Commonwealth Government Benefit recipients

If you receive a Commonwealth Government benefit or are the dependant of a Commonwealth Government benefit recipient, and you meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility conditions to enrol in government-subsidised training, you may qualify to pay a concession fee.

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About concession fees

The concession fee is a discounted, flat fee for the whole qualification. The concession fee varies up to $240, depending on the qualification level.

Please note: No concession fees apply to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas. Student loans are available for higher-level courses.

Evidence of Commonwealth Government benefits

To be eligible for a concession fee, you must provide your training provider with evidence of your Commonwealth Government benefit or allowance (e.g. Age Pension, Carer Payment, JobSeeker payment, Veterans' Affairs pension, Parenting Payment (Single) or Youth Allowance.

The evidence can be in the form of a current Department of Human Services (Centrelink) Income Statement or a current Pensioner Concession Card. Dependants must provide evidence that Centrelink or another benefit provider accepts the child, spouse or partner as a dependant.

Please contact an approved Smart and Skilled training provider for more information, or refer to the Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy.

Go to the Skills Navigator to choose the right course and training provider for you.

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