Diploma of Business (Public Relations)Fees
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.
2018 indicative fees:
- Government subsidised place: AU$8500* per annum
- Full-fee place: AU$10500* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$298 maximum fee for 2018.
- 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 Student Loan, which can be used to defer payment of your tuition fees, up to the maximum loan amount for your program.
More about fees and other costs
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 2018 is $298.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
VET Student Loans
The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the VET Student Loans scheme (VSL), which allows eligible students in eligible programs to defer payment of their tuition fees, up to the maximum loan amount for their program.
How does a VET Student Loan work?
If your VSL application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT your tuition fees on your behalf, up to the maximum loan amount for your program.
If your program is eligible for the VSL scheme and has a loan cap that doesn’t cover the total amount of the tuition fees for your program, then you’ll need to pay RMIT the difference once you exceed the cap.
Your VET Student Loan becomes part of your Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt. You will start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is adjusted each year (this also applies 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.
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.