Payment of fees

If you are a newly commencing student, you must pay your first semester tuition fees and any materials fee outlined in your Letter of Offer. The amount due and due dates will be documented on a notice sent to the address you provided to us.

Standard fee due dates for continuing students are:

  • Semester 1: 15 February and 15 April
  • Semester 2: 15 July and 15 September.

Late fees incur an administration fee of $200.

If you are a commencing student, you may be required to pay directly to us or an associated educational provider where an education package has been offered, such as with a university.

We will not accept liability for any fees paid directly to an educational agent, either in Australia or in another country, in relation to an application to study at Chisholm.

Fees are published on the international course pages on this website.

Commencing students must pay the fee specified on the Letter of Offer and provide the Course Acceptance form and evidence of payment before we will issue a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) for the course.

The amount due and due dates will be documented on a notice sent to the student’s address as provided by the student. It is the student’s responsibility to provide a current correspondence address to Chisholm.
Fees include the tuition fee, material fee and any other fees.

There are no enrolment or application charges for Chisholm courses. Enrolment and application charges may apply to an associated educational provider.

When full payment is not received by the due date, one or all of the following steps may occur:

  • Student will receive an Intent to Report letter, which will also outline the student’s appeal options
  • Late payment charge of AUD$200 will apply for students who receive an Intent to Report letter for unpaid fees.
  • The student’s enrolment may be cancelled subject to the appeals process and Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) guidelines. DHA may be informed of the enrolment cancellation, which may result in the student’s visa being cancelled.
  • The student may not be permitted to re-enrol at Chisholm.
  • Course certificate will not be issued and the student’s results will be withheld.
  • Outstanding fees will be followed up according to Chisholm debt collection processes

Offer of a place outlined in your Letter of Offer describes the fees for the course (unless otherwise specified). This means that if you choose to fast track your course and finish early, you are required to pay the entire course fee. In the case where you fail one or more units and you are required to re-enrol in these units, you are required to pay for repeat units as outlined in this policy.

Payment options

There are several ways to pay your fees: online, at the bank, telegraphic transfer, bank draft/cheque, on campus, by credit card or using StudentPay. The best option for most people is using online banking, or paying on campus with EFTPOS or credit card.

Bank draft or cheque

Make sure you include your name, Chisholm ID and the course you are studying on the back of the bank draft. Address the bank draft/cheque to "Chisholm Institute".

Bring it into the International office at Dandenong, or send to us (including your name and student ID):

Bank account details can be found on your letter of offer. Alternatively please contact us on and we will forward them to you.

Chisholm Institute
International Student Programs
PO Box 684
Dandenong VIC 3175

Telegraphic transfer

Make sure you include your Chisholm ID, full name and payers name as the reference. Provide a copy of the telegraphic transfer to Chisholm by emailing to

On campus

You can pay by credit card or EFTPOS. Tuition fees cannot be paid in cash on campus.

You can pay at any Student Administration counter:
Dandenong Building A
Frankston Building A
Cranbourne Ground Floor
Berwick Ground Floor

Provide a copy of the receipt to Chisholm by emailing to or bringing it to the International Student Programs office in Dandenong.

Credit Card

If you wish to pay by credit card, please contact the International Student Programs office on +61 3 9212 5040.

An assurance for parents and guardians

At Chisholm we understand that as a parent or guardian of a future international student you are probably involved in the search for and selection of an international training provider.

You want to know your money is being wisely invested, that your son or daughter has the best opportunity to gain the skills and qualification they are after, and that they will be safe and feel comfortable when they study in Australia.

You can be confident you're making the right decision when you choose Chisholm because:

  • We are a highly experienced provider of quality vocational, language and teacher education and training
  • Our trainers have extensive current industry experience and connections. They are frequently praised in student interviews for their friendly support and encouragement
  • The skills training we provide is designed to lead to jobs
  • A qualification from Chisholm is recognised throughout Australia and the world
  • There's an excellent support structure which offers students all the assistance they might need as they get settled into a new culture and a new education system
  • We are backed by government and comply with all requirements for international student education and training.