Commonwealth supported students
A Commonwealth supported place (CSP) is a higher education place available to domestic students for which the University receives some government funding.
Students enrolled in CSP's contribute to part of the cost of their course. This is referred to as a 'student contribution'. Sometimes you may hear it referred to as HECS or CSP. CSP students may also be eligible for HECS-HELP to help pay for their studies.
The cost of your course depends on the units you study. Your fees may vary each study period as your enrolled units change. You should view your invoice each study period to check your tuition fees and make sure your enrolment details are correct.
To find out what fees you owe and whether you are enrolled in a fee-paying place or CSP, check your course offer or view your invoice in StudentConnect. For more information about Commonwealth supported places please visit StudyAssist.
On 19 June 2020, the Australian Government announced the Job-ready Graduates Package which passed through Parliament and came into effect from 1 January 2021. The University is currently working through the proposal and impacts on students.
On 19 June 2020, the Australian Government announced the Job-ready Graduates Package which has now passed through Parliament and came into effect on 1 January 2021.
The draft legislation applies to CSP students who commenced from 1 January 2021 and also makes considerations for CSP students, who commenced their studies prior to 2021 and remain in the same course, to ensure they will not to be adversely impacted. These considerations are referred to as 'grandfathering' arrangements.
Students commencing in a new course from 1 January 2021
|Study disciplines||Amount for 8 credit points||Rate per credit point|
|Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce, Communications, Society and Culture 1&2||$14,500||$1812|
|Education, Postgraduate Clinical Psychology3, English, Mathematics or Statistics, Nursing, Foreign Languages, Agriculture||$3950||$493|
|Allied Health, Other Health, Built Environment, Computing, Visual and Performing Arts, Professional Pathway Psychology4 or Professional Pathway Social Work5 Engineering, Surveying, Environmental Studies or Science, Pathology||$7950||$993|
|Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science||$11,300||$1412|
Students continuing in the same course they were enrolled in 2020 (grandfathering arrangement)6
|Funding cluster||Part of funding cluster||Amount for 8 credit points||Rate per credit point|
|Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce, Communications, Society and Culture||Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Public Relations or Commerce||$11,355||$1419|
|Any other subpart of the Society and Culture part of the first funding cluster||$6804||$850|
|The Social Studies or Behavioural Science subpart of the Society and Culture part of the new first funding cluster||$6804||$850|
|Education, Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, English, Mathematics, Statistics, Allied Health, Other Health, Built Environment, Computing, Visual and Performing Arts, Professional Pathway Psychology, Professional Pathway Social Work||Education, Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, English, Mathematics or Statistics||$3950||$493|
|Allied Health, Other Health, Built Environment or Computing||$7950||$993|
|Visual and Performing Arts||$6804||$850|
|Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work||$6804||$850|
|Nursing, Foreign Languages, Engineering, Surveying, Environmental Studies, Science||Nursing, Foreign Languages||$3950||$493|
|Engineering, Surveying, Environmental Studies or Science||$7950||$993|
|Agriculture, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Pathology||Agriculture||$3950||$493|
|Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science||$11,300||$1412|
1.Excluding Postgraduate Clinical Psychology units, which are in funding cluster 2 (see note 3), and excluding Professional Pathway Psychology units with FOE codes starting with 0907 which are in cluster 2 (see note 4).
2.Excluding Professional Pathway Social Work units with FOE codes starting with 0905 which are in cluster 2 (see note 5).
3.Postgraduate Clinical Psychology units of study are in funding cluster 2 and are psychology units of study (FOE code 090701) that contribute to courses of study that are accredited for the purposes of professional registration by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and which lead to Endorsed Areas of Practice in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, Counselling Psychology, Educational and Developmental Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, Sports Psychology and Community Psychology.
4.Professional Pathway Psychology units of study are Behavioural Science units (with FOE codes starting with 0907) that contribute to courses of study that lead to a bachelors degree, honours degree or masters degree in psychology with a course structure that makes it compulsory to study the units relevant to professional registration as a psychologist by the Psychology Board of Australia, and which itself represents a pathway to professional registration as a psychologist.
5.Professional Pathway Social Work units of study are Human Welfare Studies and Services units (with FOE codes starting with 0905) that contribute to courses of study that lead to a bachelors degree, honours degree or masters degree in social work accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
6.New funding clusters and contribution amounts will take effect in the 2021 academic year. Grandfathering arrangements will be in place for students who would see an increase in their contribution amounts. Under these arrangements, students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2021 facing increased student contribution amounts for a unit, will instead have their student contribution and Australian Government contribution amounts remain as they were under the previous arrangements (with existing rates being indexed by CPI each year. If continuing students are enrolled in units that will see their student contribution amount lowered, their student contributions will be the lowered amount and the Australian Government contribution would be the new rate. That is, there will be no “mixing’ of old and new rates for a unit.
SSAF and other fees and charges
- Other fees and charges apply for some academic services.
- Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to all domestic students (except Research) to fund student services and facilities.