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Admissions Criteria

   

Entry Requirements
 

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Kent Institute Australia (Kent) offers a wide range of courses in vocational and higher education and welcomes applications from school leavers, post-secondary students and mature aged applicants within Australia and across the globe.
In accordance with Kent’s Focus, we encourage diversity by welcoming students of all backgrounds and cultures to enrol in our courses and work to create an open, welcoming atmosphere.

 

Find out more information about Kent Institute Australia.

 

Admission Criteria (Vocational Education and Training Courses)

Applicants must meet the academic and English language admission criteria for Vocational Education and Training courses. Please note: Some courses and units have additional prerequisites for entry, which are detailed in the course outline.

Academic Requirements

All applicants must:

  • Have a formal qualification considered equivalent to an Australian Year 12
  • Be a minimum 18 years of age prior to course commencement

(Learn more about the ways you can meet this criteria by viewing our Academic Entry Equivalencies).

English Language Proficiency

IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall score with no band less than 5.0 or equivalent.
(Learn more about the ways you can meet this criteria by viewing our English Language Proficiency Requirements).

Admission Criteria (Higher Education Courses)

Applicants must meet the academic and English language admission criteria for Kent Higher Education courses. Please note: Some courses and units have additional pre-requisites for entry, which are detailed in the course outline.

 

International Applicants:

Academic Requirements

All applicants must:

  • Have a formal qualification considered equivalent to an Australian Year 12
  • Be a minimum 18 years of age prior to course commencement

(Learn more about the ways you can meet this criteria by viewing our Academic Entry Equivalencies)

 

Applicants with Higher Education Study
Applicants who have undertaken any higher education study, within the last ten years since leaving school, may be eligible for admission to a Kent course with credit transfers (advanced standing). For more information on this process, see Course Credit/Recognition of Prior Learning.

 

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study
Applicants who have undertaken any VET study within the last ten years since leaving school may be eligible for admission to a Kent course with credit transfers (advanced standing). For more information on this process, see Course Credit/Recognition of Prior Learning.

 

Kent has approved articulation agreements in place for certain VET courses which specify the number of course credits you may be entitled to. (View our Articulation Agreements Register for the complete list).

 

Mature Age Students
Applicants with Work and Life Experience

Kent understands that preparation for study is not restricted to formal educational attainment and that valuable intellectual and skills development can be gained through wide ranging experiences. Kent will review applications on a case-by-case basis from persons of at least 21 years of age, who do not have formal qualifications for entry but who seek admission to courses on the basis of their educational and skills development through experience and informal study.

 

English Language Proficiency

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall score with no band less than 5.5 or equivalent.
(Learn more about the ways you can meet this criteria by viewing our English Language Proficiency Requirements)

Domestic Applicants:

Academic Requirements

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past two years)

Australian Year 12 Students
Kent will admit students who have an Australian Certificate of Education, successful completion of Year 12 (Sound or Satisfactory achievement in all subjects, UAI 54.1 or ATAR 58.00).

 

Interstate Year 12
For students who have completed their year 12 in Queensland, Kent recognises an OP score of 17 for admission.

 

Applicants with Higher Education Study
Applicants who have undertaken any higher education study, within the last ten years since leaving school, may be eligible for admission to a Kent course with credit transfers (advanced standing). For more information on this process, see Course Credit/Recognition of Prior Learning.

 

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study
Applicants who have undertaken any VET study within the last ten years since leaving school may be eligible for admission to a Kent course with credit transfers (advanced standing). For more information on this process, see Course Credit/Recognition of Prior Learning.

 

Kent has approved articulation agreements in place for certain VET courses which specify the number of course credits you may be entitled to. (View our Articulation Agreements Register for the complete list).

 

Mature Age Students
Applicants with Work and Life Experience

Kent understands that preparation for study is not restricted to formal educational attainment and that valuable intellectual and skills development can be gained through wide ranging experiences. Kent will review applications on a case-by-case basis from persons of at least 21 years of age, who do not have formal qualifications for entry but who seek admission to courses on the basis of their educational and skills development through experience and informal study.

 

English Language Proficiency

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall score with no band less than 5.5 or equivalent.
(Learn more about the ways you can meet this criteria by viewing our English Language Proficiency Requirements)

Additional Information:

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Kent offers an Indigenous Access Scholarship, designed to provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to support their personal and academic success and to provide access to students who might otherwise struggle to meet the cost of studies. Each Scholarship application is assessed on a case-by-case basis, and all successful applicants will be notified in writing.

 

Selection Criteria:

  • Must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander status as defined in item 1.0; and
  • Meet the entry requirements of Kent Institute Australia; and
  • Submit a written statement of no less than 500 words with the Application for Admission detailing why they believe they deserve a scholarship. Applicants will also be required to attend a short interview to confirm course suitability (mutually agreed to be conducted by telephone or face to face).

Domestic applicants with overseas qualifications

Refer to the academic and English requirements for International Applicants

How to Apply

Kent’s internal admissions team processes all applications for Kent courses. View our How to Apply page for more information.

Enrolment

A guide to the stages of formalising your enrolment with Kent is detailed on our How to Apply page.

Student Profile

The 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 and international students studying in Australia.

 

Applicant Background Number of Students Percentage of all Students
(A) Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
N/A 0%
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study N/A 0%
(C) Recent secondary education

  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
N/A 0%
(D) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above)
N/A 0%
(E) International students 187 100%
All students 187 100%

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.

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