Fees & Scholarships

Marcus Oldham is continually seeking financial support for students via scholarships and bursaries. Students who can demonstrate need may receive assistance with finances, either through the College or from other sources.

Bursaries are made available by the College and individual payment plans of fees may be arranged in certain circumstances.

There may also be financial assistance from outside sources for students who meet specific requirements. Any student interested in financial assistance is invited to discuss the matter with Tony McMeel, Deputy Principal at any time – direct line (03) 5247 2903.

For further assistance, please also contact:
Centrelink – centrelink.gov.au
Study Assist – studyassist.gov.au

FEE-HELP Eligible students can apply for financial assistance under the Australian Government FEE-HELP program.FEE-HELP is a loan scheme which assists students to pay their tuition fees. FEE-HELP can cover all or part of the student’s tuition fees, up to a lifetime limit set annually by the Government and which is indexed. A loan fee of 25 per cent applies to FEE-HELP loans for undergraduate courses of study. The FEE-HELP limit does not include the loan fee, or any amount of increased HELP debt incurred by the student due to indexation. No loan fee is applicable to postgraduate courses.

The Australian Government pays the student’s tuition fee to the higher education provider on behalf of the student, and students begin to repay their FEE-HELP debt to the Australian Government once their income reaches a prescribed threshold.

The “Financial Cost per unit and workload” document in the FEES tab above, outlines the cost of individual units and workload. For more information visit the studyassist.gov.au website.

Allowances Students who are studying at Marcus Oldham are eligible to apply for either the Youth Allowance (under 25) or Austudy (over 25).There are many ways to be eligible for Youth Allowance and Austudy. Further information is available online centrelink.gov.au or from your local Centrelink office.

Residential Marcus Oldham students may also qualify for rent assistance – details are available from the links below. In addition, students are eligible to receive Spouse Allowance etc., where applicable.

HECS Please note that as full fee paying students, Marcus Oldham students are EXEMPT from paying the Higher Education Contribution Charge.
Scholarships Marcus Oldham offers a number of scholarships which are industry sponsored and awarded on an application and interview selection process. Bursary assistance may be available for students who demonstrate genuine financial need.

 
Course Unit Fees

Equine Facilities

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Here's some frequently asked questions

The postgraduate units are delivered online via a Learning Management System called D2L. Majority of the units are offered at each enrolment except for those with a workshop component (LDP605 and ARM503). You can individually tailor a study plan to include a combination of part-time and full-time study, and the flexibility to choose the order in which units are taken.

Full details on the courses and units offered can be found on the website. New students will be requested to complete the compulsory core units (CMI502 and ASA501) in the first four units of study, regardless of whether they are enrolled in the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master course.

The postgraduate program has several enrolment intakes that align with the Trimesters. The first round of enrolments occur in January, second round in May and third round in September (only for existing students). New students to the program who are enrolling for the first time can only enrol in the first or second round.

The enrolment process requires you to submit a copy of your curriculum vitae and certified transcript of results to the Director Postgraduate studies. To complete the eligibility process you will also need to answer some questions and do a brief phone interview.

Whilst eligibility for the postgraduate program is preferably a bachelor degree level, it is not mandatory to have previous study in agriculture or agribusiness. However, an understanding of Australian agriculture/ finance /business is beneficial.

Equine Management students are provided with paddock agistment with supplementary hay, for one horse. The additional costs associated with farriery, dentistry, veterinary and hard feed, are to be borne by the student. If a student cannot bring a horse, the College will lease a horse to the student for the year at a nominal rate. Equine students might also be able to seek reimbursement for some event entry costs by agreement with the course Director.

Upon enrolling, students are provided with a student handbook that covers procedures for reassessments and re-enrolments. There are fees associated with reassessment and re-enrolment.

The fees charged for postgraduate units are based on the distance delivery model. Marcus Oldham is committed to finding ways to better engage students with the College, with other students and with industry. Workshops, where offered, help achieve some of that richer learning but usually incur some additional cost. That cost is passed on to the relevant students. Marcus Oldham is committed to providing these opportunities in a cost-effective manner.

The Commonwealth government funds university places for part of the cost of delivering the course. The student is expected to contribute to the cost of the course as well and this is known as the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS). A student may defer their HECS using the Commonwealth Higher Education Loan Program HELP. This is known as HECS-HELP. As Marcus Oldham receives no government funding there are no Commonwealth Supported places and students pay full fees with the opportunity to access FEE-HELP.

A standard payment schedule will be forwarded to students studying on campus. Any variations to that payment plan need to be agreed by the Deputy Principal. Students studying units in Distance study mode will generally need to pay their fees upfront at enrolment or use FEE-HELP.

FEE-HELP is only available for tuition fees. The election as to what portion of the tuition fees a student wishes to place on FEE-HELP must be made prior to the Census Date for each period.

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