Fees & Expenses

Studying a degree is a big commitment in many ways, not least financially. You will need to consider tuition fees, living costs and other expenses such as transport, textbooks, food and accommodation.

The main expense will be tuition fees. Students studying a Bachelor course pay tuition fees on a trimester basis. Tuition fees are not payable during industry training trimesters unless part-time study has been arranged and students may be paid during industry training trimesters. You must complete all prerequisite subjects before starting your industry training. Similarly, postgraduate students pay tuition fees on a semester basis and tuition fees are not payable during the semester that you complete your industry training research project unless part-time study has been arranged.

Provided below are degree tuition fee information for new students commencing in 2016 and 2017:

2016 Fees for New Students

2016 Undergraduate Degree and Study Abroad Fees for New International Students

2016 Undergraduate Degree Fees for New Domestic Students

2016 Postgraduate Degree Fees for New International and Domestic Students

2017 Fees for New Students

Use our Fee Calculator to find the 2016 or 2017 fees which apply to you, click here. Or download our fee summary sheets below.

 

2017 Undergraduate Degree Fees for Domestic Students

2017 Postgraduate Degree Fees for International and Domestic Students

 

FEE-HELP Resources

For Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders, FEE-HELP is available from the Australian government to help support the cost of your tuition. For further information visit www.studyassist.gov.au. You can also download the FEE HELP booklet and a full list of tuition and residential fees below.

International Students

International student tuition and accommodation fees are outlined on the sheet below.

2016 Student Fees

 

International students must study full time

All  international students must study full time. We have prepared the following guidelines to assist international students to better understand their study commitments.

  1. International students must maintain a full-time study load while enrolled at ICMS.
  2. A full-time load is normally considered to be a study load in any given trimester/semester which will allow a student to graduate in minimum time (the standard progression pattern).
  3. A student may apply to the College for a reduction in load in any trimester/semester setting out the specific reasons for such application. The College will decide each case on its merits. Any approved reduction in load must allow an international  student to complete the award within the time limit imposed by the student visa.
  4. A student who is granted a reduction in study load will still be considered as a full-time student provided the study load in any given trimester/semester is at least 75% of the load specified in the standard progression pattern.

This means:

1. ICMS Specialist Degree (Note: Trimesters are numbered according to the chronology from the date of enrolment. This allows students to vary their subject choice with any term but lets us be specific about a full-time load)

Trimester 1 5 subjects for standard progression pattern; Approval may be given for 4 subjects minimum
Trimester 2 5 subjects for standard progression pattern; Approval may be given for 4 subjects minimum
Trimester 3 Industry Training – Full time IT or a combination of part-time IT and academic study which is equal to or greater than 75% of a standard pattern load.    For example working 19 hours per week plus taking two subjects is greater than 75% of the standard pattern but 19 hours per week plus one subject is not
Trimester 4  Industry Training – see above
Trimester 5 5 subjects for standard progression pattern; Approval may be given for 4 subjects minimum
Trimester 6 5 subjects for standard progression pattern; Approval may be given for 4 subjects minimum
Trimester 7 4 subjects for standard progression; In exceptional cases approval may be given for 3 subjects minimum
Trimester 8 4 subjects for standard progression; In exceptional cases approval may be given for 3 subjects minimum
Trimester 9 4 subjects for standard progression; In exceptional cases approval may be given for 3 subjects minimum

 

2. Bachelor of Business Management

Trimester 1 4 subjects for standard progression; In exceptional cases approval may be given for 3 subjects minimum
Trimester 2 4 subjects for standard progression; In exceptional cases approval may be given for 3 subjects minimum
Trimester 3 4 subjects for standard progression; In exceptional cases approval may be given for 3 subjects minimum
Trimester 4 Industry Training – Full time IT or a combination of part-time IT and academic study which is equal to or greater than 75% of a standard pattern load.  For example working 19 hours per week plus taking two subjects is greater than 75% of the standard pattern but 19 hours per week plus one subject is borderline – two is safe.
Trimester 5 IT – see above
Trimester 6  4 subjects for standard progression; In exceptional cases approval may be given for 3 subjects minimum
Trimester 7 4 subjects for standard progression; In exceptional cases approval may be given for 3 subjects minimum
Trimester 8 4 subjects for standard progression; In exceptional cases approval may be given for 3 subjects minimum

 

Refund Policy

The ICMS Tuition Fee Refund Policy is available in the Student Handbook:

International Students Click here.

Domestic Students Click here.

 

Tuition Assurance

Under the provisions of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (the Act) and chapter 2 of the Higher Education Provider Guidelines 2012 (HEP Guidelines) the International College of Management, Sydney (the First Provider) must comply with the Tuition Assurance requirements for persons, (other than overseas students), who are enrolled in higher education courses it offers.

This is to protect students in the event the First Provider 'ceases to provide a course of study' in which a student is enrolled. The meaning of 'ceasing to provide a course of study' is set out in the HEP Guidelines. A copy of this is available at: http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Series/F2012L02136

In the event that the First Provider ceases to provide a course of study in which a student is enrolled, the student is entitled to a choice of:

A:  An offer of a place in a similar course of study with a Second Provider without any requirement to pay the Second Provider any student contribution or tuition fee for any replacement units (this is known as the "Course Assurance Option")

OR

B:  A refund of their up-front payments and/or re-crediting of any FEE-HELP balance for any course of study for any subject that the student commences but does not complete because the First Provider ceases to provide the course of study of which the unit forms part (this is known as the "Student Contribution / Tuition Fee Repayment Option")

The First Provider has met the tuition assurance requirements, as specified in the HEP Guidelines through current membership of the TAFE Directors Australia Tuition Assurance Scheme (the Scheme). Contact details for TAFE Directors Australia (TA Administrator) are:

Peter Holden - Director International Engagement and Business Development
TAFE Directors Australia
Phone: 02 9217 3181
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Web: www.tda.edu.au/

If the First Provider ceases to provide a course of study, the TA Administrator will send a student enrolled in the course of study a written Tuition Assurance Offer (the Offer) advising the student of the options available under the tuition assurance requirements.

The Offer will include directions that the student must follow in order to notify the TA Administrator of the choice they have made for each affected unit. The TA Administrator will provide this Offer within twenty (20) Business Days after it knows, or should know by reasonable enquiries that the First Provider has ceased to provide the course or study.

For the purposes of FEE-HELP, all courses offered by the First Provider in accordance with the course requirements of section 104-10 of the Act are covered by the Scheme as part of the its membership of the Scheme

A student may choose either the Course Assurance Option OR the Student Contribution / Tuition Fee Repayment Option.