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Admissions Process

Found the right QRC course for you?  Here is an overview of how the admissions process works.

1. Complete Application Form

Complete and submit the Online Application Form.  You can begin your application then use the “Save and Continue Later” button at the bottom of the page.  A link will be emailed to you to click and continue when ready – this link is valid for 30 days.

The following documents may  be required and can be uploaded before you submit your application.

  • Certified* copy of your Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Academic Transcript (for international students only and this must be a certified* copy)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) / Resume,  including any relevant work references
  • Medical or Learning support reports
  • Copies of relevant industry-related awards and/or certificates (if applicable)
  • If English is not your mother tongue –  Evidence of English Language Ability Test

* A certified document means it has been stamped, dated and signed by a registered Justice of the Peace (JP) or Notary Public, or if you are an NZ domestic student this can also be done by a Teacher, Careers Advisor, Police or Solicitor.

2. Confirmation of Application

Once you have submitted your application, QRC will acknowledge receipt of your application by phone or email within two working days.

3. Application Review

QRC will review your application to confirm you meet the QRC entry requirements. If so, you will then be asked to complete an interview as part of the review process.

Graduate Diploma Requirements
Requirements
Age Open to students 18 years and over at course commencement
Domestic and Australian Academic Requirements NCEA (NZ National Certificate
of Education Achievement).


Completion of a Bachelor’s
Degree preferably in a Commerce,
Business or Management field.
Evidence of equivalent practical and professional experience and
knowledge (Domestic applicants
only).
International Academic Requirements If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each band and 6.0 in speaking.
Interview All applicants are interviewed as part of the admissions process.
Laptop All students are required to provide their own laptop computer.
Mature Students (20 years +) Applicants not meeting the entry criteria may be considered on a case by case basis by the Academic Director. Consideration will be given to those with appropriate and evidenced previous academic history, prior work experience and life skills experience.
Diploma Requirements - Hospitality Management
Requirements
Age Open to students 18 years and over at course commencement
Domestic and Australian Academic Requirements NCEA (NZ National Certificate of Education Achievement)

10 Level 1 (or higher) Numeracy credits. 48 credits over four level 2 (or higher) subjects including 8 Literacy credits (4 Writing and 4 Reading).
Cambridge International Exam (CIE)

Candidates must attain at least 60 UCAS points (from the UCAS Tariff) over two or more subjects and have IGCSE Maths Grade D or better and AS English Language or AS English Literature with Grade E or above.
International Baccalaureate (IB)

Candidates must attain at least 3 passes in SL subjects including English and Mathematics.
Australian Students

Successful completion of the Senior Secondary Qualification offered in your state (VCE,HSC, WACE, QCE, NTCE, TCE). CIE & IB students please refer to the above.
International Academic Requirements Academic entry requirements vary per country. Candidates must provide certified copies of academic transcripts and graduation certificates.
If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each band and 6.0 in speaking.
Interview All applicants are interviewed as part of the admissions process.
Laptop All students are required to provide their own laptop computer.
Mature Students (20 years +) Applicants not meeting the entry criteria may be considered on a case by case basis by the Academic Director. Consideration will be given to those with appropriate and evidenced previous academic history, prior work experience and life skills experience.
Diploma Requirements - Adventure Tourism Management
Requirements
Age Open to students 18 years and over at course commencement
Domestic and Australian Academic Requirements NCEA (NZ National Certificate of Education Achievement)

10 Level 1 (or higher) Numeracy credits. 48 credits over four level 2 (or higher) subjects including 8 Literacy credits (4 Writing and 4 Reading).
Cambridge International Exam (CIE)

Candidates must attain at least 60 UCAS points (from the UCAS Tariff) over two or more subjects and have IGCSE Maths Grade D or better and AS English Language or AS English Literature with Grade E or above.
International Baccalaureate (IB)

Candidates must attain at least 3 passes in SL subjects including English and Mathematics.
Australian Students

Successful completion of the Senior Secondary Qualification offered in your state (VCE,HSC, WACE, QCE, NTCE, TCE). CIE & IB students please refer to the above.
International Academic Requirements Academic entry requirements vary per country. Candidates must provide certified copies of academic transcripts and graduation certificates.
If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each band and 6.0 in speaking.
Interview All applicants are interviewed as part of the admissions process.
Laptop All students are required to provide their own laptop computer.
Mature Students (20 years +) Applicants not meeting the entry criteria may be considered on a case by case basis by the Academic Director. Consideration will be given to those with appropriate and evidenced previous academic history, prior work experience and life skills experience.
Medical Certificate A QRC Medical Form will be sent to students 6 weeks prior to course commencement. This needs to be signed
by a certifed medical practitioner and returned prior to attending off-site activites. This medical check will be at the
students own expense.
Certificate Requirements - Cookery
Requirements
Age Open to students 17 years and over at course commencement
Domestic and Australian Academic Requirements NCEA (NZ National Certificate of Education
Achievement).

To apply for the Certificate in Cookery
Level 3, the completion of NCEA Level 2 or equivalent is
desirable.
Applicants not meeting these requirements will be
considered case by case.
To apply for the Certificate in Cookery Level 4,
the completion of Cookery Certificate Level 3 or equivalent.
Applicants not meeting these requirements will be
considered case by case.
Cambridge International Exam (CIE)

Candidates must attain at least 60 UCAS points (from the UCAS Tariff) over two or more subjects and have
IGCSE Maths Grade D or above and AS English Language or AS English Literature with Grade E or above.
International Baccalaureate (IB)

Candidates must attain at least 3 passes in SL subjects including English and Mathematics.
Australian Students

Successful completion of the Senior Secondary Qualification offered in your state (VCE,HSC, WACE,
QCE, NTCE, TCE). CIE & IB students please refer to the above.
International Academic Requirements Academic entry requirements vary per country. Candidates must provide certified copies of academic
transcripts and graduation certificates.
If English is not your first language, you will need to
demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent
to IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall, with a minimum of
5.0 in each band.
Interview All applicants are interviewed as part of the admissions process.
Laptop All students are required to provide their own laptop computer.
Mature Students (20 years +) Applicants not meeting the entry criteria may be considered on a case by case basis by the Academic Director.
Consideration will be given to those with appropriate and evidenced previous academic history, prior work
experience and life skills experience.
Certificate Requirements - Tourism Operations
Requirements
Age Open to students 17 years and over at course commencement
Domestic and Australian Academic Requirements NCEA (NZ National Certificate of Education
Achievement).

Completion of NCEA Level 2 or
equivalent is desirable. Applicants not meeting this
requirement will be considered case by case.
Cambridge International Exam (CIE)

Candidates must attain at least 60 UCAS points (from the UCAS Tariff) over two or more subjects and have
IGCSE Maths Grade D or above and AS English Language or AS English Literature with Grade E or above.
International Baccalaureate (IB)

Candidates must attain at least 3 passes in SL subjects including English and Mathematics.
Australian Students

Successful completion of the Senior Secondary Qualification offered in your state (VCE,HSC, WACE,
QCE, NTCE, TCE). CIE & IB students please refer to the above.
International Academic Requirements Academic entry requirements vary per country. Candidates must provide certified copies of academic
transcripts and graduation certificates.
If English is not your first language, you will need to
demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent
to IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall, with a minimum of
5.0 in each band.
Interview All applicants are interviewed as part of the admissions process.
Laptop All students are required to provide their own laptop computer.
Mature Students (20 years +) Applicants not meeting the entry criteria may be considered on a case by case basis by the Academic Director.
Consideration will be given to those with appropriate and evidenced previous academic history, prior work
experience and life skills experience.

4. Application Interview

Interviews are usually completed over the phone with a member of the Academic Team.  The purpose of the interview is to get to know you better, hear about your future plans, understand why you are interested in the course, any particular papers you like and your understanding of the internship program and the PE system.

5. Conditional Offer of Place

QRC will contact you about the outcome. If  successful you will be emailed a Conditional Offer of Place, Schedule of Fees showing the deposit required to secure your place and an Enrolment Form.

6. Acceptance Letter

Once you have paid your deposit, met any conditions outlined on the offer and signed the Enrolment Form you will be emailed an Acceptance Letter.

7. Payment of Fees

Domestic Students:

QRC will  issued an invoice for the balance of your first year tuition fees, due prior to the commencement date. On payment of this invoice you will be issued with a receipt of payment.

International Students:

QRC will be issued an invoice for the balance of your first year tuition fees and course related costs, due prior to the commencement date. On payment of this invoice you will be issued with a receipt of payment, a Confirmation of Study letter to submit with your visa application and the rest of your documentation.

8. Welcome Pack

Six weeks prior to course commencement you will be sent a QRC Welcome Pack. This contains a medical form, information about your arrival, accommodation and Orientation.

9. Orientation

The first day of your Orientation Programme is check-in day at the lodge. This is followed by two days of on campus activity.

10. Course Commencement

If you have any questions about the Admissions Process please contact admissions@qrc.ac.nz.