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Undergraduate

Our students include everyone from school leavers to people who’ve probably forgotten what a school looks like! As you’ll see below, application options can vary, depending upon your situation.

What are my options?

Find yourself below and applying you can go.

If you:

  • finished year 12 and have an ATAR score
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ATAR applicants

Note: Applying is different to enrolling. If your application for a course is successful and you accept our offer of a place, you then enrol by selecting your course units.

If you:

  • completed a Certificate IV, or
  • completed 3 subjects at stage 2 or 3 and one 1 subject at stage 1, or
  • completed year 12 and satisfied WACE requirements
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Non-ATAR applicants

  • If you've completed a Certificate IV during year 12, you can apply direct to us for undergraduate courses.
  • If you've completed 3 subjects at stage 2 or 3 (including English, Literature or EALD) and one 1 subject at stage 1, and have met the requirements of the Western Australian Certificate of Education, you can use Portfolio entry to apply direct to us for an undergraduate course.
  • If you've completed year 12, you can apply direct to us for a University Preparation course.
Note: Applying is different to enrolling. If your application for a course is successful and you accept our offer of a place, you then enrol by selecting your course units.

If you:

  • completed year 12 or a VET course in the last few years, or
  • completed or have incomplete university level qualifications; or
  • are at least 20 years old and have completed or considered taking a STAT test, or
  • are at least 20 years old and don’t have any formal qualifications, but have work experience
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Non-school applicants

  • You can apply direct to us. Before you start your application, make sure you've made scanned copies of school or other study results and your resume, plus evidence of English competency if needed.
Note: Applying is different to enrolling. If your application for a course is successful and you accept our offer of a place, you then enrol by selecting your course units.

ATAR applicants

Note: Applying is different to enrolling. If your application for a course is successful and you accept our offer of a place, you then enrol by selecting your course units.

Non-ATAR applicants

  • If you've completed a Certificate IV during year 12, you can apply direct to us for undergraduate courses.
  • If you've completed 3 subjects at stage 2 or 3 (including English, Literature or EALD) and one 1 subject at stage 1, and have met the requirements of the Western Australian Certificate of Education, you can use Portfolio entry to apply direct to us for an undergraduate course.
  • If you've completed year 12, you can apply direct to us for a University Preparation course.
Note: Applying is different to enrolling. If your application for a course is successful and you accept our offer of a place, you then enrol by selecting your course units.

Non-school applicants

  • You can apply direct to us. Before you start your application, make sure you've made scanned copies of school or other study results and your resume, plus evidence of English competency if needed.
Note: Applying is different to enrolling. If your application for a course is successful and you accept our offer of a place, you then enrol by selecting your course units.

Dates & deadlines

Don’t forget to check closing dates for applications, semester periods and other important dates.

Other types of applications

The application process is different for some of our creative courses, or if you’re intending to study specific units, rather than a full course.

WAAPA performers

WAAPA

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts applications are different to other undergraduate courses.

In most WAAPA disciplines you can expect to have auditions and interviews.

And a non-refundable application fee is payable for some courses, e.g. acting, contemporary music, or dance. In 2015 the fee was $70.

If you want to apply for a WAAPA course, you can apply direct to us.

Note: If you're an ATAR student completing year 12 and you're interested in studying either a Bachelor of Music, or Performing Arts (Performance Making), or Arts (Arts Management), or Education (Secondary), specialising in Music Education, you'll need to both apply via TISC and apply direct to us.
WA Screen Academy

WA Screen Academy

The Screen Studies major (Bachelor of Media and Communications degree) is only available if you have an Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media or equivalent.

Talk to us if you need to check your eligibility.

You can apply if you have a Diploma of Screen and Media, but you’ll need to complete a transitional semester (60 credit points) to qualify.

If you're eligible for Screen Studies, you can apply direct to us.

Cross-institutional applications

If units aren't offered at your home university you can apply to study at another university – like ours.

Submit these documents with your application:

  • A signed form or letter from your home institution approving the units you wish to study at ECU.
  • A copy of your most recent academic record from your home institution – to confirm you meet our minimum academic and English entry requirements.
  • A copy of your latest invoice or a Commonwealth Assessment Notice – if you have a Commonwealth Supported Place at your home uni.

More about cross-institutional study

Note: Before submitting your application, please check that the unit is available in our semester timetable and that you meet unit prerequisites per our handbook.

Non-award students

If you're studying for general interest, professional purposes, or to gain entry to a degree program, submit these documents with your application:

  • Copies of your academic transcripts and certificates (unless from ECU) - to confirm you meet our minimum academic and English entry requirements
  • Proof of a change of name, if your qualifications are held in a different name, e.g. marriage certificate.
  • If you're studying non-award units to satisfy accreditation with a professional body or association, include a copy of any assessment made by them.

More about non-award study

Note: Before submitting your application, please check that the unit is available in our semester timetable and that you meet unit prerequisites per our handbook.

Postgraduate

Our postgraduate courses include Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, Masters by coursework and Masters by research, and Doctorates.

If you have 5+ years relevant professional experience and meet entry requirements, you can apply for a Graduate Certificate. If you've completed a Bachelors or higher degree, you can apply for a postgraduate coursework degree.

If you’re ready to apply for a course, there are things you’ll need to organise before you start your application. You may need to upload scanned copies of qualifications, or other study results, and perhaps your resume.

Apply directly to us

Dates & deadlines

Don’t forget to check closing dates for applications, semester periods and other important dates.

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Research degrees

If you're interested in a research degree, we'd first like to know more about you, including your qualifications and preferred area of research.

Please complete our enquiry form and, if assessed favourably, you'll be invited to apply for a research qualification. 

Note: You can't save and come back to this form, so please have everything ready before you start, including:
  • information about yourself
  • facts about your work and academic history
  • references from any publications or conference papers you’ve co-authored
  • a 200-300 word research topic
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Graduate Diploma of Education

To apply for this postgrad qualification, you'll need to include:

  • a one-page, signed personal statement covering why you wish to become a teacher, that includes this declaration:

"I declare that this statement is my own work, and truthfully address addresses the requested criteria. I understand that my enrolment may be cancelled, and my academic record annotated accordingly if it is proven that I was offered a place based on false or misleading evidence."

  • a two-page resume
  • copies of any qualifications you've obtained (unless from ECU)

Please also read this important information about teaching specialisations.

For the Graduate Diploma of Education, you can apply direct to us.

Note: If your secondary education and undergraduate degree weren't completed in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or the US, please supply evidence of English competency.

International

If you’re not an Australian citizen or permanent resident and you’d like to study with us on a student visa, there are two ways you can apply:

Select a course and apply directly to us.

START APPLICATION

Select an ECU authorised agent in your home country and apply through them.

FIND AN AUTHORISED AGENT

Dates & deadlines

Don’t forget to check closing dates for applications, semester periods and other important dates.

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Research degrees

If you're interested in a research degree, we'd first like to know more about you, including your qualifications and preferred area of research.

Please complete our enquiry form and, if assessed favourably, you'll be invited to apply for a research qualification. 

Note: You can't save and come back to this form, so please have everything ready before you start, including:
  • information about yourself
  • facts about your work and academic history
  • references from any publications or conference papers you’ve co-authored
  • a 200-300 word research topic

Application status check

If you’ve applied for a course at ECU – either directly or through an Authorised Agent – you can track its progress through our application status check.

What happens after you’ve applied?

After your application is processed and if you're successful:

  1. We send you an Offer Letter for a place at ECU. This will be an Offer or a Conditional Offer (you must meet the conditions of your offer), and includes course details, fees to pay and more.
  2. You complete the online acceptance and pay the ‘Fees payable now’. This includes your first semester course fees and Overseas Student Health Cover. You can accept and pay by going to the Respond to your offer page.
  3. Once you've successfully accepted your offer to study at ECU, and we've confirmed receipt of the required fees, we'll issue a Confirmation of Enrolment. This document allows you to apply for a student visa to study in Australia.
  4. Once the above steps are complete, we welcome you as an official ECU student. You should then review our pre-departure information, attend orientation and enrol in your study units.

Talk to us

Everyone’s situation is different. If you’ve come this far and have a question or two, let’s talk.



Telephone

Telephone:
134 328 (Aus)
+61 8 6304 0000 (Int)

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