Course Fees

Updated Jan 2019

Course and Incidental Fees

Each Course Page has a Fee Checker to show the exact course price. 

The following information is a summary of Course Fees and provides details on Incidental Fees. 

Course Enrolment Fees

  • Private Enrolment Course Fees

    The following fees apply where a subsidised program is not available based on standard delivery: Online Delivery with Student Adviser phone and email support.

    2020 - 2021 Standard Course Fees

    Individual Students

    Certificate II

     $ 2 900

    Certificate III

     $ 3 750

    Certificate IV

     $ 5000

    Diploma

     $ 7 500

    Advanced Diploma

     $ 10 000

    For private students a direct debit monthly instalment plan is possible; or by agreement invoices at agreed intervals with a maximum single instalment amount of $1500.

    The fees cover the required number of units to complete the qualification.

    For Credit Transfers and for enrolments in Short Courses i.e. specific units or subjects the applicable fee is the % of units to be studied compared to the number required for the award of the qualification.

    A minimum fee applies for the issue of a Qualification where Credit Transfers apply. See Incidental Fees.

  • Employer Programs - Course Fees

    The following fees apply for qualifications with our standard online delivery with Student Adviser phone and email support:

    2020  - 2021 Group Discounts 

    Individual Students

    Group Enrolments of 20+

    Certificate II

     $ 2 900

    $ 2 320

    Certificate III

     $ 3 750

    $ 3 000

    Certificate IV

     $ 5000

    $ 4 000

    Diploma

     $ 7 500

    $ 6 000

    Advanced Diploma

     $ 10 000

    $ 8 000

    Contact us to discuss larger group sizes.

    Invoices are issued at enrolment and invoicing terms are 14 days unless there is prior written agreement.

    Discounts may also apply where a subsidised program is available for which your employees are eligible and wish to enrol in.

    The fees cover the required number of units to complete the qualification.

    For Credit Transfers and for enrolments in Short Courses ie specific units or subjects the applicable fee is the % of units to be studied compared to the number required for the award of the qualification.

    A minimum fee applies for the issue of a Qualification where Credit Transfers apply. See Incidental Fees.

  • NSW Smart and Skilled Subsidised Training Courses

    The College has a Smart and Skilled contract in NSW that subsidises most College qualifications across the state; with only the compulsory Enrolment Fee being payable by the employer or student.

    Fees are in accordance with the NSW Skills List with most courses attracting a 50% discount from our standard fees. 

    The College allows you to pay the enrolment fee on a payment plan or you can pay in 2 instalments. Our goal is to make sure you have this once-in-a lifetime opportunity to upskill.

    There are fee exemptions and concessions.

    The fees cover the required number of units to complete the qualification.

    For Credit Transfers fees are reduced in accordance with Smart and Skilled rules.

    Refer to the Smart and Skilled page for details of subsidised courses.

  • NSW Skilling for Recovery

    Skilling for Recovery is a NSW State initiative, providing fee-free training to obtain skills in priority and growth industries in order to take advantage of future job opportunities as the economy recovers from COVID-19.

    To be eligible, you must:

    • Be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, Permanent Resident or Refugee Visa holder
    • Live and/or work in New South Wales
    • Be 17-24 years of age, including 2020 Year 12 School Leavers; or
    • Be unemployed (whether in receipt of Commonwealth benefits or not); or
    • Be at risk of unemployment (specific details upon request, just call ACCM)

    Please contact the college on 1300 515 321 to find out more.

  • NSW Fee Exemptions and Concessions

    If you are eligible for Smart and Skilled training and you're an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student, a student with a disability or an Australian Government welfare recipient, you and your dependants may be eligible for a fee exemption or concession when enrolling in a Smart and Skilled course.

    In NSW you will first need to meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria:

    • An Australian citizen, permanent resident, New Zealand citizen or a Humanitarian Visa holder
    • Live or Work in NSW
    • Over 15 and no longer at school

    Eligible concessions:

    If eligible, and places are available, the following fees will apply:

      Certificate II/III/IV Diploma
    Indigenous Australian $0 $0
    Person with a Disability $0 $0
    Australian Government Welfare Recipient $240 N

    Please note - If enrolling under a concession, you will need to provide a JP certified copy of your concession card or welfare statement. 

    People with a disability who are not receiving a Disability Support Pension will need to provide documentary evidence of support demonstrating a clear additional need as a result of the student’s disability.

    You can find out more about concessions and exemptions for Smart and Skilled approved courses by visiting their website.

    Visit the Smart and Skilled website to see their most Frequently Asked Questions

    Click HERE to view the Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy. 

  • ACT Skilled Capital

    Skilled Capital is an ACT Government training initiative, funded by the ACT and Australian Governments.

    Currently ACT is not offering funding for Course's ACCM Supports under Skilled Capital (current as of 19 Feb 2021) 

    When funding is available, under this program, the ACT government subsidises a selection of ACCM College qualifications across the Territory. A compulsory Enrolment Fee applies, being payable by the employer or student. These are published on the relevant course pages.

    The College allows you to pay the enrolment fee on a payment plan (eg weekly or fortnightly) or you can pay in 2 instalments. Our goal is to make sure you have this once-in-a lifetime opportunity to upskill.

    The fees cover the required number of units to complete the qualification.

    For Credit Transfers fees are reduced in accordance with ACT rules.

    Refer to the ACT Funded Courses page for details of subsidised courses.

  • ACT JobTrainer

    JobTrainer offers free vocational education and training in specified qualifications to young people (17 to 24 years, who have finished school), and job seekers across Canberra in areas of employment growth.

    Currently ACT is not offering funding for Course's ACCM Supports under Job Trainer or Skilled Capital (current as of 19 Feb 2021) 

    As a minimum, students must be:

    • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand passport holder resident for more than 6 months, or
    • an eligible visa holder, and
    • living or working in the ACT, and
    • a person aged 17 to 24 years of age, regardless of employment status, who is not enrolled in or attending a school or college, or another program leading to the completion of year 12, or
    • a job seeker who is:
      • out of work, and/or
      • in receipt of income support payments.

     

    Please contact the college on 1300 515 321 to find out more.

  • ACT Concession Fees

    If you are eligible for Skilled Capital training and an Australian Government welfare recipient, you may be eligible for a concession fee when enrolling into a Skilled Capital course.

    In ACT you will first need to meet the Skilled Capital eligibility criteria:

    • An Australian citizen, permanent resident, New Zealand citizen or eligible visa holder
    • Live or Work in ACT
    • Over 15 and no longer at school

    Eligible concessions:

    • Australian Government Health Care Card
    • Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card
    • Australian Government Pensioner Concession Card

    If eligible, and places are available, the following fees will apply:

    Skilled Capital Concession fees vary depending on the qualification. Please call the College to find out more.

    Please note - If enrolling under a concession, you will need to provide a JP certified copy of your concession card or welfare statement. 

    You can find out more about concessions and exemptions for Skilled Capital approved courses by visiting their website.

    Visit the Smart and Skilled website to see their most Frequently Asked Questions

  • Jobs and Skills WA Subsidised Courses

    The Jobs and Skills WA  government subsided courses attract a compulsory Student Contribution Fee which is an hourly rate for each nominal hour of study in each calendar year.

    The fees quoted will be fees for the whole qualification based on the current years rate applicable for the relevant Training Program, but will vary based on the units of competency chosen, and if there is a government rate change in subsequent years.

    There are also fee concessions available.

    An invoice for any adjusted amount (due to change of electives or change of year in which they were commenced) is issued at completion of your course.

    Refer to the Jobs and Skills WA page for details of subsidised courses.

    FEE CAVEAT: The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees.

  • WA Concession Fees

    If you are eligible for Jobs & Skills WA Skills Ready and an Australian Government welfare recipient, you may be eligible for a concession fee when enrolling into a Skills Ready course.

    In WA you will first need to meet the Jobs & Skills WA eligibility criteria:

    • Be a Western Australian resident

    • Be an Australian permanent resident, Australian Citizen or a holder of visa subclass 309, 310, 820 or 826; or a dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457

    • Holders of a Bridging Visa E (subclasses 050 and 051) where the visa holder has made a valid application for a visa of subclass 785 or 790.
    • Have left school (normally a minimum age of 17 ½)

    • Or be employed as a trainee in WA

    Eligible concessions:

    The following students are entitled to the concession rate on course fees:

    • Persons and dependants of persons holding 
      • Pensioner Concession Card.
      • A Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
      • A Health Care Card.
    • Persons and dependants of persons for whom the Commonwealth’s JobKeeper payments are being received.
    • Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of services from the following Commonwealth support or employment services programs:
      • Jobactive;
      • Online Employment Services; or
      • ParentsNext.
    • Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY.
    • Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance.
    • Persons and dependants of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution.
    • Secondary school-aged persons, not enrolled at school.


    For the following Commonwealth programs, appropriate evidence of a student’s eligibility for concession is:

    • JobKeeper - a statutory declaration from an employer confirming they are in receipt of JobKeeper payments for the student.
    • Jobactive, Online Employment Services, or the ParentsNext program - a letter from the Commonwealth services provider confirming the student’sparticipation in the program.

    If eligible, and places are available, the following fees will apply:

    Jobs & Skills WA Concession fees vary depending on the qualification. Please call the College to find out more.

    Please note - If enrolling under a concession, you will need to provide a JP certified copy of your concession card or welfare statement. 

    You can find out more about concessions and exemptions for Jobs & Skills approved courses by visiting their website.

    Click HERE to view WA's VET Fees and Charges Policy 2021

  • QLD Certificate 3 Guarantee and Higher Level Skills Program Fees

    Under the QLD Certificate 3 Guarantee and Higher Level Skills Program rules, all subsidised students must be charged a co-contribution fee. We call this your Enrolment Fee. These fees vary based on the qualification and year of enrolment.

    Applicable student enrolment fees are displayed on each relevant course page under Check Price. They represent a significant discount from the standard course price

    All student fees are inclusive of all aspects of training.

    Concession fees are available for eligible students.

  • Short Course Fees

    For enrolments in Short Courses i.e. specific units or subjects the applicable fee is the % of units to be studied compared to the number required for the award of the qualification.

    For example, to complete 2 units of competency in a qualification that requires 10 units of competency and costs $5000 - the fees would 2/10 x $5000 = $1000

    This fee applies where a Statement of Attainment has been issued. 

    A minimum fee applies for the issue of a Qualification where Credit Transfers apply. See Incidental Fees.

  • Why ACCM Can Offer Great Course Pricing

    The Australian College of Commerce and Management delivers high quality courses and qualifications at a very competitive price and possesses contracts to deliver government funded qualifications in most states.

    We are able to keep our pricing competitive because of our use of technology to control our business costs; and we strongly believe in full disclosure of all costs.

    Please call us if you require any assistance or for more information, particularly for group based programs.

Traineeship Enrolment Fees

  • Traineeship Fees Payable By Employer

    Fees are invoiced to the employer unless an agreement is in place to directly invoice the trainee.

  • NSW Traineeship Fees

    For Trainees registered under NSW Smart and Skilled, the fees are as specified in the NSW Skills List pricing schedule applicable at the date of enrolment for that qualification.

    As at Jan 2020 the standard Enrolment Fee for New Entrant Trainees was $0, but check this information using the Fee Checker on the relevant course website page.

    For a Traineeship not on the funding list, or not within the College funding allocation, fees will be as per the College published Employer Program price or as agreed with the client on a fee for service basis.

    The fees cover the required minimum number of units to complete the qualification.

    For Credit Transfers fees are reduced in accordance with Smart and Skilled rules.

    Refer to the Smart and Skilled Skills List.

    Updated Dec 2019

  • Queensland Traineeship Fees

    A fee applies to all traineeships in Queensland. The fees vary based on the traineeship. The fees are quoted on each specific course page in the Fee Checker.

    For Trainees registered in QLD Priority One funded Traineeships, the fees are as specified in the QLD Fee Policy (i.e. as at Jan 2019 $1.60 per nominal hour). The total is calculated and quoted at enrolment.

    For a Traineeship not fully funded as Priority One on the funding list, fees will be as per the College published Employer Program standard price or as agreed with the client on a fee for service basis. These will be quoted on each specific course page.

  • Western Australian Traineeship Fees

    Fees vary based on the type of traineeship and the course undertaken.  For WA programs the fees vary based on the units taken by the student and the year in which they take those units.

    The fees quoted on each course page in the Fee Checker are therefore only an estimate (based on a default unit list chosen by ACCM).

    Once a students units are chosen and those to be completed in each year selected, a more accurate fee can be calculated.

    This Fee Amount may be varied at the end of the Qualification (and an adjustment invoice or refund issued) where the student changes elective units or years in which units are started or where the WA Fee is changed by the government.

    For Trainees registered under a WA eligible traineeship or Existing Worker traineeship, the applicable fees are as specified in the VET Fees and Charges Policy 2020.

    In 2020:

    • the Certificate II, III and IV new worker traineeship fee is $3.25 per nominal hour\
    • Specific Traineeship qualifications eligible under the 2020 WA Targeted Fee Relief Training program, are $1.62 per nominal hour for units that commence after 1 July 2020
    • the existing worker traineeship and diploma level traineeship fee is $5.79 per nominal hour

    For a traineeship not on the funding list, or not within the College funding allocation, fees will be as per the College published Employer Program standard price or as agreed with the client on a fee for service basis.

    By approving the enrolment, employers of trainees in WA are acknowledging that they will pay the student fees on the trainees behalf and request the invoice to be issued directly to them.

  • ACT Traineeship Fees

    ACT traineeship fees vary by the course undertaken.

    ACT subsidises most traineeship qualifications delivered by the College. 

    Each Course page has a Fee Checker that will allow the fee to be calculated.

    The correct fee will also display for your enrolment category and course when you apply on-line to enrol.

  • Tasmanian Traineeship Fees

    ACCM College has a limited Traineeship contract in Tasmania covering Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) and Certificate III in Business Administration (Medical) and Certificate III in Accounts Administration.  These course pages quote the traineeship fees.

    Course Fees for other traineeship qualifications are published Employer Program standard fees, or as varied in a Client Services Agreement.

  • Victorian Traineeship Fees

    Course Fees are the published standard fees for Employer Programs, or as varied in a Client Services Agreement.

  • Northern Territory Traineeship Fees

    Course Fees are the published standard fees for Employer Programs, or as varied in a Client Services Agreement.

Help To Determine Your Traineeship Options & Fees

Given the range of enrolment options across all of Australia, it can be time consuming to determine the best option for you. 

If you would like to know the ins-and outs, you might like to refer to our comprehensive list of FAQs about Traineeships on the Traineeships Page

And, yes - it can be complicated!  So call us to get expert no-obligation assistance.  

Call the College on 1300 515 321 to get expert advice.

 

CPD, RPL and Incidental Fees

  • CPD Program Fees

    CPD Programs are by online Delivery.  Talk to us about your expected enrolment numbers for exact pricing.

    CPD Course

    Annual Fees 2018 - 2019

    Lenders Program206

    for Existing Clients

     $ 297 GST included

    Lenders Program206

    for Clients using only CPD

     $ 352 GST included

  • RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) Fees

    RPL Fees are payable in addition to listed course fees. Refer to Policy and Procedures on RPL Processes.

    Prior to students being charged the RPL Fee they will be given a quick verbal assessment of whether the RPL is likely to be successful based on the evidence they plan to submit.

    RPL Fees apply as RPL is often a personalised training activity and so there are limited opportunities to minimise costs through economies of scale. If the time taken to process the RPL is less that the time we have factored into our pricing below you will be given a proportionate refund (however please do not anticipate any refund as RPL assessment is time intensive).

    Course Level

    RPL Fees

    Certificate I, II or III

    $ 500 minimum or $200 per unit whichever is the greater

    Certificate IV

    $ 1000 minimum or $300 per unit whichever is the greater

    Diploma

    $1 400 minimum or $400 per unit whichever is the greater

    Advanced Diploma

    $1 800 minimum or $500 per unit whichever is the greater

    Credit Transfers are exempt from this fee.

     RPL Fees for Individual Subjects / Units of Competency are calculated on the same basis and the minimum fee applies as above.

  • Additional Subject Modules

    All listed course fees are applicable for the minimum number of units of competency required to achieve the qualification.

    Additional units of competency can be added based on an additional fee of:

    • $200 per Certificate II subject
    • $300 per Certificate III subject
    • $400 per Certificate IV subject
    • $500 per Diploma subject
    • $600 per Advanced Diploma subject.
  • Minimum Qualification Testamur Issuing Fee

    Where the majority of a qualification is Credit Transfer from other RTOs or from another College course an additional  Qualification Issue fee is applicable. This is in addition to the course fees for the units undertaken in this course with the College, noting credit transfers attract no fee.

    The minimum total fees applicable will be: $1500 for Certificate II or III; $1800 for Certificate IV; $2200 for Diploma and $2600 for Advanced Diploma.

    This minimum fee will be calculated by adding the pro-rata course enrolment fees for the subjects undertaken (i.e. those that are not Credit Transfer) and then a Qualification Issuance Fee such that the minimum amount payable is no less than listed above.

    Note the College will not normally agree to issue qualifications that involve all or the majority of units as Credit Transfer from other providers, so please enquire before enrolling and get a correct fee quote. 

  • Dual Qualification Testamur Fee

    Where enrolment in one course enables a student to also qualify for the issue of a second qualification a Dual Qualification Testamur Fee applies:

    • Certificate II/III level qualification - $1500
    • Certificate IV level qualification - $1800
    • Diploma level Qualification - $2200
    • Advanced Diploma level Qualification - $2600

    The above fees apply unless this has been waived under a specific promotion or in a Client Services Agreement. This fee is also applied if there is an embedded qualification. This is in addition to any additional subject fees.

     

  • Extension of Enrolment Term Fee

    This fee applies where the extension period approved exceeds the maximum published enrolment term, or traineeship term, or a student is discontinued by the College for failure to meet Student Participation Standards, and requests to recommence.

    $500 applies for each further 6 month period.

    This is payable in advance. Extension approvals are subject to qualification currency. The College is not obligated to approve an extension.

  • Requests for Printed Course Materials and Other Documents

    This fee applies for requested paper documents, rather than the available free electronic formats and includes standard postage within Australia if applicable.

    Paper Enrolment Forms

    $50 per enrolment

    Printed Course Materials

    $30 per subject / module

  • Transition to Newer Qualification Fee

    Qualifications are regularly updated. The replaced qualification is called the superseded qualification; and has a "transition date" by which all enrolled students must be completed, or be enrolled in the newer qualification (if offered by the College).

    The following Transition Fee applies to transitions to newer qualifications:

    • $500 Certificate II and III
    • $600 Certificate IV
    • $800 Diploma
    • $1000 Advanced Diploma

     

    This fee also applies where students request to be transitioned before the transition date, when they may (in the Colleges judgement) otherwise have completed the superseded qualification within the time frame.

    The College may waive the Transition Fee at its discretion and will waive the fee for students who were not given at least 6 months notice of the requirement to complete before the transition date.

    Trainees are exempt from this fee.

    NSW Smart and Skilled enrolments are exempt from this fee where the transition is approved by Smart and Skilled.

    Students and trainees past their original course completion date must also pay the course Extension Fee for each extension period in addition.

  • Administration Fee Component in the Enrolment Fees

    The Administration Fee is $100 for private students and $250 for employer and traineeship enrolments.

    This fee is deducted from Enrolment Fees paid in the following circumstances.

    The Administration Fee will be retained from fees paid to cover enrolment administration costs in the event that an enrolment does not proceed or is cancelled eg due to the lack of provision of required ID or a USI or for any other reasonable reason that an enrolment is cancelled. 

    The Administration Fee will not be retained if the College does not approve an enrolment application for which fees have already been paid. In that event a full refund is applicable.

    Full refunds are however not given after a student has been approved for enrolment. This applies regardless of whether the student cancels their course before downloading or commencing a subject, noting that significant administration effort occurs to establish the enrolment prior to that time.

  • Optional Qualification Testamur Certificate Presentation Folder

    Qualification Testamur Certificates are posted for free within Australia by standard post.

    You have the option to have your Qualification posted / provided to you in Presentation Folder. These fees include Registered Post within Australia.

    Presentation Folder Certificate

    $80 per certificate in a presentation folder

  • Document Copy Requests

    Original Certificates are issued at completion of your qualification for free. This fee applies for duplicate copies requested.

    Reissue of Certificates - email only

     $20 per certificate or Statement of Attainment re-issued by email

    Reissue of Certificates - email and printed

     $60 per certificate or Statement of Attainment re-issued by post and email

    Other documents requested under Privacy Policy

     $60 per hour

  • Late Payment and Dishonour Fees

    The fees are only incurred if the payment due dates are missed.

    They are payable to The College in addition to any fees charged by any third party direct debit provider and banks.

    Late payment of invoice or instalment

     $50 per late payment

    Direct Debit dishonour fee

     $50 per dishonour

    Cheque Dishonour Fee

     $50 per dishonour

    Credit Card Dishonour Fee

     $50 per dishonour

  • Important Disclaimer about Incorrect Fees

    Where the Fee is set under a funded program and we apply an incorrect fee for any reason we will be required to adjust and apply that fee. You have the option to instead cease your enrolment and be refunded as per our Refunds Policy.

    Where the Fee is a discretionary fee we will discuss with you what a fair arrangement is based on the circumstances. 

Refunds

Refer to our Refunds Policy and your specific terms and conditions.

  • Students please note that eligibility to any refund amount is based on the date we receive (and acknowledge) notice of your withdrawal. Delays in advising us of your withdrawal will impact eligibility to any refund. 
  • Students may ask for a deferral / suspension that, where approved, will maintain your right to a refund calculated from the start date of the suspension if you later withdraw.
Refunds Policy

Fee Collection Procedures

Our Fee and Fee Collection Policy outlines how we invoice and follow up on outstanding payments.

Fee and Fee Collection Policy