USC strongly supports the rights of all people to pursue studies. The University embraces diversity and endeavours to accommodate all students.
What are Inherent Academic Requirements (IARs)?
The IARs of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program.
Students with a disability or chronic health condition may be able to have reasonable adjustments made to enable them to meet these requirements.
USC is committed to making reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, placement and other activities to enable students to participate in their program.
Reasonable adjustments must not fundamentally change the nature of the IAR.
Consideration is given to a student's cultural and religious background/beliefs, which may impact on participation in their program or course. For further information contact Student Support.
Why are Inherent Academic Requirements (IARs) important?
IARs ensure the academic integrity of a program is maintained and preserves the University's learning, assessment and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students.
How does this affect you?
To successfully complete a program at USC, you need to be able to meet all the Inherent Academic Requirements.
If you are applying for a program, you should read the IAR statement carefully to ensure you are able to meet them.
If you have a disability or chronic health condition, contact a USC Ability Adviser to talk about the adjustments that may be put in place so you can meet the requirements.
Program-specific Inherent Academic Requirements
- Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
- Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Graduate Entry)
- Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Primary Education
- Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)
- Master of Teaching (Secondary) and Master of Teaching (Primary)
- Bachelor of Midwifery
- Bachelor of Nursing Science
- Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry)
- Bachelor of Nursing Science/Bachelor of Midwifery
- Bachelor of Paramedic Science
- Bachelor of Human Services
- Bachelor of Counselling/Bachelor of Human Services
- Bachelor of Social Work/Bachelor of Criminology and Justice
- Bachelor of International Studies
- Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Bachelor of Social Work
- Master of Social Work (Qualifying)
- Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
- Master of Psychology (Clinical)
- Master of Professional Psychology
- Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies
- Master of Education
- Graduate Certificate in Education
- Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
- Higher Degrees by Research
- Bachelor of Health Science
- Master of Health Promotion
- Diplomas in Business Innovation, Creative Industries, Science & Technology and Social & Human Services
- Diploma in Social Science
- Arts Degrees
- Bachelor of Counselling and Master of Counselling
- Science Programs
- Engineering Programs
- Laboratory, Biomedical and Medical Science
- Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology
- Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science and Bachelor of Sport Studies
- Bachelor of Nutrition
- Diploma in Sport and Fitness
- Commerce (Accounting) and Professional Accounting
- Business and Management Programs
- Information and Communication Technology Programs
- Criminology and Justice
- Communication and Creative Industries
- Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)/ Bachelor of Counselling
- Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours), Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
- Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Criminology and Justice