Entry Requirements

Polytechnic Institute Australia

Polytechnic Institute Australia’s courses have flexible entry requirements that apply to all of these courses:

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting); Bachelor of Business (Marketing); and Diploma of Business .

Australian students

  • Australian students are eligible if you have completed Year 12, or equivalent, with a minimum ATAR of 55; or
  • An equivalent secondary qualification overseas; or
  • An accredited Tertiary Preparation Program or a Foundation Year Program offered by an Australian university; or
  • One year of accredited full-time study at a registered institution of tertiary education at AQF level 4 or above; or
  • Admission to candidature for an undergraduate degree at an Australian university.

Applicants who cannot meet these criteria may seek admission via the special or alternative admission arrangements (see below).

International students

Students who have not completed an Australian Year 12 qualification may be admitted into the program through the flexible entry mode.

Language requirements

If the qualifications are for the completion of a course in a language other than English, the Institute requires that the applicant must supply one of the following qualifications as a condition for admission:

  • IELTS (Academic 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
  • University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): 52.

Submission Fee

AUD $200.00 (non-refundable)


AUD $2,375.00 per unit

Special or alternative admission arrangements

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; or

Submission of a portfolio of prior and current academic and professional work; or

Submitting an application for credit that meets the requirements of the Credit for Prior Learning Policy and Procedure.

Applicants applying under special admission categories 1 and 2 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.