Commonwealth Supported Place
As a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student the cost of your education is subsidised by the Australian Government. The Government pays an amount directly to the University and you pay the student contribution amount. To be eligible for a CSP you must be one of the following:
- an Australian citizen, who will be resident in Australia for at least one unit of study contributing to their course of study
- a New Zealand citizen or permanent visa holder, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit(s) of study
Calculating your student contribution amount
Student contribution amounts are calculated per course, which is the equivalent of a 'unit of study' in Government publications. Courses are grouped into different bands based on their field of education. Each band has a maximum student contribution amount set by the Government each year. Not all courses (subjects) in your program are necessarily in the same band so individual course costs may vary.
Your student contribution will be calculated based on the band and load of each individual course. The load is the equivalent full-time study load (EFTSL) value. The formula for calculating your contribution amount for a course is: Course EFTSL value x band amount
The EFTSL and band information for each course is available on the 2021 subject information page.
2021 student contribution changes
The Australian Government has made changes to student contribution bands as part of the Job-ready Graduates reform package. The package includes changes to the student contribution for new students who commence study from 1 January 2021.
The Government has introduced Grandfathering arrangements for students who commenced their program before 1 January 2021. Grandfathered students will not be disadvantaged by the student contribution changes. If you are studying courses where the student contribution has decreased, you will be charged the decreased rates. If you are studying courses where the student contribution has increased, you will be charged the lower grandfathered rates.
Students who are not grandfathered, will be charged the new student contribution rates. Further information is available on the Study Assist website.
Continuing students commenced before 1 January 2021
2021 grandfathered student contribution amounts
|Disciplines in each band||Student |
|Band 1||Agriculture, Clinical Psychology (postgraduate accredited program)**, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Nursing, Statistics||$3,950|
|GF Band 1||Communications, Professional Pathway Psychology**, Professional Pathway Social Work**, Society and Culture, Visual and Performing Arts||$6,804|
|Band 2||Allied Health, Built Environment, Computing, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Other Health, Pathology, Science, Surveying||$7,950|
|Band 3||Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science||$11,300|
|GF Band 3||Accounting, Administration, Commerce, Economics, Law||$11,355|
** band is determined by program
New student contribution bands from 1 January 2021
2021 new student contribution amounts
|Student contribution band||Disciplines in each band||Student Contribution (per EFTSL)|
|Band 1||Agriculture, English, Mathematics, Education, Clinical Psychology (postgraduate accredited program)**, Indigenous and Foreign Languages, Nursing, Statistics||$3,950|
|Band 2||Other Health, Allied Health, Built Environment, Computing, Engineering, Surveying, Science, Environmental Studies, Pathology, Visual and Performing Arts, Professional Pathway Psychology**, Professional Pathway Social Work**||$7,950|
|Band 3||Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science||$11,300|
|Band 4||Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce, Communications, Society and Culture||$14,500|
** band is determined by program
2020 student contribution amounts
Contribution band / course (subject) discipline
(120 credit point)
(15 credit point)
|Band 1: Humanities, behavioural science, social studies, education, clinical psychology, foreign languages, visual and performing arts, nursing||$6,684||$835|
|Band 2: Computing, built environment, other health, allied health, engineering, surveying, agriculture, mathematics, statistics, science||$9,527||$1,190|
|Band 3: Law, dentistry, medicine, veterinary science, accounting, administration, economics, commerce||$11,155||$1,394|
* Students who commenced their program before 1 January 2010 will be charged for education and nursing courses at the student contribution amount of $5,254 per EFTSL in 2020.