- NT Government subsidised places
- Full fees
- Credit transfer fees
- RPL fees
NT Government subsidised places
If you're a domestic student living in the NT, you may be eligible for an NT Government (NTG) subsidised place. This means that the NT Government subsidise your course by paying part of your fees directly to your course provider. You will then need to pay the remainder of the fees through a student contribution known as the tuition fee.
Domestic students living in the NT are eligible for enrolment in NTG subsidised places. As well as meeting domestic student and NT residency requirements, to be eligible for a subsidised place, you must:
- be at least 15 years of age
- be identified as disengaged from school
- have the skills and capabilities to undertake training and actively engage in employment or be able to provide evidence of having completed year 10.
Domestic secondary school students are eligible for specific NTG subsidised places under the VET for Secondary Students (VSS) program.
Students will need to maintain eligibility throughout their course to continue to access the NTG subsidy. NTG subsidised places are limited and CDU cannot guarantee you access to an NTG subsidised place.
Tuition fees for CDU TAFE Courses are generally set by the award type. In 2023 the fees per hour are:
Certificate I and Certificate II
Certificate III and Certificate IV
Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher) (AMP30815)
To find out more about eligibility for NTG subsidised places, visit the Department of Trade, Business and Innovations policies page.
Students exempt from CDU TAFE tuition fees*
- enrolled secondary school students
- NTG Community Response Funded Program students
- students who at the time of enrolment receive a Centrelink or Veteran's Affairs benefit
- NTG Remote 2 Location categories for CDU TAFE Funded Programs
- students who are prisoners at the time of enrolment
- permanent residents with refugee or humanitarian status.
*An exemption applies to CDU TAFE tuition fees for NTG subsidised courses only. To claim the fee exemption, a student must provide valid proof of concession at the time of enrolment, or fees will be charged.
Contact Student Central to find out more about exemptions and how to apply.
If you're a domestic CDU TAFE student, there may be some cases where you cannot enrol in an NTG subsidised place. Enrolment in these courses will mean you need to pay full fees and no exemptions apply. This might be because:
- the course is not listed as an NT Government subsidised place
- student demand has exceeded the number of subsidised places, so only non-subsidised places may be available
- you are not an NT resident.
The fees you will be charged are dependent on the course you are studying, the industry it's in and the units you choose.
Full fees for TAFE Courses are generally set by industry group. In 2023 the industry group fees per hour are:
- Community services, health and education (excluding Diploma of Nursing)
- Finance, banking and insurance
- Business and clerical
- General education and training
- Arts, entertainment, sport and recreation
- Tourism and hospitality
- Transport and storage
- Primary industry
- Sales and personal service
- Exceptions - Cookery
- Building and construction
- Food processing
- Engineering and mining
- Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115)
- Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)
Credit transfer fees
There is no charge for credit transfers. As a Registered Training Organisation, CDU recognises the Australian Quality Framework Qualification and Statements of Attainment issued by other Australian Registered Training Organisations.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) fees
For candidates undertaking the RPL process, a $95.00 administration fee applies for each completed RPL application submitted, and no fee exemption will apply. This fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee that you will be granted the qualification or unit/s you seek RPL for. If a potential RPL candidate wishes to apply for more than one qualification, a separate VET121 - RPL Application Form must be submitted, and an additional application fee will apply.
An RPL candidate will be enrolled once they are approved. Fees associated with the RPL assessment for 2023 are:
for NT residents applying for NTG subsidised qualification there is no fee for 2023
for non-NTG subsidised training or non-NT residents, a flat rate fee of $5.00 per nominal hour applies for each unit
for international visa holders (non-student visa holders or holders who qualify for NTG subsidised training), a flat rate of $5.00 per nominal hour applies for each unit.
To find out more information, please visit cdu.edu.au/student-central/forms-guides.