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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
  1. Hold an undergraduate degree, equivalent or higher from a recognised higher education provider. Or
  2. Have completed at least an AQF Diploma level program from an Australian higher education provider. Or
  3. Have completed a minimum of four units within a Bachelor’s Degree or within a qualification that is one AQF level above Bachelor's Degree from any Australian higher education provider or equivalent*. Or, 
  4. Have been admitted to candidature for a law degree in an Australian or New Zealand higher education provider*. Or 
  5. Have completed a bridging or enabling course from a qualified provider (1) and achieve 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 form and the RPL policy and procedure for further details. 

How to Apply
  • Follow application guidance to apply now.
  • The asterisk* indicates that applicants with this background will be required to type and hand in a 500-word Personal Statement and attend an interview with the Dean, or his or her delegate, to form part of the application process for admission into Sydney City School of Law (SCSL).
  • The Personal Statement should respond to the following questions:

- Who are you?
- Why have you considered a Bachelor of Laws at SCSL?


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 form and the RPL policy and procedure for further details. 

How to Apply
  • Follow application guidance to apply now.
  • The asterisk* indicates that applicants with this background will be required to type and hand in a 500-word Personal Statement and attend an interview with the Dean, or his or her delegate, to form part of the application process for admission into Sydney City School of Law (SCSL).
  • The Personal Statement should respond to the following questions:

- Who are you?
- Why have you considered a Bachelor of Laws at SCSL?

 

 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.

Entry Requirements

  1. Hold a STAT test result of 149 or above (Multiple Choice and Written English components are required). Or,
  2. Have work experience of 5 years full-time paid employment to apply for a Bachelor degree. Work experience is to be in a legal 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

Australian Year 12 Students
1. Have completed the equivalent of the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) examination in Australia or New Zealand(2), achieving a level equivalent to an indicative ATAR score of 85. Or,
2. Have passed the International Baccalaureate examination with a result of 30 points or higher.

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 Law (SCSL) is proud to give students the opportunity of reserving a place into its program before you sit your 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 achievement of an ATAR score of 65.

Interstate or overseas Year 12

Sydney City School of Law will accept and assess official translations of overseas qualifications from the following countries (see attachmentRecognised Secondary Qualifications.pdf)

International Examinations* Standard Admission Criteria 
GCE A Level 8
SAT 1660
Singapore A Level  16.5
GAOKAO Above 70%
* Other equivalent overseas qualifications may also be assessed

 

How to Apply

  • Follow application guidance to apply now.
  • Sydney City School of Law (SCSL) asks applicants to type and hand in a 500-word Personal Statement. This document should respond to the following questions:

- Who are you?
- Why have you considered a Bachelor of Laws at SCSL?

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

 


 

Admission Pathways

If you do not meet the standard criteria, you may be considered for admission into the Sydney City School of Law (SCSL) under the Admission Pathway programs. Our Diploma of Business and Bachelor of International Business (General) allow students to transfer to the Bachelor of Laws Program after a semester or one year of study.

Due to our flexible entry approach, SCSL may organise an interview with an applicant in order to discover the student’s potential, abilities and drive to become a lawyer, which could determine entry to this program.

If you have any queries about a specific qualification contact us at admission@top.edu.au.

 


 

English Language Proficiency

All applicants with overseas qualifications applying for Bachelor of Laws at Sydney City School of Law need to provide evidence of English proficiency. You can do this by completing an approved language test and meeting a minimum qualification requirement. 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

(2)

-New South Wales Higher School Certificate
-ACT Year 12 Certificate
-Queensland Senior Examination
-South Australian Certificate of Education
-Tasmanian Certificate of Education
-Victorian Certificate of Education
-Western Australian Year 12
-New Zealand National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3