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
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 $326 $1956 $15,648
Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Arts $352 $2112 $16,896
Master of Community Counselling $337.50 $2076/$4152 $17,568
Master of Education $337.50 $4152 $17,568
Master of Practical Theology $337.50 $4152 $17,568
Master of Transformational Development $337.50 $4152 $17,568

**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

Professional Development Fees

Fees per unit
$650 per Masters unit taken for professional development

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 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 $6,560 if studying full time in 2018 (subject to the passing of legislation), fees will be higher if students choose to complete Mathematics subjects with a maximum of $7090. 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

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