Circumstances are different for students and this can affect the fees you pay to study with Alpine Institute.
You may be eligible for concession, a government funded place, subsidised training, or recognition of prior learning and credit transfer.
Alpine Institute course fees vary from course to course and consist of tuition fees and materials fees. Alpine Institute provides a range of payment options for eligible students to support the enrolment within nationally recognised courses and training programs.
Download the Fee Schedule
Tuition fees are determined by your eligibility for government funded training. Tuition fees are based on an hourly rate multiplied by the total course hours.
Alpine Institute will charge the concession fee to an individual who holds a current and valid card at the time of enrolment including:
- Commonwealth Health Care Card;
- Pensioner Concession Card; or
- Veteran’s Gold Card; or
- an alternative card or concession eligibility criterion approved by the Minister for the purposes of these Guidelines.
- the concessions provided also apply to a dependant spouse or dependent child of a card holder.
Government Funded Fees
The Victorian State Government subsidises the cost of training for eligible students. If any of the criteria below apply to you and you are an Australian Citizen, holder of a permanent visa or a New Zealand Citizen then you are eligible for a Government Subsidised Place.
- you are under 20 on 1 January in the year in which your course commences
- you are applying for a course at a higher level than the highest qualiﬁcation you already hold
Eligible students are entitled to two government subsidised course enrolments per year.
Interstate students who come to Victoria to undertake training and meet all other eligibility requirements will be eligible for a government funded place.
The Victorian Training Guarantee
Am I eligible for a government-subsidised training place?
To find out if you are eligible please click on this government website to guide you through the questions that will help determine your eligibility.
Eligibility will be confirmed on enrolment with our organisation in line with The Victorian Training Guarantee requirements of an RTO.
Subsidised Training Fee
Staff employed to Alpine Health are eligible for subsidised training at the concessional rate for enrolment within nationally recognised certificate based courses.
Fee for Service
Nationally recognised certificate courses
If you are not eligible for government funded training or do not have an eligible concession card a full fee paying rate will apply to your enrolment within a nationally recognised qualification.
Alpine Health short courses
Individuals wishing to access Alpine Health’s short courses and training programs a fee for service charge will apply. The course calendar details fees applicable for each available short course or training program. These fees are not levied against Alpine Health staff.
Materials and Amenities Fee
Alpine Institute applies a materials and amenities fees per student for each nationally recognised certificate based course enrolled within. This fee covers access to copiers, computers and training facilities for the duration of the course.
The materials and amenities fee is detailed within the Fee Schedule.
Students experiencing difficulty paying course fees can contact the Student Administration Officer to explore options that may assist with enrolment. Options may include scheduled payments and government subsides.
Alpine Institute will refund fees for local students under the following circumstances:
- Prior to or within four weeks of scheduled commencement of nationally recognised certificate based courses.
- Where application for refund is made ten days prior to commencement of Alpine Health short courses or training programs
- Individuals applying for course refunds must complete a course refund application form for their request for refund to be considered.
International Student Fees
The Initial Registration of Overseas Nurses (IRON) Program is a fee based course comprising three fee components:
- Tuition and practical experience placement
- Transport and amenities
Please contact Lonsdale Institute on + (61 3) 9639 0543 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about our current pricing structure.