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Fees and payment options

We provide fee payment options to suit financial circumstances. Concessional rates are available for eligible students. 

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.

Indicative 2023 tuition and resources fees can be found on each course page. 

Your fees will be calculated from your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

Concessions (for eligible courses at certificate levels I to IV) and annual course fee caps may apply. Other charges may apply.

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 (1,009 KB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab) that employer for the student's fees and charges.
  3. Pay the fee via instalments with a Payment Plan (please read the Direct Debit Terms and Conditions), or declare their intent to defer payment under the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan program, subject to eligibility and acceptance by the provider.
  4. Pay part of the full amount of fees and charges and defer payment of the other part under the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan program.
  5. Make application on the grounds of severe financial hardship for fees and charges to be waived for courses below diploma level or concession-eligible Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses (excluding the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care).

Visit the Department of Training and Workforce Development's web page(opens in a new tab) for more information on training subsidies and fees.

  • Payment of fees 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

Students will receive a 70 per cent concession on their course fees. Concession fees will be calculated at enrolment. The following students are entitled to the concession rate on course fees:

a) Persons and dependents 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 dependents of persons in receipt of AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY.

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

d) Persons and dependents 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.

Concession eligible diploma courses delivered at South Regional TAFE;

  • CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

  • HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing

  • CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

  • SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management

  • HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage

  • CPP50121 Diploma of Surveying

  • AHC51519 Diploma of Viticulture

Concessions do not apply for all other diploma or advanced diploma qualifications, or for foundation skills qualifications.

For all other Diploma and Advance Diploma Qualifications, the maximum tuition fee chargeable is $7,860. Resource fees are not included in the annual cap and will need to be paid in addition to the capped Tuition fee.

A secondary school aged person means a person who has reached 15 years of age but has not reached the end of the calendar year in which their compulsory education period expires, as defined in the School Education Act 1999. In 2019, these persons will be born on or after July 2001.

For secondary school-aged persons not enrolled at school, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2023 is $420. The maximum is the total fee for all courses the student is enrolled in.  Resource fees are still payable and not included in the course fees

The Diploma and Advanced Diploma course fee maximum does not apply to these students.

All international student applications and tuition payments for South Regional TAFE courses should be made through (TIWA), the international arm of the Western Australian Government's Department of Training and Workforce Development.  Payments for course resource fees are made through South Regional TAFE.

Vet Student Loans is a loan program through the Department of Education and Training for approved Diploma and above qualifications, provided students meet eligibility criteria.

Under this scheme, students take out a loan from the Commonwealth to pay course 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.

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, visit the website here (opens in a new tab)