Student Co-Contribution Fee

It is a State requirement that students pay a co-contribution towards the cost of their training and assessment.

For the Certificate III Guarantee Program ABSynergies charges a standard fee of $100.

This co-contribution is reduced to $50 for concessional students, which includes, but is not limited to, students who are not able-bodied, Health-Card holders and indigenous students.

Student contribution fees under the User Choice program are set at $1.60 per nominal hour for each unit of competency/module. All RTOs are mandated to charge this fee.

Co-contribution fees must be paid in full at, or before enrolment and before any training or assessment takes place.

Refund Policy

In the event that a state funded student cancels, ABSynergies will refund an amount equal to the value of any units of competency that the student has paid for but were not delivered. A full refund of tuition fees will be issued if no units of competencies have been delivered.

Co-contribution will not be charged for:

  • credit transfer
  • transitional gap training — when transitioning a student from a superseded qualification to the new qualification
  • student cohorts exempt from paying fees as specified in the relevant program policy or guidelines. For example: Queensland Year 12 graduates: who enrol in a high-priority qualification and commence training within 12 months of completing Year 12.