Course Fees & Funding Victoria

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Tuition fees vary and are based on a number of different factors such as nominal study hours, qualification level and course type.  A variety of funding opportunities are available for many Selmar Institute of Education courses depending upon your eligibility.


Click here for Government Subsidised Fees & Fee for Service training Victoria


The student tuition fee is indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as late assessment lodgement and replacement certificate fees.

VET Student Loans

Students enrolled in participating courses could be eligible for a VET Student Loan. VET FEE-HELP, VET Student Loans will pay eligible students’ tuition fees, covering up to $10,000*. This means you can focus on your career and repay the loan when you’re earning enough to afford it. Learn more about VET Student Loans including the eligibility criteria. VET Student Loans are available for eligible students wishing to enrol in a Selmar CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care course.

Skills First Program (SFP)

Subsidised training is available to eligible individuals through the Victorian and Commonwealth Government. 2017 skills first funding is available to:

— Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens

— All candidates under 20 years of age

— Candidates 20 years and older and ‘upskilling’ by seeking to enrol in a course at a higher level than their existing qualification

— Candidates enrolled in two or less subsidised programs in 2017 – this is referred to as the ‘2 course rule’. Candidates will be eligible for funding for no more than two courses commenced at any given AQF level in their lifetime. This is referred to as the ‘2 at level’ limit.

Candidates will be eligible for funding for no more than two courses commenced at any given AQF level in their lifetime.  This is referred to as the ‘2 at level’ limit. Candidates may be required to pay a co-contribution depending on the qualification being undertaken. To find out the applicable student contribution by course, please refer to the tuition fees above.

There are also special eligibility exemptions that may apply to people holding referrals under the following:

— Asylum seekers and Victims of Human Trafficking Initiative

— Workers in Transition program

— Single and teenage parents training initiative

— Young people transitioning from care initiative.

— Automotive Supply Chain Training Initiative

If you choose to accept a training place subsidized by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments under the Skills First Program, your ability to access further government subsidized training under the Skills First Program and other subsidized training programs, may be impacted.

For further information, visit The Department of Education and Training of Victoria State Government.

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