A student may be admitted to a course on the basis of Special Entry. Such students might be:
- persons who have not yet reached mature age and who did not do the HSC or failed to meet the UAI or ATAR level. For example, a person under 20 years of age who did not do the HSC but has completed a trade certificate or equivalent;
- persons who have been educationally disadvantaged due to:
- socio-economic reasons such as low-family income or poor living conditions;
- language difficulties;
- learning difficulties;
- disrupted schooling;
- physical disability;
- serious family illness;
- excessive family responsibility;
- geographical isolation of home and/or school and lack of support, time or facilities for study at home or school.
- persons of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent who have not followed the normal HSC entry path;
- persons who were home schooled and show evidence of being able to manage tertiary study;
- students awaiting an IELTS result;
- persons who have completed a prescribed program of non-award study (4 units) and passed all units.
All Special Entry admissions are provisional.