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Financial Assistance, Scholarships and Grants


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.

Apprentices

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.

Payment plans

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.

Financial hardship

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.

Student loans

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.

Centrelink

Information is available to students requiring Centrelink assistance and allowances. For further information contact our Support Services team.


Scholarships

First Nations Scholarship

Scholarships are available to First Nations students.  Scholarships are to support any additional fees the students might need for learning materials or uniform for accredited training courses.  If successful in being awarded a scholarship, you will receive up to 50% of the cost to a total of $750 per student per course.  Scholarship applications will be reviewed by a panel for approvals.  Applications are ongoing and always open.  To apply please see this form: Information an Application Form.

Principal’s scholarship

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.  Each successful applicant will receive a scholarship of $15,000 per year.

Wodonga TAFE has 18 scholarships available in 2024. Further details are to be confirmed soon.. For more information and to see if you're eligible, follow this link.

Charles Sturt University

The Charles Sturt University often have various scholarships available to TAFE graduates. Learn more here: Scholarships for students from TAFE or studying a TAFE / Charles Sturt pathway - Scholarships (csu.edu.au)

Other scholarships and assistance

Information about a variety of scholarships and different types of assistance is also available from the following websites. 

Further information

Contact our friendly Customer Experience team. 

Phone 1300 698 233 | Email info@wodongatafe.edu.au

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