Resources, Forms & Information for Current Students:
This section contains resources (forms; guides; handbooks) that support Whitehouse Policies and Procedures and that students can use when needed. The material is organised and grouped into three areas: (i) generic forms that apply to all students and courses; (ii) forms specific to Higher Education students / courses, and (iii) forms specific to Vocational Education and Training students / courses.
Generic - All Students/Courses
Vocational Education & Training (VET)
Student Handbook – VET for Schools
The Whitehouse Institute of Design has two specialist design libraries. The John Henry library in Sydney and the Melbourne Campus library. Together, both libraries feature a growing physical and digital collection of items to support the scholarly and research needs of our students and staff.
The Library website provides full information about the library and allows users to:
- Search books and other resources on the library catalogue
- Access their library accounts to check for current loans, make renewals, loans history and overdue fines
- Browse a wide range of online resources including the EBSCO Art & Architecture Research Database.
Bachelor of Design - Domestic Students
The Tuition Fee schedules apply for 2023 only and are subject to annual review and alteration. All fees are in Australian Dollars and inclusive of GST where GST is applicable. The Fee documents attached are for tuition only and do not include course material costs. For further information on course material cost estimates please call us on 1300 551 433 and ask to speak with the Admissions Team.
Tuition Fee Payment Options
You can choose to pay your tuition fees in the following ways:
- FEE-HELP Assistance
- Pay Fees Upfront
- Upfront Payment for Single Unit/s + FEE-HELP
Tuition fees for each study period are to be paid in advance before the commencement of each study period. You can either elect to pay upfront, in full or a portion upfront, with the balance deferred to FEE-HELP.
If you elect to pay your tuition fees up front, this does not prevent you from accessing FEE-HELP at any time, provided an electronic Commonwealth Assistance form (eCAF) to defer tuition to FEE-HELP assistance lodged before the relevant Census Date for the study period.
FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that helps eligible Australian fee-paying students (full-time or part-time) pay their tuition fees.
FEE-HELP can cover all or part of your tuition fees. The Australian Government pays the amount of the loan direct to Whitehouse. You’ll make repayments on your loan through the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) whenever your income is above the threshold, or you can make voluntary repayment to ATO at any time.
No interest is charged on your FEE-HELP loan, however, the Commonwealth Government applies a one off loan fee and it is indexed each year with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in line with the cost of living.
The Government’s Study Assist website provides more information about FEE-HELP, eligibility and your rights & obligations.
To be eligible for FEE-HELP you must be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa whilst remaining a resident in Australia, or a permanent visa holder who is undertaking study for overseas-trained professional and will be a resident in Australia for the duration of studies.
When is a FEE-HELP debt incurred?
You incur a FEE-HELP debt immediately after the census date for the study period for which you received FEE-HELP assistance. If you have requested a FEE-HELP loan, but change your mind about studying, you must cancel or defer your enrolment in writing from the subject(s) on or before the census date or you will incur a debt to the Commonwealth Government.
*This information is current as of 18 October 2017. Any changes to government legislation will be updated when available. For more information about FEE-HELP, your rights & obligations, please visit the Commonwealth Government website: http://studyassist.gov.au/FEE-HELP
Cancellation and Refund Policy
By accepting a place in any one of the Whitehouse Institute’s courses, the student enters into an agreement to study a course for the expected published duration of the enrolled program of study – their enrolment then is bound by the terms and conditions of the Cancellation and Refund Policy. Download a copy of the Cancellation and Refund Policy.
Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia is registered by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and as such Youth Allowance or Austudy or other financial support options are available for eligible Australian citizens attending Whitehouse. Further information www.centrelink.gov.au.
Whitehouse meets the tuition assurance requirements under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (Cth) by:
(i) supporting students to enrol in a replacement course with another provider, if they choose this option and a suitable course / provider is available, OR
(ii) will re-credit the balance of their tuition fees via a financial Deed of Guarantee.
Click here to read the Tuition Assurance Statement in full.