Fee Structure

Fee Structure 2018 – in AUD only

Course Enrolment Fee (Non Refundable) Cost – Per Unit of Competency
Certificate 3 Guarantee Program:
CHC30113
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care
N/A Under the Certificate 3 Guarantee funding, eligible students contribute the following co-contribution fees towards their course. Total course fees payable by the student.  Queensland Residents Only. Contact the AIECS team for more details – eligibility criteria applies!  https://training.qld.gov.au/providers/funded/certificate3

  • Non Concession:  $28.88 per unit
  • Concession:  $25.97 per unit.

Funded by the Queensland Government.

Fee for service:
CHC30113
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care
$200.00 $155.00 per unit
Traineeship:
CHC30113
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care
N/A $1,324.00 – Total course fees payable by the Trainee.(Concession rates apply if student holds a valid concession card – must provide proof)
Higher Level Skills Program:
CHC50113
Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care
N/A Under the Higher Level Skills Program, eligible students contribute the following co-contribution fees towards their course. Total course fees payable by the student. Queensland Residents Only. Contact the AIECS team for more details – eligibility criteria applies!  https://training.qld.gov.au/training/incentives/highskills

  • Non Concession:  $30.00 per unit
  • Concession:  $15.00 per unit
 Funded by the Queensland Government.
Fee for service:
CHC50113
Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care
$200.00 $165.00 per unit
Apprenticeship:
CHC50113
Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care
N/A $3,260.00 – Total course fees payable by the Employer/Apprentice. (Concession rates apply if student holds a valid concession card – must provide proof)
Early Childhood Teacher Bridging Program CHC50113  Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care  N/A Under the Early Childhood Teacher Bridging Program, eligible students contribute the following co-contribution fees towards their course.Total course fees payable by the student. Queensland Residents Only Contact the AIECS team for more details – eligibility criteria applies!

  • Non Concession:  $30.00 per unit
  • Concession:  $15.00 per unit

 Funded by the Queensland Government.  This course will cease at the end of 2019. 

Higher Level Skills Program:
CHC62015 
Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
 N/A Under the Higher Level Skills Program, eligible students contribute the following co-contribution fees towards their course. Total course fees payable by the student. Queensland Residents Only. Contact the AIECS team for more details – eligibility criteria applies!  https://training.qld.gov.au/training/incentives/highskills

  • Non Concession:  $40.00 per unit
  • Concession:  $20.00 per unit
 Funded by the Queensland Government. 
Fee for Service:
CHC62015 
Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
$200.00 $175.00 per unit 
Textbook – Karen Kearns – The Big Picture 3rd edition (can be purchased independently)Textbook – Karen Kearns – Birth to Big School 3rd Edition (can be purchased independently) N/A $82.00 – paper based text + postage & handling (P.O.A) OR:
$45.00 – e-text
Textbook – Karen Kearns – Frameworks for Learning and Development 3rd edition (can be purchased independently) N/A $82.00 – paper based text + postage & handling (P.O.A) OR:
$45.00 – e-text
Textbook – Karen Kearns – The Business of Childcare 3rd edition (can be purchased independently) N/A $82.00 – paper based text + postage & handling (P.O.A) OR:
$45.00 – e-text  

Also ask us about our availability, your eligibility and pricing for the User Choice Traineeship and Apprenticeship programs offered by our Institute which are funded under the Queensland Government’s Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.

Discount offers
5% discount when you purchase five Full Fee Units in one transaction, excludes Funded Courses, Traineeships & Apprenticeships
Miscellaneous Fees
Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC) or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for Certificate III, Diploma and Advanced Diploma. $140.00
Credit Transfer  –  A Consent Authority Form to Release Information on the Students behalf must be completed, signed and dated. NO FEE FOR ENROLLED STUDENTS
Replacement of eText Books and Text Books At Cost Price 

  • $45.00 eText Book
  • $72.00 – $82.00 Text Books

(Plus Postage and Handling)

Reassessment Fee $50.00
(for third independent assessment)
Replacement Qualification/Statement of Attainment  –  An application for replacement of Certification Documents and a Statutory Declaration Form must be completed, signed and dated. $25.00 each
Mapping fee (prior to enrolment) $50.00
Replacement of units of competency for lost or stolen modules Purchase price of unit
Replacement of RPL materials $20.00 each
Workshop invonvenience fee (only charged when a student fails to attend a booked workshop) 50% charge of workshop
Replacement of Workplace Observation Clusters $20.00
Breakdown of Student Fees Paid $20.00

Refund Policy

***  All students have a cooling off period of 10 days after their confirmed enrolment – applications for a cancellation/refund must be made in writing to the Australian Institute of Early Childhood Studies within 10 working days of the Students confirmed enrolment – students will receive a full refund.

Applications made after 10 days will be at the discretion of Management and will incur a fifteen percent (15%) administration fee.

 

Fee for Service Training

This policy is to ensure that a full refund of enrolment fees will be made if a course is cancelled by the Australian Institute of Early Childhood Studies for any reason.

Refund Applications made after 10 days will be at the discretion of Management and will incur a fifteen percent (15%) administration fee.

Refunds will be considered on a pro-rata basis for students who fall ill or are injured to the extent that they can no longer undertake the course providing a supporting Medical Certificate is supplied to the Australian Institute of Early Childhood Studies. However, should participants wish to finalise incomplete units of competency in a future course the original fee can be used as a credit towards that course within three months of initial payment.

In all other cases, refunds are at the discretion of the Directors of the Australian Institute of Early Childhood Studies and may be negotiated on an individual case-by-case basis.

 

Fees Paid in Advance:

Students who choose to pay fees up-front and leave before finalising their course, should apply for refund before processes of assessment begin, in which case fees may be refunded on a pro-rata basis.
However, should participants wish to finalise incomplete units of competency in a future course the original fee can be used as a credit towards that course within three months of initial payment.

 

User Choice Funded Trainees and Apprentices:

Australian Institute of Early Childhood Studies will provide refunds to User Choice funded Trainees/Apprentices/Employers for tuition and/or student support services fees in accordance with contractual requirements.

The Australian Institute of Early Childhood Studies will offer a full refund to the intended Trainee/Apprentice/Employer should they decide to cancel their Traineeship/Apprenticeship prior to being signed up by the Australian Institute of Early Childhood Studies representative.

Any modules purchased by an existing student of the Australian Institute of Early Childhood Studies which have not been submitted and assessed prior to being signed as an Apprentice or Trainee will be used as credit towards the tuition fees involved in becoming a Trainee or Apprentice. Modules which have been purchased and previously assessed will not be used as credit towards the student’s tuition fee.

Should a Trainee or Apprentice cancel their training contract – no refunds will be given for any unit that they have received training in.  To obtain competency in outstanding modules re-enrolment into the college will be required at such a time.