Schedule of Fees

FEE SCHEDULE 2019

  1. Overview

This Fee Schedule outlines tuition fees for higher education at the Australian Performing Arts Conservatory (APAC), and other charges related to studying at the Conservatory. All fees referred to in this schedule are in Australian Dollars, unless otherwise specified. Payment of fees is outlined in the Fees Policy. Tuition fees may be refundable in certain circumstances. Refer to the Refund Policy Domestic Students.

  1. Proposed Commencement Dates 2019-2020

The following trimester commencement dates are proposed for 2019-2020. These dates may be subject to change based on student enrolment numbers.

Commencement and Census Dates 2019
Trimester 1Start DateTrimester 2Start DateTrimester 3Start Date
29/01/201920/05/201909/09/2019
Census Date 14/02/2019Census Date 06/06/2019Census Date 26/09/2019
Commencement and Census Dates 2020
Trimester 1Start DateTrimester 2Start DateTrimester 3Start Date
27/01/202018/05/202007/09/2020
Census Date 13/02/2020Census Date 04/06/2020Census Date 24/09/2020
  1. Tuition Fees

Bachelor Screen and Stage (BSS) courses

Tuition fees can be defined as fees payable for tuition as officially published or provided by the Conservatory.  Tuition fees and other charges are set each year and will apply at the time that a letter of offer is issued and are subject to annual review. The following tuition fees apply to Trimester 1 and 2, 2019. Payment options are available.

Tuition Fees per CourseTotal Amount per CourseAmount Per TrimesterAmount Per 10 CP UnitAmount Per 15 CP Unit
BSS Acting
New Students – Full course – 6 trimesters. Starting January 2019 Trimester 1$52,800.00$8,800.00$2,200.00$3,300.00
Articulation Students – 2 trimesters. Transition from TPAC Advanced Diploma of Screen and Stage Acting (Discount applies to students Starting January 2019 Tri 1 and who completes in August 2019 Tri 2)$7,500.00$3,750.00$937.50$1406.25
Articulation Students – 2 trimesters. Transition from TPAC Advanced Diploma of Screen and Stage Acting (Discount applies to students Starting May 2019 Tri 2 and who completes in December 2019 Tri 3)$9,500.00$4,750.00$1,187.50$1,781.25
BSS Screen Production
New Students – Full course – 6 trimesters. Starting January 2019 Trimester 1$52,800.00$8,800.00$2,200.00$3,300.00
Articulation – 2 trimesters. Transition from TPAC Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Discount applies to students Starting January 2019Tri 1 and completes in August 2019 Tri 2)$7,500.00$3,750.00$937.50$1406.25
Articulation Students – 2 trimesters. Transition from TPAC Advanced Diploma of Screen and Stage Acting (Discount applies to students Starting May 2019 Tri 2 and who completes in December 2019 Tri 3)$9,500.00$4,750.00$1,187.50$1,781.25
BSS Song and Dance
New Students – Full course – 6 trimesters. Starting January 2019 Trimester 1$52,800.00$8,800.00$2,200.00$3,300.00
  1. Administrative and Miscellaneous Fees

Administrative and miscellaneous fees and charges are non-refundable. These are charged separately to tuition fees.

Fees and ChargesAmount
Enrolment (including articulation)$60.00
RPL assessment per unit$295.00
Credit transfer per unit$50.00
Credit transfer per unit after the census date$100.00
RPL assessment per unit after the census date$350.00
Late Payment Fee$10.00
Student ID Card or Replacement$20.00
Library Late Fee (hard copy books and journals)$1/day
Library Book ReplacementCurrent retail price + postage + currency exchange rate if applies
Printing charges$0.50/ one-side A4 page
Interim Unofficial Transcript$20.00 + postage
Official Transcript Replacement$20.00 + postage
Testamur Replacement$20.00 + postage
Materials Fee (non-refundable if unit cancelled less than 4 weeks before Course Commencement)$50.00
Reinstatement of Enrolment$60.00
Late WithdrawalN/A
Graduation Gown HireCharged according to current hire costs
Showreel Edit and release for Actors and Song & Dance students$200.00 due Trimester 6
Headshots – Acting students$300.00 due Trimester 5/ audition unit
Booklist Acting students – student to sourceApprox. $50.00 refer to PerfArtsHistoryKoinonia-Study Guide-v0.01-181005
Booklist Film students- student to sourceApprox. $50.00 refer to PerfArtsHistoryKoinonia-Study Guide-v0.01-181005
Equipment list Film students- student to sourceSD cards and over ear headphones
Booklist Song & Dance students- student to sourceN/A
Equipment list Song & Dance students- student to sourceN/A
  1. Payment of Fees

Methods for payment of fees, and penalties for non-payment of fees are outlined in the Fees Policy.

Payment Plans

APAC offers payment plans to students who can demonstrate financial hardship and who are not eligible for FEE-HELP. Please contact the Administration Manager for further details.

  1. Definitions

Census Date: The official date the financial liability for courses is set and tuition fee is due for domestic students. Census dates are determined for each term and are published on the Conservatory’s website.

Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications (Australian Qualifications Framework definition).

Domestic Student: An Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or a New Zealand Citizen.

Due Date: The deadline for payment of fees as shown on the invoice for students, and also listed in the Letter of Offer and Written Agreement.

Full-time Study Load: Standard full-time study load for a particular course.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is a process used to assess an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit that may be granted towards completion of a qualification (adapted from Australian Qualifications Framework definition).

  1. Related Documents

The following policies and procedures are related to this document:

  • Refund Policy Domestic Students
  • Records Management Policy
  • Student Grievance Policy
  • Student Code of Conduct
  • Letter of Offer
  • Student Agreement
  • Application for Withdrawal

Revision History

Approval AuthorityContact PersonRevision Due DateRevision DateApproved DateVersion No.Revision Description
CEOAdministration Manager01/07/1931/10/20181New document