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A Commonwealth supported place is a higher education place for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are only required to contribute to part of the cost of their course. The Australian Government allocates a number of Commonwealth supported places to the University each year.
To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen; or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study.
All Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and holders of a permanent visa will receive a Student Learning Entitlement (SLE). The SLE entitles a student to the equivalent of 7 years of full-time study in a Commonwealth supported place.
All units are charged at the maximum student contribution rates, which are reviewed annually.
Under current government legislation, Commonwealth supported students are required to contribute to the cost of their university education by paying a proportion of the cost of their course. The balance of the cost is funded by the Commonwealth Government.