Step into Study
What can I study?
Many things! Tell us who you are and we'll help you find a course.
Choose your pathway
There are alternative pathways to explore, such as UniPrep and the Experienced Based Entry Scheme. For creative arts and design courses, you should consider our Creative Arts Portfolio Entry.
It's OK to take a different path or change your mind about your preferences.Explore our pathways
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Don't panic – It happens! Fortunately, ATAR is not the only pathway into university.
If you didn't receive a Main round offer, you can:
- do nothing and automatically be considered for the Second round OR
- change your preferences and be reconsidered for the Second round.
To find out more about this, visit the TISC Offers web page.
You'll only receive one offer, if any, in each round (Main or Second).
If you receive an offer in both the Main and Second rounds, the Second round offer replaces the Main round offer.
If you receive a Main round offer and want to be considered for a higher preference in the Second round offers, you don’t need to do anything. Your Main round offer will still be valid.
If you receive a Main round offer and accept it, you won’t be considered for any further rounds of offers.
Got an early offer?
If you've received an early offer and wish to keep it, please ensure your first preference on TISC matches this early offer. TISC change of preferences close on 8th January 2021.
Yes. You can defer your offer for up to 12 months (2 consecutive semesters), subject to certain restrictions and meeting the application deadlines. You can defer most courses, with the exception of some WAAPA, Nursing and Music Education courses.
In some instances, if the course has a mid-year intake, you can defer for 6 months (1 semester).
8th Jan – Closing date to change preferences for the Main round offers
15th Jan – Main round offers
24th Jan – Closing date to change preferences for Second round offers
28th Jan – Second round round offers
22nd Feb – Semester 1 starts
If you didn't get the ATAR you were hoping for, there are other pathways into university study. At ECU, that includes UniPrep or the Experience Based Entry Scheme. In some circumstances, Year 12 students can be asked to sit the STAT test, administered by TISC.
STAT includes two parts:
- Written English - tests your ability to communicate effectively in writing
- Multiple Choice - tests in the areas of Humanities, Social Science, Mathematics
Year 12 students are only able to sit the Written English component of the STAT test if they have received permission or have been invited from a university to do so. This is usually because their Year 12 English results were deemed as a near miss for entry into a Bachelor degree.
The Multiple Choice component is only available to students over the age of 20.
Yes, please do. While entry into university enabling courses like UniPrep is not guaranteed, they do have slightly different requirements to undergraduate degrees. After all, they’re designed to give you the academic skills to succeed at university.
UniPrep (short for University Preparation Course) is a great foundation to further study, and upon successful completion you'll be eligible for entry into many of our undergraduate degrees.
Eligible students from identified Western Australian schools will receive an automatic ATAR adjustment of up to 10 selection ranks to support university entry if they’re from areas considered to have an educational disadvantage.
- Eligible students with an ATAR of 60 to 69.95 will receive a selection rank adjustment to 70
- Eligible students with an ATAR of 70 and above will receive a selection rank adjustment of 5 to a maximum ATAR of 90
Check if your school is on our ECU Access Eligible WA Schools list.
When and how to talk to us during summer
If you've just received your results, and you'd like to talk to our friendly Future Students team about your options, please get in touch!
Holiday opening hours - Joondalup and Mount Lawley campuses
|Monday, 21 December 2020||9.00am to 4.00pm|
|Tuesday, 22 December 2020||9.00am to 4.00pm|
|Wednesday, 23 December 2020||9.00am to 4.00pm|
|Thursday, 24 December 2020||Closed|
|Friday, 25 December 2020||Closed|
|Monday, 28 December 2020||Closed|
|Tuesday, 29 December 2020||9.00am to 4.00pm – Joondalup Campus walk-in enquiries only|
|Wednesday, 30 December 2020||9.00am to 4.00pm – Joondalup Campus walk-in enquiries only|
|Thursday, 31 December 2020||9.00am to 4.00pm – Joondalup Campus walk-in enquiries only|
|Friday, 1 January 2021||Closed|
Holiday opening hours - South West Campus
The South West Campus Future Students Engagements office will be closed from 4.00pm on Friday, 18 December 2020 and will reopen from 9.00am on Monday, 4 January 2021.
After the holidays
All Future Students offices will return to normal business hours of 9.00am to 4.00pm weekdays on all campuses from Monday, 4 January 2021.
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