Admissions

ON CAMPUS INTAKES
  • A17: 3 JAN midterm intake
  • B17: 6 MARCH major intake
  • C17: 1 MAY* midterm intake
  • D17: 3 JULY major intake
  • E17: 3 AUG** midterm intake
  • F17: 23 OCT major intake

*Melbourne - Only Diploma of IT and Bachelor of IT (Mobile Apps Development)

**Only available in Sydney

How to apply

Step 1:

Prepare your documents

Make sure that you have the following documents ready:

  • Copy of birth certificate, passport or proof of citizenship and photo ID
  • Tax file number (for applying for FEE HELP)
  • FEE HELP (if applicable)
  • HSC Results (if applicable, if not present you may apply with an interview & portfolio submission)
  • ATAR (if you have one, if you have not yet received it you may supply it at a later date)
  • Portfolio (if applicable)

Step 2:

Submit your application

Fill out either the online or the paper application form below.

→ Apply Online → Download Paper Application Form

Step 3:

Interview

Once we receive your application, you will be contacted within one business day by one of our friendly student enrolment advisers to arrange a suitable time for interview. Interview in person or via telephone/Skype (you will need to come to the campus to fill out the FEE HELP application form and sign your letter of offer)

Step 4:

Letter of Offer

A formal letter of offer will be provided to you in person or sent to your nominated email address and/or home address if you successfully pass the entry requirements and an interview.


Step 5:

Acceptance

You will need to sign the Acceptance Letter and once the tuition fee payment is confirmed, your seat will be reserved and classes will be allocated. You will receive your Student Welcome Pack with confirmation of your enrolment and information on your Orientation Day.


Step 6:

Orientation Day

Come to the orientation day and enjoy the first interaction with your teachers and classmates.

Entry requirements

Bachelor Degree

  • Australian Year 12 with an ATAR of 60 or above; OR
  • Successful interview with AIT’s student enrollment advisors. Students intending to study interactive media or design courses are encouraged to prepare a portfolio for the admissions interview; OR
  • You have completed a relevant certificate level 4 and/or diploma and attend an interview with a student enrollment advisor; OR
  • Alternative entry may be available in certain circumstances (e.g. you have completed a relevant AIT diploma first or you are a mature student).

Diploma Degree

  • Australian Year 11 and minimum age of 17; OR
  • Successful interview in person with an AIT student enrollment advisor; OR
  • Students intending to study interactive media or design courses are encouraged to prepare a portfolio for the admissions interview; OR
  • Alternative entry may be available in certain circumstances (e.g. you complete a certificate level 2 or above or you are a mature age student).
Fees and Finance plans

AIT is an approved provider of FEE HELP courses for all of our higher education diplomas as well bachelors (with the exception of the Diploma of Software Development).

What is FEE-HELP?

FEE-HELP is a loan scheme, provided by the government, that assists eligible students in the payment of part of all of their tuition fees.

Over their lifetime, eligible students may borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit. For students applying at AIT, the limit is currently $100,879 (this amount is subject to change). In addition, there is a one-off loan fee of 25%, imposed by the government, for undergraduate courses of study.

The government directly pays AIT the amount of the loan, and students (that is you) pay it back through the Australian taxation system once their annual income reaches the minimum repayment threshold. This amount is subject to change annually, you may view the threshold here. For the 2016-2017 income year the threshold is $54,869.

FEE-HELP loans don’t attract interest but a CPI increase is applied every June 1st for amounts that have been unpaid for 11 months or more.

Read more about FEE-HELP here: http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/StudyAssist/

Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

You are eligible for FEE-HELP if:

  • you meet the citizenship and residency requirements:
    • you are an Australian citizen or a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency criteria and who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to your course; OR
    • you are a permanent humanitarian visa holder who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit; OR
    • you are a permanent visa holder who is undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of the study;

You must also be enrolled in an eligible unit of study by the census date for that unit and must not have exceeded the FEE-HELP limit.

Census Dates
2017 Important Dates Term 1 - B17 Term 2 - D17 Term 3 - F17
Orientation Week 06/03/2017 03/07/2017 23/10/2017
Classes Commence 13/03/2017 10/07/2017 30/10/2017
Census Date 04/04/2017 01/08/2017 20/11/2017
Mid term intake 01/05/2017 31/07/2017 08/01/2018
Mid term census date 12/05/2017 08/09/2017 19/01/2018
Mid term session ends 18/06/2017 15/10/2017 24/02/2018
End of Term 18/06/2017 15/10/2017 24/02/2018

Note: Christmas break is 18th of December – 07 Jan


2018 Important Dates Term 1 - B18 Term 2 - D18 Term 3 - F18
Orientation Week 12/03/2018 09/07/2018 29/10/2018
Classes Commence 19/03/2018 16/07/2018 05/10/2018
Census Date 09/04/2018 06/08/2018 26/11/2018
Mid term intake 07/05/2018 03/09/2018 07/01/2019
Mid term census date 18/05/2018 14/09/2018 18/01/2019
Mid term session ends 24/06/2018 21/10/2018 24/02/2019
End of Term 24/06/2018 21/10/2018 24/02/2019

Note: Christmas break is 24th of December – 06 Jan

The Accelerated Bachelor program includes Term 3. Students studying the Standard Bachelor program will not study during term 3.

Scholarships

Every year, AIT awards amazing students who demonstrate their extraordinary work ethic and talent when applying to study with us. Scholarships are an important step to recognising excellence amongst our students and rewarding the creative minds of those undertaking a Bachelor program at AIT

initiAIT Scholarship for commencing students

Three Recipients of this Scholarship for Sydney and three for Melbourne will be awarded an $8,000 discount off the tuition fees of their study in either the Bachelor of Interactive Media, Bachelor of Digital Design or Bachelor of Information Technology (Mobile Applications Development, or Games Programming).

Applications for this initiAIT close on 26th February for March 2017 intake, 26th June for July 2017 intake and 15th October for October 2017 intake.

→ Find out more

Creative Minds Scholarship for current students

In 2017, for the first time, we’re awarding our current students based on their study commitments and achievements. Three students from Sydney and three from Melbourne will be awarded a 50% discount from the fee of their upcoming term in either the Bachelor of Interactive Media, Bachelor of Digital Design or Bachelor of Information Technology (Mobile Applications Development, or Games Programming).

→ Find out more
Accommodation

Accommodation is not available on campus, however AIT Student Services can assist students with finding the suitable accommodation options. There are a variety of accommodation options such as homestay (single or shared), hostels, hotels, student accommodation and serviced apartments.

Here are some useful accommodation links:

Shared Accommodation:

Find like minded people looking for roommates with the following websites.


Rental Accommodation:

If you are looking to rent your own place, most available rental properties can be viewed on the following sites.

Student Accommodation:

There are many purpose built specialist student living lodges that provide affordable living solutions near major education sites. These student lodges are internationally recognised and nationwide, giving students access to fully furnished and conveniently located accommodation. AIT is located close to many student accommodation sites that provide fun communities for international and domestic students looking to live close to campus.

Village Living Australia has modern affordable accommodation in Sydney, and offers great discounts to our students. VLA have properties to suit every taste and budget, catering to both international and domestic students.

Accommodations range from self-contained studio apartments starting from $200 per week, to private and dormitory style rooms in share housing from $162 per week. Short or long term leases can be made available depending on your needs and further discounts for students who require more permanent housing can be arranged.

Be sure to mention you are an AIT student to receive any special promotions that may be on offer.

Application Resources
AIT Support Team

Nadine Roberts

Course Advisor

nadine.roberts@redhilleducation.com

Trudy Pihelgas

High School Engagement Manager

trudy.pihelgas@redhilleducation.com

Jason Ghisoni

Student Services Manager

jason.ghisoni@ait.edu.au