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The tuition fee is payable in advance every semester. Your letter of offer from TAFE NSW will explain payment details.

Download the TAFE NSW International Fees Guide 2024.

TAFE NSW Course Fees

The tuition fee is payable in advance every semester. Your letter of offer from TAFE NSW will explain payment details.

You will need to pay the following fees related to your course:

  • A registration fee of AUD$100 (non-refundable)
  • A tuition fee – the total course fee can range from:
    • AUD$4,395 to AUD$15,450 per semester for vocational courses
    • AUD$6,680 to AUD$11,500 per semester for TAFE NSW Degree courses

The tuition fee listed on course pages is the total fee for the course. Payment is required on a per semester basis. To calculate the semester fee for a course, divide the total course fee by the course duration and then again by two.

(total course fee ÷ course duration) ÷ 2 = semester fee

Course fees include tuition, orientation program, additional study skills tuition, use of multimedia libraries, computers and other campus facilities, and assistance from student advisers and counsellors.

Course fees do not include the cost of textbooks, stationery, uniforms, accommodation, meals, health insurance cover or transport.

Refer to other fees section below and individual course pages for costs related to specific courses.

English Language Courses

Develop your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills from beginner to advanced level at one of our TAFE NSW English Language Centres. You can also combine an English course with another TAFE NSW course so you will only need one visa.

The fees are:

  • An application fee of AUD$150 (non-refundable)

English Language course


Courses requiring IELTS score*


General English Program (Beginner to Advanced)



per week

English for Academic Purposes



per week

*Estimated equivalent on completion

Read more about TAFE NSW English courses.

TAFE to University Pathways Courses

TAFE NSW to University pathway programs allow students to enter a Bachelor Degree program with guaranteed credit at leading Australian universities.

The fees are:

  • A registration fee of AUD$100 (or AUD$150 registration fee for TAFE/English package) (non-refundable)
  • TAFE NSW course fees
  • Initial fee deposit for university course
    • Australian Catholic University (ACU): AUD$2,000 (payable to ACU directly)
    • Torrens University Australia (TUA): AUD$11,625 (3 subjects) (payable to TUA directly)
    • University of Newcastle Australia (UoN): AUD$18,156 (payable to UoN directly).
    • University of Technology Sydney: AUD$110 (payable to UTS directly)
    • University of Wollongong (UoW): 1st semester fee and any other applicable fee (payable to UoW directly)
  • University course fees. The university provisional offer will state the credit you will receive for the TAFE NSW course, length and approximate costs of the degree.

Read more about TAFE NSW to University pathways.

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

Health insurance, called Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), is compulsory for international students studying in Australia. This insurance covers you for certain medical costs if you need to visit a doctor or go to hospital while you are studying in Australia.

Please let TAFE NSW International know if you have already arranged OSHC, otherwise, we will arrange standard OSHC cover for you with Medibank Private. We will invoice you for the insurance premium along with your tuition fees.

From 1 May 2022, the cost for standard OSHC is AUD$643 per year per single student.

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) charges

Single student

(Student with Spouse)

(Student with family)

1 year




Health cover cards will either be delivered to you directly from Medibank Private to your Australian address or via TAFE NSW International. This process may take a few weeks. If you need medical attention before you receive your membership card, you should pay for the service and keep all receipts. You can claim a refund from Medibank Private.

You should check the policy carefully in advance, including the details of what is covered. Optional extra cover is available at an additional fee.

Serious medical problems should be declared on your application form and taken care of before you come to Australia, as standard OSHC generally does not cover pre-existing medical conditions.

For more information about OSHC, visit the Medibank Private website

Please note: TAFE NSW will not be held responsible for any monies paid to a TAFE NSW representative.

Other Fees

Uniforms, equipment and textbooks

Uniforms, equipment and textbooks costs range from AUD$300 - AUD$2,500 per course. For example:

  • Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) students should allow AUD$300 - AUD$450 for a knife kit and uniform
  • Hairdressing students should allow AUD$125 for an equipment kit and AUD$495 for workbooks
  • Maritime students should allow AUD$1,500 for specific qualifications such as Marine GMDSS Operation
  • Dental Technology students are charged AUD$400 per semester for use of materials in the dental laboratory
  • Floristry students should allow AUD$2,500 for use of materials

Note: The above costs are estimates only.

Reviews and Refunds

Review of fees

TAFE NSW reserve the right to review its fees. If the tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced

Refund policy

For the full refund policy, refund procedure, and complaints procedure please refer to the terms and conditions document.

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