What will it cost to enrol?
You are required to pay a tuition contribution, a student services fee and an IT fee. Material fees may also be required for some courses. Your enrolment is not valid until all of these fees have been paid.
Tuition fees are calculated according to the level of course a student is undertaking.
|Course Category||AQF Level||2013 Fees|
| Foundation Skills
Courses in language, literacy, numeracy and job-readiness
|Courses for the purpose of developing the skills identified, at Certificates I, II, III and IV level. Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Foundation)||Between $0.50 and $1.50 per scheduled hour|
| Skills Creation
Vocational training in an industry area and high-level senior secondary certificates
Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Intermediate and Senior)
|Up to $2.00 per hour|
Employment based training for entry to an occupation
|Certificates I to IV||$2.50 per scheduled hour|
Employment based training for entry to an occupation
|Certificates I to IV||$2.50 per scheduled hour|
| Skills Building
Courses to enter a skilled trade of practice in an occupation that calls for skills and knowledge beyond the basic level
|Up to $2.00 per hour|
| Skills Deepening
Course for progression to a higher level within an industry area or for skills development at a specialised or paraprofessional level
|Diploma (Certificate V)
Advanced Diploma (Certificate VI)
Vocational Graduate Certificate
Vocational Graduate Diploma
|Between $2.00 and $16.00 per scheduled hour. Most courses are $5.00 per scheduled hour.|
|Applicants not eligible for government-subsidised training||All course categories||Between $8.00 and $16.00 per scheduled hour. Most courses are $10.00 per scheduled hour.|
* If you are an Indigenous student the relevant concession tuition fee applies.
* For concession card holders enrolling in a course category other than Skills Deepening, the relevant concession tuition fee applies.
* The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Materials fees may be required by the student during the course of his or her study. Materials fees relate to goods or materials that become the property of the student and are retained by them in the event of withdrawal from the course.
These materials may be made available through the Institute bookshop or other commercial suppliers. Students have the right to purchase these goods from whichever source they choose. Refund and exchange policies applicable to these goods are determined by the relevant supplier.
In the case of Skills Deepening courses (diplomas and advanced diplomas), printed course material is not an allowable material fee unless it is made available to the student to download free of charge and the student chooses to pay for a printed copy.
Student Services Fee (SS)
All students (with the exception of workplace-based students) are required to pay a compulsory fee that contributes to the cost of providing such services as counselling, welfare services, learning support, study support and activities and services provided by the Student Support & Recreation.
The fee is calculated at the rate of $0.36 for each nominal enrolled hour. The minimum SS fee that a non-concession student pays for 2013 is $36 and the maximum is $240.
The Institute charges all students an IT fee of $30 for 2013. The IT fee supports the Institute's IT network capability and permits access to enhanced features such as the Flexible Learning Centre, the Library and Learning Centre and Student Results online. For Diploma and Advanced Diploma students the IT fee is an incidental fee as it is not an essential requirement for course completion
Fees Applicable to Concession Students
If you are deemed eligible for government subsidy and meet one of the following criteria at the time of enrolment, you will be eligible to pay no more than 20 percent of the hourly tuition fee rate in all course categories (except Skills Deepening), the minimum student services fee in all course categories and the IT fee:
- Holder of a Commonwealth Health Care Card
- Holder of a Pensioner Concession Card
- Holder of a Veterans' Gold Card
- Named as a dependent spouse or dependent child on a Commonwealth Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card
Australian Indigenous students are eligible to pay no more than 20 percent of the hourly tuition fee rate and minimum student services fee in all course categories, and the IT fee.
If your concession status changes and you enrol in another course the concession rates detailed above may no longer apply.
Additional fees may also be charged for materials, excursions and first aid training.
Eligibility for Government Subsidised Training
- You must be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen;
- Not be commencing more than two government subsidised courses in 2013 (excluding Foundation Skills level or an apprenticeship qualification listed in the approved pre-apprentice and pathway qualifications).
- Be under 20 years of years of age on January 1, 2013.
- Be enrolling in a traditional apprenticeship course under an approved training contract.
- Be re-enrolling in a course from 2012 or earlier in which you had already qualified for a government-subsidised place.
- Be enrolling in a course that is at a higher level than your previous highest educational achievement. The government's aim is to encourage prospective students to gain a higher level qualification for their future.
- Be enrolling in a Foundation Skills level course.
- Be commencing a Victorian Certificate of Education or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Intermediate or Senior) and are over 20 years of age on January 1, 2013.
Are there any other possible charges?
- Copy of receipt/ confirmation sheet $5
- Replacement student ID card $15
- Replacement certificate (issued after 2000) $50
- Replacement certificate (issued before 2000) $80
- Folders (automotive apprentices) $15
- Archive search (prior to 2000) $50
- Replacement statement of results $7
If you are not eligible for Government subsidised training and if you do not hold a concession card permitting concession fee rates, you will be required to pay the full fee listed on the respective course page.
Payment of fees
You can pay your fees by credit card over the phone or with cash, cheque, credit card or EFTPOS at any Customer Service Centre. If paying through the post, send your payment (please do not send cash) to Private Bag 299 Somerton VIC 3062.
Fees in relation to Skills Recognition
Skills Recognition or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) means that skills, experience and knowledge you already have can be assessed for credit against a qualification. This can occur either before or after your enrolment.
A non-refundable administration fee of $200 per application will apply for each application for Skills Recognition by students who are eligible for government subsidised training.
Applicants for Skills Recognition who are not eligible for government subsidised training will pay the published fees for the units undertaken as part of the Skills Recognition process.
If you have already paid the tuition fee for the units being assessed for Skills Recognition, there is no further charge for a Skills Recognition application for those units or modules.
You can apply for Skills Recognition in whole units of competency or modules - not parts of units or modules.
- 100 percent refund if the Institute cancels your course.
- If you lodge a withdrawal/refund application within four weeks of the commencement of your course (for any other reason), you are entitled to the refund of your tuition fees, materials fees, Student Services fee and IT fee (less an administrative fee of $65). A refund will not be granted where training has been completed for a unit or module and a result entered.
- You are not entitled to any refund if you withdraw later than four weeks after the commencement of your course (all courses excluding Skills Deepening).
- If you lodge a withdrawal/refund application from a Skills Deepening unit of study on or before the published Census Date for that Unit, you will receive a 100 percent refund of the tuition fees (this also applies to Skills Deepening students who meet the citizenship requirements but who have been deemed not eligible for a government subsidised place).
- If you lodge a withdrawal/refund application from a Skills Deepening course within four weeks of the commencement of your course, you are entitled to a refund of your materials fees, Student Services fees, and IT fee (less an administrative fee of $65).
Help with paying your fees while you are studying at Kangan Institute
- Welfare services
Assistance can be provided to students to help with budgeting, money management, financial counselling and referrals to external agencies.
Kangan Institute offers a number of scholarships each year, which contribute towards course fees and materials fess across a range of study areas.
You can find out more about scholarships for 2013 at kangan.edu.au/scholarships
- Eligibility for VET FEE-HELP
A deferred payment scheme is available for students enrolling at the Skills Deepening (diploma and advanced diploma) level called VET FEE-HELP. This is an income-contingent, interest free loan scheme via the Australian Government to defer paying any tuition fees until your income exceeds a specified amount. You would still have to pay Student Services & Amenities fee, ancillary, materials and other non-tuition fees at time of enrolment. To be eligible for VET FEE-HELP you must be:
- An Australian citizen,
- A permanent Humanitarian Visa holder who will be resident in Australia for the duration of the unit.
- Fee concession/exemptions
Fee concession/exemptions may be granted to students experiencing severe financial hardship. You should talk to the Student Welfare Officer or a Student Counsellor before enrolment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
- Payment Plans
Students who are incurring financial difficulties may be able to utilise a Kangan Institute payment plan.
Payment plans enable students to pay course fees by instalments rather than the whole fee at the start of semester. This is done through automated fortnightly bank transfers of instalments during the semester.
By choosing to pay course fees through a payment plan, eligible students can gain a nationally-recognised qualification through a method that is both affordable and accessible.
- Payment plans are available where the course fees are above $600 (any material fees need to be paid upfront).
- The administrative fee is $65.
- 25% of the course fee is payable when enrolling.
Kangan Institute's Payment Plans are available to students enrolling in 2013 courses who have met all eligibility requirements; these are listed in greater detail on the Payment Plan Request Form.Payment plans are not available for students enrolling in Skills Deepening courses who are eligible for VET FEE-HELP.
For more information about the Kangan Institute payment plan, please contact email@example.com or 9279 2494.
To access any of these services or to make an appointment, please call the Student Support Service on 9279 2511.
To access any of these services or to make an appointment, please call the Student Support Service on + 61 3 9279 2511.
Further assistance: Centrelink allowances for students
- Youth Allowance/Austudy/Abstudy
The main income support schemes for students are Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy. Application forms are available from any Centrelink office or phone 132 490.
- Pensioner Education Supplement
If you receive a Parenting Payment Single (PPS) or the Disability Support Pension (DPS), you may also be eligible for extra assistance while you are studying. Application forms are available from Centrelink or telephone 132 316.
Zero tuition fee training - Young People Transitioning from Care Initiative
Kangan Institute is part of the provider network for the Young People Transitioning from Care Initiative.
The Young People Transitioning from Care Initiative provides zero tuition fee training to eligible young people who are between 16 and under 22 years of age as at 1st January in the year of commencement of training AND subject to a Victorian Custody or Guardianship order or have been on a custody or guardianship order at the time of leaving out-of-home care. Students eligible for this initiative can enrol in nationally recognised training including VCE/VCAL, certificate I to IV, diploma or advanced diploma courses and/or units of accredited training offering a statement of attainment.
If you are under this initiative you must present a Young People Transitioning from Care referral form at enrolment. For more information click here.
Where can I obtain further information on fees and charges?
Contact the Customer Service Centre at any campus or call 13 TAFE (13 8233).