ACU offers Commonwealth supported and fee-paying places.

Visit the International Education Office for information about international tuition fees.

2017 Commonwealth supported places

Students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place are required to pay a student contribution towards the cost of their course.

The table below outlines the student contribution rates for 2017.

Discipline Cluster1 Student Contribution per year2
Law, Accounting, Commerce, Administration, Economics $10,596 ($1,324/unit)
Computing, Built Environment, Applied, Allied & Other Health, Agriculture, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Natural & Physical Science $9,050 ($1,131/unit)
Humanities, Arts, Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual & Performing Arts $6,349 ($793/unit)
Education, Nursing (for students who commenced 2010-2017) $6,349 ($793/unit)
Education, Nursing (for students who commenced pre-2010) $5,081 ($635/unit)

Visit Study Assist for further information on Commonwealth supported places and HECS-HELP.

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 cluster for every degree.

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2017 Domestic Tuition Fees

ACU tuition fees (per 10 credit point unit) for fee-paying students in 2017:


Tuition Fee

Bachelor degree and postgraduate units not specifically listed below.


Postgraduate units in Theology, Master of Education


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


Undergraduate units in Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy
Undergraduate and Postgraduate units in Paramedicine, Rehabilitation


Master of Business Administration (Executive)
Master of Business Administration (Health)*
Graduate Certificate in Mgmt of Not-for-Profit Organisations


Postgraduate units in Nursing, Midwifery, Exercise Science, Health


ACUcom Non-Award Higher Education


Master of Psychology


Postgraduate units in Educational Leadership


Postgraduate units in Negotiation
Graduate Certificate in Psychology of Risk


Undergraduate and Postgraduate units in Business, Commerce, Information Systems, Information Technology, Management, Marketing, Occupational Health


Graduate Diploma in Social Psychology of Risk


Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Catholic Culture


Non-award units

Same rate applies to units in relevant discipline and level

Auditing of units


Students may apply for FEE-HELP in accordance with Commonwealth government eligibility criteria.

Visit Fees and Finance for payment due dates in 2017.

3 Managed and charged by Schools.
* Health units charged at F7 level.

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2017 Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF)

In 2017, the following students will be liable for the SSAF:

  • Commonwealth supported students;
  • Fee-paying students enrolled in an award course;
  • International students (SSAF incorporated into tuition fees).

SSAF charges and due dates

Student Load Fees
Full-time students $147 per half year ($294 annually)
Part-time students $110 per half year ($220 annually)
Students enrolled in Master of Business Administration (Executive) and all Executive Education courses $45 flat rate per study period

The SSAF is calculated on each half-year enrolment.

  • Enrolments with census date between 1 January and 30 June will display on Semester 1 invoice.
  • Enrolments with census date between 1 July and 31 December will display on Semester 2 invoice.

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Page last updated: 27 Sep 2016

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