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).

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

Commonwealth supported places

Students enrolled in 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 2014 are as follows:

Discipline Cluster1

ACU Student Contribution Level per standard year2

Students enrolled pre 2010

Students enrolled 2010 - 2014

Law, Accounting, Commerce, Administration, Economics



Computing, Built Environment, Applied & Other Health, Agriculture, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Natural & Physical Science



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



Education, Nursing



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

2014 Domestic Tuition Fees

ACU tuition fees (per 10 credit point unit) for fee-paying students in 2014 are as follows:


Tuition Fee

Bachelor degree and postgraduate units not specifically listed below.

$ 1,660

Postgraduate units in
Education, Education Law

$ 1,710

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

$ 1,950

Undergraduate units in
Nursing, Midwifery, Music, Paramedicine, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy
Undergraduate and Postgraduate units in Science
Master of Psychology (per 10 cp)

$ 2,270

Postgraduate units in
Nursing, Midwifery, Exercise Science

$ 1,845

Postgraduate units in
Educational Leadership

$ 1,800

Postgraduate units in
Educational System Leadership
Doctor of Education (per 10 cp)

$ 2,500

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

$ 2,755

Postgraduate units in
Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Catholic Culture
Graduate Certificate in Philosophy (Healthcare Ethics)

$ 2,730

Non-award units

The same rate as applies to units in the relevant discipline and level

Auditing of units


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

Visit Fees and Scholarships for detailed information on the Billing Cycle for 2014.

Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF)

In 2014, the following categories of students will be liable for the SSAF:

  • All Commonwealth supported students
  • Fee-paying students enrolled in an award course

SSAF charges and due dates

Student Load


Full-time students

$140 per half year ($280 annually)

Part-time students

$105 per half year ($210 annually)

Students enrolled in Master of Business Administration (Executive)

$45 per term where enrolment exists (maximum charge of $270 annually)

The SSAF is calculated on each half-year enrolment.

  • All unit enrolments with a census date between 1 January and 30 June will be charged in Semester 1.
  • All unit enrolments with census date between 1 July and 31 December will be charged in Semester 2.
  • In the case of Master of Business Administration (Executive) enrolment, the SSAF will be charged in each study period.

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.
3 Managed and charged by Schools.

Page last updated: 29 Jun 2017

Short url: https://handbook.acu.edu.au/552729