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School Fees

Catherine McAuley College provides a comprehensive curriculum, experienced and dedicated staff and contemporary resources and facilities to meet the educational needs of students. To support the provision of outstanding educational service to the community, the College, governed by Mercy Education Ltd, sets an appropriate fee level. Justice to all requires that fee levels be equitable, while in the tradition of Mercy compassion is shown to those in need.

Families with One Student Per Week Per Fortnight Per Month
Tuition Fee & ICT Levy included $5,250 $101.00 $202.00 $438.00
Families with One Student
Tuition Fee & ICT Levy included
Per Week
Per Fortnight
Per Month
Families with Two Student Per Week Per Fortnight Per Month
Tuition Fee & ICT Levy included $10,500 $202.00 $404.00 $875.00
Families with Two Students
Tuition Fee & ICT Levy included
Per Week
Per Fortnight
Per Month

Fees cover all compulsory costs for the year including payments for Years 7, 8 and 10 Camps, excursions for all year levels and Years 10, 11 and 12 Reflection Days and Retreats. Additional fees may apply to some students who enrol in VET and VCAL subjects. Refer to Curriculum Subject information on Schoolbox for these charges. Families of Year 9 students are required to contribute to the cost of Outdoor Education Experience which in 2018 will be $750.00.

Please note: Whilst the cost of fees includes camps and excursions, refunds do not apply for non-attendance at any of the above activities.

The cost of optional tours/trips is not included, for example Samoa Immersion, language tours, snow skiing trip etc. Non-refundable deposits apply to some of these activities.

Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Levy

To ensure our students remain as leaders in technology the College provides a laptop to all students. The yearly charge for 2018 to provide laptops and technology infrastructure is $300.00 per student (included in the total tuition fee amounts). This cost covers the laptop, carry bag, a comprehensive collection of educational software, extended warranty, comprehensive insurance cover, full service and maintenance conducted by College technicians. Please note: pro rata refunds do not apply where students leave the College during the year.

Billing arrangements

Fee accounts will be sent to families in February 2018.

Payment arrangements

All fee accounts are to be paid by direct debit. Families who wish to pay full fees for 2018 are asked to do so prior to the commencement of the school year. Direct debit options are as follows:

  • 52 Weekly payments commencing 05/01/2018
  • 26 Fortnightly payments commencing 05/01/2018
  • 26 Fortnightly payments commencing 12/01/2018
  • 12 Monthly payments commencing 15/01/2018

If any of these dates fall on a Public Holiday, the direct debit will be processed on the next business day. A letter and fee calculation will be forwarded to all families prior to the end of November 2017. This will detail the amounts that will be processed from the nominated date. The calculation will only include School Tuition Fees, ICT Levy and Outdoor Education Experience charges.

Other subject fees, for example VET and VCAL and Outdoor Education, will be added to the fee calculation once enrolment in these subjects has been confirmed. Please note, Outdoor Education is charged per Semester.

For more information, you can access our Enrolment Policy, School Fee Policy and School Fee Collection Policy at the following link. If you have any further queries, please call the College Finance Office on (03) 5445 9191.

Fee difficulties

If you are expecting to experience difficulties paying fees in 2018 please contact Business Manager Mr James Bennett. Assistance is available where genuine need exits. Confidentiality is assured.

Certain concessions apply for families who hold a Health Care Card or have other children in a Catholic primary school.