Compulsory Student Services Fee

The Compulsory Student Services Fee, sometimes called the Student Levy, is the fee paid by an enrolled student for student support services.

How was the levy spent in 2019?

The consultation document below outlines what was funded in 2019.

How much is charged?

The fee is $8.02 per point. On average that is $962.20 per year for a typical undergraduate taking eight papers in a year.

Both international and domestic students pay the same amount. Postgraduates are charged the same fee per point as undergraduate students.

How is the fee determined?

The fee is set by the University Council each year in October. Council receives recommendations via the Finance Committee which in turn receives recommendations from the Student Consultative Group

What can be funded?

Each year, the University collects approximately $24 million in student levies. The Education Amendment Act (2011) gives the Tertiary Education Minister the power to issue directions to Universities on the categories of services that Universities can use the compulsory student levy to fund.

Those categories are currently:

  • Advocacy and legal advice
  • Careers information, advice and guidance
  • Counselling services and pastoral care
  • Employment information
  • Financial support and advice
  • Health services
  • Media
  • Childcare services
  • Clubs and societies
  • Sports, recreation and cultural activities