Admissions

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 (for Diploma) or 6.0 (for Bachelor) or equivalent

Applicants are encouraged to begin this process well in advance of intended start date to allow adequate time for processing of documentation. Please contact AIT Admission Office at +61 2 9211 8399(Sydney) +61 3 9005 2328 (Melbourne) or email international@ait.edu.au for more information.

 

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.

How To Apply

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:

Interview

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:

Acceptance

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.

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. 

Scholarships

Every year, AIT awards amazing students who demonstrate their extraordinary work ethic and talent when applying to study with us. Scholarships are an important step to recognising excellence amongst our students and rewarding the creative minds of those undertaking a Bachelor program at AIT

initiAIT Scholarship for commencing students

Three Recipients of this Scholarship for Sydney and three for Melbourne will be awarded an $8,000 discount off the tuition fees of their study in either the Bachelor of Interactive Media, Bachelor of Digital Design or Bachelor of Information Technology (Mobile Applications Development, or Games Programming).

Applications for this initiAIT close on 23rd February for March 2018 intake, 22nd June for July 2018 intake and 19th October for October 2018 intake.

→ Find out more

Creative Minds Scholarship for current students

In 2018, we’re awarding our current students based on their study commitments and achievements. Three students from Sydney and three from Melbourne will be awarded a 50% discount from the fee of their upcoming term in either the Bachelor of Interactive Media, Bachelor of Digital Design or Bachelor of Information Technology (Mobile Applications Development, or Games Programming).

→ Find out more

Fees and Finance plans

AIT is an approved provider of FEE HELP courses for all of our higher education diplomas as well bachelors.

What is FEE-HELP?

FEE-HELP is a loan scheme, provided by the government, that assists eligible students in the payment of part of all of their tuition fees.

Over their lifetime, eligible students may borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit. For students applying at AIT, the limit is currently $100,879 (this amount is subject to change). In addition, there is a one-off loan fee of 25%, imposed by the government, for undergraduate courses of study.

The government directly pays AIT the amount of the loan, and students (that is you) pay it back through the Australian taxation system once their annual income reaches the minimum repayment threshold. This amount is subject to change annually, you may view the threshold here. For the 2016-2017 income year the threshold is $54,869.

FEE-HELP loans don’t attract interest but a CPI increase is applied every June 1st for amounts that have been unpaid for 11 months or more.

Read more about FEE-HELP here: http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/StudyAssist/

Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

You are eligible for FEE-HELP if:

  • you meet the citizenship and residency requirements:
    • you are an Australian citizen or a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency criteria and who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to your course; OR
    • you are a permanent humanitarian visa holder who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit; OR
    • you are a permanent visa holder who is undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of the study;

You must also be enrolled in an eligible unit of study by the census date for that unit and must not have exceeded the FEE-HELP limit.

Who Studies At AIT

When you study at AIT, you become a part of our family. Everyone is welcome at AIT. Click here to view an infographic of our student profiles and graduate outcomes for all of our courses.