FEE-HELP

The Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (Dermal Therapy) and the Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics) aim to underpin current aesthetics practice with a new standard of skills and deeper knowledge gained through a combination of science and clinical practice.

Australasian College of Health & Wellness Pty Ltd (ABN 16 139036 721, TEQSA ID PRV13002) is an approved FEE-HELP provider provider and offers fee paying places within its undergraduate higher education courses. Eligible students may elect to utilise the Commonwealth Government’s Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) in order to pay all or part of their tuition fees.

The information below and more detailed information about the loan scheme is available through the Commonwealth government’s StudyAssist website.


About FEE-HELP

FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible fee paying students pay all or part of their tuition fees. It cannot be used for additional study costs such as accommodation or text books. The total amount of FEE-HELP a person can use is known as the ‘FEE-HELP limit’. Once a person begins using FEE-HELP, the amount of FEE-HELP they have left to use is known as their ‘FEE-HELP balance’.


Eligibility for FEE-HELP*

You are eligible for FEE-HELP if you:

  • Are either:
    a. an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand Special Category Visa (NZ SCV) holder who meets the long-term residency requirements, and will study at least part of your course of study in Australia,
    OR
    b. a permanent humanitarian visa holder (check www.border.gov.au for the list of humanitarian visa subclasses) who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study
    OR
    c. a permanent visa holder undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study.
  • Are enrolled at an eligible course at an approved FEE-HELP provider such as ACHW by the census date
  • Submit a valid Request for FEE-HELP loan form to your provider by the census date (or earlier administrative date).
  • Read the current FEE-HELP Information Booklet.

*As outlined in the 2021 FEE-HELP booklet available on the Study Assist website

Additional requirements
You must also meet these additional requirements for FEE-HELP eligibility:

  • You are enrolled in an eligible unit of study by the census date for that unit;
  • You have not exceeded the FEE-HELP limit;
  • You meet the USI requirements (for new students commencing a course of study on or     after 1 January 2021)
  • You meet the tax file number (TFN) requirements:
  • - you must give your provider your valid TFN; OR
  • - if you don’t have a TFN you can give your provider a Certificate of application for a TFN. This certificate is available from the Australian Taxation Office after you have applied for a TFN.
  • Maintain a reasonable study load of no more than 2 EFTSL per year unless approved by     your provider or providers to study a higher load
  • For further information, please see the Study Assist website

Applying for FEE-HELP

  • You will need a TFN
  • You will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • You will need to read the FEE-HELP information booklet
  • You will need to complete a Request for FEE-HELP assistance form by the census date

You apply for a loan by providing your tax file number (TFN) and by completing a Request for Commonwealth Assistance form. Before you sign and submit your form you must read the current FEE-HELP information booklet. The request for assistance form will ask you to provide your TFN. If you don’t have a TFN, you can give ACHW a Certificate of application for a TFN. This certificate is available from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) after you have applied for a TFN. Contact the ATO on 13 28 61 for TFN information.

You must submit the signed and completed form to ACHW by the census date. If you do not submit your form on or before the census date, you will not be able to utilise FEE-HELP for your tuition fees for that fee period.

What is a census date?
The census date is the last day you can:

  • submit your Request for a FEE-HELP loan form, or
  • withdraw your unit(s)enrolment without incurring the cost or debt for that unit(s).

How much can you borrow?
Students should note that they can borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay their tuition fees. The FEE-HELP limit is the total amount available to you under bothFEE-HELP, VET Student Loans and VET FEE-HELP over your lifetime.
In 2021, the FEE-HELP limit is $108,232 for most students.

Withdrawing or Deferring from a Unit of Study
You can withdraw or defer your enrolment in a unit of study at any time before the census date. If you withdraw on or before the census date for a unit of study you will not incur a FEE-HELP debt and you will receive a refund for any up-front tuition fees that were made on or before the census date. For further information, please refer to our Domestic Enrolment, Withdrawal, Deferral and Refunds Policy and Procedure.

Special Circumstances
If you need to withdraw or defer because of a situation beyond your control, you can apply for special circumstances. For further information, please refer to our Refunds Policy.

Repaying your FEE-HELP
You have to start repaying your HELP debt through the taxation system once your repayment income is above the compulsory repayment threshold ($46,620 for the 2020/2021 financial year), even if you are still studying. Information on the compulsory repayment threshold level and the rate at which you must repay your debt is available on the StudyAssist website .

Fee Schedules and Census Dates
The fee schedules below contain the tuition fees and census dates forthe units of study which make up ACHW’s FEE-HELP eligible courses. Please notethat some units may be completed online or on clinic premises. For studentsenrolling for courses commencing in 2017 and future years ACHW reserves theright to adjust tuition fees annually.

For Higher Education students seeking Recognition of Prior Learning based on experience only, an administration fee applies per unit for successful applications.

Applying to study with the Australasian College of Health and Wellness (ACHW) is simple.

Complete the online application form.
We’ll then contact you within 2 business days to inform you of the outcome of your application.
Complete Application Form

Entry Requirements
Please note the following is required to gain entry into ACHW degree programs:

Age Requirements
You must be over 18.

Academic Study Skills
To gain entry, you must demonstrate your ability to manage the academic rigours of a bachelor degree, especially in terms of your academic study and time management skills.

Evidence to demonstrate these includes:
Completion of a higher school certificate with an ATAR of 65 or aboveCompletion of a tertiary qualification of Certificate IV or aboveWe will also consider any other documentation which demonstrates your academic and time management skills including from formal studies, workplace activities or research. If you are unable to demonstrate your academic study skills, you may be required to complete an Academic Study Skills Test.

Interview
All applicants will participate in an interview which may be over the phone or in person.

The aim of this interview is to:
Determine your study and professional goalsDetermine your suitability for the course (e.g. review your academic study skills)

English Language Proficiency
If you are an international student you may be required to demonstrate your English Language Proficiency.
This must be at least: Equivalent of IELTS 6 (no band score below 5.5)

Residency
You must reside in Australia during the duration of your degree.

ACHW's November intake is now open.

To apply, complete an application form and return it to admissions@achw.edu.au.

Schedule of Fees 2022

ACHW - Associate Degree in Applied Health Science 2022

ACHW - Bachelor of Applied Health Science 2022

ACHW - Undergraduate Certificate for Cosmetic Advisors 2022

ACHW - Undergraduate Certificate in Facial Care Fundamentals 2022

ACHW - Undergraduate Certificate in Health Care Communications 2022

ACHW - Undergraduate Certificate in Laser and Dermal Therapy Essentials 2022

Schedule of Fees 2021

ACHW - Associate Degree in Applied Health Science 2021

ACHW - Bachelor of Applied Health Science 2021

ACHW - Undergraduate Certificate for Cosmetic Advisors 2021

ACHW - Undergraduate Certificate in Facial Care Fundamentals 2021

ACHW - Undergraduate Certificate in Health Care Communications 2021

ACHW - Undergraduate Certificate in Laser and Dermal Therapy Essentials 2021

ADSI - Associate Degree in Applied Health Science 2021

Schedule of Fees 2020

ACHW - Associate Degree in Applied Health Science

ACHW - Bachelor of Applied Health Science

ACHW - Undergraduate Certificate for Cosmetic Advisors

ACHW - Undergraduate Certificate in Facial Care Fundamentals

ACHW - Undergraduate Certificate in Health Care Communications

ACHW - Undergraduate Certificate in Laser and Dermal Therapy Essentials

ADSI - Associate Degree in Applied Health Science


Archived Schedule of Fees

MHM - Associate Degree in Applied Health Science

MHM - Bachelor of Applied Health Science

MHM - Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (20/12/2017)

MHM - Bachelor of Applied Health Science (20/12/2017)

MHM - Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (08/08/17)

MHM - Bachelor of Applied Health Science (08/08/17)

MHM - Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (05/04/17)

MHM - Bachelor of Applied Health Science (05/04/17)

The Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (Dermal Therapy) and the Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics) aim to underpin current aesthetics practice with a new standard of skills and deeper knowledge gained through a combination of science and clinical practice.

ACHW's February intake is now open.

To apply, complete an application form.