Degree fees 2014

Fee support


Bachelor, associate degree, and honours programs

How much you’ll pay will depend on whether you’re offered a Commonwealth supported place or a full-fee paying place.

Commonwealth supported places

A Commonwealth supported place (CSP) is where the tuition fee is jointly paid by you and the Commonwealth Government. Your share of the fee (student contribution) is set by the government and determined by the discipline areas (bands) of your individual enrolled courses (subjects), not the overall program. This table indicates what a student’s annual fee would be for a full-time study load in 2014 if enrolled in courses from a single band. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load or for enrolment in courses from a combination of bands.

Only students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian Permanent Resident Visa are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place.

Maximum student contribution amount for Commonwealth supported places - 2014

Student contribution band by course (subject)

Maximum annual student contribution amount (per EFTSL^) in 2014

Band 1: humanities, behavioural science, social studies, education, clinical psychology, foreign languages, visual and performing arts, nursing

$6,044 per standard year

$756 per standard (12 credit point) course

Band 2: mathematics, statistics, computing, built environment, other health, allied health, science, engineering, surveying, agriculture

$8,613 per standard year

$1,077 per standard (12 credit point) course

Band 3: law, accounting, administration, economics, commerce, dentistry, medicine, veterinary science

$10,085 per standard year

$1,261 per standard (12 credit point) course

^ Effective Full-Time Student Load


For pre-2010 students, the maximum annual student contribution amount that may be charged for Education and Nursing units is $4,836.

From 1 January 2010, the maximum annual student contribution amount for commencing CSP students undertaking Education and Nursing units of study has been increased from the ‘national priority rate’ to the Band 1 rate.

Other fees

In addition to the student contribution/tuition fees and the student services and amenities fee (SSAF), there may be other expenses associated with your program.

Income tax deductions

Students may be eligible to apply for income tax deductions for education expenses linked to their employment. See the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website for more information.

Full-fee paying places

A small number of full-fee paying places are available based upon individual circumstances.

2014-15 Budget changes

In the 2014-2015 budget the federal government announced major reforms to the funding of higher education.

For further information please visit the Study Assist website.