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This policy establishes the principles and processes by which Educare College selects students for enrolment into its courses. 



This policy establishes the principles and processes by which Educare College selects students for enrolment into its courses. It provides the step by step procedures in assessing student qualifications, experience and English Proficiency:

  1. All students must complete the International Student Application Form, sign and date where required and attach notarised evidence of past qualifications, work experience (if relevant) and English language test results, undertaken no more than 12 months prior to application.
  2. Educare will not enrol international students under 18 years of age. The International Contact Officer must confirm the student’s date of birth and tick or cross to confirm whether they will be 18 years or older at commencement of their enrolment.
  3. The International Contact Officer will review the International Student Application Form and determine if an offer should be made based on the entry requirements stipulated for the qualification. To be accepted the applicant must meet the academic entry requirements (if applicable) and the specified language requirement.
  4. Each enrolment application will be assessed to ensure that the student’s qualifications, experience and English language proficiency are appropriate for the course for which enrolment is sought.
  5. If the applicant’s educational qualifications do not meet the Institute’s admission requirements, other factors may be considered at the discretion of the Educare’s Compliance and Training Manager and additional evidence sought to confirm.
  6. These other factors may include but are not limited to:
  7. Mature age (21 or over) at the proposed date of commencement
  8. Work experience relevant to the qualification or industry area of theselected course
  9. Attitude and aptitude to participate in an academic environment
  10. Previous academic results and attendance / participation history in any previous college
  11. The International Contact Officer will use the International Student Enrolment checklist to ‘tick yes’ or ‘cross no’ and confirm whether all documentation has been provided and requirements have been met.
  12. Should more information be required, this will be noted on the application form and sought from the applicant in writing.
  13. Educare has determined the minimum IELTs language overall score for entry to all Certificate level courses will be 5.5 and 6.0 or equivalent for Diploma level courses. (See ELICOS information below re equivalency)
  14. Where an applicant has completed formal education (high school, higher education etc) in an English-speaking country or school or completed a Certificate III or higher-level qualification delivered in English, there is no requirement for provision of formal evidence of English testing, however Educare may at its discretion require an applicant to undertake an LLN indicator
  15. There are many different English language tests available which students can use as the basis for satisfying Australian Student Visa requirements if this is needed. Testing systems might be more common in some countries rather than others and not all testing systems are available in all countries.

The English tests which are accepted for Australian Student Visa purposes are:

  • IELTS International English Language Testing System test
  • TOEFL iBT Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based testo PTE Pearson Test of English
  • CAE Academic Cambridge English: Advanced test (also known asCertificate in Advanced English)
  • OET Occupational English Test
  • TOEFL PBT TOEFL Paper-Based Test is accepted in severalcountries where IELTS is not available

The different tests use different scoring systems which can then be used to determine eligibility for an Australian student visa

Test English Language Tests Equivalent Scores for Student Visas
IELTS 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0
TOEFL iBT 31 32 35 46 60 79 94 102 110 115 118
PTE Academic 29 30 36 42 50 58 65 73 79 83 86
Cambridge English: 32 36 41 47 52 58 67 74 80 87 93
Advanced (CAE)
OET Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass
TOEFL PBT 433 450 500 527 550 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
  1. Applications which do not meet the requirements for the course being applied for will be advised in writing within three (3) business days of receipt of the fully completed application.
  2. Applications which meet the specified course entry requirements will be issued with a Course Acceptance Offer and Written Agreement within five (5) working days.
  3. The Course Acceptance Offer and Written Agreement will specify, as a minimum: o Any conditions of enrolment (such as, but not limited to, principal course of study dependant on successful completion of lower level qualifications) Itemised list of course and other fees to be paid by the student and the payment terms
  4. Refund policies (including money collected by agents) and procedureso Circumstances in which personal information will be disclosed
  5. Obligation of the student to notify of address changes during enrolmento Processes in the event a course is unable to be delivered
  6. The words ‘This agreement,and the availability of complaints andappeals processes, does not remove the right of the student to take action under Australia’s consumer protection laws.
  7. Course Acceptance of Offer and Written Agreements will be checked and signed by the Principal Executive Officer prior to issue. On receipt of a completed and duly signed Acceptance of Offer and Written Agreement and receipt of applicable enrolment fee and initial tuition fees as noted in the offer, Educare will generate a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) on PRISMS.