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.
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:
You must also meet these additional requirements for FEE-HELP eligibility:
Applying for FEE-HELP
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 the Australasian College of Health and Wellness by the census date. If you do not submit your form on or before the census date, you will not be able to defer your tuition fees for that fee period.
What is a census date?
The census date is the last day you can:
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 both FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP over your lifetime.
In 2017, the FEE-HELP limit is $100,879 for most students.
What else do I need to know?
There is a 25% loan fee applied to FEE-HELP loans for undergraduate courses. The loan fee does not count towards your FEE-HELP limit. There is no loan fee for FEE-HELP used towards postgraduate study.
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 Withdrawal, Deferral and Refunds Policy.
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 ($54,869 for the 2016/2017 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 .
2016/2017 Fee Schedules and Census Dates
The fee schedules below contain the tuition fees and census dates for the units of study which make up ACHW’s FEE-HELP eligible qualifications. Please note that some qualifications may be completed online or on-campus depending on the unit or qualification. For students enrolling for courses commencing in 2017 and future years ACHW reserves the right 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
Please note the following is required to gain entry into ACHW degree programs:
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.
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)
You must reside in Australia during the duration of your degree.
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