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First year indicative tuition fees for undergraduate courses (domestic students)

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Two kinds of domestic tuition fees are explained below. Identify which indicative domestic tuition fee may be applicable to you.

Commonwealth Supported Place

Under this arrangement, the Australian Government contributes towards your tuition fees and you are responsible for the remaining tuition fees, called your 'student contribution'.

You are eligible to be Commonwealth Supported if you are studying:

  • a Bachelor's degree;
  • an Associate Diploma;
  • an Honours degree; or
  • selected Commonwealth Government Supported postgraduate courses.

You must also satisfy ONE of the following criteria:

  • You are an Australian Citizen.
  • You hold a Permanent Humanitarian visa.
  • You are a New Zealand Citizen and you are living in Australia whilst studying.
  • You hold an Australian Permanent Residency visa and you are living in Australia whilst studying.

Please note that eligibility for a Commonwealth Supported rate of fees does not determine your eligibility for a Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) loan. For further details and to obtain a more comprehensive indication of tuition fees, please use the Fees Calculator.

Domestic Tuition Fee

Domestic tuition fees (unsubsidised full fee amount) will be applicable to you if you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place.

Domestic tuition fees also apply to non-award courses (courses or programs that do not lead to a higher education award, but are studied for general interest, professional purposes, or to gain entry to a degree program through an alternative pathway). More about non-award courses.

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University Preparation Course (Education Assistant Program)

Provides an entry pathway to selected undergraduate teaching degrees at ECU. The course is designed to enable Education Assistants to understand how they can effectively support teachers in facilitating children’s learning in the compulsory years of schooling (pre-primary, primary or secondary school settings). The course is suitable for education assistants with experience seeking current professional development, those contemplating working as education assistants and those wishing to pursue further studies in teaching who may wish to use the course as an entry pathway into University.

Non-Standard Timetable Information (e.g. early start, weekend courses, etc)

Classes for this course are delivered over weekends.

Semester 1 applicants: this course commences in February.
Semester 2 applicants: this course commences in July.

Online units follow the standard academic calendar.
2 units are available online in Semester 1 2014, and all 4 units will be offered online in Semester 2 2014.

Additional Course Information

Course Fees
Australian Citizens, holders of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa, Permanent Residents and New Zealand Citizens who will be residents in Australia for the duration of their study, are normally eligible to study in a Commonwealth Supported Place, making these courses free, with no up-front or deferred tuition fees.

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Education Assistant

Further studies

Successful completion gives entry into the Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies). Entry into the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) is subject to meeting any prerequisite requirements.

Further courses

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