What will my student fees be?
Individual student fees can be found on our website www.tp.edu.au under each specific qualification. On completion of your “Expression of Interest” with Training Professionals you will be emailed a fee quote based on an expected fee structure for your selected training. Please note that this is only an estimate of what your full prices fees could be and will not take into account the fact that you may be eligible for fee concession or even exemption.
During your enrolment process you will then be issued with a formal ‘fee invoice”. This invoice may require payment before you commence training so please see below for further details relating to different student situations.
For concession of your student fees, you can speak directly to the person conducting your enrolment. Concession fees can not be charged unless the correct documentation has been provided to Training Professionals. If you are unable to provide the required documentation to support your concessional status then you may be charged at the full fee price.
Concessional eligible students include:
- Concession card holders (health care card & pension card)
- People that Identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
- If you are under 17 by the end of February in the year you commenced that years study
Fee exempt people
For full exemption of your student fees, you can speak directly to the person conducting your enrolment. Full exemption cannot be granted unless the correct documentation has been provided to Training Professionals. If you are unable to provide the required documentation to support your exemption status then you may be charged at the full price.
Exemption eligible students include:
- School based Apprentices and Trainees
- Financial hardship - to apply for “Financial Hardships” see below.
- If you enter a Traineeship or Apprenticeship in a High priority qualification within 12 month of graduating year 12.
Can someone pay my fees on my behalf?
Yes, a third party such as an employer can pay your fees on your behalf. This may also be required under your industrial award.
What happens if I don’t pay my fees?
Certificate 3 Guarantee
For all Certificate 3 Guarantee funded programs you must pay your fees before you can commence your training. In the event you can not pay your fees due to financial hardships you may apply for support using the process listed under “Financial Hardships” below.
User Choice Funded Programs
For all user choice funded programs, modules will be charged when completed. Payment for these modules will be due within 30 days of the invoice being issued. In the event you cannot pay your fees due to financial hardships you may apply for support using the process listed under “Financial Hardships” below.
In the event you have not paid your student fees, Training Professionals reserve the right to refer your case to an external debt collection agency for collection.
In the event your employer is paying the student fees, you will be required to provide them with the invoice provided to you. Employers may complete payments for outstanding modules at the 6 month mark of your Traineeship / Apprenticeship, then complete a second payment for the remainder of your student fees on completion or withdrawal of your course.
Fees for Service
For all Fee for Service programs you must pay your fees at the end of your training. In the event you cannot pay your fees due to financial hardships you may apply for support using the process listed under “Financial Hardships” bellow.
Refund of Students Fees
In the event you have paid student fees in advance and a refund becomes required due to change in your Concession or Exemption status, or your withdrawal from a certificate, Training Professionals will credit any fees paid in advance for modules you have not been enrolled in to the payment source nominated by you. Please allow 30 days for any required refunds to be processed. If for some reason this has not happened please call us on 1300 872 461.
In the event that payment of your student fees will cause you extreme financial hardships and an adverse impact on your standard of living, there is support available to help you. Any student can make an application directly to Training Professionals for fee assistance. This may be in the form of a personalised payment plan or in extreme cases a full exemption on student fees. This decision will be made at the sole discretion of Training Professionals on a case by case basis.
To make this application you will be required to email firstname.lastname@example.org and outline the reasons for your financial hardships. To support this application, you will also be required to provide us with the below documents:
- A copy of your weekly budget
- A written statement outlining why payment of student fees would adversely affect your ability to cover your cost of living
- An indication of what amount per week you would be able to provide to Training Professionals to cover your fees in the event a payment plan could be implemented
In the event that you feel the decision by Training Professionals is incorrect, you may lodge an appeal with the Director of Training Professionals by emailing email@example.com with a subject line reading “Appeal of Financial Hardship Decision”. Please forward all information and correspondence previously sent to Training Professionals along with a written statement outlining why you feel the decision made by Training Professionals was incorrect.
In you need support making this application you can always call us on 1300872461.