Domestic

2018 HECS Rate Information

The government have not yet provided the HECS rates for 2018.  Rates are normally published much earlier but this year the rates were rejected as part of the Education reform which did not go through the Senate.  Students will be advised immediately when rates are published.

Before you can determine how much your fees will be you must find out what type of Fee Structure (Commonwealth Supported or Full Fee) paying applies to you and determine your Fee Type (see below).

The information below is designed to help you understand the different types of fee structures, including the eligibility of HECS and then show you how to estimate your fees for enrolment in the applicable academic year.

Fee Structure

Commonwealth Assistance Form (CAF)

It is a legislative requirement that you complete a CAF if you want to take up a Commonwealth supported place. To complete an eCAF log in to your eStudent, and click on the Commonwealth Assistance tab.

If you use HECS-Help and defer your fees, you will need to include your Tax File Number (TFN).

Even if you pay your fees up-front or have a full scholarship, you still need to complete a CAF but you don’t need to include your TFN.

Important! Failure to complete a CAF can result in cancellation of your enrolment.

All Commonwealth supported places are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government so that students only pay 'student contribution' amounts for their units of study.

Eligible Commonwealth supported students (Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders) can use a HECS-HELP loan to help pay student contribution.

To be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place, students must study onshore - for more information please see HECS-HELP Loans.

I am an Australian citizenYou will be charged a reduced rate and you must submit a CAF
 Eligible for HECS-HELP loan to defer payment of fees if you will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to your course of study.
I hold a Humanitarian visaYou will be charged a reduced rate and you must submit a CAF
 You must submit evidence of your visa or citizenship documents
 Eligible for HECS-HELP loan to defer payment of your student contribution
I am a New Zealand citizen, residing in Australia while I studyYou will be charged a reduced rate and you must submit a CAF
 You must submit evidence of citizenship
 You must pay your student contribution amount up-front. You are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan to defer your student contribution.
I hold a permanent resident visaYou will be charged a reduced rate and you must submit a CAF
 You must submit evidence of your visa or citizenship documents
 You must pay your student contribution amount up-front. You are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan to defer your student contribution.

The Australian Government has introduced a range of budget reforms, which are likely to affect you.
Please visit the Department of Education - Students website for more information.

A Full Fee Paying place is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. If you are a domestic student in a Full Fee Paying place you must pay full tuition fees for your studies.

Eligible Full Fee Paying students (Australian citizens and Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders) may be eligible for a FEE-HELP loan to pay all or part of their tuition fees.

I am an Australian citizenMay be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance
I hold a Humanitarian visaYou must submit evidence of your visa or citizenship documents

May be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance
I am a New Zealand citizen, residing in Australia while I studyYou must submit evidence of citizenship

Not eligible for a FEE-HELP assistance.
I hold a permanent resident visaYou must submit evidence of your visa or citizenship documents

Not eligible for FEE-HELP assistance, unless undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals and will be  residing in Australia for the duration of the enrolment.

The Australian Government has introduced a range of budget reforms, which are likely to affect you.
 Please visit the Department of Education - Students website for more information.

Calculating your Student Contribution or Tuition Fees

To calculate or check you have been charged correctly you need to know:

  • your Fee Type - this is determined by whether  you are in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or Full Fee Paying place (FFP), as described above, and
  • the year you commenced your degree, and
  • your enrolment study load or credit points and how this will affect a units fees.
CSP Student ContributionCommenced in a CSP in 2010 onwards
Full Fee Paying (domestic) Commenced a Full Fee paying place in 2008 onwards

*Please note: your fee type may change if you have either changed degree, taken a break from study without an approved leave of absence or been excluded from study.

  1. Go to the Course and Unit Handbook.
  2. Find the unit you are looking to undertake study in and navigate to the unit’s information page. On this page scroll down to the ‘Fees’ section, where you will find the fees for the chosen unit.

You will need to repeat the above steps for each unit you wish to view the student contribution / tuition fee for.

How to Pay

To find out how to pay your tuition fees please refer to How to Pay.