Policy for Fees and Payments
All fees and charges are stated in and are to be paid in Australian dollars.
Tuition fees are payable per semester, in advance. (Payment plans are available to approved students) Students must review the Student Agreement or International Student Agreement, for visa holders, before the commencement of the course. This agreement includes payment dates and options.
If, after the census date of the semester or course, a student’s tuition fees are not paid, or the student has not made alternate arrangements, then the student will automatically receive a Not Yet Competent (NYC) grade for the unpaid course, Module or VET unit of study and will be removed from class. In the case of international students, a letter will be sent to notify that that the college will be cancelling the student’s enrolment, in which they will have 20 working days to access the complaints and appeals process. Students who are unable to pay tuition fees may choose to contact the campus director and withdraw from their course, module or VET unit of study before the census date to avoid this Not Yet Competent (NYC) grade.
Students with outstanding fees will not be issued any academic transcripts and will not be permitted to graduate. Students will also be refused the following services:
- access to assessment results
- access to buildings and computer labs
- access to e-learning course material
- course enrolment
- library facilities
Failure to pay fees may result in the student’s enrolment being cancelled. In the case of international students, a letter will be sent to notify that that the college will be cancelling the student’s enrolment, in which they will have 20 working days to access the complaints and appeals process. If a student’s enrolment was cancelled due to outstanding fees, they may request to be re-enrolled; the late enrolment fee will be applied. A student whose enrolment was cancelled will carry the debt and will not be permitted to enrol until the outstanding amount has been paid in full or an agreement has been made between the student and the campus director.
Continuing students who fail to enrol by the enrolment date will be charged a late enrolment fee. This fee must be paid before enrolment will be processed. The enrolment date will be published on the college website.
Withdrawal shall ordinarily:
- be permitted from the start of week 1 to the census date without academic penalty: that is, nothing appears on the transcript;
- after the Census Date attract the academic penalty of a Not Yet Competent (“NYC”) grade;
- be permitted at any time with the approval of the VET Committee.
With regard to Census Dates the following shall apply for Intensives:
- weekend intensive – at the end of Day 1;
- week intensive – at the end of Day 2
Withdrawals of International Students shall be permitted at any time with the approval of the VET Committee on compassionate grounds.
Alphacrucis College and Centrepoint College will collect, manage, use and disclose personal information in accordance with all relevant legislation and standards. The Information Privacy Principles of section 14 of the Privacy Act 1988 (CTH) except when qualified by any relevant Codes of Practice, will underpin all matters related to personal information.