Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, students with disabilities and their dependants may qualify for fee exemptions when they enrol in Smart and Skilled training.
Students receiving a Commonwealth Government benefit and the dependants of Commonwealth Government benefit recipients may be eligible for concession fees when they enrol in Smart and Skilled training.
If you are an eligible Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student, you do not pay fees for your training under Smart and Skilled.
If you meet the disability eligibility criteria, you and your dependants do not pay fees for your training under Smart and Skilled.
If you are an eligible student who receives a Commonwealth Government benefit, you can qualify for a concession fee when you enrol in a Smart and Skilled course. View Smart and Skilled training for benefit recipients.
Please note: Eligible students who are the dependants of benefit recipients may be exempt from paying a fee or may qualify for a concession fee. For more information, see the Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy.
If you are an asylum seeker or refugee and undertaking a Smart and Skilled course (Cert I to Cert IV), you may be eligible for fee-free training under Smart and Skilled.
These arrangements are expanded to eligible partners of humanitarian visa holders, for training that commences from 1 July 2021 onwards.
Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarships are available for Smart and Skilled eligible people undertaking Smart and Skilled courses up to and including Certificate IV AQF level. Eligible people include:
Please refer to the Fee-Free Scholarship eligibility criteria.
Fee-free foundation skills courses are also available for people who want help with reading, writing or numeracy skills to help them get a job or do a vocational course.
If you want this extra support view Smart and Skilled training for people who want extra learning support.
Page last updated: 3 May 2021