Prospective students must have attained:

  • an ATAR minimum of 65, and 
  • as a part of the application process, complete short answer questions. 

Mature aged applicants (21 years of age or older) who do not have an ATAR must demonstrate the capacity for successful study at Bachelor level (AQF 7) in their application via completion of year 12 (or equivalent study of year 12 secondary education) or appropriate work experience and as part of the application process, complete short answer questions. 

For entry into the course, students are required to submit an application through the Apply Now page, with certified or original scanned copies of the following supporting documentation:

  • Most recent academic transcripts (e.g., university transcript or ATAR transcript)
  • A current curriculum vitae (if available)
  • Proof of residency/citizenship (e.g. passport, birth certificate, or citizenship certificate).

Applicants will also be required to answer four short-answer questions in their application, totaling approximately 500 words, that focus on their aspirations, qualities, attitude and relevant skills in regard to Psychology and Counselling.

International students, who do not otherwise meet the AHPRA English standards, are also required to undertake The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 7.0 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking) of the IELTS test, and a minimum overall band score of 7. For more information, visit: https://www.cairnmillar.org.au/international-students


Admission requirements are met by any of the following:

  1. Applicants with higher education study
    Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
    Overseas tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
    Completed bridging or enabling course
    Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  2. Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study
    Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
    Overseas tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.

  3. Applicants with work and life experience
    (includes those who left secondary education more than 2 years ago)
    Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

  4. Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
    ATAR-based admission
    For applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years) who will be selected wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
    Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 65.
    Overseas secondary qualifications considered equivalent to the above.
  • Lowest ATAR to which an offer was made in 2022 (exclusive of any adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
  • Lowest Selection Rank to which a recent Year 12 student offer was made in 2022 (including the consideration of any equity or other adjustment factors)
  • Minimum Selection Rank required for consideration: 65

 ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in 2022 (as at X Date).

(ATAR-based offers only, across all offer rounds)

ATAR*

(Excluding adjustment factors)

Selection Rank*

(Including adjustment factors)

Highest rank to receive an offer

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Median rank to receive an offer

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Lowest rank to receive an offer

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