Graduate Certificate in Computer Science

  • CRICOS code: 099422D

Your fees explained

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Australian Fee Places

When you apply, you will automatically be considered for an Australian fee place if you meet course entry requirements.

You’ll pay tuition fees for each year that you are enrolled. Tuition fees are calculated according to your course and study load each semester. You may defer payment of your fees via the Australian Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme if you are eligible.

If your course is relevant to your current employment, you may be able to claim fees as a work-related tax deduction.

Tuition fees may be adjusted each year.


FEE-HELP can cover all or part of your tuition fees. The Australian Government pays the amount of the loan direct to the University. You’ll make repayments through the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) whenever your income is above the threshold, or you can make voluntary repayments to the ATO at any time.

FEE-HELP is not means tested and there is no loan fee for graduate study. If you already have a HECS-HELP loan from your undergraduate studies, you can still access a FEE-HELP loan. No interest is charged on your FEE-HELP loan, however, it is indexed each year with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in line with the cost of living.

The Government’s Study Assist website provides more information about FEE-HELP.

Other financial assistance

The University's Student Financial Aid Service can provide you with advice and information on student loans and bursaries/grants, cost of living, budgeting and tax advice.


Find a scholarship that's right for you

All applicants for our programs are automatically considered for scholarships based on academic merit. No separate applications for scholarships are necessary. Scholarships may be awarded at the time of your course offer or after the application deadlines. If you do not receive a scholarship offer at the time of your course offer you may still receive an offer later.

Melbourne School of Engineering Scholarships

Melbourne School of Engineering scholarships are available to both domestic and international students into all engineering and IT programs. Between 80–100 scholarships are awarded each year, valued at $5,000–$20,000 per annum. These scholarship offers are made at the time of course offer.

Melbourne School of Engineering Foundation Scholarships

Melbourne School of Engineering Foundation offers up to 14 scholarships each year. Valued between $5000–$10,000 per annum, these scholarships are offered to high-achieving domestic and international students commencing in Engineering and IT Professional Masters programs. These scholarships may be offered at the time of the course offer but will also be offered in rounds as follows:

Start-year (February) intake
  • Round 1: Mid-October
  • Round 2: Mid-December
  • Round 3: Early February
Mid-year (July) intake
  • Round 1: End March
  • Round 2: End April
  • Round 3: Early June

Women in Engineering & IT

Melbourne School of Engineering is committed to improving access to engineering for women. Scholarships valued at $10,000–$20,000 are available to high-achieving female students through the Melbourne School of Engineering Foundation Scholarship and Melbourne School of Engineering Scholarships. The Graduate Access Melbourne program also offers a small number of bursaries valued at $5,000 for females who enter via this scheme.

Graduate Access Melbourne

If you are a domestic student who has experienced adverse circumstances that affected your tertiary results, you may apply for entry via the Graduate Access Melbourne program. A limited number of bursaries of $5,000 are awarded as part of this entry scheme.