Additional Information for International Student Admissions

  • Schedule of Fees and Charges
  • Training Australia First is a Registered Training Organisation and operates in accordance with applicable legislation CRICOS, ESOS Act, and the SRTO 2015. Training Australia First is entitled to charge fees for services provided to students undertaking a course of study. These fees are for items such as course materials, administrative support, student services and training and assessment services. We review our fees schedule regularly and endeavour to keep the cost of training down.

    When and how do I pay?

    Fees are payable according to the letter of offer and written agreement, provided to you by Training Australia First. Your enrolment is not confirmed if the payments have not been received by the college. Payment methods include Visa, MasterCard, cash, or cheque.

    Training Programs Fee
    AUR30620 – Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology $10,000
    AUR31120 – Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical
    AUR40216 – Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis $4,500
    AUR50116 – Diploma of Automotive Management $6,500

    Note. The fees for RPL are the same as the fee listed above for completing the listed course. Students are not required to pay more than $1500 in prepaid fees for a course.

    Additional Fees and Charges Fee
    Reassessment You have one opportunity for reassessment at no extra cost to you. If you have been assessed NYC after the reassessment, you must pay for a second
    opportunity for reassessment.
    Certificates or Statement of Attainment You are entitled, at no additional cost, to a formal statement of attainment on withdrawal, cancellation or transfer, prior to completing the qualification, provided you have paid in full the tuition fees for the
    unit, or units, of competency to be shown on your statement of attainment.
    You are entitled to a testamur after successfully completing the course at no additional cost, provided you have paid in full the tuition fees for the
    There is an Administration Fee for the reissue of any statement of attainment or testamur and/or other formal documentation reissued or reprinted by
    Late payment of fees If the fees are not paid according to the agreed payment plan within 7 days of the due date, TAF may charge late processing fees. $100
  • IELTS Requirement
  • IELTS Equivalent to 6 as Accepted by Training Australia First Min. overall band score of 6 IELTS or overall band score of 5.5 IELTS plus  10 to 20 weeks ELICOS

    Qualification Certificate III, IV and Diploma
    IELTS No individual band below. 5.5 6
    Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic 51.6

    Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test (TOEFL iBT)

    Occupational English Test (OET) C

    C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE))


    Completed (within the past 2 years) in Australia in English: Requirements for senior secondary certificate of education


    Completed (within the past 2 years) in Australia in English: Substantial component of AQF level 4 or higher on a student visa

    Completed more than 50% of higher education in English in Australia Yes
    Evidence of at least 5 years of studies in an English speaking country (Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada, United States of America, South Africa, Republic of Ireland) Yes
  • Year 12 Equivalent
  • Country Equivalent studies to Australian Year 12
    Australia Year 12
    Brunei GCE “A” Levels
    Canada High School Diploma
    China Successful completion of Senior Middle 3 with a B grade or 75% average in 4 academic units
    Denmark Studentereksamensbevis (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
    Egypt General Secondary Education Certificate,
    Al-Azhar Secondary
    Education Certificate, Technical Secondary
    Education Certificate, Commercial Secondary
    Certificate or the Agriculture Secondary Certificate
    Fiji Successful completion of Form 7 with a B in English and Maths and a pass in all other units, with an overall score of 240
    France International or French Baccalaureate
    Germany Abitur
    Hong Kong Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
    (HKDSE) or Hong Kong Advanced Level
    Examination (HKALE)
    India Completion of the All India Senior School Certificate or State Board
    Indonesia Completion of SMU III with an average grade of 7.0 in 4 academic units
    Italy Diplomadi Superamento dell’Esame di Stato   conclusivodei Corsi di Istruzione Secondaria  Superiore (Upper Secondary School Leaving
    Certificate) or Diploma of State Examination
    Japan Upper Secondary School Certificate of Graduation (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho
    Malaysia STPM Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or GCE A Levels – 2 passes , UEC
    Norway Vitnemal fra den videregaende skolen
    (Certificate from upper secondary school
    Pakistan Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate
    Philippines Successful completion of the first year of a bachelor degree at university
    Republic of Korea Successful completion of the first year of a bachelor degree at university or two years study at an approved junior college
    Singapore GCE “A” Levels
    Sri Lanka Sri-Lankan “A” Levels
    Sweden Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Slutbetyg)
    Taiwan Senior High School Diploma or Senior Vocational School Diploma
    Thailand Matayom 6 or MS 6. (Certificate of Secondary Education)
    UK GCE “A” Levels
    Vietnam Bang Tot nghiep Trung hoc Pho thong (Upper Secondary Education Graduation Diploma)

    If the applicant’s educational qualifications do not meet TAF’s admission requirements, other factors may be considered at the discretion of TAF and in accordance with entry requirements of course(s) as per the training package. These other factors may include:
    • Mature age
    • Work experience
    • Attitude and aptitude
    • Previous academic results
    • Ability and skills to function in an academic environment
    • Possibility to succeed in his/her academic endeavours

  • Overseas Student Health Cover
  • It is your visa requirement to have a health cover for the duration of your stay in Australia on a student visa. There are various providers that offer this to you.

    Some of the links are:

    OSHC Australia

    Allianz Assitance