Employment experience

Some institutions take employment experience into account when considering your application.

All employment experience must be fully documented – you must provide a statement of service for each of your jobs. Only paid employment of one year or more will be considered. This includes continuous employment with one employer, or periods undertaking the same job with different employers. Unpaid and voluntary work experience will not be considered.

Year 12 applicants

If you are a Year 12 student in 2017, your employment experience will generally not be taken into consideration.

Non-Year 12 applicants

The institutions listed below use employment experience as part of the selection criteria for some or all of their courses. Before applying, check with the institutions for details.

Institution Conditions

Australian Catholic University

all courses

Australian Maritime College

all courses

Australian National University

not considered for all courses. ANU will consider work experience that meets the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) scale, with a minimum skill level of 2 and with a minimum duration of five years’ work experience or higher.

Charles Sturt University

relevant industry experience of at least two years for most courses


all courses except B Hospitality Management, B Science (Psychology)

Griffith University

all courses except B Medical Science and B Dental Health Science, all Law programs, B Popular Music

International College of Management, Sydney

all courses

La Trobe University

most courses for applicants 21 years of age or older in the year they intend to start tertiary study

Macleay College

all courses for applicants over 20 years of age (by Monday 5 February 2018)


most courses


all courses for applicants over 21 years of age

Southern Cross University

all courses

Top Education Institute

all courses

Torrens University Australia

all courses

University of Canberra

all courses

University of New England

most courses

University of Newcastle

not considered for all programs. For more information call (02) 4921 5000 (Newcastle – Callaghan campus) or (02) 4348 4030 (Central Coast – Ourimbah campus).

Western Sydney University

most courses