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.

Student profile

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)

Applicant backgroundNumber of Students Trimester One 2020Percentage of all Students Trimester One 2020
(A) Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study00
(C) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
(D) Recent secondary education

  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or other adjustment factors)
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
    (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
    (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)






International students<5<5
All students5100%


“<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.

Admission criteria

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) *
Selection Rank
(ATAR/OP plus any adjustment factors) *
Highest rank to receive an offer00
Median rank to receive an offer00
Lowest rank to receive an offer00


* “<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

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.

Advanced standing/credit transfer/recognition of prior learning (RPL)

You may be entitled to credit for prior learning, whether formal or informal. Formal learning can include previous study in higher education, vocational education, or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience. Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a course.

For further information about credit transfer and recognition of prior learning or contact us