Information regarding course fees
Course fees are dependent on the duration of the course, subjects chosen and whether you study full time or part time. Download one of our course fee PDFs to see indicative costs.
What is FEE-HELP?FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible fee-paying students to pay their tuition fees. FEE-HELP does not apply to international students and may not apply to students on a permanent residency visa. Eligible students can borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay their tuition fees. For 2021 the FEE-HELP limit is $108,232 for most students. Indexation does not count towards your FEE-HELP limit.
Torrens University students enrolling in 2021 will not incur a loan fee when accessing FEE-HELP to defer tuition fees. Any loan fees that were applied to study prior to 1 January 2019 will not count towards your FEE-HELP limit.
Students repay the loan to the Australian Government through the tax system once a student reaches the minimum income threshold level for repayment, which for 2019-20 is $45,881.
What courses are applicable to FEE-HELP?
All higher education courses are applicable for FEE-HELP.
Am I eligible?You are eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for a unit of study (i.e. subject) if you:
- Undertake study with an approved provider.
- Meet the citizenship and residency requirements:
- An Australian citizen or a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency criteria and who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to your course; OR
- 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.
- Enrolled in an eligible unit of study by the census date for the unit.
- Have not exceeded the FEE-HELP limit.
How do I apply?If you receive an offer from Torrens University Australia, and you meet the eligibility requirements you may be eligible for FEE-HELP. You will need to complete a Commonwealth Assistance Form if you want to access FEE-HELP to defer payment of some, or all, of your tuition fees. You will need to quote your tax file number or provide a Certificate of Application for a Tax File Number. The form must be completed before the due date.
If you’re a domestic student, your investment in your education is protected as set out in our Tuition Assurance Statement.
International students are covered by our membership to the Tuition Protection Scheme, an initiative of the Australian Government to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study. The TPS ensures that international students can either complete their studies in another course or with another education provider or receive a refund of their unspent tuition fees. If Torrens University Australia defaults on a course in relation to an international student or intending international student by failing to provide the student’s course at the commencement date and agreed location, or ceases to provide the student’s course before completion, the University’s membership of the Tuition Protection Service (TPS) will ensure that the student receives a refund or is placed in an suitable alternative course.