Domestic Course Fees

The College offers the best value Higher Education pathway programs in New South Wales. With Commonwealth-supported places within our Diploma programs, it means you pay the same low fees as the first year of university. Eligible students also have access to interest-free HECS-HELP loans, so you can study now and pay later.

Find out more about HECS-HELP on the Study Assist website.

Diploma Fees

Fees for these courses are Commonwealth-supported, granting eligible domestic students access to HECS-HELP.

Important: Please note that College students must use the Handbook to determine the student contribution band of each unit within a course and the credit points of each unit.

Use the Handbook to conduct a unit search to view individual units or a general course search to see the units offered within a course.

You can find more information on calculating your Student Contribution amount, here.

Student Contribution Bands
(Determined by Commonwealth Government)
2020 maximum contribution
(per EFTSL = 80 credit points)
2020 approximate contribution
per 10 credit points
Band 3

Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce

Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science

Band 2

Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health

Allied Health

Science, Engineering

Surveying, Agriculture

Band 1


Behavioural Science, Social Studies


Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts



University Foundation Studies Fees

Under Government enabling funding, the University Foundation Studies program is currently free for eligible domestic students. This includes Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand residents.

Associate Degree in Engineering

Fees for this course are Commonwealth-supported, granting eligible domestic students access to HECS-HELP. Please refer to Band 2 under the Government's Student Contribution Bands above for an indication of fees for this course.

What is HECS-HELP?

HECS-HELP is a Government loan system designed to help domestic students afford university. You will only be required to start repaying the loan once your annual income exceeds the compulsory repayment threshold for the relevant income year.

For more information, visit Study Assist.

*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.