CUA50220 DIPLOMA OF MUSICAL THEATRE
The CUA50220 Diploma of Musical Theatre is completed over one year, in two semesters; full time. Below is a breakdown of fees and payment plans for the Diploma musical theatre course.
The total course fee for the CUA50220 Diploma of Musical Theatre for international students is $29,000 (AUD).
The total course fee is paid as per the payment schedule outlined below:
|Course Title||CUA50220 Diploma of Musical Theatre|
|Course Details||To successfully complete the CUA50220 Diploma of Musical Theatre course, you must complete 15 core units of competency.|
|Delivery Location||242 Young Street, Waterloo, Sydney, NSW, 2017, Australia|
|Hours per week||21 hours (Minimum)|
|Total Tuition Fee||$24,000 (AUD)|
MONEY PAYABLE ON ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER
|Course Deposit (Non-refundable)||$1000 (to be paid on acceptance of offer)|
|Overseas Student Health Cover|
|$0 (if organised and paid for by student) or $600 (to be paid on Enrolment if organised by SAS)|
|Material fees||$0 (It is expected that you purchase an external hard drive to assist your studies and wear theatre blacks to all scheduled classes at SAS)|
|Total Money due to the School on Enrolment||$1000 (paid as per schedule of payments)|
+ $600 (if SAS 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, 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.
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 (refundable upon key return at graduation)||$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 SAS website: www.sydneyactorsschool.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 Actors 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|
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
If the School has paid an amount to a representative in relation to recruitment, the refund will be further reduced by that amount.
|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 PRIOR to census date||Tuition fees will be held by the School until course commencement date|
|Student defers enrolment and commencement dat AFTER census date||No refund |
The student is advised of this procedure which is followed by student services:
HOW TO CLAIM A REFUND
- To claim any refund, the student must complete a STUDENT REFUND REQUEST FORM, plus the REFUND REQUEST – BANK DETAILS FORM.
- Evidence to support the request must be submitted – such as your receipt for course fees paid to date, and certified copies of any supporting documents (such as Visa rejection letter, etc.) to the School.
- The student must be up to date with course fees at the time of the request.
- The request will be assessed based on the information provided, and the progress through the course.
- If the request is successful, a refund administration fee is charged and deducted from the refund.
- A refund calculation letter is provided which explains the decision. It will be posted to your address in your home country within 14 days from the receipt of the STUDENT REFUND REQUEST FORM.
- The refund will be paid in Australian dollars.
- Statements of Attainment for units completed and paid to date will be issued.
SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES FOR COURSE REFUNDS
The school has the discretion to approve refunds if the customer would be unreasonably disadvantaged if not granted a refund. For example: a customer meets with a serious misadventure, serious illness, or hospitalisation (two weeks prior minimum), supported by a medical certificate, or; special circumstances that have been discussed and agreed upon between the customer and the Executive Chairman.
The following circumstances would not be accepted for a refund:
- Change in work hours
- Job change or retrenchment
- Moving interstate
- Technology barriers which mean you are having difficulty completing the course
- Language or writing barriers which were not declared during the application process and mean you are having difficulty completing the course
- Insufficient access to workplace documents which mean you are having difficulty completing the course
Where a customer has commenced a course believing that they can meet the requirements, and then find that they are unable to do the course, a part refund for the component of the course NOT commenced may be given. An interview will assess the circumstances. The refund will be dependent upon the length of time they have been attending, and what competencies have been achieved; where more than 50% of the course is completed, there will be no refund.
The final decision is at the discretion of the Executive Chairman.
PROVIDER DEFAULT – if the School cannot offer or continue a course due to changed circumstances
Where the School is in a ‘default’ situation, such as cancellation of the course, we will offer a refund. We will discuss this with the customer and come to an arrangement.
A refund letter, with calculations showing administration charges and fees to be refunded, is sent to the customer.
The payment is processed within a maximum of four weeks (20 working days) from the date on the refund calculation letter.
Where the service or course, if offered through a third party, and that third party cannot deliver the agreed service, the School will offer an alternative arrangement for students to complete the course, or a refund if such a replacement service is not suitable for the student. This decision will be discussed on a case by case basis, and recorded in writing between the parties.
COMPLAINTS REGARDING FEES AND REFUNDS
Students are entitled to access the complaints process should they be dissatisfied about the School decisions relating to fees, refunds, or other matters. This information is available on the website.
Students are advised that the agreement, and the availability of the complaints process, does not remove the right of the customer to take action under consumer protection law.
STATEMENT CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWS
The written agreement includes the statement 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 laws”.
APPEAL AND REFUND PAYMENT
In both situations, the student will have 10 working days to lodge an appeal if they are 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 of 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.
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.
Full time students may seek paid work to a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight (2 weeks) during semester time. You are allowed unlimited 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 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.