Am I eligible to have pre-2010 status?

Policy changes announced in the 2009 Australian Government budget resulted in the Education and Nursing subject areas being re-classified as Band 1 effective from 1 January 2010.  The Government advised that pre-2010 students will continue to pay the National Priority rate for topics in these subject areas.

If you are a pre-2010 student enrolling in topics in the Education and Nursing subject areas you wil be charged at the National Priority rate.

You will be eligible for pre-2010 status if you satisfy one of the conditions below :

  • you are returning to study in the same course in 2013 for which you were enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student prior to 2010;
  • you were a Commonwealth supported student in another course that commenced prior to 2010 and have not completed the requirements of that course; or
  • you were a Commonwealth supported student in a course that commenced prior to 2010 and are now commencing a related honours course.

If you continued in the same course as you were enrolled in 2009, you were automatically granted pre-2010 status.  Otherwise, you may apply for pre-2010 status using the Application for Pre-2010 Status form (DOC 136KB) , or obtain a copy from Student Finance Services in the Student Centre.

If you have not studied at University before, or do not meet the criteria for pre-2010 status, you will be charged at the Band 1 rates for Education and Nursing subject areas.

Unsure whether you are eligible for pre-2010 status? Contact Student Finance Services for advice.