Refunds

If you withdraw from your course or a unit of study on or before the census date, you might be eligible for a refund of some fees.

You can apply for a refund by completing a Refund application.

If you are eligible for a refund, you should allow 4 to 6 weeks for your refund to be processed. Refunds are generally generated automatically, and we will post a cheque to you.

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International students

Please refer to our International refunds page for more information.

Higher education students

If you have withdrawn from your course or any unit(s) of study or taken an approved intermission (leave of absence) you may be eligible for a refund (the table below will help you work out what you may be eligible for).

If you have paid your student contribution/tuition fee up front for a given semester and have subsequently reduced your study load prior to the semester census date, you will be eligible for a refund of the difference between the original and the re-calculated student contribution/tuition fee.

Fee type Before Sem 1 Census (31 March) After Sem 1 Census but before Sem 2 Census (31 August) After Sem 2 Census (31 August)
Student contribution/HELP-upfront payment Full refund for applicable semester/s No refund for Semester 1, but full refund for Semester 2 component No refund applicable
Student contribution/HELP-deferred liability Reduction of liability for applicable semester/s No reduction of liability for Semester 1, but a full reduction of liability for Semester 2 No reduction of liability applicable
Non-award tuition fees Full refund for applicable semester/s No refund for Semester 1, but full refund for Semester 2 component No refund applicable
Full fee tuition fees Full refund for applicable semester/s No refund for Semester 1, but full refund for Semester 2 component No refund applicable
Other University fees Refer to the handbook of the relevant College for details of eligibility for refund

TAFE students (Certificate levels 1 - 4)

If you have withdrawn from your course or any unit(s) of study or taken an approved leave of absence, the table below will help you work whether you are eligible for a refund of fees.

If you are transferring to another institution within 4 weeks of the course start date, you will be eligible for a full refund. You must provide proof with this application.

If you have applied for a concession card and have been advised by Centrelink that you are ineligible, you will receive a refund of your fees paid, less the minimum tuition fee and materials fee if you withdraw from your course before the due date on your invoice.

Failure to formally withdraw from a course within 4 weeks of the course start date may result in you being liable for any unpaid fees.

Fee type Before course start date Before refund date (four weeks after course start date) After refund date
Tuition Fees Full refund Full refund No refund
Materials Fee Full refund Only refundable if you have not received your materials No refund
Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) Full refund Full refund No refund

TAFE students (Diploma and above level)

If you withdraw from a Unit of Study after the timely amendment date you will incur a late enrolment fee per form.

If you withdraw from a course/unit of study after census date, you will not be eligible for a refund.

Type of fee Adjustment to enrolment record made before Census Date or relevant teaching period Adjustment to enrolment record made after Census Date
Tuition fee Reduction of liability for relevant teaching period (or refund if you paid fees upfront). No reduction of liability, no refund
Materials/Ancillary fees Only refundable if you have not yet received your materials No refund
Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) Full refund No refund

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