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Course fees

Fees and payments

All enrolment fees must be paid in full before you start attending class.

Once your fees have been processed you will be given a receipt and confirmation of enrolment which you must produce in your first training class/session.

You will be asked to leave the class if you have not completed the enrolment process.

Fees and charges

The total charge for each accredited program consists of two parts, contribution fees and materials fees. Fees for TAFE Queensland North programs may vary depending upon:

  • The actual subjects (competency units) selected.
  • The eligibility of the student for concession rates. Proof of your eligibility for a concession is required at enrolment. Concessions cannot be granted after enrolment.
  • Enrolment in Recognition of Prior Learning.

Please be aware that there is a CPI increase at the beginning of each calendar year.

Fee concessions

Fee concessions may apply to Government funded programs/subjects for:

  • Holders of a valid Centrelink HealthCare Card or Pension Concession Card issued by either Centrelink or the Department of Veteran's Affairs. (Please check your entitlements with Centrelink prior to enrolment. You will need documentary proof of your eligibility at enrolment.)
  • Partners or dependents of people holding a valid Concession Card - the student must be named on the card
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students

Am I eligible for a concession on my fees? How do I obtain it?

Concessional card holder - you are entitled to a concession if you are a cardholder or dependant on a card issued by the Commonwealth Law, or a document issued in an official form under the Commonwealth law confirming entitlement to concessions.

Financial hardship - an application can be made to the Institute after speaking to one of our Student support officers.

ATSI - If you identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander please indicate where applicable.

What if I can't pay my fees now?

When the total amount of tuition, student amenities and material fees payable is greater than $500, students may submit a Time to Pay application while enrolling.

Students who are successful with the Time to Pay application can pay for their course through a series of instalments. The number and frequency of installments will vary on the length of the course (weekly, fortnightly, and monthly options are available).

The first instalment is payable at the time of enrolment.

Where a textbook is used across a number of modules, the full material fee will be included in the first instalment.

Time to Pay will not be approved where students have outstanding fees from a previous enrolment and where students have a history of bad debt or irregular repayment.

Students will be sent a monthly statement of amounts owing. Students with instalments overdue by 60 days or more will be referred to a registered debt collection agency.

Students who withdraw from classes will still be responsible for payment of the remainder of the instalment plan, unless they are eligible for a refund.

Students who wish to apply for cancellation of the balance of their instalment need to make application via an application for refund form. Written notification will be provided if a student is ineligible for cancellation of the balance of their instalment.

What if I'm not paying for my own fees?

Written confirmation or a purchase order from the relevant authority detailing the enrolment must be produced on or before you begin the enrolment process.

What if I have outstanding or overdue payments?

If you have outstanding or overdue payments to the institute, you may not be eligible to:

  • undertake or submit assessment
  • continue study
  • enrol into further study with the institute
  • borrow items from the library
  • attend the institute graduation ceremony (for graduation applicable programs).

What happens if the course is cancelled?

Where TAFE Queensland North cancels a government-funded subject or ACE course before it starts, fees will be refunded in full.

For more information regarding student fees please refer to the TAFE Queensland policy.