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Course costs

Financial assistance is available to cover study costs.

Public universities

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth supported places (CSP) are where you pay part of the course fee, with the Commonwealth Government paying the rest. What you pay varies between providers and courses.

Our Course search will tell you if CSP places are offered in a particular course, and its estimated cost. Once you have enrolled, your institution will tell you the exact student contribution details.

Public universities, the Australian Maritime College and Christian Heritage College offer courses with CSPs.

You must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or have a permanent visa, to be eligible for a CSP. There are also requirements about where you reside during your studies, depending on your citizenship status.

Visit the Commonwealth Government's StudyAssist website for more information.

VET courses with TAFE Queensland

TAFE Queensland offers courses under three fee types.

  • For full fee courses you pay the total cost of the course, with many courses eligible for VET Student Loans or FEE-HELP or able to be paid through payment plan.
  • Subsidised - for eligible students
  • Concession - course costs are reduced further for students with a relevant concession card.

For more information contact TAFE Queensland in your region.

VET courses with CQUniversity Australia

If you plan to study a VET course with CQUniversity Australia, you are required to pay some training and assessment services costs.

Depending on the course's level, it may be the full fee or a partially government funded (PGF) fee.

Our Course search will tell you a VET course's estimated cost. Once you've enrolled, your institution will tell you the exact fee details.

For more information, contact CQUniversity Australia or the relevant TAFE Queensland campus.

Private providers

You must usually pay the full fee for attending a private provider course.

You should confirm fees with individual institutions.

International student costs

International students should confirm fees with individual institutions.


Page last updated: 15 Dec 2016