Fees & Funding

Fees and Funding

This page outlines the cost and available payment options for the Advanced Diploma of Music Industry at Abbey Road Institute Sydney.

Advanced Diploma Fees

  • Total Course Fee: $25,100 (Tuition fee of $24,600 and $500 registration fee)
Upfront Payment & Trimester Instalments

We offer different payment options to support you in being able to fund your studies with us. Fees can be paid in full upfront or spread out over trimesters.

  • Registration fee: $500
  • Trimester instalments (x3): $8,200
  • Total Course fee: $24,600
  • Total fees payable: $25,100

*If your application is unsuccessful we will refund your registration fee minus a $150 administration fee.

To pay your registration fee please use our bank details which can be found here.

Payment Plan

Study Pay – Payment Plan over 12 – 24 months

Abbey Road Institute Sydney partners with Study Pay – a simple payment plan for your course. You can choose weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments over a repayment term designated by us.

To be eligible you must be:

  • 18 years or older (OR 16 years or older if a parent/guardian applies on behalf of you)
  • Australian citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Have a mobile phone and email address
Apply for Study Pay now: Apply for Study Pay

Student Loan

Study Loans – Student Loans that work for you

  • Australia’s first dedicated student loan provider
  • Truly flexible loan product that allows you to pay for your study as you progress
  • Only need to repay the amount you borrowed
  • We directly pay the education provider on your behalf


  • Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Employed in a Full-Time, Part-Time or Casual job
  • Can demonstrate a capacity to service the loan
  • 18 years of age or older


  • Type: Principal & interest
  • Rates: Competitive interest rates offered
  • Payment: Weekly, fortnightly or monthly direct debit
  • Loan Term: 6 – 48 months
  • Loan Amount: $2,001 – $20,000

Please note: the maximum loan amount through Study Loans is $20,000. The total course fees payable is $25,100.

About Study Loans

Study Loans is a bespoke finance offering for students and education providers seeking assistance in financing education. We are dedicated to helping students and providers achieve their goals, by providing the necessary finance options needed to pay for their tuition fees.


Apply for Study Loans now: Apply for Study Loans


Study Loans – Frequently Asked Questions


What is a drawdown?

Funds for your course are released in drawdowns, which are requested by Abbey Road Institute Sydney. Think of drawdowns as course/payment milestones.

How do my repayments work?

Repaying your loan is as easy as setting up a weekly, fortnightly or monthly direct debit. If you miss a direct debit payment, it is important that you call Study Loans ASAP to avoid any further fees.

What if I get into financial hardship?

If you find yourself in financial hardship, it is important that you call Study Loans immediately. They can try to work with you to reach a payment arrangement that is individual to your needs.

Where does Study Loans send the funds?

Once you are approved, all funds will be sent directly to Abbey Road Institute Sydney as per your drawdown schedule outlined in your loan agreement. The timing is determined by your progression through the course.

What happens if I defer my education or fail a unit?

We recommend you first speak to us about re-sitting a unit or deferring your studies. You would still be required to make repayments based on the drawdown/s that you have ‘activated’.

Can I repay some or all of my loan balance early?

Yes – at any point you can repay part or all of the loan in full. Study Loans has no early repayment fees.

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This course taught me how to set up a freelance structure. Knowing things about invoicing and tax and learning how much I should charge. Abbey Road taught me that I have to look after this myself.

Alex Mraz, Graduate

Before I was at Abbey Road, it was easy to write a song, and get a singer. But the songwriting process doesn’t work like that. It was important to understand vocal production, writing, and music. It should all happen simultaneously.

Joel Robinson, Graduate

Abbey Road really helped me with the foundation of audio. It’s an overwhelming subject at first, but [the course] really breaks it down and really makes it digestible.

Charlotte Adelle, Graduate

The time I spent at Abbey Road Institute helped me transform my skills. I came from a bedroom producer who made music as a hobby to an audio professional.

Phoenix Manson, Graduate

Abbey Road was the perfect stepping stone into my professional career as an artist and audio engineer.

Alex Braithwaite, Graduate

Studying the past year at Abbey Road has been phenomenal. The teaching staff are top notch and I now have a community of people to draw on who are as obsessed with music as me.  

Emily Toner, Graduate

Abbey Road Institute gives students the head-start they need to succeed in today's industry.  The facilities at Melbourne are second to none and it’s great to see students grow and be rewarded for their efforts.

David Weaver, Academic Coordinator