Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for ACD courses of study are set annually.


Students must pay ACD tuition fees at the time of enrolment or apply for a FEE-HELP loan.


Library membership and Handbooks are included in the tuition fees.


Students enrolled in higher education courses may apply for FEE-HELP loans. These loans are not means tested and are available to Australian citizens and people in Australia on Permanent Humanitarian Visas. For further information, contact ACD Student Services.

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 to be eligible for Austudy and Youth Allowance. 

For 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.