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2017 Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution Amounts (SCA)

A unit of study that is offered by a higher education provider will be classified into a Government Band according to its Field of Education (FOE). Bands are defined by the field of education (FOE) under the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED).

The cost of studying at Curtin University is determined at the unit level. Each unit has a credit value or EFTSL value. An EFTSL or Equivalent Full Time Student Load is a representation of the amount of load a student would have when studying full time for one year. 200 credits equal 1.0 EFTSL.

2017 Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution Amounts (SCA)


Study Discipline

Applies to students who commenced

2017 Maximum Student Contribution amount ($AUD per EFTSL)

$AUD Per Credit [1]
Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary science, Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce

All students

Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built environment, Other health, Allied health, Engineering, Surveying, Science, Agriculture

All students

Humanities, Behavioural science, Social studies, Clinical psychology, Foreign languages, Visual and Performing arts

All students

Education, Nursing
On or after 1 January 2010


  1. Based on 200 Credits
  2. For students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2010, the maximum annual student contribution amount that may be charged for Education and Nursing units is $5,081. Students who started their course of study on or after 1 January 2010 are subject to the maximum student contribution amount specified in the above table.

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