Fees, Other Costs and Refund

Course Fees and Charges


Student fees (AUD) for International and Domestic Students (2021)
* Tuition fee (2021)          $2,200 per Unit
* Trimester fees for 4 Units (x $2,200 per Unit)$8,800
* Total Course fees ($2,200 x 24 Units)$52,800
* Enrolment fee (non-refundable)$200

*Other fees and charges (AUD) as applicable
* Test or Assessment (per trimester per term)          $150
* RPL Application fee$150
* Student ID card replacement$10
* Deferment of enrolment$200
* Change of course pathways$200
* Graduation fee$100
* Qualification reissue fee$25
* Qualification urgent processing fee$100
* CoE Extension fee$80
* Readmission fee$100
* Library late return fees$5 per day per item up to $100
* Library book replacementReplacement cost
* Airport pickup fee (if selected)$200

*Please note that these fees and charges could change over the duration of a course.

The above cost does not allow for textbooks, computer, stationery, living costs of accommodation, meals, transport etc. Textbooks, stationary and other incidental costs could amount to a further AUD$300 per Unit.

Student should consider the costs of living (accommodation, meal etc) in Australia, which is estimated by the Australian government, which can be found at https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/english/live-in-australia/living-costs

The accommodation costs are estimated to be as below:

Hostels and Guesthouses:          $90 to $150 per week
Shared Rental:$95 to $215 per week
On campus:$110 to $280 per week
Homestay:$235 to $325 per week
Rental:$185 to $440 per week
Boarding schools:$11,000 to $22,000 a year

Costs of Living are estimated to be as below (as of October 2019):

For students or guardians:          $21,041
For partners coming with you:$7,362
For a child coming with you:$3,152

These costs tend to fluctuate, and depend on various factors. Students are advised to consider these costs carefully and organise their financial capacity as part of their study plan prior to coming to Australia.

Payment of Fees

Fees must be paid in advance on a trimester by trimester basis on enrolment in the Unit of study. The payment cycle occurs prior to the Unit commencing and you will be notified by the College of the exact date by which payment must be made. At the start of the Course, fees for the first Trimester must be paid no later than four (4) weeks prior to the commencement of the Trimester. Fees for subsequent trimesters must be paid no later than two (2) weeks prior to commencement.

Payment can be made via bank transfer to the college bank account. If you need other payment options, please contact College finance. . The College may exclude students who have not paid the due fees and charges by the end of the second week of the trimester. In the event that the student has undertaken study, they will remain liable for any unpaid, outstanding debts.

Student Refund Policy

The College is committed to ensuring fair and equitable policies and procedures are in place with regard to student fee refunds. A full refund of Unit fees will be paid when one of the following occurs:
  • A student withdraws from a Unit/s prior to the applicable census date
  • An offer of enrolment is withdrawn by the college – except where the offer was made on the basis of incorrect of incomplete information being supplied by the applicant.
  • The college is unable to provide the course or Unit in which the student is enrolled
  • The student is not permitted to enrol due to Unit requirements – such as completing a pre-requisite Unit – not being satisfied.

Applications for refund must be made on a Request for Student Refund form and submitted to Student Services. Refund applications will be reviewed and are subject to College approval.

Approved refunds will be processed for domestic students within four (4) weeks of the Request for Student Refund form being received.

Refunds can be processed directly into a nominated bank account through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Refunds cannot be made in cash.

Where a third party such as a scholarship agency pays the student fees (for domestic students), refunds will be paid to that third party.

A refund is not usually granted after the census date, but in special circumstances may be granted on a pro-rata basis accounting for the time elapsed since the census date and the request for a refund. Refer to Sydney Met ‘Refund Policy’.

Please click below to download the our refund policy.

Refund Policy

Refund Procedure

To apply for a refund – a Refund Application Form or Agent Refund Application Form (if applying through an agent) – must be completed and submitted to the General Manager (Admin). The table below illustrates the refund reasons and refund amounts that explain how the college applies refunds to international students in compliance with the Education Services for Overseas Students Act (ESOS Act) and the requirements of Standard 3 of the National Code. The refund policy does not remove the right to take further action under Australia’s consumer protection laws.

Please click below to download the refund form.

Refund Application Form

Reasons for Refund of Course Fees Paid Refund Payable
If your visa application is rejected by

the Australian Department of Home Affairs, and you have not yet commenced the course, you will need to attach proof of this in the form of the letter of rejection and contact the institute to notify them of this prior to Visa application unsuccessful (proof required as above), but student has commenced studies the course commencing

100% of the fees are refundable and payable

to you within 28 days.

$200 as an administration fee, which does not form part of the course fees, is NOT refundable.

Visa application delayed by

circumstances beyond the student’s control, thus not enabling the student to begin the course on time. This requires documented evidence.

100% of the fees are refundable and payable

to you within 28 days.

$200 as an administration fee, which does not form part of the course fees is NOT refundable.

The student does not meet the

Minimum Entry Requirements or other conditions set out in the Letter of Offer

100% of the fees are refundable and payable

to you within 28 days.

$200 as an administration fee, which does not form part of the course fees is NOT refundable.

Student default as defined in the Act Refund according to the Act refund

calculations

Student provides misleading or false

information

Refund according to calculations in the Act.

The result of the misleading information needs to be noted. For example, whether the misleading (or false) information may lead to a visa rejection or may lead to an institute refusing the student enrolment.

The refund could range from 100% minus

$200 of administration fees to 100% minus

$200 minus spent monies through attendance of course.

Student or intending student default Refund according to calculations in the Act

(“Calculation of Refund Specification 2014”)

and the “Act”.

The refund could range from 100% minus

$200 of administration fees to 100% minus

$200 minus spent monies through attendance of course.

Provider default Refund according to the Act and its calculations and generally 100% of unused fees
Withdrawal from the course prior to

commencement (more than 4 weeks prior to the starting date of the

course) (29 calendar days)

75% of the fees are refundable and payable

within 28 days.

$200 as an administration fee, which does not form part of the course fees is NOT refundable.

Withdrawal from the course prior to

commencement (between 1 and 4 weeks prior to the starting date of the course) (8 to 28 calendar days)

50% of the fees are refundable and payable

within 28 days.

$200 as an administration fee, which does not form part of the course fees is NOT refundable.

Withdrawal from the course prior tocommencement (one week or less prior to the starting date of the course) (1-7 calendar days) 25% of the fees are refundable and payable

within 28 days.

$200 as an administration fee, which does not form part of the course fees is NOT refundable.

Withdrawal on or after the course start date where visa granted to the student No refund
Breach of student visa conditions, visa

cancellation or failure to comply with enrolment conditions

No refund for courses undertaken
Special circumstances where the

student is not able to travel to Australia, not due to a visa rejection, but due to compelling or compassionate reasons outside the control of the student, supported by written evidence and as determined by the college

100% refund
If the college is unable to run the course for any reason 100% refund
Late arrival to a course and student has

been granted a visa

No refund
Student expelled from the college for

breaching college policies and has started and is completing a course

No refund