Current Students Fees & Financial Support Incidental & Administration Fees

Incidental & Administration Fees

For some courses, you may need to:

  • purchase items, like uniforms or safety equipment
  • purchase text books, laboratory manuals and stationery
  • participate in course related activities (for example, field trips)
  • pay certain administration fees

These compulsory purchases are an additional cost which are not covered by your tuition fees.

If you are studying a double degree, check both the relevant single degrees for additional costs.

In addition to these fees, you may opt to become a member of the JCU Student Association. This will give you access to a range of specialist student services, plus discounts for food, sport, office and recreational facilities on campus.

Creative Arts

Software costs

For the Bachelor of Creative Arts & Media: Adobe Creative Cloud Suite  - up to $300 per annum.

Education

Placement Costs

Bachelor of Education students have at least one Professional Experience placement in each year of the program while Master of Teaching and Learning students have at least three placement opportunities to prepare them for the teaching profession.

Location

Cost

International Placement (Optional)

Depends on location and length of stay

Rural & Remote Placement (Strongly encouraged)

Depends on location and length of stay (Grants may be available)

Local Placement

Commuting costs

Students undertaking professional experience will need to reduce working commitments during this period in order to maintain the required full-time attendance and related planning activities.

Literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education students

If you study an education course you must pass a national Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students before you complete your course. The test will assess your personal literacy and numeracy skills.

See the ACER website for test information, costs and registration

Other costs

  • Official academic transcript is required for teacher registration in QLD: $20 - $27
  • Queensland College of Teachers registration: $150 - $270 (See: https://www.qct.edu.au/registration/fees)
  • EQ Learning Place membership: $29.70 (not mandatory)

Health

Placement costs

Students in all Division of Tropical Health and Medicine courses who are required to undertake placements off-campus may have additional costs, such as:

In your financial planning, it's important to consider that you may have to reduce or temporarily cease your work commitments during placements to maintain the required attendance.

You're required to maintain suitable dress standards in clinical and placement situations. You may need to budget for some items in addition to the uniform requirements for a course.

Technology

You'll need access to a reliable computer with an internet connection, webcam, headset and microphone as we conduct some health subjects using blended learning modes and deliver learning material electronically.

Specific Requirements

Biomedical Sciences

Uniforms

$40 per shirt

Placement

Travel and accommodation for practice placements as detailed below, these costs may vary depending on the location of the placement site:

  • Clinical Science and Medical Laboratory Science students are required to attend placement in year 4.

Dentistry

Uniforms

Scrubs - $60 per set every year level

Equipment

* SIM Clinic model and full set of teeth: $70

* Replacement teeth: $3 each tooth

* Lab coat $50 approx

Placement

Travel and accommodation for practice placements as detailed below, these costs may vary depending on the location of the placement site:

  • Placement in Year 5.  Two rotations: 18 weeks and 16 weeks.

Medicine

Equipment

* Stethoscope $30 - $200 approx

* Lab coat $25

Placement

Travel and accommodation for practice placements as detailed below, these costs may vary depending on the location of the placement site:

  • MD1010/MD1020  - Community Visit
  • MD1010/MD1020 - GP Visit (3 x 1/2 days)
  • MD1010/MD1020 - Health Elective (2 weeks)
  • MD2011/MD2012 - Rural Elective (4 weeks)
  • MD3011/MD3012 - Acute Care Placement (5 x 6 hours)
  • MD4011/MD4012/MD4013 - Relocation from Townsville to Cairns
  • MD4011/MD4012/MD4013 - Rural Term (6 weeks)
  • MD5010/MD5020/MD5030 - Selective (4 weeks)
  • MD6010/MD6020/MD6030 - Clinical Elective + ED placement
  • MD6010/MD6020/MD6030 - Rural Term (10 weeks)
  • MD6010/MD6020/MD6030 - Selective (4 weeks)
  • MX1010/MX1020 - Res Blocks (4 x 1 week)
  • MX2001/MX2002 - Res Blocks (3 x 1 week)
  • MX3001/MX3002/MX3003 - Res Blocks (2 x 1 week)

Nursing & Midwifery

Uniforms (including footwear)

$25 per shirt

$45 per trousers

$150 shoes

Equipment

* Stethoscope $45 approx

* Nurses watch $15 approx

Placement

Travel to attend placement - Up to 3000 kms per year

Accommodation while on placement $0-$1000 per week

Occupational Therapy

Uniforms

$120 per shirt

Placement

Travel and accommodation for practice placements (based on 1 x 10 week rural placement, however, this may vary between students).

  • Accommodation = $1000 (approx.)
  • Travel = $300 (approx.)

Pharmacy

Uniforms

$150 Placement Uniform

Equipment

* Lab coat $50 approx

* Safety glasses, covered in shoes for lab classes, non-programmable calculator – estimated costs $100

Placement

Travel and accommodation for practice placements as detailed below, these costs may vary depending on the location of the placement site:

  • Students are required to attend placement in years 3 and 4

Physiotherapy

Uniforms

$40

Equipment

* Stethoscope $45 approx

* Lab Coat $30 approx

* Goniometer $15 approx

Public Health & Tropical Medicine

Software

SPSS Statistics (Highly recommended for external students) $

Speech Pathology

Uniforms

$26.40 per polo shirt

White lab coat: $30.00 approx

Sport & Exercise Science/Clinical Physiology

Uniforms

$26.40 per polo shirt

White lab coat: $30.00 approx

Veterinary Sciences

Equipment

* Lab Coat $30 approx

* Scrubs $25 (after rebates)

* Overalls $80

* Stethoscope $45 approx

* Dissection Kit $40 approx

Placement

Travel and accommodation for practice placements, these costs may vary depending on the location of the placement site.

Indigenous Studies

Field Trips

The below table shows the field trip cost for 2019 for particular subjects.

Subject Code and Title

2019

IA1011 - Indigenous Australians

$65.00

IA1012 - Indigenous People of North Queensland

$75.00

IA2030 -  Comparative Indigenous Studies (Malaysia) (This is an optional trip – students will not be disadvantaged if they cannot attend)

US$2,200 plus AUD$1,500 flights, insurance etc

Science and Engineering

Laboratory equipment

If you're studying science, costs for laboratory manuals and equipment (coat, safety goggles) are estimated at $100.

Students taking courses and units related to construction sites must complete the General Safety Induction Course in order to obtain a construction white card.

You may also need to buy personal protective equipment that will include steel-toed, Australian-Standards-compliant safety boots. These cost approximately $100.

These will include courses under the disciplines of:

  • Engineering
  • Urban and regional planning.

Industry placements

If you are required to undertake a placement or project off campus you may need to cover additional costs including:

  • a uniform
  • travel
  • accommodation
  • criminal record check.

Subject Field Trips

The below table shows the field trip cost for 2019 for particular subjects.

Subject Code and Title

2019

AQ2001/AQ5006 - Introduction to Aquaculture

$26.25

AQ2002/AQ5009 - Aquaculture of Tropical Species

$138.00

AQ3003/AQ5003 - Aquaculture Propagation

$37.00

AQ3008/AQ5008 - Aquaculture: Systems Design

$25.00

AQ3015/AQ5015 - Sustainable Aquaculture

$45.00

BZ1007/AG1007/BS1007 - Introduction to Biodiversity

$11.00

BZ2480/BZ5480 - Restoration Ecology

$29.40

BZ2725/BZ5925 - Australian Terrestrial Diversity

$143.00

BZ3001 - Field Studies in the Equatorial Tropics

$1,589.67

BZ3615/BZ5615 - Plant Survival in a Land of Fire, Flood and Drought

$280.50

BZ3740/BZ5740 - Wildlife Ecology and Management

$172.00

BZ3745/BZ5745 - Tropical Entomology

$200.00

CH2042 - Marine Chemistry and Chemical Ecology

$200.00

EA1110/EA2010 - Evolution of the Earth / Introductory Geology

$15.00

EA2110 Introduction to Sedimentology

$20.00

EA2404/EA5404 Icehouse to Greenhouse

$200.00

EA2510 - Earth Resources, Exploration and Environment

$20.00

EA2900/EA5330 - Introductory Field Geology

$300.00

EA3007/EA5016 - Field Studies in Tropical Land and Water Science

$50.00

EA3008/EA5090 - Advanced Hydrology

$105.00

EA3100 - Advanced Petrology

$20.00

EA3200 - Advanced Structural and Metamorphic Geology

$25.00

EA3510/EA3511- Geological Mapping

$550.00

EA3640 -Advanced Environmental and Marine Geoscience Tech and Appl.

$200.00

EA3650 - Sedimentary Environments and Energy Resources

$150.00

EA3008/EA5090 - Advanced Hydrology

$15.00

EA5027 - Advanced Field Training

$1,000.00

EV2401 - Australian Landscape Processes and Evolution

$150.00

EV3001/EV5001 - Environmental and Regional Planning

$350.00

EV3010 - Planning for Sustainable Communities in a Changing Environment

$395.00

EV3252 - Indigenous Environmental Management

$250.00

EV3401/EV5401 - Coastal and Catchment Geomorphology

$122.13

EV3404 - Field Studies in Tropical Geography

$450.00

EV3406/EV5406 - Coral Reef Geomorphology

$260.00

MB1110 - Introductory Marine Science

$30.00

MB3050/MB5055 - Biological Oceanography

$90.00

MB3150/MB5003 - Fisheries Science

$75.00

MB3160/MB5160 - Evolution and Ecology of Reef Fishes

$390.00

MB3190/MB5190 - Coral Reef Ecology

$300.00

MB3210/MB5400 - Life History and Evolution of Reef Corals

$325.00

MB3300 - Coral Reef Ecosystems

$675.00

MB5001 - Tropical Marine Ecology and Coastal Impacts

$475.00

MB5300 - Sampling and Experimental Design

$435.00

Social Work

Placement Costs

Bachelor of Social Work students undertake Field Education at Level 3 and 4 and Masters of Social Work (PQ) students at Level 1 and 2.

Field Education, also called Placement or Practicum, requires students to undertake a total of 1,000 hours in a practice setting over two subjects and year levels. Field Education subjects are academic subjects that integrate theory and practice.

Students undertaking professional experience will need to reduce working commitments during this period in order to maintain the required full-time attendance and related planning activities.

Placement with QLD Health (if applicable): Immunisations and blood tests - up to $200 approximately

Library and Information Services

Fee typeDescriptionAmount (AU$)
Library FeeLate fees on 2 day loans

$2.00 per item per day to a maximum of $50.00 per item

Library Fee

Late fees on 2 hour loans

$1.00 per item per hour to a maximum of $50.00 per item

Library FeeLate fees on standard loans50 cents per day to a maximum of $25.00 per item
Library FeeLate fees on equipment loans$1.00 per item per hour to a maximum of $50.00 per item
Library Fee

Late fees on recalled loans

$2.00 per item per day to a maximum of $50 per item

Library FeeLibrary Membership Fee for JCU Alumni BorrowersNo charge
Library Fee

Library Membership Fee for Community Borrowers 6 month Period

$55 per 6 month period
Library FeeLibrary Membership Fee for Year 11 and 12 students$27.50 per annum
Library FeeLibrary Membership Fee for Corporate members$300.00 per annum

Student Services

Fee typeDescriptionAmount (AU$)

Academic Records/Transcript

Standard Service (produced within 5 working days)

$20 for the first copy, $5 for each additional copy produced at the same time

NEW - $15 for Myequals

$10 Australian postage

$45 International Postage

Academic Records/Transcript

Fast Track service (produced within1 working day)

$30 for the first copy, $5 for each additional copy produced at the same time

$10 Australian postage

$45 International Postage

AHEGS

Standard Service (produced within 5 working days)

$20 for the first copy, $5 for each additional copy produced at the same time

NEW - $15 for Myequals

$10 Australian postage

$45 International Postage

AHEGSFast Track service (produced within1 working day)

Fast track - $30 for the first copy, $5 for each additional copy produced at the same time

$10 Australian postage

$45 International Postage

Testamur/CertificateReplacement Testamur$80 inclusive of postage (Australian) $120 inclusive of postage (International)
Testamur/CertificateReplacement Certificate

$20

$10 Australian postage

$45 International Postage

ID Cards

Replacement of lost or damaged ID card$15 for all replacement cards
Clinical ID CardsIssue of Clinical ID Card$15
Clinical ID CardsReplacement Clinical ID Card$5

Examinations

Fees for internal on-campus students sitting exams at a venue other than home campus

$100

$0 Australian postage

$45 International postage

Enrolment

Re-instatement fee for Domestic fee paying students who are cancelled for non-payment

$100

EnrolmentStudent Letter (i.e. completion letter, verification of credentials where transcript is insufficient)$20
EnrolmentCredit/RPL application submitted after the student has enrolled in their subjects (Subject to approval of Coursework Enrolment Policy)$20
Student Fees (Subject to approval of Student Fees and Charges Policy)International students who pay after the payment due date but before census date$100
Student Fees (Subject to approval of Student Fees and Charges Policy)International students who pay after census date.$200
Student Fees (Subject to approval of Student Fees and Charges Policy)Students who have a student visa refusal$500 or 5% of the total advance payment received by the University