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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

The Australian Government has reviewed the VET FEE-HELP scheme.

A new program called VET Student Loans will commence from 1 January 2017.



The Australian Government has reviewed the VET FEE-HELP scheme.

A new program called VET Student Loans will commence from 1 January 2017. The changes will be for new students starting study in 2017.

If you have already been receiving VET FEE-HELP you will still receive it next year while you complete your course.

We will be in touch with all students who are already receiving VET FEE-HELP or have enrolled to study a diploma or above program in 2017 to explain the changes.



VET FEE-HELP is an interest-free from the Federal Government to cover the cost of tuition fees for approved programs. This means you can study now, gain the qualification you need to get the new job or promotion, and pay back the loan when you can afford it. Information for existing students can be found 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