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Fees | Payment options

While the State Government subsidises Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Western Australia, as a student you are required to contribute toward the cost of your training. In order to enrol you must pay the required fees or enter into a fee payment arrangement.

At North Metropolitan TAFE, three types of fees may be charged:
•    Course or tuition fees - set by the State Government and are calculated on the category of enrolment
•    Resource fees - covers materials purchased by North Metropolitan TAFE which will be consumed or transformed by students in the course of instruction, such as workshop materials & workbooks
•    Other fees - charged for goods and services that are not essential to the course but are provided by North Metropolitan TAFE such as security and IT infrastructure.

In addition to these fees, students may need to purchase textbooks, uniforms and other course specific equipment.

The Department of Training and Workforce Development is the State Government Department responsible for Western Australia’s Vocational Education and Training fee policy.
VET Fees and Charges Policy contains an explanation of the full schedule of student course fees and charges for State Funded Enrolments. 

For further information about the way that the State Government funds training in WA, please visit the Jobs and Skills WA website.

How much will I pay?
An indicative list of course costs is published as a guide for students. 
These fees are a summary of semester estimates for students in state subsidised courses. 
Indicative fees     

Course fees are paid at enrolment for the units you only enrol in. Most units are semester long (six months) and students will be required to enrol each semester if their course is longer than six months.

Students who are not eligible to take up a subsidised (State Funded) place may be given the option of paying commercial fees. These are referred to as a Fee for Service enrolment. Concessions and fee caps do not apply to Fee for Service enrolments.

How can I pay?
You can only pay by EFTPOS and credit cards at East Perth, Leederville and Mt Lawley campuses.
You can pay by EFTPOS, credit cards and cash payments at Balga, Joondalup (Kendrew Cr), Midland and Northbridge campuses.
No payments can be made at our Nedlands, Joondalup (McLarty Ave) and Clarkson campuses.
Concession rates 

Students are entitled to concession rates if enrolled in a concession eligible course (certificate course) and hold or are a dependent of a person who holds any of the following:
•    A current Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card;
•    A current Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veteran's Affairs;
•    A current recipient of AUSTUDY, ABSTUDY or Youth Allowance; or,
•    Secondary school aged persons (in 2019, eligible students will be born on or after 1 July 2001 and must be at least 15 years old and not enrolled at school).

Students eligible for a concession will pay 30% of the tuition fees. No concession is given for the resource, incidental or other fees. 
To claim the Concessional Rate the student must provide valid proof of concession at the time of enrolment otherwise full fees will be charged.  

A concession does not apply for foundation skills courses or select Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications*. There is no concession or fee cap for fee for service, commercial students, RPL and Higher Education.

*  Concessions do apply for these Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses:
National ID        Qualification
CHC50113**       Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
BSB51515            Diploma of Purchasing
10068NAT          Diploma of Screen Performance
52740WA           Advanced Diploma of Photography
HLT57915            Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology
CUA50113           Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
52762WA           Diploma of Fashion Products and Markets
CUA60113           Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
52808WA          Advanced Diploma of Animation
SIR50116            Diploma of Retail Leadership

** Not eligible for a course fee waiver

Fee caps
There is a cap on the fees you pay:
Secondary school students
In 2019, there is a cap of $420 per year for students born on or after 1 July 2001, who are at least 15 years old and who undertake training that is not part of a VET in Schools program.
Students enrolled in a Fee-For-Service course are not eligible for this fee cap.

Other courses
Course fees for diploma and advanced diploma will not exceed $7,860 per course per year. 
Resource fees and discretionary fees are not included in the annual cap and will need to be paid in addition to the capped tuition fee.
When a student is eligible for both concession and fee cap, the concession is calculated first and the fee cap applied on the concession fee.

      All these caps apply to Priority Industry Qualifications, General Industry Training, apprenticeships and traineeships and Foundation Skills courses, and to concessional and non-concessional students.
      These caps do not include fees for Recognition of Prior Learning or commercial courses (fee-for-service).

FEE-HELP | VET Student Loans
There are a number of options to assist you with funding your studies​. 
VET Student Loans
Payment options

Fees are charged for every unit that the student enrols in each semester.
North Metropolitan TAFE offers a range of payment options to help you with your student fees.

Pay the full amount
You can only pay by EFTPOS and credit cards at East Perth, Leederville and Mt Lawley campuses.
You can pay by EFTPOS, credit cards and cash payments at Balga, Joondalup (Kendrew Cr), Midland and Northbridge campuses.
No payments can be made at our Nedlands, Joondalup (McLarty Ave) and Clarkson campuses.

Pay by instalments
Students wishing to pay by instalments enter into a legally binding contract with North Metropolitan TAFE to pay their fees by the agreed dates.
The fortnightly instalment payments will be collected by Paysmart via direct debit from a bank account or credit card. 

Students will have up to 20 weeks to pay in fortnightly instalments.
(Please note payment duration may be adjusted for courses shorter than one semester in duration)

To set up an instalment plan, students are required to complete a Paysmart request form, with bank or credit card details and authorising signature.
Paysmart request form

Apply for a student loan
Eligible students of Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications can opt to defer the payment of all or part of their fees by applying for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan. 

Eligible students of higher education qualifications can opt to defer the payment of all or part of their fees by applying for a Commonwealth FEE-HELP Loan. Visit our Fee Help section.

Under these schemes you take out a loan from the Commonwealth to pay for your current enrolment. You will start repaying the loan through the taxation system when your income exceeds a set level ($51,957 in 2018/2019).

VET Student Loans information for students-fact sheet
VET Student Loans information booklet
Find out how to apply for a VET Student Loan

Remote payments

Pay by instalments - complete a Paysmart request form and email it to fees@nmtafe.wa.edu.au indicating your campus in the subject line.
If you do not meet the agreed terms of payment your payment plan will be cancelled and your enrolment suspended. Unpaid fees will be referred to a debt collector.

Third party payments

If your employer or another third party agency, has nominated to pay your fees, they are required to complete an Invoice Authority form.
North Metropolitan TAFE will invoice the employer directly for the fees; however it is important to understand that students still accept full responsibility for the payment of all fees and charges relating to their enrolment at North Metropolitan TAFE.

To take up this payment option, you must provide a completed Invoice Authority form.  

Debts from a previous semester
If you have a debt from the previous semester, you will not be able to enrol.
Please contact Student Services to arrange payment .


Page last updated November 15, 2018