International Students, please click here to apply.
Enrolment Procedure – Domestic Students
Step 1: Application Submission
Fill out either the online or the paper application form below.
Step 2: Document Submission
- Copy of birth certificate, passport or proof of citizenship
- Tax file number (for FEE HELP or VET-FEE HELP)
- FEE HELP Forms or VET-FEE HELP (if applicable)
- HSC Results (if applicable, if not present you may apply with an interview & portfolio submission)
Once we receive you application, you will be contacted within one business day by one of our friendly admissions staff to arrange a suitable time for interview. Interview in person or via telephone/Skype.
Step 4: Offer of Placement
Receive an offer letter. A formal letter of offer will be sent to your nominated address and/or email address.
Step 5: Acceptance
Accept the offer. Once tuition fee payment is confirmed, your seat will be reserved and classes will be allocated.
Step 6: Orientation Day
Come to the orientation day. You will receive your Student Welcome Pack with confirmation of your enrolment and information on your Orientation Day.
Online Application Form – Domestic Students
- Year 12 level of education (NSW or equiv.) with ATAR = 60 & above; OR
- Successful interview in person with AIT’s admission staff. Students intending to study digital media or design courses are encouraged to prepare a portfolio for the admissions interview.
- Alternative entry may be available in certain circumstances (e.g. You complete relevant AIT diploma first or you are a mature student)
- Year 11 level of education (NSW or equiv.) and minimum age of 17
- Successful interview in person with AIT’s admission staff.
- Students intending to study digital media or design courses are encouraged to prepare a portfolio for the admissions interview.
- Alternative entry may be available in certain circumstances (e.g. You complete Certificate II or above or you are a mature student)
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AIT is an approved provider of FEE HELP and VET FEE HELP courses
What is FEE-HELP?
FEE-HELP is a loan scheme, provided by the government, that assists eligible students in the payment of part or all of their tuition fees. VET FEE-HELP is the same program but for diploma programs.
Over their lifetime, eligible students may borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit. For students studying at AIT, the limit is currently $96,000, and is indexed every year. In addition, there is a one-off loan fee of 25%, imposed by the government, for undergraduate courses of study.
The government directly pays AIT the amount of the loan, and students (that is you) pay it back through the Australian taxation system once their annual income reaches the minimum repayment threshold. For the 2013/14 financial year, this threshold was $51,309.
FEE-HELP loans don’t attract interest, but a CPI increase is applied every June 1 for amounts that have been unpaid for 11 months or more.
Read more about Fee HELP and VET FEE HELP Here: www.studyassist.gov.au
Who is eligible for FEE-HELP?
You are eligible for FEE-HELP if you are an Australian citizen or permanent humanitarian visa holder (resident in Australia for the duration of your unit), or you are a permanent visa holder undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of the study.
You must also be enrolled in an eligible unit of study by the census date for that unit and have not exceeded your FEE-HELP limit.
What courses are covered at the Academy of Information Technology?
All our courses are FEE-HELP approved for eligible students.
How do I apply for FEE-HELP?
Eligible students can apply by completing a “Request for FEE-HELP Assistance” form, which we will provide you when you apply. If you don’t already have one, please contact us and we’ll send you a form immediately.
When is a FEE-HELP debt incurred?
You incur the debt immediately after the census date for each unit of study for which you received FEE-HELP assistance. Census date is about 2-3 weeks after each term date starts.
If you have requested a FEE-HELP loan, but change your mind about studying, you have to either cancel your “Request for FEE-HELP Assistance” form or withdraw your enrolment in each unit of study on or before its census date. Otherwise, you will incur a debt.
What are the withdrawal policies?
You can view FEE Help and VET FEE help withdrawal polices as well as change of enrolment policies in the downloads and resources section. View them here.
The census date is the last day you can withdraw without incurring financial penalty. See here for details.
What is a CHESSN?
Your CHESSN is your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number. It is a unique identifying number that stays with you for the whole of your student life. Your CHESSN helps AIT and the government provide you with information about your FEE-HELP loan and any other Commonwealth assistance, eg. scholarships, you have used.
We will allocate you a CHESSN as part of the FEE-HELP application process.
If you would like to know more about FEE-HELP, you can contact AIT directly to ask your questions.
AIT offers 6 intakes through the year. You can begin your studies at your convenience in January, March, May, July, September & November.
|2016 Important Dates||Term 1 – B16||Term 2 – D16||Term 3 – F16|
|Mid term Intake||02/05/2016||29/08/2016||09/01/2017|
|Mid term Census Date||13/05/2016||09/09/2016||20/01/2017|
|Mid Term Session Ends||19/06/2016||16/10/2016||21/02/2017|
|End of Term||19/06/2016||16/10/2016||28/02/2017|
|2017 Important Dates||Term 1 – B17||Term 2 – D17||Term 3 – F17|
|Mid term Intake||01/05/2017||31/07/2017||08/01/2018|
|Mid term Census Date||12/05/2017||08/09/2017||19/01/2018|
|Mid Term Session Ends||18/06/2017||15/10/2017||24/02/2018|
|End of Term||18/06/2017||15/10/2017||24/02/2018|
|2018 Important Dates||Term 1 – B18||Term 2 – D18||Term 3 – F18|
|Mid term Intake||07/05/2018||03/09/2018||07/01/2019|
|Mid term Census Date||18/05/2018||14/09/2018||18/01/2019|
|Mid Term Session Ends||24/06/2018||21/10/2018||24/02/2019|
|End of Term||24/06/2018||21/10/2018||24/02/2019|
Note: Christmas break is 24th of December – 06 Jan
The Accelerated Bachelor program includes Term 3. Students studying the Standard Bachelor program will not study during term 3.