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Qualification Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation Program Diploma of Business / Communications
KCSE C plain C+ and above average, with a minimum of C in English and Maths.
‘O’ Levels (GCE, IGCSE & other recognised bodies) Five Passes including English and Maths No admission
AS Levels Completion of Form 5/GCE
‘O’ Levels
2 passes in the GCE ‘A’ Levels
‘A’ Levels (GCE & other recognised bodies) Minimum of two passes
International Baccalaureate Minimum score of 24



The minimum levels required for entry to the Certificate IV and Diploma courses offered by AUSI are outlined above. Not all qualifications are listed and students with other qualifications should send their details for assessment. AUSI has established a minimum academic entry for its courses; however each application will be assessed on its individual merits. Students studying the foundation in Nursing must pass all units with a 75% average or better in no more than 3 semesters and transfer to Australia for a 3-year Bachelor of Nursing.

70% jump-rule

The AUSI Certificate IV has a 70% jump rule for KCSE, A Level and AS Level students. This means if a student maintains an average of 70% in their first semester in four units, students can jump to the Year 1 at AUSI or Australia. This Jump Rule is NOT applicable to IT, Nursing/Health Studies or Engineering students

Credit transfer

Students with recognised tertiary studies may be eligible for credits. Please provide subject syllabus and certified copies of your academic transcript.

Mature age entry

Mature age students (20 years of age and over) may be admitted to a course without meeting the formal academic qualifications. Evidence of relevant work experience and other acceptable qualifications will be required at the time of submitting an application.

English language requirements

The medium of instruction at AUSI is English. Kenyan applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency with a minimum C grade at KCSE or O Levels and above. International students must be able to demonstrate English Language proficiency before being permitted to enter one of our courses. AUSI may ask selected students to sit the Navitas English Language test to demonstrate English proficiency, however for Australian student visa purposes students from Kenya and other AL3-4 countries must sit the IELTS test. This English test is for anybody who has been asked to provide evidence of their ability in English for either immigration or study purposes.

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