Entry Requirements

Academic Entry Requirements:

  • Successful completion of senior high school equivalent to Australian Year 12 level of education.
  • A minimum level of achievement is expected for direct entry into a Bachelor Degree.
  • Students without Year 12 level of education may enter Diploma level study with the completion of a Certificate II or above.
  • Compulsory overseas student health insurance which may be purchased from AIT & paid with the initial enrolment payment.
  • Applicants must attend an interview in person or by telephone with AIT’s admissions staff. This may be arranged via Skype.

English Entry requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent

Applicants are encouraged to begin this process well in advance of intended start date to allow adequate time for processing of documentation. Applicants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian sign all admission agreements. Please contact AIT Admission Office at +61 2 9211 8399(Sydney) or email


What if I don’t meet the English requirement?

Don’t worry. Students who do not meet the English requirements (e.g. IELTS 5.5) are still encouraged to apply. Depending on your English ability, we may request you to take up additional English studies delivered by an approved English provider prior to commencement of your AIT course.

Enrolment Procedure

Step 1:

Make sure that you have the following documents ready:

  • Copy of passport and current Australian visa (if in Australia)
  • Academic qualification or transcript (if applicable, if not present you may apply with an interview & portfolio submission)
  • English proficiency results (IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL etc.)

All your documents must be certified and in English.


Step 2:

Submit your application

→ Download Paper Application Form 
→ Apply via agent 

Step 3:


Once we receive your application, you will be contacted within one business day by one of our friendly student enrolment adviser or admissions staff to arrange a suitable time for interview. Interview in person or via telephone/Skype.

Step 4:

Letter of Offer

A formal letter of offer will be provided to you in person or sent to your nominated email address and/or home address if you successfully pass the entry requirements and an interview.


Step 5:


You will need to sign the Acceptance Letter and once the tuition fee payment is confirmed, your seat will be reserved and classes will be allocated. You will receive your Student Welcome Pack with confirmation of your enrolment and information on your Orientation Day.


Step 6:

Orientation Day

Come to the orientation day and enjoy the first interaction with your teachers and classmates.

Application Resources
Streamline Visa Processing

The Academy of Information Technology (AIT) has received approval from the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection to participate in Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) arrangements.

Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) enables eligible higher education providers to assess visa applications as though they have a lower immigration risk, regardless of your passport country.

Assessment Level 1 students can continue to apply to AIT through our standard International Application process.

Student Assessment Guidelines have been developed for agents to undertake certain checks for students applying from assessment Level 2 and 3 countries as a means of meeting the requirements under our SVP arrangements.

For more information on SVP, please contact our International Office on

How does SVP affect my application?

Students from assessment level 1 countries can continue to apply to AIT as normal.

AIT is required to ensure that students from assessment level 2 and 3 countries are genuine students who have access to sufficient funds to support themselves and any accompanying dependants during their course of study. This will require all students who receive an offer to read and sign a Streamlined Visa Processing Declaration form as part of their acceptance.

I’m an international student, can I apply direct to AIT for SVP?

AIT will only accept international student applications from our agent list.

Applicant Eligibiliy Checklist


Have all original or certified* copies of academic, English language and employment history declaration been provided?

*if originals are not provided, all copies must be officially certified as true and correct

Financial Requirements

The Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection recommend the following as a minimum annual requirement for students to cover the cost of living in Australia:

Expenses Per Person Amount required in AUD
Travel Applicant Return airfare to Australia
  Family Members One return airfare to Australia per person
Tuition Applicant Course fees
  School-age AUD8000 per year
  children aged 5-18 AUD8000 per year
Living Applicant AUD18 610 per year
  Partner AUD6515 per year
  First child AUD3720 per year
  Each other child AUD2790 per year

The following documents will be accepted as evidence of Financial Capacity:

  • Pay slips in the name of the student or the person providing the financial support to the student;
  • Bank statements in the name of the student or the person providing the financial support to the student;
  • Official statement on interest earned from investments;
  • Business registration papers;
  • Business income statements;
  • Bank statements showing the amount of available credit for a loan;
  • A statement from the person providing financial support to the student, declaring financial capacity.
  • Applicants will also be required to complete the Financial Declaration Form.

Application Submission

Once completed, applications can be submitted to AIT for assessment.


Successful applicants will be issued an offer letter outlining student requirements.


Upon acceptance of their offer, students must provide:

  • Signed offer letter
  • Signed declaration of financial capacity
  • Minimum payment
  • Any additional required documentation as stated in offer

Issuing COE

Once completed, AIT will then issue the COE. The student may then submit their Form 157A to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.


Accommodation is not available on campus, however AIT Student Services can assist students with finding the suitable accommodation options. There are a variety of accommodation options such as homestay (single or shared), hostels, hotels, student accommodation and serviced apartments.

Here are some useful accommodation links:


Homestay is a cultural exchange between a local individual or family (called a Host) and a visiting international student. The student lives as a guest in the home. As a student you should expect to be provided with your basic needs including your own room, food and space to study. Over the period of your time together the host will assist you to become familiar with the local area and customs in a relaxed and friendly household setting.


Australian hostels are a fun and cheap option for accommodation in Australia. Australian hostels have high standards, are clean and are conveniently located close to the city.

Shared Accommodation:

Find like minded people looking for roommates with the following websites.


Rental Accommodation:

If you are looking to rent your own place, most available rental properties can be viewed on the following sites.

Student Accommodation:

There are many purpose built specialist student living lodges that provide affordable living solutions near major education sites. These student lodges are internationally recognised and nationwide, giving students access to fully furnished and conveniently located accommodation. AIT is located close to many student accommodation sites that provide fun communities for international and domestic students looking to live close to campus.

Village Living Australia has modern affordable accommodation in Sydney, and offers great discounts to our students. VLA have properties to suit every taste and budget, catering to both international and domestic students.

Accommodations range from self-contained studio apartments starting from $200 per week, to private and dormitory style rooms in share housing from $162 per week. Short or long term leases can be made available depending on your needs and further discounts for students who require more permanent housing can be arranged.

Be sure to mention you are an AIT student to receive any special promotions that may be on offer.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is where a student's previous work and informal learning experiences are recognised through a formal assessment process. 

This results in a student potentially being granted credit for subjects in their course of enrollment. The cost of RPL is $100 application fee (non refundable) and where RPL is granted, the cost of the subject/unit is 30% of the normal tuition fee. 

Please speak to Student Services for more information or how to apply for RPL. 

Census Dates
2018 Important Dates Term 1 - B18 Term 2 - D18 Term 3 - F18
Orientation Week 12/03/2018 09/07/2018 29/10/2018
Classes Commence 19/03/2018 16/07/2018 05/10/2018
Census Date 09/04/2018 06/08/2018 26/11/2018
Mid term intake 07/05/2018 03/09/2018 07/01/2019
Mid term census date 18/05/2018 14/09/2018 18/01/2019
Mid term session ends 24/06/2018 21/10/2018 24/02/2019
End of Term 24/06/2018 21/10/2018 24/02/2019

Note: Christmas break is 24th of December – 06 Jan

2019 Important Dates Term 1 - B19 Term 2 - D19 Term 3 - F19
Orientation Week 11/03/2019 08/07/2019 28/10/2019
Classes Commence 18/03/2019 15/07/2019 04/11/2019
Census Date 08/04/2019 05/08/2019 25/11/2019
Mid term intake 06/05/2019 02/09/2019 06/01/2020
Mid term census date 17/05/2019 13/09/2019 17/01/2020
Mid term session ends 23/06/2019 20/10/2019 23/02/2020
End of Term 23/06/2019 20/10/2019 23/02/2020

The Accelerated Bachelor program includes Term 3. Students studying the Standard Bachelor program will not study during term 3.

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