SAC funding rates

SAC funding rates

Last updated 2 November 2016
Last updated 11/02/2016

View Student Achievement Component (SAC) funding rates for the last 3 years, produced by us. 

  

2017 SAC funding rates

2016 SAC funding rates

2015 SAC funding rates 

  

2017 SAC funding rates

The table below provides an overview of the funding rates available by category. These new rates will apply from 1 January 2017.

For detailed information and to ensure the funding rate and course classification combinations are valid, see the SAC 1-39 Course Classification Guide for 2017 (PDF, 604 Kb).

Increases in funding rates

Budget 2016 included targeted increases to SAC tuition rates at degree-level and above for science, agriculture and horticulture, and veterinary science, as well as an increase for undergraduate medicine. It also increased all sub-degree rates (for SAC Level 3 and above) by 2%.

Specifically:

  • Science [#18]: degree-level and above has increased by approximately 5% for funding categories V2-V4
  • Agriculture and Horticulture [#01] and Large Animal Science [#39]: degree-level and above has increased by approximately 16% for funding categories H2-H4.
  • Undergraduate Medicine: the rate for years 2-3 [#15] has been aligned with the rate for years 4-6 [#37].
  • Veterinary Science: the rates for all veterinary science have been aligned, and are now funded at the same rate.
  • Sub-degree tuition rates: the level 1 categories for sub-degree tuition have been increased by 2%, aligning most with the degree-level rate:
  • funding categories A1, B1, C1, I1, J1, L1, and N1 have been aligned with the A2, B2, C2, I2, J2, L2, and N2 rates, and
  • funding categories M1, P1, S1, and V1 have been increased by 2%.

 

All Subsectors (GST Exclusive) Level

Category and Subsector

Description 1 2 3 4 5
A

Arts [#03],

Social Sciences [#03],

General [#5.2],

Vocational Training for Industry [#22.1]

$6,135 $6,135  $7,743 $8,189 $3,405 
B Computer Science [#06]

Fine Arts; Design [#12]

Health-related Professions [#17]

Music and Performing Arts [#16]

Vocational Training for Industry [#22.1]

Architecture (non-degree) [#02]

Medical Imaging [#25]

Occupational Therapy [#28]

Clinical Psychology [#34]

 $9,384 $9,384   $11,931 $12,827 $6,242 
C Engineering, Technology [#11]

Health Sciences [#13]

Architecture (degree) [#02]

Vocational Training for Industry [#22.1]

Midwifery [#27]

Physiotherapy [#29]

Speech Language Therapy [#32]

Medical Laboratory Science [#33]

Audiology [#35]

 $11,282  $11,282 $14,339   $15,432  $7,455

G

Not valid for PTEs

Medicine (postgraduate only) [#15]

Dentistry (postgraduate only) [#07] 

     $26,154  $26,154

$6,779

H Agriculture and Horticulture (degree) [#01]

Specialist Large Animal Science [#39]

  $20,344

 

$25,656 $26,920 $5,244
I Teaching [#19.1]

Teaching [#19.2]

Teaching [#20]

$8,741 $8,741 $10,975 $11,420 $3,405
J

Business, Accountancy [#04]

Law [#14]

Vocational Training for Industry [#22.1]

$6,135 $6,135 $7,743 $8,189 $3,405
L Osteopathy, Acupuncture [#3.1]

Vocational Training for Industry [#22.1]

Agriculture and Horticulture (non-degree) [#01]

Nursing [#24]

$10,545 $10,545 $13,294 $14,189 $6,954
M Pilot Training [#11.2]

Dental Therapy [#17.3]

Optometry [#13.1]

Pharmacy [#31]

$13,429 $15,301 $19,213  $20,459  $8,763 
N

Priority Engineering [#11.1]

Dietetics [#36] 

$12,518 $12,518  $15,747 $16,948  $8,187 

O

Not valid for PTEs

Medical Radiation Therapy [#30]    $18,160       
P Vocational Training for Industry [#22.1]

Trades 2 [#22]

$10,137         

Q

Not valid for PTEs

Veterinary Science [#23]

Veterinary Science (years 3–5) [#23.3] 

  $27,521  $27,521  $27,521  $6,779 

R

Not valid for PTEs

Dentistry

(undergraduate excluding

intermediate – years 2-5 ) [#07]

  $51,690       

S

Not valid for PTEs

Foreign-Going Nautical [#38] $18,667         

T

Not valid for PTEs

Medicine undergraduate (years 2-3 ) [#15]    $42,622       

U

Not valid for PTEs

Medicine undergraduate (years 4–6) [#37]    $42,622      
V  Science [#18] $10,971 $13,408  $16,903  $18,040  $7,236 

 

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2016 SAC funding rates

The table below provides an overview of the funding rates available by category.

For detailed information and to ensure the funding rate and course classification combinations are valid, see the SAC 1-39 Course Classification Guide 2016 (PDF, 182 Kb).

Increases in funding rates

Budget 2015 increased funding rates for science, agriculture and selected health sciences at degree level and above. These new Student Achievement Component (SAC) funding rates will be in effect from 1 January 2016.

Specifically:

  • Science (#18): Degree level and above will be increased by 7.5% at funding rate levels V2-V4. 
  • Agriculture and Horticulture (#01): Degree level and above will be increased by ~21% by moving funding rate levels from SAC category M2-M5 to H2-H5. Non-degree level remains in funding rate category L. 
  • Pharmacy (#31) and Optometry (#13.1) (and all other Classifications in funding rate category M): funding rate levels M2-M5 will be increased by 5%. 
  • Physiotherapy (#29): will receive a 7% increase by moving funding rate level from SAC funding rate category L2 to C2.

  

All Subsectors (GST Exclusive) Level

Category and Subsector

Description 1 2 3 4 5
A

Arts [#03],

Social Sciences [#03],

General [#5.2],

Vocational Training for Industry [#22.1]

$6,014 $6,135 $7,743 $8,189 $3,405 
B

Architecture (non-degree) [#02], Computer Science [#06], Fine Arts,

Design [#12], Music and Performing Arts [#16], Health-related Professions #17],

Vocational Training for Industry [#22.1], Medical Imaging [#25],

Occupational Therapy [#28], Clinical Psychology [#34]

 $9,200 $9,384  $11,931 $12,827 $6,242 
C

Architecture (degree) [#02], Engineering, Technology [#11],

Health Sciences [#13], Vocational Training for Industry [#22.1],

Midwifery [#27], Physiotherapy [#29], Speech Language Therapy [#32],

Medical Laboratory Science [#33], Audiology [#35]

 $11,060  $11,282 $14,339   $15,432  $7,455

G

Not valid for PTEs

Dentistry (postgraduate only) [#7],

Medicine (postgraduate only) [#15],

Veterinary Science [#23]

  $21,035  $26,154  $26,154

$6,779

H Agriculture and Horticulture (degree) [#01]

Specialist Large Animal Science [#39]

  $17.602

 

$22,198 $26,922 $5,244
I Teaching [#19, #20] $8,569 $8,741 $10,975 $11,420 $3,405
J

Business, Accountancy [#04], Law [#14],

Vocational Training for Industry [#22.1]

$6,014 $6,135 $7,743 $8,189 $3,405
L

Agriculture and Horticulture (non degree) [#01],

Osteopathy, Acupuncture [#3.1],

Vocational Training for Industry [#22.1], Nursing [#24]

$10,338 $10,545 $13,294 $14,189 $6,954
M1 Pilot Training [#11.2]

Optometry [#13.1]

Dental Therapy [#17.3]

Pharmacy [#31]

$13,166 $15,301 $19,213  $20,459  $8,763 
N

Priority Engineering [#11.1]

Dietetics [#36] 

$12,272 $12,518  $15,747 $16,948  $8,187 

O

Not valid for PTEs

Medical Radiation Therapy [#30]    $18,160       
P

Trades 2 [#22]

Vocational Training for Industry [#22.1]

$9,938         

Q

Not valid for PTEs

Veterinary Science (years 3–5) [#23.3] 

  $27,521       

R

Not valid for PTEs

Dentistry

(undergraduate excluding

intermediate – years 2-5 ) [#07]

  $51,690       

S

Not valid for PTEs

Foreign-Going Nautical [#38] $18,301        

T

Not valid for PTEs

Medicine undergraduate (years 2-3 ) [#15]    $36.139      

U

Not valid for PTEs

Medicine undergraduate (years 4–6) [#37]    $42,622      
V  Science [#18] $10,756 $12,798  $16,134 $17.219  $7,236 

 

 1 Please note all classifications in category M received a funding increased in Budget 2015. 

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2015 SAC funding rates

 

All Subsectors (GST Exclusive) Level

Category and Subsector

Description 1 2 3 4 5
A

Arts [#03],

Social Sciences [#03],

General [#5.2],

Vocational Training for Industry [#22.1]

$6,014 $6,135 $7,743 $8,189 $3,405 
B

Architecture (non-degree) [#02], Computer Science [#06], Fine Arts,

Design [#12], Music and Performing Arts [#16], Health-related Professions #17],

Vocational Training for Industry [#22.1], Medical Imaging [#25],

Occupational Therapy [#28], Clinical Psychology [#34]

 $9,200 $9,384  $11,931 $12,827 $6,242 
C

Architecture (degree) [#02], Engineering, Technology [#11],

Health Sciences [#13], Vocational Training for Industry [#22.1],

Midwifery [#27], Speech Language Therapy [#32],

Medical Laboratory Science [#33], Audiology [#35]

 $11,060  $11,282 $14,339   $15,432  $7,455

G

Not valid for PTEs

Dentistry (postgraduate only) [#7],

Medicine (postgraduate only) [#15],

Veterinary Science [#23]

  $21,035  $26,154  $26,154

$6,779

H

Specialist Large Animal Science [#39]

  $17.602

 

$22,198 $23,292 $5,244
I Teaching [#19, #20] $8,569 $8,741 $10,975 $11,420 $3,405
J

Business, Accountancy [#04], Law [#14],

Vocational Training for Industry [#22.1]

$6,014 $6,135 $7,743 $8,189 $3,405
L

Agriculture and Horticulture (non degree) [#01],

Osteopathy, Acupuncture [#3.1],

Vocational Training for Industry [#22.1], Nursing [#24], Physiotherapy [#29]

$10,338 $10,545 $13,294 $14,189 $6,954
M

Agriculture and Horticulture (degree) '#01],

Pilot Training [#11.2], Optometry [#13.1]

Dental Therapy [#17.3], Pharmacy [#31]

$13,166 $15,301 $19,213  $20,459  $8,763 
N

Priority Engineering [#11.1]

Dietetics [#36] 

$12,272 $12,518  $15,747 $16,948  $8,187 

O

Not valid for PTEs

Medical Radiation Therapy [#30]    $18,160       
P

Trades 2 [#22]

Vocational Training for Industry [#22.1]

$9,938         

Q

Not valid for PTEs

Veterinary Science (years 3–5) [#23.3] 

  $27,521       

R

Not valid for PTEs

Dentistry

(undergraduate excluding

intermediate – years 2-5 ) [#07]

  $51,690       

S

Not valid for PTEs

Foreign-Going Nautical [#38] $18,301        

T

Not valid for PTEs

Medicine undergraduate (years 2-3 ) [#15]    $36.139      

U

Not valid for PTEs

Medicine undergraduate (years 4–6) [#37]    $42,622      
V  Science [#18] $10,756 $11,905  $15.008 $16,018  $7,236 

 

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