Admissions Process

Applying for Admission to Campion College is easy. Simply follow these steps, ensuring that you read the important information below!


Applications are made directly to Campion College. All applicants must submit the following documents online:

You will be asked to submit the below documents when filling out your Application Form

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 (AQF 4).
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.


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.

Domestic applicants with overseas qualifications.

Special Tertiary Admissions Test
Minimum score not specified. Assessment based on overall test result,
and the individual components.

Applicants must register for the STAT Written Englishand STAT Multiple Choice tests.

formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test or Scholastic Assessment 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

(3)  Essay
Western Civilization Foundation Great Books ProgramSuccessful completion of two years.
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 2017 would include those students who completed secondary education in 2016, 2015 and 2014. 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.ATAR

Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank

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

The purpose of the written statement is to assess your academic writing ability. You may choose between two tasks, each 1000 words in length.

The two options are:

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


  1. 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.

The Written Statement may be an essay, or other piece of work which you have previously submitted for another purpose.

You will then be contacted by the Admissions Office to schedule an:

The interviews allow Campion College to assess the verbal communication skills of the applicant, and their understanding of the course. It also allows the applicant an opportunity to seek more information about the requirements of a student, and campus life.


All interviews are conducted by a member of the Academic Staff, and usually take 15 minutes. Where possible, all interviews are conducted face-to-face. Otherwise, Skype can be used. Interviews are scheduled through the Prospective Student Office after the Application Form and all other supporting documentation have been submitted.

It is not necessary that all parts of an application be submitted at the same time. However, an application will be reviewed only after all materials have been received.


Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts may also select the following courses:

Students may study the Diploma of Classical Languages concurrently to the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts. This option is available on the application form. Admission is on a case by case basis as it will require the student to increase their study load.

Students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts may choose to graduate with the Diploma of Liberal Arts – Foundations of the Western Tradition after one year. This option is available on the application form.

Those intending to study miscellaneous units may simply submit an Enrolment Form. Students who enrol in miscellaneous units will be allocated a student number after the form has been submitted

Receive an Offer

Once applications are complete, they are assessed by the Dean of Studies/Director of Operations. Successful applicants will receive a Letter of Offer via email and post. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified via email.


Appeals and Grievances

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


Successful applicants are required to enrol within two months of the date of their Letter of Offer. Enrolment Forms are submitted online.

At this time, applicants may apply for the following:

Campion College has on-site accommodation facilities, with male and female student rooms in separate wings, and nearby residential houses. Please refer to College Accommodation for further information

Campion College is committed to making a study of the Catholic Liberal Arts education as accessible as possible, by providing various means of financial assistance to students. Please refer to Scholarships and Bursaries for further information.

Campion College provides the opportunity for students to apply to have prior learning considered for credit towards a Campion College course where the prior learning is related to assessable components of that 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.

Applications for RPL and Academic Credit can be submitted after enrolment. Applications are to be sent to the Coordinator of Admissions at . Applications will be assessed by the Dean of studies. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within 10 working days. The RPL and Academic Credit application form can be found here.

New students may defer the commencement of studies for up to four semesters (two years). Simply download the Variation of Enrolment Form and send it to the Coordinator of Admissions at . The College will contact your to confirm approval of your request, and to keep you informed of dates and deadlines for re-enrolling.

Important 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.

Campion College offers an Early Acceptance Scheme for current school leavers (Year 12 students) who are in the process of completing their formal studies at a secondary school, and will receive an ATAR.

The Early Acceptance Scheme provides the opportunity for successful applicants to receive their offer based on their completed application. The offer will be conditional on meeting the minimum ATAR or OP requirements upon completion of their Year 12 studies (see Academic Entry Requirements).

Early Acceptance Scheme applicants must submit the School Recommendation form, available here.
Applicants must download the form and present it to a teacher or authorised school officer at their school. The completed form can either be returned to the Applicant, or sent directly to the Coordinator of Admissions at Campion College by email to

Successful applicants must provide Campion College with certified copies of their ATAR or OP results as soon as they are available.

Campion College offers an Educational Access Scheme (EAS). This Scheme helps students who have experienced long-term educational disadvantage to gain admission to the College. The maximum adjustment to an ATAR score is five points, based on the assessed level of demonstrated hardship. The EAS is available to students who have been impeded in their studies due to disadvantage in one or more of the following six categories:


  • disrupted schooling
  • financial hardship
  • home environment
  • personal illness/disability
  • rural or regional schooling
  • school environment


Please contact the Coordinator of Admissions at for more information, or download the application form.

Applicants whose Academic Entry level 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.

In order to meet the Academic Entry Requirements, applicants should obtain STAT or SAT results. Alternatively, students may conduct their education through the Western Civilization Foundation Great Books Program. Please see Academic Entry Requirements for further details.


Please request to have your results sent directly to Campion College.

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 under Academic Entry Requirements. Applicants who have been disadvantaged due to their educational opportunities may be considered for the Educational Access Scheme. All applicants may apply for Scholarship and Bursaries.

Standard International Applicants

STANDARD applications are open to international candidates who have completed secondary schooling or equivalent

Please see above, for Academic Entry Requirements.


Study Abroad Applicants

STUDY ABROAD program is available for students who are currently enrolled at an overseas institution, and would like to study at Campion College for a period of time.


Please see above, for Academic Entry Requirements.


Minimum English Requirements – All International Candidates

Entry to all Campion courses assumes proficiency in English.


English proficiency must be demonstrated by an applicant for admission to Campion College, by one of the following:


  • Satisfactory completion of secondary schooling in Australia;
  • One year of full-time (or equivalent) accredited diploma-level studies or higher in Australia;
  • Successful completion of a recognised English Language Bridging program;
  • Successful completion of studies equivalent to secondary school or higher outside Australia, where English was the medium of instruction; or
  • A test result at an appropriate level of achievement from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or Combined Universities Language Test (CULT).


The approved minimum English language standards are:


  • IELTS – 7.0 overall with a result of 7.0 in writing (academic strand)
  • TOEFL – 600 overall with TWE of 5.0 (paper-based)
  • TOEFL – 250 with essay rating of 5.0 (computer-based)
  • CULT – 70 percent overall

Further Information

Please follow this link for a list of relevant Campion Policies and Procedures

The admissions process takes between 1- 10 working days (provided that the application is complete).

Semester One: February – June

Semester Two: August – November


Early Acceptance Scheme: Applications must be submitted by 1st December. Enrolment Forms must be submitted before the date of release of ATARs.


All other applications: There are no specific deadlines for applying and enrolling, provided that enrolment is complete before the census date each semester, and that attendance requirements are met.


Campion College offers mid-year intake.

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.

Applicant BackgroundNumber of Students
(Semester 1, 2018)
Percentage of All Students
(Semester 1, 2018)
(A) Past Higher Education Study

Includes a bridging or enabling course
(B) Past Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study627.3%
(C) Work and Life Experience

Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above
(D) Recent Secondary Education

Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR

Regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors

Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered

E.g., portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR

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
International studentsN/PN/P
All students22100.0%
Notes:        L/N – Low numbers: the number of students is less than 5.

N/A – Data not available for this item.

N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

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 OffersATAR (Semester 1, 2018)
(Excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank (Semester 1, 2018)
(ATAR/OP plus any adjustment factors)
Highest rank to receive an offer *93.9593.95
75th percentile rank to receive an offer #N/PN/P
Median rank to receive an offer #N/PN/P
25th percentile rank to receive an offer #N/PN/P
Lowest rank to receive an offer *78.1578.15

  • * 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 refers to the adjusted ATAR score awarded through the Educational Access Scheme (EAS). See above for more information about the EAS.