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Pathways to University


Canning College, located in Perth (ranked as the World’s THIRD best city, Economist, Global Survey 2004), is a senior college in Department of Education and Training. Canning specialises in providing university entrance pathways to local and international students.


Perth – Is a modern western style city of about 1. 5 million people.  It is large enough to offer residents the full range of efficient services and facilities but not big enough to suffer from problems such as pollution, traffic congestion and so on.

The Mediterranean type climate provides a comfortable natural environment. In general, Perth offers international students a welcoming, friendly and safe environment where they can enjoy a high quality education and lifestyle at reasonable cost.



Canning’s Programs – Canning offers senior secondary and higher education diploma programs.


Senior Secondary Programs:


  1. WA Universities’ Foundation Programis the equivalent to Year 12 and successful completion provides students with a guaranteed place at one of WA’s excellent public universities – The University of Western Australia, Curtin University of Technology. Murdoch University and Edith Cowan University. The Foundation program is also accepted by universities throughout Australia and overseas

    The extensive selection of subjects provides students with the opportunity to prepare for any university course such as medicine, engineering, commerce, pharmacy, law, sciences (all areas), computing etc.

    The program is available for entry in January or April each year. Admission is based on English proficiency (IELTS 5. 5 or equivalent and academic background – equivalent to a pass at Year 11 level.


  2. Year 12/TEE Programis the course local students undertake to matriculate to university and is available to international students. It is also offered in a January or April entry mode. The Year 12/TEE program offers a wider selection of subjects than the Foundation program, especially in the arts/humanities area. Admission, as above.



A range of Western Australian government Department of Education and Training academic awards are offered to top students entering a Foundation or Year 12(TEE) Program. Contact Canning College for further information.


Final results in both programs is determined by a combination of College marks and performance in a final external examination.


  1. Bridging Programs(including Year 11 Bridging to Foundation) are available for students requiring academic and/or English language upgrading. The length of the course depends on the individual needs of the student. Entry dates are available in January, April, July, September and November.

    Subjects offered are at Year 11 level and relate to those offered in Foundation and Year 12 programs.

    Final results are based on internal assessments.


Higher Education Diploma Program– Canning College offers Diploma of Commerce programs.


  1. Diploma of Commerce: Curtin Stream– is the equivalent to Year 1, Bachelor of Commerce at the highly regarded Curtin University of Technology. Successful completion of the diploma guarantees the student a place in Year 2 Bachelor of Commerce at Curtin.

  2. Diploma of Commerce: UWA Stream– is the equivalent to Year 1, Bachelor of Commerce or Economics at The University of Western Australia (UWA) – a ‘Group of 8’ and ‘5 star’ rated university. Successful completion of the diploma provides the student with a guaranteed place into Year 2 of UWA’s Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Economics.


Advantages of Canning’s diploma programs:


  1. Small lecture and tutorial classes ensure personalised teaching.

  2. Student centred teaching techniques prepare students for university style learning.

  3. Experienced university lecturers.

  4. Excellent pastoral care services including a mentoring program.

  5. Scholarships available to both Curtin and UWA for top students.


Admission Requirements

English Proficiency – IELTS 6. 0 or equivalent, pass at Year 11 level in an English medium school system.

Academic– completion of secondary schooling.

Examples: A Levels, AS Levels, KCSE, ZimSec, Year 12, Foundation, ZSE, Certificate lV, HKALE, Senior Middle 3, SMU 3, STPM, IB


Packaged Programs

Canning College has close links with universities and English language colleges in Perth and can arrange packaged programs including Elicos and university courses.

Elicos schools with which Canning links include: Perth International College of English, Australian College of English, St Mark’s International College, Aspect ILA.

Foundation /Year 12 (TEE) programs can be packaged through to Curtin, Murdoch University and Edith Cowan University.

Diploma of Commerce programs can be packaged through to Curtin and UWA.


Canning College – its features and services




Excellent Library facilities

Campus accommodation services including student villages

State of the art computing centre and open access to computer services

Dedicated international office to service the special needs of overseas students

Recreation Centre

Comprehensive orientation program

Multicultural campus with and adult ethos

Assistance with university placement

Modern well equipped classrooms

Free airport reception services

Student centred teaching practices

Care program for under 18 aged students

Extensive choice of programs and subjects

Prayer room for Islamic students

Quality assurance and security of a government college

Learning support and study skills courses



All services are included in the tuition fee –

there are no additional costs for services or facilities.


Fees 2005/2006 – all fees correct at the time of publication.


Diploma of Commerce Programs – per semester

2005 – A$5900. Students in the UWA Stream pay an additional A$950 per Bridging Unit.

2006 – A$6000. UWA Bridging Units – A$1000 each


Senior Secondary Programs




WA Universities’ Foundation Program/Year 12 (TEE)/Year 11



April Entry Year 11




18 Weeks

15 Weeks

  8 Weeks

  4 Weeks















Further Information:


Local representatives – see website for contacts in your country.

Canning College

Tel: (61 8) 93515661

Fax: (618) 93561119

Email: iso@canningcollege.

Website: www.canningcollege.




Canning College

P O Box 1148
Western Australia 6983


Tel: (61 8) 93515661

Fax: (618) 93561119

Email: iso@canningcollege.

Website: www.canningcollege.