Australia has a reputation as a safe, progressive and dynamic place to study for international students. To maintain this reputation the Australian Government has established a legislative framework to ensure the provision of quality education and consumer protection for students coming to Australia on student visas. This legislation is known as the ESOS Framework.
This legislation applies to you only if you are studying in Australia on a student visa.
Further information on the ESOS Framework is provided on the Australian Government Australian Education International (AEI) website.
Tuition Fees are payable each semester and students are generally enrolled for two semesters per year. Click here for international student tuition fees schedules.
Tuition fees are reviewed periodically and may be subject to increase. Tuition fees must be paid in full each semester. Commencing international students must ensure that their first semester’s tuition fees are paid to the College before a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) can be issued.
Refund of Fees
The Refund Policy – Domestic and International Students available at www.acpe.edu.au/college-policies/ outlines the procedures and circumstances under which the refund, re-credit, or remission of tuition fees are available to students.
Other Costs Associated with Your Study
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC)
You must hold an OSHC policy for the duration of your course and an additional three months which allows you time after you have completed your course to make any necessary arrangements. If you have requested.
Student Visa Conditions
While you’re studying, you need to be aware of your student visa conditions. There are strict conditions attached to Australian student visas. Read the full list of student visa conditions, including maintaining satisfactory academic progress, working while on your visa, and Overseas Student Health Cover, on the full list on the Department of Home Affairs website
As an international student, you are expected to enrol in a full-time load on-campus. You may be able to enrol in online units to a maximum of one third of your course. The College will monitor your unit enrolments each teaching period to ensure you maintain a full-time load and do not exceed the maximum number of online units allowable under your visa conditions.
You are expected to complete your course in the allotted full-time course period, which will be listed on your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE). Variations to your enrolment or changes to the length of your stay in Australia will affect your visa.
Your academic results will be reviewed at the end of each teaching period. It is a condition of your enrolment that you achieve a minimum grade of “Pass” or “Satisfactory” for all units attempted at ACPE.
New students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for studies completed at a level equivalent to the course for which you have been admitted. You have 0 credit points granted for RPL.
It is a condition of your visa that you keep the College updated of your personal contact details and your emergency contact details, while studying at the College. You must therefore provide ACPE with your Australian residential address within 7 days of arriving in Australia, as well as notifying the College of any change in your Australian residential address, phone number, personal email address and emergency contact information, within 7 days of the change.
ACPE Support Services Available To You
The Student Services team provides services to assist you with enrolment and other administrative matters throughout your time at ACPE.
Student Learning Services
Provides assistance with academic literacy and numeracy skills. The SLS can help you develop your academic writing and referencing, Time Management, Presentation and Public Speaking skills.
The College employs the services of a counsellor to provide professional and confidential student assistance counselling when personal, family or study issues are impacting on their quality of life.