Fee Information

What you need to know…

Course fees at SGAE are made up of:

  • the tuition fee for the course,
  • any resource and materials fees relating directly to your course, and
  • an administration fee.

Tuition Fees are set at a different rate for every course. The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you are offered a government subsidised place or a full fee-paying place.

Fee Types Explained…

Skills First Program Funded Tuition Fee
Individuals eligible under the State Government’s Skills First program are required to pay the Skills First Program Funded Tuition Fee.

Your eligibility depends on lots of things, including:

  • your age
  • what training you’ve done before or are doing now
  • when you did this training

For more detailed information, visit the Victorian Government website about eligibility for subsidised training under the Skills First program OR call our Head Office on 1800 810 393.

Concession Tuition Fee
For enrolments in courses at Certificate IV level and below, the Concession Tuition Fee will apply for individuals who are eligible for government funding and prior to the commencement of training, produce a current and valid:

  • Commonwealth Health Care Card (or a dependent spouse or dependent child of a cardholder); or
  • Pensioner Concession Card (or a dependent spouse or dependent child of a cardholder); or
  • Veteran’s Gold Card

The Concession Tuition Fee will be at 20% of the Skills First Program Funded Tuition Fee

Full Tuition Fee

Individuals who are not eligible under the Skills First program are required to pay the Full Tuition Fee.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Tuition Fees
SGAE will apply a charge for any assessment conducted as RPL only if the assessment is conducted at the request, or with the consent of the student.

Fee Assistance…

Australian Government Assistance
You may be eligible for Australian Government assistance towards the cost of your training such as ABSTUDY, AUSTUDY, Youth Allowance or the Pensioner Education Supplement. Full and up-to-date details of payments and the eligibility criteria are available from Services Australia.


For a more detailed outline of SGAE’s Fees, please see the Schedule of Fees below.

Schedule of Fees 2021