Admission Process

Applications for admission for students on a student visa must be made using the Application for enrolment – international students. Students must complete the Application for enrolment and send the completed application to EAA along with supporting documents. Completed Application for enrolment is processed by EAA and the application assessed on the basis of the information supplied. The participants for each program offered by EAA will be selected in a manner that reflects access and equity principles. Completion of the Application for enrolment does not imply that EAA will make an offer to the student. When prospective students apply to enter EAA to study, the following procedure applies:

English Language Requirements

All international students should be able to meet the English requirements as required under the assessment level and country of passport of the student by Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
EAA accepts the results from International English Language Test Score (IELTS), PTE Academic Entry or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as below. Applicants whose English results falls below the score will need to enrol in an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS).  Arrangements will be made for the student to complete the ELICOS course with us.
IELTS (Academic Module)TOEFL (Paper Based)TOEFL (Internet Based)PTE Academic
Overall band score of 5.55274642

Assessing Australian equivalency of academic qualification(s)

Overseas academic qualifications presented to EAA for admission by and international student are assessed for equivalency as per the below table:

Year 12 Equivalent for admission into EAA Courses*


BangladeshCompletion of Higher School Certificate with a grade average of 50%
ChinaSuccessful completion of Senior Middle 3 with a B grade or 75% average in 4 academic units
FijiSuccessful completion of Form 7 with a B in English and Maths and a pass in all other units, with an overall score of 240
IndiaCompletion of the All India Senior School Certificate or State Board
IndonesiaCompletion of SMU III with an average grade of 7.0 in 4 academic units
NepalCompletion of Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Year 12) with a grade average of 50%
PakistanCompletion of Higher Secondary School Certificate (Year 12) with a grade average of 50%
South AfricaSuccessful completion of Year 12
Sri Lanka2 passes in GCE A-levels or equivalent
ThailandSuccessful completion of Matayom 6 with a GPA of 2.0
TurkeySuccessful completion of Lise Diplomasi with GPA of 3.0
Uganda2 passes in GCE A-levels
VietnamSuccessful completion of Year 12 with a 6.0 GPA

* This is not an exhaustive list, admission officer must contact the CEO if the applicant has presented educational documents from countries not listed in above table before accepting the student into EAA courses

Assessing claimed work experience

If an applicant is using work experience for the purposes of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and or admission into EAA course, admission officer must ensure all claimed work experience is relevant to the qualification being applied for and be within the last 2 years of date of application.

The applicant must submit a CV along with reference letter on official company letterhead providing contact details of the employer. If in doubt about the authenticity of the submitted employment reference, admission officer must contact the past employer before issuing any letter of offer to the student.


Admission Officers will follow the following procedure once the completed application with all supporting documents are received either from the applicant directly or from their education agent:

  1. All required information is completed on the application form including signature of applicant and date.
  2. Assesses the applicant’s previous educational qualification(s) (either obtained in Australia or overseas) necessary for studying at the required level of the proposed qualification.
  3. The applicant is also assessed to determine whether they meet the required entry level qualification(s) for the particular qualification in which they wants to enrol.
  4. If the applicant’s educational qualifications do not meet EAA’s admission requirements, other factors may be considered at the discretion of EAA and in accordance with entry requirements of course(s) as per the training package. These other factors may include:
    • Mature age
    • Work experience
    • Attitude and aptitude
    • Previous academic results
    • Attendance rate in the previous college
    • Ability and skills to function in an academic environment
    • Possibility to succeed in his/her academic endeavours
  5. Applicant’s English language skills (language and literacy) will be assessed. If student has a satisfactory score in IELTS, TOEFL or PTE Academic, the applicant will be admitted to his/her chosen course. Refer to the Policy on Assessing English Language Proficiency (International Students)
  6. If an applicant cannot produce evidence of a satisfactory English score, and there are doubts as to their English language proficiency, the applicant will be required to sit an English test (at the student’s expense) or to enrol in an English (ELICOS) course for an appropriate duration until the applicant achieves the required English score.
  7. In a situation where the student can demonstrate that they can communicate in English, but cannot produce any formal English qualification as described above, then the student will be required to complete an English language test in Melbourne.
  8. Details of the student entered into the student management system.
  9. Applicant and/or the educational agent will be sent an offer letter by the Admissions Officer generated from the student management system

Applicants wishing to accept the offer must pay the requisite fee. Once the fee is received with the signed student agreement, the admission officer will:

  1. Ensure the student agreement is duly signed and dated by the applicant
  2. An Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE) is generated from PRISMS and sent to the Student/Education agent to facilitate the issuing of a student visa. Applicants must then apply for a student visa at their Australian Student Visa issuing centre and make travel arrangements to Australia once the student visa is granted.
  3. Soft copy of the eCOE is saved on EAA drive and student management system updated
  4. Administration Manager will do an internal audit on an ongoing basis for the applications finalised during the week to ensure all applications have required supporting documents and the application form and student agreements are duly signed and dated.
  5. Any discrepancies found during the process will be immediately rectified by the Admissions Officer

General Entry Requirements

Applicants who meet the selection criteria will be approved for enrolment in EAA courses. In line with government policies, students with disabilities are fully encouraged to participate in training. Specific entry requirements for each course are listed in the individual course brochure available from EAA. Prospective applicants are strongly advised to carefully read and consider the entry and course requirements before applying for admission to EAA.

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