In this section:
- NT Government subsidised places
- Full fees
- International student fees
- Recognition of Prior Learning fees
- Credit transfer 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.
To find out more about eligibility for NTG subsidised places, visit the Department of Trade, Business and Innovations policies page.
Students exempt from VET 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 VET Funded Programs
- Students who are prisoners at the time of enrolment
- Permanent residents with refugee or humanitarian status.
*An exemption applies to VET 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.
Click here to find out more about exemptions and how to apply.
If you're a domestic student, there may be some cases where you are not able to 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.
International student fees
If you're an international student, you will be charged course-dependent fees and won't usually be eligible for NT Government subsidised places. Find all international courses online at CDU International or contact Student Central.
Recognition of Prior Learning fees
If you've applied for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), you will be required to pay a $95 fee for each completed RPL application. If you wish to apply for more than one qualification or form of prior learning, you will need to fill out a separate application form and pay an additional $95 fee.
This fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee that your application will be approved.
An RPL candidate will be enrolled once they are approved. Fees associated with the actual RPL assessment for 2021 are:
- for NT residents applying for NTG subsidised qualification – zero fee for 2021
- for non-NTG subsidised training or non-NT residents, a flat-rate fee of $5.00 per nominal hour for each unit applies
- for international visa holders (not student visa holders or holders who qualify for NTG subsidised training), a flat rate of $5.00 per nominal hour for each unit applies.
For international student visa holders, the cost of self-assessment and RPL are covered by the international fee for the particular course.
Please note: the RPL application fee also applies to students exempt from VET tuition fees.
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.