2019 Fee Information

Postgraduate study is a significant commitment not only in terms of time and effort but also financially. HETI is committed to providing higher education that is recognised for high quality while also being affordable.

Tuition fees are payable by the advised due date for each teaching session, being the approved census date, unless otherwise notified. All dates, costs and course details are confirmed upon enrolment. It is a condition of enrolment that students have read and understand the Student Fee Policy.

The 2019 tuition fee for postgraduate courses is $2270 per unit

Non Award or Continuing Professional Development

In addition to postgraduate courses, HETI programs and units can be undertaken as Non-Award or Professional Development. Click the button below for information about other study options.


Non-Award unit has the same tuition fee as course units.

Professional Development means that students participate in the learning but are not required to complete assessments or examinations. In this case, study does not result in Higher Education Credit.  The fees associated with study undertaken in this manner, including the Postgraduate Course in Psychiatry (PCP) is usually lower than course unit fees.

2019 fees for units studied as Professional Development or PCP are $1485 per unit of study. Total course cost is $17,820.

How to Pay

The preferred method of payment is online via PayWay using your credit card (Visa or Mastercard).

Other options of payment include:

  • cheque,
  • money order,
  • or BPAY (refer to details in the offer letter issued or invoice under payment options)

Payment can also be made over the phone if required*. If there are any issues in relation to payment, please contact the Finance Department at (02) 9840 3833.

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FEE‑HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible fee paying students to pay all or part of their tuition fees. It cannot be used for additional study costs such as accommodation or text books.


The Australian Government does not subsidise fee paying places. Instead, it provides access to the FEE-HELP loan scheme to help eligible fee paying students with paying their tuition fees, up to the FEE-HELP limit.

You are eligible for FEE‑HELP if you:

  • are studying in a course of study (program) leading to a higher education award;
  • meet the citizenship and residency requirements:
    • you are an Australian citizen who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to your course (Program); OR
    • you are a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency criteria and who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to your course; OR
    • you are a permanent humanitarian visa holder who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit (Course); OR
    • you are a permanent visa holder who is undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of the study;
  • are enrolled in an eligible unit of study (course) by the census date for that unit; and
  • have not exceeded the FEE‑HELP limit (see below).

FEE-HELP is not available to:

  • students who are not Australian citizens, New Zealand Special Category Visa holders or Permanent Residents with a Humanitarian Visa 
  • students undertaking a Research degree (Doctorate or Masters by Research).
  • students undertaking a course of study that does not lead to a higher education award, with the exception of bridging study for overseas-trained professionals and cross-institutional enrolment.

Check the eligibility criteria before completing an application - available on the Study Assist eligibility page and in the FEE-HELP Information booklet (PDF, 461 KB), available at the Study Assist website. For advice about your eligibility for a FEE-HELP loan, call the FEE-HELP enquiry line on 1800 020 108.

FEE-HELP limit

The FEE-HELP limit is the maximum amount that a person can borrow under FEE-HELP over their lifetime and is not reset or ‘topped up’ by any repayments that you make.

If you have reached the FEE-HELP limit, you are no longer eligible to access a FEE-HELP or (VET FEE-HELP) loan.

The FEE‑HELP limit is the total amount available to eligible students under both the FEE‑HELP and VET FEE‑HELP loan schemes. This means that any amount you borrow under either FEE‑HELP or VET FEE‑HELP will reduce your FEE‑HELP balance until you have reached the FEE‑HELP limit.

Your FEE-HELP balance

The FEE-HELP balance is the amount of FEE-HELP you can still access before you reach the FEE-HELP limit. You are responsible for keeping track of your FEE-HELP balance and advising your provider (HETI) if you do not have enough FEE-HELP balance left to cover your tuition fees.

If you enrol in a unit and your tuition fees exceed your FEE-HELP balance, you must pay the outstanding amount upfront to your provider. Otherwise, your provider may choose to cancel your enrolment if you have tuition fees that are unpaid after the census date.  You will remain liable for the debt if your enrolment is cancelled.

How to Apply

You will need to complete and lodge the FEE-HELP application form. The form is obtainable from the enrolment team by contacting on 02 9840 3833 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application deadline

What happens next?

Once you have submitted FEE-HELP application with all the necessary documents, you will be notified the outcome of your application within 10 working days.

When you get a HELP loan, your provider will send you a Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN), within 28 days of the census date, for each study period that you are using the loan.

Your CAN will include information on:

  • the tuition fees for your units of study,
  • any upfront payments you have made,
  • any FEE-HELP loan you have used for that study period (and if applicable, the loan fee you have been charged).

Check your CAN carefully to make sure that:

  • the tuition fees listed on your CAN are the same as those published on your provider’s website,
  • the loan fee has been calculated correctly (if applicable), and
  • the CAN does not include any units you withdrew from by the census date.

If you notice any errors on your CAN, you have 14 days from the date of the CAN to send your provider a written request for correction (some providers may allow for a longer correction period).

Cancelling FEE-HELP

To cancel your FEE-HELP assistance, please email your request before the relevant census date to the Finance Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • State that you would like to cancel your FEE-HELP Assistance, effective from the current semester
  • Include your full name, date of birth and student ID number

More FEE-HELP information is available at the StudyAssist website https://www.studyassist.gov.au

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