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Edith Cowan College

Worried about your ATAR?


Edith Cowan College (ECC) has an increasing number of Australian citizens and permanent residents who choose to come through ECC to start their degree and help guide them into their second year at ECU. ECC is for domestic students who:

  • Did not meet ECU's ATAR entrance requirements (low ATAR)

  • Completed Year 12 but did not attain an ATAR

  • Did not complete enough WACE subjects at high school (less than four WACE subjects)

  • Successfully completed Year 11, or;

  • Are 20 years of age or older, and did not meet mature-age university entry requirements (these students will be assessed on a case-by-case basis)

Do I need to apply through TISC?

No. Australian students can apply directly to ECC to commence in any of our three intakes which are in February, June and October.

Not the ATAR you expected?

ECC is ECU's on-campus pathway provider. ECC will assess your ATAR and portfolio for entry. ECC students are required to pass all 8 diploma units to be eligible to transfer into the second year of the respective ECU degree. Not all degrees are offered but the popular ones are, such as; Bachelor of Commerce (13 different majors), Bachelor of International Hotel and Resort Management, Bachelor of Science (Psychology), and Bachelor of Science (Nursing) to name a few. You can find the full list of courses here.

When and how to apply?

Applications can be made at any time; however it is advisable that they be completed with sufficient time proceeding the Orientation day of the elected course and intake. Successful applicants will be issued a Letter of Offer by ECC within 24 hours of receiving a completed application.

  • 1. Complete the online Application form (upload your academic transcripts from Step 2 onto your computer before proceeding to completing the form)

  • 2. Attach certified copies of:

    • Your highest academic qualifications including high school reports, Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE), Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) if obtained, or other relevant official certificates

    • Evidence of English competency

    • Proof of Australian citizenship or permanent residency

  • 3. Copies can be verified by:

    • The official records department of the institute that originally issued the documents
    • A Justice of the Peace
    • An authorized ECC representative
    • A bank manager
    • A postal manager
  • 4. Submit the form. Successful applicants will be sent a Letter of Offer. Offers are made within 24 hours if all required supporting documentation is attached. However there can be delays where credit/exemption is sought for previous study.

  • Proof of financial support as required.

Alternatively, you can apply in person at either the ECC Mt Lawley or Joondalup office.

Accepting your Letter of Offer

To accept your offer and to find out about commencing classes, please visit the link here


Students (Australian Citizens and Permanent humanitarian visa holders) may be eligible for FEE-HELP, a government loan scheme. More information on FEE-HELP, please visit

How to pay your fees

You can choose one of the following payment options:

  • Wetern Union GlobalPay for Students
  • BPAY (via phone or internet banking)
  • Credit Card

For details on each payment options, please visit

Need more information?

To discuss further, please call us on +61 (8) 6279 1100. You can also ask us a question on our Facebook page any time!