Pathways to study at Notre Dame – Home educated, Montessori and Steiner applicants

The University of Notre Dame Australia welcomes undergraduate applications from applicants who have been home educated or educated in Montessori or Steiner schools. The following pathways to study are offered to these applicants:

  1. Apply for the Tertiary Pathway Program or the Foundation Year bridging course offered at Notre Dame.
    Fremantle Campus
    Sydney Campus

  2. Sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) and receive the minimum acceptable score in both the Multiple Choice and Written English sections for the undergraduate course they wish to study at Notre Dame.

    Fremantle and Broome Admissions:
    As applicants will be less than 20 years of age at the time of the STAT, permission must firstly be sought from Notre Dame, who will provide the applicant with a written request to the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre to allow the applicant to sit STAT.

    Sydney Admissions:
    NSW applicants are able to sit STAT without written permission from Notre Dame as no age restriction is implemented by the Australian Council for Educational Research.

  3. Sit the American Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Applicants must obtain the minimum acceptable score for the undergraduate course they are applying for in the SAT.

  4. Applicants who have completed a Certificate IV and are applying for the Sydney campus may be eligible for undergraduate admission in some circumstances.

All other basis for entry will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the relevant Admissions Office with any enquiries you may have (contact details listed below).

The above pathways are not valid for admission to courses offered by the Schools of Law, Physiotherapy and Education (apart from the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Care: 0-8 years) and Bachelor of Education (Primary) offered on the Fremantle campus). However, in some cases applicants may be able to transfer into one of these courses after the successful completion of six to twelve months of full time equivalent study. Prospective students should contact the relevant Admissions Office for further information.

Home educated applicants will also need to provide the following documentary evidence at the time of application:

  • For applicants from New South Wales who have been home educated, proof of registration to the equivalent of year 10 from the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW is required that demonstrates that the applicant has been home educated, in addition to being of standard school leaving age (17 years old at the time of admission).
  • For applicants from Western Australia who have been home educated, proof of registration from the Department of Education in Western Australia is required, that demonstrates that the applicant has been home educated up to the compulsory education age (17 years and 6 months old).
  • Interstate applicants who have been home educated will need to demonstrate that they have been registered with the relevant state authority up to the minimum time required, in addition to being of standard school leaving age (17 years old at the time of Admission), if applicable.

Applicants who have completed their education in Montessori or Steiner schools will need to provide proof of enrolment and completion of their schooling up to their state’s school-leaving age.

For further information please contact the relevant Admissions Office:
Fremantle Admissions
08 9433 0537
fremantle.admissions@nd.edu.au

Sydney Admissions
02 8204 4430
sydney.admissions@nd.edu.au