Essential requirements for admission
Applicants with recent secondary education
- Completion of NSW HSC (or equivalent) with a minimum Band 2 in English Standard or English EAL/D and a Band 2 in any one of the following suggested equivalent subjects including Mathematics Standard 2, Business Studies, Economics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Investigating Science, Legal Studies, Financial Services or Business Services.*
- * The Institution will not disadvantage year 12 students completing the HSC in 2020 or 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For students completing year 12 in 2020 and 2021, where results are not sufficient or available, the Institution may take into consideration results achieved in Year 11 for entry into the Institution. Applicants must have been enrolled in year 12 in 2020 or 2021 to be eligible.
Applicants with higher education study (bridging or enabling course)
- A completed higher education qualification
A minimum of four completed undergraduate subjects (an equivalent of 12 ICMS credit points)
Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
- A completed Certificate IV or above
Applicants with work and life experience
- Must demonstrate ability to undertake study at this level:
Evidence of relevant work experience such as CV/resume with at least two reference letters
Formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success.
The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at the institution. It provides data on students that commenced an undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available, including those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.
(This is a new course so these figures are based on the equivalent Diploma of Applied Business Management, offered in 2019)
“<5” – the number of students is less than 5.
N/A – Students not accepted in this category.
N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.
Course specific admission criteria can be found in the Aspire Institute institutional information.
Aspire Institute uses a non-ATAR based system for admissions and does not use ATAR adjustments in its assessments.
ATAR profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in Trimester one 2019.
|(ATAR-based offers only,|
across all offer rounds)
(Excluding adjustment factors) *
(ATAR/OP plus any adjustment factors) *
|Highest rank to receive an offer||0||0|
|Median rank to receive an offer||0||0|
|Lowest rank to receive an offer||0||0|
* “<5” – indicates less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
Other admissions options
For applicants who will be selected on a basis other than ATAR
- Early Entry
- Leadership Entry Program
- Elite Athlete/Performers
- School Recommendation Scheme (SRS)
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Aspire Institute supports the participation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people and is sensitive to ATSI knowledge and culture. To that end, Aspire welcomes ATSI applications.
Those applicants are requested to apply with any documents evidencing work experience, training, previous academic achievement or evidence that supports the applicant’s character.
The Deputy Vice-chancellor on a case-by-case basis will assess these applications
- Disability and special consideration
Aspire Institute supports the participation of applicants that may have disability, illness or family disruption and are sensitive to these circumstances. Admission to a course may be considered for applicants whose achievement has been compromised by specific situations beyond the applicant’s control, such as disability, illness or family disruption. Applications must be submitted with supporting documentation for example, a medical practitioner’s report. Admission will be determined on a case by case basis by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching).
Any supporting documentation must comply with the evidence requirements as follows: health practitioners report or letter; disability assessment report; New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) disability provisions application form; or NESA provisions approval letter.