Schedule of Fees
Australasian College of Health & Wellness Pty Ltd (ABN 16 139036 721, TEQSA ID PRV13002) is an approved FEE-HELP provider provider and offers fee paying places within its undergraduate higher education courses. Eligible students may elect to utilise the Commonwealth Government’s Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) in order to pay all or part of their tuition fees. This Degree is delivered by the Australian Dermal Science Institute (ADSI) under a Third Party arrangement with the Australasian College of Health & Wellness Pty Ltd
The information below and more detailed information about the loan scheme is available through the Commonwealth government’s Study Assist website.
FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible fee paying students pay all or part of their tuition fees. It cannot be used for additional study costs such as accommodation or text books. The total amount of FEE-HELP a person can use is known as the ‘FEE-HELP limit’. Once a person begins using FEE-HELP, the amount of FEE-HELP they have left to use is known as their ‘FEE-HELP balance’.
Eligibility for FEE-HELP*
You are eligible for FEE-HELP if you:
a. an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand Special Category Visa (NZ SCV) holder who meets the long-term residency requirements, and will study at least part of your course of study in Australia,
b. a permanent humanitarian visa holder (check for the list of humanitarian visa subclasses) who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study
c. a permanent visa holder undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study. Are enrolled at an eligible course at an approved FEE-HELP provider by the census date.
Submit a valid Request for FEE-HELP loan form to your provider by the census date (or earlier administrative date).Read the current FEE-HELP Information Booklet.
Are enrolled at an eligible course at an approved FEE-HELP provider by the census date
Submit a valid Request for FEE-HELP loan form to your provider by the census date (or earlier administrative date).
Read the current FEE-HELP Information Booklet.
You must also meet these additional requirements for FEE-HELP eligibility:
You are enrolled in an eligible unit of study by the census date for that unit;
You have not exceeded the FEE-HELP limit;
You meet the USI requirements (for new students commencing a course of study on or after 1 January 2021)
You meet the tax file number (TFN) requirements:
– you must give your provider your valid TFN; OR
– if you don’t have a TFN you can give your provider a Certificate of application for a TFN. This certificate is available from the Australian Taxation Office after you have applied for a TFN.
Maintain a reasonable study load of no more than 2 EFTSL per year unless approved by your provider or providers to study a higher load
For further information, please see the Study Assist website
Applying for FEE-HELP
You will need a TFN
You will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
You will need to read the FEE-HELP information booklet
You will need to complete a Request for FEE-HELP assistance form by the census date
You apply for a loan by providing your tax file number (TFN) and by completing a Request for Commonwealth Assistance form. Before you sign and submit your form you must read the current FEE-HELP information booklet. The request for assistance form will ask you to provide your TFN. If you don’t have a TFN, you can give ACHW a Certificate of application for a TFN. This certificate is available from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) after you have applied for a TFN. Contact the ATO on 13 28 61 for TFN information.
You must submit the completed Electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF) by the census date. If you do not submit your form on or before the census date, you will not be able to utilise FEE-HELP for your tuition fees for that fee period.
What is a census date?
The census date is the last day you can:
submit your Request for a FEE-HELP loan eCAF form, or
withdraw your unit(s)enrolment without incurring the cost or debt for that unit(s).
How much can you borrow?
Students should note that they can borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay their tuition fees. The FEE-HELP limit is the total amount available to you under both FEE-HELP, VET Student Loans and VET FEE-HELP over your lifetime.
For 2024, the FEE-HELP limit is $121,844 for most students.
Withdrawing or Deferring from a Unit of Study
You can withdraw or defer your enrolment in a unit of study at any time before the census date. If you withdraw on or before the census date for a unit of study you will not incur a FEE-HELP debt and you will receive a refund for any up-front tuition fees that were made on or before the census date. For further information, please refer to our Domestic Enrolment, Withdrawal, Deferral and Refunds Policy and Procedure.
If you need to withdraw or defer because of a situation beyond your control, you can apply for special circumstances. For further information, please refer to our Refunds Policy.
Repaying your FEE-HELP
You have to start repaying your HELP debt through the taxation system once your repayment income is above the compulsory repayment threshold ($51,550 for the 2023/2024 financial year), even if you are still studying. Information on the compulsory repayment threshold level and the rate at which you must repay your debt is available on the StudyAssist website .
When enrolled in a full fee-paying place, there is a 20% FEE-HELP loan fee applied to the undergraduate programs. The loan fee does not count towards the HELP loan limit. The loan fee is applied to each unit of study.
Fee Schedules and Census Dates
The fee schedules below contain the tuition fees and census dates for the units of study which make up ADSI’s FEE-HELP eligible courses. For students enrolling for courses commencing in 2022 and future years ADSI reserves the right to adjust tuition fees annually.
For Higher Education students seeking Recognition of Prior Learning based on experience only, an administration fee applies per unit for successful applications.
Unique Student Identifier
The Unique Student Identifier (known as a USI) is a reference number made up of a combination of ten numbers and letters. Your USI will be used to connect your student loan information to your personal details. You can log in to www.usi.gov.au and check or update your details at any time. Applying for a USI is fast and free, and you keep the same USI for life. You can apply for a USI in as little as five minutes at www.usi.gov.au.
- Testamur/ Statement of Attainment re-issue fee: A$85.00 (includes postage)
Schedule of Fees