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Application process

Before completing the Application Form you should ensure that you fully understand the Institute's Terms and Conditions of Enrolment and the Fee Payment and Refund Procedures.

The Australian Government wants overseas students in Australia to have safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study. Australia's laws promote quality education and consumer protection for overseas students. These laws are known as the ESOS framework and they include the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2001 and the National Code 2018.

To access the National Code 2018 or a description of the ESOS framework for students, visit the Government website.

1. Complete the application form

  • Download the International Students Application Form (PDF - 68kb)
  • Make sure you have certified copies of your academic transcripts including your English language proficiency.
  • You are required to confirm and consent to important items at the end of the Application Form – under the heading "Student Declaration". Please read them carefully before you sign the Application Form.
  • If you are under 18 years, Application Form must also be signed by your parent (or welfare carer). Your application, along with the certified copies of the your academic transcripts, including your English language proficiency, must be forwarded to:
The Associate Director, International Centre,
Holmesglen Institute of TAFE
PO Box 42,
Holmesglen Melbourne 3148 Australia

2. Application fee

  • Applications will only be considered when they are accompanied by an Application Fee of A$500.
  • Applicants who are applying through accredited agents and IDP Education offices are exempt from paying this application fee.

3. Provisional acceptance / rejection

  • Upon receipt of your application the Institute will notify you whether you have been accepted.
  • If you are NOT accepted, your application fee will be refunded.
  • If you are accepted, Holmesglen will forward to you a Letter of Offer and the Fee Schedule.   

4. Confirmation of enrolment forms / Visas

On receipt of your tuition fees Holmesglen will forward you an official Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE) which will allow you to apply at Australian Embassies and Consulates abroad for a student visa to enter Australia.


5. Overseas student health cover

All international students must have health insurance through the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. Holmesglen requires that students purchase OSHC to cover the full duration of their studies at Holmesglen (visa length cover).


6.Recognition of prior learning

If you have relevant qualifications, skills or work experience, you may be eligible to apply for credit or advanced standing towards your studies at Holmesglen. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) recognises your skills and competencies gained through your previous experience in the workplace, voluntary work, and formal or informal learning and can enable you to gain entry or credit into your chosen study area.

Credit Transfer (CT) may be gained according to your previous successful completion of the same or similar subjects or units of competency within your selected course at Holmesglen. 

Consideration of prior learning for international students will be consistent with the requirements of the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2001 and the National Code 2018. Further information is available by visiting the Government website

A detailed credit transfer or recognition of prior learning policy and procedure is available on the Apply for credits, RPL exemptions page. 

All information is correct at the time of printing but subject to change.

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