All students must be at least 18 years of age at the time that they commence their course.

  • Satisfactory completion of at least six months consecutive study, or equivalent, at any Australian university or other registered Institute of Higher Education (IHE).
  • Satisfactory completion of at least six months consecutive study in a program deemed equivalent to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level qualification of at least level 5 as determined by the Country Education Profiles (CEP) of the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment.
Completed Foundation Studies
  • Successful completion of a Foundation Studies program offered by a registered TAFE, university, or private provider that is accredited as a TAFE Certificate IV provider or accredited as compliant with the National Standards for Foundation Programs.

Successful completion of a VET award at Certificate IV or higher at an Australian Registered Training Organisation (or equivalent) will normally be considered to meet the entry requirements into the undergraduate degree courses at Stanley College.

Australian Year 12 (Western Australia)

Successful completion of the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE), with a minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 55.

Interstate Year 12

Successful completion of an Australian Senior Certificate of Education deemed equivalent to the WACE, with a minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 55.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Successful completion of the International Baccalaureate (IB), including English.

Alternative Entry Admission

The alternative entry option is for applicants who are unable to meet the requirements for Admission detailed above and allows candidates from underrepresented groups or those who have experienced educational disadvantage to seek entry into Stanley College’s Bachelor Courses.

  • Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology
  • Bachelor of Community Services
  • Bachelor of Business with majors in accounting, management, digital marketing, and hospitality & events management

Student diversity is encouraged by a support framework which addresses specific issues commonly encountered in under-represented student cohorts. See the Stanley College Higher Education Student Support Framework for details.

Applications for Alternate Admission should be used by applicants who:

    • Do not have school,TAFE or University results recent enough (within the past two years) to be considered for general admissions entry
    • Have qualifications or certificates with ungraded assessments and no other means to satisfy general admissions entry requirements
    • Have not received a Higher School Certificate (HSC) or equivalent
    • Do not meet the general entry requirements but have completed non-award tertiary studies
    • Are students with suitable work and life experience who cannot enter via general Admissions

Admission by the Alternate Admissions requires applicants to sit for the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) and achieve the following scores:

  • A minimum score of 135 for the STAT Multiple Choice component and a minimum score of 140 for the STAT Written English component.
  • Ensure that their STAT results are available to Stanley College at least 3 weeks prior to the commencement of the academic semester in the desired intake period.

For further details of Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) and how to book a test, please refer to the following link: 

Finished secondary education more than 2 years ago

Students with work and life experience may be admitted to a course without meeting the formal academic requirements if they have relevant work experience and/or other acceptable qualifications.

Bridging and enabling course entry

Applicants with insufficient preparation to commence a Bachelor course at Stanley College will be provided with information on other institutions that offer bridging courses or foundation studies. They will be encouraged to re-apply upon successful completion of a qualification that satisfies the College’s entry requirements

To gain entry into a higher education course at SC, all applicants must satisfy the College’s English Language proficiency requirements, by providing at least one of the following forms of evidence:

  • An English Language pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education (Year 12) or equivalent; or
  • Satisfactory completion of an accredited Australian qualification equivalent to AQF Level 5 or above; or
  • Satisfactory completion of an accredited tertiary award in English; or
  • Attainment of a specified level of achievement in an approved English language test as listed below.
  • For Alternate admission applicants, a minimum score of 135 for the STAT Multiple Choice component and a minimum score of 140 for the STAT Written English component.

The minimum standards of achievement in approved English Language tests required to study at Stanley College are:

  • IELTS (Academic) : IELTS Score of 6.0 (with no individual band score less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL Internet : Overall score of 60-78 (Section score no less than: Listening 12,Speaking 18, Reading 13, Writing 21)
  • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) : Total score of 169
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) : Overall score of 50-57 (no section score less than 50)

Acceptance of Offer

Applicants whose application has been successful will be sent a Letter of Offer.

Applicants indicate their acceptance of an offer by signing a Student Agreement for Higher Education, which requires the applicant to acknowledge that they have read and understood all pre-enrolment information on higher education provided in the Letter of Offer, and transfer the amount shown as being due in the Letter of Offer.

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Applicants who wish to apply for credit must do so at the time of application for admissions at Stanley College. The applicant must first indicate his/her wish to apply for credit on the Application for Enrolment Form. The Admissions Officer will forward the Application for Course Credit – Higher Education Form to the applicant. The applicant will be required to provide certified evidence demonstrating successful completion of subjects (‘pass’ grade or higher) or complete courses of formal study, provided they meet the equivalency conditions stated in the Credit and RPL Policy (refer to Section 4 of this Policy).


An applicant may apply for and be approved to defer commencement of studies at Stanley College until a subsequent semester (not more than 2 semesters). Refer to the Refund Policy – Withdrawal, Cancellation and Deferment for more details.

Fees and Charges

The Stanley College fee schedule of tuition fees and other charges is available to students online via the Stanley College website. Students should access this site regularly to ensure they have up-to-date information. Refer to the Fees Policy for more details

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students are encouraged to apply for entry to any undergraduate level course through general admissions or, if appropriate, by the Alternate Entry Admission process. Refer to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Education Policy for more details.

Domestic applicants with overseas qualifications

Australian citizens and permanent residents who have successfully completed overseas qualifications will be assessed by the Overseas Qualifications Unit (OQU) – Migration Services, Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development (DTWD).

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) national register
Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)
Western Australia Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC)

Information on appeals and grievance processes Refer to the Student Grievance and Complaint Policy and Procedure for more details