2018 Schedule of Fees Local Students (incl.  NZ Students)

2018 Schedule of Fees International Students                    

After School & Full Time

Fees Schedule for 2018
Local Students (Australia & New Zealand)

Level 1  $4,800
Level 2  $7,300
Level 3  $8,400
Level 4  $10,550
Level 5  $11,350
Level 6  $11,350
Level 7  $11,600
Level 8  $12,150

Other Fees

Levels 4 – 6
Nutrition Consultation Fees (approximately two consultations) $48 each

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

Family Discounts

Family discount of 10% is applied to the tuition invoice for Melbourne After School and Full-Time students of a family attending the School at the same time.

Boarding Fees

Boarding fees are all inclusive of accommodation, meals and House organised events/activities: $19,300

An additional cost 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 www.vcass.vic.edu.au.

International Students

Fee Schedule for 2018- International Students

Diploma of Dance

Level 5 - first year of Diploma course

Annual Enrolment Fee AU$250
ABS Dance Tuition (Level 5) AU$11,350
English as an Additional Language (EAL) AU$2,500
Academic Tuition AU$13,500

Diploma of Dance

Level 6 - second year of Diploma course

 Annual Enrolment Fee AU$250
ABS Dance Tuition (Level 6) AU$11,350
English as an Additional Language (EAL) AU$2,500
Academic Tuition AU$7.000

Advanced Diploma of Dance

Level 7 - one year course only

 Annual Enrolment Fee AU$250
ABS Dance Tuition (Level 7) AU$11,600
English as an Additional Language (EAL) AU$2,500
Academic Tuition AU$7,000

Graduate Diploma in Classical Ballet

Level 8 - one year course only

Annual Enrolment Fee AU$250
ABS Dance Tuition (Level 8) AU$12,150
English as an Additional Language (EAL) AU$2,500
Academic Tuition N/A

Other Fees

Application fee AU$160
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Approximately AU$420
Nutrition Consultation Fees (approximately two consultations) AU$48 per consultation
Annual uniform costs for female students average AU$500 plus shoes
Airport pick up fee (if required): Approx 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


Intrastate/Interstate/International Training Programme (ITP)