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Course fees


The good news is that many of our courses are subsidised by the government, and we have a great range of payment options, concessions, and credit transfer options - so why wouldn't you make the most of it?

What will my course cost?

The cost of your course depends on a number of factors, such as:

  • the course you have chosen
  • the length of your course
  • whether you are studying full-time, part-time, or online
  • if you can gain course credits through Recognition of Prior Learning or credit transfer
  • your eligibility for concessions, fee exemptions or subsidies.

Payment options

Not only does TAFE Queensland South West offer a high quality and competitively priced range of courses, we offer flexible payment options to suit your needs. We will talk you through the different types of courses and the payment options available, so you can choose what will work best for you. Options include:

Pay upfront

Pay your fees in full before you commence your course.

Apply for a payment plan

For a number of courses available at TAFE Queensland South West, you may be eligible to apply for a payment plan.

If you are approved for a Payment Plan you can utilise a direct debit agreement with TAFE Queensland South West to have your payments debited directly from your nominated account.

Use VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE-HELP scheme.

Eligible students can access a VET Student Loan to study a range of courses at the diploma level and above.

For more information please visit the VET Student Loans page.

Information for existing VET FEE-HELP students

Are you an existing VET FEE-HELP student? You will need to opt-in to continue to receive VET FEE-HELP by March 31, 2017.

For more information please visit the VET FEE-HELP page.

When do I have to pay?

If you are paying upfront, course fees are paid at the time of enrolment.

If you have been approved for a payment plan you'll pay your fees in installments. The frequency and amount will depend on your individual payment plan.

Can I get a discount on my course fee?

Everyone loves a good discount and there are a range of subsidies provided to eligible TAFE Queensland students. Please refer to our section on Financial Support and Student Loans for further information.

Other financial assistance

The Australian Government has a number of financial assistance schemes. Find out what assistance you may be eligible for.