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Undergrad Admission

Undergrad Admission

For admission to the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts, Diploma of Liberal Arts or Diploma of Classical Languages, a candidate must be at least 17 years of age on January 1 in the year he or she enrols. Admission is based upon an applicant’s performance across the following three components:

Prior educational studies
Campion College admits students from a range of academic backgrounds, including those who have completed recent secondary schooling and those seeking admission via alternative paths. See below for options and minimum standards.
Assessment of a written statement
Applicants should submit a 1000-word reflection that outlines their reasons for seeking a place at Campion College, reflecting upon educational, work and life experiences. Alternatively, an applicant may submit a 1000-word analytical essay that demonstrates their ability to construct an argument. This may be an essay you have previously submitted for a school or university assignment.
Performance at an academic interview
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 interest in the liberal arts, understanding of course expectations, commitment to study, reading interests and commitment to College life. Interviews are conducted in person, over the phone or via video call.

 
Your application will be assessed by the Dean of Studies. The admission process can take up to 10 working days, provided that you have submitted all required documentation.You will be notified of the outcome of your application via email.

Click here to complete the Application Form

 

Key Dates & Deadlines

See below for semester dates and admission deadlines. Additional dates can be found in the academic calendar.

Year 12 students applying through the Early Offer Scheme must apply during the Priority Application Window. Late applicants should consult the Student Recruitment Manager before applying, please call (02) 9896 9303.

Undergrad Admission Table

 

Early Offer Scheme Banner

 

 

Admission Pathways

 

Recent secondary education*
Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 70.00 or higher completed within the previous three years. IB equivalents also accepted.
 
 
Higher education studies
Successful completion of a university bridging program or two units of study in a degree course from an Australian university.
 

Vocational Education Training (VET)
Successful completion of a Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation from Augustine Academy.
 
Alternative admission pathways
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT), Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), Angelicum Academy Great Books Program or Parousia Academy courses.
 

Please consult the tabs below for additional information.

Year 12 students on track to receive an ATAR may apply for early admission through the Early Offer Scheme. Students who have experienced hardship during their secondary schooling may apply for an ATAR adjustment under the Educational Access Scheme (EAS).

Applicants whose academic background falls below the minimum entry required in any of the above categories may be considered for Provisional Enrolment.

STAT (Special Tertiary Admissions Tests)

Students must register for both the Written English and Multiple Choice tests. The minimum score required in each component varies annually, but the combined average must be equivalent to an ATAR of 70.00 or higher. Currently this is a score of 140 in Written English and 140 for Verbal Reasoning or Qualitative Reasoning. Click here to learn more.

 

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)

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

The minimum score required is 1575 (equivalent to an ATAR of 70.00). Click here to learn more.

 

Great Books Program at The Angelicum Academy

Successful completion of two years of the college track. Click here to learn more. Students using this pathway are also eligible for credit towards Level-100 Campion College units. 

 

Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation from Augustine Academy

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

 

Parousia Academy

Students must complete a minimum of three courses offered through The Parousia Academy and pay the assessment fee for each course in order to receive a course completion certificate.

The Early Offer Scheme is open to Year 12 students on track to receive an ATAR. The scheme allows you to receive a conditional early offer before sitting final Year 12 exams, as well as automatic consideration for select scholarships.

As part of your application, you will need to submit school reports, written statements and referee details. You will also undertake an interview with one of our academics.

Early Offer Scheme applications close on 30 September. Click here to learn more.

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.

Admission requirements
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.

You are also welcome to apply through any of the non-ATAR pathways listed above.

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.

Students wishing to apply for an ATAR adjustment through the Educational Access Scheme should submit the EAS application form alongside their ATAR statement. Adjustments may be granted on the following grounds:

CategoryExample
Disrupted schooling• Attending different secondary schools during senior years
• Moving interstate after Year 11
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

Applicants who fall below the requirements for normal entry to an undergraduate course may be offered provisional entry, provided they satisfy the criteria for the admissions interview and written statements.

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.

Students who receive a Pass or higher in all three units in the first semester of Provisional Enrolment will have the conditions of their provisional enrolment removed and may be permitted to enrol in the course full-time.

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

 

Further Information

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

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. It must be completed after you have enrolled and sent to admissions@campion.edu.au. Applications will be assessed by the Dean of studies.

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.

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

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)
Signature
Name
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.

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)
919%
(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)
00%
• 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%
ALL STUDENTS47100%

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

 

Notes:

* 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.