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
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
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.