All fees listed are indicative and subject to annual increases.
An indicative fee is a guide as to what the actual tuition fee will be. The actual tuition fee is not calculated until enrolment is completed.
Please refer to the following documents for more information on SAE course fees:
2015 Domestic Student Fee Schedule
For information on SAE courses fees for International Students see:
2015 International Student Fee Schedule
A copy of the Fee Schedule for past years can be obtained by contacting your campus
or call us on 1800 723 338.
Additional Administration Fees
Please follow this link to download a list of Additional Administration Fees. These fees are only incurred when there is a request to replace a testamur, academic transcript or student ID.
Statement of Tuition Assurance
Please follow these links to download our Statement of Tuition Assurance for Higher Education Courses and VET Courses:
FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP
SAE is listed as an approved provider under the Commonwealth of Australia Higher Education Support Act 2003. This means our courses including bachelor degrees, associate degrees, and VET diplomas attract Fee-Help/VET Fee-Help for Australian students.
Fees are processed on the census date of each trimester, based on the HE unit or VET unit price. For further information on FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP.
Upon applying for an SAE Course, you will also be sent an information pack on Fee-Help or VET Fee-Help.
Trimester Instalments (Domestic)
If you choose not to apply for Fee-Help or VET Fee-Help, tuition fees are paid upfront in trimester instalments. The first payment is due on the day of your course commencement.
Trimester Instalments (International)
The first trimester of tuition fees must be paid on initial registration. All further tuition fees are paid in instalments at the beginning of each subsequent trimester.
Further information regarding Fee-HELP and VET FEE-HELP can be found at the Australian Study Assist website.
How to Pay Fees
Fee Paying Students
Applicants may elect to pay fees using one of the following methods:
- Cheque or Australian Money Order payable to SAE Institute Pty Ltd
- Visa or Mastercard
- Electronic Transfer* or Direct Deposit* to the SAE Institute account:
Account Name: SAE Institute Pty Limited
Bank: Westpac Banking Corporation
Address: 109 St Georges Terrace. Perth WA 6000 Australia
Account Number: 742586
For international transfers please use the SWIFT Code: WPACAU2S
*Please include your surname and student/applicant number in the subject field to ensure we can identify payment with the correct applicant.
FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP
FEE‑HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible fee paying students pay all or part of their tuition fees. It cannot be used for additional study costs including accommodation and text books. The total amount of FEE‑HELP a person can use is known as the ‘FEE‑HELP limit’.
What is the FEE-HELP limit?
The 2015 limit is $97,728. Once a person begins using FEE‑HELP, the amount of FEE‑HELP they have left to use is known as their ‘FEE‑HELP balance’.
There is a loan fee of 25% for FEE‑HELP loans for undergraduate courses of study only. The loan fee does not count towards your FEE‑HELP limit.
The FEE‑HELP limit is a lifetime limit and is not reset or ‘topped up’ by any repayments that you make. The FEE‑HELP limit is the total amount available to eligible students under both the FEE‑HELP and VET FEE‑HELP loan schemes. This means that any amount you borrow under either FEE‑HELP or VET FEE‑HELP will reduce your FEE‑HELP balance until you have reached the FEE‑HELP limit.
Am I eligible for FEE‑HELP?
You are eligible for FEE‑HELP if you:
- meet the citizenship and residency requirements:
- you are an Australian citizen who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to your course; OR
- you are a permanent humanitarian visa holder who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit; OR
- you are a permanent visa holder who is undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of the study;
- are enrolled in an eligible unit of study by the census date for that unit; and
- have not exceeded the FEE‑HELP limit.
Will previous study or other debts affect my eligibility?
No (unless you have already reached your FEE‑HELP limit). Any previous study you have undertaken, and any other financial debts you may have incurred will not affect your eligibility to access a FEE‑HELP loan. As long as you meet the above eligibility criteria and have enough of your FEE‑HELP balance (see below) left to cover your tuition fees, you will be able to access FEE‑HELP.
Remember, the FEE‑HELP limit is a lifetime limit. Any loans used under FEE‑HELP or VET FEE‑HELP will reduce your FEE‑HELP balance until you have reached the FEE‑HELP limit.
How do I apply?
To apply for a FEE-HELP loan, you will need a tax file number (TFN) and complete a FEE-HELP assistance form supplied to you by Student Services. Before you sign and submit your form you must read the FEE-HELP information booklet. The form will ask you to provide your TFN. If you don't have a TFN, you can give your provider a Certificate of application for a TFN. This certificate is available from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) after you have applied for a TFN. Contact the ATO on 13 28 61 for TFN information.
You must submit the signed and completed form to Student Services before the census date or administrative date. If you do not submit your form on or before the census date, you will not be eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.
Note: You have six weeks from the census date of a unit to correct any errors on your form that would prevent you from being eligible for FEE-HELP.
For important information on the census and administrative dates, as well as further information on deadlines and withdrawals.
VET FEE-HELP is available to assist eligible students to pay their tuition fees when studying higher level vocational education and training (VET) qualifications. Higher level VET qualifications are at the diploma level and above. For a trial period, VET FEE‑HELP will also be available for a limited number of certificate IV qualifications. VET FEE‑HELP can be used to pay all or part of an eligible student’s tuition fees, but cannot be used for additional study costs such as accommodation or text books.
Am I eligible for VET FEE‑HELP?
You are eligible for VET FEE‑HELP if you:
- are an Australian citizen or permanent humanitarian visa holder (resident in Australia for the duration of the unit); AND
- have not exceeded the FEE‑HELP limit (see below); AND
- meet course requirements as follows:
- are a full fee-paying / fee for service student studying a diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate or graduate diploma level course at an approved VET FEE‑HELP provider; OR
- are a student subsidised by a state or territory government (other than the Australian Capital Territory) studying a diploma or advanced diploma course;OR
- are a student subsidised by the Victorian, South Australian, Queensland, Western Australian and New South Wales Government studying in a specified certificate IV course (nominated courses vary by state) as part of the Certificate IV Trial that concludes in December 2016; AND
- are enrolled with an approved provider in an eligible unit of study by the census date for that unit.
Can subsidised students access VET FEE‑HELP?
Yes, if the student is eligible and is currently subsidised by:
- a state or territory government (other than the Australian Capital Territory) studying a diploma or advanced diploma course; OR
- the Victorian, South Australian, Queensland, Western Australian and New South Wales Government studying in a specified certificate IV course (nominated courses vary by state) as part of the Certificate IV Trial (concluding in December 2016).
VET FEE‑HELP is currently only available for full fee paying students. ACT Government subsidised students will be able to access VET FEE‑HELP in 2015.
How much can I borrow?
Eligible students can borrow up to the FEE‑HELP limit to pay their tuition fees. The FEE‑HELP limit is the total amount available to eligible students under both the VET FEE‑HELP and FEE‑HELP loan schemes. This means that any amount you borrow under either VET FEE‑HELP or FEE‑HELP will reduce your FEE‑HELP balance (the amount of FEE‑HELP you have left to use) until you have reached the FEE‑HELP limit.
For 2014, the FEE‑HELP limit is $96,000.
The FEE‑HELP limit is a lifetime limit and is not reset or ‘topped up’ by any repayments that you make.
Is there a loan fee?
Yes, for some students. A 20% loan fee applies for VET FEE‑HELP loans accessed by full fee paying/fee for service students. The loan fee does not count towards your FEE‑HELP limit.
You will not incur the loan fee if you are a student who is subsidised by a state or territory government.
How do i apply?
To apply for a VET FEE-HELP loan, you will need a tax file number (TFN) and will be required to complete the form sent to you by SAE with your confirmation of offer.
Before you sign and submit your form you must read the VET FEE-HELP information for 2014 booklet. The form will ask you to provide your TFN. If you don’t have a TFN, you can give your provider a Certificate of application for a TFN. This certificate is available from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) after you have applied for a TFN. Contact the ATO on 13 28 61 for TFN information.
You must submit the signed and completed form to student services by the census date. If do not submit your form on or before the census date, you will not be eligible for a VET FEE-HELP loan.
For further information regarding VET-FEE-HELP visit Australian Study Assist.
This information is correct as of November 30 2014. Information has been collated from the Australian Study Assist Website.