2018 indicative fees:
- Full-fee places: AU$35,520*
- Commonwealth supported places (CSP) range from AU$6,561 and AU$10,951* (subject to the passage of legislation)
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$298 maximum fee for 2018.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide. Learn more about fees for postgraduate study.
Defer your payment
You may be eligible to apply for a FEE-HELP (full-fee places) or HECS-HELP (Commonwealth supported places) loan, which can be used to defer payment of up to the full amount of your tuition or student contribution fees.
More about fees and other costs
If you are offered a full-fee place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program.
For more information and to learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees see postgraduate study fees.
If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are subsidised by the Australian Government.
Your share of the fee (student contribution) is set on an annual basis by the government and is determined by the discipline areas (bands) of your individual enrolled courses, not the overall program.
In 2018, the annual student contribution amount you will pay for a standard year of full-time study is between AU$6,561 to AU$10,951 (subject to the passage of legislation).
For further information and to learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees see Fees for Commonwealth supported students.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2018 is $298.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
Whether you are offered a full-fee or Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in this program, the Australian Government provides financial assistance to eligible students via the FEE-HELP (full-fee places) and HECS-HELP (CSP places) loan schemes. If your loan is approved, you will be able to defer payment of up to the full amount of your tuition or student contribution fees.
You may also be eligible to apply for SA-HELP, which will allow you to defer payment of the student services and amenities fee (SSAF).
If your FEE-HELP, HECS-Help and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to the full amount of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.
You will only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying).
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
This program is approved for income support.
You may be eligible for student income support payments from the Commonwealth Government if you are undertaking a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or an approved professionally oriented masters by coursework program.
If you are enrolled in an eligible program you will also need to satisfy all other student payment eligibility requirements.
For more information see Income support for Masters students.
Income tax deductions
You may be eligible to apply for income tax deductions for education expenses linked to your employment. See the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for more information.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.