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Indicative tuition fee information for postgraduate courses (domestic students)

You are viewing indicative tuition fee information for domestic students. If you are an international student click here to calculate indicative tuition fees for your course.

Postgraduate course tuition fees are generally charged at the Full Fee or Domestic Fee Paying rate. Government and University funded scholarships and financial support may be applicable for certain postgraduate courses.

Some general fee information for coursework and research study is provided below.

We recommend you visit our Fees Calculator for a more comprehensive view of the cost of postgraduate courses and units.

Postgraduate by Coursework and Honours

We provide scholarships and awards to students enrolled in an Honours program or Master by coursework.

Scholarships generally have selection criteria, which must be met, and can provide financial support to assist you with education and living expenses.

Higher Degree by Research

At ECU, we are committed to undertaking high quality research and offer a number of scholarships to students undertaking a Doctoral or Master by research degree.

Research scholarships support Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents.

The Research Training Scheme provides tuition fee funding for students in selected research courses. Whilst you remain eligible for this scheme, you will not be required to pay for your tuition fees up-front, nor will you accrue a tuition fee debt for the duration of the course.

To be eligible you must be:

  • an Australian Citizen;
  • an Australian Permanent Resident; or
  • a New Zealand Citizen

For further details click here.

Postgraduate Commonwealth Government Supported Courses

These courses are subsidised by the Australian Government. The Government contributes towards your tuition fees and you are responsible for the remaining tuition fees called your 'student contribution'. The rate of tuition fees changes annually for these courses.

To view the Postgraduate Commonwealth Government Supported Courses for the current year, please go to the Fees Calculator.

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Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary)

This is a dynamic course, incorporating proven contemporary teaching strategies, use of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) and practical experience, which qualifies graduates to teach junior, middle and upper primary students in government and non-government schools.

Through the study of units in education and pedagogy, literacy, numeracy, curriculum, and work place learning, this course aims to develop essential knowledge about effective teaching, and professional knowledge and dispositions, which enable the development of professional competencies.

This course is Commonwealth Government Supported for eligible students.


  • This course is accredited by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA). Graduates of this course will be eligible for registration with the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA) and the ability to practise depends on successful registration. Whilst graduates are strongly sought after both nationally and internationally, students should be aware that the registration requirements may differ between states and countries. Pre-service teachers considering possible employment in Western Australia following graduation from this award should refer to TRBWA.

    Graduates must meet the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA) English language proficiency requirements for teacher registration in Western Australia. Further information is available at

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

The School of Education follows an academic calendar that is slightly different to ECU's standard academic calendar. For more information about semester start dates, study weeks, exam periods and breaks, please refer to ECU's Important Dates page.

Additional Course Information

Professional Practice
The Professional Practice components of this course require a full-time commitment in schools.

Students will be required to submit a National Police History Check from the Department of Education WA, and a Working With Children Check WA before commencing their first school placement as part of the course. Further information is available at

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Further studies

Students interested in progressing to a specific field of study can choose from a range of specialised Graduate Certificates in early childhood studies, learning difficulties, literacy education, special education, English as a second language (TESOL), behaviour management and educational leadership. A Master of Education, by coursework, is also available.

Further courses

This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.

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