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in association with

Your direct pathway to

Edith Cowan University 2008/2009

Perth Australia

Contents Welcome to PIBT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Edith Cowan University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 PIBT – preparing you for your future . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Why choose PIBT? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Welcome to vibrant Perth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Your pathway to second year university . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Certificate IV in University Foundation Studies (Law). . . . . . . .10 Certificate IV in University Foundation Studies . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Diploma of Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Diploma of Hotel Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Diploma of Computing & IT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Diploma of Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Extended pathway to university – Science courses . . . . . . . . .16 Diploma of Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 PIBT ELICOS centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Helping students achieve their goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Admission requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Academic requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Special requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Academic calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Fees and charges 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Your accommodation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Supporting you while you study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Policies and procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Navitas Bursary and Scholarships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 How to apply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Conditions of enrolment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Application form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Navitas – Your World, Faster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Welcome to PIBT Message from ECU’s Vice-Chancellor I congratulate you on your decision to enrol at PIBT. For more than a decade, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has worked with PIBT to provide university pathways for both Australian and international students. Perth is one of the most beautiful and friendly cities of the world.

Kerry O. Cox Vice-Chancellor

Each year ECU is pleased to include some 4,000 students from more than 80 countries as part of our student ranks which total more than 21,000. ECU was established under an Act of the Parliament of Western Australia in 1991, emerging from well-regarded parent institutions dating as far back as 1902.

The University is deeply committed to teaching and research, inspired by engagement and partnerships with the diverse stakeholders who support the University in various ways. We offer a wide range of courses, delivered by first-class teachers, and underpinned by top research. Much of our academic work is aimed at social and economic relevance to the communities we serve. I hope you will join us at ECU on a journey from which you will benefit.

Message from PIBT’s Director and Principal

Andrew Crevald College Director and Principal

At PIBT we are passionate about student satisfaction, the quality of our education, and the quality of the overall learning experience our students receive. We understand you want the very best in today’s competitive environment. Since 1994, PIBT has built its enviable reputation by delivering high quality Certificate, Diploma and Post Graduate Qualifying Programs so you can enter university with confidence.

you to choose from. Our lecturers are fully qualified and most are university teachers. We are proud to offer our courses using Edith Cowan University’s curriculum, classrooms, library, and student support facilities. We look forward to providing you with a student focused first-class education.

Deciding on your preferred course of study and type of institution is an exciting challenge. PIBT has a broad range of courses in Business, Communications, Computing and IT, Law and Science for

Please contact us if you would like more details on how PIBT can help you achieve your goals in a quality focused, culturally rich, and time effective environment.

I hope to welcome you here soon and wish you the best of luck for your future studies and career.


Edith Cowan University ECU is a responsive and forward-thinking institution and an Australian leader in the provision of professionally focused degree programs. As the modern descendant of the first higher education institution in Western Australia, ECU upholds a well deserved reputation for teaching excellence that dates back to the beginning of the twentieth century. The university has developed strong links with industry, government and research institutes in Australia and overseas. These links help the University to design and develop relevant courses and appropriate research projects. Areas of strength include the ‘knowledge-based’ disciplines of Finance and Business, Computing and IT, Media and Communications, Education, Health and Social Sciences, Nursing, Visual and Performing Arts. Business • Courses have a large practical content and are designed in consultation with industry, professional bodies and government organisations. • Programs provide you with the skills that employers want. Courses have a flexible structure so that you can double your career opportunities with a double major or select a major from another faculty. • Programs are recognised by professional associations and the business community in general. • In 2007, 6 ECU graduates were nominated for the prestigious 40under40 Business Awards, with five winning awards. • According to the 2007 Good University Guide, ECU is the only West Australian University to receive five star ratings for both Academic Qualifications and Corporate Links in our MBA program.

Hospitality & Tourism • Winner of the prestigious Western Australian Tourism Award as the Number One provider of tourism education in WA. The only university in the 30 year history of the award to ever receive an award.


• The university provides a purpose built training restaurant, which is managed and operated by students as a training facility. • Degrees have a practical, service-oriented focus, as well as a work placement component.

Computing & IT • ECU is the largest and leading Computer and Information Science School in Perth and is in the top ten in Australia. • IBM partner University in the Asia-Pacific region. • Computer Science courses are rated at Level 1 (highest level) by the Australian Computer Society. • Benchmarked CISCO Networking Academy. • Provides leading edge software and equipment to students. • In 2007 ECU launched Australia’s first and only postgraduate degree in Mobile Computing in partnership with Nortel Networks.



• ECU’s School of Communications and Arts is the largest in Western Australia and in the Top 10 in Australia for Communications enrolments.

• ECU’s Biological Science course has been ranked 1st out of 20 national courses for the 2nd consecutive year. ECU’s Environmental Management program is 4th out of 25 courses nationally.

• Recognised by professional and industry bodies. • State-of-the-art facilities in Multimedia, Film & Television, Photography and Broadcasting. • Winner of international and local awards, such as the United Nations Award 2007 for the advertising communications campaign in support of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals.

Nursing • The new Health and Wellness building includes unique clinical teaching facilities that replicate hospital wards, cutting edge labs and technology to apply clinical case scenarios. • Comprehensive teaching program – 50/50 theoretical to practical studies. • Modern well equipped facilities – the only purpose built facility for nurse education in Australia. • Supportive staff and atmosphere. • Prepares students for registration with the Nurses and Midwives Board of Western Australia. • Winner of three industry grants to enhance ECU community linkages and build leadership capacity of community nurses in 2007.


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• ECU Security Science ranked 1st in Australia.


• ECU Security graduates are in high demand from Federal and State governments, private consultancies and corporate organisations world wide.


Edith Cowan University (Mount Lawley)

Engineering • The School of Engineering has world-class facilities to support quality teaching and learning and cutting edge research in various high technology fields. ECU’s engineering research has attracted millions of dollars in research funding. • The School is modern and vibrant, and provides a high quality and innovative learning environment which treats the scientific foundations with rigor, develops knowledge and skills relevant to professional engineering practice, and promotes social values and environmental responsibility.

Perth Institute of Business and Technology

Perth CBD

Swan River


• All engineering courses on offer are accredited by Engineers Australia, which gives them mutual recognition in more than 100 countries around the world.


PIBT – preparing you for your future Perth Institute of Business and Technology (PIBT) is a modern and dynamic educational institution providing high quality courses in an environment which encourages students to achieve excellence in their studies. Quality teaching and excellent facilities together with academic and welfare support services for all students are central to PIBT’s educational philosophy. Our mission is to provide high quality pathway courses for entry into Edith Cowan University. PIBT is fully committed to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to maximise their study potential and to achieve the best possible outcomes. PIBT staff have considerable experience in education, both internationally and locally, and are committed to helping our students achieve success. Academic staff are fully qualified with university teaching experience.

• 14 years experience in providing quality university access for local and international students.

PIBT provides a wide range of courses in the areas of Business, Communication, Computer Science, Hotel Management, Law, Science, including Engineering and Nursing, at pre-University and University levels.

• A supportive approach to teaching and learning, with more individual attention and longer teaching hours.

Since its inception (1994) as the leading pathway option to Edith Cowan University, thousands of Australian and International students have successfully completed their Bachelor degrees, with many progressing further to complete Masters and PhD programs.


• Innovative 3-semester programs, providing Fast Track options for students on the University campus. • Flexible entry dates and seamless transition to 2nd year of University.

• Students have full access to university facilities. • Face to face teaching. • Experienced university lecturers. • Additional free study support programs. • 800 students from over 70 countries. • Nearly 7,300 students over 14 years. • Retention rate of students of over 80%.

PIBT is accredited by Government under the Higher Education Act 2004 to provide a range of higher education courses.

• A proven record of success with most students transferring each year to the 2nd year of degree programs.

PIBT is also a Government approved registered training organisation to provide vocational education and training level courses.

• A choice of courses leading to Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees in over 50 subject areas. • ECU’s authorised ELICOS provider.

Why choose PIBT? Study a university designed program, on a university campus, with university lecturers, in smaller classes with longer teaching sessions, that suit your needs – and PIBT guarantees you entry into 2nd year university upon successful completion of the relevant course.* University Designed Program PIBT Diplomas are based on the 1st year of the equivalent ECU Bachelor degree programs, and are registered as Higher Education courses accredited by the Government of WA. As the Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs are fully moderated by ECU, students can be confident that their course is of the highest quality with standards equivalent to the University.

Three-Semester System – Fast Track PIBT’s innovative Three-Semester System allows students to Fast Track their studies and complete a course in only 8 months. This allows them to enter the 2nd year of a university degree course earlier than students studying in a conventional two semester system. With intakes in February, June and October there is also additional flexibility which allows students to extend their course over 3 full semesters, in order to provide the best possible opportunity for academic success. Part-time enrolment is available to Australian students.

Small Class Sizes and Individual Attention Lecture groups have a maximum of 50 students, although most average between 25 – 35 students. Lectures are complemented by small group tutorials/ workshops ensuring students receive the best of attention.

Longer Teaching Sessions In keeping with its supportive approach PIBT provides more teaching hours per unit than at university. Instead of the traditional 3 hours of teaching, PIBT

conducts its classes in 4 hour sessions, Monday to Friday from 8.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 5.30pm. This extra academic contact allows students to fully develop their knowledge and understanding of each unit.

Study on a University Campus PIBT is located on Mount Lawley Campus of Edith Cowan University, only 5 km from the Perth CBD. Students have access to the full range of services and facilities available on the campus, including a cafeteria, library, computer laboratories and sporting and recreational facilities. Modern audio visual and digital technology is used by academic staff with innovative teaching techniques constantly being implemented.

Mixed Programs (English and Academic Studies) A special program of English with 1 or 2 academic units in the first semester is available for those students who do not quite satisfy the English language requirement. This allows students to combine the learning of English language and support skills with a gradual introduction to academic subjects. This course extends standard programs by an additional semester.

Course Accreditation All courses are accredited by the appropriate vocational education and higher education government agencies to ensure that courses meet quality assurance standards. As part of the accreditation process, courses are regularly reviewed and revised so that students at PIBT are guaranteed current and relevant courses.

Progression to ECU International students who successfully finish their Diploma program are guaranteed entry to the 2nd year of the relevant Bachelor degree.

Attendance and Assessment PIBT requires all students to attend at least 80% of scheduled course contact hours. The methods of assessment may differ depending on the subject and course. Most subjects will be assessed through a combination of written examinations and assignments, essays, presentations, seminars and tutorial presentation. Some coursework will include group-based projects and practical work. *

Entry for Australian and Permanent Resident students is determined by the availability of Commonwealth supported places on a competitive basis.


Welcome to vibrant Perth A student city like no other Perth is the vibrant capital city of Western Australia and has a population of approximately 1.9 million people. Each year nearly 600,000 international visitors come to enjoy the sophisticated but relaxed and stress-free lifestyle.


Every year more than 30,000 new and returning international students choose Western Australia as their study destination, and the number continues to grow. These students enjoy high quality education combined with an excellent lifestyle in a safe, clean and healthy environment.

Services and facilities in Perth are world class and its people, industries and institutions are dynamic and global in outlook. Of a recent survey of 130 cities, Perth was ranked by the London based Economist Intelligence Unit in the top 4 cities in the world in which to live, looking at factors such as crime rates, health, climate, availability of housing, education and aan d re rrecreational ecrea and cultural activities.


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Cost Of Living The cost of living in Perth is affordable. Depending on your individual lifestyle the Australian Government advises a single international student requires approximately A$315 – A$400 per week. These expenses would normally include: •






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They do not include airfare or additional costs for those with a more expensive lifestyle. For more detailed information please refer to PIBT is located on the Mount Lawley campus of Edith Cowan University, only minutes away from the CBD. The campus is approximately 5 kms from the centre of Perth with easy access to public transport. Extensive parking facilities are available on campus.

Centro Galleria Shopping Centre is situated nearby offering a variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and banking facilities. PIBT students have access to the library, photocopying services, media services and a well-equipped computer centre which is open 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Textbooks and stationery supplies are available at the bookshop. A Muslim prayer room is located on campus, and a Multifaith Chaplaincy Service is available to all students. PIBT students are welcome to join in ECU sports teams and participate in any on-campus events/functions, and also have access to the facilities on the other campuses of Edith Cowan University. The canteen has indoor and outdoor eating areas and offers both Western and Asian style meals. Halal food is also available.

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Your pathway to second year university Pathway to Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University Bachelor degree

Pre-university level

University level

Year 3

Year 12 or equival equivalent

Advanced Diploma

Year 2


Year 1

Certifi ificate IV Foundation Studies

Certifi ificate IV in UFS (Law)**



Year 11 or equivalent Secondary school

PIBT offers university level Diploma programs in Business, Hotel Management, Computing & Information Technology, Communication and Science in association with Edith Cowan University (ECU) as an alternative pathway to a university degree. All programs consist mainly of ECU first year degree courses, and are delivered and moderated ated by ECU U lec lecture lecturers. lecture ers. Upon Up pon pon n


successful completion of the PIBT Diploma program, students are guaranteed entry into the 2nd year of the related ECU degree program*. *

Entry for Australian and Permanent Resident students is determined by the availability of Commonwealth supported places on a competitive basis.


St dents will enter the 1st year of the Ba Students Bachelor of Laws Law aws ws progra program og fr from Certificate IV in UFS (Law).

Three-Semester Fast Track system First semester 13 weeks

Break 3 weeks

Second semester 13 weeks

Break 3 weeks

Third semester 13 weeks

Program duration

Fast Track program Certificate IV UFS or Diploma

4 Certificate IV or Diploma units

4 Certificate IV or Diploma units

8 months

Standard program Certificate IV UFS or Diploma

3 Certificate IV or Diploma units

3 Certificate IV or Diploma units

2 Certificate IV or Diploma units

12 months

Accelerate Progression (70% average)# Certificate IV UFS and Diploma

4 Certificate IV units

4 Diploma units

4 Diploma units

12 months

Mixed program English and Certificate IV UFS or Diploma

English and 1 or 2 Certificate IV or Diploma units

3 Certificate IV or Diploma units

3 or 4 Certificate IV or Diploma units

12 months

# Students who have completed Year 12 or equivalent may transfer from Certificate IV to Diploma after 1 semester if 70% grade average is achieved, in 4 units in 1st semester only. Please note: Students may also undertake an Extended Pathway program, which is comprised of the Certificate IV UFS and Diploma.

Diploma of Science Program PIBT semester Certificate IV UFS* #

4 Certificate IV units

UPP – University Preparation Program‡


PIBT semester


First ECU semester


Second ECU semester

Program Duration

4 Certificate IV UFS units

4 Diploma *** units

4 Diploma *** units

8 months + 12 months in ECU classes

4 Certificate IV UFS units **

4 Diploma*** units

4 Diploma *** units

4 months + 12 months in ECU classes

4 Diploma*** units

4 Diploma *** units

12 months in ECU classes


Progression Rule


Students choosing the UPP or Diploma of Science Pathway to degree courses in Science/Engineering may have to extend the duration of their course. This is subject to ECU’s pre-requisite or progression rules.



# ‡

Students in Certificate IV UFS has a maximum of 3 semesters to qualify for entry into the Diploma. To qualify for entry to the university, UPP students must pass all four units in their first semester. Failure to do so will require students to complete full Certificate IV UFS program (8 units). Diploma of Science classes are scheduled within the university timetable – entry is restricted to February and July only. International students are advised that DIAC will not permit students to remain in Australia for extended breaks between the end of Certificate IV UFS or UPP and the start of their Diploma course at ECU. Minimum Year 11/12 or equivalent. Met specific academic and pre-requisites at Year 12, Post Secondary qualification or equivalent.


Certificate IV in University Foundation Studies (Law) † NTIS 51879 WA

This course is designed to prepare students for entry into the Edith Cowan University Bachelor of Laws (LLB). The course consists of 8 modules of study, with 7 compulsory core/stream modules and 1 elective. All students must complete the following modules. The modules in this course can be completed in any order – it is not necessary to complete core modules before elective modules.

Certificate IV in University Foundation Studies (Law) 3 core modules Communication Skills II

Bachelor of Laws

• COM202

Communications Skills III

• BUS107

Introduction to Computing

For progression into the Bachelor of Laws, students are required to complete the Certificate IV with a course average (based on 8 successfully completed modules) of 75% or better, in no more than 3 semesters.

• BUS110

Legal Studies I

• BUS111

Legal Studies II Torts

• BUS112

Legal Studies III Contracts

• BUS113

Legal Studies IV Criminal Law

plus 1 elective module, selected from any Certificate IV module listed on page 11


Progression into the following ECU Programs

• COM201

4 stream modules

This is a nationally recognised course accredited by the Training Accreditation Council (WA). PIBT is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Special requirements apply, see page 28

Note: Bachelor of Laws is a 4-year degree program.

Certificate IV in University Foundation Studies NTIS 51879 WA

This is a nationally recognised pre-university level course equivalent to Australian Year 12 or Foundation Program, requiring 2 semesters of full-time study. It is designed to prepare students for university level study in the areas of Law, Business, Computing and Information Technology, Hotel Management, Communications, Engineering, Health and Science.



Choose 3 stream modules

At least 2 stream modules

• BUS105

Statistics or

• COM106

Creative Cultures

• BUS104


• COM100

Information Design

• COM104

Mass Communication I Mass Communication II

plus at least 2 of:

Students will complete 4 modules in each semester over 8 months. Progression to the Diploma program requires passes in all 8 modules. Science, Law and Nursing students must complete Certificate IV component in no more than 3 semesters.

• BUS100


• COM105

• BUS103


• BUS110

Legal Studies I

plus 3 electives from any Certificate IV modules

• BUS108


Science/Engineering/Nursing †

• BUS109


At least 3 stream modules

plus 2 electives from any Certificate IV modules

• CHE001

Chemistry I (Joondalup Campus)

Computing & Information Technology

• BIO001

Intro to Biology

• HBI001

Intro to Human Biology

• BUS104

Mathematics (Compulsory)

• SCN100

Health Science (Compulsory) Statistics

Choose 3 stream modules

Certificate IV in University Foundation Studies

• BUS104

Mathematics or

• BUS105


plus at least 2 of

8 modules comprising 3 core modules, stream modules and electives as indicated below

• COM100

Information Design

• BUS105

• COM102

Introduction to Systems Analysis

plus 2 electives from any Certificate IV modules

• COM101


* UPP students are required to complete 3 stream modules plus COM201 Communication Skills II in one semester to qualify for entry to ECU. Failure to do so will require students to complete the full Certificate IV UFS (8 modules).

Core modules • COM201 Communication Skills II

plus 2 electives from any Certificate IV modules

• COM202 Communication Skills III


• BUS107 Introduction to Computing Stream modules

All 4 stream modules • BUS110

Legal Studies I

• Business

• BUS111

Legal Studies II Torts

• Computing & Information Technology

• BUS112

Legal Studies III Contracts

• Law

• BUS113

Legal Studies IV Criminal Law

• Communications

plus 1 elective from any Certificate IV module

• Science/Engineering/ Nursing †

Special requirements apply, see page 28


Diploma of Business The Diploma of Business provides students with an overall perspective of business and the acquisition of fundamental skills, which are essential for their course and career. Students study 8 units chosen from the area or areas of specialisation within the degree. Diploma of Business Complete 8 units in total with BES1100 + BES1200 + choose 5 from 7 Business units + 1 elective from any Diploma

Leading into Year 2 of the following ECU Degree Programs Bachelor of Business

BES1100 Foundations of Business Knowledge

Choice of 1 or 2 majors:

Integrating theory with practical activities, students evaluate themselves as learners and employees, acquire information literacy competencies, develop communication skills, and work in teams to solve common business problems.

• Accounting

BES1200 Business Knowledge Development Students use numerical and statistical data to solve problems and make decisions. Students develop an understanding of individual differences in problem solving and decision making. They also develop their research skills, learning to summarise and synthesise information into various business and non-business documents.

• Business Law • Economics • Electronic commerce • Finance • Human Resource Management • Industrial Relations

• ACC1100


• Information Systems

• ECF1100


• International Business

• ECF1120


• Management

• MIS1600

E-Business Systems

• Marketing

• LAW1100

Legal Framework

• MAN1100


• MKT1600

Marketing Principles & Practices

plus 1 elective chosen from any Diploma Progression rule to Degree Minimum 50% pass in all units


Business Edge Program

Professional Recognition

ECU’s redesigned Bachelor of Business programme incorporates greater emphasis on generic skills through their Business Edge Program. Based on the very successful program from the University of Strathclyde Business School in Scotland, Business Edge offers integrated units that provide students with the competencies valued by employers. PIBT offers two new units in line with ECU’s innovative Business Edge program listed above.

(Upon successful completion of the relevant ECU Degree program) Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, Australian Human Resource Institute, Australian Computer Society, Australian and New Zealand Association of Leisure Studies Inc., Leisure Studies Association (UK), Parks and Leisure Australia (WA), Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK),

Australian Market and Social Research Society, Institute of Hospitality and Australian Marketing Institute. Units will be determined according to the choice of majors.

Advanced Diploma of Business Selected 2nd year Business units may be available to students from time to time. Students should refer to their course planner for required units. Prerequisite: Pass in Mathematics at Year 12 preferred.

Diploma of Hotel Management The Diploma of Hotel Management is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills to take positions in the hospitality sector with a university level qualification. The Diploma leads into 2nd year of the Bachelor of Hospitality Management at ECU, winner of the Western Australian Tourism Award, as the Number One provider of tourism education in WA. As part of the Bachelor degree Edith Cowan University provides state of the art facilities including the Degrees Brewery Restaurant, a purpose-built teaching restaurant on the Joondalup campus. Managed and operated by students as a training facility, it offers a ‘real world’ simulation in which students can put into practice the theory taught in the program.

Diploma of Hotel Management • ACC1100


Leading into Year 2 of the following ECU Degree Programs

• HOS1111

Hospitality Services

Bachelor of Hospitality Management

• HOS2211

Hotel & Restaurant Information Systems

• HOS2220

Rooms-Division Management

• MAN1100


• MIS1600

E-Business Systems

Includes Professional Hospitality Experience II – professionally supervised work experience in the food service and lodging sectors of the hospitality industry. It emphasises the application of theoretical knowledge in the different functional areas of a hospitality enterprise.

• MKT1600

Marketing Principles & Practices

plus 1 elective chosen from the Diploma of Business Prerequisite: Pass in Mathematics at Year 12 preferred. Progression rule to Degree Minimum 50% pass in all units

Professional Recognition (Upon successful completion of the relevant ECU Degree program) Institute of Hospitality Note: Hospitality (HOS) units offered will be subject to sufficient demand. Where demand is limited, students may substitute electives from the Diploma of Business.

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Diploma of Computing & IT The Diploma of Computing & IT introduces students to the discipline areas of Computer Science, Games Programming, Software Engineering, Internet Technology, Computer Security, Information Technology, Wireless and Mobile Computing and other emerging areas. It allows the flexibility to choose between three Degree courses at the completion of the Diploma program.

Diploma of Computing & IT

Leading into Year 2 of the following ECU Degree Programs

• CSG1105

Applied Communications

• CSG1132

Communicating in an IT Environment

• ENS1161

Computer Fundamentals

Bachelor of Computer Science Focuses on the theoretical and practical dimensions of current and emerging areas of computing.

• CSI1101

Computer Security

• Computer Science

• CSG1206

Operating Systems

• CSP1150

Programming Principles

• Games Programming (Pass in Mathematics at Year 12 or equivalent required)

• CSI1241

Systems Analysis

• Mobile Computing

• CSG1207

Systems and Database Design

• Software Engineering

Progression rule to Degree Minimum 50% pass in all units

Bachelor of Information Technology Recognises the opportunities for crossover and specialisation across the Information Technology, Mobile Computing and Computer Security areas. • Computer Security • Information Technology • Mobile Computing Bachelor of Computer & Network Security Note: Students wishing to enter the B.Sc (Digital Media) will receive 8 exemptions if they choose the following substitute units: CMM1108 for ENS1161 and IMM1121 for CSG1206

Professional Recognition (Upon successful completion of the relevant ECU Degree program) Rated at Professional level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS)

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Diploma of Communications The Diploma of Communications focuses on both theoretical and practical dimensions of communication. It provides introductory level units where students are able to gain a perspective of communications and acquire fundamental skills, which are essential for their course and career. Upon transfer to ECU, students may choose from many areas of specialisation within the Bachelor of Communications, the Bachelor of Creative Industries or the Bachelor of Contemporary Arts. Single majors may also be chosen from within the School Communications and Arts (SCA).

Diploma of Communications • CMM1108

Communications and Digital Technology

Leading into Year 2 of the following ECU Degree Programs

• CMM1109

Cyberculture Studies

Bachelor of Communications

• IMM1121

Digital Photo Media

• Advertising

• CMM1113

Media and Social Context

• Journalism

• CMM1101

Reading Media Texts

• Media & Cultural Studies

• CMM1104

Writing for the Media

• Public Relations

plus 2 elective units chosen from any Diploma program.

• Mass Communication

Progression rule to Degree

• Broadcasting

Minimum 50% pass in all units

• Creative Services • Screen Studies • Scriptwriting

Professional Recognition (Upon successful completion of the relevant ECU Degree program) Public Relations Institute of Australia, International Advertising Association (IAA)

A second major may be chosen from ECU’s School of Communications and Arts including: • Photomedia • Interactive Media Development • Games Design & Culture • Creative Music Technologies • Film & Video • Contemporary Fashion • Contemporary Performance • Graphic Design • Interior & Spatial Design • Visual Arts


Extended pathway to university – Science courses The Extended Pathway incorporates 2 semesters of Certificate IV units and 2 semesters of Diploma units (of the equivalent ECU degree). Students entering this program will have completed Year 11 or equivalent.

and 2 semesters of Diploma units (of the equivalent ECU degree). Students entering this program are expected to have completed Year 12 or equivalent with some background knowledge of mathematics and science.

The Standard Pathway incorporates the University Preparation Program (UPP), which consists of 4 Certificate IV units,

Entry level

Foundation level

University level

Certificate IV 3 units

Year 11 or equivalent

Certificate IV 3 units

Certificate IV 2 units

Certificate IV 4 units

Certificate IV 4 units

Diploma 4 units

Diploma 4 units

UPP 4 units

Diploma 4 units

Diploma 4 units

Standard pathway y Year 12 or equivalent


Leading into Year 2 ECU Degree Programs

Extended pathway

Diploma of Science The Diploma of Science provides a direct pathway into ECU degrees in Science and Engineering related areas. Students who are required to complete the Certificate IV prior to entering the Diploma must complete 8 Certificate IV units in no more than 3 semesters to be eligible to progress on to the Diploma (University level) units. Diploma units will be delivered by ECU in their classrooms/laboratories on the ECU Joondalup campus.

Progression rule to Degree Progression rule in line with ECU standards and requirements.

As such, students will follow ECU’s 2 semester system.

Nursing, Midwifery & Postgraduate Medicine

Leading into Year 2 of the following ECU Degree Programs Bachelor of Science (Nursing) †


Leading into Year 2 of the following ECU Degree Programs Engineering Bachelor of Engineering

Security †

Bachelor of Science

with majors in:

with majors in:

• Electrical Power

• Security

• Instrumentation Control and Automation

• Security & Justice Studies

• Mechanical

• Security Management

• Mechatronics

Bachelor of Counter Terrorism Security and Intelligence

• Computer Systems

Aviation †

• Electronics and Communications

Bachelor of Science

• Civil

with majors in:

Bachelor of Technology

• Flying

with majors in:

• Non Flying

• Motorsports

Bachelor of Aviation

• Electronic & Computer Systems

Mathematics Bachelor of Science (Applied Mathematics and Statistics)

Special requirements apply, see page 28


Diploma of Science (continued)

Exercise, Biomedical & Health Sciences

Leading into Year 2 of the following ECU Degree Programs Biomedical Science Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)

Exercise Science Bachelor of Science (Exercise & Sports Science)

Human Biology Bachelor of Science (Human Biology)

Health Science Bachelor of Health Science with majors in: • Biomedical Science • Health Promotion • Nutrition • Occupational Safety and Health • Addiction Studies

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Natural Sciences

Leading into Year 2 of the following ECU Degree Programs Natural Science Bachelor of Science with majors in: • Biological Sciences • Environmental Management • Environmental Forensics • Environmental Health • Forensics & Biomolecular Science • Marine & Freshwater Biology • Applied & Analytical Chemistry

Psychology & Social Sciences

Leading into Year 2 of the following ECU Degree Programs Bachelor of Science with majors in: • Psychology †

General Science

Leading into Year 2 of the following ECU Degree Programs Bachelor of Science † with majors in: • Applied Chemistry • Aviation † • Biological Science • Catchment and Land Management • Enviromental and Biological Chemistry • Environmental Management • Human Biology • Marine and Freshwater Science • Nutrition • Mathematics • Physics • Sports Science

Special requirements apply, see page 28


Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP) The Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP) is designed to lead into ECU Coursework Masters Degrees in Business, Computing & Information Technology and Communications. The PQP is for students with tertiary level academic qualifications, but who are not qualified for direct entry to ECU coursework Master degrees. It has been specially designed to equip students with the academic knowledge and study skills required for success at the Masters degree level. The Postgraduate Qualifying Program is offered in 2 stages. Students will be offered either PQP-Standard or PQPExtended depending upon their academic background and/or English proficiency.

Postgraduate Qualifying Program – Standard (1 semester) Business or Communication Entry requires completion of an approved 3-year degree, or an approved 2-year degree with at least 5 years of relevant work experience. For entry to the MBA with an approved 3-year degree, at least 2 years relevant work experience is required.

Computing & Information Technology

Progression to ECU

Entry requires completion of an approved degree in either a Science, Engineering or Commerce field, with results marginally below that required for direct entry to the Masters degree. At least 1 year of relevant work experience will also be beneficial.

Students are required to pass all 8 units in no more than 4 semesters to progress to the ECU Masters Degree.

The Master of Computer Science requires an approved degree in Computer Science. Students with an approved Commerce degree entering the PQP will only be able to articulate into the Master of Internet Computing.

Progression to ECU Progression to the Masters degree is guaranteed for students who complete all 4 units in the 1st semester with an overall course average of 60% or more. Students who do not satisfy this rule of progression will be required to transfer to the PQP-Extended and complete a total of 8 units in no more than 4 semesters before transfer to the ECU Masters program.

Postgraduate Qualifying Program – Extended (2 semesters) This 8 unit course combines the PQPStandard with an additional 4 units and is designed for students who have completed an approved 3-4 year Diploma program. Other students who have completed an approved 2 year degree (with some relevant work experience) may also be admitted. Students seeking admission to the MBA PQP Program would be expected to have at least 2 years of relevant work experience. Students with an approved Commerce diploma entering the PQP (Computing and IT stream) will only be able to articulate into the Master of Internet Computing.


English requirements IELTS of 5.5 or TOEFL of 525 (195 new grading system) or equivalent. The PQP Communications stream requires an IELTS (or equivalent) of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0. Students with an IELTS of 5.0 or equivalent will be required to successfully complete an appropriate level English Language program prior to commencing the course.

Core Units • PQP002

Computer Applications

• PQP001

Effective Communication

• PQP003

Research Methodology

Elective Units chosen from stream electives listed below (1 elective for PQP Standard or 5 electives for PQP Extended).

Required Units • MBA (International): Economics (ECF1110); Management (MAN1100); Marketing Principles & Practices (MKT1600) • Master of Professional Accounting: Accounting (ACC1100); Finance (ECF1120) • Master of Professional Marketing: Marketing Principles & Practices (MKT1600) • All other Business Masters: choose any units

Business Stream Core Units + Electives chosen from • ACC1100


• ECF1110


• ECF1120


• MIS1600

E-Business Systems

• LAW1100

Legal Framework

• MAN1100


• MKT1600

Marketing Principles & Practices

Leading into the following ECU Master Degree Programs • Master of Business Administration • Master of Business Administration (International) • Master of Human Resource Management • Master of International Business • Master of Management Information Systems • Master of Professional Accounting • Master of Professional Finance and Banking • Master of Professional Marketing • Master of Sport Management Course information is available in the ECU International Prospectus or at

Computing & IT Stream Core Units + Electives chosen from • CSG1105

Applied Communications

• CSG1132

Communicating in an IT Environment

• CMM1108

Communications and Digital Technologies

• CSP1150 • CSI1241

• Master of Internet Computing • Master of Computer Science • Master of Computer Security • Master of Information Security & Intelligence

Systems Analysis

Course information is available in the ECU International Prospectus or at

Core Units + Electives chosen from

• Master of Information Technology

Programming Principles

Communications Stream † • CMM1108

Leading into the following ECU Master Degree Programs

Communications and Digital Technologies

• CMM1109

Cyberculture Studies

• IMM1121

Digital Photo Media

• CMM1113

Media & Social Context

• CMM1101

Reading Media Texts

• CMM1104

Writing for the Media

Leading into the following ECU Master Degree Programs Master of Professional Communications with majors in the following areas: Advertising, Film and Video, Journalism, Interactive Media Development, Mass Communication, Media and Cultural Studies, Photomedia, Public Relations, Scriptwriting Course information is available in the ECU International Prospectus or at

Special requirements apply, see page 28


PIBT ELICOS centre The PIBT ELICOS centre was established to provide English courses for people from non-English speaking countries and direct entry pathways for International students wishing to undertake university study. PIBT ELICOS centre is renowned for its excellent teaching staff, high quality English language programs and outstanding facilities. Students at the Mt Lawley campus have access to a wide variety of student services, support and activities with the added advantage of interaction with Australian and International students studying degree courses. Teaching

Services and Resources

PIBT’s ELICOS Advantages

The teaching staff at the ELICOS centre are highly qualified and experienced. Many have taught overseas and all of them have extensive qualifications in the art of teaching English as a second language and hold additional qualifications such as Honours degrees, Graduate Diplomas and Masters in Linguistics. PIBT

PIBT’s ELICOS centre provides many additional services for students including counselling and visa support.

• Use of the mega computer labs with the latest IBM computers – Open 24 hours a day

English Language Courses

• 20 – 25 hours of English study a week

PIBT’s ELICOS centre offers a variety of English courses to suit all levels – from beginner to advanced. Courses include:

• Use of the main campus library

• General English • Academic English • Undergraduate University Pathway programs – University English Bridging courses are an academic language and study skills development program for prospective undergraduate students.

ELICOS teachers use a variety of teaching methods combined with a wide range of modern materials and resources to encourage active learning.

• Postgraduate University Pathway programs – The Direct Entry Program is for those students that have met the academic entry requirements, but not the English language requirements for entry into ECU postgraduate level courses.

• Free Broadband Internet access • Spacious modern classrooms equipped with multi media facilities • A wide range of indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, and common rooms • Food outlets including cafeteria and alfresco coffee shops • Sport facilities and activities • Social activities e.g. plays and musical concerts • Excursions and adventure activities • Medical centre on campus • 24 hour security on campus

• Cambridge Examination Programs

• Campus is conveniently located for public transport

• Study Group Tours

• Student Guild activities

Detailed information, including course fees and enrolment dates can be found at

Bar/Pub on campus

ATM on campus

Accreditation PIBT’s ELICOS centre is accredited by the National English Language Teaching Accreditation Scheme (NEAS).


ELICOS Tuition Fees Course


Duration in weeks

Tuition Fee AU$

Administration Fee AU$

Materials Fee AU$

Academic English






8 - 20




21 - 40




40 +
























8 - 20




21 - 40




40 +
























(Pre-Intermediate to Advanced)

University English Bridging Course 1 (Overall IELTS 5.0, no band score below 5.0)* University English Bridging Course 2 (Overall IELTS 5.5, no band score below 5.0)* Direct Entry Program (Overall IELTS 5.5, no band score below 5.5)* General English (Elementary to Advanced)

Preparation for Cambridge PET (Lower Intermediate) Preparation for Cambridge FCE (Upper Intermediate) Preparation for Cambridge CAE (Upper Intermediate - Advanced) Preparation for Cambridge CPE (Advanced)

* Prospective students who marginally fail to meet these requirements should contact the ELICOS Centre for alternative entry options


Helping students achieve their goals

Tracy Johnson Australian

Devansh Rumin Shah Indian

Bach Van LY Vietnamese

I had been working as an Admin Manager and wanted to further my academic studies in Business. PIBT provided an ideal pathway for me to achieve my goals.

I like PIBT because it has smaller classes and one-on-one conversation with the tutor/lecturer is also possible. The Teachers are very professional and more than happy to help students. The support staff is excellent, the atmosphere is great and it is always fun to learn. I never missed a class at PIBT while I was there.

I chose to study at PIBT because it was a bridge for me to go to second year of ECU just like other students.

I completed the equivalent of 3 semesters of University study in 12 months at PIBT, thus fast-tracking my progress to reach my objectives. I appreciated access to one on one support. The lecturers were not only well qualified but understood and addressed many of the questions I faced at work as well as the academic challenges. This helped to give me confidence in my studies and provide the foundation to proceed to further University studies and get ahead in the workforce. Being fellow classmates with overseas students helped me to meet people from other cultures who became my real friends. We still keep in touch and up to date with what is happening in each others lives. For me PIBT provided a quality environment with first class people to help me make the transition to where I wanted to go in the future.


PIBT has not just prepared me for my studies at ECU but for life, which is a learning experience. This institution is a fantastic place for learning and I strongly recommend it. They had prepared me very well to cope up with the university study and be successful at ECU. Perth is an awesome city. Perfect place for student to live and study. It is not very costly like other big centres. People here are very friendly and peace loving. It’s a very clean, beautiful city. After graduating from ECU, I see myself working successfully in a Public Relations firm and doing some freelance writing as a current affairs sports reporter.

It’s been great to be in Australia to experience and learn about other student’s cultures. The lecturers are also great with their teaching methods and easy learning processes. PIBT certainly prepared me well for my future studies. It gives me a wider choice of what I’m going to major in at ECU. They also gave me the best student advice. In my opinion, I think Perth is the best place to study as it is a quiet and safe environment that is suitable for students to focus on their studies. I worked 17 hours a week and I think it’s a great law in Australia that allows students to work whilst studying. With the amount of money that I earned, I was able to cover the cost of living, as well as help my parents a bit, too.

Marjorie Lunda Zambian

Sammi Yi Qu Chinese

Yu Nomura Japanese

I chose to study at PIBT because compared to other institutions, things are clearly laid out to enhance studying and it also has high standards of learning and offers a wide variety of courses.

As I had just arrived in Perth I have yet to familiarize myself with the city. I personally have not heard about PIBT but thanks to my workmates they knew about PIBT and referred PIBT to me.

I chose PIBT because… I can get into second year of ECU, so that I didn’t have to waste time.

It has really prepared me for ECU without which some things at university would have really been a challenge. Lecturers are more than willing to help and can easily be contacted for any queries regarding social and academic issues.

Studying at PIBT has been very positive and I have enjoyed the lectures and making new friends. Apart from the knowledge you gain from class, you also learn how to deal with different generational groups from different cultural backgrounds.

PIBT has absolutely prepared me well for my future studies. Most of the study skills I use are those learnt from PIBT and my former high school, Fatima Girls. Perth is an easy-to-get-around place and has lots of recreational facilities which can be a good break from school work. The lifestyle is easy going and the people are friendly and always willing to help. I usually spend my time outside of PIBT with friends, shopping, eating out and watching TV. I don’t work and enjoy laughing and helping friends and people; a smile goes a long way.

PIBT has certainly prepared me well for the future by providing an excellent knowledge base. It has also provided me the opportunity to meet other International students and expand my networking. Outside of studying I also work full time. On the weekends I like to spend time with my friends going to parties and doing outdoor activities such as horse riding, four wheel driving and driving through the lovely country side of Perth.

I liked PIBT because of… the small class, close relationship with the staff (friendly and nice), well organised, supportive to students, lectures and tutorials very relevant to exam. The PIBT Diploma has been very helpful for me with the course I’m studying at ECU now. I think building fundamental knowledge in every aspect is very important. Lifestyle in Perth is much more relaxed than back home in Japan. I like a relaxed lifestyle so Perth suits me to live. But people are friendly and easy going. I really like that as well. I’m studying both accounting and marketing. They are not similar in fact, very different area of studying, but I believe it will provide me with a wide range of career opportunities.


Admission requirements General

Mature Age Entry

The minimum levels required for entry to the Certificate IV and Diploma courses offered by PIBT are outlined on page 27. Not all qualifications or countries are listed and students with other qualifications should send their details for assessment.

Mature age students (20 years of age and over) may be admitted to a course without meeting the formal academic qualifications. Evidence of relevant work experience and other acceptable qualifications will be required at the time of submitting an application.

PIBT has established a minimum academic entry for its courses, however each application will be assessed on its individual merits. Students who have completed professional qualifications such as the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Diploma (LCCI) are eligible for entry to PIBT. PIBT can make conditional offers based on forecast or preliminary results.

Credit Transfer Students with recognised tertiary studies may be eligible for credits (also called exemptions). Please provide subject syllabus and certified copies of your academic transcript.

English Language Requirements International students must be able to demonstrate English Language proficiency before being permitted to enter one of our courses. PIBT may ask selected students

to sit the IBT English Language test to demonstrate English proficiency, however, for visa purposes students from AL3-4 countries must sit the IELTS test. A non-credit English Support Unit will be available each semester. Students may choose to enrol in this unit voluntarily or enrolment may be imposed as a pre-requisite or co-requisite to other units of study. The unit is free of charge and will be delivered for 3 hours per week between Weeks 3 and 11 of each semester. The unit also includes a component on Study Skills. Students who do not meet the English Language requirements may be able to enrol in an English Language Program (ELICOS) or Mixed English Program (MEP). See the table below for more information. Note: for visa reasons, the MEP is not available for students from AL4 countries.

English Language Requirements Course

Certificate IV (UFS)#


Diploma of Science (Intensive)

GCE ‘O’ Level




English 1119




SPM English




HKCEE English Syllabus (Post 2007)




HKALE Use of English












TOEFL – new grading system – internet

500 173 61

525 195 71

550 213 80

Year 12 English (Bangladesh, India, Nepal & Pakistan)

Div 2

Div 2


Certificate IV UFS (e.g. Law) must have IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. Certificate IV UFS (Nursing) must have IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 6.0. IELTS requirement is compulsory. Diploma Science – IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 or equivalent except for Nursing. Diploma Science (Nursing) – IELTS 6.5 with no band less than 6.5. IELTS requirement is compulsory. PQP Communications stream – IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 6.0. IELTS requirement is compulsory.

Certificate IV (UFS)#



Less than 4.5





Certificate IV (MEP)




Certificate IV

Diploma (MEP)



Certificate IV





Academic requirements Country

Entry to: • Certificate IV in University Foundations Studies

Entry to: • Diploma of Business/Computing & IT/ Communications • Diploma of Science (Standard Pathway)*


Completion of Year 11

High School Graduation with acceptable grades

Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan

Completion of Higher Secondary Certificate or Year 11 equivalent with average of 50%

Completion of Higher Secondary Certificate (10+2)/ Intermediate with average of 55%

Brunei, Mauritius

Completion of Form 5/GCE ‘O’ levels

2 passes in GCE ‘A’ levels


Completion of Senior Middle 2

Completion of Senior Middle 3 with 70% average in 4 academic subjects

Taiwan, Macau, Korea

High School Leaving Certificate Year 2 with a ‘D’ grade average

High School Leaving Certificate Year 3 with a ‘C’ grade average

Hong Kong

Completion of Form 5 (HKCEE)

1 ‘A’ level and 2 ‘AS’ level passes in the HKALE


Completion of Senior Secondary Certificate (10 + 1), or Year 11 equivalent with average of 45%

Completion of Higher Secondary Certificate (10 + 2) with average of 50%


Completion of SMU III or SMU II with average grade of 7.0 in academic subjects

Completion of SMU III with average grade of 7.0 for 4 academic subjects

International Baccalaureate

Year 1 Diploma

Min. of 20 over 6 IB subjects


Completion of Kotogakko Year 2

High School graduation with 3 average


Completion of GCE ‘O’ levels or equivalent

Completion of KCSE with a ‘C’ grade average or 2 passes in the GCE ‘A’ levels or, 1 ‘A’ and 2 ‘AS’ levels

Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Completion of GCE ‘O’ levels or equivalent

2 passes in the GCE ‘A’ levels or, 1 ‘A’ and 2 ‘AS’ levels


Completion of Form 5/SPM: Senior Middle 2 or equivalent

2 passes in the STPM; or 4 ‘B’ grades in academic subjects in Senior Middle 3; OSSD: 57%


Certificate of Secondary Education Grade 11 with GPA of 3.5

Diploma of Completed Specialised Secondary Education


Completion of Sec 4 (Express)/GCE ‘O’ levels or equivalent

2 passes in the GCE ‘A’ levels or 1 ‘A’ and 2 ‘AS’ levels


Completion of Gymnasia Year 12

Completion of Gymnasia Year 13 with ‘C’ average

Sri Lanka

Completion of Year 11/GCE ‘O’ levels or equivalent

2 passes in the GCE/SL ‘A’ levels or 1 ‘A’ and 2 ‘AS’ levels

South Africa

Successful completion of Year 11

Successful completion of the Senior Certificate with matriculation exemption endorsement by the Matriculation Board or the South African Certification Council Senior Certificate


Completion of Matayom 5 with a GPA of 2.5

Completion of Matayom 6 with a GPA of 2.0 in relevant academic subjects


Successful completion of Lise Diploma, Year 11 or equivalent

Successful completion of a course equivalent to the International Baccalaureate or first year university in Turkey


Completion of ‘O’ Levels

Completion of Technical Secondary Diploma


Successful completion of Year 11

Successful completion of Year 12 with 6.0 average

* Diploma of Science (Intensive) will be assessed individually


Special requirements Course

Special Requirements

Certificate IV in Law

1. Students must achieve an average (based on 8 successfully completed units) of 75% or better in no more than 3 semesters. 2. Students must have an IELTS of 5.5 or equivalent.

Certificate IV leading to Bachelor of Education

Students must obtain an IELTS of 7.0 before commencing the bachelor course. * IELTS requirement is compulsory.

Certificate IV in University Studies – Nursing Stream

Students must have an IELTS of minimum 6.0 with no band less than 6.0. * IELTS requirement is compulsory.

Diploma of Science Standard – Nursing

Students must have an IELTS of minimum 6.0 with no band less than 6.0. * IELTS requirement is compulsory

Diploma of Science – Nursing

1. Students must have an IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.5. * IELTS requirement is compulsory. 2. To qualify for Nurses Board WA, international graduates must provide evidence of an overall IELTS of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0. * IELTS requirement is compulsory.

Diploma of Science – Engineering

1. Students must have a pass in Year 12 (or equivalent) Calculus or Applicable Mathematics and Physics. Students are advised to contact PIBT for pre-requisite requirements and progression rules. 2. Students must have an IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent with no band less than 5.5.

Diploma of Science – Aviation

1. Students must have a pass in Year 12 (or equivalent) Mathematics.

Diploma of Science – Generic

2. Students must have an IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent with no band less than 5.5.

Diploma of Science (Psychology)

1. Students must have a pass in Year 12 (or equivalent) science subject. 2. Students must have an IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent with no band less than 5.5.

PQP Communication Stream

Student must have an IELTS of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0. * IELTS requirement is compulsory.


Academic calendar Academic Calendar Year




Mid-Semester break

End Date



18 February

23 February

10 April – 16 April

30 May


17 June

22 June

No break

19 September


7 October

12 October

21 December – 1 January

23 January


17 February

22 February

2 April – 8 April

29 May


16 June

21 June

No break

18 September


6 October

11 October

20 December – 2 January

22 January 2011


Diploma of Science – Direct Entry Program (Subject to change depending on stream) Year




Mid-Semester break

End Date



16 February

23 February

13 April – 17 April

19 June


20 July

27 July

28 September – 2 October

20 November

See: - ESOS Framework


Fees and charges 2009 Course



International Students Total Program Fees

Australia Citizens/ Permanent Residents Total Program Fees


2 semesters




3 semesters

$12,300 + $3,350

$7,150 + $3,350

Diploma of Business


2 semesters



Diploma of Hotel Management


2 semesters



Advanced Diploma of Business


1 semester




2 semesters




2 semesters



Diploma of Science (General/Health Science/Nursing)


2 semesters


Diploma of Science (Standard) (General/Health Science/Nursing)


3 semesters

$6,100 + $17,750

Diploma of Science (Human Biology/Sports Science)


2 semesters


Diploma of Science (Standard) (Human Biology/Sports Science)


3 semesters

$6,100 + $18,100

Diploma of Science (Security)


2 semesters


Diploma of Science (Standard) (Security)


3 semesters

$6,100 + $19,100

Diploma of Science (Engineering)


2 semesters


Diploma of Science (Standard) (Engineering)


3 semesters

$6,100 + $20,200

Postgraduate Qualifying Program – Standard


1 semester


Postgraduate Qualifying Program - Extended


2 semester


Pre-university level Certificate IV in University Foundation Studies #

Certificate IV (Mixed Program) University level Business

Computing & IT Diploma of Computing & IT Communications Diploma of Communications Science

Certificate IV: $3,575 (Standard) $7,150 (Extended) plus Diploma of Science: Ranges from $12,000 - $20,200 depending on units selected.



Mixed English Program requires an additional fee of $3,350 for 15 hours of English language support program for 12 weeks. Unless otherwise stated, prices quoted above are exclusive of GST (goods and services tax). Where a supply is not GST-free, GST of 10% will be charged in addition to the quoted price. All tuition fees listed above are indicative only and are subject to change.


Program fees include:

Program fees do not include:

• Tuition (a minimum of 1 semester’s fee** is payable on enrolment).

• Books and Stationery

• Free English support and academic skills seminars relevant to Australian study methods.

• Meals and Transport

• Orientation program.

• Airfares

• Access to library, computing, sporting and social activities.

• Visa processing fee

• Assistance from Student Counsellor as required.

• Accommodation • Health Cover

• Uniform and equipment for science students • Flying lessons for Aviation students

• Free 250MB Internet download. Note: PIBT conducts 3 semesters per calendar year: February/March; June and October. Most courses can be completed in 2 semesters when taking 4 units per semester. # Diploma of Science units will be delivered by ECU in their classroom/laboratories on the ECU Joondalup Campus, with the exception of Aviation (Mt Lawley Campus). As such, students undertaking Science subjects will follow ECU’s 2-semester system. ** Equivalent to 4 units.

Important information FEE-HELP FEE-HELP is a new Australian Government Loan Scheme that will assist eligible full fee paying students, who are Australian citizens, to pay their tuition fees at an eligible higher Education provider. PIBT is an approved Higher Education provider and can offer FEE-HELP to eligible students to assist them in the payment of all orr part of their tuition fees. FEE-HELP loan can cover all or part of a student’s tuition fees. A maximum of $50,950 (indexed) in tuition fees may be paid using FEE-HELP over a student’s lifetime. Please note: FEE-HELP is only available for Diploma programs. For detailed information please refer to the following Australian Government website and follow the links to ‘Fees, Loans and Scholarships, or contact PIBT.

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Your accommodation

Students should start looking at accommodation options 6-8 weeks prior to their arrival in Australia. Your accommodation options include:

Short-Term Accommodation Short term accommodation is available through our two accommodation providers, Perth Student Accommodation and NACEL Australia. All questions regarding short-term accommodation should be sent directly to the accommodation provider that you wish to use. Please visit the NACEL and PSA websites*. Please complete the application forms in P full - these details will assist in providing fu you suitable accommodation.

Tem Temporary Residences Costs (approx.) (app ShortShort-term accommodation is approxi approximately $40-$45 per night. For more information, visit or www.bea www.ymca You may als also like to book your own temporary aaccommodation to suit your needs. A good website, which has multiple listings is http:

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Students Under 18 Years Of Age If you are under the age of 18 years, you are a ‘minor’ and as such a student visa can only be granted if you have met the Immigration Law of the Student Visa Regulations. PIBT recommends that you stay in a ‘Homestay’ accommodation if you are under 18 years of age. If you intend on staying with friends or relatives (other than your family), then you must obtain permission from your parents and PIBT. In addition, the person you are staying with must be above 21 years of age, have an Australian Police clearance and must agree to act as your guardian/local carer. PIBT must approve all welfare and accommodation arrangements for students under 18. PIBT offers support and counselling to all students through the Student Counsellor and will liaise with parents regarding the welfare of younger students. For additional information about local carers, please refer to the PIBT website or contact the Student Counsellor:

Homestay Homestay is a popular accommodation option for overseas students in Perth. Homestay may be families, couples, single people or single mothers with children. Families are selected to provide good


quality facilities and meals if required and provide a friendly environment where you can live, relax and study in comfort and security. Host families speak English and this will help to improve language skills. Host families also help with day-to-day problems such as transport, banking and shopping. PIBT utilises two companies to arrange accommodation for students. All questions regarding Homestay accommodation should be sent directly to the accommodation provider that you wish to use. Please visit the NACEL and PSA websites* to find out more information and to complete an application form.

Off-Campus Accommodation & Living Costs Rental


Room only


One bedroom furnished apartment Two bedroom unfurnished apartment Three bedroom unfurnished apartment/ house

$250+ $350+

Other weekly costs – approx. $200 Food – $80

Please complete the application forms in full - these details will assist in providing you with suitable accommodation.

Transport – $20-$25

Off-Campus Accommodation

Clothing/toiletries – $45

Off-campus options include house or unit/flat rentals, or hostels. Costs vary considerably depending on size, quality and location. Renting normally requires a contract of 6 or 12 months and one month rent in advance as well as a refundable deposit (bond) in the event of any damage during the rental period.

Other/Misc. – $25

NACEL – and PSA –


Gas, electricity, water, telephone – $20

Laundromat – $5 Above is an estimate only. It does not cover additional costs associated with a more expensive lifestyle.

Living in Perth – Useful Links • (to search Government websites) • (about Perth and surrounds) • (guide to Perth and Fremantle) • (official guide to WA)


Supporting you while you study At PIBT we recognise the importance of meeting our students’ personal as well as academic needs. To achieve this priority, we offer: Airport pickup and transfer For their first arrival, international students are met, free of charge, at the airport and transferred to their accommodation as required. PIBT uses two companies, NACEL Australia and Perth Student Accommodation (PSA), for this service. Note: ELICOS only students will be charged for this service.

Please inform NACEL or PSA at least 7-14 days prior to arrival of your flight and other details so that they can confirm you will be met. Visit their websites for details (See page 33).

Computer Labs PIBT is equipped with four specialised computer laboratories with 25 workstations each. Students are provided with internet access and an email account. The Mega laboratories are open in the evenings and on weekends for after hours access by students.

Counselling and guidance Adjusting to a new environment can be a stressful experience for many students. A Student Counsellor is able to assist with welfare and pastoral care and all discussions are kept confidential. A Student Support Program has been established to link new students with senior PIBT and University students to assist with everyday matters relating to living and studying in Australia. All new students are assigned a Student Leader who assists them over the first few weeks of their arrival.

Grievance procedures, appeals or complaints PIBT has a Complaints and Appeals Policy ( which deals with student complaints, grievances and appeals in a constructive and timely manner. Either party can consult with The Department of Education Services Conciliator who is also available to assist in these matters. The Conciliator’s


office is located at 22 Hasler Rd, Osborne Park or phone (08) 9441 1953. Australia’s laws promote quality education and consumer protection for overseas students. Your rights and obligations are available to download at the PIBT Website – Publications & Forms.

Orientation A comprehensive Orientation Program is provided for all new students before the start of each semester, including: • Campus familiarisation • Meeting with staff and student leaders

Health and medical services

• Purchasing text books

International students are required to purchase Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) whilst studying in Australia as a condition of their student visa. OSHC fees paid to PIBT will be transferred directly to Worldcare Assist, our preferred provider.

• Transport information

Students receive 24-hour a day toll free access to emergency services, including legal and medical advice and an interpreting service. The policy provides students with cover for 85% of the Government Schedule Fee for private doctors, pathology and x-rays. It is important to note that students may need to pay additional charges above the 85% cover. OSHC does not cover any pre-existing condition prior to entry into Australia. Medical services are available on campus.

A comprehensive Handbook with up-to-date information and a detailed Diary is issued free to students. The Diary Handbook is a valuable resource.

IELTS Test Centre at PIBT PIBT has been appointed as an official IELTS testing agency in Western Australia. For further information regarding IELTS testing at PIBT, please visit and follow the links or visit

myPIBT Website The myPIBT StudyNet is an innovative web-based resource developed to assist PIBT students during their study and can be accessed through the myPIBT link on the PIBT Homepage. The website contains important information relevant to their studies such as unit outlines, examination timetable and results, re-enrolment details and student news and reminders. Subject to the privacy request of the student, parents may be able to access the results, attendance and timetable of students through the myPIBT StudyNet.

• OSHC membership • Unit/subject selection and course advice

Student diary handbook

Student discipline All students studying at PIBT have the right to be treated with respect and courtesy by PIBT staff and fellow students in an environment free from harassment and conducive to learning.

Study support Academic Skills Advisors provide assistance to students who require additional English language or study support while undertaking a PIBT course each semester. A free non-credit English Support unit is available each semester. Mathematics and computer support are also available. Free online seminars are scheduled to assist students in improving their study skills, time management, presentation skills and exam preparation. Academic course advice and assistance (from highly qualified academic staff) is also readily available to students.

24 hour emergency contacts ECU Security:

6304 3333

Fire /Police /Ambulance:


Police Communications:

13 14 44

Policies and procedures To comply with the ESOS Act 2000 and the Australian Qualifications Training Framework (AQTF), PIBT has a number of policies and procedures in place, which you should be aware of before commencing study at PIBT. For more detailed information on PIBT’s policies and procedures refer to the PIBT Student Diary/Handbook distributed at orientation. An electronic copy is available on the PIBT website – Current students. Course Duration

Privacy Act

International students are advised that if their course finishes in September and their principal course at ECU starts in February of the following year, DIAC law may require students to leave Australia between October to February.

PIBT may from time-to-time communicate details about your study, including academic progression, tuition fees payable and attendance, to your agent, parent or guardian. If you are over 18, the Australia Privacy Act 1988 gives you the right to direct us not to pass any details on to a third party. If you would prefer that we did not discuss these matters with anyone else, you may notify us of this at any time. Details of how to do this are made available at the time of enrolling at PIBT. Full details of the Privacy Act can be found on the PIBT website.

PIBT takes no responsibility for students who fail to take this into consideration when selecting their units.

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How to apply Enrolment procedures 1. Apply Complete the Application Form, specifying your status as an International or Australian student. Attach certified copies of all academic qualifications including school reports and official examination certificates and evidence of English competency (if required). Please ensure your present name is added to copies of qualifications obtained under a former name and that certified translations accompany documents that are not in English. Copies can be verified by: • The official records department of the institute that originally issued the document. • A Justice of the Peace or Public Notary. • An authorised PIBT representative. • An Australian overseas diplomatic mission. • An Australian Education Centre. 2. Submit Send your application and documents to PIBT or to one of our representative offices (details on the website). 3. Offer If your application is successful you will be sent a Letter of Offer explaining the course you have been offered, the fees payable and the course commencement date. 4. Package Offer (International Students only) If you plan to continue your studies at Edith Cowan University, PIBT will package your PIBT and ECU courses together. If you accept the offer you will receive Confirmation of Enrolments from both institutions to apply for your visa. The advantage of this is that you will receive one visa for the entire duration of your studies. 5. Accept For international students, in order to accept the offer of a place, it is necessary to complete the Acceptance of Offer form and pay the fees due.

This will include the Tuition Fee indicated on your offer letter and the Overseas Student Health Cover (for international students). Payment of the amount due should be made in Australian dollars to the Perth Institute of Business and Technology by bank cheque or an international bank draft. Payment can also be made by direct bank transfer to: Account Name: Perth Institute of Business & Technology BSB Number: 036 000 Account Number: 773 876 Swift Code: WPACAU2S Bank Name: Westpac Banking Corporation Bank Address: 109 St. Georges Terrace Perth Western Australia 6000 Full Name & Student ID Number (Found on Letter of Offer) Please include your full student name on every transmission. We accept Visa, Mastercard and Bankcard credit cards and also EFTPOS debit cards from our office in Perth. For local students, please sign and remove payment slip from the Offer of a Place and pay 1st installment as stated. Australian citizens are eligible for FEE-HELP, see page 31. 6. Visa On receipt of the fees your place at PIBT will be confirmed. An electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (e-CoE) will be sent to you or your agent. You will use the e-CoE to apply for your Student Visa. Note1: Residents of certain countries might need to obtain a ‘Pre-Visa Assessment’ (PVA) from the Australian Diplomatic Mission before transmitting the fees. This may take 4 to 6 weeks. Note 2: Sufficient time for the issue of a student visa, usually around 6 weeks, should be allowed before the commencement of the course. This time frame may vary from country to country

How to apply for a Visa

selected Assessment Levels at: http:// The main requirements to lodge an application are: • By PIBT through a Letter of Offer. • An electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from PIBT (and ECU if you have a Packaged Offer) after the respective fees (Tuition, Overseas Student Health Cover, etc) are paid. • Health check-up as required by regulation. • Proof of academic and English levels as required. • Proof of financial support as required. Students with a Packaged Offer will be assessed against the visa requirements of the category for the ECU course. Our local representatives will be glad to assist you with your visa application.

Visa Regulations All international students (students who are not Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents or Temporary Residents, among others) must be in possession of a current student visa while they are studying in Australia. Student visas are granted with certain conditions attached. Some of those conditions will often be that students must: • Study full-time while in Australia (minimum of three units at PIBT). • Satisfy course requirements – must attend a minimum of 80% of all scheduled classes and make satisfactory academic progress. • Remain enrolled at all times. • Inform their education provider of any change of address. • Have sufficient funds to cover course and living expenses. • Have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) at all times while studying. • Not change education provider within the first six months of commencing the principal course.

Prospective international students must apply for a Student Visa from an Australian Diplomatic Mission in their resident country before embarking for Australia. Applications can now also be made via the internet for


Conditions of enrolment These Conditions of Enrolment are indicative and provided to applicants for information purposes only. These Conditions of Enrolment do not constitute a binding Agreement. Successful applicants will receive the Terms of Offer which, together with the Letter of Offer and Acceptance of Offer, form a binding Agreement between Perth Institute of Business and Technology (PIBT) and the recipient of a PIBT Letter of Offer.

1. General 1.1.

The availability of a complaints and appeals process, does not remove the right of the student to take action under Australia’s consumer protection laws. Overseas students may access appeals advice and dispute resolution services through the Department of Education Services. For more information visit student_non_university.php

1.2. These Enrolment Conditions and the final Terms of Offer may be subject to variation as necessary to comply with any Australian Commonwealth or State law, regulation or amendment thereof. 1.3. PIBT’s responsibilities to the student pertain only to the PIBT course/s outlined in the Letter of Offer. Further agreements must be signed with Edith Cowan University (ECU) for courses offered by and studied at that institution. 1.4. All conditions and special notes contained in a Letter of Offer must be met and/or agreed to prior to PIBT issuing a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). 1.5. Students must meet the minimum English language proficiency requirement, as stated on the Letter of Offer, for entry into the course. English Language proficiency may be tested as part of the application process. Where the test reveals that the English language skills are insufficient, at the discretion of PIBT, students will be required to undertake an additional (free) preparatory English study unit in their first trimester/semester or enrol in an ELICOS course (fees apply) prior to the commencement of the PIBT course. 1.6. Attendance at orientation is compulsory; therefore International Students must ensure the relevant visa is issued in time to attend orientation. Special permission must be sought for non-attendance at orientation. 1.7. Students are expected to attend all classes and undertake all tests and examinations during a course and must abide by all rules and regulations of PIBT that are in force at the time of their enrolment. 1.8. PIBT may use its discretion to cancel or temporarily suspend the enrolment of a student on the grounds of misconduct by the student or on grounds of compassionate or compelling circumstances. 1.9. International students are protected by the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) legislative framework at: http://aei. FrameWork_pdf.pdf 1.10. Current (enrolled) students are required to notify PIBT in writing or online of a change of address.

2.4. PIBT has the right to increase tuition fees and charges from time-to-time without notice. For more information on tuition fees refer to the PIBT website at

3. Visa Conditions 3.1.

Student visas are normally issued for the period of the course or courses being offered. Students needing to extend their visa beyond this period should first consult PIBT staff for assistance.

3.2. International students are responsible for meeting all visa conditions as specified by the Australian Government. For more information on Australian Visa regulations refer to 3.3. Students under 18 years of age upon arrival in Australia must have accommodation arrangements deemed acceptable by the Australian Government. To obtain a copy of PIBT’s ‘Underage Students Policy’ refer to our website at: or send an email request to 3.4. PIBT is required by law to report to the Australian Government international students who are found to be in breach of their visa conditions (e.g. maintaining satisfactory attendance and progress). Reported students may be instructed by the Government to leave the country. 3.5. PIBT students are required to notify PIBT in writing or online of a change of address. 3.6. School aged dependants accompanying students to Australia will be required to enrol at school and pay full fees if they are enrolled in either a Government or non-Government school.

4. Refunds and Cancellation of Enrolment 4.1. Notification of cancellation or withdrawal from a course of study must be made in writing to PIBT. Provided the college is notified by week four of the trimester/semester in question, a refund will be issued less any fees or charges payable for that trimester/semester. For full details refer to the PIBT Refund Policy at 4.2. The following table sets out the cancellation fees applicable to commencing International students. Reason for course withdrawal

Cancellation fee

Visa refusal (Proof of refusal necessary)


PIBT cancels a student’s enrolment due to serious breach of international student visa conditions or serious misconduct

100% of course fees

2. Fees

Course withdrawal before commencement date

2.1. A full time study load is equivalent to four units in a Certificate IV or Diploma course.

More than 10 weeks


More than 4 and up to 10 weeks

30% of course fees

4 weeks or less

60% of course fees

2.2. Tuition fees, charges and accounts are payable in advance of each trimester/semester, and students are not permitted to commence a trimester/semester until all outstanding fees, charges and accounts issued by PIBT or ECU are paid.


2.3. The total tuition fees stated in an Offer Letter are indicative only and are based on a full time study load for one trimester/semester. The final tuition fees incurred may vary depending on unit selections, study load and promptness of payment. Students will receive a credit to their account where the incurred tuition fees are less than the amount paid in advance.

Course withdrawal after commencement date 4 weeks or less

75% of course fees

More than 4 weeks

No refund

4.3. A student whose withdrawal or enrolment cancellation is due to exceptional compassionate or compelling circumstances can request that cancellation charges be waived or, if applicable, request a remission of their FEE-HELP debt. Requests should outline the reasons for the withdrawal and include documentary evidence such as medical certificates to support the request. Requests must be made in writing within twelve months of the date of the withdrawal request or the conclusion of the semester in which the course was undertaken.

5. Tuition Assurance 5.1. PIBT is a member of WAPETIA and ACPET organisations to provide for the continuation of students’ study at a similar alternative educational institution in the event that PIBT ceases to provide a course of study in which a student is enrolled. For full details of PIBT’s Statement of Tuition Assurance please refer to

6. Deferment 6.1. Prior to commencing their course and subject to approval, students may apply in writing to defer course commencement to a later trimester/ semester, PIBT will credit any fees paid to the relevant trimester/semester without penalty. If the student subsequently withdraws, the Refund Policy will apply as at the date PIBT received the request for deferment. 6.2. Where a current student applies in writing to take a leave of absence from their course after enrolment and within the first four weeks of the trimester/semester, subject to approval, PIBT will hold all fees paid and credit the following trimester/semester. If the student subsequently withdraws, the Refund Policy applies from the date PIBT received the request for leave of absence. If the student applies for a leave of absence after the first four weeks of the trimester/semester, their place will be held, but all tuition fees applicable to that trimester/semester will be forfeited.

7. Privacy of Information 7.1.

Information on students collected prior to commencing and over the course of their studies may be made available to Australian Commonwealth and State Government agencies and the fund Manager of the ESOS Assurance Funds, to ensure compliance with PIBT’s obligations under the ESOS Act 2000, ESOS Regulations 2001, the ESOS National Code 2007 and other relevant Commonwealth and State legislation.

Application form


Please print in BLOCK LETTERS Personal Details Title:


Employment History


If you believe you have relevant employment experience, please attach resume and references.


Family name:

Course Preferences

Given names:


Preferred name: Date of birth:







Country of birth: Nationality:


Passport number: Are you a citizen or permanent resident of Australia Yes


Certificate IV in University Foundation Studies Law – Certificate IV in University Foundation Studies Diploma – University Level

If yes, please provide evidence of citizenship or residency (eg. a certified copy of your birth certificate, passport, citizenship certificate or visa). Unless verification is supplied, international fees and conditions apply. Will you be applying for FEE-HELP assistance to pay for all or part of your tuition fees? (NB: Only applicable to Australian citizens). Yes

General Academic UEBC1 UEBC2 DEP Cambridge


Business – Bachelor of Business (all majors) Hotel Management Computing & Information Technology Communications Engineering Science Science Stream* * Applications can not be processed if stream is not indicated.

Contact Details

Post-Graduate Please indicate which Masters course you wish to study. An assessment will be made based on academic qualifications, English proficiency and work experience to determine whether students are eligible for the PQP-Standard or PQP-Extended.

Address in Australia (if known):


Address overseas (must be applicant’s address – not agent’s address):

Home telephone: Mobile telephone:


Business telephone:

Master of Computer Science Master of Computer Security Master of Information Technology Master of Information Security & Intelligence Master of Internet Computing


Education Details Highest level achieved


Name of qualification (eg. Year 12, HKALE or ‘A’ Levels):

School attended: Completed:


Master of Business Administration Master of Business Administration (International) Master of Management Information Systems select stream: Information System E-Commerce Master of International Business Master of Professional Accounting Master of Professional Finance and Banking Master of Professional Marketing Master of Human Resource Management Master of Sport Management


Country/State: Language of instruction: Will you be applying for exemptions?



Master of Professional Communications (select stream): Advertising Film and Video Journalism Mass Communications Media & Cultural Studies Photomedia Public Relations Interactive Media Development Scriptwriting Please specify the semester in which you wish to begin your studies: Year



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International Students Only


English proficiency

I declare the information I have supplied on this form is, to the best of my understanding and belief, complete and correct. I understand that giving false or incomplete information may lead to the refusal of my application or cancellation of enrolment. I give permission for PIBT to obtain records and information from my current OSHC provider and any educational institutions previously attended by me. I also agree that PIBT is able to exchange information with my OSHC provider relevant to ensuring I fulfill my visa requirements with respect to maintaining my OSHC cover. I understand, that any information gathered by PIBT relating to me, “may be made available to Commonwealth and State agencies and the Fund Manager of the ESOS Assurance Fund, pursuant to obligations under the ESOS Act 2000 and the National Code; and that PIBT is required under S19 of the ESOS Act 2000, to tell the Commonwealth about certain changes to the student’s enrolment and any breach by the student of a student visa condition relating to attendance or satisfactory academic performance” (ESOS Act 2000). I also understand that fees may increase (usually not more than 5% annually). I accept liability for payment of all fees as explained in the PIBT Brochure, and I agree to abide by the Refund Policy as specified in the PIBT Brochure. I have also read the section in the PIBT Brochure relating to the cost of living and I understand that living expenses in Australia may be higher than in my own country and confirm that I am able to meet these costs. I also accept all conditions of enrolment as listed on page 38.

IELTS or TOEFL score: Other:

Visa Please indicate below the type of Visa for which you have applied. Student Tourist Working Holiday Visa Other Are you currently enrolled in another institution in Australia? Yes No If yes, you may be required to supply a release letter and a certificate of attendance. Name of Institution:

Other Information How did you first learn about PIBT? You may tick more than one. Exhibition/Seminar Newspaper/Magazine Recommended by a friend/relative Is your friend/relative a PIBT student? Recommended by an education agent Internet Other



Please specify:

Applicant’s signature Date:




If you are under 18 years of age, your parent or guardian must also sign this application form.

Parent’s/Guardian’s signature (if applicable) Date:

Application Checklist Check that you have: Completed all sections of the Application Form Read and understood the Conditions of Enrolment including the Fee Refund Policy on page 38 Check that you have attached: Certified copies of your academic qualifications Evidence of your English language proficiency (if required) A copy of your passport, visa or birth certificate (if required) Any relevant employment documentation (if required) Disability Declaration: Do you have a disability or any long term medical condition which may affect your studies? Yes No If yes please indicate the area of impairment to enable PIBT to provide assistance: Hearing Learning Mobility Vision Medical Other Please indicate:____________________________________





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Perth Institute of Business and Technology Mailing Address: Edith Cowan University Building 10, Mt Lawley Campus 2 Bradford Street Mt Lawley WA 6050 Australia Telephone: +61 8 6279 1100 Fax +61 8 6279 1111 Email ABN 35 064 377 993 PIBT CRICOS Provider Code 01312J Edith Cowan University CRICOS Provider Code 00279B The information contained in this brochure is correct at the time of publication, however, Perth Institute of Business and Technology (PIBT) reserves the right to alter, amend or delete details at any time without notice. Printed June 2008. Selected photographs in this publication are Copyright Š Paul Foley/Lightmoods 2008 This brochure is provided free of charge.

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Your direct pathway to Edith Cowan University. Located in Perth, Australia


Your direct pathway to Edith Cowan University. Located in Perth, Australia