The cost of a course depends on the number of hours nominated for each unit of competency and the rate per hour charged. There are different rates according to eligibility for government subsidies and the type of study. Indicative costs of each course can be determined on each course page. Government subsidies are available to residents of South Australia.
A new Student Services Fee (SSF) was introduced from Semester 1 2021 to cover the provision of non-academic support activities that enhance the student learning journey. These support activities will be in addition to existing student services provided to students, and will be finalised in early 2021. The SSF is $20 per year for full time students and $10 per year for part time students studying an award course. The SSF does not apply to courses offered as fee-for-service, VET in Schools (VETIS), AMEP/SEE, training in prisons, short courses or to international students.
Students studying at TAFE SA will need to think carefully about managing course costs and organise funds for payment. Download "Money Matters" brochure for more information about paying your fees, as well as information about organisations and services that offer financial assistance or grants to students (PDF). You can also contact Student Services for advice and referral.
The National Debt Helpline (NDH) is a not-for-profit service that helps Australians tackle debt problems. They provide professional financial counselling as a free, independent and confidential service.
Ring the National Debt Helpline on 1800 007 007 from 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday or visit their website.
Freecall 1800 882 661