Costs and Money Matters

Costs of ACD courses

All courses are offered on a fee paying basis. Fees are payable to the ACD at enrolment.

Fees – Higher Education 2017
Undergraduate fee per unit of Study   –   $ 1616.00     Full Course   –   $ 12,928.00

Postgraduate fee per unit of Study     –    $ 2003.00     Full Course   –   $ 16,027.00


Fees – Vocational education
Fee schedule for VET courses in 2017:
$430 per unit (minimum of 13 units required to complete the Certificate IV).
Students may choose to study individual units as non-award students.


Auditing a unit of study is available.
The Audit Fee enables attendance at classes with no written work being done or assessed.

Audit Enrolment for all Units        –  $ 300.00
Fee Help
FEE-HELP is a Commonwealth Government loan scheme for higher education students which is available to Australian citizens and residents with permanent resident humanitarian visas. Under this scheme students enrolling in all ACD Higher Education Courses can apply for a Fee-Help loan to pay their tuition fees.

More information about FEE-HELP log on to:-

Austudy (for those over 25 years of age) or Youth Allowance (16-24 years, means tested) may be available.

Students normally are required to enrol in at least 75% of the normal full-time work load.

Further information on Austudy and Youth Allowance see your nearest Centrelink office. Students receiving Austudy or Youth Allowance should notify Centrelink if their enrolment falls below a full-time load in any semester. The national Centrelink telephone number for inquiries is 13 24 90. The Centrelink web site may be found at