International Student Tuition Fees are protected by the Tuition Protection Services (TPS). The TPS is an initiative of the Australian Government to assist international learners whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study. The TPS ensures that international learners are able to either complete their studies in another course or with another education provider or receive a refund of their unspent tuition fees. Media Makeup is actively covered by the TPS. Further information can be found at www.tps.gov.au
International Learners are not required to pay more then 50% of their total tuition fees for a course before they commence unless the course has only one study period and does not exceed 24 weeks.
Incidental expenses are payable 30 days before course commence unless negotiated otherwise.
A fifty percent (50%) deposit of the course cost is required on enrolment to confirm a position in the course. The deposit is part of the total course cost. The deposit is refundable if the learner decides to withdraw from the course program and provides a written request at least 30 days before the commencement of the first study period.
Payments can be made either by electronic funds transfer, cash (in person only don’t send money) or credit card. We accept Visa & Mastercard only, please be aware that payments made by credit card attract at 2% fee. Payments made by fund transfer must include your full name so we can track your payment, and you are required to send a copy of the confirmation of payment.
Payment of Fees
International learners are required to pay tuition fees. The payment schedule is detailed in the letter of offer and provided to the learner prior to enrolment. Course Fee and Incidental Expenses are advertised on the website and are subject to change. Course Fees and Incidental Expenses are payable in $AUD. A deposit is required prior to the course starting. Learners will be invoiced at the end of a study period and will be required to pay for the study period in arrears.
Code of Practice
This sets out the guidelines for the ethical conduct of registered providers of courses to International Students. Media Makeup is a registered provider of courses for International Students and is committed to meeting educational standards outlined in the National Code of Practice issued by the Australian Government.
Changes Affecting Visa Status
Media Makeup is required by law to notify the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) whenever a student:
If you have changed your course and/or provider, you may need to contact your OSHC provider about maintaining Overseas Student Health Cover. You should contact DIBP, prior to making a decision, with any queries that you have regarding a change of visa status. Please also note that you are required to notify Media Makeup if you are applying to DIBP to change your visa status.
Tuition Fees and Refund of Monies Paid
All Media Makeup refunds will be made in accordance with the refund table and conditions contained in this form and in compliance with the Education Services for Overseas Students Act (“ESOS Act”) and the ESOS Regulations.
An international student or an intending international student must make any request for a refund in writing to:
International Student Liaison
PO Box 3090
Rundle Mall SA 5000
International students are required to undertake a fulltime program and attend no less than 80 per cent of classes within a given term and a minimum of 90 per cent for bodywork subjects. If classes are not attended a medical certificate will be required.
Requests for the deferment of studies are required in writing. Deferments may be granted by the organisation for up to 1 year providing advice is given in writing at least 2 weeks prior to the commencement of a given term. Deferments will only be granted between terms for all subjects or subject components successfully completed in the previous study period.
Media Makeup must notify DIBP of your decision to defer your studies in Australia. DIBP will defer the student visa up to 6 months. Over six months your visa will be cancelled, therefore you will need to reapply for another student visa prior to recommencing your studies. Please note that the final decision about your eligibility for a second student visa will be made by DIBP and will be based on your reasons for deferring your studies. Therefore, we strongly advise you contact DIBP to ensure that you will be able to resume your student visa status, prior to making your final decision to defer.
Please note that Media Makeup is required to notify DIBP of your deferment and you may therefore forfeit your current student visa.
There is no monetary action on deferments, however, please note that courses may be subject to change and you are required to check with International Student Liaison Officer, at the beginning of the year in which you intend to re-enrol, to ensure that re-enrolment is possible.
A student is only allowed to defer commencement or suspend studies of a course on medical grounds (with a medical certificate) or other exceptional compassionate circumstances.
If holders of a Student Visa have dependants who will be coming with them to Australia, they are required to make arrangements for the education of the dependant/s. Students should contact DIBP for more information about the status of dependants when intending to study in Australia. If you are accompanied by school aged dependents you will be required to pay the full fees for their schooling. Please note that International Learners are not eligible for travel concessions on public
transport in Australia.
Eligibility for Students Visa Status
Have you checked your countries Assessment Level? Full fee paying prospective students of Assessment Level 3-5 are encouraged to undergo pre-visa assessment before lodging an application for a visa to study in Australia. Self-assessment information can be obtained from your nearest Australian Embassy.
Overseas Student Health Cover
DIBP require mandatory, visa length health insurance for all student visa holders.
Refund of OSHC Payments
A student may apply directly to the OSHC provider for refund of monies paid if any of the following occur:
Withdrawal From a Course
Students are required to provide written notification of withdrawal from any course or study period, prior to the commencement of the enrolled course, in order to obtain a refund for that course. If a student withdraws from the course prior to the course start date but after the 30 days before the commencement of the course program, the deposit is non-refundable. However any incidental expenses will be refunded, less a $250.00AUD administration fee. This fee is in addition to the original student application administration fee. The student may defer their course to another intake date within a one year period from the initial course start date. If a student withdraws from the course after commencement of the course, then the student is required to pay any fees owing for the current study period.
All refunds claims will be paid to the student within four weeks from the date of receiving the notification of withdrawal. The 50% deposit will not be refunded. Refunds incur a $250.00AUD administration fee. Please check with the International Student Liaison Officer before withdrawing to ensure that it complies with your student visa requirements.
Please note that information about overseas students may be made available to relevant Commonwealth & State Government agencies.
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