Entry requirements

This is a guide of the minimum requirements for entry into our courses at Edith Cowan College. These entry requirements will vary depending on what you intend to study at ECU. 

Please contact us via info@ecc.edu.au, if your qualification aren't listed here.

Australian students entry requirements

Entry into Edith Cowan College is assessed on the basis of a student's academic background and English language proficiency.

Test typeDiploma (Year 1)Diploma (Year 2)
ATARMinimum ATAR 45, and a pass/C grade in English (receive 4 unit exemptions from Diploma Year 1)Minimum ATAR 50, and a pass/C grade in English
WACE General

- Minimum 50% in 4 Year 11 General subjects (excluding English), and a pass/C in Year 11 English, or;


- Minimum 40% in 4 Year 12 General subjects (excluding English), and a pass/C in Year 12 English (receive 4 unit exemptions from Diploma Year 1)

Minimum 50% in 4 Year 12 General subjects (excluding English), and a pass/C in Year 12 English
Certificate

- Certificate II, and a pass/C grade in Year 11/12 English, or;


- Certificate III, and a pass/C grade in Year 12 English (receive 4 unit exemptions from Diploma Year 1)

Certificate IV

Portfolio entry

Portfolio entry is an alternative pathway into ECC that is available to applicants who, for reasons beyond their control, may have experienced disadvantage in accessing and participating in education.

It is open to Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders (ATSI), mature-aged entrants, those affected by a medical condition or disability, disruption to education due to multiple relocations, bereavement or other disadvantaged circumstances.

You need to demonstrate your achievements, determination and commitment to succeed in your chosen course of study through the Portfolio and a face-to-face interview.

Guidelines for Submitting a Portfolio Application

Mature-aged applications

Mature-aged applications may also be admitted with advanced standing on the basis of relevant work and life experience. For more information, please visit the mature age students page.