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Admission Information

Diploma of Business / Diploma of Applied Finance and Accounting 


Admission criteria 

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A. Applicants with higher education study  B.Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study
C.Applicants with work and life experience  D.Applicants with recent secondary education  

 

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.

Entry Requirements
Completion, or substantial completion (75%), of an AQF Diploma or higher award from an Australian, accredited higher education provider.

Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available and will be assessed in accordance with TOP's RPL policy and procedure. Please refer to the Application for Credit Recognition form and the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy for further details. 

How to Apply

  • Follow application guidance to apply now.
  • Applicants may be required to submit a study plan based on their academic performance.

 


B.Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

Applicants whose highest level of study enrolment since leaving secondary education is a VET course.

Entry Requirements
Completion of an AQF Certificate III or IV course in a business studies area from TAFE College or any Registered Training Organisation.

Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available and will be assessed in accordance with TOP's RPL policy and procedure. Please refer to the Application for Credit Recognition form and the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy for further details. 

How to Apply

  • Follow application guidance to apply now.
  • Applicants may be required to submit a study plan based on their academic performance.

 


C. Applicants with work and life experience (includes those who left secondary education more than two years ago)

Applicants who left secondary education more than two years ago and have not undertaken VET or higher education study since.

Entry Requirements

  1. Completion of the NSW Higher School Certificate, or its equivalent, within five years prior to application. Or 
  2. Have work experience of two years full-time paid employment to apply for a Diploma. Work experience is to be in a business-related field. Part-time equivalents are acceptable. 

How to Apply

  • Follow application guidance to apply now.
  • Submission of a personal statement demonstrating suitability for tertiary level study providing:

a) Evidence of capability, including skills and attributes;
b) Evidence of employment and work experience, including the level of responsibility and type of work; 
c) Evidence of training and post-school learning;
d) Evidence of performance at secondary school;
e) Any other relevant evidence

  • Where appropriate, an interview with, and determination by, the Dean. 

 


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.

Entry Requirements
Completion of the NSW Higher School Certificate(HSC), or its equivalent.

Selection Rank Adjustment
TOP recognises that success in life comes from what each student makes of it. Therefore, if students do not meet our standard criteria, they may be considered for admission under the TOP Adjustment Factors system.

Early Offer 
Sydney City School of Business (SCSB) can give students the opportunity of reserving a place into its program before they sit their HSC exams.

1. Please follow the Early Offer application guidance.
2. Students applying from UAC need to submit a Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS) application. Students applying directly need to have the recommendation and support of their school Principal.
3. The offer will be conditional on the completion of HSC.

How to Apply

  • Follow application guidance to apply now.
  • Applicants may be required to submit a study plan based on their academic performance.

  

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Bachelor of International Business / Bachelor of Applied Finance and Accounting


Admission criteria

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applicant-b
applicant-c applicant-d
A. Applicants with higher education study  B.Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study
C.Applicants with work and life experience  D.Applicants with recent secondary education  


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.

Entry Requirements

  1. Completion of at least one semester of full-time study (or part-time equivalent) at a registered Australian higher education provider at AQF Level 5 Diploma or higher. OR
  2. Have completed a bridging or enabling course from a qualified provider(1) and achieved 50% of the full mark.

Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available and will be assessed in accordance with TOP's RPL policy and procedure. Please refer to the Application for Credit Recognition formand the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy for further details. 

How to Apply

  • Follow application guidance to apply now.
  • Applicants may be required to submit a study plan based on their academic performance.

     


    B. Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

    Applicants whose highest level of study enrolment since leaving secondary education is a VET course.

    Entry Requirements
    Have completed at least an AQF Diploma level program from TAFE College or any Registered Training Organisation.

    Recognition of Prior Learning
    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available and will be assessed in accordance with TOP's RPL policy and procedure. Please refer to the Application for Credit Recognition formand the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy for further details. 

    How to Apply

    • Follow application guidance to apply now.
    • Applicants may be required to submit a study plan based on their academic performance.

       


      C. Applicants with work and life experience (includes those who left secondary education more than two years ago)

      Applicants who left secondary education more than two years previously and have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then.

      Entry Requirements

      1. Hold a STAT Multiple Choice test result of 120 or above. OR
      2. Have work experience of five years full-time paid employment to apply for a bachelor’s degree. Work experience is to be in a business-related field. Part-time equivalents are acceptable. 

      How to Apply

      • Follow application guidance to apply now.
      • Submission of a personal statement demonstrating suitability for tertiary level study providing:

      a) Evidence of capability, including skills and attributes;
      b) Evidence of employment and work experience, including the level of responsibility and type of work; 
      c) Evidence of training and post-school learning;
      d) Evidence of performance at secondary school;
      e) Any other relevant evidence

      • Where appropriate, an interview with, and determination by, the Dean. 


      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.

      Entry Requirements
      Completion of the NSW Higher School Certificate achieving an ATAR of at least 50, or an equivalent qualification.

      Selection Rank Adjustment
      TOP recognises that success in life comes from what each student makes of it. Therefore, if students do not meet our standard criteria, they may be considered for admission under the TOP Adjustment Factors system.

      Early Offer 
      Sydney City School of Business (SCSB) can give students the opportunity of reserving a place into its program before they sit their HSC exams.

      1. Please follow the Early Offer application guidance.
      2.  Students applying from UAC need to submit a Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS) application. Students applying directly need to have the recommendation and support of their school Principal.
      3.  The offer will be conditional based on the achievement of an ATAR at least of 50.

      How to Apply

      • Follow application guidance to apply now.
      • Applicants may be required to submit a study plan based on their academic performance.

       

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      Admission Pathway

      If students do not meet the standard criteria for a bachelor’s degree, they may be considered for admission into the Diploma of Business or Diploma of Applied Finance and Accounting under the Admission Pathway scheme. Upon successful completion of 8 Diploma units (48 credit points), students may choose to continue in the 2nd and 3rd years of TOP's Bachelor of International Business or Bachelor of Applied Finance and Accounting. Successful completion of 8 Diploma units allows students to continue further study in a Bachelor Program with credit for a  maximum of 48 credit points.

      English Language Proficiency

      All applicants with overseas qualifications applying for business programs at the Sydney City School of Business must provide evidence of English proficiency by completing an approved language test and meeting a minimum standard of achievement. Check HERE for requirements. 


      (1)

      -NSW TAFE Tertiary Preparation Certificate
      -UTS Foundation Studies,
      -UNSW - University Foundation Studies
      -UNSW – University Preparation Program
      -University of Sydney - Foundation Program
      -University of Newcastle – Foundation Studies Certificate and Open Foundation Course
      -University of Newcastle – Newstep and Yapug
      -University of Wollongong – STEP, Gateway and University Access Program
      -University of Wollongong – Foundation Studies and Senior Secondary Program
      -UWS – Macstart and Unistart
      -Australian National University – University Preparation Scheme
      -University of Canberra – UC-Connect and UC-Prep
      -Canberra Institute of Technology Pre-Tertiary Studies