Domestic student fees

Domestic Commonwealth Supported Place

*** Please note: 2021 student fee contributions towards Commonwealth Supported Places are subject to the passage of legislation.  The university is assessing the implications of the current government proposal and will update this page as soon as possible. ***

On 19 June 2020 the Australian Government announced the Job-ready Graduates Package.  Changes proposed in this package affect student contributions and provide additional support for students in regional and remote Australia. The majority of these changes will commence on 1 January 2021, subject to the passage of legislation.

We calculate your fees by multiplying the:

  • study load for a subject (based on 120 credit points a year for a full study load), by the
  • subject's contribution rate (depends on its band and the year you started your course).

We then round down to the nearest $1.


If the study load for a subject is 0.125 and its contribution rate is $6,684:

0.125 x $6684 = $835.50 rounded down to $835.00

Table 1 - Proposed 2021 student contribution amounts for 2021 commencing students

Subject Field of Education2021 AUD$ per EFTSL (120 credit points)
Management and Commerce, Arts, Humanities (excluding languages), Law, Economics and Communications$14,500
Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science$11,300
Allied Health, Other Health, Architecture, Information Technology, Visual and Performing Arts, Professional Pathway Psychology, Professional Pathway Social Work, Pathology, Engineering, Surveying, Environmental Studies and Science$7,950
Education, Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Mathematics or Statistics, English, Nursing, Foreign Languages and Agriculture$3,950

As advised by the Australian government, the new contribution amounts will take effect in the 2021 academic year. Grandfathering arrangements will be in place for students who would see an increase in their contribution amounts. Under these arrangements, students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2021 facing increased student contribution amounts for a subject, will instead have their student contribution amount remain as they were under the previous arrangements (with existing rates being indexed by CPI each year); see Table 2. If continuing students are enrolled in units that will see their student contribution amount lowered, their student contributions will be the lowered amount would be the new rate.

Table 2 - Proposed 2021 student contribution amounts for continuing students under grandfathering arrangement

Subject Field of Education2021 AUD$ per EFTSL (120 credit points)
Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics and Administration$11,355
Society and Culture, Communications, Visual and Performing Arts, Professional Pathway Psychology and Professional Pathway Social Work$6,804

For details, visit Job Ready Graduates Package.

Use the fee calculator below to calculate your course fees and study load (EFTSL) values for your course. Click the Add (+) button next to the subject details to add it to your cart.

Fee Calculator

This fee calculator is for domestic (local) students only. International students can find course fee information on the International Students site.

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Please note: The University reserves the right to vary fees on an annual basis. Should the University increase its fees, that increase will take effect on 1 January of the following year.

While every effort has been made by La Trobe University to ensure that the information on this website is up to date and accurate, La Trobe University does not give any guarantees, undertakings or warranties in relation to the accuracy completeness and up to date status of the above information.

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