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Admission Information

To study in any program, course or unit, a student must be formally admitted to TOP. Admission into TOP is determined on the basis of academic merit, the capacity for tertiary level study and likelihood of success in completing the program. Applicants will be assessed and considered if eligibility requirements are met according to our Student Selection and Admission Policy. Further to TOP’s general requirements, all programs have specific Admission Criteria.

Undergraduate Programs

    Students can find admission information for their preferred undergraduate business program HERE and click to visit the undergraduate program page of their desired course. For the Bachelor of Laws degree, admission information can be found HEREAdmission information has been customised for applicants with different backgrounds as outlined below: 

    A. Applicants with higher education study: Applicants whose highest level of study enrolment since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, whether at a university or non-university provider.

    B. Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study: Applicants whose highest level of study enrolment since leaving secondary education is a VET course.

    C. Applicants with work and life experience (includes those who left secondary education more than 2 years ago): Applicants who left secondary education more than two years previously and have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then.

    D. Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years): Applicants whose admission is based mostly on secondary education undertaken at school, TAFE or other VET or higher education provider (Australian or overseas equivalent) that was completed (or will be) in the current year or within the previous two years.

    Postgraduate Programs

    The admission information for our postgraduate programs is listed under each program on our website. Students can click to go to the preferred program page. For a list of all postgraduate programs on offer please click HERE.

    Student Specific Information 

    • Students with disabilities

      The same conditions and procedures apply to the admission of students with disabilities as to all students. TOP provides assistance to students with disabilities. However it is essential for a student with a disability to notify the Admissions Office before submitting their applications to ensure that early arrangement for their assistance can be made. Students with disabilities may be entitled to request special consideration on assessment. Please refer to Student Selection and Admissions Policy and Procedure.

    • Adjustment factors
      • Subject Adjustment
      • Educational/Social Disadvantage Adjustment
      • Indigenous Entry Program

      Application Process

      How to Apply
      There are three ways in which students can apply to gain admission at TOP. Please select your preferred application method for further instructions on the page of how to apply

      Application Date
      Please ensure you submit your application before the enrolment deadline for each intake.

      Key dates


      Accept an Offer

      Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

      Deferral, Changes, Withdrawal and Leave of Absence

       Deferral Before the census date, students are allowed to defer the studies for compassionate reasons. Students need to complete Application for Deferment of Studies Form and send it with supporting documents to Admissions (
       Changes Before the census date, students are allowed to change the program for compassionate reasons. Students need to complete the Application for Change Program Form and send it with supporting documents to Admissions (
       Withdrawal Students can apply to withdraw their studies before or after the census date. Please be aware that withdrawal post-census may incur an academic penalty and financial liability. Students need to complete Application for Withdrawal of Course/Units Form and send to Student Services ( The interview and counselling process will be arranged.
       Leave of Absence Before the census date, students are allowed to apply for a leave of absence for compassionate reasons. Students need to complete Leave of Absence Form and send it with supporting documentation to Academic (

      Student and campus services

      Further Information