Domestic Fees and FEE-HELP

The Australian Government FEE-HELP loan scheme that assists students with tuition fees is available to the Academy’s eligible degree students. To find out more see our Financial Support page or visit the Government's Study Assist website.

New Zealand applicants please refer to the following FEE-HELP loan scheme information provided by the Australian Government:

New Zealand Study Assist or 
FAQ's NZ - Study Assist

Annual tuition fees for full-time domestic students commencing at the start of 2018 are as follows:

Annual tuition fees - Domestic

COURSE + Major Study Annual Fee Full-Time (Domestic)
Bachelor of Design Arts - Communication Design $23,173
Bachelor of Design Arts - Fashion & Costume Design $23,173
Bachelor of Design Arts - Filmmaking & Photography $23,173
Bachelor of Design Arts - Graphic & Digital Design $23,173
Bachelor of Design Arts - Interior Design $23,173
Bachelor of Design Arts - Visual Arts $23,173
  • Fees are billed per semester (2 times per year at 50% of the annual rate)
  • Please note that tuition fees may increase in subsequent study periods.
  • Before enrolling, applicants should read the Academy's Policy on Tuition Fee Refunds in the Assurances section of this website.
  • Part-time students pay pro-rata fees. Please consult the schedule of unit fees and census dates below for the units currently on offer.


The studios at the Academy of Design provide materials for students to study using a range of communication design, fashion & costume design, filmmaking & photography, graphic & digital design, and visual arts media. The computer labs are equipped with industry-standard computing equipment and software.

The Academy has strict rules in respect to the proper use of its resources and equipment, and students are required to sign agreements to that effect.

Students provide their own personal material requirements such as colour markers, folios and USB flash sticks. Students must also pay for printing and photocopying of their own work. You should budget on paying $300 to $500 per year for studio materials and production costs.

Students are given a list of Prescribed Texts at the start of each semester. These are essential. (Each unit also has a Recommended Reading list, though it is not necessary to purchase these titles.) You should budget on paying $150 to $200 per semester for textbooks.

Lockers are available for hire to store personal materials.

Unit Fees & Census Dates

NB: These fees apply to domestic students only. Fees for overseas students are available here.

Details for Electronic Funds Transfer

If you elect to pay your domestic student tuition fees upfront you need to refer to the Tax Invoice issued by ADA.  Details you will need to make an Electronic Funds Transfer are below:

  • Bank Name: HSBC
  • Account Name: ADA Designated
  • BSB: 343001
  • Account: 433 051 002
  • Reference: Student No. (as specified on Invoice)
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