Graduate Certificates and Diplomas

Graduate Certificates and Diplomas

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.

At Macquarie, the standard annual load (SAL) for the undergraduate diplomas are 24 credit points.

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.

NOTE

The fee information for Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates on this page applies to students who commenced their course prior to 2015. The majority of these courses have a standard annual load (SAL) of 24 credit points.

The exceptions are:

  • Graduate Diploma of Education (GD-EDUC) which has a standard annual load of 27 credit points.
  • Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood (GD-ECHD) which has a standard annual load of 23 credit points.

If you commence a Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate from 2015 onwards and you are a Commonwealth supported student, please refer to Postgraduate Coursework degree for fee information.

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 ÷ 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.

Example

The examples below are rounded to the nearest dollar.

Student contribution for units in a Diploma of Languages

You commence a Diploma of Languages in 2016 and you want to enrol in RSN 105 and RSN 155 in 2016 The contribution band is for both units is Band 1. Your total unit cost for 2016 is calculated as follows:

Unit Band Annual Student Contribution × Credit points ÷ Standard Annual Load Student Contribution 
RSN 155 1 $6,256 × 3 ÷ 24.000 $782
RSN 105 1 $6,256 × 3 ÷ 24.000 $782
Total cost       $1,564

Student contribution for units in a Graduate Diploma of Education

You commenced a Graduate Diploma of Education in 2013 and you want to enrol in TEP 248 in 206 The contribution band is for the unit is Band 1 because you commenced in 2013. Your unit cost for 2016 is calculated as follows:

Unit Band Annual Student Contribution × Credit points ÷ Standard Annual Load Student Contribution 
TEP 401 1 $6,256 × 3 ÷ 27.000 $695

The cost of a unit is based upon

  • the standard annual load
  • the credit point value of the unit
  • the student contribution band
Credit Points EFTSL Band 1 Band 2 Band 3 
1.0 0.0417 $260 $371 $435
2.0 0.0833 $521 $743 $870
3.0 0.1250 $782 $1,114 $1,305
4.0 0.1667 $1,042 $1,486 $1,740

Standard Annual Load = 23 credit points

Credit Points EFTSL Band 1 Band 2 Band 3
1.0 0.0435 $272 $387 $453
2.0 0.0870 $544 $776 $907
3.0 0.1304 $816 $ 1,163 $1,361
4.0 0.1739 $1,088 $ 1,550 $1,815

Standard Annual Load = 27 credit points

Credit Points EFTSL Band 1 Band 2 Band 3
1.0 0.0370 $231 $330 $386
2.0 0.0741 $463 $660 $773
3.0 0.1111 $695 $990 $1,160
4.0 0.1481 $926 $1,321 $1,546

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