General Admission Requirements

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Overview

All applicants who endeavour to submit an application must meet the general admission requirements. All the candidates must be a Christian, 17 years or older (18 years for International students). Applicants must confess their faith in Christ in accordance with the PBC Statement of Faith, be involved regularly in a local church, demonstrate a desire to be involved in church ministry, demonstrate physical and psychological capacity for studying in a tertiary institution, agree to abide by PBC policies and procedures and agree to abide by the Student Code of Conduct.

Applicants are required to provide

  • a certified copy of their birth certificate, passport or permanent resident visa,
  • 2 recent passport photos,
  • all applicable academic transcripts (certified copies),
  • a page or two detailing how the candidate became a Christian and why they believe they are called into service through PBC,
  • 3 references – 1 from your Pastor/Church Leader and two others.

Student and ATAR profiles

Applicant background Semester 1, 2018 intake
Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Higher education study (includes a bridging or enabling course) < 5 16.67 %
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study < 5 16.67 %
(C) Work and life experience (Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories) < 5 8.34 %
(D) Recent secondary education:
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
    (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of
    adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
< 5 8.34 %
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
< 5 8.34 %
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
< 5 8.34 %
International students < 5 33.3 %
All students N/P 100%
Notes:

  • <5 – the number of students is less than 5.
  • N/A – Students not accepted in this category
  • N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students

Additional information

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

PBC does not discriminate in the admission and access to its programmes and activities on the basis of handicap, age, sex, race, colour, national or ethnic origin.

Domestic applicants with overseas qualifications

Applicants who have prior relevant study, completed in a language other than English, will receive a maximum of 12 months credit (8 units) and will be required to complete no less than 2 years (16 units) of the PBC Bachelor of Ministry or Advanced Diploma to be conferred these awards. Unless specific unit exemptions are given, such applicants would be required to complete all compulsory units. Candidates who have completed training at an overseas institution in a language other than English, which has an established MoU for recognising RPL, will have credit applied in line with the terms of those agreements.

English language proficiency

Domestic

All applicants for the Diploma of Ministry or Advanced Diploma of Ministry will be required to demonstrate English Proficiency, which is equivalent to an academic IELTS band of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub set.

All domestic applicants for the Bachelor of Ministry will be required to demonstrate English Proficiency, which is equivalent to an academic IELTS band of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each sub set.

All domestic applicants for the Graduate Diploma of Ministry will be required to demonstrate English Proficiency, which is equivalent to an academic IELTS band of 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each sub set.

All domestic applicants for any Master Degree will be required to demonstrate English Proficiency, which is equivalent to an academic IELTS band of 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each sub set.

International

The Australian Government requires incoming International students to demonstrate their proficiency in English before a student visa will be granted. You are required to complete an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) assessment unless you can provide evidence of studying in English from one of the following options:

  • At least five years of study in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States, or
  • Successful completion in Australia of a foundation course, Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework, within two years of your application date.

The applicant should ask the IELTS testing authority to mail the test results directly to: The Dean of Students, Perth Bible College. The following standards have been set as the English language requirements for Perth Bible College courses:

Course IELTS Band Score
Undergraduate Diploma 6.0 overall and in the reading and writing subsets.
Advanced Diploma 6.0 overall and in the reading and writing subsets.
Bachelor Degree 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each sub set.
Graduate Diploma 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each sub set.
Master Degree 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each sub set.

Enrolment

Enrolment process

Prior to the beginning of each semester, each student shall apply for enrolment by completing and lodging an Enrolment Form, obtainable from the Student Office. The Dean of Students and the Dean of Studies will arrange enrolment appointment days for enrolling new and returning students. These meetings will allow students to receive advice on which units to enrol in, ensuring they will meet the requirements of their course. Enrolment forms must be completed prior to attending lectures for that semester. All enrolments must be finalised by the census date. Students will not be able to add new units or transfer between units after the census date.

Students may apply to change their course enrolment at the beginning of a new semester up until the census date. Students will be required to complete an Application for Change of Enrolment form to make such an application. Students will be required to meet the requirements outlined in P30 Course Articulation Arrangements to qualify to change course enrolment.

Deferment

PBC may permit the deferral of a course enrolment of a student in some circumstances as outlined in P03 Enrolment.

Fees and Charges

PBC’s most current fee structure can be found on the Course Fees page.

Academic Requirements

Please carefully read the academic requirements as listed on the award that you are interested in pursuing.