The College is accredited as a Higher Education Provider (HEP) by the Commonwealth Government, allowing eligible domestic ACPE students to access FEE-HELP. The financial assistance packages available to assist students are detailed below. Full fee students are NOT eligible for HECS (the Higher Education Contribution Scheme).
FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay their tuition fees. The Australian Government pays the amount of the loan directly to the students Higher Education Provider, in this case ACPE. Students repay their loan through the Australian taxation system once their income rises above the minimum threshold for compulsory repayment. Additional information about the FEE-HELP loan scheme is available from the Government website. Specific information about FEE-HELP and its administration at ACPE is available from the Policies and Procedures section of the our website. The FEE-HELP Assistance Application Form and a hard copy of the Government's FEE-HELP information booklet can be obtained from the college.
ACPE Easy Payment Plan
This allows for each semester's fee to be paid in three easy instalments (at enrolment, week 7, and week 12). The payment plan is only available to students who pay fees directly to ACPE. Students who access FEE-HELP are not eligible for the easy payment plan.
Centrelink payments while you're studying
Local students may qualify for Centrelink support payments while studying at ACPE. Students are normally required to be Australian residents and enrolled in at least 75% of the normal full-time study load. Further information about Centrelink support payments while studying can be obtained from Centrelink or by phoning the Centrelink national telephone number for enquiries on 13 24 90.
Tuition Fee Information and List of Units
Tuition assurance protects students in the event a course of study provided by an approved HELP provider ceases to be provided after it starts but before it is completed.
National tuition assurance arrangements for private Higher Education providers changed on 1 January 2018. The Government has implemented interim tuition assurance arrangements for the 2018 calendar year for FEE-HELP students. New tuition assurance arrangements are slated for commencement on 1 January 2019. For more information please visit the education.gov.au website.
During these interim changes, please note:
- If you are a Full Fee Paying domestic student (i.e. you have paid full fees for your study) your tuition fees are no longer assured by Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET)
- If you are a FEE-HELP student (i.e. you have used a FEE-HELP loan to pay for your study) for tuition assurance services are being provided by the Department of Education and Training
There have been no changes which apply to eligibility for FEE-HELP. Details of eligibility are published by the Australian Government on the StudyAssist website.
You can read ACPE Limited statement of tuition assurance exemption here.
Refund of Tuition Fee - view the ACPE Terms & Conditions
Statement of Tuition Assurance - download here
Statement of Tuition Assurance Exemption - download here
ASTAS Certificate - download here