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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.

If you're ready to apply now, don't forget to have scanned copies of qualifications, your resume or other required paperwork ready to upload.

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What are my options?

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If you:

  • finished year 12 and have an ATAR
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Applicants with an ATAR

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, Diploma or Advanced Diploma from TAFE or another Registered Training Organisation
  • meet or are likely to meet English Competency requirements for undergraduate or University Preparation courses
  • are a school leaver and have achieved WACE
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Applicants with a VET qualification

  • If you've completed a Certificate IV during or right after year 12, you can apply direct to us for undergraduate or University Preparation courses.
  • If you’re currently in Year 12, we expect you to achieve WACE by the end of the year.
  • If you’re not currently in Year 12, and don’t yet meet English competency, please apply to us with your Certificate IV and we will evaluate your application individually.
  • If your Diploma or Advanced Diploma is in the same subject area as the course you wish to study at ECU, you may be eligible for credit, or advanced standing. You can apply for this after you accept your offer into the 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:

  • aren’t a current year 12 student expecting an ATAR; and
  • meet or are likely to meet English competency requirements for undergraduate or University Preparation courses
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All other 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 the components of your portfolio if you’re using our Portfolio Pathway.
  • Please ensure the University Preparation course is listed as a preference in your application.
  • If you’ve been an ECU student and are using an ATAR from previous years, or sat the STAT or the ISIT at ECU, we don't need documents because we can check your score electronically.
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.

Applicants with an ATAR

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.

Applicants with a VET qualification

  • If you've completed a Certificate IV during or right after year 12, you can apply direct to us for undergraduate or University Preparation courses.
  • If you’re currently in Year 12, we expect you to achieve WACE by the end of the year.
  • If you’re not currently in Year 12, and don’t yet meet English competency, please apply to us with your Certificate IV and we will evaluate your application individually.
  • If your Diploma or Advanced Diploma is in the same subject area as the course you wish to study at ECU, you may be eligible for credit, or advanced standing. You can apply for this after you accept your offer into the 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.

All other 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 the components of your portfolio if you’re using our Portfolio Pathway.
  • Please ensure the University Preparation course is listed as a preference in your application.
  • If you’ve been an ECU student and are using an ATAR from previous years, or sat the STAT or the ISIT at ECU, we don't need documents because we can check your score electronically.
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 submission 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 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, Masters by research and Doctorates or PhDs.

Research degrees

If you're interested in a research degree, we'd first like to know more about you. This includes:

  • 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

Please complete our Expression of Interest form and, if assessed favourably, you'll be invited to apply for a research qualification. Your research application can't be progressed until you do this.

Note: You can't save and come back to this form, so please have everything ready before you start.

Register interest

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.

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.

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Postgraduate coursework

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, please have your documentation handy. You may need to upload scanned copies of qualifications, or other study results, and perhaps your resume.

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Dates & deadlines

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

International

If you’re not an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, you can apply direct to us, or through an authorised agent in your home country.

Citizenship: India Pakistan Nepal Bangladesh

Apply through an authorised agent.

FIND AN AUTHORISED AGENT

Other citizenships

Apply direct to ECU.

START APPLICATION

Apply through an authorised agent.

FIND AN AUTHORISED AGENT

Dates & deadlines

Don’t forget to check submission 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 Expression of Interest form and, if assessed favourably, you'll be invited to apply for a research qualification. Your research application can't be progressed until you do this.

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

Register interest

Check the progress of your application 

If you’ve applied for a course at ECU – either directly or through an Authorised Agent – you can easily 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. If required, 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. Let’s talk about your options before you apply for a course.



Telephone

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

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