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IMC recognises that success in life comes from what each student makes of it. Therefore, if you are intending to apply for admission to our undergraduate degree, but do not meet the standard criteria for admission, you may still be considered under our Adjustment Factors scheme. Adjustment Factors are extra points that are added or used in combination with your ATAR score.

An applicant may receive a maximum of 10 Adjustment Points through a combination of adjustment/equity points.

Subject adjustment (Only apply to LLB)

Applicants may receive a maximum of 3 adjustment points in their application. Points may be gained for achievement in English Advanced Band 6, English Extension 1 or 2 Band 3 - 4; or Mathematics extension 1 or 2 Band 3 - 4.

Educational/Social Disadvantage

These form part of the Educational Access Scheme.

5 Adjustment points may be awarded for each factor up to a maximum of 10 points

Educational Access Scheme (Equity) Adjustment Schedule

Category  EAS disadvantage code and description  Adjustments
 Financial Hardship  F01A - Youth Allowance/Austudy/Abstudy  Up to 5
 F01B - Other Centrelink income  Up to 5
 F01C - Exceptional financial hardship  Up to 5
 F01D - Parental Family Tax Benefit Part A  5
 F01K - Parental Job Keeper  5
 F01S - Parental Job Seeker  5
 Severe Family Disruption  H01A - Death of immediate family member/close friend  Up to 4
 H01B - Life-threatening or severe illness of immediate family  Up to 4
 H01C - Divorce or separation of parents or applicant  Up to 4
 H01D - Legal matters  Up to 4
 Excessive Family Responsibility  H03A - Care of children/other family members  Up to 5
 H03B - Required to work to support family  Up to 5
 H03C - Sole responsibility for care of self  Up to 5
 Abuse  H04A - Abuse to applicant, parent/s, or sibling/s  Up to 4
 English Language Difficulty  L01A - ESL/started school in Australia in Year 11 or 12  Up to 3
 Personal Illness/Disability  P01A - Disability or long-term medical condition  Up to 4
 Refugee Status  R01A - Refugee status  5
 School Environment  S01C - Rural school  3
 S01D - Studying Year 12 subjects by distance education or Access program  Up to 5
 Socio-economic indexes for areas (SEIFA)  AG01 - Residing in a low socio-economic area.  5
 Natural Disasters  N01D - Natural Disaster  5

1. Visit the Educational Access Scheme website for extended category descriptions and required supporting documentation.

Indigenous Entry Program

The Indigenous Entry Program has been established in recognition of the need to increase the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Applicants will need to provide:

  • An Expression of Interest (EOI) to participate in the Indigenous Entry Program outlining why the applicant wishes to study a course at IMC what skills the applicant possesses to succeed at study, and his/her career goals.
  • A copy of the two most recent school reports (clear coloured scanned copy or a certified black and white photocopy), demonstrating performance levels of:
    • English (Advanced) of 70 or higher or English (Standard) of 75 or higher; and
    • Two additional subjects at 70 or higher.
  • A letter of recommendation for the program from the school Principal, Year Advisor, Subject Coordinator or Careers Adviser.
  • A letter of recommendation from an Aboriginal Elder or Community member (this could be the Aboriginal Liaison Officer at your school).
  • Confirmation of Aboriginality and/or Torres Strait Islander (A&TSI) status

Selection criteria

  • All complete applications will be considered.
  • Selected students will be shortlisted for interview.

Interviews will be scheduled in September/October each year either in person or via Zoom with an institutional panel of academic and professional staff. An Indigenous Elder or community member will be included in the panel.