Fees & Charges

Student tuition fees are subject to change given individual circumstances at time of enrolment. You will be able to discuss your eligibility with a GOTAFE staff member at your enrolment interview. Additional fees for student services, amenities, goods and materials may apply.

VET Student Loans is a student income contingent loan scheme for the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector that is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Visit our VET Fee Help/VET Student Loans page for more detailed information.

All transaction are processed in Australian Dollars (AUD)

Material fee: Refunds will only apply on a course by course basis and will be determined and approved by the Commercial manager.

Non Academic fees: Will not be refunded.

Tuition Fees – Accredited Courses Certificate IV and below (eligible and non-eligible): Refunds will be available to students who cancel or withdraw from their course of study within 4 weeks of the course commencement date.  The refund provided will be less $200.00 and the remainder of the tuition component refunded back to the student. NOTE: if the paid tuition is less than $200 then that is the amount that will be kept.

Tuition Fees – Diploma and Advanced Diploma Courses (from the approved VET Student Loan course list): GOTAFE will refund tuition fees for any student who is, or would be entitled to VET Student Loan assistance if the person is no longer enrolled in the Unit of Study at the census date. Withdrawal Fees are incidental to studies in accordance with VET Provider Guidelines 8.10.1d) being a fine or penalty imposed as a disincentive.

Non accredited Fee for Service or Short Course: Refunds of 100% will be available to students who withdraw up to 5 days prior to the commencement of the course.

A refund of 80% will be provided if notification of withdrawal is received within 1 day prior to the commencement of the course.

Please refer to the Policies and Procedures section below for the latest information regarding refunds within our Fees and Charges brochure.


Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE is committed to complying with the Information Privacy Principles as defined in the Commonwealth of Australia Privacy Act 1988.

All personal, sensitive and health information collected and held within the Institute will be held securely and used for the primary purpose for which it was collected and will only be provided to agencies for which it is collected, to enable the Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE to meet its statutory obligations.

Any information held within the Institute will not be used for a purpose other than the primary purpose for which it was collected without the individual’s consent, unless the use or disclosure of the information is authorised by, or under law.


When purchasing from GOTAFE your financial details are passed through a secure server using the latest 256-bit SSL EV (secure sockets layer with extended validation) encryption technology.  Account self-service interactions with up to 256-bit SSL encryption is the industry standard.  Extended Validation (EV) turns the address bar green in high-security browsers, ensuring our Institute meets the industry’s highest standard of authentication.

Important information for anyone wanting to study a VET qualification, please click to visit StudyAssist.

 2019 VET Student Loan Fee Schedule