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2017 fee schedule for Approval of School Providers to Deliver Courses to Overseas Students (effective 1 January 2017)

The NSW Education Standards Authority is the designated authority for approving NSW school providers delivering courses to overseas students in accordance with the provisions of the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000.

The following fee schedule applies to NSW school providers delivering courses to overseas students in 2017. The fees shown below reflect a Treasury Escalation Rate increase over the 2016 fees previously in place.

Annual fee

School providers approved to deliver school courses

total approved overseas student capacity of < 50 $2,155
total approved overseas student capacity of ≥ 50 $4,169

School providers approved to deliver school and ELICOS courses (NEAS Accredited)

total approved overseas student capacity of < 50 $2,710
total approved overseas student capacity of ≥ 50 $4,723

School providers approved to deliver school and ELICOS courses (not NEAS Accredited)

total approved overseas student capacity of < 50 $6,655
total approved overseas student capacity of ≥ 50 $8,668

Initial fee

per school provider seeking approval for school course/s $6,325
per school provider seeking approval for school and ELICOS course/s (NEAS Accredited) $6,878
per school provider seeking approval for school and ELICOS course/s (not NEAS Accredited) $11,865

Amend approval

Add a course to scope of approval

school provider per school course $1,261
school provider per ELICOS course (seeking NEAS Accreditation) $553
school provider per ELICOS course (not NEAS Accredited) $5,539

Establish/relocate to a new delivery site

school provider per site $2,735

Increase maximum student capacity

school provider per application $2,735

Administration fees

reinstatement after suspension $10,100
monitoring and/or extension audit and complaint audit $178
per hour

Full Fee Paying Overseas Students Higher School Certificate (HSC) Fee

per student entered as a candidate for the HSC $1,133

NESA Refund Policy for school provider fees

In some limited circumstances an applicant for approval may seek a refund of fees paid to the NESA. Requests for refunds must be made in writing to the

Director, School Registration and Accreditation
by email to: schoolrego@nesa.nsw.edu.au or
by post to: NSW Education Standards Authority
GPO Box 5300
Sydney NSW 2001

A refund may be considered when a school provider:

  • pays more than is required
  • decides to change details of the application for approval resulting in different fees
  • decides to withdraw an application for approval
    • a full refund will be considered if, at the time a request for a refund is made, the NESA has taken no action in assessing the application
    • a 50% refund will be considered, if at the time a request is made, the NESA has assessed the application and a Board Inspector has undertaken an inspection
    • there will be no refund if, at the time a request for a refund is made, the NESA has completed an assessment of the application and a Board Inspector has finalised a report
  • decides to cease operation as a school provider during the year
    • the annual fee may be refunded on a pro-rata basis to a maximum of 80 percent of the fee paid.

Notes

  1. Fees are exempt from GST.
  2. NESA fees are subject to annual review in line with cost movements.
  3. Providers will commence paying an annual fee for ELICOS in the year following initial approval by the NESA for ELICOS courses or the first renewal of that approval.
  4. Fees may apply when monitoring and/or extension is part of a condition of approval.
  5. Fees may apply when a complaint is found to be substantiated.
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