Home Based

In line with Department of Education policy, SIDE has contributions, charges and fees.

Year 7-10 Voluntary Contributions

Year 11 Subject Charges

Year 12 Subject Charges

School Based

High School and Senior High School Enrolments

Schools are required to contribute funds to the Department of Education to access courses offered by SIDE, and schools will be invoiced for the learning area and course costs for each student who is enrolled.

Senior high schools, high schools and agricultural colleges with Year 11 and 12 students enrolled in subjects through SIDE are required by DoE to contribute funds to access those courses. Based on the assumption that the full load for a Year 11 and 12 student is, on average five (5) year long courses, each course being studied through SIDE has been determined as 0.2 FTE of a student load.

School enrolments will be cross referenced with SIDE data in March of each year. The school contribution will be based on 0.2 FTE of a student load per subject enrolled at SIDE. Adjustments for these amounts will be made to one line budgets.

District High Schools, Remote Community Schools and Primary Schools

District High Schools and Remote Community Schools will be invoiced for the learning area and course costs for each student enrolment. Primary Schools enrolling secondary students negotiate payment arrangements directly with the SIDE Manager Corporate Services. The default position is that SIDE invoices the school.

Course Costs for Years 7-12 in Government Schools

Non Government Schools

All non government school student registrations through SIDE are to be charged at the full recovery rate.

These rates per student are:

  • Years 7-10 is $767 per term per Learning Area for Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences; and $767 per semester per subject for all other Learning Areas.
  • Senior Secondary course (or equivalent) is $3,221 per year.

Primary Languages

The price per student for SIDE languages programs will range from a maximum of $701 per student for schools with a primary student population of 200 or more, and will reduce for schools with small student populations, down to $5 per student for those schools with a primary student population of 61.

Schools with primary student populations of 60 students or less will not be charged.

A resource charge of $5 per student, per language will also apply.

Payment Methods

Payment may be in the form of Cheque or Money Order, payable to the School of Isolated and Distance Education.

Credit Card, EFTPOS or Electronic Transfer facilities are available and details are included on the Charges form.

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Refunds Process

Contact the Finance Officer (Cashier) on 9311 1400.

For more information see  Refund Guidelines.