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|
|Cert III in Education Support||Yes||Yes||$0.45*||$255*|
|Cert III in Education Support||Yes||No||$2.25*||$1,272*|
|Cert III in Education Support||No||No||$4.50||$2,543*|
|Cert IV in Youth Work||Yes||Yes||$0.40||$394-$470**|
|Cert IV in Youth Work||Yes||No||$2.00||$1,970-$2,350**|
|Cert IV in Youth Work||No||No||$4.00||$3,940-$4,700**|
Courses not listed on Skills First
|Course||Fees per nominal hour||Fees to complete the course|
|Cert III in Christian Ministry & Theology||$4.00||$1,820**|
|Cert IV in Christian Ministry & Theology||$5.00||$2150-$2825**|
|Cert IV in Chaplaincy & Pastoral Care||$4.00||$2,980-$3,760**|
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||$316||$1896||$15,168|
|Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Arts||$341||$2046||$16,368|
|Master of Community Counselling||$337.50||$2025/$4050||$16,200|
|Master of Practical Theology||$337.50||$4050||$16,200|
|Master of Transformational Development||$337.50||$4050||$16,200|
**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 though 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.
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 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|
|$650 per Masters unit|
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)|
|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 Practical Theology||Yes||Yes||Yes||-|
|Master of Transformational Development||Yes||Yes||Yes||-|
FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP Information
Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Bachelor of Education (Secondary) 2017
Students completing the Bachelor of Education (Primary) or Bachelor of Education (Secondary) will complete eight  six  credit point units at a fee of $316 per credit point. as well as practicums as required.
Full Fee paying students will pay a total of $15,168 if studying full time in 2017.
Students eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) will pay a total of $6,336 if studying full time in 2017. HECS-HELP may be available for eligible students.
For further information about HECS-HELP eligibility, please refer to the Study Assist website
Please also look at other applicable fees and charges
The following are possible methods to pay the college for fees when a HELP loan is not used. All payments are in Australian dollars.
|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|