On this page:
- Student contribution fees
- Late enrolment fees
- Student identity (ID) cards
- Fee concessions
- Instalment plans
- Financial assistance
The Vocational Education, Training and Employment Regulation (2001) determines the schedule set by CQ TAFE. Additional fees may be charged for printed materials, protective clothing and tools etc.
A full copy of this regulation can be accessed from your Institute library or the Queensland Government Legislation website. All fees must be paid to finalise enrolment or a payment arrangement entered into. You will be liable for all payments, even if you discontinue enrolment, subject to the TAFE Queensland Refund Policy. Debt recovery action will be taken to recover outstanding fees.
The price for each program or qualification can be provided on request. TAFE programs can be divided into:
Government funded programs
The cost of these programs is based on a student contribution fee. A concession may be available in some situations (as outlined below). Additional resource/material costs will vary from program to program.
Fee-for-service programs (full fee paying)
These are competitively priced full-fee paying programs which do not attract concessions.
These fees are your student contribution to the operational costs of tuition. Concessions may apply to these fees.
Fees may be incurred if you complete your enrolment after the commencement of classes.
A student ID card is available for issue upon enrolment and is valid for the calendar year period. It is advisable that all students carry the Institute ID whilst on campus. The student ID card may entitle you to discounts on software, book purchases and transport concessions.
Concessions may be available in the following instances:
If you are under 17 (at the end of February in the year of study) and have not completed Year 12 (proof of age must be produced when enrolling)
If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander - you will need to provide a statement from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student support officer, or a statement from a relevant community organisation must be produced on enrolment
If you have a Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card
If you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
You are a school-based apprentice or trainee.
All appropriate documentation must be provided at the time of enrolment to receive the tuition fee exemption. Applications for exemption received after enrolment cannot be considered.
Instalment plans are available for some CQ TAFE students. Prior to enrolment, a Payment Plan Application form must be completed and you will need to negotiate terms with a Customer Service Officer. Your application will be processed within 24 hours and you will be contacted by a Customer Service Officer.
A minimum of $75 or 20% of the total cost of enrolment, whichever is the greater, is payable at the time of enrolment, however exceptions will depend on the cost of the program and time frame of payments, which must not exceed 11 weeks in total. The minimum amount for repayments is $20 and you must finalise all payments no later than 30 days prior to the completion of study. Once approved, you are liable for the full cost of the program after the start of study date of the class(es). All outstanding invoices must be paid in full even if you withdraw after the program has commenced.
Students also have the option of instalments being deducted directly from Centrelink payments. You will need to complete and submit the following forms/application.
The Commonwealth Government has a variety of financial support payments dependent on age, study commitments, approved activities and work or job search commitments. Please check with your local Centrelink Office for assistance eligibility and apply early in your program.
If you are experiencing financial difficulties, you should meet with the Institute Student Counsellor to discuss your situation. The institute Student Counsellor will help you in identifying possible alternative funding and will assist you in applying for a suitable support option.