All applicants who endeavour to submit an application must meet the general admission requirements. All domestic candidates must be a Christian and 17 years or older. All overseas candidates must be a Christian and 18 years or older. Applicants must confess their faith in Christ under the PBC Statement of Faith, be involved regularly in a local church, demonstrate a desire to be involved in church ministry, demonstrate the 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.
Before applying, please ensure you have:
- A Unique Student Identifier number (USI). If you don’t have one, you can apply here. To find your number, click here
- A colour PDF of your birth certificate or passport or permanent resident visa (or a certified copy).
- A digital passport style image
- A colour PDF of previous academic transcripts and certificates of completion(or a certified copy)
- A page or two detailing your testimony. Including how you became a Christian, and why you believe that the Lord would have you train for Christian life and service at PBC.
- Contact information for two chosen references
- Contact information for your Pastor/Leader
Overseas students must also provide:
- Evidence of English Proficiency (for more information please scroll down)
- A medical certificate verifying you are fit for studying at a higher education institution
- $450 AUD Application Fee
When you have all the required supporting information for your application, please apply for an undergraduate course online here. If you intend to apply for the Bachelor of Social Science or the Undergraduate Certificate in Counselling (domestic students only), please apply online here.
Student and ATAR profiles
|Applicant background||Semester 1, 2021 intake|
|Number of students||Percentage of all students|
|(A) Higher education study (includes a bridging or enabling course)||< 5||50.00 %|
|(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study||< 5||25.00 %|
|(C) Work and life experience (Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)||< 5||25.00 %|
|(D) Recent secondary education:|
||< 5||8.34 %|
||< 5||8.34 %|
||< 5||8.34 %|
|International students||< 5||00.00|
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, the United Kingdom or the United States, or
- Successful completion in Australia of a foundation course, Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a 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 subset.|
|Graduate Diploma||7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each subset.|
|Master Degree||7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each subset.|
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.
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.
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 the Course Articulation and Change of Course Policy to qualify to change course enrolment.
Fees and Charges
PBC’s most current fee structure can be found on the Course Fees page.