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Financial support and student loans

VET Student Loans

Click here for details on VET Student Loans.


To be eligible for a concession fee, a student must:

  • hold a Centrelink Health Care Card
  • hold a Centrelink Pension Card or
  • identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person

Fee exemptions

Fee exemptions MUST be applied for at the time of enrolment at the appropriate Customer Service Centres. If concessions are not claimed at the time of enrolment, full fees will be charged and no adjustments can be made.

Fee reduced courses

Certificate 3 Guarantee

Students can now take advantage of the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program, a Queensland Government initiative which reduces the cost of the course to the student. The amount provided is subject to the demand for skilled workers in each industry, and your eligibility.

Year 12 fee-free training

Recent Year 12 graduates may be eligible to access fee-free training, which is funded by the Queensland Government. Fee-free training is available to eligible Year 12 graduates who enrol in a high priority qualification within 12 months of leaving school. Strict eligibility criteria applies.

Fee payments

Fees can be paid by cash, cheque, money-order (payable to TAFE Queensland North), EFTPOS or credit card (Bankcard, Visa or MasterCard) as well as via VET Student Loans for eligible students and courses. Financial payment plan options are also available.

Payment plans: If you have difficulty paying for your course or your VSL Loan Gap upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan. Payment plans give you the option to pay on a fortnightly schedule using Direct Debit until a month before your course is due to be completed.

A Payment Plan application form must be completed before you enrol and a deposit is required. Our Customer Service staff are able to help you complete the form over the phone if you have access to scan or photocopy your documentation; or alternatively they can assist in person at any one of our campuses. Forms are available here and also from Customer Service Centres.

Students may not be considered to be enrolled unless your application has been approved and the first deposit payment has been made.

Cancellation of enrolment does not necessarily cancel the obligation to make all payments under an existing Payment Plan.

You may be eligible if:

  • you do not have unpaid fees or a written-off debt with TAFE Queensland
  • you do not have previous Payment Plan instalments outstanding
  • your enrolment fees are more than $500

Payment Plans need to be completed at least 30 days prior to the end of your course. Students struggling to meet these requirements can request to speak with a counsellor who may be able to assist. Contact us to find out more.