Fees and Payment Requirements

School Fees & Charges 

In spite of substantial assistance received from the Australian and Victorian Governments, the financial contribution expected of parents is still considerable. Some of the costs listed below must be paid no matter which school a student attends. To enable parents to know clearly the full extent of their financial commitment the following summary is presented.

Yearly Costs

These annual costs consist of:

Fees and Charges
The College has annual charges for tuition, composite levies and compulsory camps. These combine to form the total College fees which are charged annually in advance in late November. It is compulsory to pay fees by Direct Debit (payment plans are offered in choices of four, ten or twenty instalments) or paying fully in advance and receiving a discount. Whilst every effort is made to contain costs, fees usually increase each year to cover staffing and other costs.

Composite Levies
These levies cover expenses associated with each subject. The levies cover costs of the College Planner and Annual, day excursions, films, visiting speakers and performers, notes and materials required by the particular subject. No requests for monies (except Residential Excursions which are optional) will be made of students during the year. No reductions are available in Composite Levies.

Compulsory Camps
All Year Levels, with the exception of Years 10 and 11 have a compulsory camp which is linked to education programs. It is expected that all students attend these camps. A medical certificate is generally required for any student unable to attend a camp. Costs vary according to the nature of the camp.

Student Textbooks and Stationery Items
Students are expected to purchase their own textbooks and stationery items. The College facilitates the buying of textbooks through an external provider. The sale of second-hand books is also through an external provider.

Music Tuition
Where private tuition is received by a student for a musical instrument, a separate fee is payable each semester. The fee charges are set by the Victorian Music Teachers’ Association.

Other Costs
Other costs may be applicable depending on options that students select, such as non-compulsory residential camps, VET and VCAL costs.

Initial & Periodical Costs
All these costs occur at the beginning of secondary schooling and at other times as required.

Each student must wear the College Uniform at all times, particularly when going to and from school and other occasions as directed. The approved sport Uniform must be worn for Physical Education classes, games and matches.  A second hand uniform shop is located at the Vermont South Campus.

College Bag
Each student must possess and use an official College Bag.  These can be purchased from the Cashier’s Office at the College.

2019 Fee and Charges Summary

Compulsory Charges


Tuition Composite Camp Fees Laptop Total per Annum
Year 7* $6,800 $850 $315 $1,469 $9,434
Year 8  $6,800 $850 $675 N/A $8,325
Year 9  $6,800 $850 $750 N/A $8,400
Year 10**  $6,800 $850 N/A Refer non-compulsory charges $7,650
Year 11  $6,800 $850 N/A N/A $7,650
Year 12  $6,800 $850 $220 N/A $7,870

*All Year 7 students are required to purchase a school selected Laptop which they will be required to use in Years 7, 8 and 9.

**In Year 10, students will have the option of purchasing a school selected Laptop or providing their own for Years 10, 11 and 12.

Reduction in Tuition Fees

Families with more than one child attending the College at the same time will receive a 15% discount for the second and 30% discount for the third child. No tuition fees are charged for the fourth or additional children. Families who wish to pay their tuition fees in full for the entire year are entitled to a discount of $100 per child, provided the fees are paid by 22 February 2019.

Less Sibling Discounts
15% discount on tuition fee only for second student -$1,020
30% discount on tuition fee only for the third student -$2,040
Fourth and subsequent students No charge

Other Non Compulsory Charges (as applicable) per student

Annual Cost
Instrument Hire $240
Music Tuition Individual Year 10-12: 45 minutes $1,972
Music Tuition Individual: 30 minutes $1,326
Music Tuition Group: 30 minutes $884
Music Tuition Individual: 60 minutes $2,652
Charter Bus Both Ways $980
Charter Bus One Way $490
Charter Bus Between Campuses Both Ways $560
Charter Bus Between Campuses One Way $280
Outdoor Ed Camp – Elective in Year 10 $550
 Approved by the College Board November 2018