Discover fees information about government subsidised places for your vocational education program.
From January 1 2019, the Victorian Government is waiving tuition fees for eligible students commencing priority government subsidised non-apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs.
The number of Free TAFE places available is subject to change and the Victorian Government may cap the number of Free TAFE places available for a program at their discretion.
If you receive a Free TAFE place, the tuition fees for your whole program will be paid for by the Victorian Government through the ‘Free TAFE for Priority Courses’ scheme.
You can find RMIT's full list of eligible programs at Free TAFE for priority courses. Visit this page to learn more about the scheme and eligibility.
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 schedule includes:
Free TAFE: programs eligible for the Victorian Government's ‘Free TAFE for Priority Courses’ scheme have this denoted against their program code in the fee schedule. Eligible students in an eligible program will have their tuition fees waived for their whole program.
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
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.
A student commences C6161 Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural), for which they’ve been offered a government-subsidised place. They would like to calculate the cost of one of their courses.
A student commences C4382 Certificate IV in Design, for which they’ve been offered a government-subsidised place. They enrol in 5 courses.
A student commences C4389 Certificate IV in Custom-made Footwear, for which they’ve been offered a government-subsidised place. This student is also entitled to a fee concession. They enrol in three 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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