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Australian Indigenous students are eligible to pay the minimum tuition fees and minimum student services and amenities fee in all course categories. Additional fees may also be charged for materials, excursions and first aid training. More information can be found on the Fees and Charges web page.
The University of Ballarat is an approved VET FEE-HELP assistance provider. VET FEE-HELP assistance is available to students enrolling in both government-subsidised and fee-for-service Skills Deepening level courses. At the University of Ballarat, Skills Deepening level courses include Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Vocational Graduate Certificates and Vocational Graduate Diplomas. To view the list of approved courses go to VET FEE-HELP.
If you are an Indigenous student or a full-time apprentice, ABSTUDY may help you stay in training or go on to further studies. It consists of a fortnightly living allowance as well as additional components to help with the costs associated with studying. Indigenous students are also assisted by the Indigenous Completions Initiative, under which they pay only the minimum tuition fee for enrolment in government funded training at all levels, including diploma and above.
For more information, see the ABSTUDY page on the Department of Human Services website.
If you receive a Parenting Payment Single or the Disability Support Pension you may also be eligible for extra assistance while you are studying.
For more information, see the Pensioner Education Supplement page on the Department of Human Services website.
The Victorian Training Guarantee is making vocational education and training more accessible to people who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already hold. There are now an unlimited number of government subsidised training places available to people who meet the eligibility criteria. To find out more go to Eligibility for Government Subsidised Training on Skills Victoria's website.
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Last Updated: 14 June 2013 | Content Coordinator: Bonnie Fagan | Authorised by: Manager, Aboriginal Education Centre | Page ID: 3200