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Important information for TAFE fee concessions

If you are a vocational education student, you may be entitled to a concession on your fees if you are in a government subsidised place and you meet the eligibility criteria. In general, you are eligible if you have a valid concession card issued by Centrelink and presented at the time of enrolment. A card is deemed to be valid where the card start date is before or on your first scheduled class. You must present the original of your valid concession card when you enrol.

If you have applied for, but not received, your concession card then you are permitted to present a letter from Centrelink called 'Confirmation of Concession Card Entitlement' that confirms you have submitted your application and been approved for your concession card. This letter from Centrelink must be presented at the time of your enrolment.


When to apply

You must submit your Application for Fee Concession with all supporting documentation prior to commencement of training (first scheduled class). No applications will be accepted after this date. Information on class start dates is available from your Department.

Please note:

  • Please ensure you retain a copy of your form when you apply.
  • Submission of this form does not guarantee that a concession fee or exemption will be approved. You will be notified by the William Angliss Institute if your application is unsuccessful and you are not eligible for a fee concession or exemption, in which case you will remain liable for full tuition fees if you do not withdraw from the program prior to your first class census date in the relevant term.


How to apply

  1. You must apply for concession each new teaching period ie semester or when your concession status changes.
  2. Complete an Application for Fee Concession form for each program in which you are seeking a concession or exemption.
  3. Before your first scheduled class present your completed form at the Information Centre, Building A, Level 1 (Melbourne Campus) or other relevant campus location along with both the original and a photocopy of your valid concession card (or letter confirming eligibility from Centrelink) as well as any other documentation which will support your application.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

From 2024 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders can access a Fee Waiver on tuition fees instead of concession rates.


How much you will pay – vocational education tuition fee concession

If your vocational education fee concession application is successful, you will be charged a concession rate equivalent to 20% of the tuition fee payable by non concession students in a vocational education government subsidised place for your program.


Eligibility criteria and supporting documentation

The eligibility criteria for a TAFE fee concession are set by the Victorian Government and assessed by William Angliss Institute in accordance with government directives. These eligibility criteria and directives are subject to change at any time.

Students are eligible for a TAFE fee concession if they:

  • are enrolled into Certificate I to Certificate IV courses
  • hold a valid Concession/Pension/Veteran card issued by Centrelink or are named on a Concession/Pension card as a dependent child/spouse.

Students are ineligible for a TAFE fee concession if they:

  • are enrolled in a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Degree program
  • are enrolled in a full fee place or international full fee place.

If you cannot present a valid and current concession card at your enrolment or before your classes start you will be charged the non-concession fee. Call 1300 ANGLISS or visit the Information Centre, Ground Floor Building A, 555 La Trobe Street Melbourne 3000 if you would like further information.


Personal Hardship

Students who are unable to pay their fees due to extreme financial hardship should contact the Info Centre on (03) 9606 2111 for advice.


Other costs

There are other costs that you may incur whilst studying. These are dependent on your course, but can include excursions, equipment, textbooks and class materials.