Fees and charges

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are set by Bendigo TAFE. Rates are calculated using an hourly rate multiplied by the course hours in any one year. The actual hourly rate will vary, depending on whether the student is eligible for a government subsidy or concession or neither. 
Check for your eligibility via the Victorian Skills Gateway. Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.
Each student must pay an enrolment fee to study at Bendigo TAFE. Each student's enrolment fee may differ, depending on their individual circumstances. The enrolment fee is charged per enrolment period and consists of the three components.

Course prices

Course prices are indicated on each individual course page, showing standard fees, apprenticeships fees, concession and government subsidised fees.

View the Fees & Charges Guide


Materials fee

Materials fee covers the cost of providing goods or materials purchased by Bendigo TAFE to be used by students in the course of training.

A materials list will be provided detailing what items are required and when they need to be purchased by. Your course coordinator will provide a materials list prior to enrolment. Examples are trade tools, class materials, safety wear, uniforms, excursions and camps.

This fee varies according to the course being undertaken and there are no concession rates available.

Materials fees can be identified on each individual course page.

3.​ 2022 VET Student Loan Schedule

The fees and charges outlined above are applicable only to Australian students. International students follow separate application processes and charges.


​Other administration fees/service​ ​Cost
Replacement of Student ID cards $​15
​Replacement certificates (issued after 2000) $​40
​Replacement statement of attainment $​40
​Replacement Statement of results $​0
​Archive search  (all academic history requests issued prior to 2000) $​50
​Replacement certificates (issued prior to 2000) * $​100
​Refund Processing fee $​80
Short Course Refund Processing fee  ** $40
​Reprint of White Card / Competency Card / Accreditation Card $​30
​Overseas application fee $​100
Education verification​​ $​50
​Electrical Exam Resit Fee $​100
​Licensing Electrical Assessment CoachingExam resit fee $​180
  * All Academic history requests prior to 2000 will incur an Archive search fee in addition to the replacement document cost (if documentation is found).
** Short Course withdrawal applications submitted five business days or more prior to the scheduled start date of the short course are entitled to a refund of your enrolment fees less an administrative processing fee of $40.


Tuition, student services and amenities fees are payable in full at the time of enrolment. GST will be charged where applicable and will be detailed on each student’s official receipt. Students have a variety of options for payment of their fees and charges, including; cash, cheque, credit card, Part Payment Plan and direct debit.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure all fees or debts are paid. Students with outstanding debts to Bendigo TAFE will not be permitted to re-enrol, receive a statement of results or certificates, or to graduate.

For further details on what you need to bring when you enrol, refer to Applications and Enrolment.

Students having difficulty paying enrolment fees can get advice from student support services about options that may be available. 

There are options available if you need assistance with tuition fees such as government subsidies, VET Student Loan, employer assistance and part payment plan. 
>> read more on fee assistance


In some circumstances, you may be eligible for a refund of fees paid to Bendigo TAFE. For further details on refunds, please refer to the Fees and Charges Guide.

This information does not apply to international students – refer to International students fees and charges

Fee for service

Some of our courses are charged using a fixed fee for service enrolment fee which includes all three components of the enrolment fee. Where this is the case, it is clearly indicated on
the relevant course information.   

The fixed fee for service course rates vary depending upon the course. There are no government subsidies, exemptions or concession rates available for these courses. Vocational education and training in schools (VETiS), short courses and courses for international students attract a fee for service enrolment fee. 

Bendigo TAFE Statement of VET Tuition Assurance

Under the provisions of Schedule 1A of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA) Chapter 3 of the VET Provide Guidelines Bendigo TAFE (the First Provider) must comply with the VET Tuition Assurance requirements. This is to protect students in the event that Bendigo TAFE ceases to provide a VET course of study in which a student is enrolled.

Visit VET Tuition Assurance, including courses currently listed under this agreement for more information.

Further details on VET Tuition Assurance requirements contact TAFE Directors Australia.  

Fees and Charges Guide

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