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4. Requirements To Gain Entry To A Course

4.1 To gain entry to a course an applicant must -

  1. make application through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre or directly to Australian Catholic University, in accordance with required timelines and the application procedures for that course;
  2. satisfy the minimum eligibility score required for admission to study at Australian Catholic University;1
  3. satisfy any general entry requirements of the University together with specific prerequisite requirements for the course, as specified in the relevant Schedule to these Rules; these may include satisfying other criteria such as achievement in specified prerequisite subjects, interview, folio, audition and/or submission of any required supplementary information;
  4. obtain an entry score or rank equal to or above the cut-off for the quota in that course in that offer round; and
  5. be offered, and accept within the prescribed time, a place within the course.

4.2 Unless otherwise stated in the course rules, for undergraduate courses the prerequisite requirement is completion of the required studies at year 12 level, or equivalent including the following specific requirements for the respective states/territory2

  1. Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales: Higher School Certificate or equivalent with a minimum Performance Band of three in Category A courses;
  2. Queensland: Queensland Certificate of Education or equivalent with a year 12 exit rating of at least Sound Achievement (SA) after four semesters of study or after the Queensland External Senior examination in any prerequisite subject;
  3. Victoria: A Victorian Certificate of Education or equivalent including required studies at years 11 and/or 12 with a minimum of Units 3 and 4 and a study score at the nominated minimum level in any prerequisite subject.

4.3 The University may refuse admission to a qualified applicant if -

  1. the limit on available places is exceeded; or
  2. there are not appropriate and sufficient personnel, resources or number of students to enable the course to be offered; or
  3. there are other restrictions or limitations applying to the course.

1 At present the minimum eligibility score for any bachelor degree course on any campus is as set out below; lower qualifications may be acceptable for Associate Degree, Diploma or non-award courses.

NSW/ACT: ATAR or rank 55
Queensland: OP 19 or rank 55
Victoria: ENTER 55

2Applicants for special entry may also be considered on the basis of demonstrated equivalent knowledge, skills and/or competencies; an interview may be required (see Rule 9).