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).

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) will commence on 1 January 2017, replacing the current 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.

Payment Plan Options

We offer payment plans to cover course fees. With this payment plan you can choose to make weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments to suit your budget. For further information on the payment plan please contact us on 1300 306 886 or email info@healthskills.com. Payment plans are interest free.

Current Students Accessing VET FEE-HELP

 In order for you to continue to access this payment option for your studies in 2017, you will need to ‘OPT-IN’. An email will have been sent to you from the Department of Education and Training containing instructions.  If you have not received the email with instructions, please contact the Department of Education directly via vetloans@education.gov.au or 1800 020 108.

For further information on the new measures and transition arrangements visit education.gov.au.

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 

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.

Higher Level Skills (HLS)

Subsidised training is available to eligible individuals through the Queensland and Commonwealth Government for the Diploma of Nursing for eligible candidates. Assessment of eligiblility 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 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.  

HLS  Student Fact Sheet, click here.