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International Student Entry Requirements

Untitled-2-03  Undergrad Academic Requirements   Untitled-2-01  Postgrad Academic Requirements 
Untitled-2-02  English Entry Requirements GTE-01  Genuine Temporary Entrant Verification

Undergrad Academic Entry Requirements

Students must reach the admissions standards set by Academic Board, which are currently:

  • The minimum age for entrance into undergraduate courses is 17 years of age. In some cases the School may offer undergraduate preparation courses that have a minimum age of 16.
  • Entry into undergraduate courses requires successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent schooling or Certificate IV or equivalent.  Entry into the Bachelor level courses requires an ATAR of 55 or equivalent.
  • Mature age entry (over 21 years of age) can be made without minimum educational requirements. However, applicants are required to demonstrate capacity to meet course requirements, normally, through interview with the School.
  • Applicants may also be allowed direct entry through an approved articulation agreement.

 

Country Equivalent Academic Requirement
Australia Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent (Minimum ATAR of 55)
Brazil Successful completion of Diploma de Ensino Medio or equivalent
Bulgaria Successful completion of Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education)
China Successful completion of Senior Middle 3 (SM3) with 70-75% average
Colombia Successful completion of Bachillerato
France Successful completion of French Baccalaureat
Germany Successful completion of Abitur
Hong Kong HKDSE Minimum 8 points – Only points gained in category A and C subjects will be considered
Minimum Level 3 in English
Hungary Successful completion of Erettsegi/ Matura wutg
India Completion of the All India Senior School Certificate with an average of 55%
Indonesia Completion of SMU3 with an average grade of 7.0 in 4 subjects (Diploma of Commerce)
High School Leaving Certificate Year 3 with a ‘C’ grade (Bachelor of Business)
Italy Successful completion of Diploma di Esame di Stato/ Maturita
Korea High School Leaving Certificate Year 3 with a ‘C’ grade average in 4 academic subjects
Malaysia STPM with 2 passes or Senior Middle 3 (SM3) passes of 70% or above in 4 academic subjects or equivalent
Mexico Successful completion of Bachillerato/ Preparatoria
Peru Successful completion of Secondary education (Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa)
Singapore 2 passes in the Singapore ‘A’ levels
Spain Successful completion of the Curso de Orientacion Universitaria/ Título de Bachillerato
South Africa Successful completion of the National Senior Certificate or Senior Certificate
Thailand Successful completion of the Matayom 6 with GPA of 2.0
United Arab Emirates Tawjihi with 70% average in academic subjects
Venezuela Successful completion of Bachillerato
Vietnam GPA of 6.0-6.5
All other countries Enquire at School

Postgrad Academic Entry Requirements

Applicants must attach copies of transcripts and details of relevant work experience to the application form for individual assessment. International students with prior accounting studies should attach a copy of assessment from CPA Australia or ICAA to their application.

Program Academic Requirements International Equivalent Academic Requirement
Graduate Certificate in Accounting An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent)

or
A Diploma or equivalent, plus evidence of sufficient relevant experience (2 years)

or
Mature age students (21 above) may be admitted to the course without meeting the formal academic requirements if they have relevant work experience and/or other acceptable qualifications

An overseas qualification deemed by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) as being comparable.
Master of Professional Accounting An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent)

or
Advanced diploma/Associate degree (or equivalent) plus evidence of a minimum of two years relevant industry experience.

An overseas qualification deemed by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) as being comparable.
Master of Accounting An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent)

or
Advanced diploma/Associate degree (or equivalent)

An overseas qualification deemed by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) as being comparable.
Graduate Certificate Business Administration An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent)

or
A diploma (or equivalent), plus evidence of a minimum of two years relevant industry experience.

or
Mature age students (21 above) may be admitted to the course without meeting the formal academic requirements if they have relevant work experience and/or other acceptable qualifications.

An overseas qualification deemed by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) as being comparable.
Graduate Diploma Business Administration An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent)

or
Advanced Diploma/Associate Degree (or equivalent) plus evidence of a minimum of two years relevant industry experience

An overseas qualification deemed by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) as being comparable.
Master of Business Administration An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent)

or
Advanced Diploma/Associate Degree (or equivalent) plus evidence of a minimum of two years relevant industry experience

An overseas qualification deemed by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) as being comparable.

English Language Requirements

International students must demonstrate English proficiency through one of the following means.

  • An English test score using one of the following three English language Tests as approved by the School:
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE)
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • Other tests may include: Cambridge English Advanced (CAE); general Certificate of Education (GCE); English for Academic Purposes (EAP); MIT English Placement Assessment. Please check the relevant course to determine which tests are accepted.
  • Satisfactory completion of a NEAS-approved English for Academic Purposes course; or
  • Satisfactorily passing a Higher Education Academic Entry Test; or
  • Proof of completion of secondary education (or higher) in a country in which English is the primary language; or
  • Proof of completion of secondary education at an international high school where English was the language of primary instruction.
  • In some cases students may be required to successfully complete another English language test approved by the School.

English Entry Requirements

Applicants whose secondary school education, undergraduate or postgraduate qualification was not completed in English or whose work in the industry was not carried out in English must demonstrate levels of English proficiency as described below.

Diploma of Commerce / Diploma of Business

An English test score with minimum requirements as follows:

  • IELTS Overall 5.5, no individual band score below 5.0, OR
  • PTE Academic Score of 42–49, OR
  • TOEFL (Computer) — 195, TOEFL (Internet) — 70.

Bachelor degrees

An English test score with minimum requirements as follows:

  • Academic IELTS Overall 6.0, with not less than 6.0 for Speaking and Writing and 5.5 for Listening and Reading;  or
  • PTE Academic Score of 50 – 57, OR
  • TOEFL (Computer) – 213, TOEFL (paper) – 550, TOEFL (Internet) – 79-80 or equivalent.

Students who do not meet one of the above criteria but who reach a level of English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (and qualify for entry with respect to their academic criteria) may be offered a pathway course which includes intensive English prior to commencing their primary course. At the conclusion of the intensive English language course applicants will be required to demonstrate the required English proficiency for direct admission.

English Language Requirements Postgraduate Programs

Applicants whose secondary school education, undergraduate or postgraduate qualification was not completed in English or whose work in the industry was not carried out in English must demonstrate levels of English proficiency as described below. An English test score with minimum requirements as follows:

  • Academic IELTS Overall 6.0, with not less than 6.0 for Speaking and Writing and 5.5 for Listening and Reading;  or
  • PTE Academic Score of 50 – 57, OR
  • TOEFL (Computer) – 213, TOEFL (paper) – 550, TOEFL (Internet) – 79-80 or equivalent.

Students who do not meet one of the above criteria but who reach a level of English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (and qualify for entry with respect to their academic criteria) will be offered a pathway course which includes intensive English prior to commencing their course. At the conclusion of the intensive English language course applicants will be required to demonstrate the required English proficiency for direct admission.

Alternative Entry Pathways

Information on alternative entry pathways can be found on the School’s website. The below list outlines some of these pathways. Students should review the relevant program to determine if these pathways are applicable for entry into their chosen course.

  1. Evidence to undertake study at higher level: A student who does not meet the minimum education requirement for entry into a course may be offered entry if they can provide other academic and/or professional qualifications that demonstrate the candidates “evidence of a capacity to undertake higher degree studies in the proposed field” (AQF Handbook 2007).
  2. Non degree entry/Headstart: In some cases students may be able to gain entry through alternative entry pathways such as Non-degree Entry and the Headstart These entry schemes are primarily open to domestic students enrolled in online programs.
  3. Mature age entry: Mature age students (21 years of age and over) may be admitted to a course without meeting the formal academic requirements if they have relevant work experience and/or other acceptable qualifications.
  4. School leavers: For school leavers entering undergraduate programs the School offers a number of bonus point schemes. These include but are not limited to the following schemes:
  1. Low SES bonus points:
  1. Achievement bonus points:
  • Students will be eligible to receive three achievement bonus points (up to a maximum of five) if you score a C- or better in year 12 subjects that are relevant to the course a student applies for. These may be International Baccalaureate subjects.
  • Three bonus points will be given for a C grade (C-, C or C+), four bonus points for a B grade (B-, B or B+), and five bonus points for an A grade (A-, A or A+).
  1. Mathematics and Languages Bonus Points Scheme:
  • The Bonus Points Scheme offers up to five bonus points each for Specialist Mathematics and/or a language other than English LOTE subject, depending on performance.
  • Three bonus points will be given for a C grade (C-, C or C+), four bonus points for a B grade (B-, B or B+), and five bonus points for an A grade (A-, A or A+).

Applicants with the International Baccalaureate (IB) or other equivalent qualifications are eligible if they have successfully completed equivalent subjects.