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Progression through all Levels of The Australian Ballet School is based on ongoing assessment and formal examinations. There is no rite of passage from one year Level to the next. 

After School & Full Time

Fee Schedule for 2020 - Local Students (Australia & New Zealand)

Level 1  $5,000
Level 2  $7,600
Level 3  $7,700
Level 4  $9,800
Existing Level 5  $10,325 (Diploma of Dance (CUA50113))*
New Level 5  $11,375 (Diploma of Dance (CUA50113))*
Existing Level 6  $10,325 (Diploma of Dance (CUA50113))*
New Level 6  $11,375 (Diploma of Dance (CUA50113))*
Level 7  $12,250 (Advanced Diploma of Dance (CUA60113))
Level 8  $12,687.50 (Graduate Diploma in Classical Ballet (10296NAT))

Other Fees

Levels 4 – 6
Nutrition Consultation Fees (approximately two consultations) $50 each

Level 4 – 7
Academic Studies at VCASS
Information coming soon.

Boarding Fees

Boarding fees are all-inclusive of accommodation, meals and House organised events/activities: $19,500

An additional fee will be charged for students requiring supervised airport pickup/drop off and accommodation during the student term breaks.


VCASS Annual Fees

VCASS is the academic provider for all full-time students at The Australian Ballet School in Levels 4-7. This enables students to complete their academic education alongside the core curriculum components of the School’s training programmes.

Level 4 – 7 students are invoiced separately by VCASS, a government school, for professional services.

By being enrolled at VCASS, students benefit from:

  • High level of expert instruction in a school dedicated to the performing arts
  • Handbook and course material
  • Creation and provision of class resources
  • Reports
  • Access to the cafeteria at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School
  • Access to the VCASS library, including IT access
  • Access to professional services of Student Counsellor
  • ID card, providing a number of useful student discounts

In certain cases, there are cost-savings which can be applied for through VCASS:

  • Families in need can apply for the Educational Maintenance Allowance ($300 approximately) to assist in covering the VCASS fee.
  • The VCASS Conveyance Allowance can be applied for to give generous travel concessions (up to approximately $525) to those not living in the immediate area. To receive this allowance from the Department of Education & Training, a student concession myki card must be purchased and the student must live further than 4.8km away from the school in which they are enrolled.

For more information regarding the academic programme at VCASS for students of The Australian Ballet School, please visit the VCASS website at

International Students

Fee Schedule for 2020 - International Students

Diploma of Dance (CUA50113)

Level 5 - first year of Diploma course

Annual Enrolment Fee AU$400
ABS Dance Tuition (Level 5) AU$11.375
English as an Additional Language (EAL) AU$3,500
Academic Tuition AU$7,800 (approximately)

Diploma of Dance (CUA50113)

Level 6 - second year of Diploma course

Annual Enrolment Fee AU$400
ABS Dance Tuition (Level 6) AU$11,375
English as an Additional Language (EAL) AU$3,500
Academic Tuition (approximately) AU$7,800 (approximately)


Diploma of Dance total course fee (based on two-year enrolment):  AU$49,400 (approximately)

Advanced Diploma of Dance (CUA60113)

Level 7 - one year course only

 Annual Enrolment Fee AU$400
ABS Dance Tuition (Level 7) AU$12,250
English as an Additional Language (EAL) AU$3,500
Academic Tuition AU$7,800 (approximately)

Graduate Diploma in Classical Ballet (10296NAT)

Level 8 - one-year course only

Annual Enrolment Fee AU$400
ABS Dance Tuition (Level 8) AU$12,687.50
English as an Additional Language (EAL) AU$3,500
Academic Tuition N/A

Other Fees

  • Application fee AU$400
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) approximately AU$400 per annum
  • Nutrition Consultation Fees (approximately two consultations) AU$50 per consultation
  • Annual uniform costs varies across Levels
  • Airport pick up fee (if required) approximately AU$300
  • Boarding fee AU$19,300


  • Invoices are issued in December.
  • Consistent with common practice of international students in Australia, 50% of tuition fees are payable upfront by the due date as stated on their invoice, with the balance of fees being required before commencement of Term 3.
  • Students are required to pay their tuition fees by the due date stated on the invoice or enrolment may, at the discretion of the Director, be withdrawn.
  • International Student Visa (when current visa expires) to be arranged and paid for by student.

ITP Students

See our Intra/Interstate & International Training Programme (ITP) page.