School tuition fees

MAINSTREAM TUITION FEES FOR OVERSEAS FEE-PAYING STUDENTS

All tuition fees are reviewed annually. If new fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced.

2018 Fees

School level ​MainstreamWith IEC*With ESL**
​Kindergarten (not compulsory)  
$7,505 ​-​-
​Primary (Pre-primary to Year 6)
$14,009​$17,009 ​$15,509
Lower Secondary (Yr 7 - 10)
​$16,615​$19,615 ​$18,115
​Upper secondary (Yr 11 - 12)
$18,243​$21,243 ​$19,743

2017 Fees

School level ​MainstreamWith IEC*With ESL**
​Kindergarten (not compulsory $7,350 ​-​-
​Primary (Pre-primary to Year 6)
$13,730​$16,730 ​$15,230
Lower Secondary (Yr 7 - 10)
​$16,280​$19,280 ​$17,780
​Upper secondary (Yr 11 - 12)
$17,880​$20,880 ​$19,380

Tuition fees apply to holders of a scholarship that also sponsors their dependant children.

Fees for visitor visa short term placements

2018 Fees

School level 0 - 5 weeks ​6 - 10 weeks
​Kindergarten
(not compulsory)
$938$1,876
​Primary (Pre-primary to Year 6)
$1,751$3,502
Lower Secondary (Yr 7 - 10)
​$2,077$4,154
​Upper secondary (Yr 11 - 12)
​$2,280​$4,561

2017 Fees

School level 0 - 5 weeks ​6 - 10 weeks
​Kindergarten
(not compulsory)
$919$1,838
​Primary (Pre-primary to Year 6)
$1,716$3,432
Lower Secondary (Yr 7 - 10)
​$2,035$4,070
​Upper secondary (Yr 11 - 12)
​$2,235​$4,470


Additional costs apply for students requiring English language support or with disability.

Learn how you can pay your school fees to TIWA.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUPPORT

Students that require additional English language programs on arrival at a public school can participate in: 

  • an Intensive English Centre (IEC) program; or  
  • an English as an Additional Language or Dialect (ESL) program. 

INTENSIVE ENGLISH CENTRE (IEC) *

An additional fee of $3,000 a year applies for placement in an Intensive English Centre (IEC)

Intensive English Centres (IECs) provide a specialist 12 month English language program to eligible Stage 1 students who are in the early stages of English language acquisition - primarily those who are newly arrived in Western Australia. IECs have continuous enrolments and exit students into mainstream schooling at the end of each term (primary) or the end of each semester (secondary.

Information about primary and secondary IECs is available on the Department of Education website

ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE OR DIALECT (ESL) **

An additional fee of $1,500 a year applies for ESL specialist support
ESL specialist support is provided at selected schools for students who have either moved from an Intensive English Centre to mainstream schooling or students who require specialist English language support to access the curriculum.

For more information about these options please visit the English language requirements section

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITY

Students with disability may require specialist disability provision or support to participate in education.  An additional fee may apply for placement in a mainstream school or in a specialist disability provision.

Student eligibility for placement in specialist disability provision is determined on a case by case basis by the Department of Education prior to placement.

Total cost for the overseas tuition fee and specialist support fee may be as high as $25,000 per year.     

Other costs

The following expenses are not included in tuition fees and are to be paid directly to the school. Additional fees paid to the school include, but are not restricted to, the following:

  • school books (Years 7 to 12)
  • contributions, charges and fees
  • excursions, incursions and school camps
  • school uniform
  • transport to and from school
  • School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) fees
  • leasing or purchasing of computers
  • stationery
  • personal items
  • optional charges for students wishing to participate in activities such as golf or hockey, school ball, buying a leaver’s jumper
  • students will also need sufficient money for transport costs, entertainment and other personal expenses. This is around A$150 a week.

Overseas student health cover

Please note that the Australian Government requires all student visa holders and their dependants to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) which is approximately $583 for a single policy per year.

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