The opportunity to study at AIAS is open to everyone, no matter what your background, level of education (for most qualifications*) or ethnicity and we encourage people from diverse backgrounds or with disabilities to apply for admission.
AIAS offers flexible access to its courses. Students who do not have the academic qualifications indicated in the entry criteria may demonstrate, by way of interview, that they possess the skills and capability to succeed in the course applied for.
Students wanting to enrol in courses offered by AIAS must have achieved the minimum of a Year 10 education or equivalent (refer to table below). Alternative entry is through Mature Aged entry whereby a student must be at least 20 years old. With a Mature Age entry past academic or work experience is not required.
For entry into our Advanced Diploma courses, you need to:
Specific course entry requirements
* for the list of the required units of competency visit training.gov.au
For entry into our Diploma courses, you need to:
For entry into our Certificate IV courses, you need to:
For entry into our Certificate III courses, you need to:
At College it's possible that you may be expected to write, listen and grasp concepts at a more advanced level than you may have experienced before. To help you prepare
and ensure you're armed with the necessary skills to succeed we've developed the SKILL program.
What is SKILL?
SKILL is a short task (ACER assessment) to assess your strengths and development areas and it's only 20 minutes. SKILL, gives both the College and you an opportunity to identify areas where you might want additional support and development. This task helps us tailor the support offered to you to help meet your individual learning needs.
Once complete, you will receive a summary which will help you identify the different types of ongoing support options available to you, which will help you improve the areas you specifically might want to develop. You're only 20 minutes away from your personalised support program!
Do I need to take SKILL?
We highly recommend that all students undertake the SKILL program to help give you the greatest chances of success; however if any of the concerns listed below apply to you, we ask that you do complete the initial SKILL task so we can better support your learning outcomes.
Can I study for the SKILL program?
You can't really study for SKILL. The format for SKILL and the kinds of questions you'll be asked here are meant to give a really clear understanding of your current learning needs, so no additional studying is necessary.
SKILL results & what to do next
You'll be emailed your summary and support options available to you [immediately] after you've taken the SKILL task (ACER assessment).
Is English your second language?
If English is your second language you may want the additional support that the SKILL program can provide you. SKILL results are presented in more detail than IELTS (e.g. there are three scores for writing rather than just one) and you also receive recommendations for the most suitable follow-up options to develop your academic English, so it can be a really powerful resource to help support your academic studies.
*Some qualifications have pre-requisite levels of education and literacy and numeracy