Postgraduate coursework degrees

Postgraduate coursework degrees

If you are a Commonwealth supported student you will be charged the 2016 student contribution amount for your 2016 unit enrolments according to the subject area of the unit.

Commencing students

The standard annual load (SAL) for all postgraduate courses offering Commonwealth Supported Places to commencing students in 2016 is 32 credit points.

This is equal to 1 EFTSL (Effective Full-time Student Load) and is used to calculate the student contribution for a unit.

These courses are listed below.

Masters

Course Name Course Code Fee Type
Doctor of Physiotherapy DPHYSIO Limited CSP places available
Juris Doctor JURISDOC Limited CSP places available
Master of Biotechnology MBTECH CSP
Master of Biotechnology and Business MBIOBUS CSP
Master of Chiropractic MCHIROPRAC Limited CSP places available
Master of Clinical Audiology MCLAUD-C Limited CSP places available
Master of Clinical Neuropsychology MCLNPSY Limited CSP places available
Master of Clinical Psychology MCLPSY Limited CSP places available
Master of Conservation Biology MCONBIOL CSP
Master of Early Childhood MECHILD CSP
Master of Educational Leadership in Early Childhood MEDUCLD;ECH CSP
Master of Engineering MENGG CSP
Master of Environment MENVIRON CSP
Master of Environmental Planning MENVPLAN CSP
Master of Indigenous Education MINDIGEDUC CSP
Master of Organisational Psychology MORGPSY Limited CSP places available
Master of Radiopharmaceutical Science MRADIOPHSC CSP
Master of Special Education MSPEDUC CSP
Master of Speech and Language Pathology MSPCHPATH Limited CSP places available
Master of Sustainable Development MSUSDEVE CSP
Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years) MTEACH(0-5) CSP

Graduate Diplomas

Course Name Course Code Fee Type
Graduate Diploma of Environment GD-ENV CSP
Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Education GD-INDIGED CSP
Graduate Diploma of Special Education GD-SPED CSP

Graduate Certificates

Course Name Course Code Fee Type
Graduate Certificate of Behaviour Support Teaching GC-BST CSP
Graduate Certificate of Conservation Biology GC-CONBIO CSP
Graduate Certificate of Early Childhood GC-ECHD CSP
Graduate Certificate of Environment GC-ENV CSP
Graduate Certificate of Environmental Planning GC-ENVPLAN CSP
Graduate Certificate of Indigenous Education GC-INDIGED CSP
Graduate Certificate of Learning Difficulties Support Teaching GC-LDST CSP

For courses that have limited CSP places, these places will be allocated on the basis of academic merit or equity. You may be offered a fee paying place instead.

How much does a unit of study cost?

Step 1

Check the Course Handbook and take a note of:

  • The Unit Code
  • The Credit Point value of the unit

Step 2

Look up the Student Contribution Band for the unit you are interested in.

Step 3

Look up the Annual Student Contribution Amount for the Student Contribution Band

Step 4

The cost of a unit based upon the most common credit point values are shown here.

You can also use your calculator to work it out as follows:

Unit Cost = (Credit points ÷32) × Annual Contribution Amount

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be eligible to receive a discount if you pay all or part (minimum $500 per census date) of your student contribution amount up-front to the University before the relevant census date.

The discount is calculated on the total amount you pay, not the full cost of the unit.

Example

The example below is rounded to the nearest dollar.

Student contribution for 1 unit

You commence a Master of Biotechnology in 2016  and are interested in enrolling in CBMS807 in 2016. The standard annual load for this masters degree is 32 credit points. The contribution band for the unit is Band 2 and it has a credit point value of 4. Your unit cost for 2016 is calculated as follows:

Unit Band Annual Student Contribution  × Credit points ÷ Standard Annual Load Student Contribution
CBMS807 2 $8,917   × 4 ÷ 32 $1,114

Continuing students

The standard annual load (SAL) for all postgraduate courses offering Commonwealth Supported Places to students who commenced their course prior to 2016 is variable.

The standard annual load is equal to 1 EFTSL (Effective Full-time Student Load) and is used to calculate the student contribution for a unit.

These courses and their standard annual load are listed below.

Masters

Course name Course code  Annual Load
Doctor of Physiotherapy DPHYSIO 32
Juris Doctor JURISDOC 32
Master of Applied Anthropology MAA 24
Master of Applied Anthropology MAPPANTH 32
Master of Arts in Ancient History MA;AHST-C 32
Master of Arts in Children's Literature MA;CHDLIT-C 32
Master of Arts in Coptic Studies MA;COPTICST 32
Master of Arts in Creative Writing MA;CRWR 32
Master of Arts in Early Christian & Jewish Studies MA;ECJS 32
Master of Arts in Education Studies MA;EDS 32
Master of Arts in Egyptology MA;EGYPT-C 32
Master of Arts in English Literature MA;ENGLIT-C 32
Master of Arts in History MA;HIST-C 32
Master of Arts in Migration Studies MA;MIGRST 32
Master of Arts in Modern History MA;MHST-C 32
Master of Auslan-English Interpreting MAUSENGINT 32
Master of Biotechnology MBIOTECHNO 32
Master of Biotechnology MBIOTECH 32
Master of Biotechnology and Business MBIOBUS 32
Master of Biotechnology with the degree of Master of Commerce MBIOTEMCOM 32
Master of Chiropractic MCHIROPRAC 32
Master of Chiropractic MCHPRAC 32
Master of Clinical Audiology MCLAUD-C 32
Master of Conservation Biology MCONBIOL 32
Master of Early Childhood MECHD 32
Master of Early Childhood MECHILD 32
Master of Education MED-C 32
Master of Educational Leadership (Early Childhood Education) MEDLD(ECE) 32
Master of Educational Leadership (School Education) MEDLD(SE) 32
Master of Educational Leadership in Early Childhood MEDLD;ECH 32
Master of Educational Leadership in Early Childhood MEDUCLD;ECH 32
Master of Educational Leadership in School Education MEDLD;SCH 32
Master of Engineering Management MENGMGMT 32
Master of Environment MENV 32
Master of Environment MENVIRON 32
Master of Environmental Education MENVED 32
Master of Environmental Management MENVIRMGT 32
Master of Environmental Planning MENVPL 32
Master of Environmental Planning MENVPLAN 32
Master of Environmental Science MENVIRSC 32
Master of Environmental Studies MENVST 32
Master of Higher Education MHE 32
Master of Indigenous Education MINDIGED 32
Master of Indigenous Education MINDIGEDUC 32
Master of Organisational Psychology MORGPSY 32
Master of Policy and Applied Social Research MPASR 32
Master of Radiopharmaceutical Science MRADIOPHSC 32
Master of Science in Biodiversity Conservation MSC;BIC 32
Master of Science in Environmental Health MSC;ENH 32
Master of Science in Remote Sensing and GIS MSC;REM 32
Master of Social Health and Counselling MSOCHCNS 32
Master of Special Education MSPED-C 32
Master of Special Education MSPEDUC 32
Master of Speech and Language Pathology MSPCHPATH 32
Master of Sustainable Development MSUSDEV 32
Master of Sustainable Development MSUSDEVE 32
Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years) MTEACH(0-5) 32
Master of Wildlife Management MWLDMGT 32

Graduate Diplomas

Course name Course code Annual Load 
Graduate Diploma of Environment GD-ENV 32
Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Education GD-INDIGED 32
Graduate Diploma of Special Education GD-SPED 32

Postgraduate Diplomas

Course name Course code Annual Load 
Postgraduate Diploma in Auslan/English Interpreting PD-AUSLENGLINT 28
Postgraduate Diploma of Auslan-English Interpreting PD-AUSENGINT 32
Postgraduate Diploma in Children's Literature PD-CHLIT 24
Postgraduate Diploma of Education Studies PD-EDS 24
Postgraduate Diploma of Indigenous Education PD-INDIGED 24
Postgraduate Diploma of Policy and Applied Social Research PD-PASR 24
Postgraduate Diploma of Science in Biodiversity Conservation PD-SCIENCE;BIC 24
Postgraduate Diploma of Science in Remote Sensing and GIS PD-SCI;REM 24
Postgraduate Diploma of Social Health and Counselling PD-SOCHCNS 32
Postgraduate Diploma of Special Education PD-SPED 24
Postgraduate Diploma of Wildlife Management PD-WLDMGT 24

Graduate Certificates 

Course name Course code Annual Load 
Graduate Certificate of Behaviour Support Teaching GC-BST 32
Graduate Certificate of Conservation Biology GC-CONBIO 32
Graduate Certificate of Early Childhood GC-ECHD 32
Graduate Certificate of Environment GC-ENV 32
Graduate Certificate of Environmental Planning GC-ENVPLAN 32
Graduate Certificate of Indigenous Education GC-INDIGED 32
Graduate Certificate of Learning Difficulties Support Teaching GC-LDST 32

Postgraduate Certificates

Course name Course code Annual Load 
Postgraduate Certificate of Education Studies PC-EDS 24
Postgraduate Certificate of Environment PC-ENV 32
Postgraduate Certificate of Higher Education PC-HEDUC 24
Postgraduate Certificate of Social Health and Counselling PC-SOCHCNS 32
Postgraduate Certificate of Special Education PC-SPECED 24

How much does a unit of study cost?

Step 1

Check the Course Handbook and take a note of:

  • The Unit Code
  • The Credit Point value of the unit

Step 2

Look up the Student Contribution Band for the unit you are interested in.

Step 3

Look up the Annual Student Contribution Amount for the Student Contribution Band.

Step 4

Identify the standard annual load (SAL) in the table above.

Step 5

The cost of a unit based upon the most common credit point values are shown here.

You can also use your calculator to work it out as follows:
Unit Cost = (Credit points ÷ SAL) × Annual Contribution Amount

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be eligible to receive a discount if you pay all or part (minimum $500 per census date) of your student contribution amount up-front to the University before the relevant census date.

The discount is calculated on the total amount you pay, not the full cost of the unit.

Examples

Student contribution for 1 unit based upon 32 credit point standard annual load

You commence a Master of Speech Pathology in 2015 and are interested in enrolling in SPH 817 in 016. The standard annual load for this masters degree is 32 credit points. The contribution band for the unit is Band 2 and it has a credit point value of 4. Your  unit cost for  2016 is calculated as follows:

Unit Band Annual Student Contribution> × Credit points ÷ Standard Annual Load Student Contribution
SPH 817 2 $8,917 × 4 ÷ 32 $1,114

Student contribution for 1 unit based upon 24 credit point standard annual load

You commence a Postgraduate Diploma of Special education in 2014 and you are interested in enrolling in SPED806 in 2015 The standard annual load for this masters degree is 24 credit points. The contribution band for the unit is Band 1. It has a credit point value of 4. Your  unit cost for 2016 is calculated as follows:

Unit  Band Annual Student Contribution × Credit points > ÷ Standard Annual Load Student Contribution
SPED 806 2 $6,256 × 4 ÷ 32 $1,042

The cost of a unit is based upon

  • the standard annual load
  • the credit point value of the unit
  • the student contribution band

Standard Annual Load = 24 credit points

Credit Points EFTSL Band 1 Band 2 Band 3 
4.0 0.1667 $1,042 $1,486 $1,740
8.0 0.3333 $2,085 $2,972 $3,480
12.0 0.5000 $3,128 $4,458 $5,220
16.0 0.6667 $4,170 $5,944 $6,960

Standard Annual Load = 28 credit points

Credit Points EFTSL Band 1 Band 2 Band 3 
4.0 0.1429 $893 $1,273 $1,491
8.0 0.2857 $1,787 $2,547 $2,982
12.0 0.4286 $2,681 $3,821 $4,474
16.0 0.5714 $3,574 $5,095 $5,965

Standard Annual Load = 32 credit points

Credit Points EFTSL Band 1 Band 2 Band 3 
4.0 0.1250 $782 $1,114 $1,305
8.0 0.2500 $1,564 $2,229 $2,610
12.0 0.3750 $2,346 $3,343 $3,915
16.0 0.5000 $3,128 $4,458 $5,220
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