Course Fees

What Will it Cost to Enrol?

In 2015, you are required to pay a tuition fee and a student support fee. Materials fees may also be required for some courses. Your enrolment is not valid until all these fee have been paid.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are calculated using an hourly rate multiplied by the course hours in any one year. The actual hourly rate varies for each course and is also dependent on whether you are eligible for a government subsidy on concession. Tuition fees are published on this website against the relevant course.

If you are an Indigenous student the relevant concession tuition fee applies - 20% of the standard fee for a student eligible for government-subsidised training under the Victorian Training Guarantee.

For concession card holders enrolling in a course that is not eligible for VET FEE-HELP (diploma, and advanced diploma), the relevant concession tuition fee applies - 20% of the standard fee for a student eligible for government-subsidised training under the Victorian Training Guarantee.

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

Course Category

AQF Level

2015 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 $0.40 and $2.80 per scheduled hour

Skills Creation
Vocational training in an industry area and high-level senior secondary certificates

Certificate I
Certificate II
Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Intermediate and Senior)

Between $0.75 and $5.60 per scheduled hour

Traineeships 
Employment based training for entry to an occupation

Certificates I to IV

Between $2.00 and $2.70 per scheduled hour

Apprenticeships
Employment based training for entry to an occupation

Certificates I to IV

Between $2.50 and $2.70 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

Certificate III
Certificate IV

Between $1.60 and $6.00 per scheduled 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)

Between $2.00 and $9.50 per scheduled hour.

Applicants not eligible for government-subsidised training

All course categories

Between $5.00 and $12.00 per scheduled hour. Most courses are $10.00 per scheduled hour.

* If you are an Indigenous student the relevant concession tuition fee applies - 20% of the standard fee for a student eligible for government-subsidised training under the Victorian Training Guarantee.

* For concession card holders enrolling in a course category other than Skills Deepening (diploma and advanced diploma), the relevant concession tuition fee applies - 20% of the standard fee for a student eligible for government-subsidised training under the Victorian Training Guarantee.

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

Non-Tuition Fees



Materials Fees

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.

Consumable Fees

Items consumed during the course of study which may be expendable but are only provided/supplied at the point in the training where they are used or needed.

Student Support Fee (SSF)

All students are required to pay a compulsory fee that contributes to the cost of providing student support services, such services as counselling, welfare services, learning support, study support and activities and services provided by the Institute’s Student Support & Recreation.

The fee also supports the assessment of student's language, literacy & numeracy skills in support of a pre-training review and the Institute’s IT network capability and permits access to enhanced features such as the Flexible Learning Centre, the Library and Learning Centre, Student Results online and MyKangan.

For Diploma and Advanced Diploma students this fee is considered an incidental fee in addition to the Tuition Fee.

What will I pay annually?

Student Support Fee (Standard):                                                                     $200
(or $100 for a one semester enrolment, there are no pro-rata rates for rolling enrolments)

Student Support Fee (Discounted):                                                                 $80
Regardless of funding arrangement this rate applies to the following students

  • Workplace-based trainee or apprentice or
  • 100% Off Campus Students or
  • 100% Flexible Delivery Students

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 fee will apply for each application for Skills Recognition by students depending upon the selected course. Fees for skills recognition assessments are the same as the course tuition fees. Please contact the Skills Recognition Centre for more information at skillsrecognitioncentre@kangan.edu.au.

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.

Fee Refunds

  • 100% 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 and Student Support fee (less an administrative fee of $70). 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 (diploma or advanced diploma) unit of study on or before the published Census Date for that Unit, you will receive a 100% 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 (diploma or advanced diploma) 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 $70).

Other Administration Fee/Service

  • Copy of receipt/confirmation of enrolment $5
  • Replacement of Student ID cards $15
  • Replacement certificates (issued after 2000) $40
  • Replacement statement of attainment (issued after 2000) $40
  • Statement of results (issued after 2000) $10
  • Archive search (documents issued prior to 2000) $50

Where Can I Obtain Further Information on Fees and Charges?

Contact the Customer Service Centre at any campus or call 13 TAFE (13 8233).