Fees for VET – Local Students


Here is everything you need to know about fees and charges for studying at Melbourne Polytechnic.

You will find the tuition fee and charges for each of our courses on the relevant course page and we are always on hand to help you with any questions you may have about fees.

Student tuition fees

Student tuition fees are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

2016 tuition fees for our Certificates and Diplomas are determined by your eligibility for a government funded place.


For enrolments in Government Funded places at the Certificate IV level and below, Melbourne Polytechnic will charge the concession fee to an individual who holds a current and valid card (see below) at the time of enrolment:

  • Commonwealth Health Care Card
  • Pensioner Concession Card, or Veteran's Gold Card, or
  • an alternative card or concession eligibility criterion approved by the Minister for the purposes of these Guidelines.

Note: Concessions provided also apply to a dependant spouse or dependant child of a card holder.

Eligibility for a government funded place

If any of the criteria below apply to you and you are an Australian Citizen, holder of a permanent visa or a New Zealand Citizen then you are eligible for a government funded place.

  • you are under 20 on 1 January in the year in which your course commences
  • you are seeking to enter an Apprenticeship course
  • you are applying for a course at a higher level than the highest qualification you already hold

Eligible students are entitled to two government subsidised course enrolments per year.

Interstate students who come to Victoria to undertake training and meet all other eligibility requirements will be eligible for a government funded place.

Interstate students enrolled in an online course at Melbourne Polytechnic are not eligible for a government funded place.

Note: this does not apply to Apprentices and Trainees who have different cross border arrangements

Other charges

In addition to tuition fees there are other charges to make sure you have the right materials for your course and access to great facilities.

Student Services and Amenities Fees

All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education enrolments attract an Amenities fee.

Full Fee

$0.40 per Scheduled Contact Hour
$50 Minimum 
$250 Maximum Cap 


$0.40 per Scheduled Contact Hour
$50 Minimum 
$175 Maximum Cap 

Workplace Delivery or Communication Locations

$50 Full Price (no minimum or maximum)


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