Fee Payment Structure

Student fees are categorized as Course Fees (fees associated with the delivery of your course), Application Fee and Administrative Fees (fees associated with the administrative aspects of your course).

For the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Social Science (Professional Counselling), the Course Fees depend on the Stage at which you are currently pursuing, and will be indicated in the Student Contract accordingly.

Item

Stage 1

Graduate Certificate of Social Science (Professional Counselling)

Stage 2

Graduate Diploma of Social Science
(Professional Counselling)

Stage 3

Master of Social Science
(Professional Counselling)

 

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision

Course Fees

S$ 6,400.00

S$ 7,700.00

S$ 15,600.00

S$ 15,522.43

Application Fee*

S$    150.00

S$    150.00

S$      150.00

S$      150.00

Administrative Fees

S$    830.00

S$ 1,300.00

S$   1,300.00

S$   1,150.00

FPS Premium**

S$      43.38

S$      54.00

S$      101.40

S$      100.03

Total fees without GST

Total fees with GST

S$ 7,423.38

S$ 7,943.02

S$ 9,204.00

S$ 9,848.28

S$ 17,151.40

S$ 18,351.99

S$ 16,922.46

S$ 18,107.03

No. of Instalments

3

3

6

6

* A non-refundable Application Fee of S$150.00 (excluding GST) is payable upon submission of "Application Form for Admission" to Swinburne University of Technology. For re-enrolment of course, the prevailing Application Fee applies.

** A Fee Protection Scheme ("FPS") premium amounting to 0.6% of the Course Fees and Administrative Fees (subject to GST) is included in the first instalment.
(All Fee and FPS premium rate are subject to revision.)

All fees stated above are subjected to changes.

Fee Protection Scheme

The Singapore Government requires all Private Education Institutions in Singapore to protect any student fees paid in advance. The scheme ensures that if ECTA is unable to deliver its programmes due to closure for any reason, students can claim any fees which have been paid in advance. All students must be covered by this scheme. Protection is provided through an insurance policy taken out by ECTA on behalf of students.

ECTA uses CPE-appointed Insurer as the provider of all policies taken out as part of the fee protection scheme. The policy makes provision for the refund of unconsumed fees paid should ECTA close or be unable to deliver the course as detailed in the contract for any reason. The policy also provides for compensation in the case where ECTA fails to pay any sum awarded by Singapore Courts to the insured student.

As of 1 January 2017, the current premium is 0.6% (excluding GST) of the sum of all Course Fees and Administrative Fees (excluding GST) per year subject to a minimum fee of S$25.00. The premium is paid by the student. The insurance will protect students against the following events:

  • Loss of fees paid in advance by the insured student due to insolvency or regulatory closure of the school.
  • Private Educator’s failure to pay sum awarded by Singapore courts to the insured student.

For more details of FPS, please visit CPE Website

Miscellaneous Fees

Purpose of Fee

Course

Amount (with GST, if any) (S$)

Remarking fees for essay

Reviewing fees for essay

Re-grading fees for essay

Graduate Certificate (GC)
Graduate Diploma (GD)

$55.00

Masters

$64.20

Supplementary Examination Fee

GD

$85.60

Re-grading of Exam Scripts

GD

$85.60

Courier fees for extended essay submission

GC

GD

Masters

$21.40

Library Fees Penalty

GC

GD

Masters

$3.20 per book for every week late after due date

Library Fees Extension Fees

GC

GD

Masters

$3.20 per book for per week of extension

Replacement of Student Handbook

GC

GD

Masters

$16.05

Replacement of Practicum Logbook

GC

GD

Masters

$10.70

Replacement of Nametag

GC

GD

Masters

$16.05

Insertion Fee

GC

Lectures: $26.75/hr

Micro-Skills: $40.13/hr

Group Supervision: $40.13/hr

GD

Lectures: $32.10/hr

Group Supervision: $48.15/hr

Master

-

Make-up Fees:

GC

GD

Master

Free for 1st make-up lectures done in immediate next cohort

GC

GD

Payable for 2nd make-up lectures @ $40.13/hr

GD

Swinburne lecture @ $64.20/hr

Master

Payable for 2nd make-up lectures @ $56.18/hr

 

Swinburne lecture @ $74.90/hr

Late payment charge for course fees

GC

GD

Master

$53.50 for every two weeks overdue

Textbooks

GC

GD

Master

Price range between $20 and $120

Access card deposit

GC

GD

Master

$30.00

Course Fees

Fees cover all lectures and classroom sessions that are part of the curriculum; lecture notes and handouts; student manuals; assessments; clinical supervision; clinical attachments; and transcripts. Course fees do NOT include the cost of recommended textbooks and other reading materials. For the Graduate Certificate of Social Science (Professional Counselling) course, personal counselling fees are included.

Administrative Fees

Course Administrative Fees cover professional indemnity; SUT material fees; use of online library; graduation; general administration; and practicum administration. Practicum administration is not applicable to Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision. Please note that all fees stated above are subject to revision by ECTA. However, what is presented in the signed Student Contract will not change.