Community Programs

2.4 Post-Secondary Education – TAFE/VET

Benefits Up to $11,000 per financial year.

Students must be:

  • A dependent child or an IBN member.
  • Enrolled in an accredited vocational education course at a TAFE or private RTO (Registered
    Training Organisation) See
  • Studying at levels from Certificate 1 to Advanced Diploma. This includes apprenticeships, traineeships and VET in Schools.
  • Up to 100% of study fees including applicable VET fees.
  • Study expenses including computers and supplies, books, uniforms, child care fees, etc.
  • Tools and equipment if not covered by the employer or other sources.
  • For full-time courses of over 6 months in duration:
  • Accommodation allowance up to $5,500 per financial year (conditions apply).
  • Travel support (conditions apply).
Items NOT available
  • Fees for non-accredited short courses, professional/trade registration and licences.
    These expenses are available under Program 6.1 Employment and Skills Training.
  • Historical course fee debts.
  • Daily food and fuel expenses.
  • Rental bonds.
  • ABSTUDY is NOT a condition of this program, but eligible students are encouraged to apply. IBN will assist with your application.
  • Accommodation support – for full-time courses of more than 6 months duration. Only available for
    student residential boarding and private rent through an agent.
  • Travel support – for full-time courses of more than 6 months duration. Eligible students must access
    State government Student Travel subsidies or ABSTUDY Fares Allowance where available.
  • Multi-year funding may be subject to satisfactory attendance and academic progress.
  • Student withdrawal – IBN may seek a refund of fees already paid to the RTO.
Supporting documents
  • Program application form 2.4
  • Proof of enrolment
  • Supplier invoices or quotes showing payment details
  • Evidence of ABSTUDY entitlement (if eligible)
  • Accommodation – Invoice from the student residential boarding or rental agent.
  • Student Travel subsidy (DoT) or ABSTUDY Fares Allowance form
  • Academic progress report (for multi-year requests).
Application Processing Time

Up to 10 working days once all the documents have been received by IBN.


Scroll to Top