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Fees

In order to be considered as an enrolled student and access all of our student facilities, you must pay your fees in full or enter into a fee payment arrangement at the time of enrolment. Your enrolment may be cancelled if you do not finalise your fees as soon as possible.

Fees are paid by the semester and must be paid at the time of enrolling, unless you use a payment plan or qualify for a VET Student Loan

About our fee types

Fees are made up of tuition, resource and other fees and they will vary according to the type of course you are studying and electives chosen. A list of courses available with us for 2021 along with the indicative fees is provided below. These are estimated 2021 tuition and resources fees for the average course. Other charges may apply.

2021 General Study Fees List (1 MB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)

 

2021 Apprenticeship/Traineeship Fees List (206 KB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)

 

To complete your enrolment with us you will be required to accept our Enrolment Terms and Conditions where you will agree to pay your fees using one of our payment options.
 

Tuition fees are fees that have been set by the Government of Western Australia’s Department of Training and Workforce Development.

In 2021 Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses will have an annual tuition fee cap per course of $7,860 per year.  There is no fee cap available for Certificate l – IV qualifications.

In addition, students of secondary school age* have an annual cap of $420 on their tuition fees once they have enrolled in a full-time course (some resource fees may apply).

*In 2021, these are students born between 1 July 2003 and 30 June 2006, who are at least 15 years old and who undertake training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program.

Tuition fees are changed every year by the state government, published in December for the next year. Indicative fees displayed before this time are based on the current year fees.
 

Jobs & Skills is a State Government initiative that invests in training that equips people to take up jobs that are, or will be, in high demand in Western Australia.

Priority Skills provides a guaranteed, subsidised training place for eligible students enrolled in courses that are deemed State priority qualifications, where a training place is available.

Apprenticeships and traineeships are a priority for the State Government, as are foundation skills. Other priority training areas are identified on the State’s priority industry qualifications list.

Where a job aligns to a priority industry qualification that is no longer in highest demand, the qualification is labelled transitional. Students enrolled in a transitional priority industry qualification in 2020 are advised that the course may be reclassified as a general industry training course in 2021. Where this occurs, any units commenced in 2021 will attract the higher course fee rate that applies to general industry training courses.
 

An initiative of the state government was launched on 14 October 2019 with lower fees for selected courses in priority industry areas. From 1 January 2020 or 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021, selected courses are eligible for half tuition fee reductions, or for 15-24 year old students or concession cardholders, capped at $400 for the course. Resource and other fees are payable and are not half price.

For more information visit www.jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/skillsready(opens in a new tab) .

See the SM TAFE course list on the Lower Fees, Local Skills page.

Resource Fees cover materials that students need to use during their course. The resource fee also covers internet charges and other services utilised by students. Any equipment that will be retained as your own personal property must be purchased separately. 

Both tuition (course) and resource fees are required to be paid at time of enrolment. This is because resources are created from the time of enrolment, not when you first attend class.
 

A Concession rate is available for students enrolled in certificate I, II, III and IV courses only. If you are eligible for a concession you will pay 30% of the tuition fees. No concession is given for resource or other fees.

You are entitled to the concession rate on tuition fees if you are  a person or dependent of a person holding any of the following:

  • A current health care or pensioner concession card
  • A current repatriation health benefits card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • For 2021, persons aged 15 to 17 years (born after 1 July 2003, who are at least 15 years old and who undertake training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program).

To claim the concessional rate you must provide valid proof of your concession at the time of enrolment otherwise you will be charged the full cost.
 

If you live in an Australian state or territory other than Western Australia and wish to study with us as an interstate student, you will have your application referred to TAFE International WA for processing.

If you are offered a place with us, your fees will be higher as they are not subsidised by the WA State Government.

If you are interested in studying with us and do live interstate we encourage you to enrol at your local training providers where possible. 
 

In addition to tuition and resource fees, the following fees may apply when you enrol at with us.

Discretionary fee 

If you are studying on campus you will need to pay an annual $20 discretionary fee to cover items like security and other onsite facilities once per semester. This fee is automatically charged when you are enrolled. This fee is not refundable once enrolled because this fee covers the cost of services that have been put into place based on your enrolment commitment. 

If you study offsite, for example via self-paced or online study modes, you don’t have to pay a discretionary fee. 

Incidental fee 

Incidental fees are additional to student contributions or tuition fees and are for goods or services that are related to studies. Incidental items are to be purchased separately by students through a third party.

RPL fee 

A $100 fee applies for pre-assessment interview. This fee is not refundable if you withdraw from the process once the pre-assessment process has commenced. Full payment of fees are expected from an RPL enrolment. Payment plans are not available for RPL enrolments. 

Replacement white cards 

A $35 fee applies to issue replacement of white cards.   

Replacement awards and academic results 

The following fees are applicable if you require reprints of the following college documents from the Academic Records Centre: 

  • Replacement statement of attainment: $20 
  • Replacement record of results: $20 
  • Replacement award or certificate (including record of results): $50 
Other 

Other fees may be charged e.g. excursion fees which includes cost of entry fee, charges for equipment and activities and transport costs for special events where attendance may not be compulsory.
 

To find out what the tuition and resource fees are for a course, see the indicative fees in our 2021 fee list on the purple button above, then call 1800 001 001 or email info@smtafe.wa.edu.au for a more definitive fee for your study based on your personal circumstances and study plan.