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University Admission 2018: Admission requirements for School Leavers

Reference: (www.tisc.edu.au) Information correct as at 3 March 2017

To be considered for university admission as a school leaver, normally you must –

  • meet the requirements for the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) prescribed by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority
  • achieve competence in English as prescribed by the individual universities
  • obtain a sufficiently high ATAR/Selection Rank for entry to a particular course
  • satisfy any prerequisites or special requirements for entry to particular courses

 

SCHOOL LEAVERS WITH AQF/TAFE/RTO QUALIFICATIONS

Curtin University

Curtin University will expect school leaver age applicants who seek entry via this pathway to have, as a minimum:

  • successfully completed an AQF/TAFE Certificate IV
  •  achieved WACE
  •  met Curtin University’s competence in English requirement 
  •  met course prerequisite requirements.

 

Edith Cowan University

ECU will expect school leaver age applicants who seek entry via this pathway to have, as a minimum:

  • successfully completed an ECU approved AQF/RTO Certificate IV as part of their Year 12 studies
  • achieved WACE
  • met ECU’s competence in English requirement
  • met course prerequisite requirements
  • Students may apply direct to ECU.

 

Murdoch University

School leavers will be eligible for admission into Murdoch University’s 4-week preparation course, OnTrack Sprint, with successful completion of a Certificate IV. They must also have:

  • achieved WACE
  • met Murdoch’s competence in English requirement

 

The University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia will accept an AQF/TAFE qualification at Diploma level as a basis for admission for a limited number of courses; however, school leavers using a diploma achieved during their Years 11 and 12 must also have:

  • achieved WACE
  • met UWA’s competence in English requirement

University Admission 2018. Admission requirements for Mature Age Applicants

Mature Age Status: you have turned 20 before the 1 March 2018

Reference: (www.tisc.edu.au) Information correct as at 3 March 2017

You may qualify for university entrance by:

  • meeting the normal school leaver requirements of applicants with a 4 course ATAR (see the 2018 Admission Requirements for School Leavers information available on TISC’s website, but note that mature age applicants are exempt from the WACE requirement); or 
  • meeting the mature age entry requirements based on WACE examinations and university specific requirements,
  • or on the basis of results obtained in STAT; or
  • recognised tertiary qualifications (contact the individual universities for further information); or
  • such other qualifications and/or experience as an individual university may accept. (Contact the individual university for details.)

MATURE AGE INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

If you are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia, you can qualify for admission by:

  • meeting the normal WA school leaver requirements (see the 2018 Admission Requirements for School Leavers information available on TISC’s website). Mature age international applicants are exempt from the WACE requirement; or
  • achieving an acceptable level of performance in the Western Australian Universities’ Foundation Program (WAUFP); 
  • or on the basis of recognised prior tertiary qualifications (contact the individual universities for further information); or
  • such other qualifications and/or experience as an individual university may accept. (Contact the individual university for details.) International applicants or temporary residents who sit STAT can only use the results to supplement other entry qualifications or to prove English competence. 
  • Further information about courses and fees is available from the universities direct.

MATURE AGE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS BASED ON WACE EXAMINATIONS

General requirements for mature age entry using 2 WACE courses are as follows. Refer to the University sections on pages 5-7 for more specific requirements.

As a mature age applicant with a 2-course ATAR, you will normally be required to:

  1. demonstrate English language competence – see below for details; and
  2. obtain a sufficiently high Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)/Selection Rank for entry to a particular university and/or course (see below). (Edith Cowan University may not require an ATAR for some pathways); and
  3. satisfy any prerequisites or special requirements necessary for entry to particular courses.
  4. COMPETENCE IN ENGLISH

For university admission purposes, usually you demonstrate competence in English by achieving the prescribed performance in one of the WACE courses: English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) ATAR, or from competence met in the previously offered courses: English, Literature or English as an Additional Language/Dialect at stage 2 or 3, or the previously offered subjects: TEE English, TEE English Literature or TEE English as a Second Language (ESL). You can meet the competence in English requirement with results obtained in any calendar year.

English as an Additional Language/Dialect can only be taken by students who meet eligibility criteria set by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority.

ENGLISH ATAR; LITERATURE ATAR; ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE/DIALECT ATAR

Curtin University, Murdoch University, The University of Western Australia

You must achieve a scaled score of at least 50.

Edith Cowan University

You must achieve

  • a scaled score of at least 50 or 
  • a letter grade of A, B or C in units 3 and 4 studied in Year 12

(Refer to the individual university sections for details of these requirements.)