The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and a number of other factors.
Each eligible enrolment may impact your access to further government subsidised training. Tuition fee waivers/exemptions are available for eligible students. Concession fees are available for eligible students for courses at Certificate IV and below levels.
Options for paying tuition fees may include:
- payment by a student as fees become due
- payment through VET Student Loans (VSL).
Further details about fees and payment options will be provided in your offer letter. For more information about additional charges, please refer to the fees, charges and refunds policy and procedure (PDF File, 182.8 KB).
ACU College is a member of ACPET’s Australian Student Tuition Assurance Scheme (ASTAS). Please refer to the policies page for details.
Fees and charges
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible candidates.
In order to be an eligible individual in respect of any training, you must be:
- an Australian citizen;
or a holder of a permanent visa;
or a New Zealand citizen.
- enrolling and commencing training in a course or qualification provided by ACU in the current year; and
- under 20 years of age (as of 1 January in the year of commencement of training) and enrolling in nationally recognised training; or
over 20 years of age (as of 1 January in the year of commencement of training) and enrolling in nationally recognised training in a foundation skills list course; or
over 20 years of age (as of 1 January in the year of commencement of training) and enrolling in nationally recognised training as an apprentice (not trainee); or
over 20 years of age (as of 1 January in the year of commencement of training) and enrolling in training in the Victorian Certificate of Education or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (intermediate or senior); or
over 20 years of age (as of 1 January in the year of commencement of training) and enrolling in nationally recognised training in a course that is at a higher qualification level than the highest qualification held at the time of the scheduled commencement of training.
For more information regarding eligibility, please refer to Skills First.
Certificate III and IV in Education Support is delivered with Queensland and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible candidates.
Please read Certificate 3 Guarantee information to check your eligibility. Students will no longer be eligible for a government subsidised training place under the Certificate 3 Guarantee once they complete a Certificate III level vocational qualification.
Please read Higher Level Skills information to check your eligibility. Students will no longer be eligible for a government subsidised training place under the Higher Level Skills program once they complete one certificate IV level or higher qualification.
New South Wales
The training is delivered as full fee services for all candidates. Corporate clients may contact the office for details.
VET Student Loans (VSL)
VSL is a Commonwealth Government student loans program that replaces the VET FEE-HELP scheme to give eligible students access to quality diploma and higher level VET qualifications.
The loan will remain a personal debt until it is repaid to the Commonwealth. The loan may, until the debt is repaid, reduce a student’s take-home (after-tax) wage or salary and may reduce the borrowing capacity.
The amount of HELP debt a student would accrue if the student received the maximum amount of VET student loans for the course could be up to 120 per cent of the loan.
A student may wish to seek independent financial advice before applying for a loan.
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For any further information about fees, funding and VET Student Loans please email Fees.ACUCollege@acu.edu.au or contact us on 03 9230 8367.