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Australian and New Zealand Students Application Process

Entry requirements for Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses (Domestic Students)

  1. Must be at least 16 years of age
  2. For entry into a Certificate 3 or 4 qualification, a minimum Year 10 Secondary Schooling completion or equivalent is required
  3. For entry into a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification, any one of the following conditions is required (a, b or c and d):
    1. A Senior Secondary Certificate of Education issued at the completion of year 12; or
    2. Successful completion of an assessment of your reading and numeracy skills at ACSF level 3 (organised by Academia); or
    3. You have a qualification at Certificate 4 or higher that was delivered in English; and
    4. Academia is satisfied that you are academically suited for the course seeking enrolment
  4. If you are between the ages of 16 and 18 an enrolment interview is required.
  5. Mature age students can also enter based on an interview
  6. Pre-requisite units applicable for some qualifications
  7. Students seeking Government funding must meet state and / or federal Governments' eligibility requirements

Financial Assistance for Australian and New Zealand Students

Victorian Skills First

Applicable to Victorian Campus only

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

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VET Student Loans available to Australian Citizens

Australian Citizens wishing to study Diploma and Advanced Diploma Courses can apply for VET Student loans issued by the Federal Government of Australia. VET Student Loans are an Income contingent loan where students study now and pay later once their income threshold Exceeds $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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Local Student Admission Process

Important: Academia is approved by Centrelink for Austudy, Abstudy and Youth Allowance.

Select the campus then faculty

(e.g. Hospitality) and course(s) (e.g. Certificate IV) you wish to study.


Complete the Enrolment Form (Domestic Students)

and mail, email or fax to us:

Mail To:

The Registrar
Level 4
399 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Email To: info@academia21.com
Fax To: +61 3 9600 4390


Submit supporting evidence documents

Submit supporting evidence documents (Originals in person or certified copies) along with the Enrolment Form and undertake a Language Literacy and Numeracy test for us to determine if you require any additional support.


Pre Training Review

Academia will organised a Pre Training Review with you to ensure you’re academically suited for the course seeking enrolment. We will also determine your eligibility for any State Funding or a Vet Student Loan


Course Offer letter

If successful a Course Offer letter will be issued, explaining fees, implications of any State Funding or Vet Student Loan (if relevant). Please read the terms and conditions of the offer and contact us if anything is unclear.


Accept the offer

Accept the offer, by signing and returning the acceptance section of the Offer Letter


Process payment

If taking a Vet Student Loan, Academia will issue with an Electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF) to your personal email.

Electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF)

Academia confirmation

Once we receive your payment or eCAF, Academia will confirm a place in the course selected to you in writing with an Acceptance Advice.