Fees

Recently the University of Notre Dame Australia became a Table A University, which means the University’s fees are now on par with public universities and all Australian domestic undergraduate students will now have access to Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), reducing the amount they pay.

The changes are now in effect but not applied automatically. Current Full-Fee paying students eligible for a CSP need to complete an electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF) before their earliest course Census Date in order to convert to a CSP. Check Census Dates under Calendars and Timetables.

The Commonwealth Government will email students an invitation to complete an eCAF so if you're a current student please check your student email or, if you're a new commencing student, check your personal email. If it is not completed, students will not receive a CSP and therefore full-fee charges will apply.

Please see the eCAF tab below for further information or email student.fees@nd.edu.au if you have any questions.

Fees will still vary depending on your citizenship status, area and level of study. The tabs below include everything you need to know about fees.

Note: this page includes information for domestic university students. For VET Program fees, please visit Fees & Census dates. For international student fees, please visit International Fees.

  • eCAF information

    What is an eCAF?

    eCAF is an electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form that eligible students complete to defer the payment of their tuition fees through HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

    How do I apply for government assistance to pay for my tuition fees (HECS-HELP/FEE-HELP)?

    An invitation to complete an eCAF will be emailed to you shortly after you have accepted your offer.

    To complete the eCAF application, you must have a Tax File Number (TFN), if not, you must apply for one immediately as it can take up to 30 days. Once you have applied, you will receive a Certificate of Application for your TFN and a receipt docket from Australia Post. Please send a copy of these to student.fees@nd.edu.au as proof of your application.

    Note:  Do not wait for your TFN before completing your eCAF.

    I received an email advising me to apply for an eCAF. Is this compulsory?

    If you have been offered a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), you must complete an eCAF application before the earliest Census Date of your course(s). This applies even if you intend to pay your tuition fees upfront or are enrolled in the Tertiary Pathway Program.

    I have been offered a full-fee paying place, can I obtain a government loan to pay my tuition fees?

    If you are eligible for a FEE-HELP loan to pay for your fees, you will receive an email invitation to submit an eCAF form. If you wish to defer your fees, please complete the application.

    When should I complete the eCAF?

    You must complete the eCAF by the earliest Census Date of your course(s). Failure to do so will result in you being required to pay full-fees immediately. If you are a Commonwealth Supported Student, your enrolment will be cancelled.

    Do I need to complete a new eCAF if I change my program?

    You will receive an invitation when you change your program. Refer FAQ’s above for more information.

    I have some questions, who should I ask?

    For further information regarding eligibility, Government assistance and loan schemes go to http://www.studyassist.gov.au.

    For questions specifically relating to your application, please email the Student Fees Office at student.fees@nd.edu.au

  • HE Relief Package (Valid until 31 December 2020)

    Tuition fees are indicative and will depend on the field of study for individual courses chosen.

    Short Online ProgramsSchool DurationIndicative
    Tuition Fees
    Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences Medicine 0.5 years $2,710.00
    Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Arts & Sciences 0.5 years $1,250.00
    Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing Nursing & Midwifery 0.5 years $1,250.00
    Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing & Allied Hlth Nursing & Midwifery 0.5 years $1,250.00
    Graduate Certificate in Nursing Nursing & Midwifery 0.5 years $1,250.00
    Graduate Certificate in Ed (Special Needs) Education 0.5 years $1,250.00
    Graduate Certificate in Ed (Leadership & Management) Education 0.5 years $1,250.00
    Graduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching for Higher Ed Education 0.5 years $1,250.00
    Graduate Certificate in Ed (Curriculum) Education 0.5 years $1,250.00
    Graduate Certificate in Catholic Thought (NSW Curriculum)Philosophy & Theology0.5 years$1,250.00
    Graduate Certificate in Religious Ed (NSW Curriculum) Philosophy & Theology 0.5 years $1,250.00
    Graduate Certificate in Religious Ed (WA Curriculum) Philosophy & Theology 0.5 years $1,250.00
    Graduate Certificate in International Baccalaureate Education Education 0.5 years $1,250.00
    Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education Medicine 13 weeks $1,250.00
    Undergraduate Certificate in Environmental Studies Arts & Sciences 0.5 years $2,500.00
    Undergraduate Certificate in Foundations of Education Education 0.5 years $1,250.00
    Undergraduate Certificate in Health Sciences Health Sciences 0.5 years $2,500.00
    Undergraduate Certificate in Mathematics Arts & Sciences 0.5 years $1,250.00
    Undergraduate Certificate in Foundations of Nursing Nursing & Midwifery 0.5 years $1,250.00
  • Commonwealth Supported Places

    A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is a place at a university where the government pays part of your fees. This part is a subsidy, not a loan, and you don't have to pay it back.

    This subsidy does not cover the entire cost of your study. Students must pay the rest, called the 'student contribution amount'.

    CSPs are offered to eligible undergraduate students within certain programs. Most post-graduate places are non-CSP places, however, a limited number of CSPs are available in select post-graduate courses.

    To be eligible for a CSP, you must be one of the following:

    • An Australian citizen, who will live and study in Australia for some of the course; or
    • A New Zealand citizen, who will live and study in Australia for the whole course; or
    • A permanent visa holder, who will live and study in Australia for the whole course.

    Eligible students will be offered a CSP – you do not need to apply.

    Changes to eligibility criteria

    From 1 January 2022 the Commonwealth Government is changing the assistance eligibility requirements for tertiary students who have been allocated a CSP (Commonwealth Supported Place), or who are accessing HELP loans (i.e. FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP).

    In addition to existing eligibility requirements, two new criteria are being added, namely:

    The “Low Completion Rate” requirement:

    • Students must successfully complete (pass) at least 50% of every eight courses (1 EFTSL) of a Bachelor or higher qualification, and four courses at sub-bachelor level.
    • Students with low completion rates that continue to study and pay full fees upfront can become eligible for Commonwealth assistance again by increasing their completion rate to 50% or higher. Alternatively, they can transfer to another program with the same provider or a different provider, as completion rates do not carry over.

    The “Genuine Student” requirement

    This requirement sets broad expectations in terms of students’ engagement with their course and in meeting the administrative requirements associated with that course offering, including:

    • Engaging with study
    • Completing assessment tasks
    • Maintaining current and accurate contact details with their provider

    Students who do not meet these new requirements will lose their Commonwealth Supported Place, and access to both HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP. If they continue study, it would be as an up-front, full fee-paying students.

  • Australian Government Loan Schemes

    There are two Australian Government loan schemes available to students: HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP. These schemes allow students to defer their student contribution amount until their taxable income reaches a certain threshold. Students who receive a loan under either scheme are required to pay back their loan plus indexation in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

    Eligible students who receive a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) can defer the payment of their fees through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Alternatively, eligible students who receive a non-CSP place can defer their fees through the FEE-HELP loan scheme.

    To be eligible for HECS-HELP, you must:

    • Be enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place.
    • Be an Australian citizen and meet the residency requirements (you must study at least part of your course in Australia),
    • or,

    • Be a New Zealand Special Category Visa (SCV) holder or permanent humanitarian visa holder and meet the residency requirements.
    • Submit the Request for Commonwealth support and HECS-HELP form to your provider by the census date.

    To be eligible for FEE-HELP, you must:

    • Be enrolled in a non-CSP place
    • Be an Australian citizen and study at least part of your course in Australia,
    • or,

    • Be a New Zealand Special Category visa (SCV) holder or permanent humanitarian visa holder and meet certain residency requirements.
    • Submit the Request for FEE-HELP form to your provider by the census date.

    For more information about Australian Government loan schemes, including current repayment thresholds and loan limits, please visit www.studyassist.gov.au

    Changes to eligibility criteria

    From 1 January 2022 the Commonwealth Government is changing the assistance eligibility requirements for tertiary students who have been allocated a CSP (Commonwealth Supported Place), or who are accessing HELP loans (i.e. FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP).

    In addition to existing eligibility requirements, two new criteria are being added, namely:

    The “Low Completion Rate” requirement:

    • Students must successfully complete (pass) at least 50% of every eight courses (1 EFTSL) of a Bachelor or higher qualification, and four courses at sub-bachelor level.
    • Students with low completion rates that continue to study and pay full fees upfront can become eligible for Commonwealth assistance again by increasing their completion rate to 50% or higher. Alternatively, they can transfer to another program with the same provider or a different provider, as completion rates do not carry over.

    The “Genuine Student” requirement

    This requirement sets broad expectations in terms of students’ engagement with their course and in meeting the administrative requirements associated with that course offering, including:

    • Engaging with study
    • Completing assessment tasks
    • Maintaining current and accurate contact details with their provider

    Students who do not meet these new requirements will lose their Commonwealth Supported Place, and access to both HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP. If they continue study, it would be as an up-front, full fee-paying students.

  • Domestic fees 2019, 2020 & 2021

    2021

    Indicative Annual Fees

    For information regarding annual tuition rates and how they are calculated, please refer to Indicative Annual Domestic Fees 2021.

    Commonwealth Supported Student Course Costs

    For information regarding 2021 course costs for students with a Commonwealth Supported Place, please refer to the documents below:

    Fee Paying Student Course Costs

    For information regarding 2021 course costs for students with a Fee Paying Place, please refer to the documents below. Select your study level (undergraduate, postgraduate or research) for display of the applicable rates.

    2020

    Indicative Annual Fees

    For information regarding annual tuition rates and how they are calculated, please refer to Indicative Annual Domestic Fees 2020.

    Commonwealth Supported Student Course Costs

    For information regarding 2020 course costs for students with a Commonwealth Supported Place, please refer to the documents below:

    Fee Paying Student Course Costs

    For information regarding 2020 course costs for students with a Fee Paying Place, please refer to the documents below. Select your study level (undergraduate, postgraduate or research) for display of the applicable rates.

    2019

    Indicative Annual Fees

    For information regarding annual tuition rates and how they are calculated, please refer to Indicative Annual Domestic Fees.

    Commonwealth Supported Student Course Costs

    For information regarding 2019 course costs for students with a Commonwealth Supported Place, please refer to the documents below:

    Fee Paying Student Course Costs

    For information regarding 2019 course costs for students with a Fee Paying Place, please refer to the documents below. Select your study level (undergraduate, postgraduate or research) for display of the applicable rates.

  • Domestic fees 2022

    Indicative Annual Fees

    For information regarding annual tuition rates and how they are calculated, please refer to Indicative Annual Domestic Fees 2022.

    Commonwealth Supported Student Course Costs

    For information regarding 2022 course costs for students with a Commonwealth Supported Place, please refer to the documents below:

    Fee Paying Student Course Costs

    For information regarding 2022 course costs for students with a Fee Paying Place, please refer to the documents below. Select your study level (undergraduate, postgraduate or research) for display of the applicable rates.

  • Domestic Fees 2023

    For information regarding annual tuition rates and how they are calculated, please refer to Indicative Annual Domestic Fees 2023

  • Where is my Fee Summary

    Once you have completed your enrolment, you can view your Fee Summary through Student Centre. All students are required to pay tuition fees by the session due date. Please note there are many due dates during the academic year.

    Your Fee Summary will outline:

    • enrolled course(s)
    • tuition fee amount
    • due date for payment
    • how to pay

    Follow these steps to access your Fee Summary:

    1. Simply log into Student Centre
    2. Navigate to the ‘Student Homepage’ and click on Financial Account
    3. You will be able to view a Summary of your Account in the Account Services – Account Activity tab. An itemised list of your courses in Charges Due tab
    4. Click on Make a Payment

      If you are eligible to defer your tuition fees on a HELP loan and you wish to pay part or all of your fees upfront, you must ensure that payment is made by census date. Payments received after census date will not be accepted.

    Am I eligible for a HELP loan?

    Study Assist Eligibility

  • When to pay

    All students are required to pay fees by the due date listed in your Fee Summary to avoid cancellation of your enrolment.

    What are the Census dates in an academic year?

    Calendars and Timetables

  • How to pay

    You can pay by Master, Visa, Credit or Debit card, through the secure and convenient University Payment Gateway facility. Cash is not accepted.

  • Contact

    For further information or assistance, please contact the National Student Fees Office based in Fremantle on +618 9433 0542, +618 9433 0536 or by email student.fees@nd.edu.au

  • Disclaimer

    Information provided in these documents is intended simply to assist students in estimating the cost of tuition fees. The information contained in the documents is provided in good faith and is derived from sources believed to be reliable and accurate, however, the University of Notre Dame Australia expressly disclaims liability which is based on a reliance on the information contained in this Web Site. Fees information generated from this site does not constitute an official invoice.

    Please Note:

    • All fees will be displayed in Australian Dollars.
    • All courses are subject to availability.