Course Fees and Charges are as per our Skills Australia Institute Course
Fee List. Details of instalments are included in the Payment Agreement.
Any requests for Refunds & Cancellations should be submitted using the
Course Variation Form and the Refund Application Form either of which
is available at the Reception Desk or can be downloaded via the Skills
Australia Institute website www.skillsaustralia.edu.au. VERBAL notices to
Skills Australia Institute staff or agents ARE NOT VALID
The day the Skills Australia Institute receives the written notice will be The
Default Date, which will be considered while calculating the refund and/
or cancellation fee
In the case of a cancellation by the student or Skills Australia Institute,
any outstanding fees to Skills Australia Institute becomes due within 7
(seven) days of receiving the application for cancellation. (If Skills Australia
cancels the enrollment how will there be any outstanding fees?
Skills Australia Institute calculates Refunds and Cancellation fees based
on a SEMESTER Fee (20 weeks study period plus 6 weeks holidays =
26 weeks). For short courses, the Refunds and Cancellation fees will be
calculated on the Course Fees.
Students will have to bear any costs incurred by Skills Australia Institute to
recover outstanding fees
Unpaid fees will be considered debt and will be recovered in a court of
Skills Australia Institute will release any testaments or awards to
students only if outstanding course fees are paid in full.
All the necessary fees to be paid in Australian Dollars (AUD)
If the CEO approves a refund, and it is not due to College default, Skills
Australia Institute will refund the amount due within 28 days of receipt of
the refund application. The amount will be deposited into the student’s
bank account only, as mentioned on the Refund Application Form.
All refunds will be paid in Australian Dollars, where this is not possible
refunds will be paid in US Dollars.
The refund amount will not be paid to a third party (a person other than the
student) unless mentioned by the student on the Refund Application Form.
The Refund and Cancellation application WILL NOT be processed if the
signature on the Course Variation and/or Refund Application Form
match the student’s signature on other documents provided by the
student for admission to Skills Australia Institute.
Skill Australia will furnish a Statement of Refunds explaining how refund
was calculated, where a Refund fee has been applied; and a Statement of
Cancellation outlining how the Cancellation Policy was applied.
This agreement and the availability of the complaints and appeals
processes do not eliminate the Students’ right to take further action under
Australia’s Consumer Protection Laws. The Refund and Cancellation Fee
Policy is subject to review from time to time.
TABLE 1 - REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY
|REASON FOR REFUND/CANCELLATION
|Application for visa is unsuccessful
|Full refund less cancellation
|$250 administration fee
Student with a student visa withdraws
Student is cancelled for breach of College’s rules or
breach of student visa rules
|More than 10 weeks before
|Full refund less Cancellation Fee
||10% or $1000
(whichever is the lower)
|More than 4 weeks and up to
10 weeks before semester/course
|70% of a semester fee
||30% of a semester fee
|Less than 4 weeks before
|40% of a semester fee
||60% of a semester fee plus 10%
or $1000 (whichever is the lower)
|After semester/course commences
||100% of a semester fee
Skills Australia Institute delivers courses based on terms. One Term = 10 weeks study period + 3 weeks holidays =13 weeks.
Two Terms = One Semester = 20 weeks study period + 6 weeks holidays = 26 weeks
•Skills Australia Institute‘s Refund and Cancellation Policy refers to a semester and NOT a term
If a student who has paid fees for more than two semesters in advance, withdraws during a semester and more than four weeks before the beginning of the next semester,
will not receive a refund of fees for the current semester. The student will get at least 70% of the following semester’s fees and a full refund of fees paid for any subsequent
semester; less cancellation fees.
Student Default occurs when:
the course begins at the location on the defined starting date, but the
student is a no-show on that day (and has not previously withdrawn); or
the student decides to leave from the course at the specified place
(before or after the defined starting date); or
the registered course provider refuses to provide, or continue
providing, the course to the student at the location due to one or more
of the ensuing actions:
the student is unable to make a payment of the liable amount to the
provider, whether directly or indirectly, in order to start the course;
the student is in breach of student visa conditions;
the student is in breach of Skills Australia Institute Code of Conduct
Fees may be subject to change. Skills Australia Institute will inform
students of any changes to fees at least 30 days in advance. The new
fees will be applicable from the next semester/s. Note, all amounts
mentioned are in AUD. Course Fees may be paid in the form of a
bank draft or bank cheque payable to Skills Australia Institute. Fees
can also be paid by electronic funds transfer (EFT) to:
Bank: 413 Albany Highway
Address: Victoria Park, WA 6100 Account
Name: Skills Australia Institute
Account Number: 10626125
SWIFT Code: CTBAAU2S
Refunds on Skills Australia Institute Default
In the unlikely event of Skills Australia Institute default, within 14 days of
the default, Skills Australia will
offer an alternative place at Skills Australia Institute’s expense, that is
accepted by the student in writing; or
Refund the unused portion of the prepaid fees to the Student
If Skills Australia Institute is unable to provide a refund or place the
student in an alternative course, then the student shall be referred to the
Tuition Protection Service (TPS: www.tps.gov.au), who will place you in a
suitable alternative course or if a suitable course cannot be found, pay a
refund as calculated by the TPS Administrator.