International Student Information

Accredited Courses

CUA41215 Certificate IV in Screen and Media

CUA41215 Certificate IV in Screen and Media

CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services)

CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services)

CUV60211 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

CUA60715 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

International Student Information

CRICOS Number: 02522B

Accredited Courses available for International Students are:

CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services) CRICOS Code 067464C
CUA60715 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts CRICOS Code 02522B

For official advice regarding studying in Australia please visit the Australian Government’s Study In Australia website.


English Requirements

All students whose first language is not English must demonstrate sufficient competency in spoken and written English to undertake the course. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection regulations require that prospective students demonstrate English language proficiency before they will be issued with a student visa. To prove that you have competent English you must have achieved a score of at least 6 for each of the four test components (speaking, reading, listening and writing) of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test that has been undertaken in the three years immediately prior to lodging the visa application.


Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

Immigration regulations require that full fee paying International students must show evidence of adequate health insurance arrangements in the form of International Student Health Cover (OSHC) being made prior to the issuing of a visa. This cover must be maintained for the duration of the students stay in Australia.

OSHC can be obtained through Australian Education Centres in the learner’s home country, through immigration agents in Australia, or directly with various Australian private health insurers. Some insurers will accept applications over the Internet. It is the learner’s responsibility to arrange OSHC.


Tuition Assurance

The College has full insurance cover under Australian government regulations that ensure tuition fees paid by overseas learners are protected. The College is a member of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) and subscribes to the ACPET Tuition Assurance Scheme.



There is a high demand for all types of accommodation in Sydney and students are advised to allow 3-6 weeks to find suitable accommodation. The College is happy to supply a list of Real Estate Agents, hostels, hotels and shared accommodation, but cannot arrange, nor recommend, accommodation. As the College is located close to the Sydney CBD, Sydney University and The University of Technology, learner accommodation in the vicinity is plentiful. International students may wish to avail themselves of “homestay” accommodation, details of which are available from Australian Education Centres located at most Australian Embassies.


Living Expenses

Australian Government statistics indicate that an International student requires a minimum of $18,000 to $21,000 AUD for living expenses in each year of study. Students should plan to have in excess of this amount to cover their initial costs of establishment, such as accommodation bond payment and basic household and domestic items.


Visa Conditions

International students should familiarise themselves with the conditions applying to the issuing of a learner visa for study in Australia . Information concerning learner visas may be downloaded from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website at The College does not offer advice as to the likelihood of a learner obtaining entry to Australia.



The College has no formal agents in Australia or overseas.

International students using an education agent should ask the agent to contact the College.


Course Fee Structure

Course Fee Admin fee* Total fee
CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services) $15,500 $2,500 $18,000
 CUA60715 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts  $15,500  $2,500  $18,000

All fees are in AUD $
*International Students only

A deposit of $1,500 is required to secure a place of enrolment. Deposits must be paid no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the commencement of the course. The deposit is non-refundable but can be transferred to a following same course, once only. Further, upon acceptance, International Learners are required to pay a non-refundable administration fee of $2,500.

The balance is divided into three payments of $4,666.67 due on the first day of term 1, $4,666.67 due on day 1 of term 2, and $4666.67 due on day 1 of term 3 – totalling $14,000. The college also offers monthly payment plans. Alternatively if you wish to pay in full, the College offers a discount of $250.00.


Miscellaneous fees:

College campus access door fob key – $50 deposit.

Re-issue of qualification Certificate/Statement of Attainment – $44 (plus GST).

On campus printing: 20c per page (cash only).

On campus scanning: $1.50 per page (cash only).

On campus photocopying $1.50 per page (cash only).

FYI: All students must allow for a 12hrs turn around for printing, scanning and photocopying (ie. students need to allow a day and a half turn around time).

A Hair Kit is required forCUF50407 Diploma of Specialist Make-up Services, however, if a learner already has access to the items that constitute this Hair Kit, a full kit need not be purchased. Maximum Hair Kit Fee: $380.00.


Course Fee Refund Policy

The International Student administration fee ($2,500.00) and the deposit ($1,500.00) are non-refundable. Refunds are at the sole discretion of the College. Refunds of fees after the course has commenced will only be given in what the College deems exceptional circumstances. To claim a refund learners must provide a written statement clearly indicating the reasons they consider a refund of fees is appropriate. For International learners refunds will be provided in accordance with Australian Government regulations and the College Refund Policy as set out in on our website and ‘Information for International Students’.

Where a student is entitled to a refund, the refund will be calculated from date of written notification by the learner to the College. Prior to refund being remitted the college will notify the learner of the amount to be refunded and the calculation for that amount
Refunds will be remitted in Australian dollars (AUD) into the bank account nominated by the learner. A full refund of any tuition fees, not including admission fee, will be applicable where written cancellation of enrolment is received at least seven (7) days prior to the commencement of a program.

Where written cancellation of enrolment is received within a period of less than seven (7) days prior to commencement of a program, a refund of 75 per cent of any tuition fees paid in advance will apply, minus admission fee and student kit fee. Where written cancellation of enrolment is received subsequent to the commencement of a training program, a student will receive a partial refund of tuition fees,  the partial refund will apply to the current term, on a weekly basis.  A full refund will be made for tuition fees received relating to subsequent Terms;

Where a student cancels his or her enrolment to a training program subsequent to the commencement of such program due to extenuating circumstance, the CEO has the discretionary power to waive or amend the organisation’s no refund policy.  Considerations for a waiver or amendment of the no refund policy will be dealt with on a case-to-case basis.

Where refunds are approved, the refund payment must be paid to the learner within 14 days from the time the student gave written notice to cancel their enrolment. Tuition refunds are to be paid via electronic funds transfer using the authorised bank account nominated by the learner on the Refund Request Form.

Applications for refunds should be made to


Certificate Reissue

ACMUSE charges a fee of $40.00 (plus GST) for reissue of Qualifications or Statements of Attainment. For a full list of current fees and charges please refer to the ACMUSE Schedule of Fees and Charges.


Student Support and Welfare

ACMUSE provides resources and support to help students make the most of their time in Australia from the moment they are accepted till they graduate. The College makes every effort to assist students to make the transition to their new surroundings. We regularly consult with students to gather feedback on their learning experiences at the College and continually strive to develop and improve our services.  The support services include professional and qualified counsellors on request, language, literacy support on request if unable to cope with the course work, Student Welfare Officer, experienced  trainers and CEO.

ACMUSE offers the following student support services:

The College has a Student Welfare Officer who can provide international students with assistance as required in their study program and ensure they proceed with their study plan. They will generally be the first person(s), students turn to when they have a question or problem.

Referral programs for Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support are also available upon request or where the College and the learner see need.

ACMUSE may arrange for specialised counselling services on request which may entail additional costs. Internal welfare services are provided free of costs to assist learners in developing the personal skills and qualities necessary for success in their study program. Where personal or practical concerns interfere with a participant’s ability to study, these services can assist students to resolve the immediate issues and develop strategies for the future. Students may wish to speak to an external counsellor and/or Student Welfare Officer about matters such as:

  • Adjusting to living in a new culture
  • Coping with relationship and family issues
  • Dealing with homesickness, stress or depression
  • Managing time, or
  • Maintaining motivation


Make-up Kit

All students receive a make-up kit as part of their course. The cost is included in the Course Fee – no additional payment is needed.

A CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services) Make-up Kit comprises of an array of professional make-up products, make-up brushes, hair styling materials,  tools and accessories, as well as other items required for the course. The kit is valued at $2,000.00.

A CUA60715 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts Make-up Kit comprises of an array of professional FX make-up products, tools and accessories as well as a Sparmax Airbrush and Compressor. The kit is valued at $1,500.00.

Replacement of training material (make-up kit):
Each student receives a full make-up kit in the first week, it then becomes their property, meaning students are responsible replacing and maintaining their own kit. Where a learner subsequently cancels his or her enrolment, ACMUSE will not refund monies for the make-up kit as part of their enrolment into the course and specified into the course and specified at time of enrolment. A full list of replacement fees and charges is contained within the Schedule of Fees and Charges (downloadable from the ACMUSE website).


Further information for International Students:

Application for Enrolment Form (International)

View International Learner Information Sheets

Student Handbook

Schedule of Course Fees and Charges for Accredited Courses

CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services) Training and Assessment Strategy

Department of Health – Overseas Students Health Cover

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Department of Education

Tuition Protection Service

Information on the ESOS Framework

Information about TfNSW International Student Transport Tickets and Fares

Appeals Policy

Complaints Form