Course Fees

  • 2019 Fees

    The fees applicable to specific categories of students are:

    Overseas Category

    Onsite Full-Time Students

    Fee

    $15,555.00

    Overseas Category

    Online Full-Time Students

    Fee

    $15,120.00

    Overseas Category

    Online Part-Time Students

    Fee

    $15,490.00

    Domestic Category

    Onsite Full-Time Students

    Fee

    $10,750.00

    Domestic Category

    Online Full-Time Students

    Fee

    $10,250.00

    Domestic Category

    Online Part-Time Students

    Fee

    $10,495.00

    A part tuition fee of $500.00 (or a completed Request for FEE-HELP Assistance form) is required to constitute acceptance of an offer. The balance of the full tuition fee for non-FEE-HELP applicants is payable in full no later than two weeks before the commencement of the relevant course (the enrolment date).

    If you expect to have difficulty in paying the fee, then you should discuss the matter with the Director PLT well in advance of the enrolment date. Course fees are reviewed every six months and may be subject to increase or decrease from course to course.

    Additional Charges

    Incidental fees are charged principally as a fine or penalty and imposed as a disincentive and not in order to raise revenue or cover administrative costs – as per 8.5.1 (d) of the Higher Education Provider Guidelines under the Higher Education Support Act 2003.

    Fee type

    Withdrawal Penalty (prior to Census Date)

    Fee

    $500

    Fee type

    Transferring course delivery mode

    Fee

    $300

    Fee type

    Replacement of Materials (reference and coursework)

    Fee

    $20 per individual set, $300 full set

    Fee type

    Replacement of lost keys and print/copy card

    Fee

    $50 per item

    For more on Withdrawal Penalties, go to:

    Important Information for Applicants

  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP

    FEE-HELP is available for PLT applicants. However, please note that FEE-HELP is available only if you are an Australian citizen or a student on a permanent humanitarian visa. If you are an overseas practitioner on a permanent visa for the purposes of bridging study, then you are NOT eligible for FEE-HELP for PLT.

    For eligible students, the tuition fee can be fully or partially covered by FEE-HELP. If you are not an Australian citizen or do not have a permanent humanitarian visa, then you will be required to pay the tuition fee upfront. All applicants wishing to access FEE-HELP loans must return a Request for FEE-HELP Assistance Form with their acceptance of offer (electronic versions of this form are acceptable). FEE-HELP forms will be emailed to applicants with the Offer Letter. Hard copies can also be posted by request to pltadmin@leocussen.edu.au.

    After you apply for FEE-HELP, if you disagree with a decision about re-crediting or remitting then please read the Centre’s FEE-HELP Review Procedures below.

    Overseas Students: Please note that overseas students may pay the course fee of  $15,555 by instalments. However, an application for permission to pay the fee by instalments must be made in writing to the Director PLT no later than two weeks before the commencement of the course (the enrolment date). Payments may be made by direct deposit, bank cheque/money order or credit card.

  • FEE-HELP Review procedures

    Introduction

    Leo Cussen Centre for Law has a review procedure for reconsidering decisions relating to a student’s Commonwealth assistance (conforming with s 19-45(1)(c) of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (Cth) (HESA). This review procedure is explained below.

    The review procedure complies with the provisions in the HESA concerning the review of decisions and with those of the Higher Education Provider Guidelines (s 238.10 HESA).

    Applying for a FEE-HELP review

    A student has the right to request a review of a number of decisions under the HESA, including a review of any decisions relating to re-crediting or remitting of Commonwealth assistance (s 206-1 HESA).

    A student seeking a review of a decision relating to the re-crediting of their FEE-HELP balance must make their request in writing either:

    • within 28 days after they have received the notice of the original decision; or
    • within any longer period that the reviewer allows.

    The written request must set out the reasons for requesting a review.

    Please deliver or send the request to the FEE-HELP Review Officer (in compliance with s 209-10 HESA) at Leo Cussen Centre for Law, 360 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000 or GPO Box 853 Melbourne 3001 or DX 460 Melbourne.

    Reviewing a FEE-HELP decision

    After we have received a student’s request for a review, we must give the student a written acknowledgement of receipt. In this notice we must also inform the student that if the Leo Cussen Centre Review Officer has not made a decision within 45 days after receiving the request, then the original decision is taken to be confirmed. If the original decision is taken to be confirmed, then the student may appeal to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). Our notice must also contain contact details of the nearest AAT and the approximate cost of lodging an appeal with the AAT.

    When the Leo Cussen Centre Review Officer has made a decision, they must give the student written reasons for the decision. Their notice must also inform the student of their right to appeal to the AAT and provide the relevant contact details and approximate cost of lodging an appeal (s 209-5 (5), (6) HESA).

    The Leo Cussen Centre Review Officer may confirm the original decision, vary it or set it aside and substitute a new decision. (s 209-5 (3) HESA).

    The Review Officer for 2017 is Elizabeth Loftus, Executive Director of the Centre.

    Fairness and FEE-HELP

    Leo Cussen Centre for Law takes seriously the issue of fairness to students. We comply with Subdivision 19-D of the HESA, which sets out the fairness requirements for higher education providers.

    Essentially, a higher education provider must treat fairly:

    • all of its students; and
    • all people seeking to enrol with the provider.

    Under our FEE-HELP obligations, we must make the opportunities and benefits of FEE-HELP equally available to all students, or classes of students, who are eligible to be paid the assistance.

    We have open, fair and transparent procedures, based on merit, for making decisions about the selection and treatment of students who are to benefit from Commonwealth assistance like FEE-HELP. When we make such decisions, Leo Cussen Centre for Law may take into account any educational disadvantage that a student may have experienced.

  • More Information

    Refer also to the Australian Government’s Study Assist program.

    For more on Withdrawal Penalties and Refunds, go to:
    Important Information for Applicants