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.

*Local Student means Australian citizens, Permanent Residents or Australian Permanent Humanitarian visa holders who want to enrol in course(s) offered by the Academy of Information Technology (AIT).

Step 2: Document Submission

Once you have filled up the application form, return to AIT with the following supporting documents to complete your application:

  • 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)
Step 3: Interview

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

Bachelor Degrees

  • 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)


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:

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.

Census dates

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.

Further information

If you would like to know more about FEE-HELP, you can contact AIT directly to ask your questions.

Intake dates

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
Orientation Week 07/03/2016 04/07/2016 24/10/2016
Classes Commence 14/03/2016 11/07/2016 31/10/2016
Census Date 04/04/2016 01/08/2016 21/11/2016
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
Note: Christmas break is 19th of December – 02 Jan

2017 Important Dates Term 1 – B17 Term 2 – D17 Term 3 – F17
Orientation Week 06/03/2017 03/07/2017 23/10/2017
Classes Commence 13/03/2017 10/07/2017 30/10/2017
Census Date 03/04/2017 01/08/2017 20/11/2017
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
Note: Christmas break is 18th of December – 07 Jan

2018 Important Dates Term 1 – B18 Term 2 – D18 Term 3 – F18
Orientation Week 12/03/2018 09/07/2018 29/10/2018
Classes Commence 19/03/2018 16/07/2018 05/10/2018
Census Date 09/04/2018 06/08/2018 26/11/2018
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.

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