Architecture Specialisation

Master of Information
Technology & Systems

The Master of Information Technology & Systems (MITS) in Architecture is an innovative and specialised program designed to prepare students for the intersection of technology and architectural design. This unique degree offers a comprehensive curriculum that combines advanced information technology skills with architectural knowledge, enabling graduates to leverage cutting-edge digital tools and methodologies to revolutionize the field of architecture.

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Locations:

  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Adelaide
  • Geelong

Next intake:

  • 26-Feb-2024
  • 20-May-2024
  • 22-July-2024
  • 09-Sep-2024
  • 02-Dec-2024

Duration

  • 2 Years (Full-Time Non-Cognate)

Fees

  • $24,000 ($1500/unit) - 16 Units
Am I a Domestic or International Student?
You are considered a 'domestic' student for university application purposes if: You are an Australian citizen; You are a New Zealand citizen (or dual citizenship holders of either Australia or New Zealand); You are an Australian permanent resident; You are an Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder. *If you don't hold one of the above visas or citizenships, you will apply as an international student.
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MITS - Architecture

The Master of Information Technology and Systems - Architecture is an innovative and interdisciplinary program that brings together the worlds of architecture and information technology. Over the course of two years of full-time study, students embark on a transformative educational journey that equips them with a unique skill set, blending the principles of architectural design with advanced information technology tools and methodologies. This integrated approach enables graduates to become trailblazers in the architectural industry, leading the way in the digital era.

The key features of the program cover a comprehensive range of subjects that are highly relevant to the evolving needs of the architectural profession. Through digital architectural design courses, students become proficient in utilizing computer-aided design (CAD) software and Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems. These skills empower them to create intricate and precise architectural models and visualizations, giving them a competitive edge in the field.

Program Highlights

Discover the highlights of our comprehensive programs, designed to empower you with essential skills and knowledge.

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Digital Architectural Design

Students will explore advanced computer-aided design (CAD) software, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and parametric design tools to create sophisticated architectural models and visualizations.

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Computational Design

This segment delves into generative design, algorithmic thinking, and data-driven approaches to optimize architectural solutions and analyze building performance.

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VR and AR in Architecture

Students will learn how to leverage virtual and augmented reality technologies to create immersive experiences, allowing stakeholders to visualize and interact with architectural designs.

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Sustainable Architecture

The program emphasizes the integration of sustainable design principles, energy-efficient systems, and smart building technologies to create environmentally responsible and technologically advanced structures.

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Responsive Architecture

Students will explore dynamic and responsive architectural systems, where the built environment can adapt and respond to changing conditions, enhancing user experience and efficiency.

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Digital Fabrication

The MITS in Architecture equips students with knowledge of digital fabrication techniques, including 3D printing, CNC machining, and robotic construction, enabling them to explore novel construction methods.

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Academic Structure

The Master of Information Technology & Systems (MITS) in Architecture offers a comprehensive and innovative curriculum that merges architectural principles with advanced information technology skills. Spanning two years of full-time study, students gain a unique skill set, enabling them to lead the digital transformation of the architectural industry. The program covers essential topics such as digital architectural design using CAD and BIM software, computational design for data-driven decision-making, and the integration of virtual and augmented reality technologies for immersive design experiences.

The Master of Information Technology & Systems in Architecture equips graduates with an exceptional skill set to excel in various architectural roles. Graduates can become Digital Architects, leveraging technology for design visualization and communication, or Computational Designers, using data-driven methods to optimize building performance. Additionally, they can pursue roles as BIM Managers, overseeing the implementation of BIM systems for efficient project coordination, or Sustainability Consultants, ensuring environmentally responsible architectural practices.

The Master of Information Technology & Systems in Architecture offers a transformative educational experience for aspiring professionals seeking to leverage technology's power in the architectural industry. The program's curriculum blends architectural principles and advanced information technology skills, equipping students with a comprehensive skill set.

Course Code: MITS9118

Cricos Code: 096838D

Duration: Full time for a 16 unit MITS is 2 years

Intake: Refer to Intake Dates



Key Facts

The MITS degree offers units across the complete spectrum of the Master of Information Technology Systems, including the study of Intelligent Systems for Analytics, Business Analytics, Big Data, Capstone Project (related to Analytics) and includes relevant cognitive, technical and communication skills.

Award

Students who successfully complete the requirements as stated above will be awarded the degree “Master of Information Technology and Systems (MITS)”.
Note: The specialisation, if any, will be acknowledged in the Transcript only. All students, irrespective of specialisation, will receive a degree testamur “Master of Information Technology and Systems.”

Delivery Mode
  • Face to Face
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • On-line
Course Qualification

A total of 96 credit points will satisfy the requirements for qualification

Exit Qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Information Technology and Systems (GCITS) – 4 Units,
Graduate Diploma of Information Technology and Systems (GDITS) – 8 Units

Delivery Locations

Sydney

157-161 Gloucester Street, The Rocks, Sydney 2000

Melbourne

Level 14, 123 Queen Street

Level 6-10, 235 Queen Street

Level 6, 118 Queen Street

Geelong

Level 1, 191 Ryrie St, Victoria 3220

Adelaide

Level 2, 112 Rundle Mall, South Australia 5000

14 Adam Street, Hindmarsh, South Australia 5007

Course Content

The Master of Information Technology & Systems program at VIT offers a well-structured curriculum that combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on learning experiences. Over the course of two years, students will undertake a diverse range of subjects to build a strong foundation in IT and its applications.

This unit relates how information systems improve profitability and resource efficiency. The unit discusses conceptual architecture, and its impact on process, people and organization from an information technology context. Using realistic case studies, the unit illustrates typical business and management functions including finance, accounting, HRM, CRM, SCM which is required to develop Business IT Systems. Students will be prepared to evaluate the strategic and operational roles of information systems in organizations.

This unit introduces key concepts of object-oriented software development. It covers object oriented development fundamentals such as programming paradigms, abstraction, encapsulation, specialisation, aggregation, polymorphism, exception handling and I/O stream management. The unit lays emphasis on professional style of coding including fail safe, efficient programs that adhere to industry and organisational standards such as unambiguous naming conventions, exception management and audit logging. The unit discusses the syntactic, structural and behavioural typing of OO systems. The unit discusses creation of user defined data structures and type systems using generic templates.

This unit introduces necessary concepts for a good understanding of database models, systems, and languages, through to advanced knowledge within the discipline. The unit includes database concepts, hierarchical data representations and the realization of those concepts using the relational data model and its operators. This unit discusses data modelling, data structure design and Structured Query Language (SQL) used in relational databases. The unit also presents the functions of the Database Management System (DBMS) and of the related administrative activities. Systematic methodology for relational database design using entity relationship diagrams and normalization of data are covered in detail. Students will be introduced to a subset of SQL using a selected database platform.

This unit provides necessary advanced technical knowledge in data communications and network technology. It introduces various networking/communication media and provides in depth understanding of various techniques to accomplish reliable and efficient data communication. The unit describes the major transmission systems and networks along with the equipment, models and tools used to interconnect them. The unit discusses network protocols, standards, LANs, WANS, the Internet, intranet and networking applications. In addition, the unit elaborates the TCP/IP protocol suite and a number of Internet technologies.

This unit covers essential IT project management techniques for managing medium to large scale IT projects such as enterprise software solutions project, IT infrastructure implementation project, IT outsourcing projects etc. The unit discusses process groups such as initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, control and closure. The unit introduces ten knowledge areas in IT project management such as scope management, time management, stakeholder management, quality management, costing, integration, resource management, communication, procurement processes and risk management.

This unit introduces the concepts and methodologies required for the construction of software solutions. It discusses the nature, categories and the different software life cycle models used in contemporary software engineering. Key emphasis is placed on systematic approaches that would ensure robust, reusable and secure software solutions that would be scalable and maintainable. The unit elaborates various aspects of software engineering such as requirements engineering, formal specification, validation, design, construction and verification. This unit delves into the processes of both object-oriented analysis and object-oriented design using UML as the notation language.

This unit will introduce students to the advanced theory pertaining to wireless propagation environment and wireless communication systems. It covers planning, architecture, protocols and design of small to large-size WLANs, including installing, configuring, operating, and troubleshooting operations. The unit further discusses cellular systems including their multiple access and interference management issues. The course will focus is on the design, the analysis, and the fundamental limits of wireless transmission systems and capacity of wireless channels. The course also explores multiuser capacity and opportunistic communication paradigms.

This unit will provide an in-depth understanding of major IT security issues, technologies and approaches. The unit covers wide range of security topics such as IT security foundations, cryptography, network security and software security. The unit explains how to apply knowledge of security properties, concerns, policies, models, cryptography, PKI, firewalls and security evaluation on real-life security case studies.

This unit provides the necessary theory and practices for effective implementation of a software quality assurance program. It provides the methods and tools for quality assurance and testing for each stage of the software development lifecycle. Software quality management concepts such as total quality management, quality plan and required documentation are discussed. The unit elaborates on the validation and verification practices such as peer review, software testing activities, use case design, test case design and test coverage criteria. The unit also elaborates on improving quality through software configuration management activities such as library process, configuration items identification, baselines, control, versioning, reporting and audits.

The unit provides the knowledge and skills required to design and develop enterprise systems using state-of-the-art computing principles and practices. The unit teaches important software engineering patterns with an emphasis on the critical analysis of their applicability to large enterprise systems using popular development platform such as Java or .NET at the server side and complemented with client side scripting tools such as PHP, JavaScript or mobile apps. By exploring the various challenges in real-life enterprise situations and business process perspectives, the unit would prepare students to devise novel approaches of problem solving for implementing reusable software components.

This unit provides key mobile computing knowledge from three perspectives: mobile technology, application development, and user interaction. The unit introduces various mobile technologies and wireless communication and subsequently details on common paradigms in mobile application development such as low power computing, computing in an environment with limited resources, fault tolerance, effective user interfaces and persistence. In addition, the unit teaches implementation details of software development using one popular mobile platform as such as Android or iOS.

The unit discusses human-machine interaction components and covers essential design thinking practices to enhance the user experience. It provides an in depth coverage on the methods, concepts and techniques necessary to make user experience design an integral part of developing information interfaces. The unit takes an inter-disciplinary approach drawing upon product design, information architecture, cognitive psychology and prototyping to design an effective user interface design keeping in view the business benefits and requirements.

This unit describes in detail the various knowledge management strategies and the driving forces behind them. The unit discusses the key elements of data, information, tacit and factual knowledge using SECI knowledge creation model. The unit elaborates various KM solutions and details how to appraise suitability of these solutions. The unit provides practice based knowledge by discussing the essential practices in developing a knowledge management framework through industry case studies. The unit finally discusses various factors influencing the knowledge management solutions.

This unit introduces the concepts required for the construction of software solutions using agile methodologies. It discusses the nature, categories and the different software life cycle models used in agile software engineering. The unit elaborates various agile aspects in phases such as requirements engineering, management, design, modelling development, testing and continuous delivery. The unit discusses ‘Agile’ engineering practices to foster collaboration, feedback, and continuous improvement for producing business value.

This unit provides the students an in-depth understanding of intelligent business systems that can represent, reason about and interpret data. Students would learn about modern day business systems that go beyond traditional data processing by incorporating intelligent features such as: algorithms for learning about the structure of the data, analysing the data to extract patterns and meaning, deriving new information, and suggesting strategies to act on the results of its analysis. This unit prepares the students in understanding the core principles of building Business Intelligence System that solves problems related to data analytics discipline.

This unit provides a comprehensive coverage of Cloud concepts and capabilities across the various cloud service provisioning models including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and Business Process as a Service (BPaaS). The unit discusses various practical aspects of cloud computing service such as business models, typical stakeholder concerns, multi-tenancy, public/private deployment options, reference architecture, offerings and related engineering aspects of above mentioned service provisioning model.

The focus of this unit is to introduce foundations of business analytic techniques. The unit will discuss basic descriptive statistics and decision modelling techniques. The unit introduces segmentation analytics, decision models and regression models. Unit covers statistical analyses such as hypothesis testing, correlation analysis, control groups versus test groups. The unit discusses the various stages of analysis starting from the preparation of raw data, exploratory data analysis, descriptive analysis, statistical analysis to predictive analysis.

This unit provides an overview of ERP systems and supply chain business processes. The unit details the critical factors and implementation strategies that ensure successful enterprise systems. The unit provides an in-depth discussion on the informational, knowledge, and decision-making capabilities of enterprise systems. Case studies on implementation, configuration, operational and reporting functionalities offered by typical enterprise systems modules like materials management (MM), supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), financials, projects and human resource management (HRM) are discussed.

The rapid expansions in technologies and devices and advent of social networking, internet of things has resulted in extensive generation of data whose volume goes beyond the capabilities of storage and processing within traditional databases and are now formally called Big Data. There exists a strong need for the business world to take advantage of these large datasets as a source for new economic value and innovation.

The unit is designed for graduate level students to enhance their scholarship through research based study on an advanced topic in information technology. The unit initially provides the core essentials of research methodology directed towards technical research, which consists of elements such as literature survey, defining research question, experimental design etc. After introducing these elements, the student applies these to carry out a research activity on a topic in an emerging area of IT.

Architecture specialisation electives

The requirements for MITS with Architecture Specialisation are listed below,

  • Total credits to graduate: 96 credit points
  • Foundation units: 24 credit points
  • Core units: 24 credit points
  • Electives and Advanced electives: MIT5506, MIT5507, MIT6003, MIT6011, and any other two electives or advanced electives units (36 Credit Points)
  • Project Unit: Capstone Project related to Analytics (12 credits)
  • Architecture Specialisation Requirements: Student must complete the following electives scoring an overall B grade average or above.

The unit establishes the need for enterprise integration as an essential part of enterprise collaboration. The unit examines a range of advanced concepts and technologies for enabling application integration in diverse distributed IT environments. The unit discusses relevant methodology for architecting integration solutions. The unit explains possible architectural options for a variety of design scenarios, and assess their relative advantages and disadvantages to determine the suitability of a given business scenario. An in depth coverage of Service Oriented Architecture as a means for enterprise wide integration is provided.

The unit provides comprehensive coverage related to analysing and modelling of business processes. The unit introduces frameworks for understanding the design, control and improvement of business processes. Implementation details are discussed using modelling tools and analytical frameworks. Case studies are used to reinforce the general principles for managing business processes, illustrate topics such as identification of information-bearing events and to understand how to assess and improve process efficiency. It also discusses the interactions between human behaviour and process design.

This unit introduces enterprise architecture as an approach for designing, planning, implementing and governing an enterprise information technology architecture. This unit also discusses robust, scalable and maintainable software architectures. The key topics of focus are architectural concepts, software qualities such as availability, performance and security and reusing of architectural patterns. This unit examines the process transition from architecture to design of solutions discussing the various choices made along the way.

The Capstone Project provides an opportunity for students to apply knowledge acquired during the MITS course to a sizeable IT project. During the project, students engage in the entire process of a typical IT project which could be either of infrastructure nature, analytics or software development. This provides them a well-rounded experience on the end-to-end process in a chosen area in IT.
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Course entry requirements

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18 years or older at commencement of course.

An English Language proficiency level of one of the below:

  • Meet the entry requirements through one of the following English Language Tests:
    • Academic IELTS band overall 6.0 and no individual band less than 5.5
    • Academic PTE: 50 or above with no communicative skill below 43
    • TOEFL (iBT): 65 or above; Writing 15; Speaking 15; Reading 15; Listening 15
    • TOEFL (Paper): 547
    • Other tests as approved by Academic Board
  • Passed Australian Year 12 English
  • Successful completion of a degree or diploma in Australia
  • Completion of Certificate IV in EAL
  • Satisfactorily completed ELICOS or EAP to the appropriate level (equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall and no band less than 5.5)
  • Complete English language bridging course through a recognised English language centre
  • Satisfactorily completion of at least one semester of study in Australia in a tertiary course (satisfactorily for this purpose would mean that the applicant has completed 50% or more of the semester load)
  • Completion of schooling from the following countries where English is the official language: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom and United States of America
  • In exceptional cases, the Executive Dean or delegate, can consider an English entry requirement waiver, other than the above criteria, on a case-by-case basis as deemed fit.

  • Any recognised degree is required to enter VIT’s MITS course. A recognised degree is any Australian or equivalent oversees degree at AQF level 7 or above.
Non-Graduate Entry: Graduate Certificate
  • If a candidate does not hold any previous bachelor’s degree (AQF 7) or a recognised equivalent qualification from any other country, the candidate can be admitted to Graduate Certificate of Information Technology and Systems (GCITS) with at least seven years of relevant experience, and if they successfully pass the foundation units they may exit with a GCITS and/or may continue with MITS course.
CAREERS

Your Master of Information Technology and Systems Architecture career outlook

Graduates of the Master of Information Technology & Systems (MITS) in Architecture can expect a promising career outlook with diverse opportunities in the architectural and technology sectors. Equipped with a unique blend of architectural principles and advanced information technology skills, they are well-positioned to drive digital transformation in the architectural industry. Potential career paths include Digital Architect, Computational Designer, BIM Manager, Virtual Reality Architect, Sustainability Consultant, Design Technology Manager, and Researcher in Digital Architecture.

The MITS in Architecture program offers a transformative educational experience, blending architectural knowledge with cutting-edge technology. Graduates emerge as innovative leaders, capable of pushing the boundaries of design and integrating digital tools into architectural practice. With hands-on projects and a focus on sustainable and responsive architecture, they are well-prepared to tackle real-world challenges and make significant contributions to the advancement of the architectural profession. The versatile skill set acquired during the program opens doors to exciting career opportunities in various sectors, empowering graduates to leave a lasting impact on the architectural landscape.

Digital Architect

As a Digital Architect, professionals with a Master of Information Technology & Systems (MITS) in Architecture are at the forefront of leveraging technology in architectural design. They utilize advanced computer-aided design (CAD) software and Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems to create intricate and precise architectural models and visualizations. Digital Architects streamline the design process, improve communication with clients and stakeholders through innovative visualization techniques, and explore the potential of emerging technologies in architectural practice. Their expertise in integrating technology with architectural principles makes them valuable assets in architecture firms and construction companies.

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Computational Designer

With a focus on computational design and data-driven decision-making, graduates can pursue roles as Computational Designers. These professionals use algorithmic thinking and generative design techniques to optimize architectural solutions and analyze building performance. Computational Designers push the boundaries of architectural innovation by creating efficient and innovative design outcomes based on sophisticated data analysis. They play a vital role in tackling complex architectural challenges, ensuring designs align with sustainability goals and responding to changing environmental conditions.

BIM Manager

As BIM (Building Information Modeling) continues to revolutionize the architectural industry, graduates with expertise in BIM and a background in architecture can become BIM Managers. These professionals oversee the implementation of BIM systems in architectural projects, ensuring efficient coordination and collaboration among project teams. BIM Managers manage and maintain the digital models that contain valuable project data, facilitating the seamless exchange of information between stakeholders. Their proficiency in BIM methodologies and technologies empowers them to enhance project efficiency, accuracy, and communication, making them essential members of architectural firms and construction projects.

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Tuition Fees & Admission

At VIT, we believe that education should be accessible to all. Our affordable tuition fees and diverse scholarship opportunities ensure that financial constraints do not hinder your academic aspirations. Our admissions team is here to guide you through the application process, helping you meet the course entry requirements and embark on a transformative educational experience. Embrace the opportunity to pursue excellence and unlock a world of knowledge with VIT.

International (Oncampus)

Duration 2 Years (Full-Time Non-Cognate)

$48,000

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* $3,000/unit

Domestic

Duration 2 Years

$24,000

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* $1,500/unit

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12 Compelling Benefits of MITS at VIT

  • Explore cybersecurity and safeguard digital assets against threats.
  • Master network administration for seamless connectivity.
  • Embrace cloud computing for scalable infrastructure solutions.
  • Access diverse career paths in IT networking.
  • Gain hands-on learning and real-world experience.
  • Stay updated with industry-relevant curriculum.
  • Network with professionals for global connections.
  • Enhance problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Collaborate in a supportive learning environment.
  • Unlock opportunities for career advancement.
  • Contribute to technological advancements.
  • BShape the future of connected digital landscapes.

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Frequently asked questions

The Master of Information Technology and Systems (MITS) course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the regulator of higher education and the accrediting authority for higher education courses in Australia. You may look up the National Register for this course. VIT is registered by TEQSA to offer and confer Australian higher education award for the completion of an accredited Australian course of study – MITS.

The qualification conferred upon completion is recognised by the Australian Government and will provide you with a competitive edge in the job market, both in Australia and overseas.

Yes, the Master of Information Technology and Systems (MITS) course is currently accredited by TEQSA.

You may see on the National Register that the Course is pending renewal. This is because TEQSA accredits higher education courses for a certain period of time, and almost all higher education providers must renew the course accreditation when the current accreditation expires. The renewal of accreditation with TEQSA is typically a lengthy process, during which time, the National Register will show that the course is pending renewal and the current course accreditation continues until TEQSA makes a decision. The same process applies to almost all other providers.

 

VIT has submitted to TEQSA an accreditation application for the MITS course.

“International students are expected to undertake a full-time study load as a condition of their student visa.”

Full time means you study 6-8 units in an academic year. Part time gives you the flexibility to take a lighter course load, which gives many working people more flexibility. Part time study is only available to students not on student visa. It is estimated each unit could take between 6 and 10 hours each week of classes, readings and assignments. This can vary depending on how quickly a student becomes familiar with the course material.

There is a lot of choice out there in providers of a MIT degree. Many of these degrees, however, can be narrowly focused and more coding oriented, locking you into hyperspecialised knowledge. This may limit some of your employment options/paths.

A MITS degree on the other hand, as the name suggests, takes a systems wide approach. We believe this may expand your potential employment paths and ensure your knowledge stays more future-relevant in a fast and ever-changing world.

You need a minimum of an undergraduate degree to enrol in the MITS degree. It can be in any discipline and does not have to be in information technology.

You may be eligible for 4 units RPL credit if you have a Bachelor of Information Systems or related degree.

Financial aid is available depending on your circumstances and where you are resident. Please contact our team at [email protected] to know more.

Domestic students do not have financial aid, but they may be eligible for FEE-HELP from the government and could be eligible for our scholarships.

In addition, New Zealand citizens may be eligible for FEE-HELP.

In order to be deemed eligible to access FEE-HELP a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder must:

  1. have first entered Australia at least 10 years ago as a dependent child aged under 18 years of age; and
  2. have been ordinarily resident in Australia for the previous 10 years (that is, you have been physically present in Australia for at least eight out of the past 10 years) and 18 months out of the last two years at the time of application for the loan; and
  3. meet all other eligibility for FEE-HELP.

You are considered a domestic student if you:

– are an Australian citizen; or

– are an Australian permanent resident visa holder; or

– are a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder, have been ordinarily resident in Australia for 10 years and entered Australia before the age of 18 over 10 years ago.

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