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Financial support and student loans

Congratulations on your commitment to begin your qualification and to Make Great Happen!

If you're concerned though about the financial investment, rest assured TAFE Queensland South West has a number of flexible payment options. These options are listed below, and if you'd like further clarification, please contact our Customer Service Team.

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.




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


Payment plans

If you have difficulty paying the full amount of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan. View our payment plans - Find out more!


Certificate 3 Guarantee

Eligible Queenslanders who do not have a post-school qualification higher than a Certificate II are now entitled to a government subsidy to complete their first Certificate III qualification. Find out more!


Fee-free training for year 12 graduates

If you're a Queensland resident, have just finished year 12 and are keen to start your studies within the next calendar year, you might be eligible to study fee free! Find out more!


Higher Level Skills

The Higher Level Skills program provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to access one subsidised training place in selected certificate IV level and above qualifications, or priority skill sets. Find out more!


CSQ Funding - Funding for building and construction industries

If you're currently working in building, construction, or civil construction you may be eligible for training at a reduced price and in some cases at no cost to the participant. This funding opportunity is thanks to Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ)Find out more!


Government Concessions

Students accessing a government subsidy might be eligible for a concession rate to further reduce the amount of their student contribution fee towards training. Find out more!



TAFE Queensland South West has a range of scholarships options including internal and external opportunities. Find out more!


Other financial support

The Australian government offers a number of income support payments including ABSTUDY, Austudy and Youth Allowance to help assist with rent, travel and general living expenses whilst you are studying.

Further information is available on the Australian Government's Department of Human Services website