To undertake study at university
students must pay
tuition fees. These fees are either subsidised by the commonwealth government or
are paid in full by the student. The exact amount of fees that you need to pay
depends on what sort of student you are and the course you are studying.
There are three types of students at university: commonwealth supported students who pay student
contributions, domestic students who pay full
tuition fees up front and international students who pay full tuition fees up
The amount of tuition fees that a student is charged depends upon the number
of subject points that they are enrolled in. If a students changes the number of
subjects they are studying by adding or dropping a course the fee charged for
that study load will also change.
To be eligible for a commonwealth supported
place at university you must be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or hold
an Australian Permanent Resident Visa. The contribution that each student is
required to pay is calculated using the weight of the course and the band that
the course falls within as determined by the commonwealth government. Some
commonwealth supported students are eligible to defer payment of their tuition
fees via the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS - HELP) or to
receive a discount for paying their student contribution upfront.
Domestic full fee paying students are
required to pay the full fee that covers the costs of their tuition upfront.
This cost is determined on the number of credit points that a student is
enrolled in and the fee per credit point charged for that program in the current