Applying for Undergraduate Courses

  • Applications processed by TISC

    TISC processes applications for admission to undergraduate courses for TISC Members Universities as detailed in the Course Search facility on this site. Apply online via TISCOnline (TISC's online application system).

    TISC also takes applications for graduate-entry Law at ECU and Murdoch, for Engineering (Honours) courses at Curtin, ECU and Murdoch and for Advanced Science (Honours), Pharmacy (Honours), Speech Pathology (Honours), Surveying (Honours) and Occupational Therapy (Honours) courses at Curtin.

    Applications for courses offered by Associate Members are not lodged through TISC. Apply to the institution direct. You can have a TISC application as well as direct applications with Associate Members or other institutions.

    The degrees and qualifications offered by TISC Associate Members are subject to the same quality standards and accreditation as the degrees and qualifications at universities. They may offer benefits such as smaller class sizes or additional pastoral care.

    Who should apply through TISC?
    Auditions and Portfolios
  • Who should apply through TISC?

    You can only apply through TISC if you're an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or you've been approved or granted Australian permanent resident status.

    If you're applying for permanent residence, you aren't eligible to apply through TISC until your permanent residence status has been approved or granted. Contact the respective universities for advice. If you are applying for Assured Pathways to Medicine or Dentistry at The University of Western Australia or Medicine at Curtin University or Assured pathway to Medicine at Notre Dame for 2025 entry you must have been granted permanent residency in Australia by 30 September 2024.

    NOTE: If you have a subclass 457 visa, you aren't eligible to apply through TISC. You must apply directly to the relevant university(ies) as an international student.

    You must provide correct details of your current residency status when you apply. If an offer is made to you, and university checks find that you've provided incorrect residency status information, the university concerned will withdraw your offer in accordance with its policies and procedures.

    If you are eligible to apply for university through TISC, that does not mean you must apply through TISC. The current rulings are:
    • Curtin University: WA Year 12 students must apply through TISC.
    • Edith Cowan University: WA Year 12 students must apply through TISC, unless you are applying for courses at the WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), or for Summer UniPrep or UniPrep Accelerate.
    • Murdoch University: WA Year 12 students must apply through TISC.
    • The University of Notre Dame Australia: WA Year 12 students can apply directly for Notre Dame's Young Achievers' Early Offer Program. Applicants who select an eligible Notre Dame degree as their first preference may also be considered for an early offer via TISC. Please note, the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Assured Pathway to Medicine) is not eligible for early entry, and all applications for this degree must be made via TISC.
    • The University of Western Australia: WA Year 12 students must apply through TISC, including Assured Pathway courses.
    For information about direct application processes, contact the relevant university/ies.

    Are you a past and/or current student from a WA tertiary institution?
    Auditions and Portfolios
    Did you defer your place last year?

  • Auditions, experience-based entry and portfolios

    ECU: For WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) courses and the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) - Music Education major only - you must apply direct to ECU. Audition requirements will apply, check with ECU for details.

    UWA: Auditions are required for: Bachelor of Music, Music (Extended major), Music General Studies major, Music Studies major and Contemporary Popular Music major. You need to apply to TISC and submit a separate application for audition/interview direct to UWA.

    More details are available in the course information on Course Search. Interviews for Medicine courses at Curtin, Notre Dame and UWA, for Dentistry and Podiatric Medicine courses at UWA, and for Veterinary Medicine at Murdoch will be arranged by the respective Schools based on factors including your predicted ATAR (not used by UWA), and your UCAT score (Medicine and Dentistry) and/or Casper score (Murdoch Veterinary Medicine and Curtin Medicine). Contact the universities for more information.

    Experience based entry and Portfolio pathways
    Curtin: If you're applying for the Portfolio Entry pathway, apply and attach your portfolio documents to your TISC application under the 'Experience Based Entry' document category. For more information regarding Portfolio Entry Pathway, please refer to Portfolio Entry.

    ECU: If you’re a School Leaver and eligible to be considered through the Experience Based Entry Scheme you must apply through TISC and upload your supporting documents to your TISC application. If you're submitting an Experienced Based Entry Scheme application for a WAAPA course or the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) – Music Education, you must apply and upload your supporting documents directly to ECU.

    Murdoch: If you’re an Experienced Based Entry applicant, apply and attach your supporting documents to your TISC application under the 'Experience Based Entry' document category. Information on the courses available and entry requirements for the Murdoch University Experienced Based Entry and Media Portfolio Entry is available at experience based entry.

    The University of Notre Dame Australia: If you are applying for Experience Based Entry, you should apply directly to Notre Dame.

    The University of Western Australia: If you're applying for Experience Based entry as a Year 12 School Leaver, you must apply through TISC and you can submit supporting documents as part of your TISC application. All other applicants can apply directly to UWA.

    Are you a past and/or current student from a WA tertiary institution?
  • First time logging into TISCOnline - Registration

    You must be registered with TISCOnline to be able to log in, lodge an application to university and access other online functions. Some users are registered automatically, while others need to self-register as new users. To get started, go to the Registration Status Check page for information on your 8-digit User ID and password required for logging in to TISCOnline.

    Note that any User ID allocated to you in previous years is not valid anymore.
  • To start a university application

    First time logging into TISCOnline - Registration

    • Make sure you have gone through the Registration Status Check, so that you know your 8-digit User ID and password to log in.
    • Once logged in, follow step by step instructions on the Welcome page. You may also access various application sections directly from left hand menu under Application Enter/Update.
    • As you work through the pages of the application, you will be asked several questions. The questions denoted by the asterisk (*) must be answered, while any other questions are optional.
    • You may log out at any stage during the application and return at a later date. Remember, though, your application is not active until you have agreed to the declaration and made payment.
    • We suggest you use the Next Page and Previous Page buttons incorporated into the pages of our site to move through the application. This will automatically save the changes you make on the current page. These buttons, where provided, will appear towards the bottom of the page. Using the Back and Forward buttons on your browser toolbar may result in loss of unsaved information on the current page.
    • Keep in mind that some closing dates apply. Our list of Important Dates will advise you of when they are.
  • Lodgement of your application

    • Your application is considered for admission only after you have paid the application fee. When you complete the declaration step, your application is locked, awaiting fee payment to TISC. There are time limits related to the acceptance of payments. Your coversheet will advise you of the deadline.
    • Make sure you read your coversheet. Your coversheet will let you know about any documentation that you need to submit in support of your application, TISC will email you about any extra submissions you need to make which aren't listed on your coversheet. There's lots of guidance on submitting documents here.
    • Once the payment has been processed you will be able to change your preferences and your contact details if required. Any other information cannot be changed. If you have forgotten to add something or made an error, you will have to submit the changes in writing to TISC. Click here for the Applications Changes Form.
    • Be aware that TISC is under no obligation to accept applications if received after the required date. Applications that have not been paid are considered invalid and will not be included in university offers.
  • Change of address/email address

    It is important that you let us know promptly if you change your address. You can do this online, by telephone or in writing. Don't advise your change of address to the universities as this won't be recorded on your TISC application. We will let the universities know your new contact details. See Important Dates for the change of address deadline before offers are made.

    If you are currently undertaking WACE courses, ask your school to let the School Curriculum and Standards Authority know your new address.

    Please also see What if I am away from home in December - February?, if this applies to you.
  • Any questions?

    Most of the information you require will be on this website. If you still have questions that relate to:
    • Your application - contact TISC on 9318 8000 or email Emails will be answered only during normal business hours.
    • Admission requirements or course details - contact the Admissions Office at the relevant university.