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Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment

IMPORTANT: The Aboriginal Student Intake Test (ASIT)  has been replaced with the Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment (AURA).

The Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment (AURA), formerly known as the Aboriginal Student Intake Test (ASIT), is an improved and dedicated pathway for prospective Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at Edith Cowan University (ECU). It includes a new self-assessment of skills, knowledge and lifestyle to enable informed decision-making about entering and thriving at university.

Administered by Kurongkurl Katitjin, AURA aims to provide a holistic and personal approach to commencing the university journey. By establishing important support networks early, the transition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people into an enabling or undergraduate course at ECU, ensures that you are well supported and well connected right from the start.

This pathway enables:

  • greater accessibility through online access and availability;
  • dedicated assistance from enquiry through to enrolment; and
  • early engagement with Kurongkurl Katitjin's Student Success Team.

Based on information provided, we can determine the best pathway into ECU and highlight the support you may need to make the most of your learning experience at ECU.

ECU's Aboriginal Recruitment Coordinator will discuss your entry options and course application process, including any further assessment of core skills if you don't meet minimum entry requirements.

Kurongkurl Katitjin's Student Success Team will also reach out with tailored support and information once you have made the decision to join us here at ECU.

Who is eligible?

To enter this pathway, you must identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

If you have a Certificate III (or higher qualification) you don't need to undertake the AURA. You may be eligible to apply directly to an enabling course or undergraduate degree.

If you're not sure, please contact us via email or telephone on (61 8) 9370 6689.

Ready to take the next step?

Step 1. Complete the Readiness Quiz. This link will take to an external form and takes approximately 5-10 mins to complete.

Step 2. ECU's Aboriginal Recruitment Coordinator will contact you to discuss your options. If needed, a further assessment of core skills may need to be demonstrated and this will be communicated to you. A recommendation will be provided as to which entry level would be most appropriate.

Step 3. Assistance with the completion of course application.

Step 4. Kurongkurl Katitjin's Student Success Team will reach out to officially welcome you to the ECU family.

We look forward to getting to know you and supporting your learning journey here at ECU.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most common questions being asked related to this pathway. This list is not exhaustive, however if your question is not here, please email us.

1. What happened to the Aboriginal Student Intake Test (ASIT)?

We have improved this pathway to allow greater accessibility by having the process available online and can be completed anytime. There is no longer a need to come onto campus on a specific date or time.

2. What is the Readiness Quiz?

The Readiness Quiz forms part of the general assessment in determining the best pathway into ECU. It also helps us understand your current skills, knowledge and lifestyle so we can provide a more holistic and tailored approach that is best suited to you.

3. What happens after I complete the Readiness Quiz?

A recommendation will be provided as to which entry level would be most appropriate. If needed, a further assessment of core skills may need to be demonstrated and this will be communicated to you.

4. What does further assessment mean?

Further assessment of core skills may be required where English competency requirements have not been met.

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