Financial assistance is available to cover study costs.
Commonwealth supported places
Commonwealth supported places (CSP) help 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.
Currently, Australian and New Zealand citizens, New Zealand Special Category Visa holders and Australian permanent residents are eligible for a CSP.
However, the Australian Government has announced possible changes to CSP eligibility as part of its Higher Education reform package 2017. Visit International Applications for more information.
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 has a range of payment options available to students. Find out about TAFE's payment options.
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 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.
Usually you 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: 08 Aug 2017