Fee Payment Structure

Fee Payment Structure

A non-refundable Application Fee of S$162.00 is payable upon submission  of the “Application Form for Admission” to Flinders University.

For re-enrolment of course, the prevailing Application Fees and other fees such as Course Fees, Administrative Fees, FPS Premium, and Miscellaneous Fees will apply.

Course Fees refers to fees associated with the delivery of your course, and Administrative Fees are fees associated with the administrative aspects of your course.

Miscellaneous Fees refers to any non-compulsory, non-standard academic-related service fees which students pay only where applicable. Such fees are normally collected when the need arises. 

The Total Course Fees payable will depend on the Stage at which you are pursuing, whether it is Stage 1: the Graduate Certificate in Counselling; Stage 2: the Graduate Diploma in Counselling; or Stage 3: the Master of Counselling. Accordingly, the Course Fees applicable will be indicated in your Student Contract.

Item Graduate Certificate in
Counselling
Graduate Diploma in
Counselling
Master of
Counselling
Course Fees S$ 8,143.20 S$ 10,467.36 S$ 20,591.28
Administrative
Fees
S$ 896.40 S$ 1,404.00 S$ 1,404.00
FPS
Premium*
S$ 54.24 S$ 71.23 S$ 131.98
Total Course
Fees Per Stage of Study
S$ 9,093.84 S$ 11,942.59 S$ 22,127.26
Number of
Instalments
3 3 4

* The Fee Protection Scheme (“FPS”) premium that amounts to 0.6% of the Course Fees and Administrative Fees (subject to a minimum premium of S$25.00), is included in the payment of the first installment payment. All fees and the FPS premium rate stated above are inclusive of GST, and subject to revision. With effect from September 2022, ECTA transitioned from the Individual Insurance Scheme to the Group Insurance Scheme at no additional cost.

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 a 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 indemnify a Student up to the Limit of Indemnity for:

  • Loss of Course Fee paid by the Student to the PEI in the event that the Student is unable to commence, continue with or complete the Termination Event during the Period of Indemnity. The indemnity provided shall be limited to the portion of paid Course Fee deemed un-utilized as at the date of the Termination Event and pro-rated to the time elapsed in respect of that part of the Course as relates to the Course Fee paid for the Period of Indemnity and to the extent the same is not refunded to the Student; and/or
  • Such part of Judgement Sum that may be attributed to the Period of Indemnity as may be in-force as at the date of the Judgement Sum and remaining unpaid by the PEI as at the date of the issuance of a Payout instruction in respect of a Judgement Debt Default Event.

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

For the Graduate Certificate in Counselling, Administrative fee covers general administration, professional indemnity, and practicum administration and management.

For the Graduate Diploma in Counselling, Master of Counselling (Advanced) and Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision, Administrative Fees covers general administration, professional indemnity, and practicum administration and management. This includes fees payable 100% to Swinburne University of Technology for associated resource costs specific to student enrolment.

Miscellaneous Fees

Miscellaneous Fees refers to any non-compulsory fees which the students pay only when applicable. Such fees are normally collected when the need arises.

Purpose of Fee Course Amount (S$)
Re-submission Fees for Assessments

Re-grading Fees for Assessments

Graduate Certificate in Counselling (GC)

Graduate Diploma in Counselling (GD)

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision (GCCS)

$55.00
Master of Counselling  (MS) $64.80
 

Reviewing Fees for Assessments

Graduate Certificate in Counselling (GC)

Graduate Diploma in Counselling (GD)

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision (GCCS)

$27.50
Master of Counselling  (MS) $32.40
Supplementary Examination Fees Graduate Diploma in Counselling (GD) $86.40
Re-grading of Examination Scripts Graduate Diploma in Counselling (GD) $86.40
Courier Fees for late submission of Assessments Graduate Certificate in Counselling (GC)

Graduate Diploma in Counselling (GD)

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision (GCCS)

Master of Counselling  (MS)

$21.60
Library Fees  Graduate Certificate in Counselling (GC)

Graduate Diploma in Counselling (GD)

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision (GCCS)

Master of Counselling  (MS)

$3.20 per book for every week late after due date
Library Extension Fees Graduate Certificate in Counselling (GC)

Graduate Diploma in Counselling (GD)

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision (GCCS)

Master of Counselling  (MS)

$3.20 per book for every week of extension
Replacement of Student Handbook Graduate Certificate in Counselling (GC)

Graduate Diploma in Counselling (GD)

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision (GCCS)

Master of Counselling  (MS)

$16.20
Replacement of Student Learner Guide Graduate Certificate in Counselling (GC)

Graduate Diploma in Counselling (GD)

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision (GCCS)

Master of Counselling  (MS)

$16.20
Replacement of Practicum Logbook Graduate Certificate in Counselling (GC)

Graduate Diploma in Counselling (GD)

Master of Counselling  (MS)

$16.20
Replacement of Nametag Graduate Certificate in Counselling (GC)

Graduate Diploma in Counselling (GD)

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision (GCCS)

Master of Counselling  (MS)

$16.20
Insertion Fees Graduate Certificate in Counselling (GC) Lectures: $27.00/hr

Micro-Skills: $40.50/hr

Group Supervision: $40.50/hr

Graduate Diploma in Counselling (GD) Lectures: $32.40/hr

Group Supervision: $48.60/hr

Master of Counselling  (MS)
Make-up Fees Graduate Certificate in Counselling (GC)

Graduate Diploma in Counselling (GD)

Master of Counselling  (MS)

Free for 1st make-up lectures done in immediate next cohort
Graduate Certificate in Counselling (GC)

Graduate Diploma in Counselling (GD)

Payable for 2nd make-up lectures (Normal Lectures) @ $40.50/hr
Graduate Diploma in Counselling (GD) Payable for 2nd make-up lectures (Swinburne lectures) @ $64.80/hr
Master of Counselling  (MS) Payable for 2nd make-up lectures (Normal Lectures) @ $56.70/hr

Payable for 2nd make-up lectures (Swinburne lectures) @ $75.60/hr

Textbooks (Recommended Reading Materials) Graduate Certificate in Counselling (GC)

Graduate Diploma in Counselling (GD)

Master of Counselling  (MS)

Price range between $20 and $120

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