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Fees | Payment options

The fees for 2018 for studies at South Regional TAFE are now available.

Fees for Apprenticeships and Traineeships are available as a separate schedule.

In addition to course fees, resource fees are charges for materials that are considered essential to a course or unit of study and which do not form part of the course fee.

Resource fees are set at the unit level and the final resource fee charge for a qualification depends on the electives chosen, and will be calculated at enrolment.

Payment options

On enrolment, students will be able to take up one of the following payment options:

  1. pay the full amount of fees and charges;
  2. present a signed authority from an employer to invoice that employer for the student's fees and charges:
  3. pay the fee by instalment with a minimum of a $25 deposit;
  4. declare their intent to defer payment under the Commonwealth Government's VET FEE-HELP program, subject to eligibility and acceptance by the provider;
  5. pay part of the full amount of fees and charges and defer payment of the other part under the Commonwealth Government's VET FEE-HELP program

Visit the Department of Training and Workforce Development's Future Skills WA web page for general information on training subsidies and fees.

Payment Methods

  • Payment of fees or deposit can be completed by one of the following methods:

  • Cash (Please make any cash payments at your local Campus)

  • Credit Card (by phone or your local campus)

  • Debit Card (by phone or your local campus)

  • Money Order / Cheque (Must be made out to the South Regional TAFE for either the total fees or deposit)

  • Employer or Sponsor Payment Options - contact us for more details

Concessions and fee caps

Students will receive a 70 per cent concession on their course fees. 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 and dependants of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution.

e) Secondary school-aged persons, not enrolled at school.

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 on or after the start date and prior to the expiry of the concession attract the concession rate.

Concessions do not apply for diploma or advanced diploma qualifications, or for foundation skills qualifications. Concession fees will be calculated at enrolment.

For Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2017 is $7,860. This maximum applies per course in 2017.

    Secondary school students

    For secondary school-aged persons not enrolled at school, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2017 is $420. The maximum is the total fee for all courses the student is enrolled in.

    For these students, course fees for courses that are below Diploma level or are concession-eligible Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses are calculated at the concessional rate until the student reaches the fee cap. The Diploma and Advanced Diploma course fee maximum does not apply to these students.

    International students

    All international student applications and payments for South Regional TAFE courses should be made through Education and Training International (ETI), the international arm of the Western Australian Government's Department of Training and Workforce Development.

    VET Student Loans

    As of the 1 January 2017, VET Student Loans has been implemented.

    This is a new student loans program that replaces the current VET FEE-HELP scheme, to provide eligible students access to quality higher level VET qualifications, particularly those students who could not otherwise afford to pay upfront.

    Students currently financing their studies through a VET FEE-HELP loan will not be automatically transferred to the new VET Student Loans program and will need to OPT-IN with the Department to continue to access VET FEE-HELP for their continuing 2017 studies

    Under this scheme, students take out a loan from the Commonwealth to pay fees. Repayment of the loan is through the taxation system once taxable income exceeds a set level.

    Withdrawals and refunds

    Students who withdraw may be eligible for a refund.

    Withdrawals presented within four weeks from commencement date of the course receive a 100 per cent refund of the tuition fee and 50 per cent of the resource fee.

    Withdrawals presented beyond four weeks of the course commencement are on a pro rata basis and only apply for reasons of personal circumstances beyond the student's control with relevant documentary evidence required.

    For example:

    • serious illness resulting in extended absence from classes;
    • injury or disability that prevents the student from completing their program of study; or
    • other exceptional reasons at the discretion of the accountable officer.

    Written advice of withdrawal is necessary to ensure eligibility of refunds.

    In the unexpected event that the college ceases to provide a VET course of study in which a VET student is enrolled, student fees will be refunded or the learner will be placed in 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


    Withdrawals (VET Student Loan courses)

    Students who wish to withdraw from a VET Student Loan / VET FEE-HELP enabled course of study must do so in writing using the Course/Subject Withdrawal Form which is available from the Customer Service Centre at each South Regional TAFE campus.

    In the event of a student withdrawing from a VET unit of study or VET Student Loan enabled qualification after census date for that unit of study or qualification:

    • no refund for tuition fees paid upfront is applicable; and/or
    • the student may still be liable for a VET Student Loan / VET FEE-HELP debt.

    Where withdrawals are submitted after census date, the student may apply for a refund for paid tuition fees under special circumstances, based on one of the following:

    • medical reasons,
    • employment-related reasons,
    • course-related reasons.

    In the unexpected event that the college ceases to provide a VET Student Loan / VET FEE-HELP enabled course of study in which a VET student is enrolled, the student is entitled to a choice of:

    • a) VET Course Assurance Option
    • or
    • b) VET Tuition Fee Repayment Option


    Payment of Refunds

    All refunds will be paid via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) where the student bank details have been provided. All other refunds shall be paid by college cheque.

    Want to know more?

    For further information on the new fee structure or to access fact sheets on the Future Skills WA initiative, visit the Future Skills WA page at the Department of Training and Workforce Development's website.

    Saver Plus Scheme

    Students with a Centrelink Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card could get $500 help with TAFE costs. Join Saver Plus and they will match your savings, dollar for dollar, up to $500.

    To find out more, download the flyer or the fact sheet or visit the website here.


    Page last updated February 09, 2018