Your tertiary qualifications
Applicants who have completed relevant tertiary studies must submit an original academic transcript which provides evidence of all subjects taken, grades obtained (including failures), stage reached or qualification gained. The transcript must be obtained by the applicant from the institution concerned and submitted with the application.
Applicants who are currently enrolled in an institution are asked to present their examination results and/or assessment notification immediately it is available.
Applicants who have completed overseas tertiary studies and have documents which are not in English MUST submit Certified English Translations as well as copies of the original documents.
Southern Cross University including NRCAE, UNE-NR graduates
Applicants who graduated from Southern Cross University, Northern Rivers College (NRCAE), University of New England - Northern Rivers (UNE-NR) or Southern Cross University are not required to provide documentation for those particular courses.
Equivalency of overseas qualifications
If your academic records are not from NRCAE, UNE-NR or Southern Cross University (SCU), consideration of your application may be affected if SCU can't make a comparison with our standards, particularly in relation to grades. For overseas qualifications, you should consult us or obtain official assistance.
Informal advice may be obtained from the Research Training Unit (see Key Contacts page) or by contacting the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) at GPO Box 1407, Canberra ACT 2601, phone +61 2 6240 7663.
Advice may also be sought from the Head of the School or Faculty in which you worked or the College Director or Director of Higher Degree Research Training of the School you seek to enter at Southern Cross University. They may be able to provide a written opinion of the equivalence of your degree to an Australian grade of Honours, which you can then attach to your application.
If you have a Masters degree you will assist your case by providing official evidence of:
- the proportion of research culminating in the thesis that you completed towards the total requirements for the degree. Note that not less than 50% research and thesis is usually required for entry to this University's PhD course;
- the class of pass, if any, eg Honours I;
- whether you completed in minimum time.
Updated: 26 February 2013