Course fees are only applicable to courses in Centacare’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) program. The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program is free for eligible students.
The cost of your course will depend on your eligibility and which course you are interested in. You can find more information about eligibility and specific course fees by selecting the course you are interested in on our VET page.
At Centacare, we understand that sometimes money can be a bit tight, especially if you are registered with Centrelink or are unemployed. We’re very sympathetic towards people who may struggle to pay their course fees, which is why we offer flexible payment options and even course fee waivers in instances of proven financial hardship.
Flexible Payment Options
We have flexible payment options available for students who are unable to pay the full lump sum of their course upfront. Course fees can be spread over the duration of the study period and payments can be made in regular instalments to lessen the financial pressure it may put on you and your family.
Course Fee Waiver
In instances of financial hardship, the cost of your course may be considered for fee waiver, however you will need to provide evidence of financial hardship which may include a letter from Centrelink showing proof of income, your Concession Card, details about Income Support Payments and copies of your utility bills. You will also need to complete a Financial Hardship Application Form, outlining your weekly household costs.
If you would like to organise a payment plan or course fee waiver, you can discuss this with us during your information session before you begin your course.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Centacare Employment and Training acknowledges prior learning and/or prior experience which you may have achieved outside the formal education and training system. RPL can include work and life experience such as paid and volunteer work, and skills attained through leisure pursuits.
RPL recognises any prior knowledge and experience and measures it against the qualification in which you are enrolled. You may not need to complete all of a training program if you already possess some of the competencies taught in the course.
If you’re interested in information about the process and fees for RPL, please download our RPL Information Booklet or contact us today.