking further education and training. For more information go to the Centrelink section of the Australian Government’s Department of Human Services website.
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