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Paying for Your Course

Instalment and Payment Plans

TAFE Western Sydney and TAFE Digital have a range of pay-as-you-go and instalment payment options so that you can get on with your studies and not have to worry about full payment when you enrol. These are:

  • Instalment Plans
  • Personalised Payment Plans

To find out more detailed information on payment options call us on:

  • TAFE Western Sydney students phone 131 870
  • TAFE Digital students phone 131 601 or (02) 9715 8333

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance may be available through Centrelink for students studying full-time and part-time. Check out information on the Concessions and Exemptions page and also the TAFE NSW website.

To find out if you are eligible for student Loans, visit the TAFE NSW VET Student Loans (replaces VET FEE-HELP) page and our FEE HELP page.

Smart and Skilled Student Fees for 2019

To be eligible to access government subsidised training in TAFE NSW, including fee exemptions or concessions, you must be:

  1. an Australian citizen or meet the criteria of being an Australian permanent resident, a humanitarian visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen
  2. aged 15 years or older
  3. no longer be at school and
  4. living or working in NSW or
  5. registered as a NSW apprentice or new entrant trainee

Smart and Skilled Student Fees for 2019: read more

Apprentices and trainees

If you're starting an apprenticeship, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $2,000.

From 2016, if you're starting a traineeship that's on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

To be eligible for the capped fee you must provide proof of your apprenticeship or traineeship.

Temporary Visa Holder

If you are in Australia on a temporary visa you can apply to study at one of our campuses.

The rules that apply to you, though, are different from those for local students, or international students on a student visa. The way you enrol is different too.

We will only enrol you if a place is available, and you will have to pay fees to study with us. You'll also need to meet any entry requirements for the course you choose. Entry requirements are listed in the course information.

Temporary Visa Holder: read more

Repeat unit or assessment fees

The fee you pay, or the fee exemption, or Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarship you receive, only covers your first attempt at your course, or the first attempt at any unit of competency within your course.

A separate fee will be charged for any second or further attempt to successfully achieve a unit of competency and as this fee will be determined on your specific circumstances and training needs, this fee would not be known at the time of enrolment.

If you would like to repeat a unit of competency or resit an assessment you should discuss this with your head teacher as soon as possible.

Fee Scale for students Repeating a Unit of Competency



Student Fee

Assessment Event

(Excludes assessment only for Capstone/Integrated/Complex Assessments)

Applicable for assessment only and where no training delivery is required.

$120 per assessment event plus material and assessor travel costs where applicable

Capstone Assessment

(Apprentices Only)

Assessment Only

$450 plus material and assessor travel costs where applicable.

Repeat Enrolment of Unit of Competency (UoC) Delivery and Assessment

Repeat entire UoC including attendance at class and completion of all assessment event(s).

Repeat entire UoC including attendance at class and completion of all assessment event(s).

Varies based on the individual Unit of Competency. Please contact your teacher for Fee calculation.

Note: Third or subsequent attempts of UoC by student must be negotiated with the Head Teacher and Faculty Management and will require a student to pay the applicable Fee for Services costs fee for further enrolments in the Unit of Competency.

Contact by Training Services NSW
If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at Western Sydney Institute.