Financial assistance, student grants and scholarships
Are you eligible for financial assistance?
Please contact us for a chat about your options, if you have financial difficulty. Our Learner Services staff will be able to help you explore other funding opportunities and payment arrangements.
Depending on your Australian Apprenticeship and your situation, you may be eligible for financial support. www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/financial-information
VET Student Loans
VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme available to you if you are studying approved courses at diploma or advanced diploma level. View more information on VET Student Loans
Concession card holders
If you enrol in a Victorian Government subsidised course you may be entitled to a concession on your tuition fees if you hold a valid Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card, Veterans Gold Card, or if you are the dependent spouse or child of a person who holds the Commonwealth Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card. To claim the concession you must provide proof of eligibility at the time of enrolment. For further information contact Administration Services.
A variety of fee payment options are available at Wodonga TAFE. Students entering into a payment plan are required to pay an application fee of $30 plus 10% of total course fees due at enrolment, followed by regular direct debit payments from a nominated bank account until final payment is received prior to completion of their course. Payment plans are not available for diploma/advanced diploma courses as the VET Student Loans scheme is available.
Deferment of upfront component of fees
If payment of the upfront component of your course fees will cause undue hardship in the short term you may apply to waiver the upfront fee component and incorporate this amount into the schedule of your direct debits. For further information contact our Support Services team.
If payment of the full amount of fees will cause undue hardship for you or your family, you can discuss alternate financial options. If, after exploring all avenues of financial assistance, hardship is still evident you can apply to have part or all of your fees waived on the grounds of financial hardship. You must also provide relevant evidence. You will be required to put your case to a member of Wodonga TAFE’s executive team. For further information contact our Support Services team.
The Wodonga TAFE Student Loan Fund is available to all students enrolled at Wodonga TAFE, and must be repaid within six months. Student loans cannot be used for payment of course fees. For further information contact our Support Services team.
Information is available to students requiring Centrelink assistance and allowances. For further information contact our Support Services team.
Scholarships are available to students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin. Scholarships are available for full Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level courses. If successful in being given the scholarship, you will get a 50% discount off the tuition fees for your first course up to $750. Students enrolling into a course and receiving funding as part of the ‘Free TAFE for priority courses’ initiative are ineligible for this scholarship. For more information, and to apply please see this form: Information and Application Form. Applications are ongoing and always open!
Note re extended closing date: A special extension now exists for 2020 graduating Year 12 students who may now apply through to the 22 January 2021
Wodonga TAFE has established Principal’s Scholarships to support Year 12 school leavers enrolling in certificate III to advanced diploma qualifications. Scholarships are awarded on merit basis determined by local high school principals. If you are a Year 12 school leaver, please contact your local high school or secondary college for further details.
Year 12 School Leaver Guarantee
Wodonga TAFE’s Year 12 School Leaver Guarantee program aims to assist Year 12 students throughout the region who are exiting school in 2020. This new program has been developed in light of the tumultuous and uncertain year faced by our secondary school students throughout 2020. We’ve created this program with the aim to give Year 12 students further options and peace of mind as they head into 2021. This program guarantees a place to any Year 12 student exiting high school in 2020, in a Wodonga TAFE course they choose from the selection listed in the flyer, downloadable below.
Many of these courses have fantastic pathway opportunities - whether that is into further study, straight into the workforce, or on to higher education with potential for credits and guaranteed entry into studies at university. Find out more information here
Charles Sturt University TAFE to University & Pathway Scholarship Program
The Charles Sturt University TAFE to University & Pathway Scholarship Program has been specifically developed for Diploma and Advanced Diploma TAFE students enrolled at participating TAFE institutes. Selection is based on academic achievement, industry experience or financial hardship. Read more at http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/courses/fees-and-costs/help-with-costs/scholarships/equity/tafe-uni-pathway
Other scholarships and assistance
Information about a variety of scholarships and different types of assistance is also available from the following websites.
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