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Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.
Personalised for INTERNATIONAL students.
International student means; you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.

Vocational Education

The Enrolment Process (Local VET Students)

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. 

Need help enrolling? 

An Education and Course Advisor will be able to help guide you through the process

Prior to enrolment, each student is required by the government to register for a Unique Student Identifier. This can be completed online: https://www.usi.gov.au/

Click here for a video on how to create your USI.

A pre-training review is used to determine why you have chosen to do this course and how it meets your aspirations and interests. It also helps us to understand your competency levels and digital skills to assist us to tailor your training plan.

The Pre-Training Review also helps to identify skills recognition and credit transfers when applying for a vocational education course.

The Pre-Training Review is a paper-based document and is completed at an Information session or with an Education and Course Advisor.

Each student is required by the state government to undertake a Literacy and Numeracy assessment, regardless of whether or not you have a previous qualification. This assessment is completed online. Our Education and Course Advisors will provide you with a unique login and thereafter provide you with the assessment score outcome.

The Training Plan is your study plan. This document lists all of the modules you are enrolled in, and study hours. This document also identifies the course code, start date, support requirements, delivery modes and assessment methods.

Here we will review and record your ID, Citizenship/Residency and if applicable, concession status.

Check to see if you can get state government-subsidised training:
https://www.skills.vic.gov.au/victorianskillsgateway/Students/Pages/vtg-eligibility-indicator.aspx

For concession options, find out more about the Government Health Care card:
https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/health-care-card

We’ll run through course fees, payment options, Government VET Student Loan eligibility and finalise enrolment by completing fee payment.

Your enrolment is not confirmed until payment is made.

Some courses, such as those visual or performing arts require an interview or audition in addition to your online application. After completing your online application, book an interview or audition via our online booking system. In most cases, this is an informal discussion around your creative practice, technical skills, what you hope to gain from study and includes a presentation of a folio of work, demonstrating your ideas, skill or ability.

For those courses that require an interview or audition, teaching staff will contact you afterwards with either an offer of a place in the course or provide further guidance and discuss alternative course options.

Booking an enrolment appointment 

All local students enrolling into a vocational education and training (VET) course will need to complete their enrolment at an enrolment centre. You will need to bring your identification items with you on the day. 

  • Application form registration number and link emailed
  • Evidence of citizenship / residency to assess your eligibility for government funded training, for example:
    • Green Medicare card or
    • Current Australian passport or
    • Australia Birth Certificate or Naturalisation Certificate
  • To be eligible for a concession fee you must bring current Centrelink concession card. For example Healthcare card / Disability card / Pension card
  • If applying for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) you will need to bring transcripts from previous relevant study for teaching team to assess
  • If you are not paying your own fees you will need to bring:
    • A letter of authority to be invoiced from the organisation (letterhead) paying your fees. Or
    • The person, for example parent / guardian who is responsible for paying your fees
  • If you are under 17 years of age and completed Year 10 you will need to bring:
    • A completed Transition from School form or
    • A certificate signed by School Principal or Regional Director that exempts your from school attendance and identifies the Training Provider or the relevant employer for an apprenticeship/traineeship.
  • If you are under 17 years of age and not completed Year 10 you will need to bring:
    • A certificate signed by School Principal or Regional Director that exempts your from school attendance and identifies the Training Provider or the relevant employer for an apprenticeship/traineeship.
  • If you are under 18 years of age
    • You will need to have a parent/guardian sign your enrolment paperwork before payment can be accepted
  • If you are under 20 years of age and the document list above does not have your date of birth listed please bring along:
    • Current Drivers Licence or
    • Current permit licence or
    • Proof of age card or
    • ‘Keypass’ card
    • Application form registration number and link emailed
    • Evidence of citizenship / residency to assess your eligibility for government funded training, for example:
      • Green Medicare card or
      • Current Australian passport or
      • Australian Birth Certificate or Naturalisation Certificate
    • If applying for a government VET Student Loan please bring:
      • Year 12 Certificate of Completion or Completion for Certificate IV or above
      • A current Australian Passport or full Australian Birth Certificate
    • If you are under 20 years of age and the document list above does not have your date of birth listed please bring along:
      • Current Drivers Licence or
      • Current permit licence or
      • Proof of age card or
      • ‘Keypass’ card
    • If applying for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) you will need to bring transcripts from previous relevant study for teaching team to assess
    • If you are not paying your own fees you will need to bring:
      • A letter of authority to be invoiced from the organisation (letterhead) paying your fees. Or
      • The person, for example parent / guardian who is responsible for paying your fees

Please bring one of the following as proof of citizenship:

      • Current Australian Passport; or
      • Citizenship Certificate; or
      • Full Birth Certificate; or
      • Citizenship by Descent Extract; or
      • Permanent Humanitarian Visa; or
      • New Zealand Special Category Visa (conditions apply); or
      • Adoption in accordance with the Hague Convention

If you were born in Australia on or After 20 August 1986 and one or both Parents was an Australian Citizen at the time of your birth, you will be required to bring the following additional documentation (if you do not have a Current Australian Passport):

      • Australian Citizenship Certificate for one Parent; or
      • Full Birth Certificate issued by an Australian RBDM for one Parent.

Note: If your Parent was born in Australia on or after 20/8/1986, you will also need to provide the Full Birth Certificate issued by an Australian RBDM for one Grandparent.

If you were born on or after 20 August 1986 and one or both of your Parents was a Permanent Resident of Australia at the time of your birth, you will be required to bring both of the following additional documentation (if you do not have a Current Australian Passport):

      • Full Birth Certificate issued by a RBDM; and
      • Australian Citizenship Certificate for one or both Parents.

Students who are applying for a VET Student Loan must also meet the academic suitability requirements by bringing the following:

    • Australian Year 12 Certificate; or
    • Evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualification Framework Certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English).

Where to Enrol?​

Preston Campus 

77 St Georges Road, Preston

Heidelberg Campus

Corner Waterdale Rd & Bell St, Heidelberg West

Northland Skills and Job Centre

hop F 007, 2-50 Murray Rd, Preston

Fairfield Campus

Yarra Bend Rd, Fairfield VIC 3078

Epping Campus

Corner Cooper St & Dalton Rd, Epping