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Domestic student fees

The amount that you pay for your fees is dependent on whether you are in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or in a fee-paying place.

The recommended payment assistance form for Commonwealth supported and fee paying places can be found in the Liability Category Table.

Commonwealth supported place

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Being enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place means you receive a subsidy from the Australian Government so that you will only pay a 'student contribution' amount towards your unit(s) of study.

Your student contribution will vary, depending on the type of course and units you are studying. The subsidy is calculated before your fees are charged, so your invoice will only reflect the amount you need to pay.

You will receive an alert in your OASIS requesting you download your eInvoice once the fees are charged. This does not necessarily mean you have to pay your fees upfront. If you do not make any payment before the due date, this will be deferred to your HECS-HELP loan. Please read the alert carefully and follow the instructions as required.

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Am I eligible?

In order to be enrolled in a CSP you must:

Commonwealth supported student contributions

Prior to receiving your eInvoice, you can calculate your approximate course or unit fees as a Commonwealth Supported student with the Fee Calculator. Alternatively you can view the Published Student Contribution Amounts:

Documents Description
SC Amounts for CSP students post-2009 (2016)[.pdf] For students who commenced a course of study after 1st January 2010.
SC Amounts for CSP students post-2009 (2017)[.pdf] For students who commenced a course of study after 1st January 2010. *(2017 form)
SC Amounts for CSP students pre-2010 (2016)[.pdf]

For students who commenced a course of study between 1st January 2009 and 31st December 2009.

SC Amounts for CSP students pre-2010 (2017)[.pdf] For students who commenced a course of study between 1st January 2009 and 31st December 2009. *(2017 form)
Contribution Exempt - Bridging and WEI Units (2016)[.pdf] Bridging and work experience industry units are contribution exempt when admitted in an enabling course.
Contribution Exempt - Bridging and WEI Units (2017)[.pdf] Bridging and work experience industry units are contribution exempt when admitted in an enabling course. *(2017 form)

Please note, that eligibility for a CSP is different to eligibility for HECS-HELP. If you are a student in a CSP who has access to HECS-HELP, you have the option of making upfront payments to the university prior to the census date. For further information on Commonwealth Supported Places, please visit the Study Assist website.

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Contribution exempt courses

Students undertaking foundation, enabling and bridging courses in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) do not pay a student contribution amount. Providers are paid an enabling amount through the Commonwealth Grant Scheme (CGS) for the cost of providing places in enabling courses.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for a contribution exempt place you must be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place and must be either:

Courses that may offer contribution exempt places are:

Semester 2, 2014
310748 Enabling Course for Science, Engineering and Health
314045 English Language Enabling Course for Domestic Students
304029 Indigenous Tertiary Enabling Course
312161 UniReady Enabling Program
304025 Aboriginal Bridging Course
313696 Health Sciences Graduate Entry Foundation Course
Semester 1, 2015 onwards
EN-SCENHL Enabling Course for Science, Engineering and Health
EN-ENGL English Language Enabling Course for Domestic Students
EN-INDGTE Indigenous Tertiary Enabling Course
EN-UNIRDY UniReady Enabling Program
EN-GEHLTH Health Sciences Graduate Entry Foundation Course

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Fee paying place

A fee-paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these courses are required to pay the full cost of their course. Eligible students may also utilise the FEE-HELP scheme.

Fee paying student contributions

Prior to receiving your eInvoice, you can calculate your approximate course or unit fees as a domestic student in a Fee Paying place with the Fee Calculator. Alternatively you can view the published domestic fee paying student tuition fee amounts:

Documents Description
Domestic fee paying student tuition fees (2016)[.pdf] Non government supported students required to pay the full cost of their course.
Domestic fee paying student tuition fees (2017)[.pdf] Non government supported students required to pay the full cost of their course. *(2017 form)

For more information regarding which degrees are eligible for CSP, HECS-HELP, or FEE-HELP, see the Study Assist website.

Not-For-Degree students

Not-For-Degree units are offered as individual units which do not normally lead to a recognised qualification.

As a Not-For-Degree student you are required to pay your fees up front upon enrolment. Failure to do this may result in enrolment cancellation.

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