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Fees

Australian Catholic University (ACU) offers Commonwealth-supported and fee-paying places.

The majority of postgraduate coursework programs are offered on a fee-paying basis (a small number of Commonwealth-supported places may be available in some postgraduate courses).

Information about fees for international students is available from the International Education Office.
Visit International Fee-Paying Students (select Fee Information 2012 then International Fee-Paying Students).

Commonwealth-supported places

Students who are enrolled in the University and are allocated a Commonwealth-supported place are required by the Australian Government to pay student contributions towards the cost of their higher education. The relevant rates for 2012 are as follows:

Discipline Cluster1

ACU Student Contribution Level per standard year2

Students enrolled pre 2008

Students enrolled 2008

Students enrolled 2009

Students enrolled 2010 - 2012

Law

$9,425 ($1,178/ unit)

$9,425 ($1,178/ unit)

$9,425 ($1,178/ unit)

$9,425 ($1,178/ unit)

Accounting, Commerce, Administration, Economics

$8,050 ($1,006/ unit)

$9,425 ($1,178/ unit)

$9,425 ($1,178/ unit)

$9,425 ($1,178/ unit)

Computing, Built Environment, Applied & Other Health, Engineering, Agriculture

$8,050 ($1,006/ unit)

$8,050 ($1,006/ unit)

$8,050 ($1,006/ unit)

$8,050 ($1,006/ unit)

Mathematics, Statistics, Natural & Physical Science

$8,050 ($1,006/ unit)

$8,050 ($1,006/ unit)

$4,520 ($565/ unit)

$4,520 ($565/ unit)

Humanities, Arts, Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual & Performing Arts

$5,648 ($706/ unit)

$5,648 ($706/ unit)

$5,648 ($706/ unit)

$5,648 ($706/ unit)

Education, Nursing

$4,520 ($565/ unit)

$4,520 ($565/ unit)

$4,520 ($565/ unit)

$5,648 ($706/ unit)


Further information for Commonwealth-supported students, including the Higher Education Loan program (HECS-HELP), is available at any ACU Student Centre.

2012 Domestic Tuition Fees

ACU tuition fees (per 10 credit point unit) for fee-paying students in 2012 are as follows:

Discipline

Tuition Fee

Bachelor degree and postgraduate units not specifically listed below (Note: includes EDRE527 & EDRE528)
Continuing Associate Degree units (other than Social Sciences)

$1,500

Continuing Theology, Study of Religions and other Religious Education units (Excludes EDRE527 & EDRE528 see above)

$1,240

Undergraduate and postgraduate units in
Counselling, Visual Arts, Psychology, Science units

$1,770

Undergraduate units in
Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedicine, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy

$2,040

Continuing Associate Degree in Social Sciences

$920

Undergraduate and postgraduate units in Music
Master & Doctor of Psychology
Doctor of Education (per 10 CP)

$2,090

Postgraduate units in
Nursing, Midwifery

$1,660

Certificate in Guiding Meditation units

$500

Postgraduate units in
Educational Leadership

$1,600

Postgraduate units in
Educational System Leadership

$2,200

Postgraduate units in
Business, Commerce, Information Systems, Information Technology, Management, Marketing

$2,500

Undergraduate units in
Business, Commerce, Information Systems, Information Technology, Management, Marketing
Certificate Units in Commerce

$2,470

Non-award units

The same rate as applies to units in the relevant discipline

Auditing of units

$6703


Students may apply for FEE-HELP in accordance with Commonwealth government eligibility criteria. Information about FEE-HELP is provided in a Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) booklet, available from any ACU Student Centre.

For further information on Fees and due dates for payment, refer to Fees and Charges.

1 This table combines units in funding clusters with the same value.
2 A standard year is calculated on 8 units or a total of 80 cp. Not all units come from the same discipline clusters for every degree.
3 Managed and charged by Schools.

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