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Student contribution amounts - Band 2

2015 Band fees

Band Area of study per 1 EFTSL per 4.5 unit course
1 Humanities, behavioural science, social studies, foreign languages, visual and performing arts, clinical psychology, nursing and education $6,152 $769
2 Computing, built environment, health, engineering, surveying, agriculture, Mathematics, statistics, science $8,768 $1,096
3 Law, dentistry, medicine, veterinary science, accounting, administration, economics, commerce $10,226 $1,278


The cost of your education as a Commonwealth supported student is shared between what you pay and what the Government pays. Generally speaking the Commonwealth Government pays part of the cost of your education and you pay a student contribution (formerly known as HECS). Student contribution amounts are calculated per unit of study, which is equivalent to a 'course' at UniSA. Units of study/courses are grouped into bands which attract different student contribution amounts.

Your student contribution amount for each course is based on the band amount (refer above for amount appropriate to you) and the EFTSL1 value of the course.


Student contribution amount for a unit of study/course

The formula for calculating your contribution amount for this course is:


EFSTL1 value for the course x band amount


As an example:

EEET 2022 has an EFTSL1 value of 0.1252 and is a band 2 course with a Band amount of $8,768.
Therefore the student contribution amount (fee) you will be required to pay for this course is equal to 0.125 x $8,768, or $1,096.003.


2014 Band 2 fees for 1 EFTSL1

All Students



For previous years, check the historical student contribution rates. 

1 The EFTSL (Equivalent Full Time Student Load) value is a measure of the study load for a course, as a measure of the total required study load for a full year in undertaking your program on a full-time basis.

2 Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

3 If the amount calculated consists of whole dollars and a number of cents, the amount will be rounded down to the nearest whole dollar.