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.
Eligible Concession Fees
Government-subsidised students who are eligible for concessions will pay no more than 20% of the standard tuition fee per scheduled hour applicable to their course of study in all course types except diplomas or advanced diplomas.
You are eligible for concessions if you are;
- a Non-Indigenous student enrolling in a course who holds one of the following that is current and valid at the time of enrolment:
- Commonwealth Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans’ Gold Card
- An Indigenous student - After the 1st January 2024, a fee waiver is in place for tuition fees for Skills First students who self-identify as being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.
If your concession status changes and you enrol in another course, the concession rates detailed above may no longer apply.
Government Funded Fees
Alpine Institute are contracted with the Victorian Government to deliver training subsidised through the Skills First Program.
To find out if you are eligible please go the www.skills.vic.gov.au/s/how-to-check-your-eligibility 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.
►More information can be found at www.skills.vic.gov.au/s/how-to-check-your-eligibility
People with a disability are encouraged to apply for Government Subsidised training as applicable.
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.
Course Materials and Services Fee
Alpine Institute applies a materials and services fees per student for each nationally recognised certificate based course enrolled within. This fee covers access to required text books, computers and training facilities for the duration of the course.
The materials and services 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.