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 2017 - Diploma Course


Tuition Fees 2017 - Certificate Courses


Tuition Fees 2016 - 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).

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 FEE-HELP is a Commonwealth Government loan available to eligible students enrolled in HSA's VET accredited Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing) HLT51612 course in order to help pay part or all of their tuition fees. A 20% loan fee may apply.

To receive VET FEE-HELP you will also need to meet the following requirements:

- Provide a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education that has been awarded by an agency or authority of a State or Territory for the student's completion of year 12; or


- Completion of an assessment, where you will need to display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both reading and numeracy;


- HSA reasonably believes that you display that competence.

Click here to find out how to get a copy of your Senior High School Records.

You are required to repay your VET FEE-HELP loan through the taxation system once your income exceeds the Australian government’s set minimum thresholds. The current minimum threshold may be found on the government's StudyAssist website. Failure to repay your VET FEE-HELP loan may impact your credit rating.

To apply for VET FEE-HELP you will need to read the VET FEE-HELP booklet and this document. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa you are eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP.

For important changes to students accessing VET FEE-HELP in 2016, please refer to the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.

Funding For Aged Care Workers - ACETI

The Aged Care Education and Training Incentive (ACETI) program provides incentive payments to eligible aged care workers who undertake specified education and training to upgrade their skills.

In order to be eligible for incentive payments, aged care workers must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident; and
  • Be employed on a full time, part time or casual basis providing direct care in and by an eligible aged care service:
    • at the commencement of their training (in order to receive the commencement payment);
    • at the successful completion of their training and during your training (in order to receive the completion payment).
  • Have a commitment to working in the aged care sector; and

For more information on the ACETI funding program, click here.