Nationally recognised Higher Education qualifications include degrees at bachelor, master or doctorate levels, as well as diplomas, advanced diplomas, graduate diplomas and graduate diplomas accredited by a Higher Education accrediting authority.
Unit fees are based on the Field of Education (FOE) code that is assigned to a unit; this is done by Charles Darwin University. FOE codes also belong to one of four fee bands which are assigned by the Federal Government every year.
Units and fees
Commonwealth supported student
A Commonwealth supported student is one who is enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP). The Government subsidises a Commonwealth supported place by paying a portion of the fees directly to the provider, the student then pays the remainder of the fees through a 'student contribution'.
The fees that a commonwealth supported student pays are:
|Unit field of Education||10 cp||20 cp||40 cp||80 cp|
|1||Behavioural science, social studies, clinical psychology, foreign languages, visual & performing arts, education, humanities, nursing||$821||$1,642||$3,283||$6,566|
|2||Agriculture, allied health, computing, built environment, other health, engineering, surveying, mathematics, statistics, science||$1,170||$2,340||$4,680||$9,359|
|3||Accounting, administration, economics, commerce, law, medicine||$1,370||$2,740||$5,479||$10,958|
|NP||Pre-2010 education and nursing||$657||$1,314||$2,627||$5,254|
cp = credit points
NP national priority
Full Fee paying student
Domestic Higher Education students who are not in Commonwealth supported places are charged a tuition fee.
The tables below show the fees applicable to:
- Students who are commencing or continuing studies in a fee-paying postgraduate by coursework course;
- Students enrolling in a Miscellaneous Course (MISC); and
- NZ Citizens and Permanent Residents (non-humanitarian visa holders) residing outside Australia whilst undertaking a unit which is not an in-country unit.
The fees that a full fee paying student pays are:
|Unit field of education||80cp (pre-2017)||80cp (pre-2019)||80cp (2019)|
|Accounting, administration, economics, commerce||$20,928||$24,568||$27,952|
|Behavioural science, social studies||$19,984||$19,984||$22,056|
|Clinical psychology, foreign languages, visual & performing arts||$20,152||$20,152||$20,152|
|Computing, built environment, other health||$21,880||$21,880||$24,344|
cp = credit points