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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?

Select the category that best describes your background. You don’t have to meet all of the points listed.

Higher education student

  • studied a higher education course since leaving secondary education – recently or some time ago
  • studied at a university or through a non-university higher education provider
  • completed a bridging or enabling course delivered by or on behalf of a higher education provider

Your options...

You can apply direct to us for an undergraduate course.

Vocational education and training (VET)

  • enrolled in a VET course at a public TAFE (or other VET provider) since leaving secondary education
  • completed your VET qualification or weren't able to do so
  • have other qualifications, such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate
  • completed a Certificate IV during high school

Your options...

If you've completed a Diploma or an Advanced Diploma, you can apply direct to us for an undergraduate course.

If you weren't able to complete your Diploma or Advanced Diploma, you can apply direct to us for an undergraduate course, but we may ask you to satisfy English competency requirements.

If you've completed a Certificate IV, you can apply direct to us for an undergraduate course, or one of our University Preparation courses.

If you've completed a Certificate III, you can apply direct to us for one of our University Preparation courses.

If you weren't able to complete your Certificate III or IV, you can apply direct to us for one of our University Preparation courses, but we may ask you to satisfy English competency requirements.

Work and life experience

  • left secondary education more than two years previously (2016 and earlier)
  • haven't undertaken VET or higher education study since then
  • have professional or work experience that can demonstrate your readiness for higher education
  • have completed non-formal programs that helped you prepare for tertiary education, or programs relevant to a higher education field of study you're interested in

Your options...

Work experience

If you have work or professional experience, but no formal qualifications, you can apply direct to us for a University Preparation course.

You can also apply direct to us through the Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Or you can apply direct to us for a Graduate Certificate course.

If you'd like to discuss your options, please contact our Student Recruitment team.

STAT test

If you've completed both components of the STAT or intend to do so, and you meet the minimum score, you can apply direct to us for an undergraduate course.

If you've not met the required STAT score, you can apply direct to us for one of our University Preparation courses.

Recent secondary education

  • have completed secondary education* within the previous two years (2016 or 2017) at a school, TAFE or other VET or higher education provider
  • will complete secondary education* this year at a school, TAFE or other VET or higher education provider
  • have started or completed some VET or higher education study while still at school

Note: * Also applies to equivalent secondary education interstate or overseas

Your options...

If you have an ATAR, or you're aiming to have one at the end of the year, you can apply direct to us for an undergraduate course. You may also be required to have WACE and to satisfy English competency.

If you've completed a Diploma or an Advanced Diploma, you can apply direct to us for an undergraduate course.

If you weren't able to complete your Diploma or Advanced Diploma, you can apply direct to us for an undergraduate course, but we may ask you to satisfy English competency requirements.

If you've completed a Certificate IV, you can apply direct to us for an undergraduate course, or one of our University Preparation courses.

If you've completed a Certificate III, you can apply direct to us for one of our University Preparation courses.

If you weren't able to complete your Certificate III or IV, you can apply direct to us for one of our University Preparation courses, but we may ask you to satisfy English competency requirements.

If you have no ATAR or VET qualifications, but you've achieved WACE, you can apply direct to us for an undergraduate course through our Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Important dates

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 2018 the fee is $75.

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.

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.

Talk to us if you need to check your eligibility. If you are eligible, you can apply direct to us.

Note: You'll need to attend an interview after you've completed your application. See our auditions and interviews page for details.

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.

What happens next?

Commonly asked questions about the application process.

Application deadlines can vary, depending on your course and whether you applied direct to ECU or through TISC. Check the application submission dates for your chosen course, based on your circumstances.

We can't give you an exact time-frame for processing your application, but you should allow at least 10 working days.

If you applied directly to ECU, you can check progress by logging into your application online.

If you've applied through TISC, there is no progress tracker, just main round and second round offer dates you need to respond by. Further information can be found on the TISC website.

Note: Please check your email regularly, because we may ask you for more information or ask for another document. If we don't hear from you it'll delay your application.

It's OK to apply to us before you have all your documentation. Your application will be held until the recommended submission dates. You should have uploaded all your documentation by then.

We send you an Offer Letter for a place at ECU. The letter contains your student number and details about your course, such as the course code, study mode and campus. It also explains the steps for responding to your offer and what to do next.

It varies, depending on the course and the application. Please read your offer letter and any correspondence carefully and act as soon as you can.

If you don't get into the course you applied for, you can consider alternative pathways. Please contact our Student Recruitment team for advice on this.

If you'd like us to consider you for an alternative course, such as UniPrep, please list it as a preference when you apply.

If you have previous study or professional experience, you may be eligible for what we call ‘advanced standing’. Check your eligibility for credits for completed qualifications through our advanced standing database.

You can apply for advanced standing once you've accepted an offer to study at ECU.

Postgraduate

Our postgraduate courses include Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, Masters by coursework, Masters by research and Doctorates or PhDs.

Important dates

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

Specialised applications

Some of our courses require you to prepare and submit extra documentation as part of your application.

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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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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You must have a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree in Psychology to apply for this course.

If you’re an international student, you’ll need to contact the Australian Psychological Society to assess your eligibility.

For a handy overview of the process for applying for this course, please read our Master of Psychology Quick Start Guide.

Applying for a Masters by Research or PhD

If you're applying for a research degree, there are special conditions to meet. Please supply the following with your application:

A 300-word research abstract and a 2-page research proposal.

Information about your work, academic history and qualifications

References from any publications or conference papers you’ve co-authored

For tips on how to present this information and more, please read our Research Start Guide.

Note: If you're a citizen of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh or Nigeria, we may require you to apply via an ECU Authorised Agent.

Apply direct to us

What happens next?

Commonly asked questions about the application process.

Application submission dates can vary, depending on your course and whether you applied direct to ECU. Check the application submission dates for your chosen course, based on your circumstances.

Note: You can apply for a PhD at any time of the year.

We can't give you an exact time-frame for processing your application, but you should allow at least 10 working days. If you applied directly to ECU, you can check progress by logging into your application online.

Note: Please check your email regularly, because we may ask you for more information or ask for another document. If we don't hear from you it'll delay your application.

It's OK to apply to us before you have all your documentation. Your application will be held until the recommended submission dates. You should have all your documentation uploaded by then.

We send you an Offer Letter for a place at ECU. The letter contains your student number and details about your course, such as the course code, study mode and campus. It also explains the steps for responding to your offer and what to do next.

It varies, depending on the course and the application. Please read your offer letter and any correspondence carefully and act as soon as you can.

If you don't get into the course you applied for, you can consider alternative pathways. Please contact our Student Recruitment team for advice on this.

If you have previous study or professional experience, you may be eligible for what we call ‘advanced standing’. Check your eligibility for credits for completed qualifications through our advanced standing database.

You can apply for advanced standing once you've accepted an offer to study at ECU.

International

If you’re not an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, there are different ways to apply for ECU courses not involving research, depending on your home country.

Citizens of most countries

Apply direct to us, or via an ECU authorised agent if your home country does not have any special arrangements.

Apply direct to ECU.

START APPLICATION

Apply through an ECU authorised agent.

FIND AN AUTHORISED AGENT

Countries with special arrangements

If you’re a citizen of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh or Nigeria you must apply through an ECU authorised agent.

FIND AN AUTHORISED AGENT

Applying for a Masters by Research or PhD

If you're applying for a research degree, there are special conditions to meet. Please supply the following with your application:

A 300-word research abstract and a 2-page research proposal

Information about your work, academic history and qualifications

References from any publications or conference papers you’ve co-authored

For tips on how to present this information and more, please read our Research Start Guide.

Note: If you're a citizen of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh or Nigeria, we may require you to apply via an ECU Authorised Agent.

Apply direct to us

Important dates

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

What happens next?

Commonly asked questions about the application process.

Application deadlines can vary, depending on your course and whether you applied direct to ECU. Check the application submission dates for your chosen course, based on your circumstances.

Yes. If you've applied direct to ECU for a course, you can easily track progress through our application status check.

If you applied through an Authorised Agent you'll need to contact them about progress.

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), or an alternative pathway offer. The letter also includes course details, fees to pay and more.

You then need to 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 Virtual Information Pack page.

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.

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.



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