25. Domestic undergraduate fee-paying students

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25.1 - Offering fee-paying undergraduate places

Table A providers cannot offer fee-paying places to domestic students commencing an undergraduate course of study on or after 1 January 2009 except where a student:

  • accepted a fee-paying place in an undergraduate course of study prior to 1 January 2009 and with the provider’s approval, the student commences the course of study after that time [HESA section 36-30 (2)(c)]
  • transfers from one undergraduate course of study the student commenced prior to 1 January 2009, as a fee-paying student, to another undergraduate course of study at the same provider without completing the original undergraduate course of study [HESA section 36-30 (2)(b)]
  • undertakes a unit on a cross-institutional basis and the unit is not compulsory for the student’s course of study [part 14.1]
  • at the time commences the undergraduate course of study as an overseas student [HESA section 36-30 (2)(d)]
  • has advised the appropriate officer of the provider in writing they do not wish to be Commonwealth supported in a unit of study [part 20.3]; or
  • is not eligible for a CSP including because they are:
    • enrolled in a fee-paying summer or winter school [part 23.1]
    • enrolled in an employer-reserved place [part 16.1]; or
    • enrolled in a bridging course for overseas-trained professionals [HESA section 104-‑45]

A student who commenced an undergraduate course of study as a fee-paying student prior to 1 January 2009 may continue to be enrolled in that course of study as a fee-paying student. This does not preclude a university from transferring a student to a CSP based on its policies and the availability of places.

Fee-paying undergraduate places can be offered by Table B providers, Table C providers and other approved providers. Table B and Table C providers to which National Priority places have been allocated can offer fee-paying places in a course of study in which they offer National Priority places, only if they have filled or will fill all of their allocated National Priority places in that course of study [HESA subsection 36-30(3)].

All providers may offer fee-paying places in postgraduate courses [part 6.6] and enabling courses [part 6.7]. Provider may not offer students a domestic full-fee paying place in its designated higher education courses in medicine, unless specified otherwise in its funding agreement.