Norfolk Island Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Since January 2019, the Norfolk Island VET Financial Assistance Initiative has made it easier for Norfolk Island residents to access quality Vocational Education and Training.

The initiative supports participants to manage the costs of studying at TAFE or at a VET institution while living on Norfolk Island by subsidising the cost of the course fees incurred by a Norfolk Island resident comparable to the subsidy available to a resident of the chosen institution’s state or territory.  

This also includes travel and accommodation assistance for eligible participants. 

The department has partnered with Asuria Norfolk Island to deliver the Initiative and provide information to Norfolk Island residents on the financial support available to them.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to receive financial assistance, students must be:

  • at least 15 years of age or in year 10 or above (note: where a participant is less than 15 years of age, their application must be accompanied by a letter from the School Principal approving their participation) 
  • be enrolled in an eligible VET course or school-based traineeship/apprenticeship that qualifies for subsidy in Australia
  • must meet the individual eligibility requirements for the subsidy available for their enrolled course 
  • an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or holder of visa classes 808 or 444
  • a resident of Norfolk Island at registration
  • not receiving any other Commonwealth or state or territory financial support towards the course (VET Student Loan are not considered financial support under this Initiative)
  • not receiving VET Financial Assistance subsidies for more than two separate courses of study in each four-year period, except in exceptional circumstances.

Further Information

For further information on the VET Financial Assistance Initiative, please contact Asuria or see the VET Financial Assistance Initiative Guidelines below: 

Phone: +6723 22562
Email to:
Mail to: P.O. Box 885, 115a Taylors Road, 2899 Kingston, Norfolk Island