ACU offers Commonwealth supported and fee-paying places.

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

2021 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 2021 in the tables below are subject to the passage of legislation.

2021 student contribution fees for commencing students

Discipline Cluster1 Student Contribution per year2
Management and Commerce, Arts, Humanities (excluding languages), Law, Economics and Communications $14,496
($1,812/unit)
Health, Information Technology, Creative Arts, Engineering, Environmental Studies and Science $7,944
($993/unit)

Education, Nursing, Languages, Clinical Psychology, Mathematics, Agriculture

$3,944
($493/unit)

2021 student contribution fees for continuing students

Discipline Cluster1 Student Contribution per year2
Law, Accounting, Commerce, Administration, Economics $11,352
($1,419/unit)
Health, Information Technology, Creative Arts, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Computing, and Science $7,944
($993/unit)

Humanities, Arts, Behavioural Sciences, Social Studies, Society and Culture, Visual & Performing Arts, Communications

$6,800
($850/unit)
Education, Nursing, Languages, Clinical Psychology, Mathematics, Agriculture $3,944
($493/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.

2021 Domestic Tuition Fees

ACU tuition fees (per 10 credit point unit) for fee-paying students in 2021:

Discipline Tuition Fee
Undergraduate and postgraduate units not specifically listed below. $1,930
Postgraduate units in Education, Educational Leadership and Theology and Philosophy $2,266

Undergraduate and postgraduate units in Counselling, Visual Arts, Science
Undergraduate units in Psychology

$2,606
Undergraduate units in Nursing, Midwifery
Undergraduate and Postgraduate units in Paramedicine
Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Graduate Diploma in Psychology
$2,824

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

$3,003

Postgraduate units in Nursing, Midwifery, Exercise Science, Health
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Units in Public Health

$2,534
ACU College Non-Award Higher Education $950

Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)

$3,406
Undergraduate and Postgraduate units in Occupational Health, Finance $2,500
Graduate Certificate in Psychology of Risk $3,300
Foundation Studies Program $1,250

Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practice

$2,770
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
$2,950
Domestic Fee-Paying Research $5,464 (per 0.25 EFTSL)
Non-award units Same rate applies to units in relevant discipline and level
Auditing of units $9003

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

Visit Fees and Finance for payment due dates in 2021.


3 Managed and charged by Schools.

In 2021, 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 $156 per half year ($312 annually)
Part-time students $117 per half year ($234 annually)
Students enrolled in Executive
Education courses
$45 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 enrolments will have SSAF displayed on their invoice for each study period.

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