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Fees and charges for TAFE NSW courses are dependent on the qualification you wish to study and your personal circumstances. Specific information on the cost of your course can be found in the information table on a course page
We understand that every student is different, so we offer a range of payment options to help you start your journey. For details of the payment options available to you, please
click here.
Fee exemptions and concessions
If you are eligible for Smart and Skilled training and you're an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student, a student with a disability or an Australian Government welfare recipient, you and your dependants may be eligible for a fee exemption or concession when enrolling in a Smart and Skilled course.
An exemption i
s where no fee is charged to the student. For exemptions, the government subsidises the total cost of the qualification.
Concession fee
s are discounted fees for disadvantaged people who are studying for qualifications up to and including Certificate IV.
For more in
formation on fee exemptions and concessions, click here​.
Fee-Free Scholarships
The NSW Government's Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarships​ mean that students can get training to get the skills they need to get the job they want and their course fees will be covered.
Fee-Free Scholarships are available for young people who are eligible for a concession fee; youn
g people who are or have been in out-of-home care; and people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic and family violence and their dependants.
Apprentices and Trainees
Any student registered as a NSW apprentice or new entrant trainee is eligible for subsidised training under Smart and Skilled. In 2017, apprentice student fees are capped at $2,000 per qualification and trainee student fees are capped at $1,000 per approved qualification.
Apprentices may also be eligible for a
Trade Support Loan to assist with everyday costs while they complete their Apprenticeship. Trade Support Loans are paid up to $20,000 over 4 years.
VET Student Loans
TAFE NSW is approved to offer the Government's new VET Student Loans program. Eligible students enrolling in approved Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses will have access to the new loan program, which allows students to defer some or all of their tuition fees (up to the loan cap limit).
For more information, visit our page on
VET Student Loans.
Repeating a Unit of Competency for students enrolled in a Smart and Skilled program
The fee you pay, or the fee exemption or Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarship you receive, only covers your first attempt at your course, and the first attempt at any unit of competency within your course. If you want to repeat a unit of competency you should discuss this with your head teacher as soon as possible. A separate fee will be charged for any second or further attempt to successfully achieve a unit of competency. This fee will be determined on your specific circumstances and training needs. ​Click here to view fees.
Do you need more information? Call us on 131 225! We are here to help.