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If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident and are looking at university study after several years away from formal education and will be 20 years of age or over in the year you're intending to commence studies; then you're considered a non school leaver.

We offer a wide range of alternative entry pathways which non school leavers can use to gain entry into many of our courses.

If you still have questions or are unsure of what course to study, how much it's going to cost and how uni can fit in with your life and why ECU is the place to go, find all the answers at The Future You.

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Experience and prior learning counts

You don't necessarily need a degree to apply for a postgraduate course, at ECU your real-life, industry experience can count! If you have a minimum of five years relevant professional experience, then you may be eligible for entry into one of our Graduate Certificate programs. More information.

We recognise your previous learning and experience

If you are applying for an undergraduate course and have completed previous tertiary study; or you've completed a Diploma or above at a Registered Training Organisation; or you have significant equivalent professional experience or professional qualifications; you may be eligible for advanced standing within your course.

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Student stories

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"Thanks to ECU I now find myself in a unique position."

Liam Thomas

Finance and Management student

Study where it suits

Studying a course online is a great option for students, who for reasons such as distance, domestic responsibilities, work commitments or disability would prefer to study without attending one of our campuses for their classes.

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