If you’re enrolling in a Certificate IV level program or below, are eligible for a government-subsidised training place and hold a valid concession card, you may be eligible for a concession of 80% off the published fee of your unit(s) tuition (which means you’ll only be charged 20% of the published fee).

Eligible concessions are:

  • Health Care Card issued by the Commonwealth
  • Pensioner Concession Card
  • Veteran Gold Card

These concessions also apply to the dependent spouse and dependent children of the card holder.

How to receive a concession on your tuition fees

To receive a concession on your tuition fees, you must present one of the concession cards listed above to the Library and studentHQ office at any Swinburne campus for verification. You’ll need to verify your concession card each calendar year before your course begins and each time you enrol in a unit(s). 

Note: Concessions on tuition fees are not available for higher level courses such as diplomas, advanced diplomas, vocational graduate certificates or vocational graduate diplomas unless you are eligible for the Indigenous Completions Initiative.

For more information about concessions on tuition fees, visit the Victorian Government's Education and Training website.

A card is deemed to be valid where the card start date is before or on your first scheduled class. You must present the original of your valid concession card when you enrol into units and prior to commencing training.

Note: You may be required to present your concession at multiple times throughout your enrolment lifecycle (i.e. each time you enrol into units, you must re-present your card if seeking a reduction in tuition fee).

If you’ve applied for a concession card but haven’t received it yet, you can present a 'Confirmation of Concession Card Entitlement' letter from Centrelink to confirm you have submitted your application and are eligible for a concession card.

This letter from Centrelink must be presented at the time of your enrolment.

Indigenous Completions Initiative

If you self-identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and qualify for a government-subsidised training place, under the Indigenous Completions Initiative you’re eligible for 80% off the published fee of your tuition.

The Indigenous Completions Initiative applies to all course levels, including Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas.

Learn more about other Indigenous initiatives at Swinburne

Ready to apply for a course?

Now that you know if you’re eligible for a concession on your tuition fees, what are you waiting for? Apply for your vocational education course now. Call us on 1300 275 794 for further assistance or click below.

How to apply