Universities Australia regularly reviews the standard fees that it recommends universities pay to external examiners for Masters, PhDs, and Higher and Professional Doctorates. 

The recommended fees as of January 2019 are:

  • $274 for Masters theses and non-research Professional Doctorates 
  • $487 for Doctor of Philosophy theses, Higher Doctorates, and Professional Doctorates where the thesis comprises more that 66% of the assessment.