When you enrol into your units, we’ll generate an invoice and email it to you within 24 hours. Please ensure you keep all invoices, payments, and receipt details.

Payment time limits

Domestic students

You’ll need to pay your fees within 7 days. 

If you haven’t paid your tuition fees within 28 days, we’ll consider your fees overdue and place a hold on your account. This means you won’t be able to enrol into any further units or receive your parchment. 

A final reminder notice will be issued 40 days after your initial invoice. By this time, you must make payment in full, or have entered a standard payment plan with TAFE SA, or have applied for a Commonwealth Student Loan. See: Ways you can pay.

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Getting help

We’re here to help. If you have concerns about your fees, reach out to our team to discuss your options. Payment plans are available. 

Our counselling and inclusion team can also offer support and advice about your financial wellbeing. 

International students

Learn more about when you need to pay your fees on our International student fees and charges page.  

Ways you can pay

We offer a range of different ways you can pay your fees. You can pay your fees:

  • through a payment plan
  • through a Commonwealth Government loan
  • upfront.

You can also have a third party (like your employer) pay your fees. 

Standard payment plan

We understand that not everyone can pay their fees upfront. If you’re studying an award course and meet our eligibility criteria, you can pay your fees through a standard payment plan.

Instalments are paid through a direct debit from your bank account or Centrepay. Centrepay can only be used by students receiving payment from Centrelink.

Visit our payment plans page for more information.

Commonwealth Government Student Loans

Commonwealth Government loans are available to eligible students studying a:

  • Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor degree
  • Graduate Certificate 
  • Graduate Diploma. 

These loan programs allow you to defer part of, or all your fees to a loan. 
Visit our FEE-HELP and VET Student Loans pages for more information.

Upfront payment options

Credit Card (online)

TAFE SA accepts VISA and Mastercard for online payment of course fees. Once you have enrolled, you can pay your fees online using myTAFESA. Select ‘make payment’ in the fees section to pay using your card. 


TAFE SA accepts payment via BPay. We’ll email your invoice to you within 24 hours of your enrolment Contact your bank for help using BPay. 

Australia Post

You can pay your fees at any Australia Post outlet throughout Australia.We’ll email your invoice to you within 24 hours of your enrolment.

Australia Post outlets accept the following forms of payment:

  • cash
  • credit card
  • cheque
  • EFTPOS. 

Third Party Payments

Payments can be made by a third party, such as your employer or another organisation. Speak to your program area for more information. 

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