ACU offers Commonwealth supported and fee-paying places. In addition, students are also charged a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Visit Other expenses for further information about the SSAF.

Visit the International Education Office for information about international tuition fees.

2022 Commonwealth supported places

Students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place are required to pay a student contribution towards the cost of their course.

The student contribution amounts for 2022 in the tables below are subject to the passage of legislation.

2022 student contribution fees for students who commenced from 2021 onwards

Discipline Cluster1 Student Contribution per year2
Management and Commerce, Arts, Humanities (excluding languages), Law, Economics and Communications

Undergraduate Psychology4
$14,624
($1,828/unit)
Health, Information Technology, Creative Arts, Engineering, Environmental Studies and Science

Undergraduate Psychology3
$8,016
($1,002/unit)
Education, Nursing, Languages, Clinical Psychology, Mathematics, Agriculture $3,984
($498/unit)

2022 student contribution fees for students who commenced prior to 2021

Discipline Cluster1 Student Contribution per year2
Law, Accounting, Commerce, Administration, Economics $11,456
($1,432/unit)
Undergraduate Psychology, Health, Information Technology, Creative Arts, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Computing, and Science $8,016
($1,002/unit)
Humanities, Arts, Behavioural Sciences, Social Studies, Society and Culture, Visual & Performing Arts, Communications $6,864
($858/unit)
Education, Nursing, Languages, Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Mathematics, Agriculture $3,984
($498/unit)

Visit Study Assist for further information on Commonwealth supported places and HECS-HELP.


1 This table combines units in funding clusters with the same value.
2 A standard year is calculated on 8 units or a total of 80 cp. Not all units come from the same discipline cluster for every degree.
3 Applies to students commencing from 2021 enrolled in one of the following undergraduate psychology courses: Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Commerce; Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science; Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Laws; Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours); Bachelor of Psychology (Honours); or Bachelor of Psychological Science
4 Applies to students commencing from 2021 who are not enrolled in one of the undergraduate psychology courses listed in note 3

2022 Domestic Tuition Fees

ACU tuition fees (per 10 credit point unit) for fee-paying students in 2022:

Discipline Tuition Fee
Undergraduate and postgraduate units not specifically listed below. $1,930
Postgraduate units in Education and Educational Leadership $2,334
Undergraduate and postgraduate units in Public Health $2,686
Undergraduate units in Nursing, Midwifery
Undergraduate and Postgraduate units in Paramedicine
Postgraduate units in
Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Graduate Diploma in Psychology
$2,994
Undergraduate and Postgraduate units in Business, Commerce, Information Systems, Information Technology, Management, Marketing, Law $3,500
Undergraduate and Postgraduate units in Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy $3,123
Postgraduate units in Nursing, Midwifery, Exercise Science, Health
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Units in Public Health
$2,635
Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)
$3,508
Undergraduate and Postgraduate units in Occupational Health, Finance $2,500
Graduate Certificate in Psychology of Risk $3,399
Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practice $2,839
Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Catholic Culture $2,400
Master of Professional Psychology
Graduate Certificate in Family and Systemic Therapy
Master of Family & Systemic Therapy
$3,039
Domestic Fee-Paying Research $5,628 (per 0.25 EFTSL)
Graduate Certificate in Culinary Nutrition Science
Master of Dietetic Practice
$3,713
Postgraduate units in Theology and Philosophy $1,975
Non-award units Same rate applies to units in relevant discipline and level
Auditing of units $9305

Students may apply for FEE-HELP in accordance with Commonwealth government eligibility criteria.

Visit Fees and Finance for payment due dates in 2022.


5 Managed and charged by Schools.

In 2022, the following students will be liable for the SSAF:

  • Commonwealth supported students;
  • Fee-paying students enrolled in an award course;
  • International students (SSAF incorporated into tuition fees).

SSAF charges and due dates

Student Load Fees
Full-time students $157 per half year ($314 annually)
Part-time students $117 per half year ($234 annually)
Students enrolled in Executive
Education courses
$45 flat rate per study period
ACU Online students enrolled in
10 credit points or less
$58 flat rate per study period
ACU Online students enrolled in
more than 10 credit points
$78 flat rate per study period

The SSAF is calculated on each half-year enrolment.

  • Enrolments with census date between 1 January and 30 June will display on Semester 1 invoice.
  • Enrolments with census date between 1 July and 31 December will display on Semester 2 invoice.
  • Executive Education and ACU Online stuent enrolments will have SSAF displayed on their invoice for each study period.

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