All courses have prerequisites that must be met by all applicants. The majority of courses require the successful completion of the Australian Year 12 or the equivalent overseas qualification. Applicants who do not meet the academic prerequisites but have relevant work experience may apply for mature age entry.
Any prospective students who do not speak English as their first language, or for whom English was not the language of instruction at school, are required to meet a minimum IELTS level of 5.5 (academic) with no band score below 5.0. Some courses require a higher level of English prior to entry. Details are available in individual course listings.
International students who do not provide an IELTS score may be required to sit an English language test and if necessary, complete an ELICOS program prior to commencing a formal course. Transfer into a formal course from ELICOS is at the discretion of the Institute and is based on the level of English language obtained.
The Australian Government requires students from some designated countries to meet minimum English language levels in order to apply for a student visa. Information on this requirement can be obtained from Department of Immigration and Citizenship - Students.