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Pathways for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders can enter ECU using two specialised entry pathways, in addition to our other pathway options.

Aboriginal Student Intake Test

This is a supervised test and an interview, designed to create a non-confronting experience.

  • A passing grade of 60% meets our minimum admission requirements for undergraduate courses.
  • A score of less than 60% may enable you to enter via the Indigenous University Orientation Course or an alternative course.
    In this case, we'll talk to you about entry pathway options.

Indigenous University Orientation Course (IUOC)

Tailored to enhance the learning skills of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders within the framework of their cultural and social aspirations.

It prepares Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students with the academic skills and understanding required to engage with the knowledge and processes of university degree studies. The course covers preparation of university writing skills; university reading skills and basic computer skills.

Course information & admission requirements for the Indigenous University Orientation Course.

Need time to settle in?

If you successfully sat the WACE exams and are eligible to apply for an undergraduate course - but feel you need to gradually adjust to tertiary study - you can use the IUOC to acclimatise.

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