Additional compulsory course requirements and costs

For some courses, you have to pay to:

  • purchase items, like uniforms or safety equipment
  • participate in course related activities.

These compulsory purchases are an additional cost; they're not covered by your tuition fees.

If you're studying in more than one faculty area (double degree), check both the relevant single degrees for additional costs.

International students

You must have a work permit for all courses where you're required to do work experience. You may also be able to use this work permit if you want to work in Australia while you're here studying.

For more information, contact HiQ or the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Business

Our Executive Master of Business Administration (GS50) includes a two-week international study tour. This costs approximately $7,500 and includes flights, all in-country transportation, accommodation, company and site visits, and most meals.

Creative Industries

For all Creative Industries courses (including relevant double degrees), you'll need to pay up to $500 for production costs (CDs, DVDs, artworks and assessment materials).

If you're a design student, you may need to pay for art materials and some drawing materials.

All courses that have dealings with construction sites must complete the General Safety Induction Course (Construction Industry) in order to obtain a construction white card. These courses include:

  • architecture
  • interior design
  • landscape architecture
  • urban and regional planning.
Course code Course title Compulsory items you have to pay for Cost for 2017
KK33 Bachelor of Creative Industries (Film, Television and Screen) Recording materials, video hire, production travel expenses and other associated film and video production costs Approximately $350
KK34 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) Materials levy $50 per semester
Material costs for independent studio work, data storage Approximately
$200-$500
KK34 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) Yoga mat $50
KK34 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Performance) Dance wear, shoes, stage makeup, basic First Aid kit, conditioning equipment, production and travel expenses associated with performances and workshops, Ausdance Membership (Australia's professional dance association) and blue card (Working with Children Check Queensland). This does not include any interstate and/or overseas tour costs. Approximately $750
KK34 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) Dance wear, shoes, stage makeup, basic First Aid kit, conditioning equipment, production and travel expenses associated with performances and workshops, Ausdance Membership (Australia's professional dance association) and blue card (Working with Children Check Queensland). This does not include any interstate and/or overseas tour costs. Approximately $750
KK34 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film, TV and New Media Production) Recording materials, video hire, production travel expenses and other associated film and video production costs Approximately $500-$1,000
KK34 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Technical Production) Stationery and consumables, measuring tape, stopwatch, hand tools (including drill, spanners, knife) and appropriate working clothing (including theatre blacks) Up to $700
EWP (Elevating Work Platform) Training Program $130
KK34Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music) USB flash drive and external USB hard drive, closed headphones (ear buds not recommended). Students buying a laptop are advised to buy a MacBook or MacBook Pro. Up to $300 (excluding laptop)
DE42 Bachelor of Design (Honours) Architectural Studies Introducing Design (DEB101) field trip $60
Safety footwear From $50
DE42 Bachelor of Design (Honours) Industrial Design Introducing Design (DEB101) field trip $60
Extended Hours Workshop $55
Consumables (including USB storage)

$550

Laptop Depends on capability and storage requirements
DE42 Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Landscape Architecture) Introducing Design (DEB101) field trip $60
Extended Hours Workshop $55
DE42 Bachelor of Design (Honours) Interior Design Introducing Design (DEB101) field trip $60
Extended Hours Workshop $55
DE42 Bachelor of Design (Honours) Fashion First-year fashion studio kit $260
Second-year fashion studio kit $160
Third-year fashion studio kit $130
Introducing Design (DEB101) field trip $60
Extended Hours Workshop $55
DE42 Bachelor of Design (Honours) Interactive & Visual Design Introducing Design (DEB101) field trip $60
Extended Hours Workshop $55
Data storage, external USB hard drive, an account with a cloud-based file storage Approximately $300
Laptop Depends on capability and storage requirements

Education

You may have to pay extra costs (for example travel and accommodation) if your course requires off-campus activities such as:

  • practical investigations
  • field-based observations
  • embedded professional experience
  • professional experience placements.

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.

All education courses

Items you have to pay for Cost for 2017
International professional experience (optional) Approximately $5,000-$10,000 (flights, accommodation, living expenses etc.) depending on the overseas country chosen.
Rural and remote professional experience (optional) Approximately $1,000-$2,000, (travel accommodation, living expenses etc.) depending on the location in Queensland.
Brisbane-based professional experience Students should check local travel arrangements for costs (e.g. bus, train, car, ferries etc.)
Workwear for field studies - students should wear smart casual clothing. Some schools may require more formal wear, e.g. tie, jacket in some independent schools Varies

Literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education students

If you study an initial teacher education course (undergraduate and postgraduate) at QUT, i.e. Bachelor of Education, Graduate Diploma in Education or Master of Teaching 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.

We'll provide you with one reimbursement to cover the cost of the test but won't pay for any administration charges you incur if you don't sit your test.

Working with children check: blue card

For Queensland and international professional experience placements, you need a blue card. This involves a criminal history check so that you can undertake professional experience in a school or centre, or activities in any unit which may involve contact with children or young people (under the age of 18).

As a QUT student, you can apply for a blue card through QUT for free. Submit your blue card application to HiQ as early as possible, ideally as soon as you've received your offer.

If you don't receive your blue card before the start of a unit where you'll working with children, you may not be able to participate and your grades may be affected. You may also be liable to pay fees for the unit.

For placements in other Australian states and territories, you must fulfil that state or territory's requirements for working with children.

Health

Placement costs

Students in all Faculty of Health courses (including double degrees) who are required to undertake placements off-campus may have additional costs, such as:

  • hepatitis B vaccination
  • other vaccinations
  • first aid or CPR courses
  • uniforms (including footwear)
  • criminal history checks
  • health and fitness tests
  • equipment
  • 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.

Technology

You'll need access to a reliable computer with an internet connection, webcam, headset and microphone as we conduct many health units using blended learning modes and deliver learning material electronically.

Course code Course title Compulsory items you have to pay for Cost for 2017
CS49 Bachelor of Radiation Therapy

Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis vaccinations in addition to clinical uniform and suitable footwear, clinical book and badges, CPR Certificate, blue card.

Travel and accommodation costs for clinical placements will vary depending on individual placements.

$700
CS42 Bachelor of Medical Imaging
CS43

Bachelor of Paramedic Science

Bachelor of Paramedic Science (Graduate Entry)

Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis, Influenza vaccinations in addition to medical assessment, Criminal History Check, equipment, blue card. $1,000 to $1,200
Your paramedic uniform is required from the beginning of your course for tutorials and practical work. The basic uniform set is approximately $400 and additional items can cost $200-$300 more.
CS44

Bachelor of Podiatry

Bachelor of Podiatry (Graduate Entry)

Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis vaccinations in addition to uniform and suitable footwear, First Aid and CPR Certificate that includes AED (Automated External Defibrillation) and anaphylaxis training, blue card, equipment.

$1,320
CS45 Bachelor of Pharmacy Back-closing lab coat, safety goggles, suitable footwear, manuals, pharmacy placement shirt and name badge, Hepatitis B vaccination, blue card. Other vaccinations may be required if attending a Queensland Health facility.$400 to $600

$400 to $600

$200 for additional vaccinations

CS47 Bachelor of Pharmacy Back-closing lab coat, safety goggles, suitable footwear, manuals, pharmacy placement shirt and name badge, Hepatitis B vaccination, blue card. Other vaccinations may be required if attending a Queensland Health facility.

$400 to $600

$200 for additional vaccinations

HL20 Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Social Work Hepatitis B vaccination (highly recommended but mandatory for some placements), blue card. Other vaccinations may be required if attending a Queensland Health facility.

$70 (standard three-injection schedule) or $92 (fast-track schedule)

$200 for additional vaccinations

HL24 Bachelor of Exercise and Movement Science/Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) Uniform - polo shirt $31.82
Uniform - polo shorts $36.30
Shoes $100
First aid - HLTAID003 $85 to $150
CPR Certificate and AED - HLTAID001 $55 to $85
CPR Certificate and AED renewal - HLTAID001 $40 to $60
Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis vaccinations $280
Blue card No fee to students
HL16 Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Public Health Uniform - nursing (polo shirt, slacks, footwear), CPR Certificate, criminal history check (for nursing home/aged care placements), blue card $550
Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis vaccinations $280
Laboratory coats Approximately $20
HL19 Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Paramedic Science Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis vaccinations in addition to clinical uniform and suitable footwear, clinical book and badges, CPR Certificate, blue card. $1,000 to $1,200
Your paramedic uniform is required from the beginning of your course for tutorials and practical work. The basic uniform set is approximately $400 and additional items can cost $200-$300 more.
Laboratory coats Approximately $20
HL47
HL17
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis vaccinations in addition to nursing uniform (polo shirt, slacks, footwear), CPR Certificate, criminal history check, blue card $750
Laboratory coats Approximately $20
IX17 Bachelor of Exercise and Movement Science/Bachelor of Business Uniform and suitable footwear, First Aid and CPR Certificate that includes AED (Automated External Defibrillation) and anaphylaxis training, Hepatitis B vaccination, blue card. Other vaccinations may be required if attending a Queensland Health facility.

$570 to $770

$200 for additional vaccinations

IX42 Bachelor of Human Services/Bachelor of Business Hepatitis B vaccination (highly recommended, but mandatory for some placements), blue card. Other vaccinations may be required if attending a Queensland Health facility.

$70 (standard three-injection schedule) or $92 (fast-track schedule)

$200 for additional vaccinations

ID02 Bachelor of Creative Industries/Bachelor of Human Services Hepatitis B vaccination (highly recommended, but mandatory for some placements), blue card. Other vaccinations may be required if attending a Queensland Health facility.

$70 (standard three-injection schedule) or $92 (fast-track schedule)

$200 for additional vaccinations

IX45 Bachelor of Human Services/Bachelor of Justice Hepatitis B vaccination (highly recommended, but mandatory for some placements), blue card. Other vaccinations may be required if attending a Queensland Health facility.

$70 (standard three-injection schedule) or $92 (fast-track schedule)

$200 for additional vaccinations

IX70 Bachelor of Media and Communication/Bachelor of Nutrition Science Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis vaccinations in addition to lab coat, safety goggles, suitable footwear, tuberculosis screening, criminal history check (for nursing home/aged care placements), blue card $600
IX75 Bachelor of Media and Communication/Bachelor of Public Health Hepatitis B vaccination (highly recommended), blue card $70 (standard three-injection schedule) or $92 (fast-track schedule)
IX88 Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Lab coat, safety goggles, suitable footwear, manuals, Hepatitis B vaccination (highly recommended, but mandatory for some placements). Other vaccinations may be required if attending a Queensland Health facility.

$350 to $550

$200 for additional vaccinations

IX92 Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Business Lab coat, safety goggles, suitable footwear, manuals, Hepatitis B vaccination (highly recommended, but mandatory for some placements). Other vaccinations may be required if attending a Queensland Health facility.

$350 to $550

$200 for additional vaccinations

LS40 Bachelor of Biomedical Science Back-closing lab coat, safety goggles, suitable footwear, manuals, Hepatitis B vaccination (highly recommended, but mandatory for some placements). Other vaccinations may be required if attending a Queensland Health facility.

$350 to $550

$200 for additional vaccinations

A clinical uniform (polo shirt) is a requirement for all students undertaking clinical placements Approximately $40 each
LS47 Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science Back-closing lab coat, safety goggles, suitable footwear, manuals, Hepatitis B vaccination, uniform (fourth year) $430
NS42 Bachelor of Nursing

Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)

Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis vaccinations in addition to nursing uniform (polo shirt, slacks, footwear), CPR Certificate, criminal history check, blue card $750
Laboratory coats Approximately $20
OP45/OP85 Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry Year 1 - Lab coat and safety goggles $60
Year 2 - Optical equipment $2,500
Year 3 - Optical equipment $2,500
Before beginning OP85 (Year 4) - First Aid and CPR Certificate, Hepatitis B vaccination, blue card $300
Year 4 - Clinical uniform $40
PU51 Bachelor of Health Information Management Hepatitis B vaccination, blue card. If attending a Queensland Health facility, further vaccinations are required (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis vaccinations).

$70 (standard three-injection schedule) or $92 (fast-track schedule) for Hepatitis B

$200 for other vaccinations

ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS $500 (hard copy book) or $300 (ebook)
PU52 Bachelor of Public Health Hepatitis B vaccination (highly recommended), blue card $70 (standard three-injection schedule) or $92 (fast-track schedule)
SW03 Bachelor of Human Services Hepatitis B vaccination (highly recommended, but mandatory for some placements), blue card. Other vaccinations may be required if attending a Queensland Health facility.

$70 (standard three-injection schedule) or $92 (fast-track schedule)

$200 for other vaccinations

SW04
SW05
Bachelor of Social Work
SW80 Master of Social Work Hepatitis B vaccination (highly recommended, but mandatory for some placements) and blue card. Other vaccinations may be required if attending a Queensland Health facility.

$70 (standard three-injection schedule) or $92 (fast-track schedule)

$200 for other vaccinations

XN43 Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis vaccinations in addition to lab coat, safety goggles, suitable footwear, tuberculosis screening, criminal history check (for nursing home/aged care placements), blue card

You'll need a QUT School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences polo shirt for hospital visits (for XN44) and placements (for XN43 and XN44) from the beginning of your third year.

$600
XN44 Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
XN53 Bachelor of Exercise and Movement Science Uniform and suitable footwear, First Aid and CPR Certificate that includes AED (Automated External Defibrillation) and anaphylaxis training, Hepatitis B vaccination, blue card. Other vaccinations may be required if attending a Queensland Health facility.

$570

$200 for other vaccinations

XN54
XN51
Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology
XN50 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

Hepatitis B vaccination

Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for all Health students, but is required for many placements and is mandatory in Queensland Health facilities. The cost varies from $70 for a three-injection course, to $92 for a fast-tracked vaccination at the QUT Medical Centre, and up to $150 from other providers.

A standard three-injection course plus verification of immunity by blood test may take up to a year to complete, so planning for this vaccination should begin early.

Other vaccinations

Diphtheria, Measles, Mumps, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Rubella, Tetanus and Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccinations are mandatory for all students attending a Queensland Health facility for placement.

Hepatitis A, Influenza and Poliomyelitis are highly recommended for all health students.

These and other vaccinations are available from the QUT Medical Centre.

First aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

The QUT Guild offers first aid ($115), refresher ($90) and CPR ($60) courses. The cost of a full first aid course may be up to $150 from other providers.

First aid qualifications are current for three years, but CPR must be renewed annually.

Tuberculosis screening

Nutrition and dietetics students are required to undertake a tuberculosis screening test. Testing and the immunisation (BCG) are available from the Clinical TB Service at Princess Alexandra Hospital. This is a free service for health care workers and student health care workers.

Blue cards

Students must undergo a criminal history check for working with children and be issued with a suitability card (blue card) before commencing clinical placement/practicum in an organisation where they may work with children or young people.

The processing of your application may take several months so you must submit your blue card application to HiQ as early as possible to ensure you have your card before you begin any unit that requires contact with children. There is no charge for student blue cards. Students who already have a blue card must register it with QUT.

Criminal history check

Students in the Bachelor of Paramedic Science and the Bachelor of Nursing (and associated double degrees) are required to complete a criminal history check. Students undertaking a placement in a nursing home or aged care facility will also need to undergo this check. Criminal history checks may be requested through your nearest police station.

Medical assessment

Paramedic science students are required to undergo a medical assessment to ensure that they are able to perform the role of a paramedic. A medical assessment must be done at one of the medical practices approved by the Queensland Ambulance ($150).

Science and Engineering

Electronic coding kits

Students who undertake IFB102 Computer Technology Fundamentals will need to purchase a Raspberry Pi kit. Details of recommended suppliers will be provided at the start of semester. The cost will be under $120.

Laboratory equipment

If you're studying science, costs for laboratory manuals and equipment (coat, safety goggles) are estimated at $100.

Field trips

Field trip costs for science students may vary depending on your course:

  • geoscience: $1,100
  • environmental science: $500
  • chemistry: $500
  • biology: $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 protection equipment that will include steel-toed, Australian-Standards-compliant safety boots. These cost approximately $100.

These courses include:

  • civil engineering
  • construction management
  • property economics
  • quantity and cost 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.