The University of Notre Dame Australia

  • Introduction

    You are the new generation of ethical leaders. Navigate your future with an ethical education.

    At The University of Notre Dame Australia, we're shaping a new generation of ethical leaders through our unique holistic approach to education.

    We offer an integrative and transformative educational experience that combines theoretical knowledge and hands-on professional experience relevant to your chosen field so that you graduate work-ready. We will help you navigate your pathway for University study and support you along your journey, empowering you to make a difference by immersing you in an intellectual tradition that has inspired the world's best thinkers for centuries.

    Our lecturers are industry professionals and leaders in their field, who are here to guide you to reach your academic potential. Our programs offer practical, career-focused learning, as well as a strong foundation in ethics to help prepare you to achieve your personal and professional goals. These are just some of the reasons why we are the number one university in Australia for Overall Satisfaction and Skills Scale (QILT 2020 Graduate Outcomes Survey, undergraduate category). In addition, why Notre Dame is the number one university in Western Australia for Skills Development (QILT 2020 Student Experience Survey undergraduate and postgraduate coursework categories) and Learner Engagement (QILT 2020 Student Experience Survey undergraduate category).

    Located within the historic West End of Fremantle, the campus is nestled amongst cafes, restaurants and bars in the cultural, arts and music precinct. Our Fremantle campus is a welcoming social hub set alongside beautiful Bathers Beach and Esplanade Park, just 30 minutes from Perth city. The campus boasts a recently refurbished, architecturally-designed student hall, as well as purpose-built laboratory and gym facilities for our Health Sciences, Physiotherapy, Nursing and Medicine students. Our Law students also benefit from taking classes in the Justice Owen Moot Court – Fremantle's oldest courthouse, which has been refurbished for student use. Notre Dame is a national university with 12,000 students across three campuses in Fremantle, Broome and Sydney.

    Notre Dame's admissions process goes beyond a single score which, like the Notre Dame study experience, is focused on the whole person. We consider your:
    • academic record
    • personal qualities
    • gifts and talents
    • motivation to study
    • contribution to community life
  • Admission criteria

    Notre Dame's admission process is multifaceted and considers each applicant on an individual basis. While each program has academic entry requirements the University also considers the whole person, as we recognise it requires more than academic excellence to succeed in your chosen profession.

    We consider your:
    • academic record
    • personal qualities and motivation to study
    • contributions to community life

    Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

    Australian Year 12 students
    If you are a 2020 or 2021 Australian Year 12 student, admissions will be based on a selection rank comprises of your ATAR (or equivalent) and any applicable adjustment factors.

    Selection rank adjustment
    At Notre Dame we value the whole person and offer a range of adjustment factors which are applied to an applicant's ATAR to provide a selection rank for admission.

    Equity adjustments
    Notre Dame has an Educational Access Scheme (EAS) for students who have experienced long-term educational disadvantage due to circumstances beyond their control. EAS applications are processed centrally through TISC.

    Individual factors
    At Notre Dame, we consider the whole person and recognise non-academic achievements. In your application you will be invited to provide details of your personal qualities, experience and contribution to community life.

    If you are applying for a course at Notre Dame through TISC, you need to upload an Individual Factors Form as a general document with your TISC application.

    Subject performance
    Adjustment factors are applied for excellent performances in areas of study that are related to your chosen program.

    Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

    If you have a Certificate IV qualification or higher in a relevant discipline from a recognised provider, you are eligible for admission to many of our programs.

    English Language proficiency requirements

    Notre Dame requires applicants to achieve minimum academic and English language proficiency standards/requirements. This ensures that applicants are sufficiently competent in the English language, allowing them to participate effectively in their chosen program and achieve the expected program outcomes.

    Applicants can demonstrate their English language proficiency by completing an English language test or through previous secondary or tertiary study as outlined at the English language proficiency requirements page. For those completing schooling in Western Australia, we accept a scaled mark of 50 or above in ATAR English, ATAR English Literature or ATAR English as am Additional Language or Dialect.

    Minimum age requirements
    If you are a domestic student you are required to be 17 years or age or older or have completed Year 12 (or equivalent) at the time of enrolment at Notre Dame. If you are an international student requiring a visa to study in Australia, you must be 18 years of age at the time of enrolment at Notre Dame.

    Specific program requirements
    Some programs have specific requirements such as evidence of registration, practice licences or specific industry or professional experience. These requirements can be found in the relevant Program pages on our website.
  • Entry pathway

    At Notre Dame we know tht you're a person, not a number. That's why our unique admissions process goes beyond a single score. We are more interested in the person behind the result. So if you are looking to study at the University there are a number of entry pathways available to you.

    Tertiary Pathway Program
    Notre Dame's Tertiary Pathway Program (TPP) is designed for students who have not met the requirements for entry into the University's undergraduate degree programs. Following successful completion of the TPP, students may gain entry to undergraduate studies in the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery and School of Philosophy and Theology.

    Young Achiever's Early Offer Program
    Year 12 students can apply direct to Notre Dame's Young Achiever's Early Offer Program and receive an offer prior to sitting their final exams. Applications open 21 April and close 1 September 2021. Offers will be made as early as July. Visit the Notre Dame website for more information, or call the University on (08) 9433 0533.
  • Past and current students of The University of Notre Dame

    Apply directly to Notre Dame if you are currently enrolled at Notre Dame, or have been in the past.
  • Fees

    Notre Dame recently became a Table A University, which means all Australian domestic undergraduate students will now have access to Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), reducing the amount they pay. Fees will still vary depending on your citizenship status, area and level of study. See on our website.
  • Scholarships

    Notre Dame offers a range of scholarship programs for students.

    Funded by the University, industry, individuals and non-profit organisations, scholarships are available to prospective and current students. While the selection criteria vary for each scholarship, community involvement and leadership roles, as well as academic performance and financial hardship, are considered as part of the application process.
  • Further information

    Contact us

    Prospective Student Office
    Visit us at 23 High Street, Fremantle
    Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
    Call us (08) 9433 0533
    Email us For further information please visit our website.

    CRICOS Provider Code: 01032F