Polytechnic Institute Australia
Polytechnic Institute Australia
Polytechnic Institute Australia (PIA) is located in the
heart of the Sydney business district, just a few minutes’ walk from Museum,
Central and Town Hall Railway Stations and multiple bus routes.
Many tourist attractions, including Darling Harbour,
Haymarket, Star City, and the QVB, are within easy walking distance.
Head office and campus: Level 16, 233 Castlereagh Street,
Sydney NSW 2000.
Our facilities include:
latest audio-visual equipment, and computer and networking labs utilising the
library of the various prescribed and recommended textbooks
WiFi and internet access
and coffee making facilities, microwave, refrigerator, hot and chilled filtered
water and vending machines for drinks and snacks
All matters relating to admissions (enrolment), deferment,
recognition of prior learning (RPL), progress, results and general administration
are handled by our capable Student Services staff.
Referrals for student counselling and Homestay advice are also
Level 16, 233 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
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Head office and postal address
Level 16, 233 Castlereagh
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: (+612) 8319 8202
Applicants with higher education
Polytechnic institute Australia (PIA) welcomes all
entrants to apply. Students who have undertaken higher education study
elsewhere may consider applying for admission into any of PIA’s courses,
providing they meet the following criteria:
One year of successful full-time study in an
accredited course at a university or other higher education provider; or
Admission to candidature for an undergraduate
degree at an Australian university
students are welcome to apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) or credit
transfer where courses are deemed to meet the requirements of the RPL policy
Completed bridging or enabling course
have satisfactorily completed a recognised bridging or enabling course will be assessed
based on the
evidence they can provide.
Applicants with vocational education
and training (VET) study
of successful full-time study at a registered training organisation (RTO) at
AQF level 4 or above; or
All students are welcome to apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL)
or credit transfer where courses are deemed to meet the requirements of the RPL
Applicants with recent secondary
education (within the past two years)
Australian Year 12 Students
Students are eligible if they have completed Year 12
(in any state or territory of Australia), or equivalent, with a minimum Australian
Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 55. For prospective students who have an
International Baccalaureate please contact email@example.com for referral to the Academic Director for further consultation.
Applicants with work
and life experience
(includes those who left secondary education more
than 2 years ago)
Applicants who are 21 years of age or over who
have not completed Year 12 or its equivalent may gain entry to a course by
addressing one of the following entry requirements:
successful completion of a
Special Tertiary Admissions Test administered by a tertiary admissions centre;
submission of a portfolio of
prior and current academic and professional work; or
submission of an application
for credit that meets the requirements of the Credit for Prior Learning Policy
Applicants applying under the special admission
categories above will be required to attend an interview with the Course
Coordinator to assess the applicant’s capacity for higher education studies.
The applicant should submit a portfolio of prior and current academic and
professional work prior to the interview to assist in the assessment process.
Students who have not completed an Australian Year 12 qualification may be admitted into the program through the flexible entry mode.
equivalent secondary qualification overseas; or
accredited Tertiary Preparation Program or a Foundation Year Program offered by
an Australian university; or
of successful full-time study in an accredited course at a university or other
higher education provider; or
to candidature for an undergraduate degree at an Australian university
English language proficiency
If previous study
was in a language other than English, the Institute requires that the applicant
must supply one of the following qualifications as a condition for admission:
Module): Overall score (no band less than) 6.0 (6.0); or
TOEFL: internet (no
section score less than) 80 (20); or
Pearson Test of
English (PTE): Overall score (no section score less than): 57 (50); or
Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Total score of 52
How to apply
to study with Polytechnic Institute Australia is easy. We’ve made our
application process as simple as possible.
The online application is available
an equal-opportunity Higher Education Provider. We encourage and accommodate
student diversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome to
• A certified copy of your passport
• A certified copy of your academic
• Evidence of English language
• A passport-size
portrait photograph (or email to apply firstname.lastname@example.org)
• A copy of your resume
• Documents not in English should be
provided with a certified translation
your application is successful we will send you the following:
Letter of Offer
Then you will need to read and complete the agreement.
Recognition of Prior Learning
fee amount will be detailed in your Letter of Offer and you can choose from a
number of payment methods.
fee information can be found at http://www.pia.edu.au/apply/fees.
Once your payment has been processed you’ll receive a Confirmation of
1. What are the admission criteria?
Please refer to the Courses section for the admission requirements of
How can I apply/enrol to study at Polytechnic Institute Australia?
1: See the Entry requirements for your course. You can apply online. Once your application has been received, you
will receive an automatic acknowledgement. If further documents are
required you will be notified of this.
Step 2: A Letter of Offer will be sent to successful applicants with an
Information Pack providing details of the student agreement, payment,
3. How do I pay for my tuition fees?
Tuition fees are payable in advance for each unit of
study. We will advise you of the amount payable and payment methods at
confirmation of your enrollment. Full payment information is provided in the
Letter of Offer.
4. What is the Refund Policy?
Please refer to our Policies and Procedures section for
Deferment Suspension Cancellation
at any time during your studies you need to defer, suspend or cancel please
refer to the Student Deferment, Suspension and
Cancellation of Study Policy and Procedure definition relating to Deferment, Suspension and
cancellation are also referenced in the policy.
Student and campus services
Academic Learning Support
Polytechnic Institute Australia
helps students on the path to successful careers.
The Institute’s degree and
diploma programs are of the highest standards, comply with the Australian
Government’s requirements, and are designed to be accredited by the relevant
To ensure that students can
achieve their full potential and gain the utmost from their studies, the
Institute provides friendly academic support to every student.
We pride ourselves on the
personal services that we give to students and we are committed to ensuring
that students are provided with academic support to assist them to reach their
NEED HELP? Contact Student
Support at email@example.com.
English Language Learning Support
Some students will experience
difficulty producing their work in English that is of the high standard that is
demanded in higher education. The academic and learning support staff are happy
to help students to improve their English.
If your English needs even more
assistance, we will help you to find the support that you need.
Consultations and the Student
The Institute provides students
with individual Academic Skills Consultations. Students are welcome to visit
their lecturers and tutors to make appointments for additional consultations
If you would like to discuss any
concerns that you may have about your writing or any academic matter that is
not limited to a specific unit, you can make an appointment with the Student
Support Officer. The Officer will organize an individual consultation to help
you with any specific study-related problem or issue.
Study areas for which you might
seek help include:
· Academic writing
· Assignment preparation
· Essay and report writing
· Learning skills
· Presentation skills
For further information relating to the below listed items please refer
to the Student
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 are available, including those admitted through all offer rounds,
across all Australian campuses, and international students studying in
Semester one / Full year intake 2017
[i.e. the most relevant recent intake period]
Number of students
Percentage of all students
(A) Past higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
(B) Past vocational education and training (VET) study
(C) Recent secondary education:
Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
(D) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above)
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.
[for those who may wish to dispute admission or enrolment decisions]