Calculating Commonwealth Supported Place fees for graduate courses

Every graduate subject at the University is assigned to the Government’s fee band by discipline which determines what the student’s contribution will be for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). Subjects within one course may not necessarily be from the same discipline band. See the discipline bands and student contribution amounts in the tables below.

The total amount you are charged is the sum of the fees for all subjects you enrol in. To calculate your fees, you will need to know the credit points for each subject you wish to undertake and the total number of credit points required to complete the course. You find this information by searching for your course in the Handbook.

  • 2018 Discipline bands and student contribution amounts*

    Discipline

    Annual student contribution amount for 1 Equivalent Full-Time Student Load (EFTSL).
    Your actual student contribution will be charged by subject. 

    Band 1

    Humanities, behavioural science, social studies, education (see Notes), clinical psychology, foreign languages, visual and performing arts, nursing (see Notes)


    $6,561 per standard year*

    $820 per standard subject (12.5 credit points)

    Band 2

    Mathematics, statistics, computing, built environment, other health, allied health, science, engineering, surveying, agriculture

    $9,353 per standard year*

    $1,169 per standard subject (12.5 credit points)

    Band 3

    Law, accounting, administration, economics, commerce, dentistry, medicine, veterinary science

    10,951 per standard year*

    $1,368 per standard subject (12.5 credit points)
  • 2017 Discipline bands and student contribution amounts*

    Discipline

    Annual student contribution amount for 1 Equivalent Full-Time Student Load (EFTSL).
    Your actual student contribution will be charged by subject.

    Band 1

    Humanities, behavioural science, social studies, education (see Notes), clinical psychology, foreign languages, visual and performing arts, nursing (see Notes)


    $6,349 per standard year*

    $793 per standard subject (12.5 credit points)

    Band 2

    Mathematics, statistics, computing, built environment, other health, allied health, science, engineering, surveying, agriculture

    $9,050 per standard year*

    $1,131 per standard subject (12.5 credit points)

    Band 3

    Law, accounting, administration, economics, commerce, dentistry, medicine, veterinary science

    $10,596 per standard year*

    $1,324 per standard subject (12.5 credit points)

Maximum student contribution amounts are subject to passage of the Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (A More Sustainable, Responsive and Transparent Higher Education System) Bill 2017


*Notes for the discipline bands and student contribution amount tables

  • Services and amenities fees: Students in a Commonwealth Supported Place will also be charged a services and amenities fee in addition to their student contribution amounts. (See Other fees and costs).
  • Pre-2010: If you began your course of study prior to 1 January 2010 you may be considered a pre-2010 student.

In 2017, pre-2010 students will be charged $5,081 per EFTSL for education and nursing subjects.

Example - calculating a subject fee

Mark will undertake the subject States, Government and the Arts in Semester 1 2018. Humanities subjects are in band 1. The student contribution for humanities in 2018 = $6561 per EFTSL. Subject credit points = 12.5 Therefore, cost of the subject = 12.5/100 x 6561 = $820

Example - calculating fees for the first year of study

Anna is a domestic student who has been offered a place to commence the Master of Design in 2018. Anna will undertake three subjects in the first year. Two of these are education subjects (12.5 credit points each) and one is an agriculture subject (25 credit points). Humanities subjects are in band 1. The student contribution for these in 2018 = $6561 per EFTSL. Agriculture subjects are in band 2. The student contribution for these in 2018 = $9353 per EFTSL. Subject costs for 2018 are:

  • Education subject = 12.5/100 x 6561 = $820
  • Education subject = 12.5/100 x 6561 = $820
  • Agriculture subject = 25/100 x 9353 = $2338

Therefore, total cost for 2018 is:

($820): 1 education subject (12.5 credit points)
+ ($820): 1 education subject (12.5 credit points)
+ ($2338): 1 agriculture subject (25 credit points)
$3978