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 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 passed 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 

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 current 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.  

Victorian Skills First Program

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

2018 Skills First 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 2018 - 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 VET program

  • Latrobe Valley Initiative (applicants must have a Training Referral Letter)
  • Back to Work (applicants must have a letter from the State Revenue Office to the individuals employer confirming they are a ‘Back to Work’ participant)
  • Automotive Supply Chain or Jobs Victorian Network Client (applicants must have evidence that they have attended a Skills and Job Centre to discuss referral to training)

Click here for further information on Skills First subsidy.