TAFE SA is required under the ESOS Act to enter into a written agreement with a student, which must be signed or otherwise accepted by that student (or the student’s parent or legal guardian if the student is under 18 years of age), concurrently with or prior to accepting course money from the student.
The agreement (Letter of Offer) must contain detailed information on:
- course name, location, commencement & completion dates
- orientation dates
- total fees payable (itemised)
- conditions student is required to meet if they have not already
- payment advice outlining fees immediately payable with details on how students can make payment
- Refund Policy, Refund Table and Acceptance of Offer
- Reference to or copy of Conditions of Enrolment.
International students enrolled in a TAFE South Australia Award course and/or ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) program will pay the full fee prior to each semester in which the student is enrolled. If payment is not made the student will not be allowed to attend classes.
Payment for study must be paid one full semester in advance for Award courses, and prior to the issuing of the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).
ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students)
Payment for study must be paid in advance for ELICOS programs and prior to the issuing of the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).
All other ELICOS programs
Payment for study must be paid one full term in advance for all other ELICOS programs and prior to the issuing of the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).
Payment for subsequent semesters
Payment is to be made upon receipt of an invoice issued by TAFE South Australia (International) prior to the start of each semester. Students that fail to make payment will be issued with a warning letter. Failure to pay may result in the student’s exclusion from class until payment has been made and verified by TAFE South Australia.
Fees must be paid for repeat subjects or components of repeat subjects.
Method of payment
Fees can be paid by bank draft, bank cheque, cash, credit card or bank transfer. Payment information is contained in the Letter of Offer including the appropriate bank details. If a student is paying by bank transfer, they are encouraged to include their unique identification number listed on the Letter of Offer to assist us with confirmation of the transfer.
Fees by instalment
International Students cannot pay fees by instalment. All fees must be paid prior to the start of each semester. Should a student have concerns about their capacity to pay future fees, they are encouraged to contact the TAFE South Australia International Student Support Coordinator as soon as possible.
A re-enrolment reminder will be sent to students for immediate follow-up. It is a student’s responsibility to ensure that they re-enrol and make prompt payment of all fees and charges in their course if they have passed all the relevant units/components and are eligible for re-enrolment.
Also see: TAFE South Australia refund policy.