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 Support Services staff can help you explore other funding opportunities and payment arrangements.
Depending on your Australian Apprenticeship and your situation, you may be eligible for financial support. Find out more via https://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/financial-programs
VET Student Loans
VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme available 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, or Veterans Gold Card (or if you are the dependant spouse or child of the card holder). To claim the concession you must provide proof of eligibility at the time of enrolment. For further information contact our Administration Services team.
A range 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 descent. Scholarships are available for full Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level courses. If successful in being given the scholarship, you will receive 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!
Wodonga TAFE has established Principal’s Scholarships to support Year 12 school leavers enrolling in certificate I to advanced diploma qualifications. Scholarships are awarded on merit basis determined by local secondary college principals. If you are a Year 12 school leaver, please contact your local high school or secondary college for further details.
Destination Australia Scholarship
The Destination Australia Scholarship is an initiative of the Australian Government with the aim of attracting and supporting international and domestic students to study in regional Australia. Wodonga TAFE has 16 scholarships available for a range of 1, 1.5 and 2 year qualifications in 2023. Each successful applicant will receive a scholarship of $15,000 per year. For more information and to see if you're eligible, follow this link.
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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