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Fees & refunds

Below is an explanation of fees and charges you will need to pay for during your studies.  This does not include your living costs.

*Tuition, other fees and charges are subject to review and/or change at TAFE SA discretion.

See International Student Fees Policy for further information.

Course fees

Individual course pages contain fee information for your course. Remember that course fees can change and you should refer to your Letter of Offer for the fees amount payable.

Fees & Charges Schedule as at April 2016

Change of Course/Deferral Administration Fee (prior to or after an offer is produced)*


$200.00.
$0 for students being transitioned as a result of course being superseded or course closure.
Fees by Instalment/Extension to payment Administration Fee

$300.00

COE Reinstatement Fee

$200.00

Recognition of Prior Learning Application Fee

$300.00 (once only fee per student) + $1.00 for every hour granted

*This fee is non-refundable nor will be waived if the application/visa has not been granted (in time for commencement) due to the late COE lodgement (6 weeks from COE date or, if commencement within 6 weeks immediately) or if a conditional offer was provided against the Admissions staff recommendation (ie conditional to IELTS results that could cause a delay in the unconditional offer, and then student doesn’t meet the entry). 

Additional fees

There may be additional fees payable for class, texts, stationery, uniforms, equipment, excursions, field trips, or other costs specific to your course such as art materials, cooking or hairdressing kits.

Please review your selected course for additional fees in the international courses and fees list before applying. Any fees payable will be listed in your Letter of Offer.

English language course fees

If you need to complete an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) before you start your formal qualification, you will need to pay the fees for the ELICOS course as well.

Tuition fee refunds

If your situation changes and you are unable to continue your studies as you had planned, you may be eligible to obtain a refund for your tuition fees. Refunds are subject to the timing of your request and to the TAFE SA  International Student Tuition Fee Refund Policy.

Health cover

It is an Australian Government requirement that student visa holders contribute to the Overseas Student Health Cover Scheme (OSHC). This cover must be paid before a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) is issued. The cost of the OSHC will depend on the length of the course and will be outlined in the Letter of Offer.