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All applicants who endeavour to submit an application must meet the general admission requirements.
All domestic candidates must be Christian and 17 years or older. All overseas candidates must be 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:
Overseas students must also provide:
When you have all the required supporting information for your application, please apply for an undergraduate course online here.
Please note, the Bachelor of Counselling course offered in partnership with the Australian College of Christian Studies is governed by ACCS’s admissions requirements.
Please click here to learn more about the Bachelor of Counselling admission requirements. Please apply online here if you intend to apply for the Bachelor of Counselling.
For postgraduate courses, if you are a domestic student, please apply here.
For overseas students, please apply here.
Trimester 1, 2021 intake
|(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:|
|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||00.00|
Notes: <5 – the number of students is less than five. N/A – Students not accepted in this category N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent the calculation of numbers in cells with less than five students.
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:
The applicant should ask the IELTS testing authority to mail the test results directly to The Dean of Students, PBC. The following standards are the English language requirements for PBC courses:
IELTS Band Score
|Undergraduate Diploma||6.0 overall and in the reading and writing subsets.|
|Associate Degree||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.|
PBC does not discriminate in the admission and access to its programs and activities based on disability, age, sex, race, colour of national or ethnic origin.
Before the beginning of each Trimester, 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 before attending lectures for that Trimester. All enrolments must be finalised by the census date. Students cannot 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 Trimester up until the census date.
Students must complete an Application for Change of Enrolment form to make such an application. Students must meet the requirements outlined in the Course Articulation and Change of Course Policy to qualify to change course enrolment.
PBC may permit the deferral of a course enrolment of a student in some circumstances as outlined in the Enrolment – Domestic Students Policy and Enrolment – Overseas Students Policy.
PBC’s most current fee structure can be found on the Course Fees page.
Please carefully read the academic requirements as listed on the award that you are interested in pursuing.
Add Unit Form
Application for Award
Application for Recognition of Prior Learning
Change of Course Form
Transfer of Unit Form
Application for Approved Absence
Application for Extension of Assessment
Application to use Grace Letter
Change of Address
Notification of Leave of Absence
Returning Student Information Form
Education Agent – Student Survey
Mental Health Survey
Ministry Placement Survey
Unit Evaluation Form
Student support is an important aspect at PBC.
We take our students’ success in their studies seriously and understand that good student support requires a holistic approach. As a result of our commitment to our students, we have consistently been ranked above 90% for the student support aspect in the national Student Experience Survey facilitated by the QILT team.
Read more about Student and Campus Services.