Welcome to Martin!  As you are about to join us for an exciting learning experience we want to make your transition to becoming a Martin student as smooth as possible.

To help you here is information about:

  • What to expect on your first day
  • What you need to do before coming to Martin
  • Information about the courses you will be taking

You are welcome to come to the campus during the week before you commence your studies to pay fees, apply for recognition of prior learning and to receive your study timetable.  


Your orientation commences on the Friday prior to the course start date.

It is essential that attend all orientation sessions for your course.  These sessions provide valuable information about your course and also let you meet your teachers and other students in the course as well as getting to know your way around the campus.

Teaching style

You will generally be in classes with around 25 students, though class sizes may vary. Martin attracts students from all over the world.  Students come from Europe, South America, Japan, Korea and a range of other countries.  For any student who plans an international career when they graduate, this is a great opportunity to experience life in an internationalised environment.


You will need to allow for the cost of textbooks if you want to purchase textbooks for your course. Depending on the length of your course the costs will range from A$100 to A$300. For some courses you may be able to purchase second-hand books from former students at a lower cost. The textbooks are also available in the library, but demand for these is high and you cannot expect to be able to use only the library copy of the text.

Graphic Design students will need to purchase an art kit for around A$320.

Moodle and Computing Facilities

As a progressive educational institution, Martin makes much of its teaching material available via the internet through a program called Moodle. You will receive your student password for Moodle during the orientation week. 

As a Martin student you will receive a weekly quota of free internet use on campus. Limited printing facilities are available but, in the interests of the environment, we encourage you not to print material unless you absolutely need them.


Study at Martin involves many different classes running at the same time. You will receive a personalised timetable at the beginning of their course that you get at the orientation sessions - so it's essential that you attend!

You will need to be prepared to attend classes Monday-Friday.  The actual times you will be required to attend class will be given to you in your timetable when you start.

Fee payment processes

Australian Students

You need to pay your fees either in full or by instalment by the first day of your course. 

There are 3 ways to pay your fees:

Direct Debit

  • To pay by Direct Debit you need to complete the Direct Debit Request Form
  • Send or bring this form to the campus together with your first payment or be ready to pay your first instalment on or before the first day of class.

Full payment

  • Pay your full fees on or before the first day of class by credit card. A 2% fee applies to credit card transactions.

Instalment by cheque

  • If you choose to pay your fees by instalment by cheque, and not Direct Debit, there is an additional handling fee of $260.You must pay your first instalment on the first day of class.

Finance options: If you are getting a bank loan for your course or are applying through Centrelink for funding you will need to do this before the first day of class as we need you to make payment before your first class.

Local students: If you are getting a bank loan for your course or are applying through Centrelink for funding you will need to do this before the first day of class as we need you to make payment before your first class.

International Students

 You must make full payment of your fees to receive a confirmation of enrolment. You must have a confirmation of enrolment to start your classes.


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Internship opportunities are available during your time at Martin. To be eligible for an internship, you will need to have completed 15 weeks of study and have attended a series of Employability Skills Workshops. Please speak to your designated Careers Advisor or Work Placement Coordinator for more information.  All career services at Martin are free of charge.

Find more information about our Career Starter Program >

University Credits

You may want to go to university after completing your Martin diploma.  There are many options for credit transfer to Martin Higher Education bachelor degree or other universities.

More information on progressing to a degree