We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application form located on the course page that you're intending to study. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details. We'll send you an email to confirm these requirements. Below is an outline of the steps following the application form for local students undertaking VET courses.
Search for a course that interests you.
Each course description will tell you its specific intake, campus and how to apply as an international student and what the course entry requirements are.
Check that you qualify for the program’s entry requirements including:0
If you have not yet achieved the required English level, you may be able to study ELICOS to improve your English prior to commencing a mainstream course
If you have not met the academic requirements, you can consider pathway options available to your preferred program
If you have further enquiries, click on the Enquire Now button on each course page.
To avoid delays in admission processing, submit a complete set of supporting documents including:
Please note that documents submitted will not be returned.
A certified copy is a copy of an original document verified to be a true copy by an authorised witness. The person certifying the photocopy must sight the original document and include the following details on all pages that contain information:
Complete the International Student Application Form with all the required documents and submit to our International Office
Mail: Melbourne Polytechnic – International Admissions Room PA117, Building A 77 St Georges Road Preston Victoria 3072 AUSTRALIA
You can also talk an authorised Melbourne Polytechnic Education Agent in your home country who can office you advice about studies at Melbourne Polytechnic and assistance in applying for both your course and your student visa.
You will need the following supporting documents:
If you are applying from outside Australia, you will also need to complete
The information you provide on these forms is used to assess your admission against Department of Home Affairs Genuine Temporary Entrant and Genuine Student criteria.
Melbourne Polytechnic International Office can assist you with the submission of your application, and once received will become the single point of contact for all your queries.
There is no fee charged for submission of an application.
Your application will be assessed in line with Melbourne Polytechnic policies and procedures.
If your application is successful, you will receive a Letter of Offer/Acceptance Agreement.
Courses that require interview, portfolio assessment, or where credit assessment is requested often take longer than other programs.
If your application is unsuccessful, you will receive notification explaining the reasons.
You can accept your offer by following the instructions in your Letter of Offer.
Fees will not be accepted until Melbourne Polytechnic has received the signed copy of the Acceptance Agreement and all conditions on Letter of Offer have been met.
If you do not accept by the expiry date stated on the Letter of Offer, or wish to defer your offer to a different intake, Melbourne Polytechnic will cancel your offer and you will need to make a new application.
The Letter of Offer/Acceptance Agreement is the contract between Melbourne Polytechnic and you. Please read all details carefully and ensure you understand before signing and returning with the payment specified
In some cases the Letter of Offer/Acceptance Agreement will state conditions that must be met prior to submitting payment and accepting your offer.
Soon after Melbourne Polytechnic receive your Acceptance Agreement signed by you, confirmed you have met ant outstanding conditions on your Letter of Offer and received tuition fee deposit and payment for Overseas Student Health Cover, you will be issued with a Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE).
A eCoE is an official document that is issued by Melbourne Polytechnic and used by the Australian Government.
It records exactly what you are studying, including the start and end dates expected for each program, any fees paid and total fees required.
You must have a valid eCoE while studying on a student visa in Australia.
Visa arrangements may take anywhere from a few weeks to 6 months to finalise depending on the assessment level of your country and other requirements set out by the Australian Department of Home Affairs. Start the application process as soon as possible!
You must include in your visa application
Book short term accommodation in advance of departing your home country, consider distance of accommodation to campus locations, and look at a short term options (1-2 weeks) initially so you have time to familiarise yourself with Melbourne and to look at a few longer term accommodation options.
If you are having difficulties in deciding, contact Student Services for assistance
Melbourne Polytechnic provides a free airport pick up service for new international students arriving in Melbourne.
Please submit your International Student Arrival Form at least 1 week prior to your arrival in Melbourne
Make a successful transition to life and study at Melbourne Polytechnic, find out about services available and make some new friends by attending compulsory Orientation for International Students
You will also receive details of where and when your course specific orientation and enrolment will take place.
You will need your passport for this, and to progress to Step 12, you will need a USI
See USI Student Video for details on how to apply, and complete
Higher Education students
Complete enrolment at the Enrolment Centre bringing with you the forms from your teaching department.
Excellent! You made it. Welcome to Melbourne Polytechinc. Don't forget to participate in activities with the Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic (SLAM) team and enjoy your time studying in Melbourne, Australia.