Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts
Including admission to the Diploma of Liberal Arts and Diploma of Classical Languages
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.
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. 2020 intakes are as follows:
- Semester 1 begins Monday 24 February 2020
- Semester 2 begins Monday 27 July 2020
We accept applications all year round.
Applicants who wish to gain admission to Campion College via the Early Acceptance Scheme must do so by submitting their enrolment form before the date of release of ATAR/OP/IB scores.
For all other applicants, 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; and
- You must apply in time to meet the minimum attendance requirements for the units you are studying.
BEFORE YOU APPLY
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 Early Acceptance Scheme, Educational Access Scheme and Provisional Enrolment. Further information is included in the drop-down menus below.
|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.
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 Englishand 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
|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.|
Domestic applicants with overseas qualifications.
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: see below|
|International Baccaluareate||Equivalent to ATAR 70
(Based on ACTAC annual recommendations)
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 a conditional offer and enrol before he or she has received his or her ATAR, OP or IB score.
Students wishing to apply for admission via Early Acceptance Sheme should complete Steps 1-3 of the application process as outlined on this page. When you are asked to supply your academic transcript, you must supply Year 11 Mid Year Results and Year 11 Final Results. If available, please also provide Year 12 Mid Year Results and Year 12 Trial Results.
In addition, you must also provide a School Recommendation. You must download the form (available at this link) and present it to a teacher or authorised school officer at your school. The completed form should be uploaded with your application form or emailed to email@example.com.
Q. If I am applying for Early Offer, 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 Offer Scheme, such an offer is conditional upon the applicant meeting the minimum admissible ATAR/OP/IB score upon completion their secondary education.
This means that if you receive a Letter of Offer via the Early Offer Scheme and enrol at Campion College before receiving your ATAR/OP/IB score, you will need to provide your results in order to confirm your enrolment.
Q. What are the minimum ATAR/OP/IB scores required for admission?
- ATAR: 70
- OP: 14
- IB: Equivalent to 70 ATAR (Based on ACTAC annual recommendations)
Q. What happens if I receive an offer and enrol via the Early Offer Scheme, and subsequently receive an ATAR/OP/IB score that is below Campion College’s minimum requirement?
If you receive an admission rank that is below Campion College’s minimum requirement (as listed above), you can:
- apply for the Educational Access Scheme (EAS); or
- re-enrol via Provisional Enrolment.
Q. I have received an offer and enrolled via the Early Acceptance Scheme, what should I do when I get my results?
- Email an electronic copy of your ATAR/OP/IB score to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as it is released; and
- Provide a certified hard copy either in person or by post as soon as possible. Further information about certifying documents can be found at the bottom of this page.
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
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 1: Apply
Your application consists of four main components.
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.
You 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.
The written statement may be an essay or a piece of work you have previously submitted for another purpose.
- Academic transcript
- Written statement
- Academic transcript
- Written statement
When completing the application form, all students are required to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts. You then have the option to:
- Indicate your intention to graduate early with the Diploma of Liberal Arts – Foundations of the Western Tradition
- Indicate your intention to study the Diploma of Classical Languages alongside the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts.
Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts
The Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts consists of 24 units of study. It takes 3 years to complete when studying full-time.
Diploma of Liberal Arts – Foundations of the Western Tradition
The Diploma of Liberal Arts – Foundations of the Western Tradition is an exit pathway from the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts. It consists of 8 units of study, these being the Level 1 units in the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts. This should take 1 year to complete when studying full-time.
If you are interested in graduating with the Diploma of Liberal Arts, you can indicate this on your application form. This is not binding, nor will it pose a problem should you later decide to go on to complete the Bachelor of Arts in the 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 form. 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 have these units recognised as contributing to a formal qualification (i.e., to a Diploma of Classical Languages).
Please note, 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 possible simply to enrol in one or more units of study in Classical Latin and/or Greek while you complete the Diploma of Liberal Arts but not have these units recognised as contributing to a formal qualification (i.e., to a Diploma of Classical Languages).
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.
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.
AFTER YOU ENROL
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 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.
Applications will be assessed by the Dean of studies. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within 10 working days.
Leave of Absence
Newly-enrolled students may apply for a Leave of Absence i.e. postponing the commencement of their studies for a period of up to four semesters (two years).
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.
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 Applicants
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.
Policies and procedures
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 on the basis of previous achievement other than the above)
- 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)
<5: the number of students is less than 5.
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, 2019)
(ATAR/OP plus any adjustment factors)
|Highest rank to receive an offer||99.3||99.3|
|Median rank to receive an offer||87.25||87.25|
|Lowest rank to receive an offer||68.95||70.9|
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