Eligible Australian students have access to the Australian Government’s FEE-HELP for Billy Blue’s Bachelor Degrees.
FEE-HELP are government loan schemes that can help you pay for all, or part of, your tuition fees. Repayments start through the tax system once you are in the work-force and your income rises above the minimum repayment threshold.
Eligible Australian students might also be able to receive a study allowance from the government to assist with living costs. Billy Blue College of Design is a trading division of Think: Colleges Pty Ltd who is an authorised educational service provider.
Who Is entitled to FEE-HELP?
To be entitled to FEE-HELP, students must be an Australian citizen or the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian visa and be resident in Australia for the duration of their studies.
From 1 January 2019, domestic students studying an undergraduate course at Torrens University will no longer be charged the 25% FEE-HELP loan fee previously imposed by the Australian Government. This only applies to units of study with a census date on or after 1 January 2019. There are no changes for postgraduate students as the FEE-HELP loan fee was never applied for postgraduate studies.
If you have previously studied or worked in the design industry, you may be eligible to receive a subject exemption that can potentially shorten the length of your Billy Blue degree. Read more about recognition of prior learning.
Billy Blue College of Design has recognised pathways to help you gain entry into our Bachelor Degrees based on the criteria you are able to meet. Explore your pathway options
If you have met the ATAR (or equivalent) entry requirement for the course, you do not need to submit a design portfolio.
If you cannot meet the ATAR requirement and do not have a portfolio, you will then need to show evidence of undertaking prior industry/work experience OR have completed or partially completed study from an accredited institution to gain entry into the course. Please contact one of our Course and Career Advisors for more information on 1300 851 245.
We offer several entrance pathway options for students who have not completed a High School Certificate or equivalent. For some courses entry can be achieved by undertaking a Diploma course first (pathway criteria applies), and on successful completion of the Diploma you can then credit this study towards completion of a degree. For other courses we have created pathways with one of our partners - CATC Design School. CATC is a successful vocational sector design school where students graduate with excellent hands-on, industry relevant skills. Mature aged students (aged 21 or over) are also welcome to apply directly to Billy Blue based on work experience and an existing portfolio. Read more about recognition of prior learning. For more information on the CATC Design School pathway or about applying directly please ask a Course and Careers Adviser.
If you are an eligible Australian student fee-help is available for all Bachelor Degrees so you can defer your fees and pay later. International students need to pay each trimester in full before it starts. Learn more about fees here. The only course that fee-help is not available for is the Certificate III in Design Fundamentals. Students need to pay for this one-trimester course in full before it starts.
Yes, most definitely! Up to 85% of our graduates end up working in the design and creative industries. While you are studying you will get the chance to gain real work experience, and when you graduate you will have a professional portfolio and be prepared for the workforce. We also have a graduation exhibition that is well attended by top professionals in the design and creative industries. In fact, students have been known to get a call from a prospective employer within weeks of the graduate exhibition.