Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements:

  • Students over the age of 21 are admitted as mature aged students upon applying and require only legal documentation
  • Students under the age of 21 with a completed Year 12 certificate or equivalent are admitted upon proof of graduation
  • Students under the age of 21 without a completed year 12 certificate must be interviewed by the AIT admissions team where admission will be assessed on the basis of relevant work experience or creative portfolio. These students must be able to demonstrate the skills and capabilities to succeed in this course as deemed by AIT admissions team;
  • Alternative entry may be available in certain circumstances (e.g. You have evidence of having completed another qualification such as a Certificate II )

Please note, the minimum age for students undertaking this course is 17 years of age.

This course is only for permanent residents or citizens of Australia, based in Australia.

For further questions about admissions and entry requirements please contact us at

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) of previous education and experience will be assessed on a case by case basis by Head Teacher

Census Dates

The census date is the last date you can withdraw from a subject without being financially liable i.e. having to pay for the subject. If you correctly withdraw from a study block by the census date, you will not incur a HELP debt. If you are using FEE‑HELP, your FEE-HELP limit will not be reduced if you withdraw by the census date. If you have paid your tuition fees up-front, you may be entitled to a refund.

→ Download Census Dates

Enrolment Procedure

Step 1:

Prepare your documents

Make sure you have the following documents ready:

  • Tax file number (for applying for FEE HELP)
  • FEE HELP (if applicable)


Step 2:

Fill out the online application form.

→ Apply Online 

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:

Confirmation of Enrollment

After receiving your Confirmation of Enrollment, you will receive an email inviting you to your online learning platform, Canvas. Here, you will also receive a copy of your course handbook


Step 5:

Online learning platform access

You will be given an access to Canvas - the online learning platform in order to start your exciting journey with us. Once you accept the Canvas invitation, your Educator will be in contact to ensure you are all set up to succeed.

Fees and Finance plans

$17,600 AUD (2 blocks of study, each = $8,800)

Payment options:

  • FEE-HELP in two study periods (see other question for more info about FEE-HELP)
  • One full instalment of $17,600 (Credit Card, PayPal)
  • Two instalment payments of $8,880 made before commencing each study period (Credit Card, PayPal)
    • First instalment must be paid before commencing the first study period
    • 2nd and 3rd at the completion of study period 1


  • Computer or Laptop
  • Connection to the Internet
  • Subscription to Adobe Suite CC ($16.99 per month with Student ID. Your ID will be provided with completion of enrollment)
  • Access to scanner or camera for uploading artwork to the blog and Canvas
  • Printing costs (approximately $20)
  • Art supplies (approximately $50)
  • sketchbook or visual diary – A4 or A3 (plain paper – No lines)
  • pencils (HB, 2B)
  • eraser (normal and/or putty eraser)
  • ruler 30cm
  • sharpener
  • watercolour set (cake or tube)
  • soft watercolour brush
  • Felt tip pens (Artline)
  • coloured pencils (alternatively chalk pastels, oil pastels) (optional)


Wacom graphics tablet ranging in cost from $90 for a small one to $300 for a medium size) is optional, good to have for design work, but not essential for this course.