Fees for Domestic Students
The cost of university education is usually shared between the Australian Government and the student, with the student contributing a proportion of the cost. This tuition fee is commonly known as HECS (Higher Education Contribution Scheme). The Faculty of Health has agreed to forgo the student contribution to the Bachelor of Dementia Care for all domestic students, for study undertaken in 2017. This arrangement will be negotiated each year and is only guaranteed for one year at a time.
Students eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) who enrol in the Bachelor of Dementia Care in 2017 will be eligible for this HECS waiver. The HECS waiver is automatically applied after you enrol in your first units in the Bachelor of Dementia Care, but will not show on your invoice until approximately one week prior to Census Date. A unilateral system amendment is made for all Bachelor of Dementia Care students to remove fees once Semester is underway. This means that students will not have to pay tuition fees for any units that they study as part of their Bachelor of Dementia Care in 2017. Students will be require to pay a SSAF* (Student Services and Amenities Fee) approximately $43.50 per unit. Study in 2018 may attract HECS tuition fees, however, for Australian citizens these may be deferred under the HECS-HELP Scheme. For further information on HECS-HELP consult the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) guidelines.
New Zealand Students (residing in Australia)
Please note that New Zealand citizens residing in Australia are eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) however they are unable to defer any tuition fees under the Australian HECS-HELP scheme.
New Zealand Students (residing in New Zealand)
If you are successful in your application to study the Bachelor of Dementia Care you will be considered a Domestic student, however, you will be allocated a full fee paying domestic place. Current legislation does not allow for New Zealand students studying in New Zealand to be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP).
Fees for International Students
The fee structure for International Students enrolling in the Bachelor of Dementia Care is subsidised compared with traditional courses. International Students studying in the Bachelor of Dementia Care in 2017 will be offered a 50% discount on tuition fees. The full cost per unit is currently approximately AU$1950*, meaning that your cost will be reduced to around AU$975 per unit. You will be required to pay for one unit upfront before you can actually enrol in any units in the Bachelor of Dementia Care. You will be invoiced for any remaining units that you choose to enrol in at a later date.
Student contribution or tuition fees will be invoiced to you automatically via eStudent once you have enrolled in the units you wish to study.
To view your invoice, login to your eStudent, and click on the Email My Tax Invoice button under the Finance tab.
Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
The Fees Unit coordinate the invoicing and collection of this fee only. We can answer all your questions in regards to your SSAF invoice and the payment of this fee.
Please note: SSAF is currently incorporated into the annual rate for International students. A separate SSAF charge does not apply to International students in 2017.
Other Fees & Charges
Please see Other Fees and Charges on the Current Students website.
*Please note that this fee is indexed annually