Course Fees and Duration

How Much Will a Qualification Cost and How Long Will it Take to Complete?

Full Time Students

Part Time Students

Part time students complete the same assessment tasks as full time students.  They just complete them over a longer period.

If you want to study part time discuss your planned rate of completeion with the Principal or Student Liaison Officer and a fee schedule will be provided.   In general the total course fees will be the same as for full time students,  just spread out over your planned study duration.


2018 - 19 Course Fees


Tuition Fee per Term*


Full Time

12 Months / 4 Terms

Part Time

24 Months / 8 Terms

Certificate III in Visual Arts  $1800 $900
Certificate IV in Visual Arts
$2125 $1250
Diploma of Visual Arts

$2125 $1250
Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

$2125 $1250
 Payment Terms  Fees are payable each term in advance
  * International student levy is $500 per term

Fees include face to face tutored classes & use of studio facilities in scheduled open studio sessions

Fees do not include materials 


Studio Based Learning Format

Learning at Sydney Art School is done in a working studio where you will progress and complete assigned assessment tasks and be observed by assessors and other industry practitioners. The studio provides a hands on learning environment with a strong focus on skills development and producing artistic works.

Your Tutor

On enrolment you will be allocated a primary tutor.  The role of the primary tutor is to;

Your Attendance and Studio Sessions

During your time at Sydney Art School you will attend  2 types of Studio Sessions:

International students will need to attend Studio Sessions for at least 20 hours per week during school terms.

"Skills Development Studio Sessions" are groups where a tutor provides theoretical and practical instructions on specific technical skills such as drawing, painting or jewellery making. Full time students may attend up to 6 hours of Skills Development sessions per week.

"Open Studio Sessions" provide a collegiate environment where you can work alongside tutors and other students.  You will use these sessions to 

At least one tutor is present during any Open Studio Session.  They will not be providing specific demonstrations but are working on  their own art.  This gives you the opportunity to observe how they work in a professional practice environment. 


Other Fees & Charges

Material Fees:

Materials are not included in course fees unless otherwise indicated.


International Student Levy:

$500 per term 

Applicable to students who are sponsored by Sydney Art School for a Student Visa under the CRICOS program.


Qualification or Statement of Attainment Issuance Fee;

Statement of Attainment Issuance Fee: $100
Qualification Issuance Fee:  Initial $0,   Reprints $100

Service level times:
Standard: within 1 week
Priority: within 48 hours add $100 

Statements and Certificates are provided in electronic (.pdf) format.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is where you're competence against a Unit is assessed against evidence that you have collected through other courses or experience.

You will be asked to present your evidence firstly by use of an Assessment Workbook.  Your evidence will be reviewed by an assessor and may require a one on one interview with an assessor.

For students enrolled in a studio session at Sydney Art School RPL Fees are $200 per Unit.

For students not currently enrolled in a studio session at Sydney Art School RPL Fees Per Unit are:

  • Certificate IV Units: $250 per unit
  • Diploma Units: $300 per unit
  • Advanced Diploma Units: $350 per unit 

* Some Studio Sessions and Units may have additional fees  These will be indicated where applicable.