Once you have chosen your course and education provider, it is time to apply. Go to the Enquire Now page to submit an enquiry directly to the institution of your choice.
Before you apply, you should check the academic and English language entry requirements to ensure you are eligible. If you do not meet the entry requirements, you may need to consider a different course or applying for a bridging course or foundation course, which may increase your chances. Contact your education provider and ask about their application requirements and deadlines, as these will differ for each provider. Make a note of important deadlines to make sure you meet them. Also remember to allow for postal times when sending forms by mail.
International students usually apply directly to Australian institutions, either by post or online. You can download application forms from institutions' websites or request the forms to be posted. Another option is to contact an education agent in your country or an overseas representative of the institution to which you are applying. Your application form will ask you which course(s) you are applying for and give you details of the documentation you need to supply.
Most application forms require you to supply:
your personal details
certified proof of your level of English language proficiency
details of your previous academic qualifications, such as academic transcripts
your course preferences — the course(s) you are applying for
a summary of your employment experience (if applicable).
If you are still completing your education, you can usually provide evidence of your most recent marks until it is possible to provide your final results. If the documents you supply are not in English, you must provide an official certified translation. Most institutions charge a non-refundable application fee of around AUD$50 to $100 that must be included with your application. Some institutions waive this fee if the application is made online. Before sending your application, check your visa requirements with your local Australian visa office or online at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website to ensure you will qualify for a student visa if your application is successful.
If, at any time during the application process, you are uncertain about how to proceed, don’t hesitate to contact your education provider — they are there to help you.