Due to the need to undergo pre-visa screening and apply for a student visa, International students must stick to strict cut-off dates. We recommend you apply as early as possible to allow enough time for processing.
Please note: many students will package an English and Academic Preparation (EAP) program with their main program. If you will be studying an EAP program, cut-off dates will be based on the orientation date of your EAP program, not the standard semester dates.
Please also note that some popular programs may have early cut-off dates due to program availability. Further information will be provided separately.
Applications for the Semester 1, 2020 intake at our Ballarat, Berwick, Gippsland and Brisbane campuses are now open.
All required application documents for Offshore applications (or onshore applications, where the student does not hold a student visa) must be provided by:
- Ballarat, Berwick and Gippsland Semester 1 intake: 09 January 2020
- Brisbane Semester 1 intake: 03 February 2020
Onshore applications (for students who can commence on an existing student visa) close approximately three weeks before the semester commencement date.
All required documents for Onshore applications must be provided by:
- Ballarat, Berwick and Gippsland Semester 1 intake: 10 February 2020
- Brisbane Semester 1 intake: 28 February 2020
We recommend you apply as early as possible to allow adequate time for processing.
Many international students will be required to complete a pre-visa screening assessment as a condition of their offer. For useful information on this process, please refer to our Pre-visa screening page
All pre-visa screening documents must be provided by:
- Ballarat, Berwick, and Gippsland Semester 1 intake: 17 January 2020
- Brisbane Semester 1 intake: 10 February 2020
Please note that pre-visa screening can take some time, so it is important to provide your forms and documents as early as possible.
Accepting your offer
Once you have met all the conditions on your offer, including passing pre-visa screening, you will need to accept your offer and make your initial payment. We must confirm that we have received your payment before issuing your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). Depending on the method of payment, it can take some time for the funds to be received, so it is important to provide proof of payment as soon as possible after you pass pre-visa screening. For information on how to accept your offer and make payment, please refer to our Accepting your offer page.
You will need your CoE when applying to the Australian diplomatic post for a student visa.
The cut-off date for issuing CoEs to offshore students will be three weeks before the program commencement date.
The cut-off date to issue a CoE to an offshore student is:
- Ballarat, Berwick, and Gippsland Semester 1 intake: 20 January 2020
- Brisbane Semester 1 intake: 17 February 2020
To allow time for visa processing, we strongly recommend finalising your acceptance as early as possible.
The cut-off date to issue a CoE to an onshore student is:
- Ballarat, Berwick, and Gippsland Semester 1 intake: 17 February 2020
- Brisbane Semester 1 intake: 9 March 2020
Missed the cut-off date?
If you have received an offer letter, but have missed the cut-off date, you may be able to defer your offer. To discuss deferring your offer to a later intake, please contact us