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Payment plans

If you're not eligible for a VET Student Loan or FEE-HELP, you may be able to pay your course fees via a TAFE Queensland payment plan. You may also be able to access a payment plan if your course costs more than the VET Student Loan cap and you need to pay the remaining gap.

Why choose a payment plan

If you're considering investing in your education there's no doubt you have other financial commitments you need to take into account. The great thing about a TAFE Queensland payment plan is that you don't have to pay a lump sum fee when you enrol. Instead, you can gradually pay for your course fees throughout the duration of your studies. 

Payment plan eligibility

To be eligible for a payment plan you must meet the following criteria:

  • you are a domestic student and 18 years of age or older (or if under 18 have an appropriate guarantor who is over the age of 18);
  • the tuition fees for your course or units of competency are $300 or more (exceptions may apply);
  • you are not eligible for FEE-HELP;
  • you are eligible for a VET Student Loan but are applying for a payment plan to cover the gap between the loan cap and the course fees;
  • you have no outstanding debt with TAFE Queensland; and
  • you have the financial capacity to meet the payment plan instalments.

If you have difficulty meeting the payment plan instalments please call our friendly customer service staff on 1300 308 233 who can discuss other available payment options with you. For example, you may be eligible for a scholarship or other subsidies

How to apply

To apply for a payment plan you will need to fill out a payment plan application. You can request a payment plan at any time using the below ways:

Online, over the phone or at a customer service centre
Simply ask one of our friendly customer service agents for a payment plan application to start the process as soon as you know your expected fees for the course.

When applying for your course online
If you apply for your course online via our Student Portal, you can select a payment plan as your preferred payment option in your application.

One of our friendly customer service agents will be in touch to send you a form to start the process.

Through our Student Portal
You can request a payment plan at any time, even if you've submitted your course application or are enrolled in your studies and have fees on your account. 

Simply log in to the the Student Portal, go to the My Forms tile and select Request a Payment Plan Direct Debit Form.

One of our friendly customer service agents will be in touch to send you a form and start the process.

Note: As part of the payment plan application, you will be required to sign a declaration agreeing to the terms and conditions of the payment plan.


For more information

If you need further information or help, our customer service staff can assist you. Just call 1300 308 233 or contact us today.

Get qualified for less or even free

Eligible students may be able to access a range of independent and government funding to help subsidise the cost of your training.

Seize your opportunity with Fee-Free TAFE

The career of your dreams is within reach thanks to Fee-Free TAFE. Follow your passion with over 70 industry-recognised courses to choose from. Make a great decision for your future with in-demand skills in high-priority areas, including health and science, business, cyber security and IT, education and community, agriculture, and service industries. With a range of skill sets, certificates and diplomas available, now’s the time to get job ready with Fee-Free TAFE.

The Queensland Government is supporting Queenslanders over the age of 25 by providing access to fully subsidised training across a range of priority apprenticeship qualifications.

The Queensland government is supporting young Queenslanders up to the age of 25 by providing access to fully subsidised training across a range of priority apprenticeship or traineeship qualifications. 

Complete a post school qualification

Find out if you're be eligible to receive a subsidy to complete your first post-school certificate III level qualification. 


Get the edge fast

TAFE Queensland’s micro-credentials are short, highly targeted courses designed to help you improve a specific skill, while skill sets are made up of one or more industry-recognised competencies.


The Higher Level Skills program aims to assist individuals to gain the higher-level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry, or to transition to university to further their studies.


Achieve your career goals with the help of a $5,000 TAFE Queensland Scholarship. There are three types available: merit, access and equity or emerging athlete. Visit the scholarships website for more information.