Applicants with higher education study
Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree in Australia can apply to any AIH Bachelor degree and obtain up to 12 Advanced Standing from their qualification. For further information on how credits are granted, please refer to the Advanced Standing Policy.
Applicants with incomplete higher education studies must demonstrate that they have successfully completed one year of accredited tertiary study at an Australian institution. They may be eligible to obtain up to 12 advanced standing from their previous qualification as per the Advanced Standing Policy.
Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study
Applicants with completed VET qualifications are eligible for admission into AIH Bachelor degrees. The minimum entry requirement is a Certificate IV in a related discipline. Further qualifications, such as Diploma and Advanced Diplomas, are not required to be in a related field.
AIH has articulation agreements with partner providers, offering Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas. These courses can be packaged with our Bachelor degrees and guarantee up to 8 Advanced Standings depending on the course the applicant enrols in.
Applicants attending VET providers with no articulation agreements can also be eligible to obtain Advanced Standing, if the units taken are equivalent to AIH’s. For further information about Advanced Standing, please refer to the Advanced Standing Policy and Advanced Standing Procedure.
If an applicant has an incomplete VET qualification, the admission assessment will be based on the Year 12 result and/or work and life experience, depending on how long ago the High School Certificate was completed.
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past 2 years)
Australian Year 12 students.
The minimum requirement for applicants who completed Year 12 within the last 2 years is an ATAR of 65% with 2 units, Mathematics and English (minimum B and 4) or equivalent.
ATAR related adjustments
Not available at AIH.
Criteria that may apply in addition to ATAR
Not available at AIH.
Other admission options
Students with disability, illness or family disruption which affected their ATAR score, may be considered for admission if enough evidence of their situation is provided. They will need to complete the “Reasonable Adjustment Form” available on the AIH website. For further information, please refer to the Student Assessment Policy and Student Assessment Procedure.
Interstate Year 12
Applicants will be evaluated based on the same criteria as NSW.
Applicants with work and life experience
Mature age or post school students must provide evidence of one of the following to demonstrate they have successfully met the educational entry requirements:
- Mature age entry by Special Tertiary Admission Test (administered by UAC); or
- Post school entry by successful completion of Certificate IV in Foundation Studies.
Students with alternative qualifications (not part of the official entry requirements) are to be assessed on a case by case basis by Admissions in conjunction with the Principal who will give the final approval.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
In order to provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who do not meet the domestic student entry requirements, special entry arrangements are available. Prospective Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders students have an opportunity to illustrate their capability for higher education via a testing, assessment and interview process. Selection is also based on factors including previous life, education and work experience.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants wishing to apply for special entry will be required to submit a personal statement outlining their education and work experience as well as sit a Special Admissions Test. The Special Admissions test will be set by the Principal. The Principal will then meet with the applicant and will have the final say on whether to admit the applicant or not.
Domestic applicants with overseas qualification
Applicants who have completed qualifications overseas will be assessed according to the respective country entry requirement as per the Student Admission Policy.
English language proficiency
For students whose secondary education was conducted in a language other than English:
- IELTS overall band score: 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent (Refer to Appendix 2); or
- IELTS Preparation Program Certificate of Proficiency from an Institute’s approved ELICOS provider; or
- English for Academic Purposes Certificate of Proficiency from an Institute’s approved ELICOS provider.
The Institute reserves the right to waive the English Language Requirements if the prospective applicant meets the criteria below:
- Successfully completed Cambridge CAE & CPE 169+
- Successful completion of one year of tertiary study in Australia (Diploma, Foundation or Higher Education).
- Successful completion of Certificate IV in a related field.
- Successfully completed GCE A Levels – minimum grade of D or better in GCE A‐level English.
- Successfully completed GCE O Levels – minimum grade of C or better in GCE O‐level English. ACA-HE-11 Student Admission Policy 2017.1 Page 3 of 7 Australia Institute of Higher Education Pty Ltd. ABN 70 117 349 256. CRICOS Provider Code 03147A.
- Successfully completed International Baccalaureate (IB) English B Standard Level grade 5, higher level (A1 or A2) grade 4.
- Students from the following countries who have completed senior secondary study or at least one year of full‐time university study in one of these countries and the language in which the qualification was undertaken was English: American Samoa, Fiji, Jamaica, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, UK, Australia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, USA, Botswana, Guyana, Lesotho, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Zambia, Canada, Ireland, Liberia, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, Zimbabwe.
Advanced Standing (AS) / Academic credit / Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
You may be entitled to credit for prior learning, based on formal studies. Formal learning can include previous study in higher education, vocational education, or adult and community education. Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.