(VET Student Loans has replaced VET FEE-HELP from 1 January 2017)
Course fees are made up of three components:
- Tuition - Charged as an hourly rate that varies from course to course. A large portion of the tuition is subsidised by the Victorian Government for eligible students.
- Student amenities - Directly contributes to the costs of providing student services and amenities and is applicable to all students.
- Resource or materials fees - Covers the cost of materials and other incidentals. This fee will vary according to the course being undertaken.
There are three possible fee levels for tuition fees:
- Concession - Concession fees are substantially reduced. If you meet all eligibility criteria* and hold a current healthcare or pension card, you may be eligible to receive a fee concession.
- Standard - Standard fees are slightly reduced. If you meet all eligibility criteria* but do not hold a current healthcare or pension card, you will pay the standard fee rate.
- Full fee - Full fee paying students are known as Fee for service. FFS is applicable to students who do not meet the eligibility criteria* and all international students. FFS is also applicable if a course is non-accredited; this happens when courses are specially developed to meet industry or community needs.
Whether you are eligible for government subsidised tuition fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are, what level of education you have and what type of course you wish to study. The Gordon’s Customer Service staff can help you determine your eligibility and discuss your options if you are ineligible.
NOTE: If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent visa holder, please contact our International office on 5225 0800 to discuss enrolment and fee requirements
There are two options available to students needing fee help;
VET Student Loans, an Australian Government loan scheme for the Vocational Education and Training (VET) students, and Fee Payment Plan. Find out more about fee help here