Fees & Payment Options

Course fees are made up of two 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.
  • ‚ÄčResource or materials fees - Covers the cost of materials and other incidentals. This fee will vary according to the course being undertaken.

There are four possible fee levels for tuition fees:

  • Free - As part of the Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative, more than 30 courses will be offered with no 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. 


*Eligibility Criteria

Whether you are eligible for Victorian 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 1300 974 523 to discuss enrolment and fee requirements.

Eligibility criteria for a VET Student Loan or Payment Plan can be found here

Find out more about fees, eligibility, concessions and refunds...

Fees & Charges Guide

VET Student Loans and Payment Plans

VET Student Loans and Payment Plans

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


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About The Gordon

The Gordon Institute of TAFE is one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria and has been helping people gain real skills for real jobs for over 125 years. We pride ourselves on delivering a great range of TAFE courses from short courses to nationally accredited training across apprenticeships, traineeships, certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas, which can lead you to a great career or create pathways to university.

Our training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. | Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne.

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