The Education Minister Peter Collier says he is confident WA would receive extra school funding under a Federal Coalition government, despite missing the deadline to sign onto the Betters Schools plan.

Schools in WA, Queensland and the Northern Territory are set to miss out on funding worth more than $1 billion because their governments could not reach agreement with the Commonwealth.

The Coalition's Education Spokesman Christopher Pyne has confirmed situation won't change under a Coalition government.

Mr Collier has told ABC local radio he is convinced WA will get the money.

"A week is a long time in politics and I can assure you we'll be negotiating with Christopher Pyne and Tony Abbott," he said.

"I think there might be a change in that attitude.

"Christopher is not education minister yet but I feel very confident we have cooperated very constructively with both the Liberal and the Labor Party.

"I'm very confident we will have a positive outcome in terms of funding from whichever political persuasion is in Canberra after next Saturday."

 

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