The College is an open access institution and admission is granted through the normal tertiary process of direct entry. Prospective students may be admitted via direct application. To support a successful study experience with the College, applicants are required to meet the following entry requirements:

Higher Education Entry Requirements

Bachelor of Health Science degree programs

  • Completion of Year 12, high school or an equivalent qualification in home country including study of a science related subject in the final two years of high school.
  • Mature age students who have not completed Year 12 or an equivalent qualification and have relevant work or life experience that indicates they would be able to manage the course work required will be considered for admission on a case by case basis.
  • English language ability - IELTS Academic Module Overall score of 7.0 (No less than 6.5 in each band) or equivalent.

Students enrolling in courses that have a clinic component must meet the following conditions of enrolment:

The following requirements must be organised prior to commencing Clinical practicum and be recorded in student records before students are able to undertake any Clinic sessions. All current certification needs to be valid for duration of clinic session.

  • First Aid Certificate
  • Relevant State Working with Children check
  • Police checks

Vocational Education and Training Entry Requirements

Advanced Diploma, Diploma, Certificate qualifications

  • Completion of Year 12, high school or an equivalent qualification.
  • Mature age students who have not completed Year 12 or an equivalent qualification and have relevant work or life experience that indicates they would be able to manage the course work required will be considered for admission on a case by case basis.
  • English language ability - IELTS Academic Module Overall score of 6.0 (No less than 5.5 in each band) or Equivalent.

Students enrolling in courses that have a clinic component must meet the following conditions of enrolment:

The following requirements must be organised prior to commencing Clinical practicum and be recorded in student records before students are able to undertake any Clinic sessions. All current certification needs to be valid for duration of clinic session.

  • First Aid Certificate
  • Relevant State Working with Children check
  • Police checks

English Requirements

Higher Education Courses

Higher Education applicants for whom English is an additional language must have an IELTS Academic Module overall score of 7.0 (no less than 6.5 in each band) or equivalent. This level has been set to ensure the student will have the ability to successfully engage in study. At the discretion of the College, prospective students may be required to undertake an assessment of English language at their own cost and achieve a result at least equivalent to:

  • IELTS 7.0 (overall score)
  • Pearson (PTE) Academic Score of 66 (overall score)
  • Paper based (PBT) TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 587
  • Internet based (iBT) TOEFL score of 97.

Vocational Education and Training Courses

VET applicants for whom English is an additional language must have an academic IELTS Academic Module overall score of 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in each band) or equivalent. This level has been set to ensure the student will have the ability to successfully engage in their study. At the discretion of the College, prospective students may be required to undertake an assessment of English language at their own cost and achieve a result at least equivalent to:

  • IELTS 6.0 (overall score)
  • Pearson (PTE) Academic Score of 50 (overall score)
  • Paper based (PBT) TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 537
  • Internet based (iBT) TOEFL score of 75.

English test results must be no more than two (2) years old. After provision of scores above, if it is identified that a students’ English language skills are not proficient, the student may be required to undertake a further test at the students’ cost.

Minimum Australian year 12 equivalent studies

Country Equivalent studies to Australian Year 12
Australia Year 12
Brunei GCE “A” Levels
Canada Canadian Senior High School Graduation Diploma
China Successful completion of the first year of a bachelor degree at university,
or for selected programs, meet the appropriate criteria for Gaokao
Denmark Studentereksamen
Fiji University of the South Pacific Foundation Year or successful completion of the first year of a bachelor degree at university or New Zealand bursaries
France French Baccalauréat
Germany Abitur
Hong Kong Hong Kong “A” Levels, Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
India All India Senior School Certificate; Indian School Certificate awarded by the Indian Council of School Examinations; Indian Higher Secondary School Certificates from the State Boards of Gujarat, Maharastra, West Bengal and Karnataka
Indonesia Successful completion of the first year of a bachelor degree at university
International Baccalaureate Completed diploma
Japan Successful completion of the first year of a bachelor degree at university
Malaysia Malaysian STPM or Unified Examination (UEC)
Norway Norwegian Certificate of Completion of Upper Secondary School Examinations, Vitnemal, Examen Artium, Studenteksamen, Gymnaseksamen
Pakistan Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate
Philippines Successful completion of the first year of a bachelor degree at university
Republic of Korea Successful completion of the first year of a bachelor degree at university or two years study at an approved junior college
Singapore Singapore/Cambridge “A” Levels
South Africa South African Senior Certificate since 2008 or Matriculation Certificate
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan “A” Levels
Taiwan Successful completion of the first year of a bachelor degree at university or two years study at an approved junior college
Thailand Successful completion of the first year of a bachelor degree at university
UK GCE “A” Levels
USA US High School Certificate + SAT scores; SAT + AP scores; ACT scores; or High School Diploma and AP
Vietnam Successful completion of the first year of a bachelor degree at University. Graduates from selected Gifted Secondary High Schools with a Year 12 grade of 8.0 or above will be considered for a limited number of undergraduate programs

Insurance Requirements

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is insurance to assist international students meet the costs of medical and hospital care which they may need while in Australia. OSHC also includes ambulance cover and limited pharmaceuticals.

Who has to take out OSHC?

People who must take out OSHC are overseas students undertaking formal studies in Australia and their dependents (for example, spouses and children under 18 years old).

For the purposes of OSHC, ‘overseas student’ means:

  • a person who is the holder of a student visa; or
  • a person who:
    • is an applicant for a student visa; and
    • is the holder of a bridging visa; and
    • was immediately before being granted the bridging visa, the holder of a student visa.

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship requires overseas students to maintain OSHC for the duration of time they are in Australia. For further information please visit the Department of Immigration & Citizenship website.

For more information on OSHC please visit our OSHC information page.