Fee Help


Option 2: Fee Payment Plan

(Certificate 1 – Certificate IV Courses)

If a student is unable to pay their fees for any Certificate I to IV level course they may apply for a Fee Payment Plan. Students need to ensure that if applying for a payment plan, they submit an application well prior to the fee due date. Students who have applied for the Fee Payment Plan still have network access whilst their application is being processed. The student will be advised if their application has been approved. 

If the Fee Payment Plan application is approved the following applies:

  • An administration fee will be charged when setting up a payment plan
  • The total fee must be a minimum of $500
  • Students will be required to make all  further payments via Direct Debit

If the Fee Payment Plan application is not approved, other options will be advised at this time.

(Diploma and Advanced Diploma Course)

Students eligible for VET Student Loans may apply for a Fee Payment Plan for tuition fees over and above their course maximum loan cap as well as amenities and other additional expenses and levies. Students who are not eligible for VET Student Loans will be eligible to apply for a Fee Payment Plan for all fees.

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Skills First Youth Access Initiative 

Helping young people impacted by child protection and youth justice orders participate in education and training.

The Skills First Youth Access Initiative helps young people impacted by child protection and youth justice orders by providing them with tuition fee waiver and a viable pathway to education and employment.
To be eligible to study under the Skills First Youth Access Initiative and pay no tuition fees, the young person must be:

  • under 24 years as at 1 January in the year of first commencing education and training  
  • have been, or are currently, on Youth Justice Orders, Child Protection Orders, or a resident of an Education First Youth Foyer


The Skills First Youth Access Initiative is available from 1 January 2018. Please refer to the Skills First Youth Access Initiative guide book and the referral form for further details.

More information about fee help:

Customer Service Office
P: 1300 851 428
E: enquiry@thegordon.net.au

Option 1: VET Student Loans (VETSL)


What is a VET Student Loan?

How can you apply for VET Student Loans?

You must read the VET Student Loans Information Booklet before applying for a loan.

Check your VET Student Loan eligibility
Check if a VET Student Loan is available for your course
Check the loan cap for your course
Apply for a Tax File Number early
Submit your Expression of Interest for a VET Student Loan
Supply your supporting documents
Complete the Government eCAF prior to your first census date
Manage your VET Student Loan

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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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