Tuition Fees 2015


Program CRICOS
Duration International Students
Total Program Fees (AUD$)*
Australian Citizens/
Permanent Residents
Total Program Fees
Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program TBA 2 or 3 trimesters $17,800 $10,100
Certificate IV
(Mixed English Program)†
TBA 3 trimesters $17,800 + $5,000 $10,100+ $5,000
Tertiary Access Program (TAP)** 072964G 1 trimester $8,900 $5,000
Diploma of Business 018819J 2 or 3 trimesters $23,400 $10,200
Diploma of Hotel Management 036635A 2 or 3trimesters $23,400 $10,200
Advanced Diploma
of Business
018817M 1 trimester $11,700‡ $5,100‡
Diploma of Science (Computing/IT) 032042C 2 or 3 trimesters $22,200 $10,200
Diploma of Communications and Creative Industries 022085G 2 or 3 trimesters $21,600 $10,200
Diploma of Science (Engineering Studies) 053592K 2 or 3 trimesters $22,800 $11,400§
Diploma of Science (Health Studies) 053592K 2 or 3 trimesters $23,400 $11,400

* All listed tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change.
† The additional fee of $5,000 for the Mixed English Program covers 15 hours of English language training a week for 12 weeks. This course combination will be spread over three trimesters.
‡ This fee is in addition to the standard Diploma of Business fee.
§ Australian Citizens cannot claim FEE-HELP for unit MTH001 (Advanced Mathematics).
** TAP students are required to complete three stream modules plus Communications Skills 11 (COM201) in one trimester to qualify for entry to the diploma. Failure to do so will require students to complete the full Certificate IV TPP program (eight modules). Special requirements also apply for this stream.

Academic English Fees 2015


English Programs



Tuition fee per week

Administration fee

Materials fee

Academic English (Elementary to Advanced) 071799A 10 weeks $4,250 $150 $115
20 weeks $8,500 $150 $180
30 weeks $12,150 $150 $210
40 weeks $16,200 $150 $285
50 weeks $19,750 $150 $285

* If you marginally fail to meet these requirements, contact PIBT for advice.

Important Information


FEE-HELP - is an Australian Government Loan Scheme that will assist eligible full fee paying students, who are Australian citizens, to pay their tuition fees at an eligible Higher Education provider. PIBT is an approved Higher Education Provider and can offer FEE-HELP to eligible students to assist them in the payment of all or part of their tuition fees.
FEE-HELP loan can cover all or part of a student's tuition fees. A maximum of A$85,062 or $106,328 (indexed) in tuition fees may be paid using FEE-HELP over a student's lifetime, depending on the course undertaken.

Please note: FEE-HELP is only available for Diploma programs.

For detailed information please refer to the Going to Uni Australian Government website and follow the links to 'Fees, Loans and Scholarships, or contact PIBT.

Program fees include:

  • Tuition (a minimum of 1 semester's fee is payable on enrolment)
  • Airport reception
  • Accommodation assistance on first arrival (Homestay Placement fee will apply)
  • Free English support and academic skills seminars relevant to Australian study methods
  • Orientation program
  • Access to library, computing, sporting and social activities
  • Assistance from Counsellor and Student Advisor if necessary
  • Free 250MB Internet download

Program fees do not include:

  • Books and stationery
  • Accommodation
  • Meals and Transport
  • Health Cover
  • Airfares
  • Visa processing fee
  • Uniforms and equipment for science students
  • Flying lessons for Aviation students

Unless otherwise stated, prices quoted above are exclusive of GST (goods & services tax).

Where a supply is not GST-free, GST of 10% will be charged in addition to the quoted price.*
NOTE: PIBT conducts 3 trimesters per calendar year: February; June and October. Most courses can be completed in 2 trimesters when taking 4 units per semester.

1. Fees

1.1. A full time study load is equivalent to four units.
1.2. Tuition fees, charges and accounts are payable in advance of each trimester/semester.
1.3. Students are not permitted to commence a trimester/semester until all outstanding fees, charges and accounts issued by PIBT or ECU are paid.
1.4. The total tuition fees stated in an Offer Letter are indicative only and are based on a full time study load for one trimester/semester. The final tuition fees incurred may vary depending on unit selections, study load and promptness of payment. Students will receive a credit to their account where the incurred tuition fees are less than the amount paid in advance.
1.5. PIBT has the right to increase tuition fees and charges from time-to time without notice.
1.6. Students enrolling in a second or subsequent trimester/semester at PIBT will be notified of the date by which payment and enrolment must be completed. Failure to enrol by the notified date may incur a penalty fee as detailed in the Results & Re-enrolment flyer.
1.7. Certain courses require the purchase of specialised equipment and/or clothing.
1.8. Should it be necessary for a student to repeat a unit, the full amount will be charged.
1.9. There is a 1.5% surcharge on credit card payments.

2. Payment deadlines

2.1 Unless determined otherwise, the due dates for payment of all fees payable are:
New International students: date shown on the Letter of Offer;
New Domestic students: date shown on the Letter of Offer;
Continuing International students: Close of Business (COB) on Friday prior to commencement of semester as shown on provisional invoice;
Continuing Domestic students: Close of Business (COB) on Friday prior to commencement of semester as shown on provisional invoice.

3. Response for non-payment of fees/non-enrolment in units

Failure Timing Response
Non-payment of tuition fees for continuing students By Monday of Week 0 of semester If PIBT does not receive fees due before enrolment opens for the semester, the student will automatically go on the Instalment Plan.
  1. The student will be sent a letter on Monday Week 1 of semester stating they have been placed on the Instalment Plan.
  2. A non-refundable 'Instalment Fee' of $200.00 will be charged to their account which covers the extra work and costs to set up the Instalment Plan. The student will pay their fees in two instalments:
    • First instalment - 50% of fees due by Friday Week 2 of semester
    • Second instalment - remainder of fees due by Friday Week 8 of semester
  3. If the student fails to pay the first instalment or the second instalment by the due date, they will be reported to DIAC for non-payment of fees. What this means is that the student visa may be cancelled and the student may not be able to return to Australia for 3 years.
  4. No other agreements or payment plans are available to students;
  5. The Hardship Payment Scheme (HPS) has been replaced by the Instalment Plan scheme; no application for the Instalment Plan is required.
Non-enrolment in units for continuing students By Monday of Week 1 of semester Students will be able to enrol in their units even if they have not paid fees.
  1. If the student does not enrol in their units before Monday of Week 1 of semester, a non-refundable 'Late Enrolment Fee' of $200.00 will be charged to their account;
    • The 'Late Enrolment Fee' covers the extra work involved in changing class sizes, rooms, timetabling, class rolls and teacher recruitment.
  2. If the student does not enrol in their units before Monday of Week 1 of semester, they will be at risk of:
    • missing classes which may result in attendance falling below 80% (attendance is taken from the first day of semester whether or not units have been chosen);
    • breaching visa conditions (PIBT are obliged to report students to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship [DIAC]); and
    • limiting their timetable options when selecting units.