As a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student, the Australian Government subsidises the cost of your education. The Government pays an amount directly to Melbourne Institute of Technology (MIT), and you pay the student contribution amount. To be eligible for a CSP, you must be one of the following:
As well as the above living and citizenship requirements, to be eligible for a CSP, you must:
You must pay your student contribution amount (i.e. what you owe for your studies), by the census date.
Some students are eligible for a HECS-HELP loan to pay their student contribution amount.
Other students will need to organise to pay this amount upfront.
Student contribution amounts are calculated by units, which is the equivalent of a 'unit of study' in Government publications. Each unit is classified in a student contribution band, depending on its study area. Each band has a maximum student contribution amount set by the Government each year. MIT then sets the student contribution amount for the band within the range.
The final student contribution is calculated based on the band and load of each individual unit. The load is the equivalent full-time study load (EFTSL) value. The formula for calculating your contribution amount for a course is:
(Student contribution set by provider) x (EFTSL value of the unit) = the amount the student will have to pay.
At MIT, we have waived the student contribution amount for our CSP funded places. Therefore, CSP eligible students will not need to pay for CSP funded courses at MIT.
MIT's CSP funded courses are as follows:
2021 new student contribution amounts
|Student contribution band||Disciplines in each band||Maximum Student Contribution (per EFTSL) at any other CSP funded Institute/ University||Student Contribution (per EFTSL) at MIT|
|Band 2||Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Surveying, Agriculture, Mathematics, Statistics, Science||$7,950||$0|