Step into Study
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Thank you for stepping into ECU
Whether you’re a recent school leaver or you’ve had a break from study, we’ll help you take the next step towards an exciting future.
What can I study?
Many things! Tell us who you are and we'll help you find a course.
If you didn't receive a December round offer, you can:
- do nothing and automatically be considered for the January round OR
- change your preferences and be reconsidered for the January round.
To find out more about this, visit the TISC Offers web page.
You'll only receive one offer, if any, in each round (December or January).
If you receive an offer in both the December and January rounds, the January round offer replaces the December round offer.
If you receive a December round offer and want to be considered for a higher preference in the January round offers, you don’t need to do anything. Your December round offer will still be valid.
If you receive a December 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 20th December 2019.
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).
20th Dec – Closing date for change of preferences
23rd Dec – December round offers
8th Jan – Closing date for second round change of preferences
16th Jan – January round offers
24th 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.
How can I get help?
If you've just received your results, and you'd like to talk to us about your options, please contact us through any of these channels.
We’re open for enquiries until 5pm every weekday in the lead-up to Christmas. On Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th December we're also available to chat online from 5pm – 7pm.
Our holiday opening hours are also shown below.
Holiday Opening hours
If you'd like to contact our friendly Future Student Enquiries team via phone, social media, live chat or email, please note we will be closed from 5.00pm on Tuesday, 24 December 2019 and will reopen from 9.00am Thursday, 2 January 2020.
Campus visiting hours
Our Future Students offices at all campuses are also closing at 5.00pm Tuesday, 24 December 2019 and will reopen on the following dates and times:
|Joondalup||Thursday 2 Jan 2020||9am - 4pm weekdays|
|Mount Lawley||Monday 6 Jan 2020||9am - 4pm weekdays|
|South West||Wednesday 8 Jan 2020||8:30am - 5:00pm weekdays|
"The lecturers at ECU are lifelong professionals who have extensive experience in the subjects they are teaching"
I had heard about ECU's great reputation for offering industry recognised courses and job-ready graduates, and this was a key factor in my decision to undertake study here.
During my study I've found that the lecturers at ECU are lifelong professionals who have extensive experience in the subjects they are teaching, rather than just an academic background. This makes the lectures very interesting, as we get to learn about real world issues and solutions.
The facilities at ECU are very impressive. They have the latest high-end technology, and all of it is accessible to students, which prepares you for the real world. There also are many opportunities for developing important contacts within the industry. I got the opportunity to represent the university at two major industry conferences. This allowed me to develop critical networks in Federal and State law enforcement, as well as private industry.
"My course allowed me to undertake practical placements in every semester"
I chose Speech Pathology at ECU because I was interested in the area of communication and I was warmly welcomed into a very supportive learning environment.
The course allowed me to undertake practicum placements in every semester since the very beginning.
Practical experience, in my opinion, is the gateway to gaining a proper insight into speech pathology and the best preparation for having a job after university.
"The knowledge I have learned has really improved my capabilities and I have noticed a confidence in my practice"
I am currently working in physiotherapy and wanted to specialise in neurological rehabilitation. I chose ECU as it was the only university in WA offering postgrad studies designed for increasing knowledge in neurological rehabilitation.
I am enjoying studying online and the weekly modules are motivating. The content is relevant and thought provoking, and there are are plenty of opportunities to collaborate with peers using the discussion board.
The knowledge I have learned has really improved my capabilities and I have noticed a confidence in my practice.