Payment Process and Terms
Administration Fee Payment
The administration fee ($300) is payable upon your successful acceptance into the program. Upon sending you formal notification of your acceptance, ACICIS will issue you with an electronic payment link for this fee. Settlement of your administration fee is due within 7 days of payment link issuance unless otherwise negotiated and approved (in writing) by the ACICIS Secretariat. ACICIS will not commence work on setting up your professional placement until your administration fee has been settled. The administration fee is non-refundable.
Tuition Fee Payment
Upon your successful acceptance into the program, ACICIS will issue you with a second electronic payment link for payment of the ACICIS tuition fee ($2,700/$3,700). The tuition fee must be paid in full to ACICIS by 15 November. Unless otherwise negotiated and approved (in writing) by the ACICIS Secretariat, failure to settle payment of your tuition fee within the specified time frame will result in the forfeiture of your place on the program.
If you are a Commonwealth supported Australian university student, you may be able to partially or fully defer payment of your ACICIS tuition fee through HECS-HELP. Your ability to defer payment of the ACICIS tuition fee in this manner is dependent on the arrangements in place at your home university for the management of Commonwealth funding schemes. If in doubt, contact the ACICIS Secretariat for advice on who to speak to at your university about deferring payment of your ACICIS tuition fee via HECS-HELP.
Withdrawal and Refunds
The administration fee is non-refundable.
Withdrawal from the program after the tuition fee has been paid to ACICIS and up until 1 December will attract a withdrawal fee of $700 with the balance of the tuition fee being refundable. After 1 December, no refunds – partial or otherwise – will be possible.
If you are enrolled in a home university subject code for the purposes of undertaking this ACICIS program, arrangements for the withdrawal from this subject code – and any applicable financial and/or academic penalties – are determined by the regulations in force at your home university. You are advised to consult with your home university or faculty administration regarding applicable subject withdrawal policies, procedures, and penalties. If in doubt, contact the ACICIS Secretariat for advice concerning who to speak to at your university about this.
Full details of ACICIS’ practicum program withdrawal policy can be found here.