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COURSE FEES & POLICIES

Easy fee payment for your course

  • You are invoiced with payment details for each new unit of study.
  • Your course cost is paid over monthly payments for each unit fee, or before you start your next unit.
  • Payment is to be made prior to starting each unit.
  • Fee payments to First Door are generally made by our students through internet banking. Please contact us if you need to arrange another payment method.

Reduce your course fees with our Government funded Early Childhood courses

Find out if and how you qualify for Government funding here. 

First Door is a pre-qualified supplier for Government funding for Certificate lll or Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care courses. Through Government funding your fees can be reduced to $25 per unit, or if you are a Year 12 graduate within one year of finishing Year 12 you are eligible to study for free. 

Note: Further fee exemptions to $10 per unit apply if you have a Health Care Card, or are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. You are also able to apply for full fee exemption from Student Contribution fees if payment of these would cause you extreme financial hardship.

Your course investment

Non-refundable Enrolment Fee $175 
First Door invests in a thorough and personal enrolment process to understand each student’s individual learning needs and to establish the appropriate training plan for each student. This fee is charged to all enrolling students (except Apprentice & Trainee students) and is non-refundable to contribute towards the cost of getting you underway in your course and providing you with your course resources and text books.

Unit fees 
The investment for each unit of the course includes the cost of: First Door unit resources, a workshop, personal mentoring, study support and assessment. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a certificate for their nationally accredited qualification and are invited to attend a graduation ceremony.

Qualification and funding options

Enrolment Fee

Unit fee payment

Course Cost

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Higher Level Skills - Govt funded

$175 
non-refundable

$25 per unit: 
Contribution fee

$850 course cost: 27 units
+ HLTAID004 unit fee

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Full fee paying

$175
non-refundable

$195 per unit: 
for 27 units

$5,440 course cost: 27 units 
+ HLTAID004 unit fee

Certificate lll in Early Childhood Education and Care
Fee free for Year 12 graduates - Govt funded

$175 
non-refundable

No charge:
Fee free

$175 course cost: 27 units
+ HLTAID004 unit fee

Certificate lll in Early Childhood Education and Care
Certificate 3 Guarantee - Govt funded

$175 
non-refundable

$25 per unit:
Contribution fee

$600 course cost: 17 units
+ HLTAID004 unit fee

Certificate lll in Early Childhood Education and Care
Full fee paying

$175 
non-refundable

$195 per unit: 
for 17 units

$3,490 course cost: 17 units
+ HLTAID004 unit fee

Diploma of Leadership and Management

$175 
non-refundable

$230 per unit 

$2,935 total course cost
$230 per unit for 12 units

 

Apprentice & Trainee funding option

Enrolment Fee

Unit fee payment Course Cost
Certificate lll in Early Childhood Education and Care
Traineeship student - school student
$0 $0 $0

Certificate lll or Diploma of Early Childhood E&C
Yr 12 Fee-free training as trainee or apprentice

$0 $0 $0

Certificate lll in Early Childhood Education and Care
Traineeship student

$0
N/A

$85 per unit: 
Contribution fee

$1,445 course cost: 17 units
+ HLTAID004 unit fee

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Apprenticeship student

$0
N/A

$112 per unit
Contribution fee 

$3,024 course cost: 27 units
+ HLTAID004 unit fee


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) $145 per unit

Please be advised that a RPL unit requires thorough assessment processes, and may require a combination of: completion of a workbook, evidence collection and workplace observation.

Issuing Replacement Certificates $10 per certificate
First Door will issue replacement certificates subject to receipt of a Statutory Declaration, stating previous enrolled name and address and current name and address and the reason for the replacement. The replacement certificate fee covers the cost of postage and handling.

Fee Protection and Refunds
All fees paid in advance are protected. We safeguard all student fees made in advance until the student’s successful conclusion of units to the value of the advanced payment. If First Door has to cancel the course a full refund will be given, including all administration fees.

If a student provides one week notice to cancel prior to the course starting date, they will receive a full refund less the non-refundable enrolment fee. Cancellations after the course has begun will be dealt with on a case by case basis to ensure that First Door has done everything within its ability to assist the student in completing the course.

Policies

Download our Policies Booklet - last reviewed June 2018