ACTFA Courses / Fees (User Choice)

Course Code Certificate II Courses 

User Choice

AUR21112 Certificate II in Automotive Sales Only $ 350
BSB20115 Certificate II in Business Only $ 350
SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality Only $ 350
SIT20116 Certificate II in Tourism Only $ 350
SIR20212 Certificate II in Retail Services Only $ 350
TLI21610 Certificate II in Warehousing Operations Only $ 350
Course Code Certificate III Courses   
FNS30315 Certificate III in Accounts Administration Only $ 350
BSB30115 Certificate III in Business Only $ 350
SIR30412 Certificate III in Business to Business Sales Only $ 500
BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration Only $350
BSB30215 Certificate III in Customer Engagement Only $ 350
CPP31011 Certificate III in Cleaning Operations Only $ 350
HLT37315 Certificate III in Health Administration Only $ 500
HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance Only $ 500
SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality Only $350
SIR30212 Certificate III in Retail Operations Only $350
Course Code Certificate IV Courses   
FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting  Only $350
BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business Only $ 350
BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration Only $350
BSB40615 Certificate IV in Business Sales Only $ 350
BSB40315 Certificate IV in Customer Engagement Only $ 350
CPP41011 Certificate IV in Cleaning Management Only $ 500
HLT47315 Certificate IV in Health Administration Only $ 500
BSB41015 Certificate IV in Human Resources Only $ 500
BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management Only $ 350
BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice Only $ 350
CPP40611 Certificate IV in Property Services (Operations) Only $ 500
CPP40307 Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate) Only $ 500
SIR40212 Certificate IV in Retail Management&nbsp Only $ 500
BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety  Only $ 350
Course Code Diploma Courses  
FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting Only $1000
BSB51915  Diploma of Leadership and Management Only $0
CPP50307 Diploma of property Services (Agency Management) Only $500
BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health & Safety  Only $4500




Tuition fees are subsidised by the Territory.  The level of subsidy can differ by course so some courses are partially subsidised and others attract no subsidy at all. Some courses may have capped places available as well which means only a certain number of people may make use of the applicable government subsidy. ASTC fees often change because these subsidies change. This means ASTC fees may not be the same one year to another which can make comparisons difficult. 


To help you in understanding the different types of fees at ASTC here are some examples:

Partially government funded (PGF)

Currently the majority of ASTC courses offered in the Australian Capital Territory fall into this category but the level of this subsidy can vary between programs, often reaching as high as 90%. A good example of this type of course is Certificate III in Business Administration (BSB30112) where students will only pay $965 towards a course which would have cost $5500 without the government subsidy.

No subsidy at all (FF)

Some courses will have no government subsidy of any sort. ASTC decides which courses are in this category on the basis of whether people are already employed and can afford to pay or whether ASTC is aware that the student fee is a barrier. 

Capped cost

An example of a course of study which is capped for government subsidy would be all Australian Apprenticeships.

Australian Apprenticeships Stage 1 programs are $210.20 per semester.

Australian Apprenticeships Stage 2 and 3 programs are $340.20 per semester

The pricing rates for apprenticeships and traineeships are detailed in the list of Funded Training for apprenticeships and traineeships located on the Departments website at



Fee Exemptions

ASTC may grant fee exemptions to eligible Apprentices or Trainees in certain circumstances, as applied by TAFE ACT.


Fee Payment Plans


Information for Employers

Students should enquire about a fee payment plan at time of enrolling.

Payment plans can be set up for students to make payments throughout the current semester via weekly, fortnightly or monthly due dates.

Please note ASTC does NOT direct debit. You will need to schedule payments yourself via your own internet banking.

Please note any withdrawals must be in writing before the original Student Tax Invoice due date or students are liable for all associated fees.

• Available where fees total more than $200

• Specific regular due dates for payments to be met by student

• Students sign a contract


Australian Traineeships combine practical work with structured learning and lead to a nationally recognised qualification. They provide Australian Trainees with the necessary job experience to get the career they want. Australian Traineeships also provide a range of benefits for businesses. Group training organisations (GTOs) are able to arrange for you to share an Australian Apprentice with another business if you don't have enough work for an ongoing or full-time position.


Benefits of hiring an Australian Trainee

  • people trained to your business requirements
  • training offered in a range of industries
  • training offered at all certificate levels up to advanced diploma
  • flexible choice of registered training organisations (RTOs), which provide off-the-job training to your Australian Trainee, with negotiations around timing, location and nature of the training to suit your business needs
  • government funding may be available to subsidise the cost of training
  • a range of financial incentives for eligible employers
  • attainment of nationally recognised qualifications.
  • Costs of hiring an Australian Trainee
  • An Australian Apprentice is generally paid a training/apprentice wage under an award because they spend time in training, however, in some cases an apprentice can be paid above award wage. The wages for apprentices vary based on; years of school completed, years of training, the type of Australian Apprenticeship and the industry or occupation. Australian Apprentices are generally treated the same as any other employee in terms of superannuation, workers compensation and any other entitlements or requirements.