The Victorian State Government announced an initiative designed to give improved access to courses for students who are up-skilling, retraining or refreshing their qualifications at a TAFE institute.

Therefore, Holmesglen now has a number of Eligibility Exemptions for students commencing study in 2018 regardless of previous qualifications.

About Holmesglen Fees

Fees for each course are displayed on the individual course pages and are indicative only. 

Vocational and Further Education: Prepaid Fee Protection

Under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 Schedule 6, requirements for protecting fees prepaid by individual learners, or prospective learners, for services, Holmesglen Institute, as a Government Entity, has implemented a policy addressing learner fee protection arrangements.

This policy details how, if Holmesglen Institute is unable to provide services for which the learner has prepaid, the learner will:

  • be placed into an equivalent course such that:
    • ­      the new location is suitable to the learner; and
    • ­     the learner receives the full services for which they have prepaid at no additional cost to the learner; or
  • be paid a refund of any prepaid fees for services yet to be delivered above the threshold payment amount, that is prepaid fees for services in excess of a total of $1500.

VET Fees

Vocational Education and Training (VET) fees apply to Certificates, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma qualificaton levels.

  • What is the difference between fee types?

    Concession: Concession fees are substantially reduced as they attract the maximum level of government subsidy. If you hold a current healthcare or pension card AND meet all eligibility criteria the concession fee may be available to you.

    Subsidised: Subsidised fees include varying levels of government subsidy and are available to you if you meet all eligibility criteria.

    Subsidised training services are provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments.

    Full Fee: The full fee will be applicable if you do not meet the eligibility criteria OR are an international student. Full fee is also applicable if a program in non-accredited.

    VET Student Loans 
    VET Student Loans is a new student loans program that replaces the VET FEE HELP scheme from 01 January 2017 to give eligible students access to quality higher level VET qualifications, particularly those who could not afford to pay upfront.

    VET Student Loans are available to you to assist you with the cost of all or part of your tuition fees in an Approved Course. There are specific eligibility criteria you must meet to be eligible for a loan through VET Student Loans. VET Student Loans will be accessible for Approved Courses only and a maximum loan amount (caps of $5,075, $10,150, $15,225) as defined for each Approved Course delivered at Holmesglen. This loan remains your personal debt obligation until it is repaid to the Australian Government.

    Visit individual program pages for tuition fees.

  • Am I eligible for concession fees?

    Concession may be available to you if you hold one of the following cards and are enrolling in a Certificate I - IV:

    • Commonwealth Health Care Card
    • Pensioner Concession Card
    • Are a dependent spouse of dependent child of one of the above cardholders
    • Veterans Gold Card.

    If you hold one of these cards, to be eligible for concession fees you must also meet the eligibility criteria for government subsidised training.

    Important: Concession fees for Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs are also available to Aboriginals or Torres Strait Islanders.

  • What are the eligibility criteria ?

    You may be eligible for a government subsidised place in a vocational training program if you are:

    • an Australian citizen OR
    • a holder of a permanent visa OR
    • a humanitarian visa OR
    • a New Zealand citizen

    To be eligible for the government subsidised fee you must be enrolling in a program that is higher than the Australian qualification that you currently hold.

    You cannot undertake more than two government subsidised programs in a calendar year, and you cannot have commenced more than two programs at the same level in your lifetime.

    If you will be under 20 years old on 1 January in the year in which you are enrolling AND you meet the citizenship/residency requirements you will be eligible for the subsidised fee regardless of prior qualifications.

    Visit the government website for more information about your eligibility for subsidised training under the Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG).

    Exceptions may apply, so please contact your campus Information Office. Holmesglen staff are available to determine if you are eligible for concession or subsidised fees.

    If you ineligible for concession or subsidised fees Holmesglen Information Staff can provide assistance for the payment of your fees.

  • What are my payment options ?

    Holmesglen can provide assistance for the payment of your fees and offers a range of payment options including HELP Loans and Holmesglen Payment Plans (for students enrolling in certificate programs).

    Every year Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships for which you may be eligible.

  • When are my fees due?

    Depending on your program level, various final payment due dates will apply.

    If you have enrolled in a certificate program you are required to pay your fees or confirm a payment method before the commencement of the first class.

    You must pay your fees or finalise your payment method by the due date to ensure continued access to student services and resources.

  • How do I Pay ?

    • Online. Holmeglen offers the convenience of online payment. You will receive instructions about how to register for classes and pay online with your offer letter. Your Student Account (Secure Payment gateway) can be accessed via the my.holmesglen.edu.au student portal
    • In person at any Holmesglen campus Information Office
    • By cheque made out to Holmesglen Institute and sent to Finance, Holmesglen, PO Box 42, Holmesglen, VIC 3148. Please include your full enrolled student name and Holmesglen Student ID on the back of the cheque
    • The Commonwealth Government is currently phasing out VET FEE HELP and replacing it with VET Student Loans. Find more information here
    • Apply for a HELP loan (Diploma and above) at any Holmesglen campus Info Office prior to the Payment Due Date. Defer the payment of fees with a loan from the Commonwealth government (conditions apply)
    • Establish a Payment Plan contract (Certificate programs) in cases of financial difficulty (conditions and establishment fee apply). See an Information Office staff member
    • Employer Invoice requires the presentation of your employer authorisation in writing at any Holmesglen campus Information Office.
  • What is the Refund Policy?

    Refunds are available when withdrawing from a program under certain circumstances.

  • Statement of Tuition Assurance

    A Statement of Tuition Assurance for VET students is available for review.
    VET FEE HELP Loans
    VET Student Loans 

Higher Education Fees

Holmesglen offers a suite of degrees and post graduate programs and also delivers partner University degrees across the four Melbourne Holmesglen campuses.

  • Holmesglen Bachelor degrees and post graduate courses

    You may be eligible for reduced tuition fees for some courses through a Commonwealth Supported Place. Please check at time of enrolment. Holmesglen can also provide assistance with the payment of your fees and offers a range of payment options.

  • University degrees at Holmesglen

    Find out more about the fees and for these courses at the partner website Charles Sturt University.

  • When are my fees due?

    Depending on your program level, various final payment due dates will apply.

  • Statement of Tuition Assurance

    A Statement of Tuition Assurance for Higher Education is available for students to review.