All applicants who endeavour to submit an application must meet the general admission requirements. All the candidates must be a Christian, and 18 years or older. 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.
We define an Overseas Student is a non-resident who has applied to study at Perth Bible College in Australia and who requires a “Student Visa” from the Australian Government in order to study.
An International Student is a non-resident of Australia who has entered Australia on any other visa that permits Part-Time or Full-Time study to be undertaken at Perth Bible College. The study permitted is dependent on the stipulations of the applicant’s particular visa.
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:|
||< 5||8.34 %|
||< 5||8.34 %|
||< 5||8.34 %|
|International students||< 5||33.3 %|
Access and Equity
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.
English language proficiency
The Australian Government requires incoming Overseas 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.|
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.
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.