Domestic Student Fees 2020

A Domestic student is defined as:
  • an Australian Citizen, or;
  • an Australian Permanent Resident, or;
  • a Holder of an Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa or;
  • a New Zealand Citizen.

Fee Summary 2020
Fee Summary 2019

Please note all pricing is quoted in Australian Dollars (AUD) and is inclusive of GST.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Places

The Australian Government provides Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs), formerly called HECS, as a tuition fee subsidisation scheme. These are available to eligible Australian or New Zealand citizens, or to permanent humanitarian visa holders. At Avondale, CSPs are available to undergraduate nursing and education/teaching students and Master of Teaching (Primary/Secondary).

FeesCost Per Unit Cost Per Semester - 4 units (24 credit points)
Standard* Unit $835$3,340

If you apply to enrol in an undergraduate teacher education or nursing degree but are not allocated a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be offered a regular fee-paying place.

New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents are required by legislation to pay 100% of your student contribution upfront to Avondale and are not entitled to receive any discount from the Australian Government. If payment is not received by the Census Date, your Commonwealth Supported Place will be revoked and you will be given a Full Fee Paying place.

HECS-HELP does not cover bridging courses, services and facility charges or residence hall fees.

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For information about youth allowance for students, visit the Department of Human Services

Higher Education Courses (excluding Higher Degree Research Courses)

Domestic Full Fee Paying Students are students who wish to pay their fees direct to Avondale University College and do not wish to use, or are not eligible for FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP.

FeesCost Per Unit Cost Per Semester - 4 units (24 credit points)
Standard* Unit $2,325$9,300


All Australian citizens who are full fee paying students at Avondale are able to secure FEE-HELP which enables you to study without paying tuition costs up front. See for further details or visit

New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents are not entitled to receive FEE-HELP.

FEE-HELP doesn't cover bridging courses, materials, services and facility charges or residence hall fees.

*IMPORTANT: Non-Standard Units will be charged at a higher cost. This may include units that involve professional placements and music performance. For the pricing per unit please refer to the Domestic Full Fees column on the Units Offered & Fees.

Tuition Invoices will be available through Student Connect once enrolment is complete.

Other Fees

Nurses Uniforms:

Students are required to purchase nurses uniforms in the first year of the course. The cost is approximately $200.

Text Books:

Textbooks are available from the Avondale Book Shop. The average cost for textbooks may vary from $400 AUD to $600 AUD per semester.

Receipt/Invoice Reprinting Charge:

Students who require more than two Tuition or General receipts reprinted or emailed will be charged a $10 fee. Requests must be made via email to and will be processed within 48 hours.

Course Specific Costs:

Students in some courses may incur additional costs for course materials (e.g. teaching aid materials for BEd students, lab fees as well as art and photography supplies for Visual Arts students, coaching charges for PE students) etc. Course Coordinators are able to advise on these details for specific courses.

Contact Details

Student Finance Office

Telephone: 02 4980 2108/105
Facsimile: 02 4980 2118


Telephone: 02 4980 2377
Facsimile: 02 4980 2151