Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)Fees
Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Info Corner for more information.
Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
Please contact us for more information.
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. Check your eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised place using our eligibility calculator.
2016 indicative fees:
- Government subsidised place (without concession) (February intake only): AU$6500.00* per annum
- Full-fee place (February intake - 2.5 year program): AU$13250.00* per annum
- Full-fee place (July intake - accelerated 2 year program): AU$16,562.50*^ per annum
Use our fee finder to get a full breakdown of your fees for this program.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$294 maximum fee for 2017.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide. Learn more about fees for vocational study.
Defer your payment
You may be eligible to apply for a VET-FEE HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of up to the full amount of your tuition fees.
More about fees and other costs
Through the Victorian Training Guarantee, eligible vocational education students can apply for a Government subsidised place.
For students enrolled in a Government subsidised place, this training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
RMIT offers vocational education places on a full-fee basis for students who are not eligible for a government subsidised place.
A vocational education full-fee place is a place at RMIT that receives no financial contribution from the Victorian Government. The fees cover the full tuition cost of a program.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2017 is $294.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may be able to apply for the VET FEE-HELP loan scheme.
VET FEE-HELP loans are available for eligible vocational education students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) enrolling in an eligible diploma, advanced diploma, full-fee vocational graduate certificate or vocational graduate diploma program and can be used to defer payment of up to the full amount of your tuition fee.
If your VET-FEE HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to the full amount of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.
You will only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this applies even if you are still studying).
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
How will this affect me?
Your eligibility to access VET FEE-HELP (VFH) is not the same as your ability to meet program entry requirements. To be eligible to apply for VFH, you must be assessed as being academically suitable to undertake a Diploma, Advanced Diploma, VE Graduate Diploma or VE Graduate Certificate. To meet these requirements, you must either:
- provide a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education as awarded by an agency or authority of any State or Territory; or
- complete an approved literacy and numeracy assessment and display competence at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy. RMIT must also be confident that the assessment has been completed independently and that you have the necessary competence.
See RMIT’s VE Enrolment Guide for further information. RMIT will inform you of your results as soon as practicable, and you are required to bring the completed document to your enrolment session. Your results will be retained as per RMIT policy, and may be provided to the Commonwealth if requested.
If you do not meet academic suitability requirements you will not eligible to apply for a VFH loan, but you may be considered for a place if you meet all other program entry requirements.
*From 1 January 2016 the Higher Education Support Act 2003 and the associated Higher Education Support (VET) Guideline 2015 require that all domestic students wishing to apply for a VET FEE-HELP (VFH) loan are assessed for academic suitability.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.