Fees and payment guide

The fee you pay at TasTAFE will depend on the course you choose and may vary depending on the level of government subsidy available, the cost of delivery, any previous study you have undertaken and/or your personal circumstances.

If you are enrolling in a TasTAFE course you may be eligible for a subsidised rate if you:

  • are a resident of Tasmania or working in Tasmania; and
  • are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or on a state sponsored visa on a pathway to permanent residence; and
  • are of working age.

If you do not meet these criteria, you will still be able to undertake your course, however, it will be offered at a commercial/unsubsidised rate.

If you are enrolling in a vocational preparation program you will not be required to pay any fees.

Course fees

Credit transfer

If you have already undertaken training at TasTAFE or with another Registered Training Organisation, you may be able to receive recognition for the units you’ve previously completed and receive credit transfer towards your qualification.

This means that you will not need to undertake study or assessment in these unit/s and they will be formally recognised as a credit transfer against your enrolment.

You can claim credit transfer for unit/s that you have already successfully completed at any time, however, if you apply for credit transfer at the time of enrolment, you will also be able to receive a reduction of fees based on the number of units that are recognised.

Find out more about credit transfers.

How to pay


Failure to pay debts

If you fail to pay your fees before you finish your course, it will prevent you from receiving your qualification – and we don’t want that!

Testamurs and/or Statements of Attainment will only be issued once the fees for your course have been paid in full.

Failure to pay your debts may also result in you not being permitted to enrol in any subsequent TasTAFE courses until the debt has been cleared.

If you are experiencing difficulties in paying your fees, please contact one of our Student Counsellors to discuss your options.

Study load and Centrelink eligibility

Many students are supported through their studies with Centrelink benefits. Most people need to study full time to get Austudy or Youth Allowance.

At TasTAFE, a full time study load equates to 16 hours of study each week, and you will be considered to be studying full time if you’re doing 75% or more of your course’s full time study load.

Find out more about Centrelink support, or give us a call on 1300 655 307 for more information.

Contact us

For more information about course fees, or your eligibility for a concession or subsidy, please contact Client Services or phone us on 1300 655 307.

If you are an international student, more information about your fees and payments is available from GETI (Government Education and Training International) via our International students’ page.