International Students

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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 Audition Process

Audio Production or Entertainment Management degrees: 
You will have 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 degree and what your study and career goals are. This interview usually goes for 30 minutes.

Music degree:
You will undertake an audition. The audition involves you performing two musical pieces (of different music genres) on your primary instrument. If you are a songwriter, one of your pieces must be an original composition. After your audition (this usually goes for under 10 minutes) you will have 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. This interview usually goes for 20 minutes.

* If you are currently based overseas, we will provide you with details of an online interview and/or audition process. This is usually done over Skype and the audition can be provided as a video audition. 


As well as a successful interview and/or audition, you must be able to submit the following documents: 

  • Copy of high school transcripts that demonstrate successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent. These transcripts must be certified and translated (if originals are not in English). 
  • A copy of English test score results from the last 18 months, evidencing IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent (TOEFL or PTE equivalent can also be accepted). Applicants for the Diploma of Entertainment Journalism will require an IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent. Collarts can also recommend English language colleges with a direct pathway if you need to study English before you start.
  • Certified copy of your passport. 
  • Certified copy of your current visa, if you are currently residing in Australia.

* 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 Immigration and Border Protection – DIBP.


2018 Fees

Fees are $2,620 per unit, which is $10,480 per trimester for a full-time study load. The total cost for the two-year (six trimester) degree is $62,880. You can see the full 2018 Fees Schedule here. Please note international students must pay the trimester fee at least two weeks prior to the trimester commencement. 


2018 International Scholarships

Collarts provides international students with experience and financial-based scholarships each year. Students may be eligible to apply depending on their circumstances. Contact the International Team Recruitment Team to check if you qualify.

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 Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) via PRISMS.

The funds required for prospective Student Visa applicants to demonstrate their ability to meet living costs in Australia is $18,610 per year. For further details, please refer to DIBP Student Visa Living Costs and Evidence of Funds.

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.