This page contains the information to assist you in making an informed decision to enrol with Academia. This is a summary of information relating to; training, assessment and support services and your rights and obligations as a student of Academia.
The information contained on this page is particular to International Students whom enter Australia to study on a student visa.
Academia has processes to assess whether a prospective student's qualifications, experience and English Language proficiency are appropriate for the course in which enrolment is sought.
Must be at least 18 years of age
English Language proficiency* (one of the following criteria only):
*If the English Language requirements cannot be satisfied, a student can still enrol into our Vocational programs after successfully completing one or more of the English Language courses offered by Academia... read more
Educational background / prior work experience (One of the following criteria only):
Academia has processes to assess whether a prospective student's English Language proficiency is appropriate for the course in which enrolment is sought.
Must be at least 18 years of age; and Literacy in native language
English Language Course
General English GE
English for Academic Purposes EAP1
IELTS 5.0 or equivalent; or Intermediate General English from a NEAS accredited course
English for Academic Purposes EAP2
IELTS 5.5 or equivalent; or satisfactory completion of EAP 1
English for IELTS Preparation IELTS 1
IELTS 5.0 or equivalent; or Intermediate General English from a NEAS accredited course
English for IELTS Preparation IELTS 2
IELTS 6.0 or equivalent; or satisfactory completion of IELTS 1
Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English CSWE IV
IELTS 5.0 or equivalent; or satisfactory completion of CSWE III; or satisfactory completion of GE 4
Certificate III in Spoken and Written English CSWE III
IELTS 4.0 or equivalent
The course content and duration for each of the courses offered at Academia can be viewed at the next page...
This section provides a description of the study modes and assessment methods used by each of the Schools within Academia.
Business, Commerce and Information Technology Schools
The courses offered in the School of Business, Commerce and Information Technology are delivered face-to-face, through a combination of tutorials and computer lab workshops.
Assessment methods include written tests, computer-based tasks, and assignments. Resources include textbooks, hand-outs, and presentations.
Equipment includes: Fully Equipped Computer Labs, Accounting/Business Software, Client Server and student PCs, Printed and on line Resources. Spacious classrooms, free internet access.
**Further detailed information is available at the course description page for each qualification.
Hairdressing and Beauty Schools
The Hairdressing and Beauty Schools use face-to-face instructor-led training for practical and theoretical units of competency. Skills are demonstrated to students in a functional and operational Hairdressing/Beauty Salon or in a classroom setup with work stations. Students will practise the skills demonstrated until assessed as being competent.
The assessment methods that are typically involved: practical demonstrations/test, written assignments, written exams, role plays or group work.
Resources include textbooks, hand-outs, presentations, hairdressing and beauty therapy facilities, computer lab (with high-speed internet)
Hospitality Schools (Bakery, Cookery, Food Processing, Patisserie, Management)
The Hospitality Schools use face-to-face instructor-led training for practical and theoretical units of competency. Skills are demonstrated to students in a functional and operational demonstration kitchen or in the commercial kitchens of Academia and
The assessment methods that are typically involved: practical demonstrations/test, written assignments, written exams, role plays, excursions or group work.
Resources include textbooks, hand-outs, presentations, kitchen facilities, computer lab (with high-speed internet)
English Language School
The English School uses face-to-face lectures for all modules. The assessment methods that are typically involved: written assignments, written exams, role plays, excursions or group work.
Resources include textbooks, hand-outs, presentations, computer lab (with high-speed internet)
Academia is recognised as a College delivering quality tuition in Vocational Education and Training. This recognition is demonstrated in the pathways we have achieved to date with quality Institutions in the University and Higher Education sectors.
In addition to industry partnerships where part of the tuition is delivered within 5 star hotels as in Commercial Cookery and Patisserie, Academia has all facilities on campus in the centre of Melbourne including:
Well lit and spacious class rooms
English as a second language classrooms
Games Development and Digital Arts Lab
Patisserie (sugar and chocolate) Kitchen
Beauty Therapy lab
And much more
Situated in the geographical centre of Melbourne Australia, our students enjoy being in the midst of Melbourne's Central Shopping, Entertainment, Restaurant and Business district. Twice voted as the most liveable city in the World, Melbourne is Australia's capital of food, fashion and entertainment. With clubs and bars, central markets, main tourist district, fashion stores, restaurants and much more all within walking distance from our college. Being one of the most multicultural cities in the world, local and international students are made to feel welcome.
Fees for International Students can be viewed here.
Fees changes: Academia will honour the tuition fees quoted in accordance with clause 16 of the Terms and Conditions of enrolment.
The full refund policy can be viewed here.
The commencement date of your course (deferment) or the an unscheduled break (suspension also known as a deferment) will only be approved in limited circumstances as per the Deferment, Suspension and Cancellation policy listed in the Student Handbook.
It is important you understand that inappropriate behaviour as per the discipline policy listed in the Student Handbook, non-payment of fees or where Visa regulations have not been adhered to can all lead to your enrolment being cancelled by Academia.
Academia is bound by the Education Services for Overseas Students
(ESOS) Act and related regulations, referred to as the ESOS Framework.
The ESOS framework sets out the obligations of education providers delivering courses to International Students and the consumer rights of those students.
You can view the ESOS Framework here:
ESOS Framework from Australian Education International
If you are a current overseas student, or intending overseas student please be advised that Australian law mandates your obligations to ensure that any *school-aged dependants accompanying you to be enrolled into a school.
*In the state of Victoria, the Education Reform Act 2006 defines school-age as not les than six (6) nor more than sixteen (16) years of age.
Your options for the schooling of your school-aged dependants are:
Note: some visa types may require the payment of full school fees. Please check with the school you wish to enrol your school-aged dependants into for advice. Further information can be found at http://www.immi.gov.au/students/visa-conditions-students.htm
Academia College will gladly assist in finding suitable accommodation. It cannot however, enter into agreements with Real Estate Agents or householders on your behalf.
Temporary Accommodation on Arrival
If required, temporary accommodation will be arranged for your arrival usually for a period of 1 week. This would be hotel style accommodation at $70 - $150AUD per night.
Homestay involves the student living with an Australian family. Rooms may be single or shared and cost will vary accordingly.
Advertisements on student noticeboards and in sections of the local newspapers will appear for one or more people to share a house or flat, often where a lease has already been taken out. This often suits students once they have been in the country for a while and are comfortable with their new country's living arrangements. Cost $80 - $150AUD per week.
As with share accommodation, units, flats, single bedsitters and even houses, are available through Real Estate Agents. These are normally unfurnished. One month's rent in advance may be charged plus a bond (or security deposit) prior to signing a lease agreement. Cost: $150 - $300AUD per week.
The sites provided here provide an indicative cost of living only. The actual costs of living will vary depending on your location and lifestyle.
Information on Living in Australia (Study in Australia site)
Information on Australian History (Study in Australia site)
Information on the State of Victoria (Study in Australia site)
Information on Australian Culture (Study in Australia site)
Information on Australian Lifestyle (Study in Australia site)
Information on Money Matters (Study in Australia site)
Information on the Cost of Living in Australia (Study in Australia site)
Additional information on Living in Australia (Study in Australia site)
Further information on Living in the State of Victorian & Melbourne (Invest Victoria Site)
Academia provides a number of Support Services to students. There are Student Welfare Officers within the college to consult on these and other services. The Student Welfare Officers will counsel students and may provide free referrals to external parties as necessary where the service is not provided within the college or the student has a support need not offered by the college.
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