For complete Information on all the fees and charges at CHC, please refer to the Fees & Charges Document on the Documents and Forms Page

Student Contribution Amounts & HECS-HELP

HECS-HELP is available for undergraduate Education students at CHC. To be eligible you must:

  • be in a Commonwealth supported place
  • be an Australian citizen or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa

From 1 January 2016 HECS-HELP is also available to students who hold a New Zealand SCV and who meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • the student arrived in Australia at least 10 years ago as a dependent child (ie aged under 18 years of age and did not have a spouse or de-facto partner); and
  • the student has been ordinarily resident in Australia for the previous 10 years (ie they have been here for the last 10 years – including resident for eight of the last 10 years, and 18 months of the last two years), and;
  • the student is otherwise eligible for HELP.

There are three ways in which you can pay your student contribution amounts:

  • pay in full up-front
  • pay some of your student contribution amount up-front and receive a HECS-HELP loan for the balance of your student contribution amount
  • receive a HECS-HELP loan for your full student contribution amount

If you do not meet the eligibility requirements for a HECS-HELP loan you must pay your student contribution amount in full up-front.

All commencing students will receive information regarding HECS-HELP with their offer materials. Students who have previously studied at CHC and are commencing in a new course at CHC are required to submit a new HECS-HELP form (this includes students who have transferred courses). If you require assistance regarding HECS-HELP, please contact Student Administration at sadmin@chc.edu.au.

Fee-paying and FEE-HELP

FEE-HELP is available for all Business, Liberal Arts, Social Science and Ministries students, as well as postgraduate Education students. To be eligible you must:

  • be in a fee-paying place
  • be an Australian citizen or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa

From 1 January 2016 FEE-HELP is also available to students who hold a New Zealand SCV and who meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • the student arrived in Australia at least 10 years ago as a dependent child (ie aged under 18 years of age and did not have a spouse or de-facto partner); and
  • the student has been ordinarily resident in Australia for the previous 10 years (ie they have been here for the last 10 years – including resident for eight of the last 10 years, and 18 months of the last two years), and;
  • the student is otherwise eligible for HELP.

There are three ways in which you can pay your tuition fees:

  • pay in full up-front;
  • pay some of your tuition fees up-front and receive a FEE-HELP loan for the balance of your tuition fees; or
  • receive a FEE-HELP loan for the full amount of your tuition fees

If you do not meet the eligibility requirements for a FEE-HELP loan you must pay your tuition fees in full up-front.

All commencing students will receive information regarding FEE-HELP with their offer materials. Students who have previously studied at CHC and are commencing in a new course at CHC are required to submit a new FEE-HELP form (this includes students who have transferred courses). If you require assistance regarding FEE-HELP, please contact Student Administration at sadmin@chc.edu.au.

OS-HELP

OS-HELP is a loan scheme to assist eligible Commonwealth supported students to undertake some of their studies overseas. This scheme is available to eligible students after they have completed a minimum of six months study on campus. It can be used for expenses such as airfares, accommodation and other travel or study expenses.

Further information about OS-HELP can be obtained from:

  • CHC Registrar’s Office Tel: +61 7 3347 7900

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Other Financial Support Services

Government Assistance

The following Government assistance is available to eligible Australian citizens:

  • Youth Allowance: If you are a full-time student and an Australian citizen aged between 16 and 24, you may be eligible to apply for financial assistance while you study. This is known as Youth Allowance.
  • Austudy: If you are a full-time student and an Australian citizen aged 25 years or more, you may qualify for Austudy benefits while you study.
  • Abstudy: If you are an indigenous student, ABSTUDY payments may help you go on to further studies.
  • Pensioner Education Supplement: If you receive any kind of income support, you may be eligible to apply to receive this supplement to assist with your education related expenses.

Further information on the assistant available contact:

Course and Tuition Assurance Arrangments

All CHC courses are covered by Course and Tuition Assurance Arrangements to protect your interests in the event that CHC should cease to be able to offer a course. These arrangements allow students to transfer with full credit into comparable courses. There are separate arrangements covering domestic and overseas students.

If CHC is unable to continue to offer a course of study in which students are enrolled, students will either receive a refund of any unspent Student contribution amount or tuition fee for any incomplete units of study, or the funds paid will be transferred, with student’s’ agreement, to the second provider with which they enrol.