Spreading the cost of your tuition

Students enrolling at Chisholm for on-campus study may be able to spread their course costs over 12 months by making part payments via direct debit on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. 

Payment plans may be available for students enrolling in any course excluding international and short courses. Payment plans for tuition fee costs are not available for enrolments that are eligible for VET Student Loans or FEE-HELP loan assistance.

Chisholm is working in partnership with Debitsuccess, the largest direct debit provider in Australasia, to help students spread their annual course costs over 12 months. Please be aware, Debitsuccess is not available to students studying a Chisholm Online course.


The set terms of the direct debit agreements are up to the duration of the enrolment, with the option of weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments. The current additional charges applying for students taking up this option, include:

  • Administration (establishment) fee of $12 (non-refundable)
  • Billing fee of 4.47 per cent
  • Late payment fee of $14.95 where the payment amount is not received.

To find out more about paying your course costs via a payment plan, speak to your enrolling officer at your enrolment session.  There is also more information available for VET Student Loans and FEE-HELP.

Things you should know:

  • Direct debit payment plans are available on all courses excluding short course and for international students. Payment plans are not available for the tuition fee costs of enrolments in VET Student Loans or FEE-HELP eligible courses.
  • Payment plans can include part or all of your course costs.
  • The payment terms are up to the duration of the enrolment. Frequency of payments can be altered.
  • Your direct debit arrangement is with Debitsuccess, and you must abide by its terms and conditions as set in your contract. The Debitsuccess contract  must be completed and signed by the student.
  • If the student is under 18 when applying for the payment plan, a guarantor form must be completed and the Debitsuccess contract counter-signed by a parent or guardian.
  • If the bank account or credit card payment details are not those of the student applying for the payment plan, the "owner" of the account must complete and sign a Direct Debit Authority form.
  • Debitsuccess administration and billing fees are not refundable for any withdrawal.
  • Chisholm may apply a $50 administration charge for any withdrawal within 28 days of course commencement in the year.
  • If you default on your agreement, Chisholm has the right to suspend your enrolment and restrict access to Chisholm goods and services until the default is rectified.
  • Chisholm will withhold any certification or results statements until the course has been paid in full.
  • The direct debit agreement must end within 12 months of its commencement and/or before your course end date.You may extend and vary your agreement if you enrol in additional units/subjects after the 23 months of that current agreement.

What happens if I withdraw from my course or some classes?

Subject to Chisholm's 'Fees and Charges' and 'Withdrawals, Refunds and Breaks in Study' policies, a student may be liable for all their fees and charges even if they withdraw. If a student withdraws within the refund period stipulated in policies, the payment plan will be adjusted as required. Students remain liable for their payments when they withdraw 28 days after their course commencement for the year.

Download the Fees and Charges policy

Download the Withdrawals, Refunds and Breaks in Study policy