Bachelor of Education - Commonwealth Supported Places and Scholarships

Domestic students commencing any of AC’s Bachelor of Education courses in 2023 or 2024 may qualify for a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) made available by the Australian government.

If you are successful in receiving a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), the “student contribution” you pay as part of the total fees for your course is significantly reduced.

You may also qualify for a further reduction in your student contribution if you are accepted into one of AC’s Teaching Hub programs. Note, if you qualify for FEE-HELP, this can be used to defer your payment of your student contributions.

General information

Alphacrucis (AC) University College has been allocated a number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) for 2023 and 2024 that can be applied to students commencing our Bachelor of Education courses.

These courses include:

These CSPs are intended to create more opportunities for students from under-represented groups to access higher education and enter the teaching profession, including those first in family to receive higher education, those from regional and remote areas, those from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, people with a disability and First Nations people.

Bachelor of Education Fee Breakdown per subject (2023 pricing)

The student contribution (what you pay) is as follows and depends on what you qualify for regarding CSPs, AC Scholarships, and Teaching Schools Hubs Scholarships.

Whilst the student contributions are the fees you pay for your course, please note that if you also qualify for FEE-HELP, this can be used to defer your payment of your student contributions.

Student contribution – Full Amount
If paying the full amount (No CSP or Scholarships): $2,245 per subject.

Student contribution – After CSP applied
If you qualify for a CSP: $515 per subject
Note: If you don’t qualify for a CSP, you may be awarded an AC Education Scholarship instead. Scholarships will only be considered for those who do not qualify for a CSP.

Student contribution – After AC Scholarship applied
If you qualify for an AC scholarship, your student contribution will be: $1,970 per subject.

Teaching Schools Hub Scholarship
If you qualify for study through one of the AC Teaching Schools Hubs, the hub will typically provide a scholarship to cover part of your student contribution amount. Once you are offered a place at an AC Teaching School Hub, the hub will confirm the final student contribution. Below are two examples of how this subsidy could apply.

Example Calculation: CSP with Hub Scholarship

If you were successful in applying for a CSP as well as a Hub Scholarship, your student contribution fee would be:

$515 minus Hub Scholarship = your actual student contribution/fee per subject.

Example Calculation: AC Scholarship with Hub Scholarship

If you do not qualify for a CSP but instead awarded an AC scholarship as well as a Hub Scholarship, your student contribution fee would be:

$1,970 minus Hub Scholarship = your actual student contribution/fee per subject.

Frequently Asked Questions

To apply to study with AC without applying for a Teaching Schools Hub, you can do so through our Apply Now page.

To apply to study with AC through a Teaching Schools Hub you should do this by concurrently applying with the Hub(s) you are interested in (see list below) as well as AC through our Apply Now page. For more details about how to apply, see our webpage here.

Current Teaching Schools Hubs to apply for:

You will need to be considered a 'domestic student' and apply for full-time study.

You must also meet at least ONE of the following criteria, these criteria are set by the Australian government.

Eligibility will be assess based on information provided in your application form and throughout the application process. Below is the eligibility criteria (along with corresponding application data) used to determine your eligibility.

  1. Low socioeconomic (low SES) background – this will be determined through various documents required in the application, including but not limited to your current address and postcode.
  2. Students from inner regional, outer regional, remote and very remote areas - based on the address and postcode of your current residential address provided.
  3. First in family to access higher education - if neither parent has attained a bachelor degree or higher (based on the TCSI highest educational attainment values).
  4. First Nations Australians - Self-identify on the AC application form. Definitions for First Nations students will be consistent with those used by the Tertiary Collection of Student Information (TCSI) system).
  5. People with a disability - Self-identify on the AC application form. Definitions for students with a disability will be consistent with those used by the Tertiary Collection of Student Information (TCSI) system. See here for more details regarding disability support.

If you don’t qualify for a CSP you will be automatically considered for an AC scholarship as part of your application.

You can learn more about the Hub model in this brochure that outlines the model and the benefits it provides.

Placements in our hubs are highly competitive and limited. If you’re not successful in joining one of our Hubs, you can still study an education degree with AC. You will receive AC’s unique benefits of a highly practical course that also integrates a faith-based worldview into the content and teaching, with all the required placements in schools but you will not necessarily be placed in a school throughout your course as outlined in the Hub Model brochure. You can talk to our Future Students team about the differences and what might suit you best.

If for some reason you need to reduce your hours or defer your study, this should first be discussed with your Program Director and if you are in a Hub, also discussed with your school. AC will work towards the best outcome with you for this, but please note this may impact any CSP contribution for your course.

You can talk to our Future Students team to find out more about all of AC’s education courses, including the Bachelor of Education, Master of Teaching, Certificates in Teacher Preparation, as well as Leadership and PhD programs for school leaders and principals. The team can also help with how to apply and further questions about CSPs and fee structure.