Fee Rate Eligibility
Students are required to provide evidence to support their eligibility for the appropriate Smart and Skilled fees. Students will be required to provide evidence in order for ITI to determine if the student is eligible for one of the following fee categories:
- STANDARD STUDENT—FIRST QUALIFICATION FEE
- STANDARD STUDENT—SUBSEQUENT QUALIFICATION FEE
- APPRENTICESHIP FEES
- CONCESSION FEES
- FEE EXEMPTIONS
STANDARD STUDENT – FIRST or SUBSEQUENT QUALIFICATION FEE:
Students will be required to declare any post-school qualifications to assess eligibility for a First or Subsequent
Qualification Standard Student fee.
Please refer to Traineeships & Apprenticeships in the student Handbook for more information. However students will be required to be employed in a part-time or full-time position in order to be eligible for the Apprenticeship program. Please note: An apprentice will be eligible for the apprenticeship fee regardless of the number or level of previous post-school qualifications they hold. Additional fees other than the $2000 student fee, are applicable and these include student tool kit fees.
Students receiving a specified Commonwealth benefit or a student who is a dependant of a person receiving a specified Commonwealth benefit or allowance is eligible for the concession fee up to a Certificate IV level qualification, for approved qualifications under Smart and Skilled. Students applying for a Concession will only be entitled to one concession per calendar year. The concession fee applies to the whole qualification and is a flat fee set for each qualification level, ranging from $80 for a foundation skills course to $240 for a Certificate III or IV.
Students will be required to provide the following proof of eligibility for a concession:
Please Note: A student who is seeking a concession as a dependent child, spouse or partner of someone who is receiving a specified Commonwealth benefit or allowance must provide documentary evidence that Centrelink recognises the individual as the dependant. The evidence should clearly show the CRN of the benefit or welfare recipient.
COMMONWEALTH BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES
The following is a list of commonwealth concession or allowances that are eligible for concession fees:
|1 Age Pension||1 Farm Household Allowance||1 Veterans’ Children Education Scheme|
|2 Austudy||2 Family Tax Benefit Part A (maximum rate)||2 Veterans’ Affairs Pensions|
|3 Carer Paymen||3 Parenting Payment (Single)||3 Widow B Pension|
|4 Disability Support Pension||4 Newstart Allowance||4 Widow Allowance|
|5 Exceptional Circumstances Relief Payment||5 Special Benefit||5 Youth Allowance|
|6 Sickness Allowance||6 Wife Pension|
Please note: There are no concessions for students enrolling in Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas.
Students who qualify for a fee exemption are:
* Fee-Free Scholarships - To be eligible for a fee-free scholarship, individuals must first meet the Smart and Skilled personal and program eligibility rules. In addition, individuals must be:
A social housing resident or person on the NSW Housing Register (waiting list) who seeks a fee-free scholarship will need to confirm, their social housing status on enrolment for the purpose of the fee-free scholarship scheme. Applicants will need to confirm one of the following “Social Housing” criteria’s: