All applications being considered for a course must: demonstrate that they meet the published academic (both General and Specific as outlined in this Procedure) and English language requirements for the course; be over 18 years of age at the time that they commence the course for which they have applied.

General Entry Requirements

To satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission to an undergraduate course at the Institute, applicants must meet at least one of the following academic entry requirements:

  • successful completion of Australian Standard Year 12 or equivalent with a minimum ATAR of 60 or equivalent; or
  • satisfactory completion of an accredited Tertiary Preparation Program, Tertiary Orientation Program, or a Foundation Year Program offered by an Australian university or other accredited institution that would enable students to gain entry to an Australian university; or

In addition to the General Entry Requirements for admission to an undergraduate course at the Institute, an applicant must also meet the English language proficiency requirements as outlined in the English Language Proficiency Policy.

Specific Entry Requirements

In addition to the General Entry Requirements stipulated above, certain courses may specify additional requirements which applicants are required to meet in order to demonstrate their capacity for success in the course. These Specific Entry Requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • specific studies (e.g. mathematics at a specified level);
  • attendance at interviews;
  • presentation of folios; and/or
  • submission of supplementary information.


In addition to meeting the requirements stated above international applicants must:

  • demonstrate that they meet the ‘Genuine Student’ (bona fide) criteria as defined by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA)
  • be enrolled in a full-time study load.

English language requirements

Applicants for whom English is not their principal language or who have not completed secondary or tertiary education in English are required to demonstrate sufficient proficiency in English.
Acceptable evidence of English proficiency may include any of the following. Any test must have been undertaken less than two years prior to the application:

  • academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall score of 6.0 or higher with no band lower than 5.5
  • academic Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT) overall score of 60 – 78 with no lower than 20 in writing, 12 in reading, 11 in listening, and 17 in speaking bands;
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) overall score of 50 – 58 with no lower than 45 in each subtest;
  • Cambridge English C1 Advanced (C1A) overall score of 169 with no lower than 162 in each band; or
  • successful completion of an English for Academic Purposes course at a higher education provider registered by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency or a registered training organisation with the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

The English language requirement is in addition to the General and Specific Entry Requirements for admission to an undergraduate course at the Institute, as outlined in the Admission Policy.

Mature-age admission arrangements

  1. Mature-age applicants who are 21 years or over and who do not qualify for admission on the basis of formal educational attainment alone may apply for admission as a Mature-Age Applicant.
  2. To be considered under the mature-age admission category, an applicant must be 21 years of age by 1 January (for February entry) or by 1 June (for July entry) in the year of commencement of their proposed course. An applicant in this category will be considered for admission based on an assessment of work experience and personal competencies.
  3. Applicants should ensure that the following information (where relevant) is included in their application:
    details of formal education including level reached, state/country, year, subjects and results;

    • details of another study, training or development courses attempted or completed since leaving school;
    • work experience;
    • details and proof of membership and affiliations with recognised professional and semi-professional bodies;
    • details of a minimum of two professional referees.


  • Applications for credit for prior learning will be assessed during the admission process in accordance with the Credit Policy.
  • Credits for prior learning granted by the Institute will form part of the Offer of Admission.