Our programs are conducted over two semesters (each of 21 weeks duration) each each year. Semester 1 commences in the first week of February and Semester 2 commences in the first week of August.

Semester fees are calculated on the basis of $18 per hour. Fees must be paid in advance and can be paid by cash, cheque or credit card
(Please note: Credit Card payments will attract an additional charge equivalent to 4% of the amount required).

The fees schedule is as follows:

15 hours per week $5,670.00 per semester
10 hours per week $3,780.00 per semester
5 hours per week $1,890.00 per semester
20 hours per week $7,560.00 per semester



  • $A22,680.00 for Certificate IV over 63 weeks (3 semesters)
  • $A30,240 for Diploma over 84 weeks (4 semesters)
  • $42,120 for Advanced Diploma over 117 weeks (5.5 Semesters)

A non-refundable administration fee of $250.00. A deposit of $A340.00 is required on application to secure a place in the course.

Deposit will be deducted from first payment.


For example, full fees for enrolment in the Advanced Diploma are $A42,120.00 and the optional fee schedule is as follows:

Deposit $ 340.00
Semester 1 21 weeks $7,560.00
Semester 2 21 weeks $7,560.00
Semester 3 21 weeks $7,560.00
Semester 4 21 weeks $7,560.00
Semester 5 33 weeks $11,880.00

Students are required to sign a written agreement on payment of fees which sets out the services to be provided, fees payable and information about refunds of course money.
The payment of all fees and charges is receipted and dated at the time of payment. Accurate records of fees receipted and dated are maintained and secured.

Additional Costs
Completion of the course involves the use of drafting paper, special equipment and calico. For your convenience drafting paper and equipment is available for purchase from the school. Calico can be purchased locally. You should budget for approximately $2,500.00 per qualification.

Fees Refund Policy
If the Elizabeth Bence School of Fashion cancels any training session students are entitled to transfer to replacement training sessions at our school.

If students withdraw their application for enrolment before the course commences we will refund all fees paid (excluding the $340.00 enrolment fee).

No refund will be granted to a student whose enrolment is terminated for failure to comply with the Elizabeth Bence School of Fashion’s policies and procedures.

After course commencement if students withdraw from the course for whatever reason they will not be entitled to any refund. Every effort will be made to negotiate the transfer of training, at the school’s convenience, in the event of a prolonged illness or personal hardship.

Requests for refund should be made in writing to the Principal with documented evidence of the reason for withdrawal. Eligible refunds will be made within 4 weeks after receipt of the claim.

If the Elizabeth Bence School of Fashion defaults, we will make every effort to transfer the students’ enrolment to another college. If this is unsuitable the school will pay a refund of the total amount of the course money received from the student. This refund will be paid to students within 2 weeks of the default day with a statement explaining how the refund amount has been calculated. The school defaults if the course: does not start on the agreed starting date ceases to be provided before it is completed is not provided in full to the student

This fees refund policy does not remove students’ rights to take further action under the Australian Consumer Protection laws.

The Elizabeth Bence School of Fashion Complaints and Appeals Policy and Procedures do not circumscribe a student’s right to pursue other legal remedies.


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