What does it cost?
|Waiver/Discount Amount (conditions apply)|
| DOMESTIC students||
100% HECS waiver to eligible students.
| NEW ZEALAND students||
Tuition fees discounted to AUD625 per unit.
| INTERNATIONAL students||
50% discount on international tuition fees.
HECS waiver for domestic students
Eligible commencing domestic students can receive a 100% HECS (Higher Education Contribution Scheme) fee waiver for units studied under the Diploma of Dementia Care*. Students are eligible for the waiver if they are eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). To get a CSP, you must be one of the following:
- an Australian citizen, who will live and study in Australia for some of the course
- a New Zealand citizen, who will live and study in Australia for the whole course
- a permanent visa holder, who will live and study in Australia for the whole course.
Tuition Fees will appear in eStudent until after the census date. After the census date, the appropriate scholarship/fee waiver will be applied to all enrolled students to remove the tuition fees. The waiver covers the full student tuition fee contribution that the student would normally be required to pay, which means there are NO tuition fees payable by a domestic student studying the Diploma of Dementia Care. This waiver is available for the duration of your study of the Diploma of Dementia Care.
Fees are structured per unit, not per course, and there are two fee types. The tuition fee (also knowns as HECS fee) and a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is payable by the student. In 2020 fees are generally $46.20 per unit, capped at a maximum of $308 per annum. SSAF is paid per unit per semester depending on the number of units a student enrols in.
Further study and Recognition of Prior Learning
Upon completion of the Diploma of Dementia Care, students may consider further studies. The Diploma of Dementia Care will count as year 1 toward the Associate Degree in Dementia Care and the Bachelor of Dementia Care.
Prior education at a tertiary or TAFE level (or equivalent) may also be considered as being counted as credit toward the Diploma. Contact Student Support - DementiaCare.Support@utas.edu.au - for more information.
For some students (depending on existing level of education), study will also be available in the Master of Dementia Program.
Visit our website at www.utas.edu.au/wicking for more information.