Fees

2014 - 2015

All fees are GST inclusive where applicable.

On this page you will find information about:

School fees

    2014 - 2015
Application fee (non-refundable) A250
Tuition fees per student per year*
Years K to 6
(Primary)
A$10,000
Years 7 to 10
(Junior secondary)
A$12,000
Years 11 and 12
(Senior secondary)
A$13,500
Intensive English Centre A$7,000
for two terms
Homestay accommodation
Accommodation placement fee
including guardianship
A$270
Homestay fee A$250 - $300
per week
Other fees
Airport pick-up fee A$140
School uniforms A$150 - $200
School transfer fee** A$400

*Tuition fees cover the charges for tuition and administration (includes text book hire and excursions up to the value of A$300).
**School transfer fee applies to students who request a change of school after the school placement is confirmed with the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Study Abroad fees

  2014 - 2015
Application fee (non-refundable) A$250
Tuition fees per student per year*
Years 9 and 10
(Junior secondary)
Sydney A$12,000
Regional A$12,000
Years 11 and 12
(Senior secondary)
Sydney A$13,500
Regional A$12,000
Homestay accommodation
Accommodation placement fee
including guardianship
A$270
Homestay fee Sydney A$275 per week
Regional A$250 per week
Other fees
Airport pick-up fee A$140
School uniforms A$150 - $200
School transfer fee** A$400

*Tuition fees cover the charges for tuition and administration (includes text book hire and excursions up to the value of A$300).
**School transfer fee applies to students who request a change of school after the school placement is confirmed with the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

TAFE NSW English Language Centre fees

For students enrolling in a TAFE NSW English Language Centre

Tuition fees (English Preparation for High School) per week A$350

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

Health insurance, called Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), is compulsory for international students studying in Australia. This insurance covers you for certain medical costs if you need to visit a doctor or go to hospital while you are studying in Australia.

In 2014, the cost for standard OSHC is A$498 per year per single student. OSHC for 2015 has not yet been determined by Medibank Private.

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) charges 2014
6 months A$249
1 year A$498

Students must pay OSHC for the entire length of their visa. Health cover rate is subject to review.

Health cover cards will either be delivered to you directly from Medibank Private or via DEC International. This process may take a few weeks. If a student needs medical attention before they receive their membership card, they should pay for the service and keep all receipts. They can claim a refund from Medibank Private when issued with their card.

You should check the policy carefully in advance, including the details of what is covered. Optional extra cover is available for an additional fee.

Serious medical problems should be declared on your application form and taken care of before you come to Australia, as standard OSHC generally does not cover pre-existing medical conditions.

For more information about OSHC, visit the Medibank Private website

Payments, reviews and refunds

New students must pay:

  • Application fee
  • Overseas Student Health Cover
  • Fees specified in the DEC International invoice which will be no more than 50% of the total tuition fees for the course of study or fees paid for a study period, whichever is the greater.

Continuing Students must pay:

  • Fees specified in the DEC International invoice by the due date.

Review of fees

NSW Department of Education and Communities reserves the right to review its fees. If tuition fees are increased you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. If you defer your course, you will be required to pay the fees which apply at your new commencement date.

Refund policy

For the full refund policy, refund procedure, and complaints procedure please refer to Terms and Conditions section of the NSW Government Schools application form (pdf 155 KB).

Read more about other expenses and living costs.

School locations

Search for NSW government primary and high schools available for enrolment by international students or temporary residents:

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International Student Guide
Study Abroad Brochure
Accelerated English flyer
School Profiles
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Agent search

DEC International has a worldwide network of representative agents who can help you complete and submit your application to study.

These representatives must provide you with accurate and up-to date information and advice regarding programs, courses, application procedures, living and studying in Australia. They can also assist with your visa application. If you wish to apply through an agent it is recommended that you use an agent on this list. If you choose to use another agent who is not published on this list, then DEC International is not responsible for the accuracy of the advice provided to you.

TAFE NSW English Language Centre agents

TAFE NSW English Language Centres also engage agent representatives and details of these agents can be found on the English Language pages for each of the listed Institutes. These agents may recruit students for intensive English language courses but not for any other courses at TAFE NSW.

If you have any concerns with regard to the service provided by our agent representatives, please contact us.

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ESOS Framework

The Australian Government wants international students to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding study experience in Australia.

Read more about the ESOS Framework.