Co-curricular or service requirement

What is the co-curricular or service requirement?

As part of your domestic direct application, you need to demonstrate your involvement in activities outside of the classroom, such as sports, volunteering, internships and exchange opportunities.

This is a compulsory requirement of your application.  This means you must meet the Co-Curricular or Service requirement in addition to the academic and other selection criteria in order to receive an offer.

We understand that COVID-19 may disrupt your ability to meet the co-curricular or service requirement. To assist with this, we have adjusted the requirements. Please view the new co-curricular or service schedule.

We also do not expect or encourage you to do any activities that contravene the social distancing or Australian Government health advice.

How it works

We will assess activities you have participated in from Year 10 through to Year 12 (prior to applications closing).

  • Choose a maximum of five activities to upload to your application. 
  • Choose activities that meet different skill outcomes (see schedule).  The co-curricular or service requirement is a threshold which is either met or not met.
  • Provide supporting documentation as part of your application.  (see section below Documentation requirements).
  • We will (1) assess your documentation to ensure it meets our evidence requirements (see section below) and (2) match the activity to an activity in our schedule.
  • You are required to meet 3 of the 7 skills in order to pass the Co-Curricular or Service threshold.

Important things to note:

  • We won’t rank you against other applicants based on the activities you complete.
  • The co-curricular or service requirement won’t modify your ATAR or academic rank.

 

Providing supporting documentation 

Documentation for each activity listed in your application must be provided. Supporting evidence can be any document that satisfies all of the following criteria: 

  • it is provided on letterhead with the contact details of an authorised person (see our declaration template

  • it identifies you (the applicant, by full name) as having participated in the co-curricular or service activity 

  • it identifies the activity (by name) you were involved in 

  • it identifies the dates you were engaged in the activity and, where applicable, confirms you have meet the relevant commitment requirements as defined in the co-curricular or service schedule. 

View examples of documentation that meet these requirements.  

There may be some activities you don’t have documentation for. In this case, download the co-curricular or service activity declaration and have the form signed by someone who managed your activity. 


Documentation requirments

You must provide documentation for each activity listed in your application.  This allows us to verify that you have undertaken the activity.  Supporting evidence can be any document that satisfies all criteria below.  If you’re not sure if your document meets the requirements, use the co-curricular or service activity declaration

Documentation must:

  • identify you (the applicant, by full name) as having participated in the co-curricular or service activity
  • provide full name and contact details of a person who can verify your participation
  • identify the activity (by name) you were involved in
  • identify the dates you were engaged in the activity

Some activities require a specific number of hours over a period of time. Your document needs to outline the hours of duration you have oarticipated. Example; employment.

 View examples of documentation that meet these requirements.  

What activities count?

We have mapped activities to seven key skills:

  1. Community engagement
  2. Inclusion and awareness of diversity
  3. Communication
  4. Leadership
  5. Personal responsibility
  6. Teamwork
  7. Creative and critical thinking

You only need to demonstrate three of the seven skills to meet the requirement.  

View the co-curricular or service schedule to view all the activities that count towards this requirement or use the calculator below.  

Please note, the calculator provides an indicative measure only. 

You have met the co-curricular or service requirement when you provide documentation demonstrating activities that meet at least three of the seven skills. Use the calculator below to check your current status.

You have met the co-curricular or service requirement when you can demonstrate at least three of the seven skills. Use the calculator below to check your current status.

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