Undergrad Admission

Undergrad Admission

For students seeking enrolment to the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts, Diploma of Liberal Arts or Diploma of Classical Languages


Admission overview

Apply direct

Applications to study at Campion College are made directly i.e. not through a third party such as UAC. We do not charge an application fee and we do not have a cap on admissions.

Processing time

The admission process can take up to 10 working days (provided that you have submitted a complete application).

Key dates and deadlines

Campion College has two intakes per year.

2024 intakes are as follows:

  • Semester 1 begins Monday 26 February 2024
  • Semester 2 begins Monday 29 July 2024

There are no specific deadlines for applying and enrolling to commence study in a given semester. However:

  • Your enrolment must be complete before the census date of the semester in which you are commencing study
  • You must apply in time to meet the minimum attendance requirements for the units you are studying
  • Students wishing to apply for 2024 enrolment as part of the Early Offer Scheme must apply by 8 October 2023.

Applicants need not wait to complete their current schooling/education in order to start an application i.e. you are welcome to apply before you receive your high school results or TAFE/university transcript.



Determine your admission pathway

Campion College has a number of admission pathways. The pathway relevant to you will be determined by your academic background.

Please click on the drop-down below titled ‘Applicant background’ to view academic entry requirements for new students.

If you meet the minimum standard as specified, you will be be eligible for Standard Admission which will require you to complete Steps 1-3 of the application process as outlined on this page.

Additional pathways exist for Educational Access Scheme and Provisional Enrolment. Further information is included in the drop-down menus below.

GroupingDescriptionAcademic entry requirements Minimum standard
Group A.

Higher Education Study
Applicants whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course.

Includes study at university and non-university higher education providers, whether recent (such as students seeking to transfer to another higher education provider or changing course at the same provider) or some time ago.
Higher Education Course (HEP)One complete semester of study.
Includes students who have completed a bridging or enabling course delivered by or on behalf of a higher education provider.Bridging or enabling courseSuccessful completion
Group B.

Vocation education training (VET) study
Applicants whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course.

This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider.
Vocational Education Training (VET)One complete semester of study in a Certificate IV (AQF 4) from Augustine Academy
Group C.

Work and Life Experience
Applicants who have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary study. These applicants will be required to sit either the STAT or the SATs, or may complete online courses delivered or endorsed by Campion College.

Applicants who have completed their education through the Western Civilization Foundation Great Books Program.

Applicants who left secondary education more than two years previously (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then. “Experience” could include a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education. Includes mature age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) or the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

Special Tertiary Admissions Test
Minimum score varies annually, but must be equivalent to an ATAR of 70. Currently this is:
Written English: 140
Q or V Score: 140

Applicants must register for the STAT Written English and STAT Multiple Choice tests.

formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test or Scholastic Assessment Test
Minimum score: 1575 (equivalent to an ATAR of 70)

Applicants must register for the standard SAT test, which must include the following components:

(1) Evidence Based Reading and Writing
(a) Reading Test
(b) Writing and Language Test

(2) Maths
Angelicum Academy Great Books ProgramSuccessful completion of two years.
Introduction to Western Civilisation (Campion College) Successful completion
Parousia AcademySuccessful completion of at least three courses.
OtherAdmitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories.
Group D.


Recent Secondary Education

Applicants whose admission is based mostly on secondary education undertaken at school, TAFE or other VET or higher education provider (Australian or overseas equivalent) that was (or will be) completed either in the current year or within the previous two years. For example, data for ‘recent secondary education’ cohorts that commenced higher education in 2024 would include those students who completed secondary education in 2023, 2022 and 2021. This group includes students who may have undertaken or completed some VET or higher education study while still at school. Includes applicants whose secondary education was undertaken interstate or overseas.

Domestic applicants with overseas qualifications.

Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank

Overall Position
OP 14
Early Offer SchemeSchool Reports, School Recommendation and either ATAR 70 or OP 14
Educational Access SchemeATAR 65
Provisional EntryAssessed case-by-case: see below
International BaccaluareateEquivalent to ATAR 70
(Based on ACTAC annual recommendations)

Campion’s Early Offer Scheme allows Year 12 students and non-high school leavers to receive an early offer to study at Campion in 2024, as well as automatic consideration for a scholarship in your first semester as part of this scheme. We can support you in receiving either a conditional offer or a standard offer between 1 May – 8 Oct 2023, providing confidence and reassurance that your place at Campion in 2024 is secure.

As part of your application, you will need to submit a written statement and community recommendation. Additionally, you will undertake an interview with one of our academics. These stages in the process will allow you to demonstrate your readiness for tertiary study, your commitment to the liberal arts tradition and your potential to make meaningful contributions to the Campion College community based on your previous educational, vocational and community involvement.

Early Offer Scheme applications close 8 October 2023. Click here to find out more. 

Category Example
Disrupted schooling • Attending different secondary schools during senior years
• Moving interstate after Year 11
• Disruption to final year studies due to COVID-19
Financial hardship • Receiving Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY
• Parent or guardian receiving Job Keeper or Job Seeker for at least three months from March 2020 onwards
• Receiving other Centrelink means-tested benefits
Home environment • Death of an immediate family member/close friend
• Life-threatening/severe illness of an immediate family member/close friend
• Divorce or separation of parents or applicant
Personal illness/disability • Disability or long-term medical condition
Rural or regional schooling • Attended a rural or regional school during Year 11 and/or 12
School environment • Studying Year 12 subjects through distance education

Students wishing to apply for admission via EAS should complete Steps 1-3 of the application process as outlined on this page. In addition, you must also fill out an EAS application form, available via this link.

For more information, please contact study@campion.edu.au.

Applicants whose academic background falls below the minimum entry required for admission may be considered for Provisional Enrolment.

The applicant must be able to demonstrate their potential to succeed at Campion College.

Applicants admitted as provisional students enrol in three units in their first semester – two units chosen from the standard first year subjects and STU101 Study Skills, a bridging subject designed to strengthen basic study skills.

Provisional students can progress to full Standard Enrolment if they achieve at least two Pass or one Credit results.

For further information or to apply for provisional enrolment, please contact study@campion.edu.au.

The online short course Introduction to Western Civilisation provides a solid foundation for your tertiary studies in the liberal arts. It is an alternative entry pathway for students seeking admission to our three-year Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts or one-year Diploma of Liberal Arts.

The short course is self-paced and delivered through an online learning portal containing 13 pre-recorded lectures. This means you can start at any time and study at your own pace.

Click here to learn more.



Step 1: Apply

Your application consists of four main components.

Click here to complete the Application Form

The drop-down menu titled ‘Applicant background’ (above) lists the minimum academic requirements for admission to Campion College.

Use the Applicant Background table to determine which information you need to supply for your academic transcript, for example:

  • ATAR, OP or IB score
  • Higher education (university or VET) transcript
  • STAT or SAT results

Campion College requires certified documents to complete your enrolment (see drop-down menu at the bottom of this page titled ‘Certifying Documents’ for more information). You are permitted to submit electronic/non-certified documents with your application form on the understanding that certified copies must be provided at a later date.

All applicants are required to submit a written statement. The purpose of the written statement is to assess your academic writing ability.

Applicants may choose between two tasks, each 1000 words in length.

Task 1: A reflective task that outlines your reasons for seeking a place at Campion College, reflecting upon educational, work and/or other experiences


Task 2: An analytical task that may be any piece of written work that you believe demonstrates your written and analytical skills, with the ability to construct an argument. This may be an essay or a piece of work you have previously submitted for another purpose.

Domestic students are required to upload their academic transcript and written statement with their online application form. Click here to apply.


International applicants are required to upload a different application form. Click here for more information.

Once you have submitted your application form (including written statement and academic transcript), you will be contacted to schedule a 15-minute interview with a member of the academic staff.

The interview provides an opportunity for Campion College to assess your:

  • Knowledge of, and interest, in the Liberal Arts;
  • Understanding of course expectations;
  • Commitment to study;
  • Reading interests;
  • Commitment to College life.

It also gives you an opportunity to seek more information about the course and student life at the College.

Where possible, interviews are conducted face-to-face. Otherwise, an interview may be conducted via Skype or over the phone.


Step 2: Receive your offer

Once your application is complete, it will be assessed by the Dean of Studies.

Successful applicants will receive a Letter of Offer via email.

Unsuccessful applicants will be notified via email.

Applicants who are dissatisfied with the outcome of their admission may follow normal grievance procedures to appeal against the decision.


Step 3: Enrol

If you receive a Letter of Offer, you will be required to enrol within two months of the date on your Letter of Offer.

Undergrad enrolment form



Once you have enrolled, you will be able to apply for the following:

Campion College’s student accommodation facilities are all on-site, located within the grounds of the College.

There are two kinds of student accommodation available at the College: residential dormitories and residential houses. Rooms in both kinds of accommodation are available to male and female residential students.

The male and female residential dormitories are entirely separate from one another, being situated on opposite sides of the College’s main building.

The male and female residential houses are also separate from one another, although in close proximity to one another.

Please refer to the College Accommodation page here for further information.

Campion College is committed to making the study of a higher education in the Liberal Arts as accessible as possible.

To this end, it provides various means of financial assistance to students.

Please refer to the Scholarships and Bursaries pages for further information.

Campion College provides the opportunity for students to apply to have prior learning considered for credit towards a Campion College course.

In cases where a student has prior learning that is related to assessable components of a Campion College course, the College gives such a student the opportunity to apply for this learning to contribute directly to the completion of the Campion course in question.

Forms of prior learning include previous study from recognised tertiary organisations, relevant work or life experience or courses undertaken outside a recognised tertiary education organisation.

The RPL and Academic Credit application form can be found here. The completed form should be sent to admissions@campion.edu.au.

Applications will be assessed by the Dean of studies. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within 10 working days.

Newly-enrolled students may apply for a Leave of Absence i.e. postponing the commencement of their studies for a period of up to two semesters (one year).

If you are newly-enrolled but would like to take Leave of Absence, complete the Variation of Enrolment form and send it to admissions@campion.edu.au.

The College will contact you to confirm the approval of your request, and to keep you informed about the important dates and deadlines pertaining to the future commencement of your studies.


Further Information

What is a Certified Document?
These are copies of official documents, which authorised officers have verified as true copies of the original.

Who can certify a document?

Only authorised officers can certify documents. These include:

  • Justice of the Peace (JP)
  • Pharmacist
  • Australia Post Office personnel
  • Barrister or solicitor
  • Member of the clergy
  • Full-time primary, secondary or tertiary teacher
  • Registered medical practitioner

How should an authorised officer certify a document?
Before certifying a document, the authorised officer must ensure that each page being certified is an identical copy of the original.

The authorised officer Certification must include the following:

I certify that this is a true copy of the document produced to me on (date)
Qualification (e.g. JP, Pharmacist)
Contact details

How do I submit a certified document?
Certified documents must be posted or delivered in person to the Admissions Office. Certified documents cannot be sent by email or online.

If you were home-schooled for some or all of your secondary education, you may be eligible to apply for admission to Campion College.


STAT (Special Tertiary Admissions Test) & SAT

If you did not receive a formal secondary-level qualification (e.g., a Higher School Certificate, Victorian Certificate of Education or Queensland Certificate of Education) upon finishing your secondary education, you may become eligible to apply for admission to Campion College by completing the STAT (Special Tertiary Admission Test) or SAT.

For more information about the STAT, please see here.

For more information about the SAT, please see here.


Great Books Program at The Angelicum Academy

It possible to become eligible to apply for admission to Campion College by completing two years of the Angelicum Academy’s four-year online Great Books Program.

For more information, please see here and here on the Angelicum Academy’s website.


Certificate IV in the Liberal Arts at the Augustine Academy

If you are currently completing your secondary education via home-schooling, it is possible to become eligible to apply for admission to Campion College by completing the one-year  (full-time) Certificate IV in the Liberal Arts at the Augustine Academy in Razorback NSW.

For more information, please see the Augustine Academy’s website here.


Parousia Academy

Students who have completed a minimum of three courses offered through The Parousia Academy may be eligible for admission to Campion College’s undergraduate program.

Students wishing to gain admission to Campion College via this pathway should visit www.parousiamedia.com/academy/ to enrol in The Parousia Academy courses. Students should also pay the assessment fee for each course in order to receive a course completion certificate, which will then be uploaded as part of the standard Campion College application process.

Applicants using this pathway should have completed or be in the process of completing their Year 12 studies.

General advice
The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is the primary resource for skills and qualifications, where to find your National Student Number (NSN) and other important information.

NZQA has a specific webpage “Applying to Australian Universities” for New Zealand citizens who are looking to enrol in an Australian Higher Education provider.

Visa requirements
New Zealand citizens are entitled to study at Australian tertiary institutions without requiring a student visa.

Tuition fees
New Zealand citizens will be charged domestic student fees rather than international student fees, however they are not usually eligible for Australian student loans.

Admission requirements
Students in Australia are granted an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) upon completion of their Year 12 studies. NZQA can provide an ATAR equivalent for New Zealand students applying to Australian institutions upon completion of their Year 13 studies. You can contact PRS@nzqa.govt.nz to get a copy of your ATAR.

If you could like to apply using a non-ATAR pathway, Campion College also accept SATs and International Baccalaureate scores.

You may also consider the following alternative admission pathways:

  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) – Written English and Multiple Choice Components. Learn more.
  • Introduction to Western Civilisation – an online short-course offered by Campion College. Learn more.
  • Parousia Academy – completion of a minimum of three courses. Learn more. 
  • Angelicum Academy Great Books Program – successful completion of two years of the college track. Learn more. Students using this pathway are also eligible for credit towards Level-100 Campion College units. 

Campion College is committed to providing access to higher education to the broadest range of people possible.

In particular, Campion College realises that there are many people in the community who would be highly successful students but who lack formal qualifications required for normal entry.

Consequently, Campion offers alternative for domestic undergraduate admission where admission is on the basis of skills gained through life and work experience.

Applicants who have not completed any formal qualifications will be encouraged to undertake the Tertiary Preparation Certificate through TAFE.

Where no formal qualifications have been studied, applicants may be required to sit for the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) or SAT (formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test) to assess the level of academic skills that they have developed through life and work experience.

The results of these will be used in conjunction with rankings from the personal statement and the interviews as with other applicants.

Campion College Australia welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants, recognising the contribution that they make to community life through the value of their culture and traditions.

Applications may be made through any of our pathways as listed in the box above, titled “Applicant background”.

Applicants who have been disadvantaged in relation to their educational opportunities may be considered for the Educational Access Scheme.

All applicants may apply for scholarship and bursaries.

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at the institution. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data is available, including those admitted through all offer rounds, across all Australian campuses, and international students studying in Australia.


Semester 1 2023

Applicant BackgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students
(A) Past Higher Education Study (includes a bridging or enabling course)1225.5%
(B) Past Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study715%
(C) Work and Life Experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above including SAT & STAT)
(D) Recent Secondary Education:
• Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
(All students are admitted on the combination of an interview, a written submission and results)
• Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered. (e.g. written submission, interview, portfolio, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR, EAS)1940.5%
• Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor. (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)00%
International Students00%

This table provides information about all students who were offered a place in the Bachelor of Arts on the basis of their ATAR (combined with the other entry criteria) for the most relevant recent intake period for which data is available.


ATAR-based OffersSelection Rank (Semester 1, 2023)
(ATAR/OP plus any adjustment factors)
Selection Rank (Semester 1, 2022)
(ATAR/OP plus any adjustment factors)
Selection Rank (Semester 1, 2021)
(ATAR/OP plus any adjustment factors)
Highest rank to receive an offer *98.796.5599.45
75th percentile rank to receive an offer #N/P
Median rank to receive an offer #N/P86.480.18
25th percentile rank to receive an offer #N/P
Lowest rank to receive an offer *7270.070.23



* L/N – indicates low numbers if less than 5 ATAR-based offers made

# N/P – indicates figure is not published if less than 25 ATAR-based offers made

The Selection Rank at Campion College refers to the ATAR plus bonus points awarded through the Educational Access Scheme (EAS). See How to Apply page of the website for more information about the EAS.