Fees and Funding

for Australian based students

Understanding your fees

We want you to make studying with us an easy decision for you. Therefore, we take the time to understand your circumstances and discuss with you all the options available so that you may select the best fee option to suit your needs.

Below is a guide to the 3 types of fees College Australia may charge you to contribute to your study and qualifications.

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    The upfront fee option allows students to pay for their course upfront. Due to industry regulations, no more than $1,500 in advance may be paid at a time.

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    Pay per unit

    The pay per unit fee option allows our students to pay for their course on a “pay as you go” arrangement. 

    Please note that an administration fee of $150 is applicable to be paid upfront and is non-refundable. Each consecutive unit will require payment before the release of your next unit.

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    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    An upfront payment of 50% (or $1,500, whichever is the lesser) will be required before commencement, with the remaining amount required at completion.
    The certificate will not be released until all fees are paid.

We aim to make fees and funding as transparent as possible. We never want students to be unclear about how affordable studying is, so we made it plain and simple in our Course Pricelist.


Am I eligible for Funding?

Our promise to our students is this: we are all about offering you high-quality education at the best available investment price. As a Skills Assured Supplier, we can offer eligible students a range of funding opportunities for courses through various Queensland and Australian Government initiatives. If you are eligible for a funded course, we’ll let you know during the application process. However, if you’re not, we offer competitive pricing and payment options.

These are some of the funding initiatives that may be available to you:


Certificate 3 Guarantee Program – funding for Certificate III level qualifications: targeted at working-age Queenslanders without a Certificate III or higher qualification. Students will be required to make a co-contribution fee before the commencement of their course. For further information. 

For further information, click here.


Higher Level Skills – funding for Certificate IV level and above qualifications: giving you access to subsidised education to secure employment, advance your career, or transition to university. Students will be required to make a co-contribution fee before the commencement of their course. 

For further information, click here.


VET in Schools (VETiS) – Vocational education and training in schools: earn extra QCE points and gain a nationally recognised qualification on completion—fee-free! 

Vocational education and training (VET) courses are available to secondary school students while they are still at school. This type of funding is referred to as VETiS. 

Students undertake VET courses while in secondary school, and the Queensland Government’s Skills Assure funding program fully funds your study, and no co-contribute fee is required.

Students who do not meet the eligibility criteria may also undertake this qualification with upfront fee arrangements where the student or parent pays the total cost of the qualification.

Talk to your school’s guidance officer, career counsellor, vocational education coordinator or head of senior schooling about choosing a suitable qualification for you. 

For further information, click here.


Traineeships & Apprenticeships – a combo of employment and structured training: boost your knowledge and skills while working in a real job, for a real boss, with a real wage.

Trainees complete a nationally recognised qualification while learning valuable skills at work and under the guidance of a training organisation. 

Employers may benefit from state and Australian Government incentives for employing a trainee. 

For further information, click here.


School-Based Traineeships – a combo of school, training and working: gain the skills and confidence to launch your career while still at school. 

For further information, click here.


User Choice – this program contributes public funding towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.

For further information, click here.


Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements – Wage Subsidy: as part of the government’s economic response to COVID-19 and commitment to developing a skilled economy, an additional $1.2 billion will encourage employers to take on 100,000 new apprentices and trainees.

For further information, click here.

We work alongside the Australian Federal and State Government to assist our students where we can. There is a variety of funding available, and it is all outlined in our Funding Guide.


Don’t want to wait? Check if you are eligible for subsidised training in Queensland now with our eligibility tool.


How to pay your fees

Payment is via credit or debit card.  This can be taken over the phone or by clicking on the link on the invoice.


Overdue fees

Fees that are not paid by the due date will result in students not progressing to the next unit or receiving their Certificate.


Accessing your tax invoices

Tax Invoices are issued at the completion of your Student Interview. Please get in touch with Student Services if you require a copy of your Tax Invoice at any time.


Refund Policy

Please click here to find out further information.

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