Admission

Student Entry Procedure

Martin is committed to giving you the best education to set you up with the job, and life, you want. That’s why we give you plenty of ways to get qualified with us.

The opportunity to study at Martin 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.

Bachelor Courses

For entry into our degree courses, you need to:

  • be able to speak and write in English to at least IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (with no band less than 5.5).
  • have successfully completed Australian Year 12 or overseas equivalent; or
  • be eligible for mature age entry; OR
  • when interviewed during admissions, be able to show that you have the skills and capability to succeed in the course.

There are also a few entry prerequisites:

  • 18 years of age or over; OR
  • mature age entry (aged 21 or over) with relevant work experience; OR
  • successful completion of a relevant Diploma; OR
  • completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education*, or its equivalent, at an appropriate level.

*Satisfactorily completed Senior High School Certificate Year 12 with a minimum ATAR of 63.40/UAI of 60.00 or equivalent and 18 years of age or over

Advanced Diploma Courses

For entry into our Advanced Diploma courses, you need to:

  • meet any specified course entry requirements, such as completion of a relevant Diploma; AND
  • provide a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (i.e. a Year 12 qualification); OR
  • achieve an Exit Level 3 score within the Australian Core Skills Framework assessments in reading and maths, which will show that you have the capability to be successful in the course. This is done through two short tests as a part of your enrolment process.

Diploma Courses

For entry into our Diploma courses, you need to:

  • meet any specified course entry requirements; AND
  • provide a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (i.e. a Year 12 qualification); OR
  • achieve an Exit Level 3 score within the Australian Core Skills Framework assessments in reading and maths, which will show that you have the capability to be successful in the course. This is done through two short tests as a part of your enrolment process

Certificate IV

  • have completed Australian Year 11 or equivalent; OR
  • have a Certificate III; OR
  • achieve an Exit Level 3 score within the Australian Core Skills Framework assessments in reading and maths, which will show that you have the capability to be successful in the course. This is done through two short tests as a part of your enrolment process

Certificate III

For entry into our Certificate III courses, you need to:

  • have completed Australian Year 10 or equivalent; OR
  • achieve an Exit Level 3 score within the Australian Core Skills Framework assessments in reading and maths, which will show that you have the capability to be successful in the course. This is done through two short tests as a part of your enrolment process.

Country specific academic equivalents

The below link is intended as a guide only for applicants with qualifications from other countries and aims to provide basic entry requirement information. Qualifications not listed below will be assessed on a case by case basis.


Diploma of Travel and Tourism

Lasting for 5 weeks on-campus and 10 weeks online, the Travel and Tourism Fundamentals program is a prerequisite of the Diploma of Travel and Tourism. However, the Fundamentals program can be bypassed, if a student can demonstrate that they have met course prerequisites through:

  • successful completion of a Certificate III in Tourism, Certificate III in Travel or a Certificate III in Events; OR
  • demonstrated skills acquired through work experience.

Diploma of Human Resources Management and Diploma of Project Management

Entry to this program requires

  • have successfully completed Australian Year 12 or overseas equivalent; or
  • be eligible for mature age entry; or
  • within the enrolment interview, be able to demonstrate the relevant skills and capabilities deemed by SGA as being required to succeed within the course.

Diploma of Graphic Design

Entry to this program requires

  • successful completion of a Certificate IV in Design or other relevant qualifications; OR
  • vocational experience in a range or work environments in design and presentation of a portfolio or work for assessment - portfolio entry requirements (PDF)

Fundamentals Program

For entry into our Fundamentals program, you need to:

  • have completed Australian Year 11 or equivalent; OR
  • have experience in a range of work environments either in design or roles which include desktop publishing, but without a qualification; OR
  • within the Admissions Interview, been able to demonstrate the relevant skills and capabilities deemed by SGA as being required to succeed within the course, including a genuine interest in design or art.

Skills Recognition

We believe you should be recognised for past experiences, so we offer flexible entry based on previous studies and work experience. If you’ve taken a course somewhere else, we’ll give you related credit for it. If you have relevant work experience that will help you with a specific course, you can apply to have that recognised too.

If you're applying for a course on the basis of previous work experience, you'll need to include your CV listing relevant work experience and provide employment references.


Mature Age Entry

If you’re 21 years or older, you can enter as a mature age student.


SKILL Program

Supporting Knowledge in Lifelong Learners

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.

  • I didn't complete Year 12
  • English is not my first language
  • I did not love school
  • I am feeling nervous about studying
  • I haven't studied for a long time
  • I haven't studied online before
  • I am not good at reading or writing
  • I am not good at maths

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.

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