Each potential student will be assessed to determine eligibility for government subsidised training or if a Fee-For-Service is suitable. The essential information regarding the basic costs of the training and what that cost covers will be supplied to the potential student.
Skills First Program is a subsidised training scheme through the Victorian Government. It is available to eligible residents in Victoria.
Hammond Institute would consider each case individually and inform each student before and at pre-training review of any additional costs related to the qualification that the student wants to undertake.
Course Fees 2018
|Course Name||Course Code||Scheduled Hours||Government Funded Tuition Fee*||Government Funded Concession Tuition Fee**||Fee for Service|
|Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care||CHC30113||888||$2500 ($2.81 x 888)||$500 ($0.56 x 888)||$4,000|
|Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care||CHC50113||1998||$250 ($0.12 x 1998)||$50 ($0.02 x 1998)||$10,000|
|Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)||CHC33015||715||$100 ($ 0.14 x 715)||$20 ($.02 x 715)||$4,000|
|Certificate IV in Disability||CHC43115||930||$100 ($0.11 x 930)||$20 ($0.02 x 930)||$4,000|
|Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)||CHC33015||715||$100 ($.14 x 715)||$20 ($0.03 x 715)||$4,000|
|Certificate IV in Ageing Support||CHC43015||1250||$100 ($0.08 x 1250)||$20 ($0.02 x 1250)||$6,500|
|Diploma of Community Services||CHC52015||1400||$200 ($0.14 x 1400)||$40 ($0.03 x 1400)||$10,000|
|Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management||CHC62015||1150||$350 ($0.30 x 1150)||$70 ($0.06 x 1150)||$6,500|
|Certificate IV in Education Support||CHC40213||790||$100 ($0.12 x 790)||$20 ($0.02 x 790)||$4,500|
|English as an Additional Language (EAL)|
|Course in EAL||22259VIC||440||$100 ($0.23 x 440)||$20 ($0.05 x 440)||$2,000|
|Certificate I in EAL (Access)||22250VIC||500||$100 ($0.20 x 500)||$20 ($0.04 x 500)||$2,000|
|Certificate II in EAL (Access)||22251VIC||505||$100 ($0.20 x 505)||$20 ($0.04 x 505)||$2,000|
|Certificate III in EAL (Further Study)||22255VIC||570||$100 ($0.17 x 570)||$20 ($0.03 x 570)||$2,000|
The student tuition fees as published are valid from 01/01/2018. They are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and with regards to Victoria and Commonwealth Funding
To be eligible for Victorian government subsidised training fees, the candidate must meet the Skills First eligibility criteria and provide evidence to support meeting the criteria.
The tuition fee covers administrative costs to process enrolments and includes only the materials (see Study Materials – Optional) that are provided by Hammond Institute to students and excludes any additional materials that students may have to purchase.
If you are experiencing financial hardship, please speak to us to discuss your situation.
Other fees that are applicable during or after completion:
- Class Transfer Fee: $100
- Re-issue of Certificate: $100
- Issue of First Aid Certificate*** : $20
Class Transfer Fee and Re-issue of Certificate fees does not apply to Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care course.
Concessions (if eligible for the Victorian government subsidised training)
Student enrolling in Certificate IV level and below are eligible for concession who prior to the commencement of training, holds a current and valid:
- Health Care Card issued by the Commonwealth;
- Pensioner Concession Card; or
- Veteran’s Gold Card; or
- an alternative card or concession eligibility criterion approved by the Minister for the purposes of these Guidelines.
Under the Indigenous Completions Initiative, for enrolments in a course at any level will be charged at concession fee to individuals who self-identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent (and are reported as such through the “Indigenous Student Identifier” field of the Student Statistical Report).
If you are studying in a Diploma or above qualification you are not eligible to have a concession applied to your tuition fees.
Under the Indigenous Completions Initiative, Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander students pay only the concession tuition fee (20% of the tuition fee for the course) for government subsidised training at all qualification levels (including at Diploma and above).
Study Material (optional)
Students will be given access to eBooks. Where the delivery mode is face-to-face or classroom-based, hard copies of Learner Guides are provided. For Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care recommended books are The Early Childhood Educator for Certificate III (Walker, 2e) and The Early Childhood Educator for Diploma (Walker, 2e). Hard copy of the books can be purchased from Hammond Institute or McGraw-Hill Education for $205 (price is subject to change by vendors).
* To receive a Victorian Government subsidy you must meet the Skills First eligibility criteria and be able to provide evidence to support you meeting this criteria.
** If you are a Victorian Government subsidised student, you may be entitled to a concession on your tuition fee if you meet additional eligibility criteria. If you are studying in a Diploma or above qualification you are not eligible to have a concession applied to your tuition fees. Under the Indigenous Completions Initiative, Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander students pay only the concession tuition fee (20% of the tuition fee for the course) for government subsidised training at all qualification levels (including at Diploma and above).
These course fees are up to date at time of publication, but may be subject to change with regard to Victoria and Commonwealth funding.
*** Issue of First Aid Certificate fees only apply when First Aid unit is part of the your qualification. If students are paying full fees for the First Aid course then they don’t have to pay First Aid Certificate fees.
Payment of course fees does not guarantee successful completion and issuance of certificate.