STUDY LOANS

For financial assistance Sydney Film School has a partnership with STUDY LOANS.

Study Loans is Australia’s first dedicated student loan provider. Study Loans aim to provide you with a truly flexible loan product that allows you to pay for your study as you progress through the course. You decide how much you would like to borrow, and Study Loans provide the flexibility to access the money as needed. Because you access the money as needed, you only need to repay the amount borrowed, each time you increase your borrowing we will automatically adjust your repayments to make sure they stay up to date, and your loan is repaid on time. Study Loans directly pay the education provider – hassle free.


DOMESTIC STUDENTS FEES

CUA51015 DIPLOMA OF SCREEN AND MEDIA

The CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media is completed over one year, in three semesters; full time. Below is a breakdown of fees and payment plans for the Diploma filmmaking course.

The total course fee for the CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media for domestic students is $15,000 (AUD).

Please note this course is full fee paying. There are no VET STUDENT LOANS offered for this course. 

The total course fee is paid as per the payment schedule outlined below:

COURSE DETAILS
Course Title CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media
Course Details To successfully complete the CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media course, you must complete 15 core units of competency.
Total Duration 1 Year Hours per week 20 hours (Minimum) Total Tuition Fee   $15,000 (AUD)
Delivery Location 242 Young Street, Waterloo, Sydney, NSW, 2017, Australia
Delivery Mode   Onsite

MONEY PAYABLE ON ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER
Course Deposit (Non-refundable) $500 (paid on acceptance of offer)
Material fees $0 (It is expected that you purchase an external hard drive to assist your studies)
Tuition Fee Instalment Paid on Enrolment $750
Total Money due to the School on Enrolment $1250 
Remaining tuition fee is payable by the student to the School at the agreed payment dates. This is set out in the student agreement. The payment points are every month during semester, on or before the nominated dates, across the duration of the coursePlease note that the Confirmation of Enrolment will not be issued until payment of the due amount with the signed Letter of Offer are received by the student services department. 

Note:  Currency is in Australian Dollar

SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS

SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS FOR STUDENTS COMMENCING IN SEPTEMBER

SEMESTER SCHEDULE PAYMENTS SEMESTER DURATION START DATE END DATE DUE DATE PAYMENT $AMOUNT (AUD)
1   Confirmation of Enrolment 15 weeks 02/09/2020 18/12/2020 15/09/2020 $750
  Progress Payment 2 15/10/2020 $1250
  Progress Payment 3 15/11/2020 $1250
  Progress Payment 4 15/12/2020 $1250
Semester Subtotal $5000
2   Progress Payment 5 14 weeks 11/01/2021 23/04/2021 15/01/2021 $1250
  Progress Payment 6 15/02/2021 $1250
  Progress Payment 7 15/03/2021 $1250
  Progress Payment 8 15/04/2021 $1250
Semester Subtotal $5000
3   Progress Payment 9 14 weeks 10/05/2021 20/08/2021 15/05/2021 $1250
  Progress Payment 10 15/06/2021 $1250
  Progress Payment 11 15/07/2021 $1250
  Progress Payment 12 (final) 15/08/2021 $1250
Semester Subtotal $5000
Course Total  $15,000

SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS FOR STUDENTS COMMENCING IN JULY 2020

SEMESTER SCHEDULE PAYMENTS SEMESTER DURATION START DATE END DATE DUE DATE PAYMENT $AMOUNT (AUD)
1   Confirmation of Enrolment 21 weeks 13/07/2020 04/12/2020 15/07/2020 $900
  Progress Payment 2 15/08/2020 $1400
  Progress Payment 3 15/09/2020 $1400
  Progress Payment 4 15/10/2020 $1400
  Progress Payment 5 15/11/2020 $1400
Semester Subtotal $7000
2   Progress Payment 6 20 weeks 01/02/2021 25/06/2021 15/02/2021 $1400
  Progress Payment 7 15/03/2021 $1400
  Progress Payment 8 15/04/2021 $1400
  Progress Payment 9 15/05/2021 $1400
  Progress Payment 10 (final) 15/06/2021 $1400
Semester Subtotal $7000
Course Total  $14,000

SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS FOR STUDENTS COMMENCING IN JULY 2019

SEMESTER SCHEDULE PAYMENTS SEMESTER DURATION START DATE END DATE DUE DATE PAYMENT $AMOUNT (AUD)
2   Progress Payment 6 20 weeks 13/07/2020 04/12/2020 15/07/2020 $1400
  Progress Payment 7 15/08/2020 $1400
  Progress Payment 8 15/09/2020 $1400
  Progress Payment 9 15/10/2020 $1400
  Progress Payment 10 (final) 15/11/2020 $1400
Semester Subtotal $7000
Course Total $14,000

 


CUA60615 ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN AND MEDIA

The CUA60615 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media is completed over one year, in two semesters; full time. Below is a breakdown of fees and payment plans for the Advanced Diploma filmmaking course.

The total course fee for the CUA60615 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media for domestic students is $14,000 (AUD).

Please note this course is full fee paying. There are no VET STUDENT LOANS offered for this course. 

The total course fee is paid as per the payment schedule outlined below:

COURSE DETAILS
Course Title CUA60615 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media
Course Details To successfully complete the CUA60615 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media course, you must complete 15 core units of competency.
Total Duration 1 Year Hours per week 20 hours (Minimum) Total Tuition Fee   $14,000 (AUD)
Delivery Location 242 Young Street, Waterloo, Sydney, NSW, 2017, Australia
Delivery Mode   Onsite

MONEY PAYABLE ON ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER
Course Deposit (Non-refundable) $500 (paid on acceptance of offer)
Material fees $0 (It is expected that you purchase an external hard drive to assist your studies)
Tuition Fee Instalment Paid on Enrolment $900
Total Money due to the School on Enrolment $1400 
Remaining tuition fee is payable by the student to the School at the agreed payment dates. This is set out in the student agreement. The payment points are every month during semester, on or before the nominated dates, across the duration of the coursePlease note that the Confirmation of Enrolment will not be issued until payment of the due amount with the signed Letter of Offer are received by the student services department. 

Note:  Currency is in Australian Dollar


SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS 

SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS FOR STUDENTS COMMENCING IN JULY 2020

SEMESTER SCHEDULE PAYMENTS SEMESTER DURATION START DATE END DATE DUE DATE PAYMENT $AMOUNT (AUD)
1   Confirmation of Enrolment 21 weeks 13/07/2020 04/12/2020 15/07/2020 $900
  Progress Payment 2 15/08/2020 $1400
  Progress Payment 3 15/09/2020 $1400
  Progress Payment 4 15/10/2020 $1400
  Progress Payment 5 15/11/2020 $1400
Semester Subtotal $7000
2   Progress Payment 6 20 weeks 01/02/2021 25/06/2021 15/02/2021 $1400
  Progress Payment 7 15/03/2021 $1400
  Progress Payment 8 15/04/2021 $1400
  Progress Payment 9 15/05/2021 $1400
  Progress Payment 10 (final) 15/06/2021 $1400
Semester Subtotal $7000
Course Total  $14,000

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FEES

International students offered a place at Sydney Film School are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 (AUD) when returning their acceptance of the Letter of Offer. Confirmation of enrolment for your visa application will not be processed consequently until the deposit is paid. The balance of course fees for the first semester are due to be paid in full prior to the start of the course.


CUA51015 DIPLOMA OF SCREEN AND MEDIA

The CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media is completed over one year, in two semesters; full time. Below is a breakdown of fees and payment plans for the Diploma filmmaking course.

The total course fee for the CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media for domestic students is $20,000 (AUD).

Please note this course is full fee paying. 

The total course fee is paid as per the payment schedule outlined below:

COURSE DETAILS
Course Title CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media
Course Details To successfully complete the CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media course, you must complete 15 core units of competency.
CRICOS Course Code 03361F
Total Duration 50 weeks including holiday periods Hours per week 20 hours (Minimum) Total Tuition Fee   $20,000 (AUD)
Delivery Location 242 Young Street, Waterloo, Sydney, NSW, 2017, Australia
Delivery Mode   Onsite

MONEY PAYABLE ON ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER
Course Deposit (Non-refundable) $1000 (paid on acceptance of offer)
Overseas Student Health Cover
(Compulsory)
$0 (if organised and paid for by student) or $500 (to be paid on acceptance of this offer if organised by SFS)
Material fees $0 (It is expected that you purchase an external hard drive to assist your studies)
Other Charges (Optional)
Airport Pickup $0
Home Stay $0
Guardianship $0
Total Money due to the School on Enrolment $1000 (paid as per schedule of payments)
+ $500 (if SFS is to organise Overseas Student Health Cover)
Remaining tuition fee is payable by the student to the School at the agreed payment dates.
This is set out in the student agreement. The usual payment points are every semester (15 or 14 weeks), at least 2 weeks before the start of a semester, across the duration of the course. The student may exercise their choice to pay more upfront that is a greater amount than the identified amount in the payment schedule. That is their choice depending on circumstances.
Fees paid in advance will be retained in a separate designated account by the School.
Please note that the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) will not be issued until payment of the due amount with this offer and the signed Letter of Offer are received by the student services department.

Note:  Currency is in Australian Dollar


SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS

SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS FOR STUDENTS COMMENCING IN SEPTEMBER 2020

SEMESTER SCHEDULE PAYMENTS SEMESTER DURATION START DATE END DATE DUE DATE PAYMENT $AMOUNT (AUD)
1   Confirmation of Enrolment 15 weeks 02/09/2020 18/12/2020 15/09/2020 $5667
    Semester Subtotal $6667
2   Progress Payment 2 14 weeks 02/09/2020 18/12/2020 15/10/2020 $6667
    Semester Subtotal $6667
3   Progress Payment 3 (final) 14 weeks 02/09/2020 18/12/2020 15/11/2020 $6667
Semester Subtotal $6667
Course Total $20,000
SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS FOR STUDENTS COMMENCING IN JULY 2020
SEMESTER SCHEDULE PAYMENTS SEMESTER DURATION START DATE END DATE DUE DATE PAYMENT $AMOUNT (AUD)
1   Confirmation of Enrolment 21 weeks 13/07/2020 04/12/2020 15/07/2020 $8500
    Semester Subtotal $9500
2   Progress Payment 2 20 weeks 01/02/2021 25/06/2021 15/02/2021 $9500
Semester Subtotal $9,500
Course Total  $19,000
SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS FOR STUDENTS COMMENCING IN JULY 2019
SEMESTER SCHEDULE PAYMENTS SEMESTER DURATION START DATE END DATE DUE DATE PAYMENT $AMOUNT (AUD)
2   Progress Payment 2 20 weeks 01/02/2021 25/06/2021 15/02/2021 $9500
Semester Subtotal $9,500
Course Total  $19,000

 


CUA60615 ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF SCREEN AND MEDIA

The CUA60615 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media is completed over one year, in two semesters; full time. Below is a breakdown of fees and payment plans for the Diploma filmmaking course.

The total course fee for the CUA60615 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media for international students is $19,000 (AUD).

Please note this course is full fee paying. 

The total course fee is paid as per the payment schedule outlined below:

COURSE DETAILS
Course Title CUA60615 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media
Course Details To successfully complete the CUA60615 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media course, you must complete 15 core units of competency.
CRICOS Course Code 03361F
Total Duration 50 weeks including holiday periods Hours per week 20 hours (Minimum) Total Tuition Fee   $19,000 (AUD)
Delivery Location 242 Young Street, Waterloo, Sydney, NSW, 2017, Australia
Delivery Mode   Onsite

MONEY PAYABLE ON ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER
Course Deposit (Non-refundable) $1000 (paid on acceptance of offer)
Overseas Student Health Cover
(Compulsory)
$0 (if organised and paid for by student) or $500 (to be paid on acceptance of this offer if organised by SFS)
Material fees $0 (It is expected that you purchase an external hard drive to assist your studies)
Tuition Fee Instalment Paid on Enrolment $8500 (paid as per schedule of payments)
Other Charges (Optional)
Airport Pickup $0
Home Stay $0
Guardianship $0
Total Money due to the School on Enrolment $9500 (paid as per schedule of payments)
+ $500 (if SFS is to organise Overseas Student Health Cover)
Remaining tuition fee is payable by the student to the School at the agreed payment dates.
This is set out in the student agreement. The usual payment points are every semester (21 or 22 weeks), at least 2 weeks before the start of a semester, across the duration of the course. The student may exercise their choice to pay more upfront that is a greater amount than the identified amount in the payment schedule. That is their choice depending on circumstances.
Fees paid in advance will be retained in a separate designated account by the School.
Please note that the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) will not be issued until payment of the due amount with this offer and the signed Letter of Offer are received by the student services department.

Note:  Currency is in Australian Dollar


SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS

SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS FOR STUDENTS COMMENCING IN JULY 2020

SEMESTER SCHEDULE PAYMENTS SEMESTER DURATION START DATE END DATE DUE DATE PAYMENT $AMOUNT (AUD)
1   Confirmation of Enrolment 21 weeks 13/07/2020 04/12/2020 15/07/2020 $8500
    Semester Subtotal $9500
2   Progress Payment 2 20 weeks 01/02/2021 25/06/2021 15/02/2021 $9500
Semester Subtotal $9,500
Course Total  $19,000

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ADMINISTRATIVE FEES & REFUNDS

ADMINISTRATIVE FEES THESE ARE FEES FOR SERVICES WE PROVIDE TO STUDENTS IN ADDITION TO TUITION FEES (GST IS ADDED)

Application Fee (Non-refundable) Nil RPL fee per unit $150
Course Deposit (Non-refundable) $1000 Credit transfer fee per unit $50
Overdue tuition fee – 7 days $210 Assessment re-sit $180
Overdue tuition fee – 14 days $200 Interim academic transcript $20
Re-enrolment fee $500 Interim attendance letter $20
Change of COE details $100 Re-issue of final documents $100
Cancellation and course variation fee $250 Replacement qualification testamur $100
Transfers processing fee $250 Student Card – Replacement $20
Refund processing fee $250 Locker Allocation – Key Deposit  $20

TUITION FEE REFUND POLICY

The following is the summary extracted from the School’s tuition fee refund policies.  The full detail of our refund policy can be found at the SFS website: www.sydneyfilmschool.edu.au. The refund policy applies to both commencing and re-enrolling students. It is set out in the Student Handbook and below. All requests for a refund must be submitted on the appropriate refund application form and must be accompanied by official documentary evidence of the grounds for the request.
Your course deposit is not refundable.
Refunds apply only to tuition fees and will only be paid to the applicant through an Australian Dollar draft.
The School’s policy on the refund of fees has been determined in accordance with the Education Services for Overseas Student Act 2000 (ESOS Act 2000) and the Education Services for Overseas Student Regulations 2001 (ESOS Regulations 2001). This policy applies to all students irrespective of who pays the fees.
The student must submit the Refund Application before the case is processed. All refunds incur a $250 administration fee except where it is specifically stated. All bank transfer fees will be deducted from the refund
amount.

The following conditions are applied for both the Sydney Film School and Student defaults. The amount of refund is determined as follows:

TOTAL REFUND OF TUITION FEE 

In the unlikely event that the School is unable to provide the course for which an offer has been made. An alternate offer of a place will be offered at no extra cost to the students as well as the refund option. A total refund will be granted under these circumstances
An offer of a place is withdrawn by the School. (The exception is when the offer was made on the basis of intentional incorrect information).
The applicant is unable to obtain a visa from an Australian Diplomatic Office.

Applications for a total refund on the above grounds must be lodged at least 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the semester for which the offer is made. The student must provide a certified copy of the official letter of visa
application rejection by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) along with their application, in order for the refund application to be approved.

PARTIAL REFUND OF TUITION FEE 

The amount of partial refund is determined as follows. Administrative fees and applicable deductions are applied:

Withdrawal from a course on illness and compassionate grounds Refund will be decided on a case by case basis
If a student holds a valid student visa at the time of enrolment with the School, but after commencing their course, their current visa expires, and a subsequent visa application is applied for and rejected Refund for any tuition fees paid will be calculated on a pro-rata basis
(calculated on a weekly basis as per the semester calendar) minus any applicable deductions
Student transfers to a second course within SAS without completing the first course. The tuition fee paid for the current six-month period of the 1st course will be credited on a pro-rata basis towards the tuition fee of the 2nd course. All other tuition fees paid toward the 1st course will be credited in full towards the tuition fee of the 2nd course. If the credited amount is greater than the total cost of the second amount, the difference will be refunded within 28 days of commencement of the second course

If the School has paid an amount to a representative in relation to recruitment, the refund will be further reduced by that amount.

NO REFUND

If a student withdraws from the course on or after the course commencement date The student will not be eligible for a refund for the fees for that semester
False or misleading information in application forms or during study Automatically disqualifies you from any refunds
Student is terminated due to serious breach of the School rules or a breach of visa conditions including non-attendance or unsatisfactory progress No refund
Student defers enrolment and commencement date Tuition fees will be held by the School until course commencement date
Student is seeking a refund for enrolment in the principle (main) course of study, as applied for on their current Student Visa No refund for any tuition fees paid for the first six (6) months of the principle course. Any additional tuition fees, paid beyond the first six (6) months, that are deemed refundable, will be payable back to the student minus any applicable deductions

HOW TO CLAIM A REFUND

Provider Default – Where the refund is generated because of a School default, the School will initiate the refund process on the date of the decision and notify the student within 10 working days from the decision date. A refund letter with calculations showing fees to be refunded will be sent to the student. No administration fee is charged.

Student Refund Request – To claim any refund, you must complete a Refund Application Form and return together with your receipt of course fees and certified copies of any supporting documents (such as Visa rejection letter, etc.) to the School. The refund will be paid in Australian dollars and you will be provided with a letter explaining how the refund was calculated. It will be posted to your address in your home country within 14 days from the receipt of the Refund Application form.

Appeal and Refund Payment – In both situations, the student will have 10 working days to lodge an appeal if he/she is not satisfied with the School’s decision. The payment will be processed within 10 working days from the
end of the appeal period. The refund will be paid in Australian dollars to the person or bank account nominated in the Refund Application Form regardless who initially paid the tuition fee. For overseas refund payment, an international money transfer fee will be deducted from the refund amount. This will vary between banks but is approximately $25.

Change of address and contact details – During the period of your enrolment you are obliged to keep your contact details up to date. All students have to provide the School an email address and we communicate with you using that address. You must inform us of any change of address details, as soon as you change your accommodation arrangements. Failing to inform the School your correct address is a breach of your visa conditions.

Full time study hours – The courses are designed around a full-time study load of 28 hours structured training per week. Depending on the course, hours may vary such as 5 hours per week of self-directed learning. You must maintain consistent attendance which is monitored.

Course progress – You must pass 100% of your units and attend a minimum of 80% of class time. Failing to progress means breaching your student visa conditions.

Working hours – Full time students may seek paid work to a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight (2 weeks) during semester time. You are allowed un-limited work during term breaks or holidays. Working over 40 hours per
fortnight during semester is a serious breach of your student visa conditions. Please refer to https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/stud/more/work-conditions-for-student-visa-holders for more information.

Information sharing – Information collected about you on this form and during your enrolment can be provided, in certain circumstances, to the Australian Governments (both Federal and State levels) and designated authorities and, if relevant, the Tuition Protection Scheme. In other instances information collected during your enrolment can be disclosed without your consent where authorised or required by law, this may include circumstance of any suspected breach by the student of a student visa condition.

Complaints and Appeals – You are entitled to access the Complaints and Appeals process should you be dissatisfied about the course or School decisions. This information is available in the Student Handbook and the
website. You should also be aware that this agreement, and the availability of complaints and appeals processes, does not remove the right of the student to take action under Australia’s consumer protection law.