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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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Entry Requirements

You must first meet the general entry requirements before progressing to the interview stage and meeting additional specific course entry requirements.

  • An international student applicant must be at least 18 years of age at the time of commencement of study.

  • The academic minimum entry requirement is one of the following:
    • Completion of an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or overseas equivalent
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Completed Australian AQF (Australian Qualifications Framework) Certificate IV
    • Completed Foundation year at any Australian Higher Education Provider
    • Completed one full-time semester at any Australian Higher Education Provider
    • Completed one full-time year at an overseas Higher Education Provider.
  • Meet the minimum English proficiency requirements evidenced by achieving an IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent, and 6.5 (no band lower than 6.0) for Diploma of Entertainment Journalism, Graduate Certificate of Creative Writing and Graduate Diploma of Creative Writing.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum English Proficiency Levels can take an intensive English course to gain the required level of proficiency at one of Collarts’ pathway provider partners.

 All documents must be certified and translated (if originals are not in English).

For more information refer to the Admissions Policy for International Students or to the Admissions Policy for Postgraduate International Students.

 

* Please note some countries and citizenships are required to use an Education Agent to assist with their application which may include Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements to be met in accordance with The Australian Department of Home Affairs – DHA.

Application Process

Collarts welcomes applications from international students. If you fulfil the entry requirements, please complete an online application form and one of our staff members will contact you for further screening and processing of your application.

If your application is successful you may be issued with a conditional letter of offer and invited to an interview and/or audition.

The Interview and/or Audition Process

Audio Engineering, Music Production, Digital & Social Media, and Fashion Marketing

You will be required to undertake a 30-minute interview. This interview is not a test of English and will involve a range of questions on your previous knowledge and experience, we will ask you why you are interested in the course and what your study and career goals are. We will also go through the course with you and answer any questions you have about Collarts.

Entertainment Management

You will be required to undertake a 30-minute interview. This interview is not a test of English and will involve a range of questions on your previous knowledge and experience, we will ask you why you are interested in the course and what your study and career goals are. We will also go through the course with you and answer any questions you have about Collarts. You will also be required to submit a 300 word essay on your interest in Entertainment Management and your overall goal for the course. This is to be submitted prior or at the time of the interview.

Entertainment Journalism

You will be required to undertake a 30-minute interview. This interview is not a test of English and will involve a range of questions on your previous knowledge and experience, we will ask you why you are interested in the course and what your study and career goals are. We will also go through the course with you and answer any questions you have about Collarts. You will also be required to submit a 200 word essay on your interest in Entertainment Journalism and your overall goal for the course. This is to be submitted prior or at the time of the interview. You will also be required to submit a portfolio of relevant experience, writings or digital submissions along with your original essay.

Music Performance

You will be required to undertake an audition and interview. The audition involves performing two pieces (of contrasting music genres) on your primary instrument. If you are a songwriter, both of your pieces must be original compositions. After your audition has been completed and uploaded, you will also undertake an interview. This interview is not a test of English and will involve a range of questions on your previous music knowledge and experience, we will ask you why you are interested in the degree and what your study and career goals are. You will also be asked to complete a 5-questions written theory evaluation. This is not a pass/fail portion of the process but will assess your theory level to place you into the correct theory stream with other students. 

If you are not based in Melbourne, we will provide you with details of an online interview and/or audition process. This is usually done over Skype or Facetime and the audition can be provided as a video audition.

Fees

Fees are $2,916 per unit. The total cost for our diplomas is $23,328 with the exception of the Diploma of Entertainment Journalism and Diploma in Animation & VFX which is $34,992. The total cost for the two-year (six trimesters) or three-year (9 trimesters) degrees is $69,984. The total cost for the double degrees is $104,976. 

You can see the full 2021 Overseas Onshore Fees Schedule here, as well as the 2021 Overseas Online Fees Schedule here.
You can see the full 2022 Overseas Onshore Fees Schedule here, as well as the 2022 Overseas Online Fees Schedule here. Please note international students must pay the trimester fee at least two weeks prior to the trimester commencement.

To learn more about the scholarships we offer, as well as fees, you can also look through our International Scholarships & Fees Brochure.

NON-TUITION FEES

There are no additional charges for any administrative services at Collarts.

Whilst Collarts does provide on-campus access to a variety of hardware, software, computers, instruments, sewing machines and other equipment; there is an expectation that students either own, have access to, or utilise available equipment at our campuses in order to succeed in their studies.

Students may need to pay for items associated with their study, such as printing, headphones, portable storage device, fabrics, etc. These costs vary by course and depend on what equipment the student has access to.

Prescribed textbooks and additional academic resources are available in the library and/or online via the eLearning platform (Learning Management System).

 

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FORMS & POLICIES

Admissions Policy for International Students
Admissions Policy for Postgraduate International Students
Appeals Form
Application for Withdrawal/ Cancellation
Change of Program Variation/Articulation Form - from Cert IV
Change of Program Variation/Articulation Form - from Diploma/Bachelor 

Completion of Course within Expected Duration Policy
Course Credit for Recognition of Prior Learning
Enrolment Variation
Grievance Form
Leave of Absence/Deferral 
Transfer Between Providers (International Students)

Tuition Fee Refund Policy

Important Details

International Student Handbook

Please see our International Student Guide for detailed information about admission processes, enrolment, fees, campus details and information about the college’s policies and procedures.

International Student Health Cover

Australian Government regulations require all international students to have current health insurance coverage for their period of time in Australia. A student visa cannot be granted until the student health insurance coverage has been paid. The current cost for 14 months coverage is approximately AUD$602.

ESOS Framework: Protecting the Rights of International Students

The Australian Government has established a legislative framework to ensure the provision of quality education and to ensure that the rights of international students are protected. This legislation is known as the ESOS Framework. An easy to understand guide to the protection of international students in Australia is available at the Australian Education International website.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Enrolling students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), if they believe they already have the skills and knowledge that will be taught and assessed in a subject. Please refer to the Collarts RPL section of our website. International students should be aware that receiving RPL may affect the course cost, course duration and your student visa. Any changes will be reported to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) via PRISMS.

Funds

The funds required for prospective Student Visa applicants to demonstrate their ability to meet living costs in Australia is $21,041 per year. For further details, please refer to Study Australia's website.

School-aged Dependants

Students are advised that any school-aged dependants accompanying them will be required to pay full fees if they are enrolled in either a government or non-government school.

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