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Experience Based Entry Scheme

Our Experience Based Entry Scheme allows you to be considered for entry to an undergraduate course through an assessment of your ability to succeed in higher education. This is based on a portfolio of evidence.

You have options, depending on what you're currently doing or have done already.

School leavers

You can use the Experience Based Entry Scheme if you're currently in Year 12 and:

  • you had a near-miss ATAR for your chosen course


  • you haven’t generated an ATAR, but you've passed 3 ATAR subjects


  • you've completed WACE
  • you meet the English competency requirements
  • you satisfy any prerequisites for the course you want to apply for

Submitting an application

Year 12 Students

If you’re a Year 12 student seeking admission for Semester 1, please submit your course application and supporting documentation through our online admission system.

If you've also applied through TISC, please remember to quote your TISC ID as part of your ECU application.

We recommend you have the University Preparation course as one of your preferences.

Submitting an application

Not currently in Year 12

Your previous qualifications and education will be assessed as part of your application. For example:

  • previous ATAR, TEE, TER or TAE results
  • results for the multiple choice component of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test
  • qualifications from TAFE, private colleges or accredited training courses
  • relevant work experience

Submitting an application


If you've completed or are completing studies at home, please submit the following information as part of your application:

  • results from your participation in the Year 9 National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) or the Online Numeracy and Literacy Assessment (OLNA) (if applicable)
  • confirmation of the registration of your home educator by the Education office
  • any other curriculum information that assists in the assessment of your application

Submitting an application

If you hold a Duke of Edinburgh International Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award represents the highest pinnacles of achievement by young people in personal growth, outdoor learning, community service and leadership development. ECU recognises your commitment, discipline and determination as you've ventured outside of your comfort zone to excel and develop your interpersonal, employability and practical skills. Please note this achievement on your resume to be included with your application.

Submitting an application

When submitting an application online please have the following ready to include:

NoteAn interview may also be required as part of our assessment.

Apply online