This program, run by Canning College in Perth, offers students direct entry to second year of the Bachelor of Commerce at UWA. On successful completion, students gain full credit for the first year of the Bachelor of Commerce, however they may be restricted to completing only one major at UWA.
For more information, contact the UWA International Centre or Canning College (see contact details on the previous page).
4. Taylors College Diploma of Commerce
The program is designed specifically for students looking for an alternative pathway to UWA’s Bachelor of Commerce and is equivalent to the first year of that degree. Successful completion guarantees entry into the second year of any of the following Bachelor of Commerce majors: Accounting, Business Law, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Management.
For more information, contact the UWA International Centre or Taylors College (see contact details on page 199).
5. Credit Transfer/Advanced Standing
The University of Western Australia may grant academic credit for study undertaken at another tertiary institution or college if the subjects completed are equivalent in content and standard to those taught at UWA and are relevant to the chosen course. UWA has credit arrangements in place for a number of Singaporean, Malaysian and Hong Kong polytechnics and educational institutions, in the areas of architecture, business, engineering, computer science and life and physical sciences.
Academic entry requirements
To be eligible for entry into an undergraduate program at UWA, you will need to:
Demonstrate academic performance through your school leaving qualification or previous university study
Achieve UWA’s requirement for English language competence
Satisfy the prerequisite subject(s) for your preferred major(s)
An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the other sections
Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): an overall score of 90 with a minimum score of 22 in the writing section and no less than 20 in the other sections
Paper-based TOEFL: an overall score of 570 with Essay Rating/Test of Written English (TWE) of 4.5
For a full list of the University’s English language requirements, refer to www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/undergrad/international/admission/english
Help with English language skills
Some international students may need specialised tuition to meet the University’s minimum English language requirements. The University of Western Australia offers a choice of English language programs through the Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT) to prepare international students for tertiary academic study.
Centre for English Language Teaching
The Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT) is an integral part of the University and offers accredited ELICOS programs in General English, Business English and English for Academic Purposes, as well as preparation for internationally recognised examinations such as well as the IELTS and TOEFL. The Centre is able to structure specific preparation programs leading to postgraduate studies.
All CELT teachers have degrees and specialist qualifications in English language teaching. The Centre takes a communicative approach to teaching and gives students many opportunities to practise language and learn about life in Australia through tasks, activities and projects.
Academic English and Study Skills Bridging Course The Academic English and Study Skills Course has been designed for international students who wish to study at UWA but do not have the University’s required level of English proficiency. The course is also suitable for students with unconditional entry into UWA who would like to further develop their language ability and confidence before commencing their tertiary studies.
The Bridging Course helps students to:
Improve English language skills to the level required by UWA;
Learn about the organisation and language of various types of academic texts;
Develop knowledge of the language of their chosen discipline;
Develop an understanding of Australian academic culture;
Develop a high level of analytical and reflective skills in an Australian academic context;
Develop strategies to attribute literacy sources appropriately; and
Develop the capacity to be an autonomous learner at an Australian university with the confidence to participate freely and appropriately in academic situations.
A ‘B’ pass (70%) in the Bridging course meets the University’s English language requirement for most undergraduate and postgraduate courses, however some postgraduate courses have a higher English language requirement.
with a minimum of 65%
(no individual skill below 60%)
with a minimum of 69% (no individual skill below 65%)
CELT Business English
with a minimum score of 65% (no individual skill below 60%)
with a minimum of 80%
Other equivalent entry points will be considered
If you want to study at The University
of Western Australia, here are some steps to make applying easier.
1. Decide which course you would like to apply for
Consult this undergraduate prospectus and the University’s website for course details – www.studyat.uwa.edu.au
You may indicate two preferences. If you are not accepted for your first preference, you will automatically be assessed for your second preference.
You may also choose to apply for an assured entry to a professional postgraduate course, to follow your undergraduate course. Wherever possible, the University will make you a conditional offer to the professional degree based on successful completion of your bachelor’s degree to a specified standard. This means that you will be able to package your visa for the duration of your studies.
2. Check you meet the UWA entry requirements
Academic requirements – the University publishes the minimum entry scores for admission to each of its courses which you will find on page 202. Students with qualifications other than those published will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.
English language competence – all students must satisfy the University’s English language competence requirements through an approved test or course of English. Refer to www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/undergrad/admission/english and page 203 for details.
The postgraduate Doctor of Dental Medicine, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Podiatric Medicine have entry requirements in addition to the English language competence and academic qualifications. Refer to pages 181, 184, 186 and 192.
3. Complete the application form and checklist at the back of this brochure Attach certified copies of your academic transcripts and evidence that you have satisfied the University’s English language requirements.
4. Send your application to the University
Through a University representative – we encourage you to submit your application through one of the University’s official representatives. For a full list, visit www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/international/agents Our representatives will assist you with the lodgement of your university, accommodation and visa applications, as well as provide a variety of other services; or
Submit an application directly to the University. Applications must be submitted using the application form included in this prospectus, or by downloading the form –
www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/undergrad/international/apply. Please note that if you choose this option, you will be required to send hard copies of correctly certified academic documents prior to receiving a UWA letter of offer.
Forward the completed and signed application form to:
The University of Western Australia
M352, 35 Stirling Highway
Crawley Perth WA 6009
5. Check for confirmation email of application lodgement In our acknowledgement email we will provide you with a username and password which you can use to log onto our website – www.international.uwa.edu.au – and track the progress of your application.