1. Governing policy
These procedures relate to the Admissions Policy and Admissions Guidebook.
They describe the steps taken for students to apply for admission into a course at the Institution, and how staff will enact the procedures.
These procedures apply to all prospective students applying for admission to the Institution (excluding current students transferring to another course), subject to the conditions in these procedures and related policies, and staff involved in enacting these procedures. These procedures are aligned with applicable Australian Government legislation including the National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training of Overseas Students 2018 (National Code). These procedures cover standard admissions processes to the institution and may not address all non-standard processes such as Alternative e.g. Elite Athlete.
3.1. These procedures set out the six key processes involved in submission of a student’s application for admission to the Institution as per Table 1 below:
1. Means of applying
There are multiple means of applying for a course at the Institution, depending on an individual’s circumstances.
2. Submit application
Prospective students apply using the prescribed form and means of application and the Institution acknowledges receipt of the application.
3. Assessment of direct applications
An application is assessed as per the Admissions Policy and Admissions Guidebook to ensure the student meets the eligibility criteria and entry requirements.
Prospective students receive the outcome of their initial application within two working days. Note: This outcome can be conditional in nature and will outline additional requirements to be met before a full offer can be made.
5. Acceptance of offer
Prospective students must accept their Letter of Offer by signing the acceptance and written agreement and either:
• pay the required tuition fee deposit for upfront full fee-paying student; or
• complete and return the FEE-HELP/HECS-HELP assistance form (for eligible domestic students only). Note that international students must return the signed Letter of Acceptance and written agreement and make payment before a Confirmation of Enrolment can be issued which they can submit as part of their student visa application.
6. Appealing the outcome
Prospective students have the right to lodge a complaint regarding a decision that resulted in their application for admission being refused in accordance with the Complaints and Appeals Policy.
4. Roles and responsibilities
The Registrar is responsible for overseeing the admissions procedures.
5. Compliance and monitoring
These procedures are written in accordance with the National Code and HESF.
6. Records management
As detailed in Table 1 above, admissions decisions are recorded in the Institution’s database.
7. Related documents
Advanced Standing Policy
Advanced Standing Procedures
Approved by EMG on 22 November 2021.