Fee Information

This section applies to domestic students only.

A domestic student is:

  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen,
  • A permanent resident of Australia, or
  • A holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa.

All other students are international students.

Our fees policy is subject to review from time to time. Please check the current Fees Policy before accepting an offer.

Tuition Fees

  • Tuition fees are set each year and are payable before each semester. They can be found in the Student Prospectus and must be paid by either the date specified in the Subject Selection Form (available under the “Fees Policy” heading) or, if enrolment occurs after the commencement date, within 14 days of receipt of the payment invoice.
  • The current rate will apply for the academic year of enrolment but may be subject to change in subsequent years in accordance with the rate set by SITCM.
  • Tuition fees do cover the charges for tuition administration.
  • Tution fees do not cover the charges for accommodation, living expenses, textbooks, uniforms, stationery, and equipment.

FEE-HELP Available

FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme that is funded by the Commonwealth Government to assist eligible students to pay for all or part of their tuition fees. For more information and to apply, please visit our FEE-HELP page.

Other Financial Assistance

Austudy, ABSTUDY, Youth Allowance, the Student Start-up Loan, and the Relocation Scholarship are available for eligible, full-time students. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

Incidental Fees

Incidental fees are not covered by tuition fees. Incidental fees include:

  • Printed copies of materials: $0.20 is charged per single sided print (b&w).
  • Replacement Testamur: $50.00.
  • Replacement transcripts: $20.00.
  • Replacement student ID card (Where first copy provided free of charge): $20.00.

For a full list of SITCM’s incidental fees, please refer to the Fees Policy.

Late Enrolment Fee

If a student enrols in a unit of study on or after the unit commencement date and prior to the census date, a late enrolment fee of 3% of tuition fee applies to the unit of study. The late enrolment fee cannot be deferred to FEE-HELP.

Late Payment Fee

If fees are not paid by their due date, a late fee of $250 will be charged and the student may lose their place in the course.

Payment by Instalment

Students who require an extension to the payment due date can apply for a fee instalment plan, in which a tuition fee is split into instalments of three or less. Approval is at the discretion of SITCM. To apply, please submit an Application for Fee Instalment Plan form (available from the Administration Office) to accounts@sitcm.edu.au.

Refunds

The census date for a unit of study is the last day in week 4 of a semester (for details refer to the Academic Calendar). If a student withdraws or defers from a unit of study on or before the census date for that unit of study, 100% of tuition fees paid for that unit will be refunded to the student. If a student withdraws or defers from a unit of study after census date for that unit of study, no refund is available except as permitted in the Special Circumstances Refund Policy and Procedure.

  • All requests for refund must be made in writing.
  • SITCM undertakes to make payment of all refunds within 28 days of receipt of a written application for refund.
  • SITCM will provide a statement that explains how any refund amount has been calculated.

Our refund policy is subject to review from time to time. Please check the current Refund Policy and Procedure before accepting an offer.

Refunds if SITCM Defaults

A student may receive a refund if SITCM defaults for one of the following reasons:

  • The offered course does not start on the published or agreed starting day, or
  • A course stops being provided after it starts and before it is completed
  • A course stops being provided due to a sanction on SITCM from a regulatory body.

A refund of unspent tuition fees may be provided within two weeks of the default day. Please refer to the Course Discontinuation Policy and Procedure for further details.

This section applies to international students only.

An international student is anyone who is NOT any of the following:

  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen,
  • An Australian permanent resident, or
  • A holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa.

Our fees policy is subject to review from time to time. Please check the current Fees Policy before accepting an offer.

Tuition Fees

  • Tuition fees are set each year and are payable before each semester. They can be found in the Student Prospectus and must be paid by either the date specified in the Subject Selection Form (available under the “Fees Policy” heading) or, if enrolment occurs after the commencement date, within 14 days of receipt of the payment invoice.
  • The current rate will apply for the academic year of enrolment but may be subject to change in subsequent years in accordance with the rate set by SITCM.
  • Tuition fees do cover the charges for tuition administration.
  • Tution fees do not cover the charges for accommodation, living expenses, textbooks, uniforms, stationery, and equipment.

Application Fee

International applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee of AUD$285.00 upon accepting offer of enrolment.

Transfer of Fees

No fees will be transferred to other external institutions or persons.

Incidental Fees

Incidental fees are not covered by tuition fees. Incidental fees include:

  • Printed copies of materials: $0.20 is charged per single sided print (b&w).
  • Replacement Testamur: $50.00.
  • Replacement transcripts: $20.00.
  • Replacement student ID card (Where first copy provided free of charge): $20.00.

For a full list of SITCM’s incidental fees, please refer to the Fees Policy.

Late Enrolment Fee

If a student enrols in a unit of study on or after the unit commencement date and prior to the census date, a late enrolment fee of 3% of tuition fee applies to the unit of study.

Late Payment Fee

If fees are not paid by the due date, a late fee of $250 may be charged and students may lose their place in the course.

Refund Policy (Including Visa Rejection)

  • If an application for a student visa is rejected for an international student applying for enrolment from offshore, then all tuition fees will be refunded in full provided that documentary evidence is supplied within fourteen (14) days of visa rejection. The course application fee will not be refunded.
  • If a student withdraws from a course and provides written notification to SITCM before the semester commencement date, 90% of the tuition fees paid will be refunded. The course application fee will not be refunded.
  • If a student withdraws from a course within four (4) weeks after the semester commencement date, 70% of the tuition fees paid will be refunded. The course application fee will not be refunded.
  • If a student withdraws from a course four (4) weeks after the commencement date of the semester, no refund will be provided.
  • All requests for refund must be made in writing. SITCM undertakes to make payment of all refunds within 28 days of receipt of a written application for refund.
  • SITCM will provide a statement that explains how any refund amount has been calculated.

The refund policy is subject to review from time to time. Please check the current Refund Policy and Procedure before accepting an offer.

Refunds if SITCM Defaults

A student may receive a refund if SITCM defaults for one of the following reasons:

  • The offered course does not start on the published or agreed starting day, or
  • A course stops being provided after it starts and before it is completed
  • A course stops being provided due to a sanction on SITCM from a regulatory body.

A refund of unspent tuition fees may be provided within two weeks of the default day. Please refer to the Course Discontinuation Policy and Procedure for further details.