RA-Smart & Skilled New Fee Structure

Please note that information given here is for general information only. You should check with the Customer Service Centre for each college for up to date information or go online.
BACKGROUND

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW vocational education and training system that is designed to give people the chance to update their skills they need to get a job and advance their careers. Smart and Skilled will come into force in January 1st, 2015. If you are thinking of studying at TAFE, it is important that you understand how much each qualification (or course) will cost you as your fee will most likely be increased.

For new students the new fees for all qualifications have changed and it depends on a variety of factors such as:
  • Whether you are a new student or a re-enrolling student as there is a transition period. Please check with customer service.
  • Whether this is your first or second qualifications or whether you have a higher qualifications
  • Qualification or course that you will be undertaking
  • Whether that qualification is on the government approved list
  • Whether you are a concession holder or you have a disability

For new or current students please note the following:

  • Cost is based on per qualification not on duration. For example, prior to 2015, part time students used to pay per semester but now its based on per qualification regardless of the duration. Howver with the Smart & Skilled changes, the cost is per qualification. You can view the Smart & Skilled price list given below or see the following table as a guide. If not sure, please call the customer service centre on 9469 8540 for more details
  • TAFE understands that courses are expensive so you have a choice of making payments via two installments. Please call the customer service centre on 9469 8540 for more details.
  • For more information regarding actual prices, go to to their website and download or view the new price last at http://www.training.nsw.gov.au/forms_documents/smartandskilled/prices_fees/2015_prices_fees_subsidies.pdf. or www.training.nsw.gov.au/smartandskilled/prices_fees.html and click on what you are looking for. Alternatively, you can download the actual PDF document which lists the price per qualification, which we downloaded on the 17th December, 2014. If not sure, you can go to the above websites for the latest updates.
  • Concession only applies up to Certificate 4 qualification
  • Students loans are available for Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualification
  • When you enroll at TAFE, the price is the same regardless of how many colleges you attend. For example for the Diploma, you can do a subject at Randwick TAFE and another subject at St. George TAFE, Petersham TAFE or Ultimo; the price remains the same.
  • If you have family and work commitments, you can mix day and night classes at this college or another college without having to pay any