Fees, Funding and Loans


Update:  Please note that Gowrie Victoria is an approved Skills First provider for 2017. Please contact us to discuss details of fees and Government funding.


Course Fees

Gowrie Victoria delivers nationally accredited qualifications in the full scope of Early Childhood and School Age Education and Care vocational courses. Pricing for learners to undertake these courses is broken into five categories and each category is included in the Statement of Fees for each course type:

1. Learners who are eligible for Government Subsidised Funding under the Skills First Program (non-concession)

2. Learners who are eligible for both Government subsidised funding under the Skills First Program and are eligible for concession

3. Learners who are eligible for VET Student Loans (VSL) financial loan scheme assistance

4. Learners who are eligible for both Government subsidised funding under the Skills First Program and VET Student Loans (VSL) financial loan scheme assistance

5. Applicants who are not eligible for State and Federal Government funded training are offered a place as full fee paying students.

Please note:

  • The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
  • For eligible individuals, this training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
  • Please be aware that accessing your Skills First Program entitlement may impact access to further Government subsidised training.
  • Gowrie Victoria encourages individuals with disabilities to access Government subsidised training.  Enrolment approval will be subject to the person’s ability to undertake tasks and the requirements of the course.

To be eligible for a State and Federal Government subsidised place under the Skills First Program in 2017, you must meet certain criteria or use the Skills First Program Eligibility Flowchart to assist you.

VET Student Loans are part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) that aims to remove the financial barriers to study. VET Student loan is an Australian Government loan scheme available to entitled learners studying higher level vocational education and training (VET) qualifications, regardless of age or financial position.

For more information about VET Student Loans and how it works go to our VET Student Loans page

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Victorian Department of Education scholarship applications to the Early Childhood Scholarship Fund are currently closed.

The Victorian Government is committed to the provision of quality Early Childhood Education and Care services across the state. To support the early childhood sector, a range of scholarship and incentives are available for early childhood professionals.

The Early Childhood Qualifications Fund scholarship provides support for educators currently working in a Victorian early childhood education and care service or qualified primary teachers who wish to upgrade or attain an approved early childhood qualification. Find out more about the Early Childhood Qualifications Fund.

The Early Childhood Scholarships for Aboriginal People aim to increase the number of qualified Aboriginal people working in Victorian early childhood settings. Attracting more Aboriginal people to work in Victorian early childhood settings and supporting existing Aboriginal educators to gain or upgrade an approved qualification will help to ensure the workforce reflects the diversity of Victoria’s population. Find out more about the Early Childhood Scholarships for Aboriginal People.

For enrolment in Certificate III and IV level courses, a concession fee of 20% of the published fees will be charged to learners who are eligible under the Skills Frist Program prior to the commencement of training, and who hold one of the below current and valid concession cards: 

    • Health Care Card issued by the Commonwealth
    • Pensioner Concession Card
    • Veteran’s Gold card
    • An alternative card or concession eligibility approved by the Minister 

The Concession also applies to a dependent spouse or a dependent child of a card holder.

Concession fees are also applicable to all Skills First Program eligible individuals enrolling into any level qualification who self-identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

This employment incentive is to help services attract qualified early childhood educators to take up work in hard-to-staff positions. Find out more about Employment Incentives for Early Childhood Educators.

If you would like further information or require any assistance please contact:

Phone: 1300 4 GOWRIE

Email: training@gowrievictoria.org.au