Tatachilla Road
PO BOX 175
McLaren Vale  SA  5171

p: +61 8 8323 9588
e: tlc@tatachilla.sa.edu.au
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Tuition Fees


Years 8-12

  • ANNUAL FEE: $6500.00

Year 7

  • ANNUAL FEE: $4780.00

Years R-6

  • ANNUAL FEE: $4380.00

The Tatachilla Lutheran College Council determines tuition fees annually covering the common costs for the tuition of all students in a given year. This fee includes the Year Book (Carvings) and 24 Hour Accident Insurance Cover.

Accounts for all tuition fees and charges are rendered quarterly a term in advance and parents and/or guardians need to complete a "Payment Plan Form" for the payment of all fees and charges and return to the College by the 31 October of the year prior to the commencement of their child’s education.

Concession rates are determined by the College Council to meet the specific needs as follows:

Fee Remission
Any family seeking a Fee Remission for their child/children (including those who have qualified for the School Card Scheme) are required to submit an Application Form to the Business Manager. These forms can be obtained from the College and all
information given is strictly confidential. Applications must be completed as soon as possible prior to commencement at each new school year. Further details can be obtained from the Business Manager.

School Card Scheme
The School Card Scheme is administered by the Education Department and provides financial assistance towards the cost of educational expenses for full-time school students of low-income families. Please contact the College Office if you wish to obtain information on this scheme.

Termination of Enrolment

Parents are expected to give a minimum of one term’s notice in writing should they wish to withdraw their child from the College. In the absence of a term’s notice in writing the penalty on any withdrawal of a student from the College is one term’s tuition fee.

The College Council reserves the rights to terminate the schooling of a student whose fees are in arrears. However, such a termination process will normally take place only after negotiations for arrangements to pay have broken down, or where there is no co-operation from parents/legal guardians in respect to the payment of the outstanding debt.


Parents/legal guardians will be invoiced for additional amounts when their child/ren choose elective subjects that involve costs beyond that common for a subject.  Elective subjects will incur a $50 fee per subject per semester:

Child Studies
Hospitality Studies
Media Studies 
Materials Tech
Metals Engineering
Physical Education 
Art Electronic Systems
Textile Studies

Early Childhood Studies
Visual Arts Studies/Art Practical
Food and Hospitality Studies
Metal Engineering
Furniture Construction
Digital Photography
Media Studies
Electronic Systems

Students undertaking Year 12 Physical Education will be charged a $100 fee per semester to cover the cost of the Camp which is held in Semester 2.

Project materials within an approved expenditure benchmark: used in subjects such as Art, Food Technology, PE, Design Technology and Photography and other subjects as determined from time to time.

Year level camps, outdoor education, swimming and aquatics will be levied on a per student per term basis.


The initial supplies required by students for each school year are detailed on the stationery list provided by the College and are purchased through our approved supplier who requires payment on delivery. Ongoing supplies may be purchased through the College Canteen on a cash only basis.


Transport fees cover a portion of the costs for providing the bus services to and from the College. This will be charged on the term accounts.

Return travel

  • $320.00 per Term

One Way travel

  • $220.00 per Term


A Building Fund donation per term is sought on behalf of each family each term to assist with the College development. Because of its voluntary nature, it is tax deductible.


A compulsory levy of $40 per term for each family to assist with debt servicing the facility.