Fees for full-fee paying places

RMIT offers vocational education places on a full-fee basis for students who are not eligible for government-subsidised places.

A vocational education full-fee place is a place at RMIT that receives no financial contribution from the Victorian Government. The fees cover the full tuition cost of a program.

Use the fee finder to get an estimate of fees for your vocational education program. 

Or, browse the complete schedule of vocational education program fees: 


The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

These are tuition fees only, apply only to local students and do not include the student services and amenities fee (SSAF) or any materials fees that may apply.

RMIT University reserves the right to annually adjust program tuition fees. Changes to program tuition fees will be applied at the beginning of each calendar year.

Your tuition fees are calculated based on the number of nominal hours you are enrolled in.

To calculate your tuition fees, multiply the rate per nominal hour for your program by the number of nominal hours you are enrolled in.

The term “nominal hours” refers to the average learning and teaching effort required to fulfill the requirements of a course or program. These hours provide a basis for government funding and student contributions for the selected course or program. The nominal hours for a program may vary depending on the electives chosen.

The fee invoiced may vary between semesters as the enrolment requirements in vocational education programs may vary between semesters.

Example 1: tuition fee for one course

A student commences an advanced diploma, for which they’ve been offered a full-fee paying place. They would like to calculate the tuition fee for one of their courses.

Example 2: tuition fees for multiple courses in one year

A student commences C4382 Certificate IV in Design, for which they’ve been offered a full-fee paying place. They enrol in 5 courses.

If you are enrolled in a diploma level or above program, you may be eligible to apply for a capped loan under the Australian Government's VET Student Loans scheme.

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