Fees 2018

Eastern College Australia's courses are government accredited so you may be eligible for government assistance through Skills First, HECS-HELP, AUSTUDY and ABSTUDY and FEE-HELP.

VET Course Fees

Courses listed on Skills First

To determine your eligibility for Skills First and if you are then eligible for the Concession see Skills First

Course Student eligible for funding Student eligible for Concession Fees per nominal hour Fees to complete the course Government Contribution
Certificate III in Education Support Yes Yes $0.45* $255* $3,955
Certificate III in Education Support Yes No $2.25* $1,272* $3,955
Certificate III in Education Support No No $4.50 $2,543* $0
Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Yes Yes $0.40 $394 - $470* $6,333-$7,990
Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Yes No $2.00 $1,490 - $1,880* $6,333-$7,990
Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care No No $4.00 $2,980 - $3,760* $0
Certificate IV in Youth Work Yes Yes $0.40 $394 - $470** $8,373-$9,988
Certificate IV in Youth Work Yes No $2.00 $1,970 - $2,350** $8,373-$9,988
Certificate IV in Youth Work No No $4.00 $3,940 - $4,700** $0

Courses not listed on Skills First

Course Fees per nominal hour Fees to complete the course
Certificate III in Christian Ministry & Theology $4.00 $1,820 - $2,020**
Certificate IV in Christian Ministry & Theology $5.00 $2,150 - $2,825**

Please note that student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Fees exclude the cost of textbooks and the HLTAID003 (Apply First Aid) unit of competency. Skills First Funding is available up to a maximum of 608 Nominal Hours for the Cert III in Educational Support.
** Fees exclude the cost of textbooks with the precise cost depending upon the electives chosen. Skills First Funding is available up to a maximum of 1040 Nominal Hours for the Cert IV in Youth Work.

Skills First Funding is available for students who commenced the Cert IV in Christian Ministry & Theology in 2016 up to a maximum of 1040 Nominal Hours. Skills First Funding is not available for other courses commenced prior to 2017.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to access government-subsidised VET level training.

Higher Education Level Fees

These fees are for the published year and charges may change during your studies.

Associated Course Fees per credit point** Fees per unit** Fees for 1 year if studying full time
Diploma, Associate Degree, Bachelor Degree $326 $1956 $15,648
Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Arts $352 $2112 $16,896
Master of Community Counselling $346 $2076/$4152 $16,608
Master of Education $346 $4152 $16,608
Master of Practical Theology $346 $4152 $16,608
Master of Teaching (Primary) $366 $2196 $17,568
Master of Teaching (Secondary) $366 $2196 $17,568
Master of Transformational Development $346 $4152 $16,608

**NOTE: All Diploma, Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma level units are 6 credit points each. Most Associate Degree and Bachelor Degree units are 6 credit points; some practicums are 12 credit points. Each Master of Community Counselling unit is either 6 or 12 credit points. All Master of Practical Theology and Master of Transformational Development units are 12 credit points each. All Master of Teaching (Primary) and Master of Teaching (Secondary) units are 6 credit points with the Professional Experiences as 0 credit points.

For a full list of units and their associated fees, please view the current semester's Census Date Report.

To encourage admission, enrollment and completion by Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders the College will reduce tuition fees by 20% for those who can provide evidence identifying themselves as such.

Higher Education Audit Fees

Fees per unit
$300 per Undergraduate unit
$500 per Graduate unit

Audit students will have access to face-to-face classes but not access to resources or online resources. No assessment tasks will be required

Professional Development Fees

Fees per unit
$650 per unit undertaken for professional development

Access to online resources provided and participation in class discussions and activities encouraged. A certificate of completion/participation will be provided after the end of the face-to-face activities.

Payment Options

Students eligible for HECS-HELP and offered a Commonwealth Supported Place are abbreviated as CSP in the following table. Those not eligible for HECS-HELP or not offered a Commonwealth Supported Place are abbreviated as non-CSP.

Course Upfront Direct Debit FEE-HELP (for eligible students) HECS-HELP (for eligible students)
Audit Yes - - -
Professional Development Yes - - -
Certificate III in Education Support Yes Yes - -
Certificate III in Christian Ministry & Theology Yes Yes - -
Certificate IV in Christian Ministry & Theology Yes Yes - -
Certificate IV in Youth Work Yes Yes - -
Diploma in Arts Yes Yes Yes -
Diploma in Theology Yes Yes Yes -
Associate Degree in Arts Yes Yes Yes -
Associate Degree in Theology Yes Yes Yes -
Bachelor of Arts Yes Yes Yes -
Bachelor of Education (Primary) Yes Yes for Non-CSP Yes for Non-CSP Yes for CSP
Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Yes Yes for Non-CSP Yes for Non-CSP Yes for CSP
Bachelor of Theology Yes Yes Yes -
Graduate Certificate of Arts Yes Yes Yes -
Graduate Diploma of Arts Yes Yes Yes -
Master of Community Counselling Yes Yes Yes -
Master of Education Yes Yes Yes -
Master of Practical Theology Yes Yes Yes -
Master of Teaching (Primary) Yes Yes for Non-CSP Yes for Non-CSP Yes for CSP
Master of Teaching (Secondary) Yes Yes for Non-CSP Yes for Non-CSP Yes for CSP
Master of Transformational Development Yes Yes Yes -

FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP Information

Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Bachelor of Education (Secondary) 2018

Students completing the Bachelor of Education (Primary) or Bachelor of Education (Secondary) will complete eight [8] six [6] credit point units at a fee of $326 per credit point. as well as practicums as required.

Full Fee paying students will pay a total of $15,648 if studying full time in 2018.

Students eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) will pay a total of $6,444 if studying full time in 2018, fees will be higher if students choose to complete Mathematics subjects with a maximum of $9,185. HECS-HELP may be available for eligible students.

For further information about HECS-HELP eligibility, please refer to the Study Assist website

Master of Teaching (Primary) and Master of Teaching (Secondary) 2018

Students completing the Master of Teaching (Primary) or the Master of Teaching (Secondary) will complete eight [8] six [6] credit point units at a fee of $366 per credit point. as well as practicums as required.

Full Fee paying students will pay a total of $16,608 if studying full time in 2018.

Students eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) will pay a total of $6,444 if studying full time in 2018, HECS-HELP may be available for eligible students.

For further information about HECS-HELP eligibility, please refer to the Study Assist website

Other Fees

Please also look at other applicable fees and charges

Centrelink Information

Payment Methods

The following are possible methods to pay the college for fees when a HELP loan is not used. All payments are in Australian dollars.

Method Details
Cheque Name on cheque should be Eastern College Australia
Money order Name on money order should be Eastern College Australia
Cash Payable at Reception (please do not send cash through the mail)
BPay Details on invoice
Credit Card (Visa or Mastercard) Payable at reception, via phone to reception
Payment Plan Pay invoice by instalments