Your fee amount will depend on your course choice and placement offer. But don't worry: our fees are transparent, paying is straightforward and we're on hand to help you every step of the way.

What we mean by domestic fees

First, confirm you’re a domestic student

You pay domestic fees if you’re one of the following:

  • Australian citizen
  • Australian permanent resident
  • Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • New Zealand citizen.

If you’re studying with us on an international visa, you’re considered an international student and must pay international fees.

Visit our international student fees page to learn more

How your fees add up

Your tuition fees will be based on the following factors:

  • course type (eg undergraduate, postgraduate coursework)
  • individual unit costs (eg Midwifery Foundations, Painting)
  • placement offer type (eg domestic fee-paying, Commonwealth supported)

These fees are for tuition only. They don’t include additional expenses such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee, textbooks, materials and equipment, or living costs.

Before you go places, know your placement

Undergraduate study

If your undergraduate application is successful, we’ll offer you a Commonwealth supported place (CSP).

In a CSP, the Australian Government subsidises the cost of your course. You’ll pay the remainder, known as the student contribution amount.

Postgraduate coursework study

If your postgraduate coursework application is successful, you’ll likely be offered a domestic fee-paying place (DFP).

Most postgraduate coursework degrees only have DFP places available. We don’t receive any government funding for these placements.

A small number of postgraduate coursework degrees have Commonwealth supported places available; however, these are very limited. You can check CSP availability using our course costing tool – but be aware that it will only show the total number of available places, not how many are left.

Go to our course costing tool

Research courses

If you’re accepted into a postgraduate research course, you’ll be offered the Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset Scholarship from the Australian Government.

This scholarship covers the cost of your course for the minimum duration.

The offset applies to the following courses:

  • masters by research
  • doctoral degrees.

More information about the offset, including scholarship stipends and allowances, can be found on the RTP Scholarships page.

Visit the RTP Scholarships page

Vocational education and training (VET) courses

Our vocational education and training (VET) courses are delivered by ACU College, our registered training organisation.

If you’re accepted into a VET course at ACU College, you may be eligible for a government subsidy or concession on your course costs. In exceptional circumstances, you may be eligible for a tuition fee waiver.

You should also be aware that each eligible enrolment may impact your access to further government-subsidised training.

You can view both full fee-paying and government-subsidised VET course costs by visiting our course costing page. These tuition fees, as published, are subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

View VET course costs

To learn more about VET fees, concession criteria, additional charges and tuition fee waivers, read our Fees, Charges and Refunds Policy and Procedure on our policies page.

VET subsidies

Find out about specific VET state subsidies using the accordions below.

We deliver VET courses to eligible candidates at our Victorian campuses with subsidies from the Victorian and Commonwealth governments.

You're eligible if you're a domestic student enrolling in and starting an ACU-provided VET course in the current year, as well as one of the following:

  • under 20 years of age* and enrolling in nationally recognised training
  • undergoing training in the Victorian Certificate of Education or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (intermediate or senior)
  • over 20 years of age* and enrolling in nationally recognised training in:
    • a foundation skills list course
    • as an apprentice (not trainee)
    • a course that is at a higher qualification level than your current highest qualification.

You can find more information about your eligibility by visiting the Victorian Government's Skills First website.

*As of 1 January in the year of commencement of training.

We deliver the Certificate III and Certificate IV in Education Support to eligible candidates at our Brisbane campus with subsidies from the Queensland and Commonwealth governments.

To check your eligibility for the Certificate III in Education Support, visit the Queensland State Government’s Certificate 3 Guarantee page. 

To check your eligibility for the Certificate IV in Education Support, visit the Queensland Government’s Higher Level Skills page.

Please note: You can only access government subsidies for one certificate III and certificate IV qualification each. Once you complete a certificate III and/or certificate IV, you will not be eligible for further subsidies under the Certificate 3 Guarantee or Higher Level Skills program.

Get across your costs

Course costs

Find the specific cost of your preferred coursework degree, as well as the availability of Commonwealth supported places in postgraduate courses, with our course costing tool.

Use our course costing tool

Unit costs

You can check the costs of individual units for the current year using our unit costs database. Before you start, make sure you know the specific unit codes.

View unit costs

Other fees and costs

Learn about the other fees you’ll need to pay during your studies, including the Student Services and Amenities Fee, which we invest back into you.

Understand other fees and costs

Postgraduate alumni rebate

Build your future and save money at the same time. We’re pleased to offer a postgraduate alumni rebate to students about to graduate, domestic graduates and alumni.

The rebate is a 10% reimbursement on full fee-paying courses. To claim the rebate, you must not have received any other subsidies or scholarships during your studies.

Learn more about the postgraduate alumni rebate and apply

Manage your money

Finance your fees

Fees don’t need to be a barrier. You might be eligible for a range of government loans and allowances, including FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP.

Learn about financing your fees

Understand the payment process

Paying your fees upfront couldn’t be easier. Find out about our payment options and in what circumstances you may be eligible for a refund.

Read about payments and refunds

Student accommodation

Fees do not include living costs. If you reside in our off-campus student accommodation, you’ll need to pay for these services separately.

View student accommodation options

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