ASA welcomes all suitably qualified students, both domestic and international.

To gain admission to ASA’s Bachelor of Professional Accounting, students need to meet ONE of the following criteria:

School Leavers

  • Successful completion of an Australian senior secondary qualification with a satisfactory Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) score of 65 (or equivalent as determined by the Academic Board); or
  • Successful completion of an equivalent secondary qualification interstate and attainment of the required entrance standard; or
  • Successful completion of an equivalent secondary qualification overseas, and attainment of the required entrance standard; or
  • Satisfactory completion of an accredited Tertiary Preparation Program (TPP) or a Foundation Year Program offered by a recognised higher education provider in Australia; or
  • Admission to candidature for an undergraduate degree at an Australian university; or
  • A completed qualification at AQF Level 5 (Diploma) or above from an Australian University or registered Australian higher education provider; or equivalent international qualification.

International Students

International students also need to meet ASA’s English Language requirements in an approved English language test completed within two (2) years prior to commencement of study. The tests accepted by ASA are outlined below:



Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Overall Band Score 6.0 with a minimum subscore of 5.5 in writing, reading, speaking and listening
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Internet Based Test (iBT)
60 Overall
(with a writing score of 20)
PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) and above

*We accept PTE Online

Overall score 50 with no skill score < 42
CAE (Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) 52 or better

* Applicants may also satisfy the English language requirements if they have completed at least one year of full time study where English was the medium of instruction and which has led to an award recognised within the Australian Qualifications framework (AQF).

** Please note if candidates do not meet the minimum English language requirements they may elect to study English for Academic Purposes (EAP) with one of our Direct Entry partners. Please contact admissions for further details (

Special Entry

(For non-school leavers including mature-age applicants and/or those who do not hold their HSC or equivalent)

Domestic applicants who are 21 years of age or over who have not completed Year 12 or its equivalent may gain entry to a course by addressing one of the following entry requirements:

  • successful completion of a Special Tertiary Admissions Test administered by a tertiary admissions centre; or
  • submission of a portfolio of prior and current academic and professional work.

NOTE: Mature age entry applicants must also meet the English language entry requirements.