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About Admissions at AIA

AIA admits students from a range of educational pathways, not just on the basis of school results. Although an ATAR may be published for AIA courses, students can also be selected based on previous higher education or vocational education, and work experience.

Please refer to the admissions information on our individual course pages.

Offer Profile

We publish ATAR information (highest selection rank, and lowest ATAR to receive an offer) here so you can understand the ATAR requirements for entry into a particular course and whether you are likely to receive an offer if you apply.

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Student Profile

This report details the number and percentage of students who entered AIA’s undergraduate programs, to provide you with an indication of the likely peer cohort of new students at the Institution. 

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Inherent Requirements

None of AIA courses have additional inherent requirements beyond the entry requirements on the individual course pages.

Undergraduate courses

Admission to undergraduate courses is based on an entrance rank. Some courses may have additional or alternative requirements, see the individual course pages for more information.

A rank can be achieved as follows:

Current Year 12 students Admissions Office will use the rank from an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank). An ATAR can be achieved by completing Year 12 in an Australian secondary school.
Previous Year 12 students Results from completing secondary study in Australia in previous years will be converted to an ATAR equivalent. This rank is used to determine an applicant’s eligibility.
Other Australian qualifications Applicants can also receive a rank from other study. This study can include tertiary study, special admission tests and enabling programs. The highest level of success in a qualification (ATAR or tertiary course Grade Point Average) is used to calculate a rank. A minimum of two years full-time equivalent study must be undertaken for the tertiary study to be considered. Two years full-time equivalent study in a tertiary level course overrides any secondary level and bridging level qualifications.
Work experience Work experience can also be considered in determining a rank. The skill level of this work experience is determined by the information available on the ANZSCO (Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations) website.
Overseas qualifications Study overseas can be used to calculate a rank. The overseas qualification can be assessed by AIA using the AEI-NOOSR (Australian Education International – National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition) Country Education Profile (CEP) online service.

Approved Undergraduate Admission Schemes

Students who wish to apply for consideration under the schemes below can request ‘Special Consideration’ through the Registrar’s Office.

Applicants who do not meet the normal entry requirements may be eligible for an adjustment to their admission selection rank through the awarding of additional points. These applicants then compete on academic merit for the places available.

The categories of available additional points and maximums available for each category as follows:

▪ Educational Access Scheme (EAS) = maximum 10 points

▪ AIA Priority Group = maximum 5 points even when more than one group is applicable.

▪ Overall, the total maximum additional points allowed is 15.

1. Educational Access Scheme (Maximum 10 points)

a) The Educational Access Scheme (EAS) assists immediate and recent school leavers of good academic potential whose education has been disrupted or disadvantaged and who, consequently, may not gain entrance to the degree course of their choice.

b) This scheme considers disabilities and/or disadvantages experienced by applicants in Years 11 and 12, or equivalent. If successful, this consideration will lead to additional points on their entrance rank. The degree of disadvantage determines the number of additional points awarded.

c) Additional points are awarded under this scheme to assist students from remote or regional schools.

d) To be considered for additional points under EAS the applicant must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia, or a holder of an Australian permanent resident humanitarian visa.

2. AIA Priority Group (Maximum 5 points)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

All applicants who are identified as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples are awarded five additional points.

3. Other Special Consideration

Any applicant who believes they have been disadvantaged and ineligible for assistance through one of the above schemes may make written application to the Analytics Institute of Australia seeking Other Special Consideration.

Students requesting Other Special Consideration will have their application reviewed by the Registrar in consultation with the Academic Dean. Upon consultation, and if deemed appropriate, the Registrar may award additional points to a maximum of 10 points.

Students will not normally be entitled to assistance from one of the EAS or AIA Priority Group admission schemes and additionally also be granted Other Special Consideration.

English Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who have completed a minimum 2 years of equivalent coursework from an Australian School/Institute/University/College will be considered to have met the English language proficiency requirements.

 Study undertaken online or by distance education does not count towards meeting the English language proficiency requirements.

Meeting English Proficiency Requirements through an English Language Test:

IELTS Academic TOEFL IBT Pearson Test of Academic English Cambridge English Scale Occupational English Test
6.0 overall with no band score less than 5.5 Overall score of 60 with R:13, L:12, S:18, W:21 50 with no skill score below 50 169 with no sub-score below 169 No grade lower than ‘C’ in any of the sub-tests

Applicants who completed their primary degree in a language other than English and are now permanent Australian residents may also be required to undertake an English Language Proficiency test prior to admission.

Find out other accepted forms of English testing, previous study or qualifications recognised by AIA.