ACU offers Commonwealth supported and fee-paying places.

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

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 rates for 2015.

Discipline Cluster1

ACU Student Contribution Level per standard year2

Students enrolled pre 2010

Students enrolled 2010 - 2015

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.

2015 Domestic Tuition Fees

ACU tuition fees (per 10 credit point unit) for fee-paying students in 2015:


Tuition Fee

Bachelor degree and postgraduate units not specifically listed below.

$ 1,750

Postgraduate units in
Education, Theology

$ 1,800

Undergraduate and postgraduate units in
Counselling, Visual Arts, Psychology

$ 2,050

Undergraduate units in
Nursing, Midwifery, Music, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy
Undergraduate and Postgraduate units in Science, Paramedicine, Rehabilitation
Master of Psychology

$ 2,385

Postgraduate units in
Graduate Certificate in Philosophy (Healthcare Ethics)

$ 2,865

Postgraduate units in
Nursing, Midwifery, Exercise Science

$ 1,950

Postgraduate units in
Educational Leadership

$ 1,900

Postgraduate units in
Educational System Leadership, Negotiation, Psychology of Risk
Doctor of Education (per 10 cp)

$ 2,625

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

$ 2,730

Non-award units

The same rate 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 2015.

Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF)

In 2015, the following students will be liable for the SSAF:

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

SSAF charges and due dates

Student Load


Full-time students

$143 per half year ($286 annually)

Part-time students

$107 per half year ($214 annually)

MBAE students and all Executive Education $45 flat rate per study period

The SSAF is calculated on each half-year enrolment.

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

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

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