Australian Maritime College

Admission criteria and entry schemes

To be eligible for entry to AMC’s courses you must meet the general requirements listed in one or more of the following categories, satisfy English language requirements and be selected in competition with other eligible applicants.

Also refer to UAC’s general information about university admission criteria.

Undergraduate applicants

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

AUSTRALIAN YEAR 12 STUDENTS

If you are a 2018 or 2019 Australian Year 12 student you must complete Year 12 successfully with a sound achievement in English and a standard of mathematics and science subjects appropriate to the specialisation. Read the course descriptions for details or call AMC on 1300 363 864.

SELECTION RANK ADJUSTMENTS

Selection rank adjustments may allow 2018 NSW and ACT Year 12 applicants to receive a course offer even though they have an ATAR below the published lowest selection rank.

EQUITY ADJUSTMENTS

AMC has an Educational Access Scheme (EAS) to assist applicants whose education has been disadvantaged by circumstances beyond their control for a substantial period of time. 

To apply for EAS you must be able to demonstrate that your Year 11 and/or Year 12 studies have been negatively affected for a period of at least six months, as a result of circumstances beyond your control or choosing. You must also be:

  • a UAC applicant for undergraduate admission
  • an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident of Australia.

How Educational Access Schemes work.

CRITERIA THAT MAY APPLY IN ADDITION TO ATAR

SUBJECT PREREQUISITES AND ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE

Some courses have one or more subject prerequisites or assumed knowledge to qualify for entry to tertiary courses. Check the course descriptions for details.

BRIDGING COURSES

Pre-tertiary bridging courses are available in mathematics, physics and chemistry. Students who are planning to undertake an engineering degree and did not complete a physics or chemistry subject in Year 12 are encouraged to undertake a physics or chemistry bridging course in November.

OTHER ADMISSION OPTIONS

If you would like AMC to consider special circumstances with your UAC application for admission, call AMC on 1300 363 864.

LIMITED ATAR

AMC accepts the Limited ATAR for selection purposes.

Applicants with higher education study

If you have completed at least one semester of tertiary-level studies, either at university or TAFE, you will be considered on the basis of your overall record of academic merit; that is, on both your secondary and tertiary study.

Exclusion: If you have previously been excluded from a tertiary institution, you must provide AMC with a detailed supporting statement outlining the reasons for exclusion and why you believe you would be more successful in future studies.

PREVIOUS AMC STUDENTS

If you have previously been enrolled at AMC and are seeking re-admission either to the same program or to a new program, you must apply directly to AMC.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

The University of Tasmania welcomes students with vocational education qualifications from TAFE or other Registered Training Providers and recognises the importance of the learning you have already undertaken. In general the University offers credit if your TAFE/VET study:

  • is in a similar or the same study area as your proposed UTAS study
  • is at diploma or advanced diploma level
  • was completed no more than 10 years ago.

Information for TAFE and VET students

Applicants with work and life experience (includes those who left secondary education more than 2 years ago)

For most courses, post-school applicants must demonstrate relevant professional experience and adequate proficiency levels in the subjects specified either as assumed knowledge or as course prerequisites.

If you have previously completed an Australian Year 12 you may be considered on the basis of your latest ATAR or equivalent.

Applicants who will be aged 21 years or over on Tuesday 1 January 2019 and who do not have formal educational qualifications may be admitted to selected courses at AMC provided they can demonstrate, in writing, to the relevant course committee that they have reasonable prospects for success in tertiary study. For further information, call AMC on 1300 363 864.

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

Employment experience will be considered for post-school applicants for all courses. Providing a statement of service to support your application.

SPECIAL TERTIARY ADMISSIONS TEST (STAT) 

AMC rarely requires an applicant to sit STAT to gain entry. If you are in doubt call the Admissions Office on 1300 361 928 or email admissions@utas.edu.au before arranging to sit STAT. STAT is not accepted for engineering courses. Visit the STAT website to find out more.

ENABLING COURSE OPTIONS

UNIVERSITY PREPARATION PROGRAM

The University Preparation Program aims to prepare post-school applicants with the necessary academic skills to successfully complete university study.

UniStart is a program that aims to help develop the essential skills of critical thinking, critical reading and academic writing required for independent learning and success at university.

Applicants with overseas qualifications

There are commonly accepted overseas secondary qualifications that AMC may take into consideration. Check your qualification.

Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia with overseas qualifications must contact AMC to discuss eligibility for admission before submitting an application to UAC. 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

If you hold overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications from countries where English is not the standard language of instruction, you must provide evidence of English language proficiency.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians can contact AMC to discuss admission options: call 1300 363 864.