Did you know that some AITT qualifications can be used towards entrance into an Australian University to study a for a bachelor’s degree? In most cases you can even get credit transfers – saving you both time and course fees!

 

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Key Points

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and Articulation

All nationally recognised and regulated qualifications in Australia fall into a single comprehensive national qualifications framework. We call this system the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The AQF is a level-based system that ranges from Level 1 (lowest complexity) to Level 10 (highest complexity). The Levels refer to specific qualifications that we are more familiar with as shown below.

 

Take a look at the interactive AQF Level Chart here: https://www.aqf.edu.au/aqf-levels

How VET articulation works

Articulation is the process where an individual can transition into an AQF Level 7 (Bachelor Degree) immediately after completing an AQF Level 5 (Diploma).

 

In some cases, the transition to a Bachelor degree includes some credits that can reduce the amount of study required to complete the Bachelor degree.

It is important to remember:

  • The articulation pathway must be agreed by the University and the training provider. Not any provider can go to any university for articulation.
  • The amount of credit received varies by university and course
  • Universities have many entry requirements. These are explained in more detail when you select your pathway.
  • For Australian students this may include your Australian High School Certificate (or equivalent) along with your ATAR (or VET equivalent pathway)
  • For International students this may include your High School equivalent Level Certificates (such as A-Levels or HSC), visas, financial means requirements and English language requirements.

Bridging Courses vs Foundation Courses

Bridging courses help both local and international students get entry into an undergraduate program if they do not meet entry requirements.

 

Foundation courses are like bridging courses and sometimes the terms are used interchangeably. Foundation courses tend to be longer than bridging courses – taking usually at least one year to complete. Foundation courses are designed to appeal to international students by allowing a certain level of acclimatisation to the Australian student lifestyle. Most colleges offer remote learning pathway for bridging and foundation courses.

 

Both bridging and foundation courses are designed to lead students into further studies, and it is possible to choose subjects that are relevant to the Bachelor degree program of interest. Most bridging and foundation courses lead to specific courses from only specific universities so it is important to choose the right one.

Bridging Courses for Sri Lankan Students

The process for undertaking a bridging course with AITT is as follows.

 

  1. Decide which bridging course you would like to take.
  2. Begin your enrolment process with AITT. To be accepted, you must meet all the AITT entry requirements. For Sri Lankan students, you must:
    • Have completed at least 12 years of school
    • Have undertaken and passed English as a subject in upper-secondary school
    • Sit and pass the Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test and any other evaluations or interview set by AITT
    • Have completed your A-Levels or O-Levels (a copy of your certificate is required)
  3. Pay your course fees and begin your studies.
  4. You can only apply for your university course after you successfully complete your diploma. While studying however, you should begin preparing your university and visa application. There are two ways you can apply:
    – With the help of our agent
    – By yourself

Regardless of whether you go through an agent or apply yourself, you will need to:

  • Check all other entry requirements of the university you intend to study at. Be aware of the semester dates and course fees associated with the university. Usually you will have to pay the course fees in full per semester.
  • Undertake an IELTS test and achieve an overall score of 5.5 with no individual score below 5.0. IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication. Visit ielts.org for more information.
  • Begin collecting evidence for the appropriate visa – typically a Student visa (subclass 500). Visit https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/stud for more information. The visa typically takes between 15 and 37 days to process. You will also need to meet a series of checks including financial capacity requirements and health requirements.

 

  1. Once you have successfully completed your studies and receive your diploma qualification and statement of attainment, you may formally apply to the university.
  2. Once you are accepted by the university, you may then begin with your Visa application process.

 

Once your visa is approved, you can begin your study journey in your bachelor program in Australia.

Are you ready to begin your journey? Begin your AITT application now.

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