About Commonwealth supported places
A Commonwealth supported place (CSP) is when the Federal Government contributes to the cost of your tertiary studies, though you will still need to make a contribution - it's not fully funded.
As a Commonwealth supported student with OUA, you get support and advice from your chosen university, lower unit fees for many subjects and your degree registration fees are waived. Eligible students can also receive further assistance with their student contribution through HECS-HELP.
To be eligible for Commonwealth support, you must be:
- An Australian citizen residing in Australia for all or part of your studies; OR
- A New Zealand citizen who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study; OR
- The holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study
- Able to meet the eligibility requirements for FEE-HELP
- Able to meet the university course admission criteria. Click on the courses listed below for more details.
For more information on the eligibility requirements and payment options available including the process for applying for HECS-HELP assistance, download the official information booklet and refer to the relevant course pages. For additional information, visit the Study Assist website.
Alternatively if you do not wish to apply as a Commonwealth supported place student or are not eligible, you can still apply to study any of the courses or units within the listed courses below. Just click on the Course units tab of the course page to find out how.
The following Commonwealth supported place courses are currently offered through OUA. Simply click on any of the listed below to learn more about the course including criteria for admission:
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science)
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management and Economics)
- Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art & Visual Culture)
- Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications)
- Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship & Corporate Information Management)
- Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing & Publishing)
- Bachelor of Commerce (Business Law)
- Bachelor of Commerce (Sport Management)
- Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)
- Bachelor of Education (Primary)
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Business
- Bachelor of Communication
- Bachelor of Criminology & Criminal Justice
- Bachelor of Arts (Community Development)
- Bachelor of Arts (International Aid and Development)
- Bachelor of Arts (Security, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism)
- Bachelor of Arts (Sustainable Development)
Swinburne University of Technology
- Bachelor of Behavioural Studies
- Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology)
- Bachelor of Business
- Bachelor of Technology (Information Systems)