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 percent off the published fee of your unit(s) tuition (which means you’ll only be charged 20 percent 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

Swinburne is using the Centrelink Confirmation eServices to perform enquiries regarding students' Centrelink or Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) customer details and concession card status to determine if students qualify for an educational concession.

To receive a concession on your tuition fees, you must provide Swinburne with your Centrelink Reference Number or DVA Number at point of application or through the 'Confirm your eligibility for a Centrelink fee concession' webpage.

You will only need to provide your Centrelink Reference Number or DVA Number once. Swinburne will continue to verify your concession details each time you enrol in unit(s) under an eligible course where you have first been assessed eligible for a government-subsidised training place.

Your concession entitlement will be verified against the Centrelink Confirmation eServices once your Centrelink or DVA customer details are provided. The concession will be automatically applied against an eligible qualification and is triggered by unit enrolment(s) occuring in the last twenty-four (24) hours.

To receive a concession on your tuition fees, you must present an eligible concession card to the Library and studentHQ at any Swinburne campus for verification.

You will need to verify your concession card each calendar year before your course begins and each time you enrol in 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.

When is concession card deemed valid?

A card is deemed to be valid where the card start date is before or on your first scheduled class.

How do I view my updated fees and generate my Statement of Accounts?

You can view your fees by logging in to My Financials to see if the concession has been applied, which will reduce your fees.

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 percent 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.

How to apply