Fee Payment Structure

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 Counselling (Advanced), 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
Counselling
Stage 2
Graduate Diploma of 
Counselling
Stage 3
Master of
Counselling (Advanced)
Graduate
Certificate in
Clinical
Supervision
Graduate
Diploma in
Clinical
Supervision
Graduate
Certificate in
Specialist Forensic
Assessment and
Risk Management
Course Fees S$ 6,848.00 S$ 8,774.00 S$ 17,227.00 S$ 8,346.00 S$ 16,692.00 S$ 9,095.00
Administrative
Fees
S$ 888.10 S$ 1,391.00 S$ 1,391.00 S$ 1,391.00 S$ 1,230.50 S$ 909.50
FPS
Premium*
S$ 46.42 S$ 60.99 S$ 111.71 S$ 58.42 S$ 107.54 S$ 60.03
Total Course
Fee
S$ 7,782.52 S$ 10,225.99 S$ 18,729.71 S$ 9,795.42 S$ 18,030.04 S$ 10,064.53
No. of
Instalments
3 3 4 3 4 3
A non-refundable Application Fee of S$160.50 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 a minimum premium of S$25.00) is included in the first instalment.(All fees and FPS premium rate stated above are inclusive of GST, and are subject to revision)
Discount for ECTA alumni for the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision and Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision and Graduate Certificate in Specialist Forensic Assessment and Risk Management.

  • Alumni of any post graduate course organised by ECTA and accredited and awarded by Swinburne University of Technology, are eligible for a $500 discount of the course fees, and a waiver of the Application Fee.

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 2018, the current premium is 0.6% (excluding GST) of the sum of all Course Fees and Administrative Fees per year subject to a minimum premium 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

Course Fee

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

Administrative Fees

Administrative Fees cover practicum administration, professional indemnity, Swinburne material fees and online library, graduation in Singapore, and general administration. Practicum administration is not applicable to Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision, Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision and Graduate Certificate in Specialist Forensic Assessment and Risk Management. Please note that all fees are subject to revision by ECTA. However, what is presented in the signed Student Contract will not change.

Miscellaneous Fees

Purpose of Fee Course Amount (S$)
Remarking fees for essay

Reviewing fees for essay

Re-grading fees for essay

Graduate Certificate (GC)
Graduate Diploma (GD)
$27.50
Masters $32.10
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 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 (No GST)

(All fees stated above are inclusive of GST unless otherwise indicated.)