Fees & scholarships

Vocational education course fees for domestic students vary based on a number of factors. The most important of these is whether or not you enrol as a government subsidised or full-fee paying student. This determines the amount you pay, as well as the fee assistance you may be eligible to receive.

If you are not a domestic student you can find information on the courses that are available and the fees that you will be required to pay on the international version of course pages or by contacting the International Office.

In ‘Fees & scholarships’:

TAFE fees

Find out your course fees and other fees you may incur as part of your enrolment.

Learner fee protection

Where Victoria University requires you to prepay your fees, either directly or through a third party, and in excess of a total of $1500 (being the threshold prepaid fee amount), your fees are protected under Schedule 6 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

If VU is unable to provide services, you will either be:

  • placed into an equivalent course, such that:
    • the new location is suitable; and
    • you receive the full services for which you have prepaid at no additional cost; or
  • paid a refund of any prepaid fees for services yet to be delivered above the threshold prepaid fee amount.

Payment plan

Victoria University (VU) offers a payment plan option that allows eligible students pay fees in instalments via direct debit.

If you don't qualify for the plan, you'll need to pay the full amount up front.

Find out about the payment plan.


Victoria University and Victoria University Polytechnic offer a range of equity and merit scholarships for TAFE students who are in financial need.

Applications for VU Equity scholarships can be submitted by students enrolled in certificate I, II, III, IV, diploma and advanced diploma courses for six months or longer.

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