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Edith Cowan College

How to apply

You may apply to Edith Cowan College (ECC) directly or through an ECC representative in your home country.

For a list of authorised ECC representatives in your country, visit ECC representatives. Early application and payment will secure your place in your chosen course and allow you enough time to obtain a student visa.

Application process

  1. Complete an online application form through this link.

  2. Attach certified copies of:

    • all academic qualifications (including school reports and official examination certificates)

    • English test results or other evidence of English competency (if applicable)

    • any relevant employment documents (if applicable)

    Australian students must also supply proof of citizenship or permanent residency, such as a certified copy of your birth certificate, passport, citizenship certificate or visa.

  3. Certified translations must accompany any documents that are not in English. Make sure that you add your current name to any information obtained under a former name. Copies may be certified by:

    • the official records department of the institution that originally issued the documents

    • a Justice of the Peace or Public Notary

    • an authorised ECC representative

    • a staff member of an overseas Australian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate

What happens next?

If your application is successful you will receive a letter of offer explaining the course that has been offered, the fees payable, conditions to be met (if any), orientation details and course commencement dates.

To accept the offer, you must pay the fees and charges due. This will include half of the course fees, (usually equivalent to one trimester) plus the Overseas Student Health Cover charge (if applicable).

A Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) will not be issued until all the conditions specified in your letter of offer have been met and accepted by ECC.


For payment options, please visit this link.


FEE-HELP - Important information for Australian Citizens



FEE-HELP is an Australian Government Loan Scheme that assists students to pay their tuition fees.

ECC is an approved Higher Education Provider and can offer FEE-HELP to eligible students to assist them in the payment of all or part of their tuition fees.

For more information, please visit this link.

Can I apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may apply for recognition of prior learning based on equivalent study at another university or educational institution. You can submit applications for RPL when you apply.

If you are applying for an RPL from a unit of study, you must not enrol in that unit unless your application is not approved.

Applications for RPL must be lodged with the appropriate evidence including:

  • a completed Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Application form available here

  • Certified copies of academic transcripts and/or qualifications with approved English language translations (if applicable)

  • Copies of unit outlines describing detailed contents of learning outcomes, assessments and other course materials. Such evidence must demonstrate equivalent academic rigour (quality, time frame, breadth and depth of study content)

  • Any other evidence demonstrating that your experience, skills, knowledge and qualifications meet the academic rigour required under the respective AQF standards.

  • Proof of minimum level of English competency matching relevant course entry guidelines.

When do I apply for a visa?

After ECC receives your fees, your place in your chosen course of study will be confirmed. An electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) will be sent to you or your agent. You will need to present this to an Australian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate in your home country when applying for a student visa. 

Be sure to allow enough time for your visa to be processed before you plan to travel to Australia. You should allow at least six weeks before the course begins, although this timeframe may vary from country to country.

If students are not applying under the Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) please note that citizens and residents of some countries may need to undergo a pre-visa assessment through an Australian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate before any payments can be made to ECC. This may take an additional four to six weeks.

Please visit this link for more information.