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WSI Course Guide and Career Guide : 2010
6 TAFE NSW -- Western Sydney Institute -- Course and Career Guide 2010 What fees and charges do I need to pay? Each year, TAFE NSW sets a schedule of a ordable fees, across the range of its courses and qualifications -- from Statement of Attainment and Certificate level courses to Advanced Diplomas. TAFE NSW o ers concessions and exemptions of the enrolment fee for courses where the TAFE NSW fee applies. Courses from our TAFE PLUS program are also listed in this Course and Career Guide. These courses are fee for service. There are no concessions and exemptions for TAFE PLUS courses. The cost of your course will be listed on the Course Information Leaflet and on our website. Some courses may have additional charges which cover the cost of practicals, consumables or basic tools related to your study. These will also be listed on your Course Information Leaflet. Paying the TAFE NSW fee The TAFE NSW fee for full year courses may be paid in two equal instalments. The first payment must be paid when you enrol, along with any other charges associated with your course, and the second instalment must be made by 31 May 2010. Temporary Visa Holders If you hold a temporary visa, depending on the type of visa sub-class you may need to pay additional tuition fees. Other fees also apply to International Students (see page 16). Payment methods Payments are accepted by: • EFTPOS • Credit card – Visa and MasterCard • Personal or bank cheque payable to TAFE NSW • Money order payable to TAFE NSW Trainees and apprentices Apprentices and trainees pay a capped annual fee for their enrolment at TAFE NSW. This reduced fee encourages apprentices, trainees and their employers to participate in apprenticeship and traineeship programs. Some apprenticeship courses may qualify for the Commonwealth Apprenticeship Rebate Scheme. Check with your Apprenticeship Centre. Please see www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information. School based trainees are covered by another funding arrangement so the TAFE NSW fee does not apply. Existing Worker Trainees are covered by another funding arrangement so the TAFE NSW fee does not apply. Concessions and exemptions from the TAFE NSW fee The TAFE NSW Concession fee For courses where the TAFE NSW fee applies, if you receive an eligible Commonwealth benefit or allowance, you may apply to pay the TAFE NSW Concession fee rather than the TAFE NSW fee. To find out whether you are eligible for a Concession fee and to check what documentation you need to provide when you enrol, check: Online at: wsi.tafensw.edu.au Phone: 131 870 In person: visit the college before enrolment day SMS: on 0428 423 102 (text only) and we will call you back If you are applying for a concession because you receive a Centrelink payment, please make sure you can provide your CRN (Customer Reference Number) or a recent letter from Centrelink. Exemptions from the TAFE NSW fee Special Access Courses -- There are some Access and Preparation courses which are free. These courses include programs in literacy, numeracy, career opportunities, employment skills and work readiness. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are exempt from paying the TAFE NSW fee. Students receiving a disability support pension from Centrelink or the Department of Veterans' A airs are entitled to receive one full fee exemption from the TAFE NSW fee for one course per year and are eligible for the Concession fee for subsequent enrolments in that year. If you are applying for an exemption because you receive a Centrelink disability payment, please make sure you can provide your CRN (Customer Reference Number). Students who are clients of a Teacher/Consultant for students with a disability, and who are not eligible for an exemption under any other category, are entitled to receive one full fee exemption from the TAFE NSW fee for one course per year and are eligible for the Concession fee for subsequent enrolments in that year. There are no fee exemptions or concessions for courses in the TAFE PLUS program.