What does this mean for my fees in particular?
The fees listed on our course pages are excluding GST.
If you are resident in Australia, please calculate an additional 10% on the registration, module and course fees.
If I’m already studying, how will this affect my upcoming fees?
For residents in Australia, any time you complete registration, an additional 10% will be charged so that you pay GST.
Are all programmes subject to GST?
The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) programme is exempt from Australia GST. If you are a student studying this programme, you will not be charged GST on your module fees. Students on all other programmes (including the Bachelor of Laws Graduate Entry, Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law and Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law)will be charged GST.
I am a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) student, but I am being charged GST. What do I do?
Please submit an enquiry explaining your situation via the “Ask a Question” button on the Student Portal.
Can I pay all/some of my fees before 23 June 2020 so that I don’t need to pay GST?
For some postgraduate programmes, if you can register with us before 23 June 2020, then you may choose to pay the full course fee and will not be charged GST. If you complete registration after this date, then GST will apply. If you have already started your studies, you will not have the option to pay the rest of your fees all at once (unless you are in your final year).
Undergraduate programmes do not have the option to pay all their future fees at once, but can only pay the fees for the coming academic year.
By when will I have to pay my fees?
The payment date is not relevant to whether you will be charged GST. It is when the fee is generated on your registration date that GST will apply, so the deadlines will be relevant to such online processes.
So any time you complete registration after 23 June 2020 , GST will be charged. If you complete such tasks before that date, you will not be charged GST.
Can I intermit/ withdraw and rejoin later if I cannot afford to pay my fees with GST?
It is not possible to know if GST will change over time, but students will be charged the additional amount and for as long as GST is required for residents of this country.
If you decide to take a break from your studies, and decide to return, there may be annual fees that you need to pay for each year you did not return to your studies, on which GST will apply. These fees would be in addition to the fees payable for the year/modules/courses you decide to register and study for.
For further information on this topic relating to your programme, please contact the Registry Team via the “Ask a Question” button on the Student Portal.
Can I pay by instalments?
Although you cannot pay your programme fees in instalments, for postgraduate courses, you can pay as you study (i.e. a single registration fee, then a fee for each module you take) or choose to pay for the full fee upfront. For the BSc Computer Science programme, BSc Psychology and MSc Data Science programmes you can also pay as you study. Please carefully read through the details on the costs of your course and how to pay.
What if I move away from Australia during my studies?
Make sure to change your address while you are registering and updating your details with us, so that GST does not apply to you while you are not living in Australia.
If you are moving away from Australia halfway through your registration period, please submit an enquiry explaining your situation and attach supporting documents via the “Ask a Question” button on the Student Portal.
I am not living in Australia, but I am being charged GST. What do I do?
Please submit an enquiry explaining your situation and giving your new residential address via the “Ask a Question” button on the Student Portal.
I am not currently living in Australia but plan to move there soon. Will my fees be affected?
The answer depends on when you move to Australia related to your academic year. Please submit an enquiry explaining your situation, giving your new residential address and from when it will apply via the “Ask a Question” button on the Student Portal.
Fees reductions. Will this reduce the amount of GST charged to me?
Certain fee reductions will indeed lead to reduced GST, as it is applied after the reduction. Scholarships are not a part of this, however, so GST will apply on the full amount of your fees even if you have a scholarship.