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Student income support for Masters degrees by coursework

In 2008, Youth Allowance and Austudy assistance was extended to eligible students undertaking Masters by Coursework study in approved courses.

JCU courses which have been approved by the Department of Social Services as meeting the criteria for this support are:

  • Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Master of Global Development
  • Master of Guidance and Counselling
  • Master of Information Technology
  • Master of Pharmaceutical Public Health
  • Master of Planning and Urban Design
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical)
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying)
  • Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary)
  • Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary)

The Department of Social Services conducts an annual application round to approve courses under this program. To be eligible, the Masters by Coursework courses must be:

  • Required for entry to a profession; or
  • The fastest pathway to professional entry; or
  • The only pathway provided by the higher education institution following a restructure of existing course delivery.

For information about their eligibility, Masters by Coursework students should contact Centrelink.