Census Dates

The census date is the last date you can withdraw from a subject without being financially liable i.e. having to pay for the subject. If you correctly withdraw from a study block by the census date, you will not incur a HELP debt. If you are using FEE‑HELP, your FEE-HELP limit will not be reduced if you withdraw by the census date. If you have paid your tuition fees up-front, you may be entitled to a refund.

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Enrolment Procedure

Step 1:

Prepare your documents

Make sure you have the following documents ready:

  • Tax file number (for applying for FEE HELP)
  • FEE HELP (if applicable)


Step 2:

Fill out the online application form.

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Step 3:


Once we receive your application, you will be contacted within one business day by one of our friendly student enrolment adviser or admissions staff to arrange a suitable time for interview. Interview in person or via telephone/Skype.

Step 4:

Confirmation of Enrollment

After receiving your Confirmation of Enrollment, you will receive an email inviting you to your online learning platform, Canvas. Here, you will also receive a copy of your course handbook


Step 5:

Online learning platform access

You will be given an access to Canvas - the online learning platform in order to start your exciting journey with us. Once you accept the Canvas invitation, your Educator will be in contact to ensure you are all set up to succeed.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements:

  • Students over the age of 21 are admitted as mature aged students upon applying and require only legal documentation
  • Students under the age of 21 with a completed Year 12 certificate or equivalent are admitted upon proof of graduation
  • Students under the age of 21 without a completed year 12 certificate must be interviewed by the AIT admissions team where admission will be assessed on the basis of relevant work experience or creative portfolio. These students must be able to demonstrate the skills and capabilities to succeed in this course as deemed by AIT admissions team;
  • Alternative entry may be available in certain circumstances (e.g. You have evidence of having completed another qualification such as a Certificate II )

Please note, the minimum age for students undertaking this course is 17 years of age.

This course is only for permanent residents or citizens of Australia, based in Australia.

For further questions about admissions and entry requirements please contact us at

Fees and Finance plans

Diploma of Digital Design

$15,000 AUD (4 blocks of study, each = $3,750)

Payment options:

  • FEE-HELP in four study periods (see other question for more info about FEE-HELP)

  • One full instalment of $15,000 (Credit Card, PayPal)

  • Four instalment payments of $3,750 made before commencing each study period (Credit Card, PayPal)

  • Each instalment must be paid before commencing each study period.

Diploma of Interior Design

$13,500 AUD (4 blocks of study, each = $3,375)

Payment options:

  • VSL in four study periods (see other question for more info about VSL)

  • One full instalment of $13,500 (Credit Card, PayPal)

  • Four instalment payments of $3,375 made before commencing each study period (Credit Card, PayPal)

  • Each instalment must be paid before commencing the each study period.


  • Computer or Laptop
  • Connection to the Internet
  • Subscription to Adobe Suite CC ($16.99 per month with Student ID. Your ID will be provided with completion of enrollment)
  • Access to scanner or camera for uploading artwork to the blog and Canvas
  • Printing costs (approximately $20)
  • Art supplies (approximately $50)
  • sketchbook or visual diary – A4 or A3 (plain paper – No lines)
  • pencils (HB, 2B)
  • eraser (normal and/or putty eraser)
  • ruler 30cm
  • sharpener
  • watercolour set (cake or tube)
  • soft watercolour brush
  • Felt tip pens (Artline)
  • coloured pencils (alternatively chalk pastels, oil pastels) (optional)


Wacom graphics tablet ranging in cost from $90 for a small one to $300 for a medium size) is optional, good to have for design work, but not essential for this course.

Awarding Credit through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the process whereby students are assessed on evidence of previous learning, employment, industry activities and talents. The evidence which must be authenticated (academic transcripts, subject outlines, references, awards) is mapped against subjects within the students chosen course of study at AIT. Where there is sufficient verifiable evidence that the student has comfortably attained all of the subjects learning outcomes they may be granted Credit for this subject.

Students may apply for Credit of up to 50% of their chosen course. Where they request credit for more than this, academic consent must be attained from the General Manager, Academic Director or Compliance Manager.

An application fee of $100 (non-refundable) is required at the time of application.

Where a student is Granted Credit for a subject a Tuition fee of 30% is charged. Eligible students can include this in their FEE-HELP loan.