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Fees | Payment options

Fee information for 2019 will be published as soon as we are able. Thank you for your patience.

Please contact the college in the interim to receive an indicative price for a course.

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

    The VET Student Loans program was implemented in January 2017.

    This is a new student loans program replacing the VET FEE-HELP scheme, giving 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 2018 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.

    Refer to the VET Student Loans page for more information.

    Withdrawals and refunds

    If you want to withdraw from any unit of competency or the entire qualification please advise your lecturer, student services or administration. To withdraw from any unit or the whole course you need to complete an ‘Application for Withdrawal from class’ form. This form is available in your area of study or the campus administration. You may be eligible for a full or partial refund in accordance with the Department of Training and Workforce Development VET Fees and Charges Policy 2018.

    Students who withdraw are entitled to a full refund of the applicable course fee, resource fee and other fees where:

    • a unit is cancelled or re-scheduled to a time unsuitable to the student; or
    • a student is not given a place due to maximum number of places being reached.

    A full refund of fees can be made at any time during delivery if a class is cancelled because of declining student numbers, no available lecturer, and other circumstances caused by the RTO.

    Students who withdraw and lodge a Withdrawal Form before the census/withdrawal date for a unit will be eligible for a full refund of the course fee for the unit; and

    • a full refund of the resource fee if the course is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma course; or
    • 50% of the resource fee if the course is below Diploma level.

    To be eligible for a partial refund, you must submit the application form within 20% of the way through the period during which that unit is undertaken. Refer to your enrolment form which will have this census date for each unit listed.

    Refunds are made by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).

    South Regional TAFE can approve a pro rata refund of fees and charges at any time during the course of delivery if students withdraw for reasons of personal circumstances beyond their control. 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. In all cases, relevant documentary evidence (for example, medical certificate) is required.

    If you are a student receiving Abstudy, Austudy or Youth Allowance for an approved course, you must immediately inform Centrelink when you withdraw from your course or reduce the number of hours of attendance.

    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 September 17, 2018