TAFE Directors Australia

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Tuition Assurance 2018

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The Commonwealth Government is responsible for tuition assurance arrangements for the Vocational Education and Training sector and the Higher Education sector for the 2018 calendar year, through its Department of Education and Training (DET). 

Information on the tuition assurance arrangements for 2018 is available at:

You can also e-mail DET on:

As a result, TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) will not be a tuition assurance operator for 2018 for:

  • VET Student Loans;
  • VET FEE-HELP grandfathered;
  • FEE-HELP, or
  • fee for service in addition to a Commonwealth loan.

TAFEs and Full Fee Paying Students

Vocational Education and Training 

Under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 (the Standards), as government entities, TAFEs meet the requirements for protecting fees prepaid by individual learners, or prospective learners, for services, if that TAFE has implemented a policy addressing learner fee protection arrangements.

See Standard 7.3 for prepaid fees in excess of $1500 as set out in the requirements in Schedule 6 of the Standards.

Higher Education

TAFEs that have domestic students in higher education programs, who are not in receipt of a Commonwealth student tuition loan, are members of TDA’s tuition assurance scheme for the purpose of these students in these circumstances, on the basis the TAFE is a current member of TDA.

Non-TAFE Registered Training Organisations

Non-TAFE training organisations may stay connected with TDA as an Associate Member Organisation. TDA also offers individual Associate Membership and Corporate Affiliate membership.

Inquiries may be directed to memberservices@tda.edu.au