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10 TAFE NSW -- Western Sydney Institute -- Course and Career Guide 2011 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 to apply 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: 0428 423 102 (text only) If you are applying for a concession because you receive a Centrelink payment, please make sure you 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 provide your CRN (Customer Reference Number) or a recent letter from Centrelink. 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 WSI PLUS program. Financial assistance to study Financial assistance to study may be available through Centrelink for eligible students. For more information, you need to contact Centrelink. Online at: www.centrelink.gov.au Phone: 132 490 for Youth Allowance, Austudy or Pensioner Education Supplement Phone: 132 317 for ABSTUDY Refunds Refunds of the TAFE NSW fee A refund of the TAFE NSW fee or Concession fee may be given in the following exceptional circumstances: • you have overpaid • you enrolled in a course that has been cancelled • you have paid the TAFE NSW fee but now receive Youth Allowance or Austudy commencing within two weeks of the enrolment date or the date of first attendance at class whichever occurs first • you are ofered and accept a place in a course at university or at the same/another TAFE NSW campus within the first three teaching weeks • you enrol in a course only to repeat a failed unit but are then granted a pass in that unit by the result review process • you advise Customer Service before classes commence that you are withdrawing from the course • you made the full-year payment and withdrew or completed your course within 6 months of your enrolment. You may be eligible for a half refund of the TAFE NSW fee. • the campus delegate is of the opinion that you would be unreasonably disadvantaged if you were not granted a refund. For example, if you meet with a serious misadventure and you were unable to continue your enrolment. What fees and charges do I need to pay?