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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

First Door qualifies for Government funding for our 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. Find out if and how you qualify for Government funding here. 

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.

 

Unit and course investment

The investment for each unit of the course includes the cost of: First Door 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

Course Cost

Unit payment

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Fee free training for Year 12 graduates - Govt funded

No charge 

Fully Govt funded:
$0 total course cost

No charge

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

No charge

$675 total course cost for 27 units
Student contribution fee 

$25 per unit

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Full fee paying

$65 & $110
text book fee

$5,440 total course cost
$195 per unit for 27 units

$195 per unit

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

No charge

Fully Govt funded: 
$0 total course cost

No charge

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

No charge

$425 total course cost for 17 units
Student contribution fee

$25 per unit

Certificate lll in Early Childhood Education and Care
Full fee paying

$65 & $110
text book fee

$3,490 total course cost
$195 per unit for 17 units

$195 per unit

Diploma of Leadership and Management

$65 & $110
text book fee

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

$230 per unit


Enrolment Fee
$65 
First Door invests in a thorough enrolment process to understand each student’s individual learning needs and to establish the appropriate training program for each student. This fee is non-refundable.

Text Book fee $110

This is a once only fee to contribute towards the text books that First Door provides as your resource for units in the course.

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 guarantee the company’s sound financial position and safeguard all payments 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 September 2017