Tuition fees for the Community Access Program

Community Access Program students pay a tuition fee for each subject that you enrol in.

Your fees will vary depending on your enrolment (assessed or non-assessed mode), the subjects you choose (undergraduate or graduate and the area of study or discipline), as well as the study load (or Equivalent Full-Time Study Load - EFTSL) of each subject. Tuition fee payments are usually made before you commence your study.

Mode of study

For most subjects, you may choose to study in either assessed or non-assessed mode. Fees for assessed and non-assessed mode vary.

Assessed mode

  • Studies are graded/assessed
  • You will receive an official academic transcript of results
  • You must attend all lectures, tutorials and practical classes, and complete all set assessment tasks, including relevant examinations.

Non-assessed mode

  • You will be able to attend all scheduled classes and learning activities, including lectures, seminars, tutorials, labs, workshops and practicals, and have access to subject outlines and resources, including online material through the Learning Management System (LMS)
  • You will not be graded/assessed and will not receive an academic record
  • If you are accepted into an award course at a later date, your non-assessed studies will not be credited
  • Non-assessed enrolments are approved by faculties or graduate schools on a discretionary basis.

CAP fees for undergraduate study

  • 2018 CAP Fees

    Broad area of study Discipline fee band CAP subject fee (assessed mode) for 1 standard 12.5 credit point subject in 2018 2018 CAP undergraduate subject fee - assessed mode ($AUD/EFTSL) CAP subject fee (non-assessed mode) for 1 standard 12.5 credit point subject in 2018 2018 CAP undergraduate subject fee - non-assessed mode ($AUD/EFTSL)
    Agriculture, Engineering, Sciences and Veterinary Science Agriculture (including Agriculture - Dookie) $3,152 $25,216 $2,052 $16,416
      Computing $3,388 $27,104 $2,040 $16,320
      Engineering $3,544 $28,352 $2,128 $17,024
      Information Systems $3,388 $27,104 $2,040 $16,320
      Mathematics, Statistics $3,948 $31,584 $3,160 $25,280
      Optometry $3,144 $25,152 $1,888 $15,104
      Science $4,612 $36,896 $3,696 $29,568
      Surveying $3,544 $28,352 $2,128 $17,024
      Veterinary Science $6,664 $53,312 Not available for enrolment in this mode Not available for enrolment in this mode
    Built and Natural Environment Built Environment $3,932 $31,456 $1,576 $12,608
    Business and Economics Accounting, Administration, Commerce, Economics $4,236 $33,888 $3,396 $27,168
    Education Education $3,176 $25,408 $2,544 $20,352
    Health and Medical Sciences Behavioural Science $3,144 $25,152 $1,888 $15,104
      Health (non-clinical) $3,208 $25,664 $1,928 $15,424
      Nursing $3,080 $24,640 $2,464 $19,712
      Other Health $4,008 $32,064 $2,408 $19,264
      Physiotherapy $4,684 $37,472 $4,684 $37,472
    Humanities, Social Sciences and Languages Arts, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Social Studies $2,416 $19,328 $1,208 $9,664
    Law Law $5,120 $40,960 $4,096 $32,768
    Music, Visual and Performing Arts VCA (Audio Visual) $4,988 $39,904 $1,504 $12,032
      VCA (Performing Arts) $3,056 $24,448 $1,228 $9,824
      VCA General $3,056 $24,448 $1,228 $9,824
      Visual and Performing Arts $3,056 $24,448 $1,528 $12,224
  • 2017 CAP Fees

    Broad area of study Discipline fee band CAP subject fee (assessed mode) for 1 standard 12.5 credit point subject in 2017 2017 CAP undergraduate subject fee - assessed mode ($AUD/EFTSL*) CAP subject fee (non-assessed mode) for 1 standard 12.5 credit point subject in 2017 2017 CAP undergraduate subject fee - non-assessed mode ($AUD/EFTSL)
    Agriculture, Engineering, Sciences and Veterinary Science Agriculture (including Agriculture - Dookie) $3,024 $24,192 $1,968 $15,744
    Computing $3,252 $26,016 $1,956 $15,648
    Engineering $3,404 $27,232 $2,044 $16,352
    Information Systems $3,252 $26,016 $1,956 $15,648
    Mathematics, Statistics $3,792 $30,336 $3,036 $24,288
    Optometry $3,020 $24,160 $1,812 $14,496
    Science $4,428 $35,424 $3,548 $28,384
    Surveying $3,404 $27,232 $2,044 $16,352
    Veterinary Science $6,388 $51,104 Not available for enrolment in this mode Not available for enrolment in this mode
    Built and Natural Environment Built Environment $3,780 $30,240 $1,512 $12,096
    Business and Economics Accounting, Administration, Commerce, Economics $4,044 $32,352 $3,240 $25,920
    Education Education $3,036 $24,288 $2,432 $19,456
    Health and Medical Sciences Behavioural Science $3,020 $24,160 $1,812 $14,496
    Health (non-clinical) $3,080 $24,640 $1,848 $14,784
    Nursing $2,956 $23,648 $2,368 $18,944
    Other Health $3,848 $30,784 $2,312 $18,496
    Physiotherapy $4,496 $35,968 $4,496 $35,968
    Humanities, Social Sciences and Languages Arts, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Social Studies $2,296 $18,368 $1,148 $9,184
    Law Law $4,924 $39,392 $3,940 $31,520
    Music, Visual and Performing Arts VCA (Audio Visual) $4,804 $38,432 $1,448 $11,584
    VCA (Performing Arts) $2,944 $23,552 $1,184 $9,472
    VCA General $2,944 $23,552 $1,184 $9,472
    Visual and Performing Arts $2,944 $23,552 $1,472 $11,776

    * EFTSL = Equivalent Full Time Study Load for one year

  • CAP fees for graduate study

  • 2018 CAP Fees

    Broad area of study Discipline fee band CAP subject fee (assessed mode) for 1 standard 12.5 credit point subject in 2018 2018 CAP graduate subject fee - assessed mode ($AUD/EFTSL) CAP subject fee (non-assessed mode) for 1 standard 12.5 credit point subject in 2018 2018 CAP graduate subject fee - non-assessed mode ($AUD/EFTSL)
    Agriculture, Engineering, Sciences and Veterinary Science Agriculture (including Agriculture - Dookie) $2,488 $19,904 $1,924 $15,392
      Computing $3,716 $29,728 $2,232 $17,856
      Engineering $4,376 $35,008 $2,632 $21,056
      Information Systems $3,716 $29,728 $2,976 $23,808
      Mathematics, Statistics $3,504 $28,032 $2,808 $22,464
      Optometry $2,864 $22,912 $1,432 $11,456
      Optometry (Distance Education) $2,860 $22,880 $1,364 $10,912
      Science $4,436 $35,488 $3,556 $28,448
      Surveying $4,376 $35,008 $1,756 $14,048
      Veterinary Science (online) $4,144 $33,152 Not available for enrolment in this mode Not available for enrolment in this mode
    Built and Natural Environment Built Environment $4,320 $34,560 $1,736 $13,888
    Business and Economics Accounting, Administration, Commerce, Economics $4,180 $33,440 $3,352 $26,816
    Education Education $3,220 $25,760 $2,576 $20,608
    Health and Medical Sciences Behavioural Science $3,300 $26,400 $1,980 $15,840
      Dentistry $10,616 $84,928 $4,288 $34,304
      Health (non-clinical) $2,600 $20,800 $1,268 $10,144
      Medicine (domestic) $3,292 $26,336 $2,636 $21,088
      Nursing $2,412 $19,296 $1,932 $15,456
      Other Health $3,296 $26,368 $1,984 $15,872
      Physiotherapy $4,356 $34,848 $3,488 $27,904
    Humanities, Social Sciences and Languages Arts, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Social Studies $3,084 $24,672 $2,316 $18,528
    Law Juris Doctor $4,932 $39,456 Not available for enrolment in this mode Not available for enrolment in this mode
      Law $5,128 $41,024 $4,100 $32,800
    Music, Visual and Performing Arts VCA (AVS group 1) $4,300 $34,400 $1,080 $8,640
      VCA (AVS group 2) $2,780 $22,240 $452 $3,616
      VCA (AVS group 3) $3,652 $29,216 $776 $6,208
      VCA (Performing Arts) $2,316 $18,528 $928 $7,424
      VCA General $2,080 $16,640 $832 $6,656
      Visual and Performing Arts $2,316 $18,528 $1,764 $14,112
  • 2017 CAP Fees

    Broad area of study Discipline fee band CAP subject fee (assessed mode)
    for 1 standard 12.5 credit point subject
    2017 CAP graduate subject fee - assessed mode ($AUD/EFTSL) CAP subject fee (non-assessed mode)
    for 1 standard 12.5 credit point subject
    2017 CAP graduate subject fee - non-assessed mode ($AUD/EFTSL)
    Agriculture, Engineering, Sciences and Veterinary Science Agriculture (including Agriculture - Dookie) $2,384 $19,072 $1,844 $11,072
    Computing $3,568 $28,544 $2,144 $17,152
    Engineering $4,200 $33,600 $2,528 $20,224
    Information Systems $3,568 $28,544 $2,856 $22,848
    Mathematics, Statistics $3,184 $25,472 $2,552 $20,416
    Optometry $2,748 $21,984 $1,376 $13,216
    Optometry (Distance Education) $2,744 $21,952 $1,308 $13,216
    Science $4,096 $32,768 $3,284 $26,272
    Surveying $4,200 $33,600 $1,688 $13,504
    Veterinary Science (online)** $3,972 $31,776 Not available for enrolment in this mode Not available for enrolment in this mode
    Built and Natural Environment Built Environment $4,152 $33,216 $1,668 $13,344
    Business and Economics Accounting, Administration, Commerce, Economics $3,992 $31,936 $3,200 $25,600
    Education Education $2,836 $22,688 $2,272 $18,176
    Health and Medical Sciences Behavioural Science $3,168 $25,344 $1,904 $15,232
    Dentistry $10,196 $81,568 $4,120 $65,280
    Health (non-clinical) $2,496 $19,968 $1,220 $12,032
    Medicine (domestic) $3,160 $25,280 $2,528 $20,224
    Nursing $2,316 $18,528 $1,856 $14,848
    Other Health $3,164 $25,312 $1,904 $15,232
    Physiotherapy $4,184 $33,472 $3,348 $26,784
    Humanities, Social Sciences and Languages Arts, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Social Studies $2,964 $23,712 $2,224 $17,792
    Law Juris Doctor $4,832 $38,656 Not available for enrolment in this mode Not available for enrolment in this mode
    Law $4,928 $39,424 $3,944 $31,552
    Music, Visual and Performing Arts VCA (AVS group 1) $4,140 $33,120 $1,040 $8,320
    VCA (AVS group 2) $2,676 $21,408 $436 $3,488
    VCA (AVS group 3) $3,516 $28,128 $748 $5,984
    VCA (Performing Arts) $2,284 $18,272 $916 $7,328
    VCA General $1,888 $15,104 $756 $6,048
    Visual and Performing Arts $2,228 $17,824 $1,696 $13,568

    **CAP fee rates and fees for Veterinary Public Health subjects in the discipline fee bands Veterinary Science and Veterinary Science (online) may vary from the amounts published


Fee discounts

For alumni

University of Melbourne alumni receive a 20 per cent discount on the standard fee for undergraduate single subject/CAP subjects taken in assessed and non-assessed modes.

To be eligible, you must be:

  • A former student who successfully completed a minimum of 100 credit points over one year of full-time study at the University; or
  • A former international student who completed at least one semester of study in a study abroad or exchange program at the University; or
  • A former academic or professional staff member who completed a minimum of three years' service with the University; or
  • A former University committee member who completed a minimum of three years' service as a member of an official University committee.

This discount also applies to some graduate subjects.

For staff and their families

University of Melbourne staff and their immediate families may be eligible to receive a discount of up to 25 per cent on the standard fees for single subject/CAP studies. The discount applies to undergraduate and graduate subjects taken in assessed and non-assessed mode.

An application for this fee discount should be submitted with your online CAP application. In order to expedite assessment of your staff tuition fee discount application, please include a letter from your supervisor (or your family member’s supervisor) which includes the following details:

  • University of Melbourne staff ID number
  • University of Melbourne Department
  • Employment type and time fraction

Further details about the staff and immediate families discount, including eligibility criteria, the application process and the application forms, are available at the Human Resources web pages*.

* these pages are only viewable with a staff account.