• You must be enrolled in a registered full-time course in Australia.

  • You should have received an offer of enrolment from a registered Australian education institution.

  • You are required to maintain adequate health insurance coverage through an approved Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) provider for the entire duration of your stay in Australia.

  • You must demonstrate that you genuinely intend to stay in Australia temporarily for the purpose of studying and that you have a genuine commitment to returning to your home country upon completion of your studies.

  • You need to demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to cover your travel, tuition fees, and living costs while studying in Australia. This may include evidence of personal funds, scholarships, or financial support from family members.

  • Depending on your course and education provider, you may need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency. This is often demonstrated through scores on recognized English language tests like IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, or Cambridge.

  • You are required to attend your classes regularly and make satisfactory academic progress in your course.

  • You must inform your education provider of any changes to your contact details, living arrangements, or enrollment status.

  • As a student visa holder, you are generally allowed to work part-time (up to 40 hours per fortnight) during the academic session and full-time during scheduled breaks. Ensure that you comply with these work conditions.

  • You must meet health and character requirements. This includes undergoing health examinations and obtaining a police clearance certificate, if required.

  • If you plan to continue your studies beyond the initial visa duration, you must apply for a new student visa before your current one expires.

Enrolment Process:

  • Choose a Course: Research and select the course you want to attend.
  • Receive Offer of Admission: Apply for admission to the chosen course. If accepted, you will receive a Letter of Offer.

  • Accept the Offer: Review the conditions of the Letter of Offer, including the course details, tuition fees, and any other relevant information. If you agree, accept the offer according to the instructions provided.

  • Payment of Tuition Fees: Pay the required tuition fees as outlined in the Letter of Offer. Keep proof of payment, as you will need it for your visa application.

  • Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE): Once the tuition fees are paid, the institution will issue a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). This document is crucial for your visa application.

  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC): Purchase Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) from an approved provider. This is a mandatory requirement for the duration of your stay in Australia.

  • Visa Application: Submit your Student Visa (Subclass 500) application online through the official website of the Department of Home Affairs. Attach the required documents and pay the visa application fee.

  • Visa Grant: If your visa application is successful, you will receive a Visa Grant Notice. Check the details to ensure accuracy.

    Required Documents:

  • Proof of Identity:
    Passport pages showing personal details and photo.

  • Academic Documents:
    Certificates and transcripts from previous academic qualifications.

  • English Language Proficiency:
    Evidence of English language proficiency through test scores (e.g., IELTS, TOEFL, PTE).

  • Letter of Offer:
    The official Letter of Offer from CIC.

  • Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE):
    CIC will issue a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) for the course.

  • Financial Documents:
    Evidence of financial capacity to cover tuition fees, living costs, and other expenses.

  • Health Insurance (OSHC):
    Proof of purchase of Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

  • Visa Application Form:
    Completed and signed Student Visa application form.

  • Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Statement:
    A statement explaining your genuine intention to study in Australia.

  • Any Additional Documents:
    We may request additional documents based on the specific course or individual circumstances.
  • Welcome Session: A formal welcome from the our admissions staff, including key administrators and support personnel. This session will include an introduction to the institution’s values, mission, and academic expectations.

  • Campus Tour: Guided tour of the campus facilities, including classrooms, student lounges, and other important areas.

  • Academic Information: An overview of the academic structure, programs offered, and any specific requirements for international students. Information about assessment methods, grading systems, and academic resources.

  • Student Services: Information about support services available on campus, such as counselling, health services, accommodation assistance, and language support.

  • Cultural Adjustment: Guidance on adapting to the local culture and Australian way of life. Topics will include social norms, cultural events, and community resources.

  • Legal and Immigration Information: Information on visa regulations, work permits, and other legal aspects relevant to international students studying in Australia.

  • Health and Safety: Tips on maintaining good health, emergency procedures, and safety guidelines both on and off-campus.

  • Orientation Materials: Providing students with a handbook or packet of materials containing important information, contacts, and resources.

  • Social Activities: Organizing social events or activities to help students connect with each other and build a sense of community.

  • Question and Answer Session: A session where students can ask questions and seek clarification on any concerns they may have.

Living costs in Australia can vary depending on factors such as the city or region, lifestyle choices, and individual spending habits. Please note that these estimates are approximate, and it’s advisable to check for the latest information. Also, keep in mind that currency exchange rates may fluctuate.

Estimated Living Costs in Australia (per month):

  • Accommodation (rent): AUD 800 – AUD 2,500

  • Groceries: AUD 300 – AUD 500

  • Utilities (electricity, heating, cooling, water, etc.): AUD 100 – AUD 250

  • Public transport: AUD 50 – AUD 150

  • Mobile phone/internet: AUD 20 – AUD 80

  • Health insurance: AUD 50 – AUD 100

  • Miscellaneous (entertainment, clothing, personal care, etc.): AUD 200 – AUD 500

Total Estimated Monthly Living Cost Range: AUD 1,520 – AUD 4,080

Tips for Managing Expenses:

  • Create a Budget: Plan your monthly expenses, including rent, utilities, groceries, transportation, and personal items. Having a budget can help you track your spending and manage your money effectively.

  • Cook at Home: Eating out in Australia can be expensive. Cooking at home is not only more cost-effective but also allows you to explore local markets and fresh produce.

  • Use Student Discounts: Many services and retailers offer discounts for students. Always carry your student ID and inquire about discounts whenever you make a purchase.

  • Explore Public Transport Options: Public transportation is generally cheaper than owning a car. Consider purchasing student concession cards for discounted fares.

  • Take Advantage of Free or Low-Cost Activities: Australia offers many outdoor and cultural activities that are free or low-cost. Explore parks, beaches, and museums without breaking the bank.

  • Part-Time Work: If your visa allows, consider taking up part-time work. Australia has strict work limitations for international students, so be sure to check and adhere to those regulations.

  • Compare Prices: Before making significant purchases, compare prices from different retailers. This applies to everything from electronics to clothing.

  • Open a Local Bank Account: Opening a local bank account can help you manage your finances more efficiently, and it may also offer benefits for international students.

The main English language proficiency test accepted by most Australian institutions is the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). However, we may also accept other tests such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Pearson Test of English (PTE), or the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE).

Here are some key points regarding English language proficiency requirements for international students in Australia:

  • IELTS: IELTS is widely accepted by Australian universities and colleges. The required IELTS score may vary depending on the level of study and the institution. Generally, undergraduate programs may require an overall band score of 6.0-6.5, while postgraduate programs may require scores of 6.5-7.0 or higher.

  • TOEFL: Some institutions accept TOEFL scores. The minimum required scores may vary, but a common range is around 79-100 for the internet-based test (iBT).

  • PTE Academic: PTE Academic is another accepted English proficiency test. Scores required by institutions can vary, but they are typically in the range of 58-79.

  • CAE: The Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is accepted by some institutions. A typical requirement might be a score of 169-185.

  • English Language Programs: In some cases, international students may be required to undertake English language programs before starting their academic courses. These programs are designed to improve language skills to meet the required standards.

Brisbane, in general, is known for being a safe and friendly city. However, safety can vary based on individual circumstances, and it’s always essential to stay vigilant and take necessary precautions.

CIC will use various communication channels to relay important information and updates to international students. The communication methods may include:

Official Emails: We will use email as a primary means of communication. Important updates, announcements, and information about events or changes to programs may be communicated through official college email addresses.
Online Student Portals: Our online portals where students can access important information, documents, and updates. This may include academic schedules, course materials, and announcements specific to international students.
Text Messages and Alerts: Text messages to send quick updates or reminders to students. This is particularly useful for time-sensitive information or emergency announcements.
Social Media: Our official social media accounts (such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) to share news, updates, and important information. International students can follow these accounts for timely communication.
Noticeboards and Posters: Physical noticeboards on campus or in key locations will display important information, event details, or updates relevant to international students.
Orientation Programs: Our orientation programs at the beginning of each semester, providing international students with essential information about campus life, academic expectations, and support services. During these programs, students may receive information on how we communicate updates.

Yes! Our International Student Admissions Officer will be there to support you through your education journey.