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Student Fees

Student Fee Types

What You Need to Know

TAFE Queensland student fees consist of two separate types of fees:

  1. Tuition Fees; and
  2. Service Fees.

Tuition Fees:

Tuition Fees are for your education and training, and include:

  1. Fee for service tuition fees (fees are full price); and
  2. Government subsidised tuition fees (fees are less than full price, with the government paying some of the cost of training).

Service Fees:

Service Fees are for additional goods and services provided to you. Refer to the Student Fee Schedule for more information.

Payment Methods:

What You Need to Know

Payment Due Dates:

You must pay Tuition Fees when you enrol, unless you have other arrangements in place (e.g. A Payment Plan).

If you are an International student, you must pay Tuition Fees as they are set out in your Letter of Offer.

Payment Methods:

TAFE Queensland may accept payment of your student fees via the following methods:

  1. Cash;
  2. EFTPOS;
  3. Credit card (Visa or MasterCard only);
  4. Direct debit;
  5. BPay, APay, and PayPal;
  6. Telegraphic transfer; and
  7. Personal cheque, bank cheque, or money order (payable to 'TAFE Queensland')

Check with the TAFE Queensland region you are enrolling with to see which payment methods are accepted.

Deferred Payments and Student Loans:

What You Need to Know

Payment Plans:

If you are an eligible domestic student, TAFE Queensland will provide the option for deferred payment of Tuition Fees through a Payment Plan.

Payment Plans are for eligible students who demonstrate that they are unable to pay their fees in full at the time of enrolment, but also demonstrate their ability to repay the fees via instalments.

The eligibility requirements for Payment Plans are:

  1. The Tuition Fees for your program are $500 or greater;
  2. You are a domestic student and 18 years of age or older, or if under 18 years of age have an appropriate guarantor who is over the age of 18 years;
  3. You are not a FEE-HELP or VET FEE-HELP eligible student;
  4. You are eligible for a VET Student Loan and applying for a Payment Plan for the fees over the prescribed capped amount for the qualification;
  5. You have no outstanding debt with TAFE Queensland;
  6. You have the financial capacity to provide a minimum deposit of 25% of the Tuition Fees for the qualification or unit/s of competency prior to  the start of study date, or on or before the Census date for VET Student Loans eligible students; and
  7. You have the financial capacity to meet the Payment Plan instalments.

To apply for a Payment Plan you will need to fill out a Payment Plan Application at the point of enrolment and prior to the first start of study date for the relevant qualification or unit/s of competency.

If you are successful in your Payment Plan application, you will be required to:

  1. Sign a Payment Plan Contract (which includes all the terms and conditions for the Payment Plan); and
  2. Pay a 25% deposit prior to the start of study (or on or before the Census date for VET Student Loans eligible students).

Please note, if you are eligible for a VET Student Loan and are accessing a Payment Plan for the fees over the prescribed capped amount for the qualification:

  1. You will repay the fees across the duration of your program; and
  2. If you withdraw on or before the Census date, the Payment Plan will be cancelled without penalty to you, and you will be eligible for a student refund if you have commenced payments.

FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP loans will enable you to select an option of:

  1. Deferring all Tuition Fees; or
  2. Paying a proportion of Tuition Fees up-front, and paying the rest of the Tuition Fees at a later date.

VET Student Loans will enable you to select an option of:

  1. Deferring Tuition Fees up to the capped amount; or
  2. Paying a proportion of Tuition Fees up-front, and paying the rest of the Tuition Fees up to the capped amount at a later date.

Management of Outstanding Fees

What You Need to Know

TAFE Queensland expects Tuition Fees to be paid at enrolment, or under the conditions outlined in the Payment Plan.

If you don't pay Tuition Fees at enrolment or in accordance with your Payment Plan you may be prevented from undertaking education and training activities.

TAFE Queensland may refer outstanding Tuition Fees to an appropriate debt collection agency in cases where payment has not been received by the relevant due date, which may also result in additional costs.

Financial Assistance and Fee Reductions

What You Need to Know

Concessions:

If you are undertaking government-subsidised qualifications, TAFE Queensland may offer you a fee concession, for Tuition Fees, providing you meet the eligibility requirements.

Fee concessions must be applied for and approved as you enrol.

Scholarships:

If you are provided with an approved scholarship, you will be able to use it to pay for your Tuition Fees or Service Fees, or TAFE Queensland will give you the appropriate Tuition Fee or Service Fee reduction.

Further information

If you are still having difficulty meeting your fee obligations, talk to your TAFE Queensland region.

Useful Forms:

Student Fee Schedule

Payment Plan Application

Further information

For further information, contact your local TAFE Queensland region.