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Portfolio applicants

Our Portfolio entry pathway assesses your students' ability to succeed in higher education based on a portfolio of evidence.

What do applicants need to supply?

Applicants need to include an introductory letter, a resume, two written references and copies of any certificates, awards or academic records.

An interview may also be required as part of the assessment.

  • Introductory letter
    Should be an explanation of why they want to attend university; the reasons and motivation behind the course they have chosen and their future career goals.
    The letter should reflect their commitment, preparation to study and motivation to be successful.
  • Resume
    Should outline all their work experience to date. It should include details of paid work and any voluntary positions you have filled.
  • Academic Records
    Should outline all their education to date, including: secondary schooling, leadership programs, sports coaching, umpiring accreditation, TAFE/Registered Training Organisation (RTO) qualifications, Industry training/accreditation, workplace training
  • Referees
    Should include a minimum of two written references, with at least one of these referees a professional / work / school reference

Courses not accepting applications through this pathway:

  • Bachelor of Aviation
  • Bachelor of Creative Industries - Screen Studies major
  • Bachelor of Engineering Courses
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical)
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) Honours
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Honours
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & Environmental)
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Environmental) Honours
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) / Bachelor of Computer Science
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) Honours / Bachelor of Computer Science
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Communications)
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Communications) Honours
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Power)
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Power) Honours
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Instrumentation Control and Automation)
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Instrumentation, Control and Automation) Honours
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Marine and Offshore Systems) Honours
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) / Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports)
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) Honours / Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports)
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) Honours
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics)
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) Honours
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture)
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) Honours
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Ocean Engineering)
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Ocean Engineering) Honours
    • Bachelor of Engineering Science
    • Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Business
    • Bachelor of Engineering Honours / Bachelor of Business
    • Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Laws
  • All Bachelor of Laws single and double degrees:
    • Bachelor of Laws
    • Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
    • Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts - double degree
    • Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Business - double degree
    • Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Criminology and Justice - double degree
    • Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Psychological Science - double degree
  • Bachelor of Science (Aviation)
  • Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science & Rehabilitation)
  • Bachelor of Science (Nursing) / Bachelor of Science (Midwifery) - double degree
  • Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy)
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology
  • Bachelor of Technology (Aeronautical)

How to apply

Semester 1

If they are an ATAR student, they need to submit their application via the Tertiary Institution Service Centre (TISC). Otherwise they need to submit their application and documentation directly to us, using our Online Admission System.

Semester 2 (Mid-year)

They need to submit their application and documentation directly to us, using our Online Admission System.


Important dates

2014

2015

  •  2 January: Closing date for portfolio applications to be considered in Second Round Offers
  • 16 January: First Round Offers on Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC)
  • 21 January: Closing date for applications via Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC)
  • 28 January: Closing date for applications to study the University Preparation Course (Education Assistant) on campus commencing S1 2015
  • 3 February: Second Round Offers on Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC)
  • 6 February:
    • Closing date for applications to the Screen Studies major within the Bachelor of Creative Industries
    • Closing date for applications to Business Honours courses to commence S1 2015: Bachelor of Business Honours, Bachelor of Tourism Management Honours, Bachelor of Event Sport & Recreation Management Honours, Bachelor of Hospitality Management Honours, Bachelor of Sport Management Honours
  • 9 - 20 February: Orientation for most courses (refer to the course for more information)
  • 13 February 2015:
    • Closing date for Biology, Chemistry & Environmental Science Honours to commence S1 2015: Bachelor of Science (Applied & Analytical Chemistry) Honours, Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences) Honours, Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management) Honours
    • Closing date for Communications & Arts Honours to commence S1 2015: Bachelor of Arts Honours, Bachelor of Communications Honours, Bachelor of Creative Industries Honours
    • Closing date for Computer & Security Science Honours courses to commence S1 2015: Bachelor of Computer Science Honours, Bachelor of Information Technology Honours, Bachelor of Science (Security) Honours
    • Closing date for Engineering & Technology Honours courses to commence S1 2015 (does not include the Bachelor of Engineering Honours courses): Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) Honours
    • Closing date for Law & Justice Honours courses to commence S1 2015: Bachelor of Criminology & Justice Honours
    • Closing date for Occupational Therapy Honours courses: Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) Honours
    • Closing date for Social Science Honours courses to commence S1 2015: Bachelor of Social Science Honours
  • 15 February 2015: Closing date for receipt of portfolio documentation to support portfolio applications
  • 23 February: Semester 1 starts for most courses (refer to the course for more information)
  • (Date TBA) March: Applications to courses commencing Semester 2 2015 will open, check our mid-year entry page for more information
  • 13 - 24 July: Orientation for most courses (refer to the course for more information)
  • 27 July: Semester 2 starts for most courses (refer to the course for more information)
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