On an annual basis, UC establishes a selection rank for admission for all UAC, direct and international applicants.
The aim is to establish a comparable entry level for all groups with allowances for access to adjustment factors.
UC will utilise an applicants qualification with the highest selection rank for admission purposes, except in the circumstances where an applicant has completed the equivalent of two years of full-time tertiary study, which will then be the primary selection rank used.
Eligible qualifications that can be assessed to produce a selection rank are outlined below.
Year 12 (or equivalent)
The following qualifications can be assessed as a high school school-leaver.
- Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) - Australian Year 12
- National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3 - New Zealand Year 13
- International Baccalaureate (IB)
ATAR applicants can additionally access adjustment factors.
Vocational education and training
UC can assess applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications of a Certificate III or higher.
Partially completed qualifications can be accepted where the minimum duration of study has been completed.
Applicants with VET qualifications may also be eligible for credit.
Bridging and enabling courses
UC can assess applicants who have completed an approved bridging or enabling pathway programs, such as those offered by the University of Canberra College (UCC).
The courses offered at UCC focus on English language and academic skills that, if successfully completed, enable direct entry to UC.
Combined professional experience and learning
UC can assess applicants who do not meet the required selection rank based on a minimum one year full-time-equivalent of paid employment.
Postgraduate (equivalent graduate status)
|Pre-tertiary qualification||Paid work experience||Professional membership|
|Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree||4 years full-time at managerial or professional level|
|Diploma||8 years full-time at managerial or professional level|
|Year 12 or Certificate IV||10 years full-time at managerial or professional level|