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
  • participate in course related activities.

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.

Students in courses offered by JCU’s College of Medicine and Dentistry, College of Healthcare Sciences or College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences who are required to undertake placements off-campus may have additional costs, such as:

  • Pre-placement requirements as per the preparation checklist for each course as advised on /professional-experience-placement/preparation-checklists
  • Mask fitment and masks required for specific health services or placement providers
  • Vaccinations
  • Travel (e.g. public transport, your vehicle expenses, parking)
  • Accommodation (for rural and regional placements)

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.

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:

  • Shirt: $40 each

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.

Other mandatory course requirements:

  • AFP National Criminal History Check: $42
  • Immunisation Schedules: up to $400 approx
  • First Aid and CPR: Approx $150 initially and then cost of renewal if required.
  • Clinical ID Card $15

Dentistry

Uniforms

  • Scrubs: $60 per set for 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 of 18 weeks and 16 weeks.

Medicine

Equipment

  • Stethoscope: $30 to $200 approx
  • Lab coat: $25

Other mandatory course requirements:

  • AFP National Criminal History Check: $42
  • Immunisation Schedules: up to $400 approx
  • First Aid and CPR: Approx $150 initially and then the cost of renewal if required.

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 (if applicable)
  • MD4011/MD4012/MD4013: Rural Term (6 weeks)
  • MD6010/MD6020/MD6030: Clinical Elective + ED placement (domestic only in 2024)

MD6010/MD6020/MD6030: Rural Term (10 weeks)

Nursing & Midwifery

Uniforms (including footwear):

  • Shirt: $25 each
  • Trousers: $45 each
  • Shoes: $150 each

Equipment

  • Stethoscope: $45 approx
  • Nurse's watch: $15 approx

Other mandatory course requirements:

  • AFP National Criminal History Check: $42
  • Immunisation Schedules: up to $400 approx
  • First Aid and CPR: Approx $150 initially and then the cost of renewal if required.
  • Clinical ID Card $15

Placement

  • Travel to attend placement: Up to 3000 kms per year
  • Accommodation while on placement is variable depending on location (i.e. rural, interstate): $0 to $1000 per week

Residential

External students required to attend on campus residential activities will have variable travel and accommodation costs $0 to $1000 per week depending on location and preferences.

Occupational Therapy

Uniforms

  • Shirts x 3: $40 each
  • Enclosed black/navy shoes
  • Navy pants, shorts or skirts: up to $300 (depending on student purchase)

Equipment

  • Lab Coat: $30 approx

Other mandatory course requirements:

  • AFP National Criminal History Check: $42
  • Immunisation Schedules: up to $400 approx
  • First Aid and CPR: Approx $150 initially and then the cost of renewal if required.
  • Clinical ID Card $15

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 costs (varies): $300 to $1000 (approx.), depending upon destination

Pharmacy

Uniforms

  • Placement uniform: $200
  • Black shoes suitable for placement uniform (depending on brand purchased)

Equipment

  • Lab coat: $50 approx
  • Safety glasses, closed in shoes for lab classes, non-programmable calculator: $100 approx
  • Laptop and internet access

Other mandatory course requirements:

  • AFP National Criminal History Check: $42
  • Immunisation Schedules: up to $400 approx
  • First Aid and CPR: Approx $150 initially and then the cost of renewal if required.

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 1, 2 and 3 of the program

First year students only in 2024

3 x Res Blocks

Physiotherapy

Uniforms

Placement uniform shirts: $40 each

Enclosed black shoes

Black pants: up to $300 (depending on student purchase)

Clinical ID Card: $15

Other mandatory course requirements:

AFP National Criminal History Check: $42

Immunisation Schedules: up to $400 approx

First Aid and CPR: Approx $400 over the duration of degree

Equipment

Stethoscope: $45 to $130 approx

Lab Coat: $30 approx

Goniometer: $15 approx

Placement 3rd and 4th year

Travel and accommodation for practice placements (based on 6 x 5 weeks including rural placement).

  • Accommodation: Variable costs dependent on destination up to approx. $1500 per placement

Travel costs (varies): $300   to $1000 (approx.), depending upon destination

Psychology

Other mandatory course requirements:

  • AHPRA Registration: $486 per annum
  • AFP National Criminal History Check: $42
  • Immunisation Schedules: up to $400 approx
  • First Aid and CPR: Approx $150 initially and then the cost of renewal if required.
  • Clinical ID Card $15

Placement

  • Travel and accommodation expenditure for practicums as required
  • Potential expenditure on professional attire as required

Potential cessation or reduction in paid work during placements

Public Health & Tropical Medicine

Software

SPSS Statistics (Highly recommended for external students)

Speech Pathology

Uniform / other clothing

  • Polo shirt: $40 per shirt
  • White lab coat: $35
  • Goggles for the lab (except students who wear glasses) - $12
  • Enclosed black shoes: various cost depending on purchase
  • Black pants or skirts: various cost depending on purchase

Student membership of SPA (optional)

  • $66 per year (at present)

Other mandatory course requirements:

  • AFP National Criminal History Check: $42
  • Immunisation Schedules: up to $400 approx
  • First Aid and CPR: Approx $150 initially and then the cost of renewal if required.
  • Clinical ID Card $15

Placement

  • Local travel for 3rd Year clinic (Shalom only)

Travel and accommodation in 4th Year – cost will vary depending on the location.

Sport & Exercise Science/Clinical Physiology

Uniforms

  • Polo shirt: $30 per shirt
  • White lab coat: $30 approx

Other mandatory course requirements:

  • AFP National Criminal History Check: $42
  • Immunisation Schedules: up to $400 approx
  • First Aid and CPR: Approx $150 initially and then the cost of renewal if required.

Placement

Costs for travel and accommodation for clinical education placements, particularly in Year 4. Cost will vary depending on the location of the placement site

Masters of Clinical Exercise  Physiology

Requirements

SP5205 Mental Health First Aid: $60 approx

Other mandatory course requirements:

  • AFP National Criminal History Check: $42
  • Immunisation Schedules: up to $400 approx
  • First Aid and CPR: Approx $150 initially and then the cost of renewal if required.
  • Clinical ID Card $15

Veterinary Sciences

Equipment

  • Lab coat: $30 approx
  • Scrubs: $25 (after rebates)
  • Overalls: $80
  • Stethoscope: $45 approx
  • Dissection kit: $40 approx

Other mandatory course requirements:

  • Immunisation Schedules: up to $200 approx;
  • First Aid and CPR: Approx $150 initially and then the cost of renewal if required.

Placement

Costs for travel and accommodation for practice placements may vary depending on the location of the placement site.

Design & Creative Arts Major (under Bachelor of Arts)

Software costs: Adobe Creative Cloud Suite  - up to $300 per annum.

Education

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

The table below outlines what kind of costs you can expect depending on where you complete your Professional Experience placement.

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

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 to $27
  • Queensland College of Teachers registration: $150 to $280 (See: https://www.qct.edu.au/registration/fees)
  • EQ Learning Place membership: $29.70 (not mandatory)

Social Work

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.

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 $150.

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

The below table shows the field trip cost for 2024 for particular subjects.

Subject Code and Title

2024

AQ2001/ AQ5006 - Introduction to Aquaculture

$26.25

AQ2002/ AQ5009 - Aquaculture of Tropical Species

$275

AQ3003/ AQ5003 - Aquaculture Propagation

$47

AQ3008/ AQ5008 - Aquaculture: Systems Design

$35

AQ3015/AQ5015 - Sustainable Aquaculture

$16

AQ5016 – Aquaculture in Practice

$1950

BZ1007/AG1007/BS1007 - Introduction to Biodiversity

$12

BZ2480/BZ5480 – Restoration Ecology

$75

BZ2490/BZ5490 – Tool Kit For The Field Biologist

$350

BZ2725/BZ5925 - Australian Terrestrial Diversity

$300

BZ3001 – Field Studies in the Equatorial Tropics: Borneo

$2500

BZ3220/BZ5220 - Population and Community Ecology

$249

BZ3230/BZ5230 – Ecological Research Methods

$660

BZ3235/BZ5235 – Biological Invasions

$75

BZ3620 - Tropical Flora of Australia

$370

BZ3620 - Tropical Flora of Australia

$280.50

BZ3740/BZ5740 - Wildlife Ecology and Management

$390

BZ3745/BZ5745 - Tropical Entomology

$275

BZ3755/BZ5755 - Biodiversity and Climate Change

$190

BZ5930 – Conservation in a Changing World

$249

BZ5940 – Evolutionary Adaptation in a Changing World

$300

CH2042 - Marine Chemistry and Chemical Ecology

$350

EA1110/EA2010 - Evolution of the Earth / Introductory Geology

$15

EA2110 – Introduction to Sedimentology

$25

EA2510 - Earth Resources, Exploration and Environment

$20

EA2900/EA5330 - Introductory Field Geology

$380

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

$50

EA3008/EA5090 - Advanced Hydrology

$50

EA3110 – Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

$25

EA3120/EA5120 – The Fossil Record: Dinosaurs and Vertebrates Through Time

$180

EA3130 - Advanced Petrology

$20

EA3210 - Structural Geology and Tectonics

$25

EA3454/EA5454 – Natural Hazards

$200

EA3510/EA3511- Geological Mapping

$550

EA3640/EA5640 -Advanced Environmental and Marine Geoscience Tech and Appl.

$150

EA3650 - Sedimentary Environments and Energy Resources

$180

EA5027 - Advanced Field Training

$1000

EA5650 – Sedimentary Environments and Energy Resources

$180

EV2011 – The Case for Sustainability

$25

EV2401 - Australian Landscape Processes and Evolution

$180

EV3001/EV5001 - Environmental and Regional Planning

$350

EV3010 - Planning for Sustainable Communities in a Changing Environment

$420

EV3200/EV5200 – Natural Resource Management

$200

EV3401/EV5401 - Coastal and Catchment Geomorphology

$200

EV3404/EV5404 - Field Studies in Tropical Geography

$450

EV3406/EV5406 - Coral Reef Geomorphology

$430

MB1110 - Introductory Marine Science

$40

MB3050/MB5055 - Biological Oceanography

$70

MB3150/MB5003 - Fisheries Science

$80

MB3160/MB5160 - Evolution and Ecology of Reef Fishes

$430

MB3190/MB5190 - Coral Reef Ecology

$360

MB3270/5270 - Coastal, Estuarine and Mangrove Ecosystems

$25

MB3210/MB5400 - Life History and Evolution of Reef Corals

$360

MB5001 - Tropical Marine Ecology and Coastal Impacts

$650

MB5300 - Sampling and Experimental Design

$430

MB5371 Techniques in Marine Biology 2

$900

SC3010 – Sensors & Sensing for Scientists

$130

SC3232/SC5232 - Marine Sensor Technologies and Applications

$650

SC5810 - Marine Ecology and Upwelling

$1950

Fee type

Description

Amount (AU$)

Library Fee

Late fees on 2 day loans

$2 per item per day (to a maximum of $50 per item)

Library Fee

Late fees on 2 hour loans

$1 per item per hour (to a maximum of $50 per item)

Library Fee

Late fees on standard loans

50 cents per day (to a maximum of $25 per item)

Library Fee

Late fees on equipment loans

$1 per item per hour (to a maximum of $50 per item)

Library Fee

Late fees on recalled loans

$2 per item per day (to a maximum of $50 per item)

Library Fee

Library Membership Fee for JCU Alumni Borrowers

No charge

Library Fee

Library Membership Fee for Community Borrowers

$55 per 1 year period

Library Fee

Library Membership Fee for Year 11 and 12 students

$27.50 per annum

Library Fee

TAFE North QLD

$55 per year

Library Fee

National Borrower Scheme (NBS)

$55 per year

Library Fee

Library Membership Fee for Corporate members

$300 per annum

Fee type

Description

Amount (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

$15 for Myequals

$10 Australian postage

$45 International Postage

Academic Records/Transcript

Fast Track service (produced within 1 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

$15 for Myequals

$10 Australian postage

$45 International Postage

AHEGS

Fast Track service (produced within 1 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/Certificate

Replacement Testamur

$80 inclusive of postage (Australian) $120 inclusive of postage (International)

Testamur/Certificate

Replacement Digital Testamur

$40

Testamur/Certificate

Replacement Certificate

$20

$10 Australian postage

$45 International Postage

ID Cards

Replacement of lost or damaged ID card

$15 for all replacement cards

Clinical ID Cards

Issue of Clinical ID Card

$15

Clinical ID Cards

Replacement Clinical ID Card

$5

Examinations

Fees per subject for internal on-campus students who have been approved to sit at a venue (within Australia) other than their home campus

$200 Administration fee, (additional costs may be incurred)

Enrolment

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

$100

Enrolment

Student Letter (i.e. completion letter, verification of credentials where transcript is insufficient)

$20

Enrolment

Credit/RPL application submitted after the student has enrolled in their subjects (Subject to approval of Coursework Enrolment Policy)

$20

Enrolment

Campus Transfer Fee

$1,000

Student Fees

International students who pay after the payment due date but before census date

$100

Student Fees

International students who pay after census date.

$200

Student Fees

Students who have a student visa refusal

$500 or 5% of the total advance payment received by the University

Subject Code and Title

Requirement

Amount (AU$)

M1011 Physiological Systems and Processes 1; and/or

BM1022 - Physiological Systems and Processes 2

eText: Pearson Modified Mastering A&P for Human Anatomy & Physiology 11th Edition. Marieb & Hoehn.

1 year subscription (accessible via LearnJCU)

$25

PC1001 - Human Anatomy and Physiology 1; and/or

PC1002 - Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

eText: Pearson Modified Mastering A&P for Anatomy & Physiology 2nd Edition. Amerman.

1 year subscription (accessible via LearnJCU)

$25

NS1881 Nursing Practice 1 and/or

NS1882 Nursing Practice 2

Etext: Berman, A., Frandsen, G., Snyder, S., Levett-Jones, T., Burston, A., Dwyer, T., Hales, M., Harvey, N., Langtree, T., Moxham, L., Reid-Searl, K., Rolf, F., & Stanley, D. (2021). Kozier and Erb’s fundamentals of nursing (5th Australian ed.). Pearson.

1 year subscription (accessible via LearnJCU)

$25

BU1109 Career Development for Business Professionals

eText (still to check if MyManagementLab attached)

brilliant-graduate-career-handbook-epub-ebook

$25

BX2081 Consumer Behaviour

eText (MyMarketingLab)

consumer-behavior-buying-having-and-being-global-edition

$25

BX2062 Operations Management

Bozarth, C.C, Handfield, R.B. (2019) Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management (5thed)

$25

BX3174 Strategic Management and Leadership

Hubbard et al., (2019) Strategic Management: thinking Analysis Action

$25

LB5241 Leadership Futures

Clawson, J.G. Level Three Leadership: Getting Below the Surface

$25

ED1491 Foundations of Mathematics and Numeracy for Secondary Teachers

Pearson Mathematics 7 Student Book, Lightbook Starter with eBook

Pearson Mathematics 9 Student Book, Lightbook Starter with eBook, 2nd Ed. Strasser, Phillips, Nolan, & Coffey.

pearson-mathematics-7-student-book-lightbook-starter-with-ebook-pearson-mathematics-9-student-book-lightbook-starter-with-ebook

$25

PH1005 Advanced Stream Physics 1

Mastering Physics Giancoli - Physics for Scientists & Engineers with Modern Physics PNIE 4e 9781292020761

$25

EG1011 Statics and Dynamics

Engineering Mechanics: Statics in SI Units, Global Edition, 14th Edition - 9781292089232 (Host edition) digital ISBN: 9781292166223

$25