VET Fees and Charges
This page refers to fees for our vocational education and training or TAFE courses.
For Degree fees, please visit our degree fee page.
Fees are made up of three components and vary from course to course:
- Tuition contribution
- General services
- Class materials
Tuition contribution fees and general services fees are determined by the number of hours you are enrolled in the calendar year.
A large portion of the tuition is subsidized by the Victorian Government for eligible students.
There are different fees that apply to VET courses depending on your residency status, course of choice and government eligibility guidelines.
- Free – as part of the Free TAFE for Priority courses initiative some courses may be available with no tuition fees from January 2019
- Concession – if you meet all eligibility criteria and hold a current healthcare or pension card, you may be able to access a tuition fee concession.
- Government-subsidised – if you meet all eligibility criteria but no do not hold a current healthcare or pension card, you may be able eligible to access a reduced tuition fee.
- Full fee – you will pay the full fee rate if you do not meet the eligibility criteria.
Eligibility for Government Subsidised Places – Victoria
Your eligibility for a Victorian government free or subsidised tuition fee is determined by your individual circumstances, such as how old you are, what level of education you have and the course you want to study.
You must also meet citizenship or residency requirements:
- Australian citizen; or
- Australian Permanent Resident (holder of a permanent visa; or holder of a Special Category Visa (sub-class 444, New Zealand citizen); or
- East Timorese asylum seeker; or
- Holder of a Temporary Protection Visa.
Eligibility for government funding is assessed at a pre-enrolment interview session where and our Information Centre team will help determine your eligibility and discuss your options if you are not eligible.
Visit www.education.vic.gov.au for a guide on eligibility for government-subsidised training requirements.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a formal recognition of the skills and knowledge that you have gained through previous studies, work and life experiences. Candidates for RPL may be awarded full or part qualifications on the basis of RPL assessment.
William Angliss Institute will assess your existing skills and knowledge so that previous studies, work and/or life experiences can count towards all or part of your qualification and shorten the period of training. As part of the assessment we may take into account the following:
- Work-related training courses
- On-the-job skills and work experience
- Volunteer and community work
- A combination of all of the above
The cost incurred is based on the Standard Student Contact Hourly rate for the Course Tuition Fee. However the benefit of an RPL is that it costs less than it would to enrol and study in the course because you save on course resources and materials. Also, there are no associated fees and charges such as the Student Amenities Fee.
You may be eligible for a government subsidy for RPL. The eligibility criteria is the same as for all government-subsidised courses, although the level of subsidy may be different.