- Getting Started
- Fees and Financial Assistance
- Concessions and Exemptions
Concessions and Exemptions
Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are exempt from paying the Smart and Skilled Student Fee if they live or work in NSW. To complete your enrolment you will need to fill out the TAFE NSW Exemption Application form.
STUDENT FEE EXEMPTION APPLICATION FORM - 2017
STUDENT FEE EXEMPTION APPLICATION FORM - 2016
If you live in an area that borders NSW you may be eligible for a government subsidised training place. For more information on border areas please contact the Aboriginal Education and Training Unit (OTEN) on 1300 888 010. To complete your enrolment you will also need to fill out the TAFE NSW - Access to government subsidised training - Non-resident ATSI - NSW border postcodes form.
Students with a Disability
Students who live or work in NSW and who receive a disability support pension and students with a disability (clients of a Teacher/Consultant for students with a disability or a specialist professional) are exempt from paying the Smart and Skilled student fee.
Students who are the current dependent child, spouse or partner of a recipient of a Disability Support Pension are exempt from paying the Smart and Skilled student fee.
Where you are in receipt of a disability support pension, a check of your CRN will be made with Centrelink to validate your eligibility for a fee exemption. The consent and authorisation for validating your CRN with Centrelink is given when accepting the conditions of your enrolment.
To complete your enrolment, you may need to fill in the TAFE NSW Fee Exemption application form. Contact or go to your chosen college. Your eligibility for a fee exemption is determined at time of enrolment.
Students who hold a humanitarian visa, a bridging visa (BVA,BVB,BVC,BVD,BVE) who have applied for a humanitarian visa, temporary humanitarian stay visa or temporary humanitarian concern visa, and are commencing in NSW government subsidised training, at Certificate I to Certificate IV level, on or after 1 January 2017 will be eligible to have their Student Fee waived. To read on additional information visit Temporary Visa holder page.
Students who live or work in NSW and who receive one or more eligible Commonwealth benefits or allowances at the time of their enrolment may be eligible to pay the Smart and Skilled concession fee for their qualification rather than the relevant Smart and Skilled Student fee.
Smart and Skilled concession fees are available for Certificate I to Certificate IV qualifications, and are not available for Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualifications.
Eligible benefits include:
- Age Pension
- Carer Payment
- Exceptional Circumstances Relief Payment
- Family Tax Benefit Part A (maximum rate)
- Farm Household Allowance
- Newstart Allowance
- Parenting Payment (Single)
- Sickness Allowance
- Special Benefit
- Veterans' Affairs Payments
- Veterans' Children Education Scheme
- Widow Allowance
- Widow 'B' Pension
- Wife Pension
- Youth Allowance
If you are a recipient of an eligible benefit or allowance, the concession fee may also be available to your dependant child, spouse or partner.
To complete your enrolment, a check of your CRN will be made with Centrelink to validate your eligibility for a concession fee. The consent and authorisation for validating your CRN with Centrelink is given when accepting the conditions of your enrolment.
You can now claim Youth Allowance and Austudy online, report your income and even find out when you'll be paid with Centrelink's Self Service.
There are lots of things that can affect your payments: changes to your income, a different study load or even moving in with someone. Avoid a debt by letting Centrelink know when your situation changes.
In some circumstances, you may need to fill in the TAFE NSW Concession Fee application, or attend your local campus with the documentation to support your application. (Your documentation may be provided via the Centrelink Express Plus Mobile App.)
Visit the Studying or training webpage on the Centrelink website for more details.
STUDENT CONCESSION FEE APPLICATION FORM - 2017
STUDENT CONCESSION FEE APPLICATION FORM - 2016