Fees & Funding - Queensland

Tuition fees vary and are based on a number of different factors such as nominal study hours, qualification level and course type.  A variety of funding opportunities are available for many Health Skills Australia courses depending upon your eligibility.

*All fees are subject to annual review.

Tuition Fees 2018 - Diploma Course

Tuition Fees 2017 - Diploma Course

 

Certificate 3 Guarantee

Subsidised training is available to eligible individuals through the Queensland and Commonwealth Government for a range of Certificate III qualifications. To be eligible for Certificate 3 Guarantee funding, candidates must:

  • not hold or be already undertaking a certificate III or higher level qualification (certificate III qualifications completed at school are not counted)
  • be 15 years of age or older
  • have finished secondary school or left school
  • be an Australian Citizen or permanent resident living in Queensland, or a New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland (i.e. a person with a New Zealand Passport who can also produce documentary evidence of a Queensland residential address).

Student contribution:

A student contribution is required and varies depending on whether a student is concessional or not. Concessional students are those who hold a Health Care concession card or Pensioner concession card, or are the partner or dependant of a person who holds one of these cards and are named on the card.

Concessional students also include those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.

For more information, click here.  

C3G Student Fact Sheet, click here.

VET Student tuition fee and funding options

Students commencing VET study in 2017 and beyond

Due to changes in legislation, VET Student Loans (VSL), which commenced on 1 January 2017, has replaced the VET FEE‑HELP scheme.

VET Student Loans is a Commonwealth Government loan scheme that assists eligible students in eligible Diploma courses to pay all or part of their VET tuition fee. The eligible courses are listed on the VET Student Loans Approved Course List.

If you are eligible for VET Student Loans assistance, the Australian Government pays the amount of the loan direct to the approved training provider and records a debt against your Tax File Number with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

You are required to repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once you start earning above the minimum repayment threshold. The current minimum threshold may be found on the government's StudyAssist website. Voluntary repayments can be made at any time directly to the ATO, regardless of income. A VET Student Loan may impact on your credit rating.

Current Students Accessing VET FEE-HELP

In order for you to continue to access this payment option for your studies in 2018, you will have needed to have both opted in for 2017 and have successfully passes a census date in 2017. Only students in certain circumstances will be able to continue to access Vet Fee Help in 2018, including students with illness or caring responsibilities, or part time students.  Please contact the college in order to determine whether you may be eligible to continue to access Vet Fee Help in 2018.

For further information on the new measures and transition arrangements visit www.education.gov.au/vet-fee-help-students

If you have questions about the new scheme, you can contact the HELP Student Enquiry line on 1800 020 108 or email VETStudentLoans@education.gov.au 

Higher Level Skills (HLS)

Subsidised training is available to eligible individuals through the Queensland and Commonwealth Government for the Diploma of Nursing. Assessment of eligibility must be completed prior to the commencement of training.

Candidates must:

  • be a Queensland resident
  • Aged 15 years or over - no longer at school
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident(including humanitarian entrants, or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on a pathway to permanent residency
  • You must not have or be enrolled in a certificate IV level qualification
  • You must not have  a Diploma level qualification or higher (Advanced Diploma, Bachelor,  Masters level qualification), or be enrolled in a another Diploma with another provider

Student Co-contribution:

A student co-contribution is required and varies depending on whether a student is concessional or not.

Concessional students are those who hold a Health Care concession card or Pensioner concession card, or are the partner or dependant of a person who holds one of these cards and are named on the card.

Concessional students also include those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.

For more information, click here.  

HLS Student Fact Sheet, click here.