Admission requirements may include those listed below. Read about the qualifications, studies or experience applicable to you:
- your results in your secondary studies in Australia or overseas, including the International Baccalaureate
- your results in your tertiary studies in Australia or overseas
- alternative entry pathways such as tertiary preparation courses and other pathways for those without formal qualifications
- your employment experience.
Remember, each institution sets its own admission requirements – read individual institution entries for details.
You may also need to demonstrate your English language proficiency if you do not have an assessable qualification, undertaken in English, from a nominated country.
Qualifications Assessment Service (QAS)
If you're concerned about how your qualifications will be assessed, UAC’s Qualifications Assessment Service (QAS) can assess your available qualifications before you apply.
Special requirements for certain courses
For some courses there may be tests you have to take before you are eligible to apply or special requirements you need to fulfil:
- For health-related and teacher education courses there are special requirements and policies set by the NSW Government.
- The Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) is mandatory for medicine and some health science degrees.
- The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) may be mandatory for a small number of courses.
- Institutions may take additional selection criteria into account when they assess your application. These may include a portfolio, interview, audition, questionnaire or a test for certain courses either instead of, or together with, the ATAR. Check the individual course descriptions available through the course search for requirement details.
- If you completed the NSW HSC, you can find out if there are course prerequisites by checking the individual course descriptions. If you are an interstate student, read interstate course prerequisites to find out how your courses compare to NSW HSC subjects.
The Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) is used in the selection of students into medicine and some health science degree programs at undergraduate level.
If you're applying on the basis of overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications, you should contact the relevant institutions to discuss your eligibility for admission before applying through UAC.
UAC's Qualifications Assessment Service (QAS) provides prospective applicants with an assessment of their available qualifications.