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The College is accredited as a Higher Education Provider (HEP) by the Commonwealth Government, allowing eligible domestic ACPE students to access FEE-HELP. The financial assistance packages available to assist students are detailed below. Full fee students are NOT eligible for HECS (the Higher Education Contribution Scheme).


FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay their tuition fees. The Australian Government pays the amount of the loan directly to the students Higher Education Provider, in this case ACPE. Students repay their loan through the Australian taxation system once their income rises above the minimum threshold for compulsory repayment. Additional information about the FEE-HELP loan scheme is available from the Government website. Specific information about FEE-HELP and its administration at ACPE is available from the Policies and Procedures section of the our website. The FEE-HELP Assistance Application Form and a hard copy of the Government’s FEE-HELP information booklet can be obtained from the college.

ACPE Payment Instalments

Students who pay fees directly to ACPE are not required to pay the semester’s tuition fees in full until the end of the semester in which they are enrolled. They can choose to make payment instalments after the semester’s census date until the semester end date in amounts and dates of their choosing.

Centrelink payments while you’re studying

Local students may qualify for Centrelink support payments while studying at ACPE. Students are normally required to be Australian residents and enrolled in at least 75% of the normal full-time study load. Further information about Centrelink support payments while studying can be obtained from Centrelink or by phoning the Centrelink national telephone number for enquiries on 13 24 90.

Tuition Fee Information and List of Units

Tuition assurance

Tuition Assurance protects the interest of current and intending students of ACPE courses that lead to an accredited award in that it ensures students are given a suitable alternative course or have their fees refunded if the College cannot provide the course for which the student has paid.

 As of 1st of January 2018, and in accordance with the Department of Education’s interim arrangements, ACPE will be exempted from the requirement to meet Higher Education tuition assurance requirements. Instead, ACPE is required to comply with the interim arrangements which ensure similar tuition assurance protection is provided to students.  

 The Department of Education’s tuition assurance scheme exemption only applies to domestic FEE-HELP students. Full-fee paying domestic students are protected under a payment in arrears arrangement, whereby students are only liable for tuition fees for units in which they have remained enrolled beyond census date at the end of the study period in which they are enrolled.  This is consistent with the refund arrangements for FEE-HELP students in which students are only liable for fees for units in which they have remained enrolled after census.

You can read the ACPE Limited Statement of Tuition Assurance Exemption here

There have been no changes which apply to eligibility for FEE-HELP. Details of eligibility are published by the Australian Government on the StudyAssist website.

Additional information

Refund of Tuition Fees  – view the ACPE Terms & Conditions