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Financial Support

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.

Help with paying your fees while you are studying at Kangan Institute

1. Payment Plans

Kangan Institute offers eligible students the option of paying their course fees over time by setting up a payment plan.

Many people find the payment plan a great way to break the cost of their education up, making it more manageable over the length of the course. If you use a payment plan, you will need to pay a $250 deposit and can then spread the remaining tuition, student services, materials and consumables fees over time. You can opt to make either weekly or fortnightly instalment payments. There will be a 5.5% administration fee added to the payment plan amount.

Who can have a payment plan?

Payment plans are available to anyone enrolling into a certificate I, II, III and IV course. Diploma and advanced diploma level students can apply for VET FEE-HELP loans. Students studying in these levels who are not eligible for VET FEE Help can also take advantage of the payment plan. Students who take a VET FEE-HELP loan for their tuition fees and would like a payment plan for their student services, material and consumables fees are welcome to apply.

How does a payment plan work?

When you’re enrolling, you’ll need to pay a $250 deposit which is deducted from the total cost of the course (tuition, student services, materials and consumables fees). The remainder of the fees can be paid on a payment plan with our partner Debitsuccess in either weekly or fortnightly instalments over the duration of the enrolment period. When you enrol, you will need to complete and sign an electronic form provided to you our Customer Service Officer to set up the plan and provide your bank or credit card details. A 5.5% administration fee will be applied to the payment plan amount.

We accept payments from savings, cheque and credit card accounts; however AMEX and Diners cards are not accepted. All payments must be completed two weeks prior to the end of the course.

Repayments

When enrolling, you will need to provide your bank account or credit card details and sign an electronic form agreeing to the terms and conditions of Debitsuccess. If you are under 18 years of age you’ll need to have a parent/guardian with you at the time of enrolment to sign the electronic payment plan. The parent/guardian will need to fill and sign a guarantor form, which will be provided at the time of enrolment.

Your responsibilities

You need to have sufficient funds available in the nominated account to meet weekly or fortnightly payments. A $10 penalty fee will be charged by Debitsuccess if there are insufficient funds.

  • You need to bring either your credit card or a copy of your bank statement to the Customer Service Centre at the time of enrolment.
  • You must advise customerservice@debitsuccess.com if the nominated account is closed and give us your new account details.

Termination of payment plan

You may terminate the payment plan at any time by paying the balance owing in full to Debitsuccess. If you think a payment is wrong contact customerservice@debitsuccess.com or call 1800 148 848.

Course results and certificates will not be available until the final payment has been made.

For more information about the Kangan Institute payment plan, please contact welfare@kangan.edu.au or 9279 2494.

To access any of these services or to make an appointment, please call the Student Support Service on 13 TAFE (13 8233).


2. 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 welfare@kangan.edu.au for more details.


3. 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.

  • An Australian citizen,
  • A permanent Humanitarian Visa holder who will be resident in Australia for the duration of the unit.

The Department of Education's Study Assist website contains important information about VET FEE-HELP. Students intending to access the scheme should read the VET FEE-HELP Student Information Booklet. When you sign the Request for VET FEE-HELP Assistance form, you declare that you have read this booklet and that you are aware of your obligations under VET FEE-HELP.


4. Welfare Services

Assistance can be provided to students to help with budgeting, money management, financial counselling and referrals to external agencies.

You can make an appointment for:

  • information on fees and fee concessions
  • Centrelink assistance
  • financial budgeting and saving skills information and assistance regarding scholarships available through Kangan Institute

The Student Welfare Officers are available across all campuses. To make an appointment call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email welfare@kangan.edu.au .


5. Scholarships

Kangan Institute offers a number of scholarships each year, which contribute towards course fees and materials fees across a range of study areas. You can find out more about scholarships and how to apply by clicking here.

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.