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Documentation guidelines

As part of your application, you may be asked to provide supporting documentation. This will happen if you’re applying for a postgraduate course, or if you need additional evidence to meet the general entry requirements.

Some courses, like the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice Conversion Pathway, can have unique requirements. You’ll need to make sure you check the individual course page for these.

When you’re applying through the eApplication portal, you’ll be prompted to submit additional documentation. You can save you application, complete your documentation and then return later.

Personal Competency Statement

A Personal Competency Statement serves two purposes: it allows you to meet the General Entry Requirements and it allows you to tell us about your personal experiences.

Your statement of support needs to address:

  • What you have done to prepare for tertiary study
  • The reasons for choosing your preferred program of study
  • Your capacity for independent study
  • The skills, knowledge and abilities you believe will help you succeed
  • Your communication skills
  • Sources of support you have, or can put into place, to enhance your success at university

Each of these criteria should be addressed individually. Please be sure to provide specific examples of how you meet the criteria.

Independent Learning Strategies

Independent Learning Strategies relate to your capacity for self-directed study. They include:

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise tasks, manage time and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Evidence of self-motivation
  • Development of personally effective study techniques
  • Evidence of awareness of the workload and time commitments in tertiary study, the impact of study on your lifestyle, and of the financial resources required to complete the course

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

These relate to your ability to communicate clearly, particularly when using written and oral means. They also take into account your ability to interact effectively with others.

They include:

  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly, correctly and concisely
  • Evidence of capacity to express thoughts logically
  • Evidence of ability to interact effectively with others, including the ability to work effectively in a team

Achievement and experience

This relates to your experience, expertise and achievements. You’ll also have an opportunity to demonstrate your personal readiness for tertiary education.

We’ll look at:

  • Any personal achievement that demonstrates ability, motivation or commitment
  • Attainment in formal and/or non-formal studies
  • Evidence of steps taken to gain study skills or improve skill levels
  • Completion of a formal tertiary preparation program
  • Completion of other studies, e.g. formal and informal training, as well as short courses
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust or adapt to new situations
  • Demonstrated ability to consider new ideas and viewpoints

Skills and knowledge

These are the skills and knowledge required to be successful at university. They include:

  • Demonstrated ability to collect, analyse and interpret information
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Evidence of computer skills