Financial assistance

Are you experiencing financial challenges? Don't allow money to get in the way of your future.

We provide a range of options that may assist you in your situation.

At the beginning of each semester applications are open for students to apply for a scholarship (see below).

If you are eligible you may be able to apply for concessional rates.

You may choose to take advantage of a student loan through the Federal Government's VET FEE-HELP scheme, entry conditions apply, see below.

As part of the entry procedure if you enrol in a Diploma or Advanced Diploma, you will need to give us a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate).  If you don't have a year 12 certificate you must be assessed as displaying a required level of competence in both reading and numeracy.  To do this you will be required to sit a test to assess if you have the skills to give you a good chance of completing the course.

If you don't attain an "Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Framework (ACSF) in both reading and numeracy" you will not be able to take out a VET FEE-HELP loan.  Payment plans are available if you are not eligible for VET FEE-HELP .

Please come and speak with the staff in Student Support who can explain everything in more detail.


Concession rates

The following students are entitled to the concession rate on course fees:

a) Persons and dependants of persons holding:

     i) A Pensioner Concession Card.

     ii) A Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

     iii) A Health Care Card.

b) Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY.

c) Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance.

d) Persons who are inmates of a custodial institution.

e) Secondary school aged persons. In 2016, these students will be born on or after 1 July 1999 and must be at least 15 years old.

Proof of eligibility for concession must be demonstrated prior to the commencement of the unit. If the concession is valid for the full enrolment period, then all eligible units commenced within that period attract the concession rate. If the 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.


Albany scholarships

Denmark Music Foundation Scholarship

Applications for this scholarship have now closed.


Bunbury and other regional campuses scholarships

​Scholarship opportunities will be advertised here as they become available for the benefit of future and current students. Some are provided by the generosity of local businesses and community groups, while others may be offered across Western Australia or nation-wide. Take the time to read the eligibility criteria, application guidelines and note any closing dates. Please be aware that scholarship opportunities listed here may not be administered by the College.

Please check back soon!

Page last updated February 07, 2017