Postgraduate domestic fees

Tuition fees for postgraduate courses at Deakin vary by the course you study, when you commence and the units you select.

How much will I pay?

Most of our postgraduate courses are fee-paying places, although a selection of our postgraduate courses offer Commonwealth supported places (CSP).

A full fee-paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. Students enrolled in these places contribute the full cost of their course. The tuition fees you are charged depend on the year you commenced study in that course.

Students enrolled in a CSP are only required to contribute to part of the cost of their course. This is referred to as the 'student contribution'.

Learn more about CSP and fee-paying places

Rates for fee-paying places

Your tuition fees are calculated depending on the year you commence your course, the course you are enrolled in and the number of units you study.

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Rates for Commonwealth supported places

For information on rates for postgraduate Commonwealth supported places, check the Fees and scholarships section on the specific course page.

On 19 June 2020, the Australian Government announced the Job-ready Graduates Package which has now passed through Parliament and will come into effect from 1 January 2021. The University is currently working through the proposal and impacts on students.

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Estimate your tuition fees

Whether you have a CSP or a fee-paying place, you can get an idea of your tuition fees with our fee estimator.

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FEE-HELP calculator

As a domestic postgraduate student, you may be eligible for a FEE-HELP loan to help cover the costs of your tuition fees.

Use our FEE-HELP calculator tool to find out how your postgraduate study may cost, and how much you'll be paying back after you graduate.

Estimate your repayments

Paying your fees

HELP loans

There are a range of government loans available to eligible domestic students to defer payment of tuition fees. These are known as HELP loans.

Learn more about payment assistance, loans and grants


Scholarships are a great way to support your university studies. Some are based on previous academic merit and others are awarded by need.

Learn more about scholarships and how to apply

Other ways to reduce fees

Tax benefits

When you enrol in a postgraduate course you may be eligible for to claim income tax deduction for your course fees and study-related expenses, such as your computer, books, stationery etc., or some of your travel expenses between home or work and university. The ATO can offer advice on claiming study expenses, but broadly, if your intended course is upskilling and directly relates to your work, you might qualify.

Share your costs with your employer

If you’re already working in the field, approach your employer with a proposal for postgraduate study as professional development. It’s not uncommon for postgraduate students to have a cost-sharing arrangement with their employer. Upskilling is a benefit to the workplace, so it’s worth asking.

Find out more at the ATO website