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Course Fees, Funding & Payment
At National College Australia (NCA), we understand the cost of a course is a significant consideration when thinking about starting a course. It always helps to know if funding is an option, and if there are flexible ongoing payment plans available. To make your course enrolment decision easier, we'll walk you through ALL the course fees, other charges, funding availability and payment plan options for you. GET STARTED TODAY!
How much are the courses?
We offer Certificate and Diploma level courses. The course prices depend on the qualification level, for example, whether it is Certificate III, IV or a Diploma.
*For prices on specific courses on offer, please DOWNLOAD a COURSE GUIDE.
Do you offer any upfront discounts?
Yes, we do.
Generally, students who pay their course fee in full and upfront will receive a 20% discount off the course price.
For example, if you enrol in a Certificate III level course that is $3500, a 20% discount reduces the fee to $2800 which equals to a nice saving of $700!
Do you offer any loyalty discounts?
Yes, we do.
Students who enrol in another full qualification with us will receive a 5% discount off the course price.
For example, if you enrol into a Certificate IV level course that is $3,895, a 5% discount reduces the fee to $3700.25 which equals to a nice saving of $194.75!
Do you offer Credit Transfer discounts?
Yes, we do.
If you're entitled to a Credit Transfer and you're enrolled in a full qualification, we'll reduce the course prices for the number of credit transfers you hold. The unit prices will vary depending on the course.
Am I eligible for Smart and Skilled (funding)?
You may be eligible for Smart and Skilled subsidy* if you are:
- 15 years old or over
- no longer at school
- living or working in NSW
- an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen.
If you answered 'Yes' to all four questions, then you're eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised course with an approved Smart and Skilled training provider.
Is NCA an approved Smart and Skilled training provider?
Yes. We are an approved Smart and Skilled RTO (Registered Training Organisation) and all our courses are Approved Qualifications. The training is subsidised by the NSW Government.
What are the Smart and Skilled fees for eligible students?
National College Australia (NCA) is an approved NSW Smart and Skilled RTO and all our courses are approved qualifications. The training is subsidised by the NSW Government.
For a full outline of the Smart and Skilled 'funded' fees, please refer to our T&Cs / Government Funded Courses
If I live in other states than NSW, am I eligible for funding?
Presently, we are approved for Smart and Skilled for residents of New South Wales (NSW) only.
As an alternative to funding for non-NSW residents, we offer interest free instalment payment options on a weekly or a fortnightly basis.
Do you offer payment options?
Yes. We believe that everyone should have access to education and we offer a range of payment options to support your needs.
- Pay full course fee upfront and receive a 20% discount or
- Pay for courses over 12 or 18 months with ZipPay or ZipMoney.
Other Fees & Charges
What are the other fees and charges that may apply?
There are other 'Fees and Charges' that may apply depending on your study needs. These are:
- Additional Course Resources Fee
- Course Extension Fee
- Upgrade Fee
- Police Clearance Check
- Certificate Replacement Fee
For a full explanation of the above fees, please refer to: T&Cs / Other Fees and Charges
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I have really enjoyed and been challenged by this course taken in my mature age.
Sam was a wonderful trainer and gave great encouragement and feedback on my assessments.
WOW, Yahoo and Yay! I'm feeling great.
A great big huge thank you to you for your time and support throughout the duration of this course.
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Thank You again!