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Edith Cowan College

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.

 English Requirements

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.

English language proficiency can be determined by submitting evidence of Year 12 studies or IELTS Test scores, or Pearson English Test scores or equivalent as shown in the table below.

Test type

Diploma
(Year 1)

- except for Nursing, see special requirements below

Diploma
(Year 2)

except for Nursing, see special requirements below

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

3

3

Not applicable

KCSE

C

C

Not applicable

IELTS (Academic)

5.5 with no band less than 5.0

5.5 with no band less than 5.0

6.0 with no band less than 6.0

TOEFL
Internet based test

60

60

70 with no individual score less than 17

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

36 with no score less than 29

36 with no score less than 29

46 with no score less than 46

Duolingo English Test

85

85

NA

Phoenix English Proficiency Test (iPEPT)

B2 (no component <B1+)

B2 (no component <B1+)

B2+ (no component <B2+)

Linguaskill

160

160

NA

 

Academic Requirements

Country

Diploma (Year 1)

Diploma (Year 2)

PQP

Argentina

Completion of Argentine Bachillerato

Argentine Bachillerato grade average of 4.8 in the final year results

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

Grade 11 @ 2.5 GPA, or;

Grade 12 @ 2.0 GPA (with 4 units exemption)

Grade 12 @ 2.5 GPA

- 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

Completion of Certificado de Ensino Medio

Certificado de Ensino Medio grade average of 5.6 in final year results

Licenciado/Licenciatura from Section 1 - Public institutions, CRUB members and other institutions offering accredited postgraduate programs.

3 years or 6 semesters full-time

 

Bacharel/Bacharelado, Licenciado/Licenciatura or Título Profissional (e.g. Titulo de Biólogo (Biologist)) from Section 2 - Other higher education institutions.

4 years or 8 semesters full-time

Cambodia

Completion of Year 11 with a 60% average

Completion of Diploma of Upper Secondary Education with a 60% average

Completion of a 4 year, full-time Bachelor Degree, Licence, or;
Diploma from a Leading or Specialist institution

China

Senior Middle 2 (Gao 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

Completion of Colombian Bachillerato

Colombian Bachillerato final year grade of 53, plus an overall score on the National Aptitude Test of 200-249

Título de [specialisation], Título profesional or Diploma with título de [specialisation] from Section 2 – Other recognised institutions

4 years full-time


Licenciado from Section 2 – Other recognised institutions

4 years full-time

Ecuador

Completion of Ecuadorean Bachillerato

Ecuadorean Bachillerato Grade average of 12.5 in the final year results

Tecnologo from Section 1 – Leading institutions

3 years full-time

Egypt

General Certificate of Education with a minimum average of 50%

Completion of 1 year of recognised tertiary studies

El Salvador

Completion of Salvadorean Bachillerato

Salvadorean Bachillerato Grade average of 5.6 in the final year results

France, La Reunion

International Baccalaureate (Year 1)

International Baccalaureate with minimum 20 points from 6 subjects, or;
Forecast with minimum 22 points from 6 subjects

Hong Kong (China)

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 not including English

IGCSE/GCE Levels

3 x D grades (old grading system) / 3 (new grading system), or;

4 x E grades (old grading system) / 4 (new grading system).

2 passess in GCE A-Levels, or;

1 A-Level and 2 AS_Levels, or;

4 AS-Level passes (minimum D grade)

India

Secondary Certificate (10+1) with a minimum average of 50%

Higher Secondary Certificate (10+2) with a minimum average of 50%

- 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

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

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

Kuwait

General Secondary School Certificate with a minimum average of 50%

General Secondary School Certificate with a minimum average of 70%

Macau (China)

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

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

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

Mauritius

3 x D grades (old grading system) / 3 (new grading system), or;
4 x E grades (old grading system) / 4 (new grading system)

2 passess in GCE A-Levels, or;
1 A-Level and 2 AS_Levels, or;
4 AS-Level passes (minimum D grade)

Mexico

Completion of Mexican Upper Secondary School Program (Bachillerato or Preparatria program)

Mexican Upper Secondary School Program (Bachillerato or Preparatria program) average grade of 6 for final year results

Myanmar

Matriculation Examination Pass Certificate

Completion of 1 year of recognised tertiary studies

Nepal

Secondary Certificate with a minimum average of 50% or GPA 2.0

Higher Secondary Certificate with a minimum average of 50% or GPA 2.0

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

New Zealand

NZ Form 6, or;

NCEA Level 2 (80 credits)

NZ Form 7, or;

NCEA Level 3 (42 credits) in university subjects

Nigeria

3 x D grades (old grading system) / 3 (new grading system), or;
4 x E grades (old grading system) / 4 (new grading system)

2 passess in GCE A-Levels, or;
1 A-Level and 2 AS_Levels, or;
4 AS-Level passes (minimum D grade)

Higher National Diploma (3 year full-time; or 2 year full-time, post National Diploma) from institutions accredited by the National Board of Technical Education

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

Higher Secondary Certificate with a minimum average of 45%

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.

Peru

Peruvian Official Certificate of Secondary Education

Peruvian Official Certificate of Secondary Education Grade average of 11.0 in final year results

Experto from Section 1 - Ministry of Education

  • 1 or more years full-time
  • after Profesional
  • in the same field of specialisation as the Profesional

 

Segunda y Ulterior Especialización from Section 1 - Ministry of Education

  • 1 or more years full-time
  • after Profesional Técnico or Profesional

Philippines

Successful completion of Grade 11 (from K-12 education system) with a minimum 60% average

Successful completion of Grade 12 (from K-12 education system) with a minimum average of 80%

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

Russian Federation

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 studies

- 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

3 x D grades (old grading system) / 3 (new grading system), or;
4 x E grades (old grading system) / 4 (new grading system), or;
GCE N-levels with aggregate points of no more than 14 (based on best 3 academic subjects) and no more than 3 in English Syllabus A, or;
Completion of National ITE Certificate (NITEC)

2 passess in GCE A-Levels, or;
1 A-Level and 2 AS_Levels, or;
4 AS-Level passes (minimum D grade)

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

South Korea

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

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

Sri Lanka

3 x D grades (old grading system) / 3 (new grading system), or;
4 x E grades (old grading system) / 4 (new grading system), or;
ACBT Pre-Foundation Program

2 passess in GCE A-Levels, or;
1 A-Level and 2 AS_Levels, or;
4 AS-Level passes (minimum D grade), or;
ACBT Foundation Program, or;
Asian Institute of Business and Science (AIBS) International Foundation Program (IFP), or;
ANC Education - University Foundation Program

Sweden

2 years of Upper Secondary schooling

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Slutbetyg) 10 points

 

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 studies

Taiwan

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

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

 

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 with a minimum 60%

UAE

3 x D grades (old grading system) / 3 (new grading system), or;
4 x E grades (old grading system) / 4 (new grading system)

2 passess in GCE A-Levels, or;
1 A-Level and 2 AS_Levels, or;
4 AS-Level passes (minimum D grade)

- 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

USA

 

Successful completion of GED (High School Equivalency): with a minimum overall score of 600, and no content area module below 150

 

Venezuela

Completion of the Venezuelan Bachillerato

Venezuelan Bachillerato Grade average of 10.0 in the final year results

Licenciado or título professional from Section 2 - Other officially recognised institutions

4 years full-time

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)

Zambia

Zambian School Certificate/GCE with a minimum 36 points from 6 best subjects

Zambian School Certificate/GCE with a minimum 18 points from 6 best subjects

 

Zimbabwe

3 x D grades (old grading system) / 3 (new grading system), or;
4 x E grades (old grading system) / 4 (new grading system)

2 passess in GCE A-Levels, or;
1 A-Level and 2 AS_Levels, or;
4 AS-Level passes (minimum D grade)

※ Refer to Admissions office for entry requirements.

Special Requirments

Some courses have special requirements linked to professional accreditation or to demonstrate proficiency, aptitude or talent in the creative and performing arts.

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

Program Special Requirements

Diploma  Health Science (Year 1) / Nursing stream or Speech Pathology stream

Students 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.

 

Entering into Year 1 with 4 units exemptions, students must have an IELTS score 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.

Diploma of Health Science (Year 2) / Nursing stream

Students must have an IELTS score 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. A maximum of two test sittings in a six-month period may be accepted based on assessment.

 

Upon completion of the ECC Diploma of Health Science - Nursing stream, students must meet ECU's School of Nursing and Midwifery English language entry requirements of IELTS 7.0 (no band less than 7.0); or TOEFL (iBT) 94, with no score less than 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 23 for speaking; or PTE-A 65, with no communicative skill less than 65; or OET with a minimum B in all components to enter the Bachelor of Science (Nursing).

 

Upon successful completion of the ECU Bachelor of Science (Nursing), students will be eligible to register with the Nurses and Midwives Board of Australia (NMBA). 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 NMBA registration. For more information visit nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au.

 

All Nursing graduates must be registered with the Nurses and Midwives Board of Australia to be able to work in Australia.

Diploma of Health Science (Year 2) / Speech Pathology stream

Students must have an IELTS score 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. A maximum of two test sittings in a six-month period may be accepted based on assessment.

 

Upon completion of the ECC Diploma of Health Science - Speech Pathology stream, students must meet ECU's  entry requirements of IELTS 7.5 (no band less than 7.0); or TOEFL (iBT) 102, with no score less than 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 23 for speaking; or PTE-A 72, with no communicative skill less than 65.

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How to Apply

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within past 2 years)

  • Applicants with Year 12 ATAR score (or equivalent) who have studied at a school, TAFE or other Higher Education Provider
  • Applicants who have completed Year 11 ATAR subjects
  • Applicants with Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate
  • Applicants who studied a VET or Higher Education course while still at school

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Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study

  • Enrolled in, or partially completed a VET course at TAFE or other VET provider since leaving school
  • Completed a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate
  • Completed a Certificate IV in high school

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Applicants with Higher Education Study

  • Studied a higher education course (at a university or non-university higher education provider) since leaving high school
  • Completed a bridging or enabling course delivered by another higher education provider

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Applicants with Work and Life Experience (finished secondary school more than 2 years ago)

  • Mature-age students (aged 20 or above) may be considered for entry into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
  • Completed informal courses to prepare for tertiary education or courses linked to the field of study you’re interested in
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people or disadvantaged applicants may also apply via an Entry Portfolio.

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Applicants with Overseas Qualifications

  • Completed school studies in an overseas country
  • Completed or partially completed an undergraduate qualification in an overseas country

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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.

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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.