Postgraduate Coursework

Domestic Fees Schedule

Places in postgraduate coursework degrees are offered either as Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) or Full-fee places. Domestic students undertaking postgraduate courses will become liable for either a student contribution (CSP) or a tuition fee.

Commonwealth Supported Places

While the Australian Government contributes towards course costs for CSPs, students are also required to pay a student contribution  (previously known as HECS). The amount of student contribution is charged at different rates depending on your selected units, as per the table below.

Full Fee Places

The tuition fee for a course is the sum of the tuition fees for each unit studied. In some cases units will be taken from different disciplines and may therefore incur different fees.

Accurate fees can be obtained for each unit of the course you are planning to study within the Course and Unit Guide as follows:

  • Go to - Select the study area of your desired course
  • Select your desired course
  • Select ‘Structure and Schedules’
  • Select relevant schedule
  • Select relevant unit within the schedule
  • Select ‘view fees for this unit’ within the unit description (you may need to scroll down the page)
  • Within the fee calculator, select the fee type that matches the offer you have received^, i.e. ‘Student Contribution (HECS) post 2010’ or ‘Tuition fee (domestic) post 2008’
  • Repeat previous three steps for each unit you intend to study

^ If you have not yet received an offer you are advised to contact the university on 1300 363 864 for information about place availability

Eligible domestic students who reside in Australia for the duration of their study are able to defer their tuition fees for both CSP and Full Fee places by accessing HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, dependent upon the fee structure of the course. For further information ring the Australian Taxation Office HECS inquiries number 132 861, or visit Alternatively, students may elect to pay tuition fees in part or in full upfront.

CSP fees are calculated based on the Commonwealth Grant Scheme funding cluster groupings as established by the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE). The three different levels (for domestic students) are indicated below:

Band 1

Band 2

Band 3

 $6040* per full-time year
(100% load)

$8608* per full-time year
(100% load)

 $10,080* per full-time year
(100% load)

Social Studies
Behavioural Science
Clinical Psychology
Foreign Languages
Visual & Performing Arts

Built Environment
Other Health
Allied Health

Veterinary Science

* Notes:

  • The per full-time year costs are discounted for up-front payment, but most students defer HECS liabilities until they commence earning a salary.  
  • From 2013 all CSP students must be residing in Australia while they are studying to be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place.  Any Australian or NZ citizen or PR residing overseas while they are studying can be enrolled as full fee paying students only.
  • Pre-2010 students: Grandfathering arrangements exist for Commonwealth supported students who commenced a course of study prior to 01 January 2010 and had not completed that course prior to that date. Information about these arrangements is available at
  • Students of mathematics, science, education, midwifery or nursing may be eligible for a HECS-HELP Benefit. The Commonwealth HECS-HELP Benefit aims to encourage graduates of mathematics, science, education, midwifery or nursing courses of study to take up employment in related occupations – eligible graduates have the ability to reduce their HELP repayments and/or debt by applying for a HECS-HELP Benefit.

Students should visit or for further information, eligibility requirements and HECS-HELP Benefit applications.