Fees and Payments

SAE Fees

Tuition Fees

All fees listed are indicative of maximum price and subject to annual increases.

An indicative maximum 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:

2016 VET Commencing Students Domestic Fee Schedule 

2016 VET Continuing Students Domestic Fee Schedule

2016 VET Commencing Students Adelaide Domestic Fee Schedule

2016 HE Students Domestic Fee Schedule

 

For information on SAE courses fees for International Students see:

2016 VET Continuing Students International Fee Schedule

2016 VET Commencing Students International Fee Schedule

2016 HE Students International 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:

Payment Options

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.

New Zealand Special Category Visa (NZ SCV) holders HELP loans

In December 2015, the Australian Government passed legislation to allow certain NZ SCV holders access to HELP loans from 1 January 2016.

To be eligible, NZ SCV holders are required to meet a range of long term residency requirements. 

These requirements are:

  • that the student arrived in Australia at least 10 years ago as a dependent child (i.e. aged under 18 years of age and did not have a spouse or de-facto partner); and
  • the student has been ordinarily resident in Australia for the previous 10 years (that is, they have been here for the last 10 years – including resident for eight of the last 10 years, and 18 months of the last two years), and;
  • the student is otherwise eligible for HELP. 

For more information on HELP loans for NZ SCV holders, including clarification on whether you hold a NZ SCV, please visit: http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/helpfulresources/pages/faqs-nz 

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.

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
BSB: 036-000
Account Number: 742586

For international transfers please use the SWIFT Code: WPACAU2S

*Please include 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 & 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 citizens and humanitarian visa holders.

FEE-HELP and VET-FEE HELP are loan schemes that assist 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 and VET FEE-HELP a person can use is known as the ‘FEE-HELP limit’.

The 2016 limit is $124,238. Once a person begins using FEE-HELP, the amount of FEE-HELP they have left to use is known as their ‘FEE-HELP balance’

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.

There is a loan fee of 25% for FEE-HELP loans for undergraduate courses of study and a 20% loan fee for VET-FEE HELP. The loan fee does not count towards your FEE-HELP limit.

Further information regarding the FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP schemes can be found at the Australian Study Assist website.

What tuition fees does FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP cover?

Eligible students can borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay their tuition fees for courses. Please review the SAE fee schedules below for more information regarding tuition fees. It is also recommended that all students review the SAE tuition fees policy and procedures, which includes the SAE withdrawal policy.

2016 VET Commencing Students Domestic Fee Schedule 

2016 VET Commencing Students Adelaide Fee Schedule

2016 VET Continuing Students Domestic Fee Schedule

2016 HE Students Domestic Fee Schedule

 

2016 VET Commencing Students International Fee Schedule

2016 VET Continuing Students International Fee Schedule

2016 HE Students International Fee Schedule

 

If students 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.

International Students:

The first trimester of tuition fees must be paid on initial registration (please contact international.admissions@sae.edu for further registration information). All further tuition fees are paid in instalments at the beginning of each subsequent trimester.

Will previous study or other debts affect eligibility?

No (unless a student has already reached the FEE-HELP limit). Any previous study a student has undertaken, and any other financial debts a student may have incurred will not affect their eligibility to access a FEE-HELP or VET FEE-HELP loan. As long as a student meet the eligibility criteria and have enough of their FEE-HELP balance left to cover tuition fees, a student will be able to access FEE-HELP or VET FEE-HELP.

FEE-HELP

Who is eligible for FEE-HELP?

A student is eligible for FEE-HELP if they:

  • meet the citizenship and residency requirements
  • are an Australian citizen who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to your course; OR
  • are a permanent humanitarian visa holder who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit; OR
  • 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.

How to apply for FEE-HELP?

To apply for a FEE-HELP loan, a student will need a tax file number (TFN) and complete a FEE-HELP assistance form supplied by Student Services. Before a student signs and submits the form, it is recommended they read the FEE-HELP information booklet. The form will ask for the TFN. If you don't have a TFN, a student can give SAE a Certificate of application for a TFN. This certificate is available from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) after an application for a TFN has been received. Contact the ATO on 13 28 61 for TFN information.

Students must submit the signed and completed form to Student Services before the census date or administrative date. If a student does not submit the form on or before the census date, the student will not be eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

Note: Students have six weeks from the census date of a unit to correct any errors on their form that would prevent them 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

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. 

Additional Information regarding the VET FEE-HELP Scheme:

  1. VET FEE-HELP assistance is a loan from the Commonwealth;

  2. the loan will remain as a personal debt obligation until it's repaid to the Commonwealth;

  3. the loan may affect (by reducing) the person's take-home (after-tax) wage or salary until the debt is repaid, and may affect the borrowing capacity of the person until the debt is repaid to the commonwealth;
  4. the signed Request for Commonwealth Assistance form applies to a form for the entire VET course of study, charged on a unit by unit basis, unless the student pays some of the tuition fees;

  5. census date(s) will apply to each of the VET units of study in which the student enrols, with the student taking out a loan for any tuition fees that remain unpaid at the end of each census date;

  6. a student may cancel their enrolment by:
 
    1. A. withdrawing from each VET unit of study on or before the census date; and
 
    2. in accordance with the SAE withdrawal policy
 

          7. will result in the student:

                         A. not incurring a VET FEE-HELP debt; and/or

                         B. receiving a refund for any up-front tuition fee payments made on or before the census date; and


          8. a student may wish to seek the independent financial advice including any consumer rights that are relevant to their state or territory prior to applying for a VET FEE-HELP loan.

Who is eligible for VET FEE- HELP?

A student is eligible for VET FEE‑HELP if they:

  • 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 above); 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 government subsidised students access VET FEE‑HELP?

SAE does not offer government subsidised programs.

How to apply for VET FEE-HELP?

To apply for a VET FEE-HELP loan, students will need a tax file number (TFN) and will be required to complete the Request for Commonwealth Assistance form (VET FEE-HELP loan form) provided by SAE.

Before a student signs and submits their form, it is recommended they read the VET FEE-HELP Information for 2016 booklet. The VET FEE HELP form asks for students to provide a TFN. If a student does not have a TFN, students can give SAE  a Certificate of application for a TFN. This certificate is available from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)  after an application for a TFN has been received. Contact the ATO on 13 28 61 for TFN information.

Students will also require a Unique Student Identifier (USI). The USI is a number that creates a secure online record of our nationally recognised training that you can access anytime. A USI can be created online at www.usi.gov.au or you can ask a student services staff member on campus.

To allow adequate time to consider options, SAE student services will only accept signed and completed VET FEE-HELP loan forms two days after enrolment.  To ensure eligibility, please be aware of the relevant dates in the academic calendar for the course of study and work with the SAE student services team to allow adequate time for the required documentation to be lodged.

This information is correct as of November 6 2015. Information has been collated from the Australian Study Assist Website.