If you are eligible for a Health Care Card, you may be eligible for a vocational education fee concession, depending on your level of study.
You do not have to be receiving a Centrelink payment to get a Health Care Card. Provided you meet Australian residency requirements and satisfy the income test you may be eligible for a Low Income Health Care Card.
If you are receiving Abstudy, Austudy or Youth Allowance (student) benefits you need to apply separately for a Health Care Card and must also satisfy the income test.
If your application for a fee concession is successful, you will be charged a concession rate equivalent to 20% of the tuition fee payable by non-concession students in a government subsidised place for your program.
You will also be charged a lower rate on your Student services and amenities fee.
Other benefits of holding a Health Care Card:
- You can get a concession on public transport.
- You could get a number of other concessions outside of RMIT, including cheaper health care, cheaper prescription medicines, concession on car registration and more.
Applying for a Health Care Card
You can apply for a Health Care Card through Centrelink on tel. 13 2490.