Courses & Admissions
Fees and charges
Students enrolled in a VET course that leads to a Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma are publicly funded by the State Government. Students enrolling in a publicly funded course are charged according to the fee structure determined by the Department of Training and Workforce Development annually.
Students in publicly funded courses are required to contribute towards the cost of their study, in accordance with the WA Department of Training and Workforce Development, VET Fees and Charges Policy.
Fees levied for VET students include the tuition fee, the resources fee, the performing arts levy and the Federal Government Amenities & Services Fee.
VET Fee Help
WAAPA is currently not an approved provider for VET Fee Help. Students enrolled in a WAAPA VET course are not eligible for this finance option.
Higher Education fees
Higher Education student fees are managed through ECU’s Fees Office.
All higher education students are liable for their tuition fees, plus the University Student Services and Amenities fee. Additionally, some courses require additional fees, set out in the University incidental fee register.
Students applying for WAAPA higher education courses may be eligible to apply for an ECU scholarship.
There are a number of prizes and awards for which WAAPA students may be eligible, once they have commenced their studies. Most of these are merit based and apply to particular courses of study.
VET students who are enrolled in a publicly funded course are entitled to a full or partial refund as outlined in the VET Fees and Charges Policy and subject to meeting certain criteria.
For more information about refunds for VET courses, refer to the WAAPA VET Fees and Charges booklet.
Any applications for VET Tuition Fee refunds must be made in writing to the WAAPA School Manager.
Refunds for Higher Education courses are subject to ECU rules and deadlines. This information is available from the Fees Office.