Once you have chosen your course and education provider, it is time to apply. Check the entrance and English language requirements to make sure you are eligible. If not, you may have to consider a different course, or even bridging or foundation study, which may increase your chances.
Contact your education provider and ask about their application requirements and application dates, as these will differ for each provider. Make a note of important deadlines and make sure you meet them. 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 either download application forms from institute websites or request the forms to be posted. Another option is to contact an education agent 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 the following:
certified proof of your level of English language proficiency
details of previous educational qualifications, such as academic transcripts
course preferences (the course you are applying for)
a summary of employment experience (if applicable).
If you are still completing your education you can provide evidence of your most recent marks until it is possible to provide your final marks. 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 ½ $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 embassy to ensure you will qualify for a visa if your application is successful.
If at any time in the application process you are uncertain how to proceed, donï¿½t hesitate to contact your education provider ï¿½ they are there to help you.