HECS Scholarships & Fees

Domestic Students

For students who are enrolled in the Dementia Care Program PRIOR to 31st December 2017, the following information is applicable.

The cost of university education is usually shared between the Australian Government and the student, with the student contributing a proportion of the cost. The student contribution, or tuition fee, is commonly known as HECS (Higher Education Contribution Scheme).

The College of Health and Medicine is pleased to advise that HECS Scholarships remain available for current students who have commenced the Dementia Care Program prior to 31 December 2017.

These scholarships cover the full student contribution amount that the student would normally be required to pay for each unit, until the next eligible exit point. Depending on each students’ progression through the course (as at 31 December 2017), full HECS Scholarships will remain available to the next available and eligible exit point, – i.e. Diploma, Associate Degree or Bachelor of Dementia Care.

For those students wishing to continue their studies past their next exit point through to an Associate Degree in Dementia Care or a Bachelor of Dementia Care, you will be eligible for 50% HECS Scholarships for these additional units.

To remain eligible for the full and part HECS scholarship amount, students must continue to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident (i.e. eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)).
  2. Enrol in the Dementia Care Program and commence at least one unit by 31 December 2017, or prior.
  3. Enrol in a minimum of one unit per calendar year (extenuating circumstances may be considered by the College of Health and Medicine outside condition 3 on a case-by-case basis).
  4. Pay the relevant Student Services and Amenities Fee (for 2017 this is approximately $44.10 per unit, with an annual cap of $294. This fee is set on a yearly basis, and may vary).
  5. Not be excluded from the course based on academic progress or misconduct.

The HECS Scholarship will be automatically applied after the student enrols in their first unit/s in the Dementia Care Program, and will appear on the invoice prior to the census date.

For further information on Commonwealth Supported Places, Student Contributions and HECS-HELP please consult the StudyAssist website.

For students who enrol and commence studies in the Dementia Care Program AFTER 1 January 2018, the following information is applicable.

The cost of university education is usually shared between the Australian Government and the student, with the student contributing a proportion of the cost. The student contribution, or tuition fee, is commonly known as HECS (Higher Education Contribution Scheme).

The College of Health and Medicine is pleased to advise that HECS Scholarships are available for students who commence the Dementia Care Program during 2018. These scholarships cover the full student contribution amount that the student would normally be required to pay for each unit up to the level of Diploma of Dementia Care (i.e. completion of the first eight units).

Student wishing to continue their studies and graduate with the Associate Degree in Dementia Care (completion of 16 units) or Bachelor of Dementia Care (completion of 24 units) will be eligible for a 50% HECS Scholarship for these additional units.

All students initially enrol in the Bachelor, and then may elect to exit and graduate with a Diploma or Associate Degree, or continue on to graduate with the Bachelor degree.

To be eligible for a HECS Scholarship, students must meet a minimum of ONE of the following:

  • I have completed the Understanding Dementia MOOC
  • I have completed the Preventing Dementia MOOC
  • I am a family/friend carer of someone living with dementia
  • I care for someone living with dementia through my paid employment or through a voluntary role
  • I have a qualification in a health related field (minimum University diploma level)

To retain Scholarship eligibility, students must:

  1. Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident (i.e. eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)).
  2. Enrol in the Dementia Care Program and commence at least one unit by 31 December 2018, or prior.
  3. Enrol in a minimum of one unit per calendar year (extenuating circumstances may be considered by the College of Health and Medicine outside condition 3 on a case-by-case basis).
  4. Pay the relevant Student Services and Amenities Fee (for 2017 this is approximately $44.10 per unit, with an annual cap of $294. This fee is set on a yearly basis, and may vary).
  5. Not be excluded from the course based on academic progress or misconduct.

The HECS Scholarship will be automatically applied after the student enrols in their first unit/s in the Dementia Care Program, and will appear on the invoice after to the census date. Scholarships will not be applied retrospectively.

For further information on Commonwealth Supported Places, Student Contributions and HECS-HELP please consult the StudyAssist website.


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 Dementia Care Program 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

International Students studying in the Dementia Care Program in 2018 will receive a 50% discount on tuition fees for any Dementia Care Program units studies in 2018. The full cost per unit is currently approximately AU$2,000*, meaning that your cost will be reduced to around AU$1,000 per unit. You will be required to pay for one unit upfront before you can actually enrol in any units in the Dementia Care Program. You will be invoiced for any remaining units that you choose to enrol in at a later date.


Invoices

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.

For all other enquiries please see Student Services and Amenities Fee SSAF on the Current Students website or contact us at ssaf.feedback@utas.edu.au.

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