Fees & Funding - Victoria

Tuition fees vary and are based on a number of different factors such as nominal study hours, qualification level and course type. 

*All fees are subject to annual review

Tuition Fees 2018 - Diploma Course


Tuition Fees 2017 - Diploma Course

VET Student tuition fee 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 FEEHELP 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.

Victorian Training Guarantee (Re-enrolling eligible students only)

Please note this funding is not available for new students in 2017 - this information applies to existing students already receiving the subsidy.

For some curremt HSA students subsidised training is available to eligible individuals through the Victorian and Commonwealth Government.

2016 VTG subsidy is available to:

  • Australian Citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens
  • All candidates under 20 years of age (as at 1 January)
  • Candidates 20 years and older and 'upskilling' by seeking to enrol in a course at a higher level than their existing qualification
  • Candidates enrolled in two or less subsidised programs in 2015 - this is referred to as the '2 course rule'

Candidates will be eligible for a subsidy for no more than two courses commenced at any given AQF level in their lifetime. This is referred to as the '2 at level' limit.

Eligible candidates will be required to pay a co-contribution depending on the qualification undertaken.

There are also special eligibility exemptions that may apply to people holding referrals under the following:

  • Asylum seekers and Victims of Human Trafficking Initiative
  • Workers in Transition program
  • Young people transitioning from care initiative
  • Automotive Supply Chain Training Initiative

For further information visit http://www.education.vic.gov.au/training/learners/vet/pages/funding.aspx

HSA is an equal opportunity education provider and encourages individuals with disabilities to access government subsidised training in courses appropriate to their abilities and in accordance with AHPRA registration requirements.