Entry Requirements

Domestic students

To support a successful study experience with the College, applicants are required to meet the following entry requirements:

  1. Applicants to Martin HE aged between 18 and 21 years must have completed Year 12 and must have a minimum NSW HSC English Band 3/QLD QCE English Sound (S) achievement and have achieved a NSW HSC average of 60 or QLD QCE average of a Sound (S) achievement or equivalent.
  2. Applicants to Martin HE aged between 18 and 21 years years who have not completed Year 12 or who do not meet all of the above requirements may be considered eligible for entry with at least 6 months of other other post-school study (e.g. Tertiary Preparation Certificate, Certificate IV, Diploma, one year study at another higher education institution etc).
  3. Applicants to Martin HE who are aged over 21 years and have completed NSW HSC English Band 3/ QLD English overall sound achievement or equivalent, must have a suitable educational background, relevant work experience and maturity to successfully undertake the course. Note that evidence of this experience will be required. Eg.Transcripts, graduate certificates, CV and/or professional references.
  4. Mature age students (21 years or over) who have not completed Year 12 and who have relevant study, work and/or life experience that indicates they would be able to manage the level of coursework required will be considered for admission on a case by case basis.
  5. Applicants who may not meet the educational requirements outlined above but who can demonstrate some educational disadvantage in schooling (see definitions), will be considered on a case by case basis.

For more information on entry requirements for Martin Higher Education, please view the Domestic students Admissions Policy available on the policies and procedures page.

International students

International applicants to Martin HE must be aged over 18 years and must meet at least one of the following entry criteria:

  • Have completed an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education with passes in all academic subjects relevant to the award course including English.
  • Have completed the equivalent to an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education in another country, with at least passing grades in the majority of subjects. If English was studied, evidence must be provided of at least a passing grade achieved in this subject.
  • Satisfactory completion of a Tertiary Preparation Program or Foundation Year Program offered by an accredited institution of higher education in Australia that is recognised as equivalent to Senior Secondary Certificate of Education.
  • Satisfactory completion of an accredited course at an institute of vocational education and training or higher education at Certificate IV level or above.
  • Mature age students (21 years or over) who have not completed the above educational requirements and who have relevant work or life experience that indicates they would be able to manage the level of coursework required will be considered for admission on a case by case basis.

For more information on entry requirements for Martin Higher Education, please view the International students Admissions and Enrolment Policy available on the policies and procedures page.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Higher Education applicants for whom English is an additional language must have an academic IELTS score of 6.0 to 7.0, depending on the degree and College entity. These levels have been set to ensure the student will have the ability to successfully engage in study in their selected field. Refer to the English Proficiency Policy – Higher Education for further details. At the discretion of each College, prospective students may be required to undertake an assessment of English language at their own cost and, depending on the course of enrolment, achieve a result at least equivalent to:

  • IELTS 6.0 (overall score)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE 169-175)
  • Pearson (PTE) Academic Score of 51 (overall score)
  • Paper based (PBT) TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550
  • Internet based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79.

For more information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for Martin Higher Education, please view both the Domestic & International English Proficiency Policy available on the policies and procedures page.