Thank you for choosing to apply at EQUALS International (Aust) Pty Ltd (EQUALS). Please fill out all the requested information in this application form. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Once the application form has been completed and you have attached the required items (listed below), kindly return the completed form and documentation to:
GPO Box 2443, Adelaide SA 5001 Australia OR Upload your application via this link OR Email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
GPO Box 2443, Adelaide SA 5001 Australia
OR Upload your application via this link
OR Email your application to email@example.com
Please make sure before signing this document that you agree with all policies, regulations, and terms & conditions of EQUALS and you have read the Student Handbook which contains important information. You can access our Student Handbook on our website. Alternatively, you may request to have the handbook printed or emailed to you. No payment is required with your application.
Why we collect your personal information
As a registered training organisation (RTO), we collect your personal information so we can process and manage your enrolment in a vocational education and training (VET) course with us.
How we use your personal information
We use your personal information to enable us to deliver VET courses to you, and otherwise, as needed, to comply with our obligations as an RTO.
How we disclose your personal information
We are required by law (under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (Cth) (NVETR Act)) to disclose the personal information we collect about you to the National VET Data Collection kept by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd (NCVER). The NCVER is responsible for collecting, managing, analysing and communicating research and statistics about the Australian VET sector.
We are also authorised by law (under the NVETR Act) to disclose your personal information to the relevant state or territory training authority.
How NCVER and other bodies handle your personal information
NCVER will collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information in accordance with the law, including the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) and the NVETR Act. Your personal information may be used and disclosed by NCVER for purposes that include populating authenticated VET transcripts; administration of VET; facilitation of statistics and research relating to education, including surveys and data linkage; and understanding the VET market.
NCVER is authorised to disclose information to the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR), Commonwealth authorities, state and territory authorities (other than registered training organisations) that deal with matters relating to VET and VET regulators for the purposes of those bodies, including to enable:
NCVER may also disclose personal information to persons engaged by NCVER to conduct research on NCVER’s behalf.
NCVER does not intend to disclose your personal information to any overseas recipients.
If you would like to seek access to or correct your information, in the first instance, please contact your RTO using the contact details listed below.
DEWR is authorised by law, including the Privacy Act and the NVETR Act, to collect, use and disclose your personal information to fulfil specified functions and activities. For more information about how DEWR will handle your personal information, please refer to the DEWR VET Privacy Notice at https://www.dewr.gov.au/national-vet-data/vet-privacy-notice.
You may receive a student survey which may be run by a government department or an NCVER employee, agent, third-party contractor or another authorised agency. Please note you may opt out of the survey at the time of being contacted.
At any time, you may contact EQUALS International to:
EQUALS International (Aus) Pty Ltd
81 Currie St
Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
08 8110 1200
For further information: EQUALS Privacy and Personal Information Policy and Procedure can be accessed through the link.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unsure.
Please submit your application along with the required documents below. PLEASE NOTE: that the application may NOT be processed if the applicant fails to submit the required documents listed below
You must have a Unique Student Identifier to enrol. Please insert clearly below. If you don’t have one, you must obtain one prior to enrolment. Apply for your USI here USI Website
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If you do not have a family name or a given name, please enter -- for the field.
Please ensure you attach a copy of your CoE
ENSURE that you attach a copy of your current membership card.
Diploma of Nursing
Certified true copies of academic transcripts and qualifications to support their pathway (Pathway A or Pathway B) as per EQUALS website
Please select your resident type A or B.
Have you completed any other type of qualification? If Yes, please select:
Have you completed any other type of qualification in Australia? If Yes, please select:
Credit Transfer recognizes formal education that you have previously undertaken, If you have successfully completed a superseded unit that has been deemed equivalent and you can demonstrate currency EQUALS International will recognise the unit and credit it to your current studies. See our Credit Transfer Policy and Procedure for further information.
Do I have to pay a charge?
There is no charge for processing a Credit Transfer
Do I have to apply?
There is no obligation to do so, however if you are utilising either state or federal government subsidies or loans to pay for your course and you have already completed a unit you will be charged the full amount.
What evidence is required?
Students will need to provide copies of their academic transcripts and grant permission for EQUALS International to access their USI records.
If yes, please apply for credit for prior learning via this form.
Please view the Credit for Prior Learning Policy and Procedure here.
Download the blank form here. Fill in the required details and upload the file in the section below:
If they do not have a family name or a given name, please enter -- for the field.
By ticking the box, I confirm I am the agent listed above and that I have counselled and briefed the applicant about EQUALS, its policies and procedures, and the terms and conditions related to this application in accordance with our Agent Agreement with EQUALS.
Personal information supplied to registered training providers such as EQUALS may be shared between the Australian Government and designated authorities and, if relevant, the Tuition Assurance Scheme and the ESOS Assurance Fund Manager for the purposes of:
If you do not understand this information and would like some clarification please contact us.
Step 1. Application for Enrolment.
Complete this online Application form taking care that all required documentation is uploaded. Without the required documents for assessment, we are unable to process your application. Certified academic transcriptions/supporting documents must be provided in English. These may be certified by an education representative or agent, EQUALS representative, notary public or any other independent source approved by EQUALS.
Step 2. Application Assessment
EQUALS aims to process completed applications within 48 hours and will advise you of the outcome of your application within 72 hours if all the required documents are provided. If your application is successful, EQUALS will send a Letter of Offer to contacts provided in your application - yourself or your agent, confirming the course you have been offered, conditions of enrolment, fees payable and course commencement date.
Step 3. Acceptance
To accept the offer you (or your nominated Education Representative or Agent) must sign and return the International Student Enrolment Form & Learning Agreement and pay the required fees. This must be done within the specified timeframe detailed in the Letter of Offer from EQUALS. The EQUALS Education Representative or Agent is to discuss the Letter of Offer requirements with Student, including:
Payment of 1st semester fees Your Letter of Offer (Step 2) will advise you of the anticipated tuition costs and due date for payment. Once the payment/deposit is received by EQUALS the invoice for the full payment of the first academic term of studies will be issued in due course. Please note that international funds transfers can take up to 10 working days to be received.
Step 4. Electronic Confirmation of Enrollment
Upon the receipt of the payment and signed Enrollment Form & Learning Agreement, EQUALS will formally notify you that you have been accepted. The Electronic Confirmation of Enrollment (eCoE) will be sent directly to you or your representative if they are assisting you with your application (You will need the Confirmation of Enrollment to apply for your student visa).
Step 5. Student visa application
International students intending to study at EQUALS must apply for an Australian student visa. Your local EQUALS education agent or representative will be able to assist you in applying for your student visa. The main requirements for the student visa application are: For additional information on the SVP Process, please visit: www.border.gov.au
Step 6. Welcome to EQUALS
The International student will be emailed a welcome information pack that includes transport/pick-up. The student will also receive a Pre-Departure Checklist and Orientation Checklist.
Note: Paying Fees
Student fees may be paid by credit card, bank cheque (in $AUD), bank draft or telegraphic transfer as per invoice payment details. Note: EQUALS receives bank transfers from many students in many different countries. It is critically important that when student fees are paid by bank transfer, students also email/fax a copy of the bank deposit receipt to the Admission Advisor at email@example.com
Bank Cheque: Please make sure your bank cheque is in Australian Dollars and payable to:
EQUALS (Aust) Pty. Ltd No.2. GPO Box 2443, Adelaide SA 5001, Australia
Credit Card: Please note, American Express and Diners Club cards are not accepted.
Further information on EQUALS policies and procedures can be found on our website: www.equals.edu.au
Important Note: EQUALS is responsible for compliance with the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Quality Framework and the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015, including the quality of the training and assessment services it provides for the range of VET Courses under its current scope of operation and for the issuance of the AQF certificate documentation.
Code of Practice
This sets out the guidelines for the ethical conduct of registered providers of courses to International Students. EQUALS is a registered provider of courses for International Students and is committed to meeting educational standards outlined in the National Code of Practice issued by the Australian Government.
Changes Affecting Visa Status
EQUALS is required by law to notify the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) whenever a Student:
Tuition Fees and Refund of Monies Paid
All EQUALS refunds will be made in accordance with the refund table and conditions contained in this form and in compliance with the Education Services for Overseas Students Act (“ESOS Act”) and the ESOS Regulations. An international Student or an intending international Student must make any request for a refund in writing by downloading the Enrolment Variation form via the EQUALS website. This form should be returned to relevant webform via EQUALS website.
Cessation of Delivery In the event that EQUALS, or a third party delivering training and assessment on EQUALS’ behalf, closes or ceases to deliver any part of the training product that a student is enroled in, a number of options will be available to the participant including:
Making a Claim for a Refund The claim must identify the reason for the refund and must include supporting documentation according to the circumstances, including official documents such as Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE), receipts, visa refusal letters. The date of notification of the request for a refund is the date the request is received at EQUALS. Payment of refund where the Student withdraws from the course will be calculated from the date the written claim is received with all necessary documentation at EQUALS. Refunds, if approved, will be normally made within twenty (20) working days after a written claim has been received from the applicant/Student. Where a Student changes visa status (e.g. changes education sector) and requires a new visa to be issued, the Student is required to bear any and all costs associated with the visa inclusive of medical tests. Refunds will be made in Australian dollars and will be made to the Student unless the Student requests in writing that the refund is to be made to a person nominated by the Student. Money will not be transferred to other educational institutions under any circumstances.
Important: Please read the Student Handbook, Prospectus and the following information carefully before making your application: Refunds of Tuition Fees will be calculated under the relevant ESOS provision – Refer to the Education Services for Overseas Students (Calculation of Refund) Specification 2014:
In all other circumstances, students are liable for the full amount even if they subsequently withdraw before or during the study period. Refunds will not be made for Tuition Fees or other fees and charges paid by students who withdraw after the study period census date. A student excluded or suspended for misconduct will also remain liable for their Tuition Fees for the enrolment period in question. If a student enroled in an English language course at EQUALS meets the entry requirements for their next course early, remaining Tuition Fees will be credited towards the student’s next course. If a student has overpaid an invoice, the student will be able to elect to credit the overpayment towards the following study period or receive a refund of the value of the overpayment. EQUALS Default occurs when EQUALS fail to provide or continue to provide a course. In the event that EQUALS cancels a student’s enrolment due to EQUALS Default, students will be notified in writing and will be given the option to:
The student has the right to choose whether they prefer a refund of the unused portion of prepaid Tuition Fees, or to accept a place in another course. If the student chooses placement in an alternative course with EQUALS, the student will be issued with a new Letter of Offer and Written Agreement. The student must accept the offer following the Selections & Admissions Policy & Procedure. If EQUALS is unable to provide a refund or place the student in an alternative course, the Tuition Protection Services (TPS) administered by the Director of TPS will place the student in a suitable alternative course at no extra cost to the student. Finally, if TPS cannot place the student in a suitable alternative course, the student will be eligible for a refund as calculated by the Fund Manager. Student Default occurs when EQUALS refuses to provide or continue providing a course to a Student due to:
If a Student is dissatisfied with EQUALS decision in relation to their refund request, a Student may lodge an appeal under the Grievance Handling Policy & Procedure. Nothing removes the right of the student to take further action under relevant Australian consumer protection law and to pursue such legal remedies the student may have under such laws. This Policy and Procedure will be made available by publication on EQUALS website (www.equals.edu.au/policies).
Agreed Start Date/Course Commencement: Agreed Start Date (Course Commencement) is the day on which the course was scheduled to start as set out in the student’s Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) or Letter of Offer/Student Agreement or a later date agreed between EQUALS and the student for the start of the course.
Census date: the last date in the Study Period for domestic students to withdraw without incurring financial liability for Tuition Fees.
Deferral: a delayed commencement by an applicant who has received an offer of a place in an EQUALS course.
International student: a student who is not a domestic student, and who may hold a student visa.
Study Period: (a) for Vocational Education Training courses: 1 term, (b) for Higher Education courses: a semester or trimester.
Tuition Fees: fees that are directly related to the provision of a course that the provider is providing, or offering to provide, to the student (ESOS 2000).
Tuition Protection Services (TPS): protection for students in the event that EQUALS ceases to provide the course in which they are enroled, ensuring they are able to complete their studies in another course or with another education provider or receive a refund of their unspent Tuition Fees.
Unit: a component of a course of study with specified unit learning outcomes.
Unspent Tuitiion Fees: the portion of tuition which the student has paid but for which tuition has not yet been received.
Withdrawal: a formal procedure where a student decides to discontinue a course without the intention of returning or discontinues a unit with the intention of enroling in it at a later date.
Withdrawal date: the date specified in the written notice as the date a student’s withdrawal takes effect or when the student’s enrolment was cancelled.
Grievances and Appeals We strive to protect the best interests of our students and clients, and our team is committed to supporting you in any way we can. However, if something does go wrong, we want to know about it and have the opportunity to remedy the situation wherever possible. A grievance process has been established to ensure that those student concerns are treated in a transparent, timely and just matter. EQUALS ensures that students have access to a fair and equitable process for dealing with grievances and provides an avenue for students to appeal against decisions that affect their progress. A grievance may be lodged within a fair timeframe. In the first instance EQUALS recommends all students read the Grievance Handling Policy & Procedure (Academic and Non Academic). Students wishing to lodge a grievance/appeal are requested to do so using the Formal Grievance Form. Should a student wish to appeal a decision or a proposed action, they will have twenty (20) working days to lodge their appeal. This policy, and the availability of complaints and appeals processes, does not remove the right of the Student to take action under Australia’s consumer protection laws.
Course Attendance International Students are required to undertake a fulltime course and attend no less than 80 per cent of classes within a given term and a minimum of 90 per cent for bodywork subjects. If classes are not attended a medical certificate will be required.
Deferments Requests for the deferment of studies are required in writing. Deferments may be granted by the organisation for up to 1 year providing advice is given in writing at least 2 weeks prior to the commencement of a given term. EQUALS must notify Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) of your decision to defer your studies in Australia. DOHA will defer the student visa up to six months. Over six months your visa will be cancelled, therefore you will need to reapply for another student visa prior to recommencing your studies. Please note that the final decision about your eligibility for a second student visa will be made by DOHA and will be based on your reasons for deferring your studies. Therefore, we strongly advise you contact DOHA to ensure that you will be able to resume your student visa status, prior to making your final decision to defer. There is no monetary action on deferments, however, please note that courses may be subject to change and you are required to check with Student Administration, at the beginning of the year in which you intend to re-enrol, to ensure that re-enrolment is possible. A Student is only allowed to defer commencement or suspend studies of a course on medical grounds (with a medical certificate) or other exceptional compassionate circumstances. . Please note that EQUALS is required to notify DOHA of any visa amendment and you may need to contact DOHA to ensure that you do not forfeit your current Student visa.
Dependants If holders of a Student Visa have dependants who will be coming with them to Australia, they are required to make arrangements for the education of the dependent/s. Students should contact DOHA for more information about the status of dependants when intending to study in Australia. If you are accompanied by school aged dependants you will be required to pay the full fees for their schooling.
Please note that International Students are not eligible for travel concessions on public transport in Australia.
Eligibility for Student Visa Status Have you checked your countries Assessment Level? Full fee paying prospective Students of Assessment Level 3-5 are encouraged to undergo pre-visa assessment before lodging an application for a visa to study in Australia. Self-assessment information can be obtained from your nearest Australian Embassy.
Overseas Student Health Cover DOHA require mandatory, visa length health insurance for all Student visa holders. Approved OSHC providers include: NIB – www.nib.com.au Medibank Private – www.medibank.com.au BUPA OSHC – www.overseasStudenthealth.com Australian Health Management – www.ahm.com.au Lysaght Peoplecare Limited, subcontracting to OSHC Worldcare - www.oshcworldcare.com.au OSHC Allianz Global Assistance - www.oshcallianzassistance.com.au. We will organise your OSHC as per your letter of offer for the duration of your time on the visa. To not have up to date Health insurance is a breach of your student visa.
Refund of OSHC Payments A Student may apply directly to the OSHC provider for refund of monies paid if any of the following occur:
Withdrawal from a Course Students are required to provide written notice of withdrawal from any course or course component, and the date of notification is the date the notice is received at EQUALS. Please check with Student Administration before withdrawing to ensure that it complies with your student visa requirements. Please also refer to the International Student Refund Policy detailed on this form. Please note that information about overseas Students may be made available to relevant Commonwealth & State Government agencies.
STEP 1: Ensure you have gathered all the required information (as listed above)
STEP 2: Complete the application form and upload the required documents.
Please ensure that you submit scanned, clear, certified copies of your supporting documents.
We cannot accept illegible or uncertified documents, and failure to meet these requirements may result in your application being delayed.
We will be in touch as soon as possible regarding your application.
Please note, if you would prefer not to lodge your application online, you can lodge it via one of the following methods:
Post: Admissions Team, GPO Box 2443 Adelaide SA 5001 In Person: Hand deliver it to us at 81 Currie Street Adelaide.
Australian Student Tuition Assurance Scheme (ASTAS): protection for students in the event that EQUALS ceases to provide the course in which they are enrolled, ensuring they are able to complete their studies in another course or with another education provider or receive a refund of their unspent Tuition Fees.
Course: the series of units in which a student enrols and which, when completed, will lead to conferral of a designated award.
FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP: a government loan scheme to assist eligible domestic students to defer payment of all or part of their Tuition Fees.
Special circumstances: The circumstances under which a domestic student in a HELP-enabled course is eligible for a refund of up-front fees paid or a re-credit of VET Student Loan liability after the census date has passed.
Unspent Tuition Fees: the portion of tuition which the student has paid but for which tuition has not yet been received.
VET Student Loan: a government loan scheme replacing VET FEE-Help from 01 January 2017; domestic students meeting the requirements can access student loan for approved VET courses within the specified cap limit.
Grievances and Appeals We strive to protect the best interests of our students and clients, and our team is committed to supporting you in any way we can. However, if something does go wrong, we want to know about it and have the opportunity to remedy the situation wherever possible.
A grievance process has been established to ensure that those student concerns are treated in a transparent, timely and just matter. EQUALS ensures that students have access to a fair and equitable process for dealing with grievances and provides an avenue for students to appeal against decisions that affect their progress. A grievance may be lodged within a fair timeframe.
In the first instance EQUALS recommends all students read the Grievance Handling Policy & Procedure (Academic and Non Academic).
Students wishing to lodge a grievance/appeal are requested to do so using the Formal Grievance Form.
Should a student wish to appeal a decision or a proposed action, they will have twenty (20) working days to lodge their appeal.
Are you under the age of 18 years?
If your parent/legal guarian does not have a family name or a given name, please enter -- for the field.
Students are advised that their details are kept strictly confidential and maintained in their student files. Any concerns should be directed to the Academic Manager.
Please complete the following:
Are you a Nursing / Aged Care / Health Care Applicant?
a) that all information provided on my enrolment form and any other course related document is true and correct, b) that I agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of my course including all organisational policies and procedures which are listed in my student handbook or other organisational documents, c) that all the information provided in my health questionnaire is true and correct, d) that I understand that I must tell EQUALS of any change in my health that may affect my working as a Health Care professional.
In the event of an injury whilst on a work placement, EQUALS will be required to provide the above medical history to its insurer. If you fail to provide accurate medical information and sustain an injury whilst on a work placement the insurer may decline to accept your claim for compensation.
Where you do not complete the course of study you are enrolled in, you may be required to repay in full the tuition costs associated with your enrollment. This amount will apply to tuition fees not already received for the units of study you have partially or wholly completed. If you are unclear as to how this may affect you, please contact the Admissions Advisor prior to completing this declaration.