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Fees prescribed in education legislation

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​​​​​The Queensland Government has introduced the Fee Unit Model, a new mechanism for how particular fees and charges are updated annually to reflect indexation. Under the Fee Unit Model, fees are displayed in legislation as a number of ‘fee units’, rather than a dollar amount.

The Fee Unit Model applies to:

The below tables provide the dollar amount for the fees that are part of the Fee Unit Model in the Education (General Provisions) Regulation 2017 and Education (Overseas Students) Regulation 2018.

For the fees under the Education (Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority) 2014 and Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Regulation 2016, refer to Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority and Queensland College of Teachers​.

Fees under Education (General Provisions) Regulation 2017*

​​I​tem n​umb​er​​​​​Fee description​Dollar amount of fee from 1 January 202​2​​​​Dollar amount of fee from 1 January 2023
​​​​​​​Schedule 1 fees for preparation of particular reports about state school students or former s​tate school students
​1​For a report of not more than 1,000 words$143.15$146.73​
​2​For a report of more than 1,000 words but not more than 2,000 words​​​$192.60$197.42​
​3​For a report of more than 2,000 words$288.20​$295.41
Schedule 2 fees for distance education
​1For the provision of distance education to a person enrolled in a program of distance education at a state school​$1,586.50$1,626.16​
​2F​or the provision of distance education to a person, other than a state school student, who is enrolled to undertake a component of a program of distance education at a state school but is not enrolled in the program at the school:
​2(a)(i)​for a subject, other than a Languages other than English (LOTE) subject, in any of years 8 to 12 – if enrolled for a school year​$1,471.50$1,508.29​
​2(a)(ii)for a subject, other than a LOTE subject, in any of years 8 to 12 – if enrolled only for semester 2​$736.05​$754.45​
​2(b)(i)for a LOTE subject, in any of years 1 to 12 – if enrolled for a school year​​$1,471.50​​$1,508.29​
​2(b)(ii)for a LOTE subject, in any of years 1 to 12 – if enrolled only in semester 2​$736.05$754.45
Schedule 3 f​ees for specialised educational programs
​N/AThe program developed by the department and known as the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Education Queensland Schools Program​$2,447.15$2,508.33​
​N/AThe program developed by the department and known as the Queensland Academies Program​$2,425.70​$2,486.34​

Fees under Education (Overseas Students) Regulation 2018*

​​I​tem n​umb​er​​​​​Fee description​Dollar amount of fee from 1 January 202​2​​​​Dollar amount of fee from 1 January 2023
Schedule 1 fees​
​1Application for an approval for a school provider approval to provide courses to overseas students$379.70​​$389.19
​2​Application for amendment of an approval for a school provider approval to provide courses to overseas students​$95.00$97.38​
​​3​Application for renewal of an approval for a school provider approval to provide courses to overseas students​​$379.70$389.19​​

* These fees increase on 1 January each year. From 1 January 2023, the fees increase by 2.5% in line with the government’s indexation policy.

For more information about the Fee Unit Model, refer to Queensland Treasury’s Principles for Fees and Charges (PDF, 619KB), along with the Acts Interpretation (Fee Unit) Regulation 2022​ for the current value of a fee unit.

Fees not in scope of Fee Unit Model​

Fees prescribed under education legislation which are not in scope of the Fee Unit Model are displayed as a dollar amount in the legislation. This includes:

  • the fee for a criminal history check under the Education General Provisions Regulation 2017 (Schedule 5) and Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Regulation 2016 (Schedule 1)
  • fees prescribed in the Education and Care Services Regulation 2013​.​
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Last updated 25 November 2022