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Experience Based Entry Scheme

Our Experience Based Entry Scheme allows you to be considered for entry to an undergraduate course through an assessment of your ability to succeed in higher education. This is based on a portfolio of evidence.

School leavers

You can use the Experience Based Entry Scheme if you're currently in Year 12 and:

  • you had a near-miss ATAR for your chosen course


  • you haven’t generated an ATAR, but you've passed 3 ATAR subjects


  • you've completed WACE
  • you meet the English competency requirements
  • you satisfy any prerequisites for the course you want to apply for

If you're in Year 12

If you’re an ATAR student seeking admission for Semester 1, please submit your course application via TISC.

The portfolio documentation then needs to be submitted using our online admission system, quoting your TISC ID number and your date of birth.

We recommend you have the University Preparation course as one of your preferences.

If you don’t have an ATAR, but satisfy English competency, please submit your application and documentation using our online admission system.

If you're not currently in Year 12

Your previous qualifications and education will be assessed as part of your application. For example:

  • previous ATAR, TEE, TER or TAE results
  • results for the multiple choice component of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test
  • qualifications from TAFE, private colleges or accredited training courses
  • relevant work experience

Your application

Please include:

  • Introductory letter – explaining why you want to attend university and the reasons why you‘ve chosen a course, plus your future career goals. It should communicate your commitment, preparation to study and motivation to be successful.
  • Resume – outlining your work experience to date, including details of paid work and any voluntary positions you’ve filled.
  • Academic records – outlining your education to date, including secondary schooling and things like leadership programs, sports coaching, umpiring accreditation, TAFE or Registered Training Organisation qualifications, industry training/accreditation, or workplace training.
  • Referees – include a minimum of two written references, with at least one being a professional/work/school reference.

NoteAn interview may also be required as part of our assessment.