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 - Academic
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.
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, which may include a criminal history check in some states.
Higher Education applicants who identify with ESL must have an academic IELTS score of 6.5 or 7.0, depending on the course. These levels have been set to ensure the student will have the ability to successfully engage in study. At the discretion of the College, prospective students who demonstrate difficulty with English during their course admission process may also be required to undertake an assessment of English language at their own cost and, depending on the course of enrolment, achieve a result at least equivalent to:
Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) and Bachelor of Complementary Medicine
- IELTS 6.5 (overall score)
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE 176-184)
- Pearson (PTE) Academic Score of 58 (overall score)
- Paper based (PBT) TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550
- Internet based (iBT) TOEFL score of 87.
All other Bachelor degrees
- IELTS 7.0 (overall score)
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE 185-190)
- 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 95.
Minimum Australian year 12 equivalent studies
|Country||Equivalent studies to Australian Year 12|
|Brunei||GCE “A” Levels|
|Canada||Canadian Senior High School Graduation Diploma|
Successful completion of the first year of a bachelor degree at university,
or for selected programs, meet the appropriate criteria for Gaokao
|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|
|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|
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.
Contact our International Student Team for more information:
- +61 3 9655 9553