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Admission requirements

 

Entry into Edith Cowan College is assessed on the basis of a student's academic background and English language proficiency. Mature-aged applications may also be admitted with advanced standing on the basis of relevant work and life experience.

Academic Entry

The minimum academic requirements for entry to ECC's Diploma and Post-Graduate Qualifying Program (PQP) programs are outlined below. Not all qualifications or countries are listed, so if you have other qualifications you should attach certified transcripts to your ECC application form. ECC will assess academic qualifications in line with the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) Country Education Profiles (CEPs)

Students who have completed professional qualifications such as the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Diploma (LCCI) are also eligible for entry to ECC.

English Language

The medium of instruction for all courses taught at ECC is English. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their English language proficiency before they enter an ECC program. This can be met by obtaining one of the results shown in the table below.

A free, non-credit Academic Support Unit (ADU100) will be available each study period. Students may choose to enrol in this unit voluntarily or enrolment may be imposed as a prerequisite or corequisite to other units of study.

Bridging English

Students who do not meet the English entry requirement for ECC's programs can have Academic English packaged with their academic program.

Mature-Age Entry

Mature-age students (aged 20 or above) may be considered for entry into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.  Applicants will need to apply via Portfolio Entry, and will be required to provide a written statement of purpose, evidence of work experience, a CV, and other supporting documents.

English Requirements

Test type Diploma
(Year 1)
Diploma
(Year 2)
Post-Graduate Qualifying Program

GCE O-level

C

C

Not applicable

WAEC/NECO

C6

C6

Not applicable

SPM English (1119)

C

C

Not applicable

HKDSE English

HKALE English

3

D

3

D

Not applicable

KCSE

C

C

Not applicable

IELTS (Academic)

5.5 with no band less than 5.0 (except for Nursing, see special requirements below)

5.5 with no band less than 5.0 (except for Nursing, see special requirements below)

6.0 with no band less than 6.0

TOEFL
Internet based test

60 (except for Nursing, see special requirements below)

60 (except for Nursing, see special requirements below)

79-80

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

49 with no score less than 49 (except for Nursing, see special requirements below)

49 with no score less than 49 (except for Nursing, see special requirements below)

57 with no score less than 57

IELTS Band Diploma (Year 1) Diploma (Year 2)

Less than 4.5

ELICOS

ELICOS

5.5

Diploma (Year 1)
 (no IELTS band less than 5.0)

Diploma (Year 2) (no IELTS band less than 5.0)

5.5+

Diploma (Year 1)
(no IELTS band less than 5.0)

Diploma (Year 2)
(no IELTS band less than 5.0)

Academic Requirements

Country Diploma (Year 1) Diploma (Year 2) PQP

Australia

Year 11 with a minimum 50% in 4 WACE subjects, plus a minimum C grade in English

Year 12 with a minimum 50% in 4 WACE subjects, plus a minimum C grade in English; or a minimum ATAR of 50 plus a minimum C grade in English

Bahrain

General Certificate of Education with a minimum average of 50%

Completion of 1 year of recognised tertiary studies

Bangladesh

Secondary School Certificate with a minimum average of 50%

Higher Secondary School Certificate with a minimum average of 50%

- Honours Bachelor degree (3 years) awarded by a Section 1 institution
- Honours Bachelor degree (4 years) awarded by a Section 2 institution

Bhutan

Bhutan Secondary Education Certificate with a minimum average of 50%

Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate with a minimum average of 50%

Completion of a 3 year, full-time Bachelor Degree from Royal University of Bhutan, or one of its constituent Colleges or Institutions

Brazil

Certificado de Ensino Medio with an average of 6.0 in 4 subjects

Certificade de Ensino Medio with an average of 7.0 in 4 subjects

Brunei, Mauritius

Completion of Form 5 / GCE O- levels with a minimum of 4 passes

2 passes in the GCE A-levels, or 1 A-level and 2 AS-levels

China

Senior Middle 2 (Goa Er) with a minimum average of 50%

Senior Middle 3 (Gao San) with a minimum average of 70%

Three year, post-secondary qualification from an institution recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education

Colombia

Bachillerato with a minimum average of 65%

Bachillerato with a minimum average of 70%

Egypt

General Certificate of Education with a minimum average of 50%

Completion of 1 year of recognised tertiary studies

France, La Reunion

Successful completion of Year 11

Baccalaureate with an average of 10

Ghana

Completion of GCE O-levels or equivalent

2 passes in the GCE A-levels

Hong Kong

Senior Secondary 2 with an average of 50% in 4 academic subjects

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) with a minimum 7 points from 3 subjects

India

Not applicable

Higher Secondary Certificate (10+2) from CBSE with a minimum average of 50%, or from PSEB with a minimum average of 60%

- 3 year Bachelor degree awarded in 3rd or Pass Division or Class by a Section 2 institution; or
- 3 year Bachelor degree awarded in 2nd, 3rd or Pass Division or Class by a Section 3 institution

Indonesia

SMU 2 with a minimum average of 7.0 or 70%

SMU 3 with a minimum average of 7.0 or 70%

- A Sarjana (S1), awarded by a Section 1 institution in or after 1998 following a program identified as accredited by BAN-PT with a rating of C - at least eight semesters (four years) of full-time study (144-160 credits)
- Diploma III from Section 1. Three years full-time (110-120 credits) with minimum rating of A or B

International Baccalaureate

Year 1 Diploma

Minimum of 20 points from 6 subjects

Iran

Completion of High School Diploma or Peeshdaneshgahe

Completion of Peeshdaneshgahe

Japan

Completion of Kotogakko Year 2

High school graduation with an average of 2.5

Jordan

General Certificate of Education with a minimum average of 50%

Completion of 1 year of recognised tertiary studies

Kenya

GCE O-Levels with a minimum of 4 passes

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum C grade average

Korea

High School Leaving Certificate Year 2 with a D-grade average

High School Leaving Certificate Year 3 with a C-grade average

Completion of a Bachelor degree (Haksa)

Kuwait

General Secondary School Certificate with a minimum average of 50%

General Secondary School Certificate with a minimum average of 70%

Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

GCE O-Levels with a minimum of 4 passes

2 passes in GCE A-levels, or 1 A-level and 2 AS-levels

Malaysia

Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with a minimum of 4 passes

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with a minimum 2 passes or Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with a minimum 2Bs and 2Cs or Nilai Gred Mata Pelajaran (NGMP) with a minimum average of 2.0

Macau

High School Leaving Certificate Year 2 with a D-grade average

High School Leaving Certificate Year 3 with a C-grade average

Myanmar

Matriculation Examination Pass Certificate

Completion of 1 year of recognised tertiary studies

Nepal

Secondary Certificate with a minimum average of 50%

Higher Secondary Certificate with a minimum average of 50%

3 year Bachelor degree awarded by a Section 1 institution at pass division or second division

Nigeria

Completion of Senior Secondary School examinations (WAEC or NECO) with 5 grades at D7 level

Completion of Senior Secondary School Certificate (WAEC or NECO) with 5 grades at C6 level

Completion of a 3 year, full-time Bachelor Degree (after Senior School Certificate) from a Leading university

Oman

General Certificate of Education with a minimum average of 50%

Completion 1 year  of recognised tertiary studies

Completion of a Bachelor degree from a section 2 college of higher education 4 year duration with a final grade of 3.0, 75% or B

Pakistan

Secondary Certificate with a minimum average of 50%

Higher Secondary Certificate with a minimum average of 50%

- A Bachelor degree awarded by a Section 1 institution requiring three years of full-time study in any division or grade for a 3 year Bachelor.
- An Honours Bachelor degree awarded by a section 2 institution in either the second or third division or with a letter grade of C or D requiring at least three years of full-time study.

Philippines

High School Diploma or NCEE National College Entrance Examination or Grade 11 with minimum average 60%

NCEE with a minimum 80%

- Any Bachelor's degree in non-professional discipline awarded by Section 3 institutions

Poland

Successful completion of Year 11

Successful completion of Matura

Russia

Certificate of Secondary Education

Certificate of  Secondary Complete General Education with GPA of 3.5

Diploma o Nepolnom Vysshem Obrazovanii

Saudi Arabia

General Certificate of Education with a minimum average of 50%

Completion of 1 year of recognised tertiary study

- Completion of a Bachelor degree from a Higher or Private Institution (assessments are made on a case-by-case basis)
- A Bachelor degree from a teacher college 4 year full time duration with a grade of pass or good

Singapore

GCE O-levels with a minimum 4 passes

2 passes in the GCE A-levels, or 1 A-level and 2 AS-levels

Slovakia

Completion of Gymnasia Year 12

Completion of Gymnasia Year 13 with 'C' average

Syria

Successful completion of Shahada al-Thanawiyya al-cAmma or Shahadat al-Dirasi al l-cdadiyya al-Amma al Kafa'a or Brevet

Completion of A Levels or 1 year tertiary study

Sri Lanka

GCE O-levels with a minimum of 4 passes

A minimum 2 passes in Sri Lankan A-Levels (minimum grade of C)

South Africa

Year 11 with a minimum average of 60%

Aggregate D in National Senior Certificate or Matriculation with a minimum 3 passes in higher level subjects

Thailand

Completion of Matayom 5 with a GPA of 2.5

Completion of Matayom 6 with a GPA of 2.0 in relevant academic subjects

- Completion of a Bachelor degree with a GPA of 1.75 or better

Turkey

Devlet Meslek Kise Diplomasi: Completion of High School Certificate

Devlet Meslek Lise Diplomasi / Lise Diplomasi / On-Lisans Diplomasi: Grade 3 (60%) and above

Taiwan

Senior High School (Year 2) with a 60% average

Senior High School with 60% in final year results (Year 3)

UAE

GCE O-Levels with a minimum 4 passes

Completion of Technical Secondary Diploma

- Completion of a Bachelor degree from a section 2 or other licensed UAE instruction, 4 years full time with a grade below 3 out of 4

Vietnam

Year 11 with a minimum average of 6.0

Year 12 with a minimum average of 6.0

A Bang Tot nghiep Dai hoc (University Graduation Diploma) awarded by a Section 2 institution with the title of Bang Cu nhan (Bachelor degree) or a professional title, such as Ky su (Engineer), or Bac si Y khoa (Physician) requiring four years of regular, full-time study (Chinh Quy)

※ Refer to Admissions office for entry requirements.

Special Requirements

Program Special Requirements

Diploma (Year 1) Health Studies / Nursing stream

Students must have an IELTS score of at least 6.0 with no band less than 5.5; or TOEFL (iBT) 70, with no score less than 17; or PTE-A 57 with no communicative skill less than 50; or OET with a minimum C in all components.

 

 

Diploma of Science (Year 2) - Health Studies / Nursing

  • Students wishing to enter Nursing must have an IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0; or TOEFL (iBT) 84, with no score less than 17; or PTE-A 64, with no communicative skill less than 58; or OET with a minimum B in all components.
  • To qualify for ECU's Bachelor of Science (Nursing), international students must provide current evidence of an overall IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.5; or TOEFL (iBT) 84, with no score less than 17; or PTE-A 64, with no communicative skill less than 58; or OET with a minimum B in all components.
  • Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science (Nursing), students will be eligible to register with the Nurses and Midwives Board of Western Australia (NMBWA). To register, all international graduates must provide evidence of an overall IELTS score of at least 7.0 in all four bands of IELTS, with an overall band of at least 7; or a B pass or above in all four sections of the Occupational English Test (OET) Nursing Version. Applicants must achieve the above scores in a single test, which has been completed no more than two years before their application for NMBWA registration. For more information visit nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au.
  • All Nursing graduates must be registered with the Nurses and Midwives Board of Western Australia to be able to work in Western Australia.