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.
*Tuition fees as published are subject to change.
VET Tuition Fees 2014 - Diploma Courses
VET Tuition Fees 2014 - Certificate Courses
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.
VET FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme that helps eligible students pay for all or part of their tuition costs, not including administration or material fees. Students who access VET FEE-HELP assistance will have a loan with the Australian Government who will, on the student’s behalf, pay their tuition fees to Health Skills Australia.
VET FEE-HELP is available to eligible students studying one of Health Skills Australia's VET accredited Diploma courses. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you are eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP.
For more information on VET FEE-HELP, click here.
If you are eligible, have been offered a place in one of our Diploma courses and would like to defer your fees through VET FEE-HELP, please complete our online VET FEE-HELP form or call us on 1300 306 886 to request one.
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
- Commence an eligible training course between 1 January 2014 and 30 June 2015.
For more information on the ACETI funding program, click here.
If you are currently working in the aged care or home and community sectors, you may also be able to access a Commonwealth funded training place through the Aged Care Workforce Vocational Education Training (ACWVET) Program.
Your employer must apply for training places through a Registered Training Organisation such as Health Skills Australia. If a training place is allocated, the course is fully funded. With this program you may also be entitled to an ACETI funded payment if you undertake training while employed.
For more information on the ACWVET program, click here.