How to Apply
Step 1: Apply
Fill out the application form including the appropriate documents.
Step 2: Receive an Offer
Successful applicants will receive a Letter of Offer via email and post.
Step 3: Enrol
Fill out the enrolment forms within two months of receiving the offer.
Step 1: Apply
Begin the application process by completing an online Application form.
When completing your online Application Form, you will be asked to upload your Written Statement and Results.
Complete your online Application form here.
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:
- A reflective task that outlines your reasons for seeking a place at Campion College, reflecting upon educational, work and/or other experiences;
- 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.
There are a variety of admission pathways into studying at Campion College.
The following questions will help you to identify the admission pathway that applies to you:
- Have you recently completed secondary schooling?
- Have you recently completed part or the whole of a tertiary qualification?
- Have you completed a VET (Vocational Education and Training) course (e.g., at TAFE)?
- Do you think of yourself as a mature-age student?
If you answered Yes to any of these questions, you may be eligible for admission to Campion College.
For specific and detailed information about the admission pathway that applies to you, click on the box below titled “Applicant background”.
The drop-down table that appears will show you, depending on which admission pathway applies to you, the precise academic entry requirements you will need to meet in order to be eligible to apply for admission to Campion College.
|Grouping||Description||Academic Entry Requirements||Minimum standard|
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 course||Successful 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
|Western Civilization Foundation Great Books Program||Successful completion of two years.|
|Other||Admitted 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
|Early Acceptance Scheme||School Results, School Recommendation and either ATAR 70 or OP 14|
|Educational Access Scheme||ATAR 65|
|Provisional Entry||Assessed case-by-case|
|International Baccaluareate||Equivalent to ATAR 70
(Based on ACTAC annual recommendations)
When you have completed your online Application form and, within the Application form, uploaded your Written Statement and Academic Results, you will be contacted to schedule an Interview.
Once you have submitted your Application form, Written Statement and Academic Results – along with any other necessary supporting documentation (e.g., in the case of school-leavers, a School Recommendation form) – the Admissions Coordinator will schedule an Interview for you.
The Interview allows Campion College to assess your verbal communication skills and understanding of the course for which you are applying.
The Interview also gives you an opportunity to seek more information about the course and student life at the College.
All Interviews are conducted by a member of the Academic Staff. They usually take about fifteen minutes.
Where possible, Interviews are conducted face-to-face. Otherwise, an Interview may be conducted via Skype or over the phone.
A complete application
Campion College considers incomplete and, therefore, cannot assess your application until you have completed all the following parts of the application process:
- that you have completed an online Application form;
- that, within the Application form, you have uploaded your Written Statement and Results;
- that you have attended an Interview with one of Campion College’s Academic Staff members; and
- that, along with your Application form, Written Statement and Results, you have uploaded any other relevant necessary supporting documentation (e.g., if you are a school-leaver, a School Recommendation form).
The Diploma of Liberal Arts and the Diploma of Classical Languages
The Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts takes 3 years to complete at a full-time study load of 4 units of study per semester.
In total, it consists of 24 units of study.
The units of study that constitute the Bachelor of Arts are units in History, Philosophy, Theology, Literature and Science.
Once you have enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts, you have the option to modify your studies in the following way – namely:
- to study the Diploma of Liberal Arts – Foundations of the Western Tradition; or
- to study the Diploma of Classical Languages.
Diploma of Liberal Arts – Foundations of the Western Tradition
The Diploma of Liberal Arts takes 1 year to complete at a full-time study load.
It consists, in total, of the 8 units of study that are taken in the first year of the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts.
Specifically, it consists of:
- the 4 first-year, first-semester units in History, Philosophy, Theology and Literature (i.e., HIS 101, PHI 101, THE 101 and LIT 101); and
- the 4 first-year, second-semester units in History, Philosophy, Theology and Literature (i.e., HIS 102, PHI 102, THE 102 and LIT 102).
The Diploma of Liberal Arts is simply the first of the 3 years of the Bachelor of Arts.
This being the case, students wishing to graduate with the Diploma may do so by exiting the Bachelor of Arts after having successfully completed all the first-year units of that course.
If you are interested in graduating with the Diploma of Liberal Arts, you can indicate this on your Application and Enrolment forms.
This is not binding, nor will it pose a problem should you later decide to go on to complete the Bachelor of Arts.
You can find more information here about the Diploma of Liberal Arts.
Diploma of Classical Languages
Students may study the Diploma of Classical Languages concurrently with the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts.
The units of study that constitute the Diploma of Classical Languages are units in Classical Latin and Classical Greek.
If you are interested in studying the Diploma of Classical Languages concurrently with the Bachelor of Arts, you can indicate this on your Application and Enrolment forms.
This is not binding, nor will it pose a problem should you later decide not to study the Diploma of Classical Languages, or simply to enrol in one or more units of study in Classical Latin and/or Greek but not to have these units recognised as contributing to a formal qualification (i.e., to a Diploma of Classical Languages).
It is not possible to study the Diploma of Classical Languages concurrently with the Diploma of Liberal Arts – Foundations of the Western Tradition.
Nevertheless, it is still possible simply to enrol in one or units of study in Classical Latin and/or Greek while you complete the Diploma of Liberal Arts.
You can find more information here about the Diploma of Classical Languages.
Those intending to study miscellaneous units may simply submit an Enrolment Form here.
Students who enrol in miscellaneous units will be allocated a student number after their Enrolment form has been submitted.
Step 2: Receive an 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 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 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.
You can submit your online Enrolment form here.
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.
Scholarships and Bursaries
Campion College is committed to making the study of a Catholic 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 page here for further information.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Academic Credit
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 previously done learning that is related to assessable components of a Campion College course, the College gives such a student the opportunity to apply to have his or her prior learning 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.
Applications for RPL and Academic Credit can be submitted after enrolment. Applications are to be sent to the Coordinator of Admissions and Student Life at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Leave of Absence
Newly-enrolled students may take what is called Leave of Absence, which is the postponing of the commencement of their studies for a period of up to four semesters (two years).
If you are newly-enrolled but would like to take Leave of Absence, complete the Variation of Enrolment form and send it to the Admissions Coordinator at email@example.com.
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.
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)
- 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)
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.
Early Acceptance Scheme
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 who will receive an ATAR, OP or IB score.
The Early Acceptance Scheme provides the opportunity for successful applicants to receive an offer and to enrol before he or she has received his or her ATAR, OP or IB score. (Please continue reading for an important caveat concerning this statement.)
Q. How do I apply to receive an offer via the Early Acceptance Scheme?
The application process is practically the same in this case as it would be if you were applying in the standard way (i.e., by providing Campion College with your already-obtained ATAR/OP/IB score).
If you are seeking to apply via the Early Acceptance Scheme, like all other applicants, you will need:
- to complete an online Application form;
- within the Application form, to upload your Written Statement and Results; and
- to attend an Interview with one of Campion College’s Academic Staff members.
The only difference is that, in addition to following these steps, you will also be required to submit one additional piece of documentation: a School Recommendation form.
You can download the School Recommendation form as a .pdf file here.
Applicants must download the form and present it to a teacher or authorised school officer at their school.
The completed form should be emailed, either by the teacher/authorised school officer or by the applicant, to the Admissions Coordinator at Campion College at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. If I am applying via the Early Acceptance Scheme, do I still need to receive an ATAR/OP/IB score?
If an applicant receives a Letter of Offer to be admitted to Campion College via the Early Acceptance Scheme, such an offer is conditional upon that applicant’s meeting the minimum admissible ATAR/OP/IB score upon completion of his or her secondary education.
This means that, if you receive a Letter of Offer via the Early Acceptance Scheme, although you will be able to enrol into Campion College before receiving your ATAR/OP/IB score, in order to confirm your enrolment, you will still need to provide this information to Campion College.
If you have already received an offer and enrolled via the Early Acceptance Scheme, you should:
- email an electronic copy (whether an email or .pdf file) of your ATAR/OP/IB score to the Admissions Coordinator (email@example.com) as soon as it is released; and,
- when you receive a hard copy of your result in the post, mail a certified hard copy of it to Campion College as soon as possible.
Q. What happens if I receive an offer and enrol via the Early Acceptance Scheme, and subsequently receive an ATAR/OP/IB score that is under Campion College’s minimum requirement?
If you receive a Letter of Offer via the Early Acceptance Scheme and enrol, and subsequently receive an admission rank that is under Campion College’s minimum requirement – e.g., if you receive an ATAR below 70 – in order to have your enrolment confirmed, you will need:
- either to apply for the Educational Access Scheme (EAS);
- or to re-enrol via Provisional Enrolment.
To find out what the Educational Access Scheme is, and how you might apply for it should the need arise, please click on the box below this one, which is titled “Educational Access Scheme”.
To find out what Provisional Enrolment is, please click on the box that is two boxes below this one, which is titled “Provisional Enrolment”.
To find out Campion College’s minimum requirement for the ATAR, OP and IB score, scroll up toward the top of this page and click on the box titled “Applicant background”.
Educational Access Scheme
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
You can download the application form here.
For more information, please contact the Admissions Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Certificate IV in the Liberal Arts at the Augustine Academy
Alternatively, If you are currently completing your secondary education via home-schooling, it may interest you to know that 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 theAugustine Academy in Razorback NSW.
For more information, please see the Augustine Academy’s website here.
Alternative and mature-age students
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.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 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.
Campion College welcomes international applicants from all over the world.
Click here for information about the admission requirements for international applicants.
Campion Policies and Procedures
Please follow this link for a list of relevant Campion Policies and Procedures
Duration of admissions process
The admission process can take up to 10 working days (provided that the application is complete).
Dates and deadlines
Early Acceptance Scheme applicants
Applicants who wish to gain admission to Campion College via the Early Acceptance Scheme must do so by submitting their Enrolment forms before the date of release of ATARs/OPs/IB scores.
All other applicants
For all other applicants besides those applying via the Early Acceptance Scheme, there are no specific deadlines for applying and enrolling to commence study at Campion College in any given semester.
There are two conditions in relation to this point:
- An applicant’s enrolment must be complete before the census date of the semester in which he or she is commencing study.
- An applicant must meet the minimum attendance requirements for the units he or she is studying; if an applicant were able to commence a particular unit of study at a time such that he or she could not meet the minimum attendance requirements for that unit, the applicant would be unable to study that unit.
Campion College offers intake both at the beginning of the year and mid-year.
Semester 2, 2019 begins on Monday 29th July.
Semester 1, 2020 begins on Monday 17th February.
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 one 2019
|Applicant Background||Number of Students||Percentage of All Students|
|(includes a bridging or enabling course)||<5||<5
- Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
- 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)
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above)
<5: 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 Offers||ATAR (Semester 1, 2018)|
(Excluding adjustment factors)
|Selection Rank (Semester 1, 2018)
(ATAR/OP plus any adjustment factors)
|Highest rank to receive an offer *||93.95||93.95|
|75th percentile rank to receive an offer #||N/P||N/P|
|Median rank to receive an offer #||N/P||N/P|
|25th percentile rank to receive an offer #||N/P||N/P|
|Lowest rank to receive an offer *||78.15||78.15|
- * 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.
- Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) national register
- QILT website (includes the student experience survey and graduate outcomes)
- Australian Government Department of Human Services – Youth Allowance
- Australian Government Department of Human Services – Centrelink