Fees and payment options
An estimate of course fees can be provided on enquiry through the campus you will be undertaking your course with (although actual fees are unable to be confirmed until enrolment). The majority of fees are included on the enrolment selection form(s). However you may need to pay for extra requirements such as:
Fees should be paid at the time of enrolment through one of the fee payment methods (PDF, 223KB). The preferred method of payment is in full upon enrolment by cash, cheque or credit card.
IT Access fee
Students who have access to electronic mail and email as part of their courses / programs will be required to pay a $15.00 It Access fee per semester. This charge will apply to all government funded programs. There will be some exemptions to this charge, for more information contact your local Customer service centre.
Uniforms and equipment
Some courses require students to purchase a specific uniform and tools or equipment. Further information may be obtained from the relevant teaching team for specific advice about these items.
Students are required to purchase their own textbooks for study. New books may be obtained from Angus & Robertson Bookstore, Grand Central and Toowoomba. Textbook lists are available at Orientation.
Time to pay
You may apply to pay by instalments by submitting a completed Application for Time to Pay (PDF, 231KB) when enrolling. If your application is approved, you will be required to make the deposit on enrolment, and subsequent instalments either fortnightly or monthly depending on your payment plan.
Note: all instalments on a payment plan must be paid in full even if a student discontinues studies before completion of the course.
The following options are available:
A minimum deposit of 20% of the total cost of enrolment, or $75, whichever is the greater, is payable at the time of enrolment.
The total Time to Pay plan shall be completed at least 30 days prior to the end of the student's program of study for which Time to Pay has been provided.
Cancellation of enrolment does not necessarily cancel the obligation to make all payments under the Time to Pay plan.
Please refer to the student refund policy (PDF, 396KB).
Applications will be approved at the discretion of a delegated officer and may be refused where a student has an outstanding debt with any TAFE Institute, or if the Institute has concerns regarding the student's ability to pay for course fees.
It is mandatory to supply the following documentation to support the Application for Time to Pay (PDF, 231KB) at time of enrolment:
1. Identification of one of the following:
Centrelink Health Care card.
2. Proof of ability to pay:
statement of benefit, Centrelink.
Any payment plan application exceeding $5001 will require the names and contact details of two referees that are independent of your immediate family.
Dropping or withdrawing from a course or individual subject does not necessarily reduce the debt owed on a Time to pay plan.
Applications for refunds should be submitted at the time of withdrawal.
Where a refund is not approved, the outstanding debt is still owed in full by the originally agreed payment dates. Visit the Change to enrolments page for full details.
If your application for payment by instalment is approved, you may wish to have your instalments deducted directly from your Centrelink allowance. If so, please advise the Enrolment Officer that you would like to take advantage, of the Centrepay option.
If you are experiencing extreme financial hardship, you may seek assistance through a student counsellor for a variation of payment of fees. The student counsellor will make a recommendation to the Institute Director based on individual circumstances.
As a general guide, extreme financial hardship would be indicated in a situation where you would have to go without food, shelter or a basic necessity of living in order to pay the regulated fees.