Students have the option of paying tuition fees prior to the commencement of each semester or deferring payment through VET Student Loan (applicable for both Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses). For further information on VET Student Loan click here. To be entitled to VET Student Loan you must be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa. Residents of New Zealand may also qualify.
Unless applying for VET Student Loan, tuition fees are due TWO (2) weeks prior to the commencement of the course. Payment for all fees is in Australian dollars and payment can be made by cash, credit card or cheque. Please contact us for the account information.
Fee information for international students can be found in the International Students section.
TUITION FEE REFUNDS POLICY
All students must provide written notice of their withdrawal or deferment on the relevant form available at Reception.
||Full-fee Paying Students
||VET Student Loan Students
|If a student withdraws before the course start date
||Full refund of tuition fees
||See section below: International Student Tuition Fees Refunds
|If a student withdraws/ defers after the course start date and prior to, or on the AFTT VET Student Loan Census Date for a semester
||AFTT will repay to a student who is, or would be, entitled to VET Student Loan assistance, any tuition fees that he/ she may have paid for the semester
||No VET Student Loan debt will be incurred
||No refund of tuition fees
|If a student withdraws/ defers after the AFTT VET Student Loan Census Date for a semester
||No refund of that semester’s tuition fees
Refund of any tuition fee prepayment made for a semester not yet commenced
|A VET Student Loan debt will be incurred. Note: Deferment is not permitted after the Census Date, unless a special circumstances application is made to the Campus Manager.
||No refund of tuition fees
| VET Student Loan Census Date
||The VET Student Loan Census Date is the last day you can submit your Request for Commonwealth Assistance form (to access a Commonwealth supported place or a VET Student Loan) or withdraw your enrolment without incurring a VET Student Loan debt. If you do not submit your form by the Census Date, you will not be eligible to access a VET Student Loan loan for that semester. The Census Date is 20% of the way through a semester and is noted on the AFTT website or you can ask at Reception. More at http://studyassist.gov.au
Note: The government applies a loan fee (20% of the tuition fees) to a VET Student Loan loan. It does not count towards your VET Student Loan limit.
Deferment or Withdrawal
By completing a Request for Deferral or Withdrawal Form available from Reception, students may apply to defer their studies in the event of an unforeseen circumstance or illness for a maximum period of two semesters. Applications for deferment are accepted at AFTT’s discretion after a student interview. International students can only defer their enrolment on compassionate or compelling circumstances and deferring, suspending or cancelling enrolment may affect your Student Visa.