Fees for program accreditation from 1 January 2019

Accreditation fees are set on a cost recovery basis.

Programs currently accredited

  Annual fee (2019/2020 financial year)  $9,600.00
  Annual fee (2020/2021 financial year)  $9,850.00
  Annual fee (2021/2022 financial year) $10,100.00
  Annual fee (2022/2023 financial year) $10,350.00
  Annual fee (2023/2024 financial year) $10,600.00
  Annual fee (2024/2025 financial year) $10,850.00

Programs of study offered across multiple campuses receive a 50 per cent discount to the annual fee for each additional campus.

Where an education provider offers multiple programs of study, a 50 per cent discount will be applied to each additional program. A 75 per cent discount will be applied to fully embedded programs e.g. a Masters program when it is also delivered as part of a Bachelor/Masters program. There is no additional fee for embedded Honours programs when they are delivered concurrently with a Bachelor level program of study.

New programs seeking initial accreditation

Initial accreditation fee levied at the time the Stage 2 (initial desktop assessment prior to intake of students) accreditation application is received:

  2019/2020 $7,300.00
  2020/2021 $7,500.00
  2021/2022 $7,700.00
  2022/2023 $7,900.00
  2023/2024 $8,100.00
  2024/2025 $8,300.00

The annual fee will commence in the first year of delivery of a new program.

Site visit costs

A site visit fee will be levied at the time of a scheduled accreditation assessment visit. Scheduled visits include the Stage 3 accreditation site visit for new programs prior to the graduation of first cohort, and a re-accreditation site visit every five years for established programs.

  2019/2020 $7,300.00
  2020/2021 $7,800.00
  2021/2022 $8,000.00
  2022/2023 $8,200.00
  2023/2024 $8,400.00
  2024/2025 $8,600.00

An additional fee, typically $2,000 (+CPI) per day, will apply when a site visit requires concurrent review of programs delivered at more than one campus. Additional site visits e.g. to assess major changes to programs of study, will be charged on the same daily fee basis.

Site visits to programs delivered off-shore will be charged on a cost recovery basis.

The OTC will transparently adjust site visit fees where accreditations deviate from the usual process; for example where a site visit requires additional days as described above, or in other specific situations.  In these circumstances, liaison will occur with the head of program prior to the site visit.