In 2008, Youth Allowance and Austudy assistance was extended to eligible students undertaking masters by coursework study in approved courses.
The JCU courses which have been approved by the Department of Social Services as meeting the criteria for this support are:
Master of Development Practice
Master of Guidance and Counselling
Master of Information Technology
Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)
Master of Pharmaceutical Public Health
Master of Professional Accounting
Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Master of Public Health
Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Master of Rehabilitation (Occupational Therapy)
Master of Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy)
Master of Rehabilitation (Speech Pathology)
Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying)
Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary)
Master of Tropical Urban and Regional Planning
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.