Studying at EQUALS International
READY TO APPLY?
If you’re ready to apply to study at EQUALS International, click here. Note: Certain visa holders may be eligible for government subsidised training. The list of eligible visas is available here. Any other visa subclass will be classified as an international student enrolment (this includes subclass 485 which will also be considered as an international student enrolment).
The following information is required with applications for enrolment. To avoid delays please ensure that you have provided this information with your application. Incomplete applications may not be considered. It is very important that you carefully read the Applicant Enrolment Checklist information below. Even if you submit your application via email, you are still required to provide a signed application form and valid evidence. ARE YOU INTENDING TO APPLY FOR VET FEE-HELP? Access our VET Student Loans Admissions Procedure here. Further information on VET Student Loans is available at the Study Assist website. STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO APPLYING
|Before You Apply||Have you applied for your USI? It is an Australian government requirement that all students have a Unique Student Identifier. If you do not already have one, you can obtain your USI here.|
Complete your application form here. The form must be signed and uploaded as part of your online application submission. You must remember to complete and submit ALL of the following evidence with your application:
Please contact us if you have any questions: E email@example.com, or P Admissions Team, GPO Box 2443 Adelaide SA 5001 or visit us at 81 Currie Street Adelaide.
|After You Have Applied||Once your application has been received you can expect to be contacted regarding your application. Please read the Student Handbook prior to the meeting. If you are under 18 years of age then a Guardian or Parent will need to attend the meeting. At the meeting you may be required to complete a Health & Skills Questionnaire. The content and activities of the program and any incidental expenses or fees and charges will be explained, including key policies and procedures that relate to your enrolment, as well as general suitability and eligibility for the program.|
The following information is required with applications for enrolment. To avoid delays please ensure that you have provided this information with your application. Incomplete applications may not be considered. It is very important that you carefully read the Applicant Enrolment Checklist information below. Even if you submit your application via email, you are still required to provide a signed application form and valid evidence. STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO APPLYING
|Before You Apply||Onshore International Students Only: Have you applied for your USI? It is an Australian government requirement that all students have a Unique Student Identifier. If you do not already have one, you can obtain your USI here.|
Complete your international application form here. The GTE Assessment form must also accompany your application. This must be carefully completed by the applicant and education agent (where relevant). These forms must be signed as part of your online application submission. You must remember to complete and submit ALL of the following evidence with your application:
Please contact us if you have any questions: E firstname.lastname@example.org, or P Admissions Team, GPO Box 2443 Adelaide SA 5001 or visit us at 81 Currie Street Adelaide.
|After You Have Applied||Once your application has been received you can typically expect to be contacted regarding your application within 48 hours. Please read the Student Handbook prior to the meeting. You may be required to complete a Health & Skills Questionnaire. The content and activities of the program and any incidental expenses or fees and charges will be explained, including key policies and procedures that relate to your enrolment, as well as general suitability and eligibility for the program.|
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Are you wanting more information or perhaps wish to express interest in a particular program? If so, please click here. Please give us a few details so that we can correctly respond to your enquiry.
FLEXIBLE STUDY OPTIONS
At EQUALS, you have the flexibility and choice to learn in the way that suits you best. Most of our programs have both full time and part time study options which enable you to select the learning path that’s best for you.
- Day, Evening and Weekend Classes – enjoy the benefits of being in a group learning environment onsite
- Full Time Study – achieving your dream quicker
- Part Time Study – making study work around your busy lifestyle
- Self Paced and External Learning – ideal for those who live in regional areas or who can’t attend oncampus training, or who may like to have a blended mix of oncampus and self paced learning. * Selected programs only.
- Blended Study – the truly flexible approach where you can mix delivery options to suit you!
Information on program start dates can be found on our Courses page, or by contacting us at 8110 1200. Regular enrolments apply for most programs. Consult with one of our Enrolment Advisors today.
As a registered training organisation, EQUALS can offer the following qualifications. Some program information may not be available online in which case we warmly invite you to contact one of our staff directly on 08 8110 1200 or email us at email@example.com. Graduate Career Pathways: There are a number of ways that you can investigate what graduate employment pathways are available once you have finished your program. You may also like to investigate career pathways by visiting websites including myfuture.edu.au and studyassist.gov.au We recommend you speak with our Student Liaison & Support staff to learn more, and to find out how we can assist you with your career goals. International Students: If you are an international student or are in Australia however require an eCoE to study at EQUALS, qualifications and pricing are available in the International Student Prospectus. For a copy of the latest International Student Prospectus please visit the Current Students and select ‘Forms & Downloads’. For Prospective Enrolled Nursing Students: In addition to successful completion of this ANMC approved course, the student is required to provide evidence to the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia to be eligible for enrolment as a nurse. This includes:
- evidence that they are a fit and proper person;
- evidence that they are medically fit to practice;
- any other evidence that the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia may require, e.g. for students that meet the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia definition of an international student, they will be required to provide evidence of meeting the English Language Proficiency requirements at the time of application for enrolment.
Please note that some requirements for enrolment as a nurse such as English Language Proficiency are determined by Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia policy and are provided as a guide only, i.e. accurate at the time of presentation and/or publication. Please note these policies may be subject to change during the period of a student’s course and students are required to meet the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia requirements in place at the time of application for enrolment.
|EQUALS International||EQUALS International||Credit Offered|
|Diploma of Community Services CHC52015||Bachelor of Human Services||20 credit points (2 units)|
|EQUALS International||EQUALS International||Credit Offered|
|Diploma of Human Services||Diploma of Nursing HLT54115||3 units|
|EQUALS International||Flinders University||Credit Offered|
|Diploma of Nursing HLT54115||Bachelor of Nursing||36 credit points (1 year)|
|EQUALS International||UNISA||Credit Offered|
|Diploma of Nursing||Bachelor of Nursing||36 credit points (1 year) * Note: International students who complete a Diploma of Nursing must be registered as an EN with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) to be granted 36 units credit in the Bachelor of Nursing. International students who do not have registration with the NMBA will be eligible for 18 units credit. This notice was provided to EQUALS in December 2016.|
|EQUALS International||Westerm Sydney University||Credit Offered|
|Diploma of Nursing HLT54115||Bachelor of Nursing||80 credit points (1 year) * Note: Applicants must also have a current registration with AHPRA as an Enrolled Nurse (EN)|
|EQUALS International||Torrens University||Credit Offered|
|Diploma of Nursing HLT54115, Diploma of Community Services CHC52015, Diploma of Ayurveda HLT52615 or the superseded qualifications||
Bachelor of Applied Public Health Bachelor of Nutrition
Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Commerce and other undergraduate programs as appropriate and offered by Torrens University Australia.
|a minimum on 8 credit points applied for a completed Diploma program. Higher level qualifications may attract further credits subject to approval from the University.|
UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)
If you are studying nationally recognised training in Australia from 1 January 2015, you will be required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). EQUALS International (Aust) Pty Ltd is an internationally recognised and Registered Training Organisation (registered with the Australian Quality Training Framework). Your USI links to an online account that contains all your training records and results (transcript) that you have completed from 1 January 2015 onwards. Your results from 2015 will be available in your USI account in 2016. You will be able access your USI account online from your computer, tablet or smart phone anytime. By signing the EQUALS enrolment form, you confirm acceptance of the USI privacy statement (to set a link page on EQUALS website or work on a short and precise statement here) HOW TO GET A USI It’s free and easy to create your own USI and will only take a few minutes of your time. Once you have created your USI, please log into your Learner Portal and enter it for your records. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE USI? It will enable the consolidation of information on nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) completed by you after 1 January 2015 onwards. WHEN WILL MY RECORDS AND RESULTS APPEAR IN MY USI ACCOUNT? You will find that information about the training you completed in your USI account when EQUALS has provided their next report to the NCVER. For information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. WILL MY USI ACCOUNT HAVE TRAINING COMPLETED BEFORE THE 1 JANUARY 2015? You should note that it will not be possible for your USI account to include any information about the training you undertook before 1 January 2015 as such information is retrospective to the commencement of the scheme and the system is not designed to back-capture training completed before 2015. MORE INFORMATION If you are an international, overseas or offshore student please visit the USI international, overseas and offshore students page. HELP Visit the help centre if you need further help.
ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLE
EQUALS offers culturally sensitive support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students both applying and currently studying with us.
Thinking about studying at EQUALS?
If you are thinking about coming to EQUALS, our dedicated Admissions Advisor can assist you in making the right decision. From career counselling and guidance, course selection and support in making your enrolment application, through to advice regarding fees and financial support to access a range of Scholarship opportunities, our friendly and culturally sensitive staff will walk the journey with you, each step of the way.
Already studying at EQUALS?
We offer a range of support and advocacy services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. These services include:
- Help in accessing safe accomodation
- Student Mentor and Buddy system for new students
- Support for academic success
- Indigenous student focus areas
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation within the student leadership group
- Computer labs with email and internet access
- Referral to other EQUALS services including counselling at no charge
VET STUDENT LOANS
EQUALS is an approved VET Student Loans provider from the 1st July 2017. Please contact our Admissions Advisors for assistance.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION VET STUDENT LOANS
The VET Student Loans scheme is a loan program designed to help eligible students enrol and gain a quality higher level Vocational Education and Training at EQUALS who could not otherwise afford to pay fees upfront.
ELIGIBILITY FOR VET STUDENT LOANS
You may be eligible for the loan program if you:
(1) are an Australian citizen OR a Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder residing in Australia for the course duration OR a New Zealand citizen who holds a Special Category Visa (SCV) meeting the long-term residency requirements
(2) study in an approved VET Student Loans course
(3) have not exceeded your FEE-HELP limit. Refer to study assist
COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
In addition to EQUALS Admissions Policy in believing on reasonable grounds that a student is suitable to undertake a qualification and successfully complete the course for which a VET Student Loan is sought, during enrolment, you will need to:
(1) provide a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, that has been awarded by an Australian authority or agency. EQUALS is required to keep the copy in your file for 5 years; OR
(2) provide a copy of a successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Certificate IV or Higher Qualification (where the language of instruction is English); OR
(3) displaying competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both Reading and Numeracy through CSPA approved testing tool
If you cannot meet any of these requirements, you will not be eligible to apply for VET Student Loans.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU ENROL?
(1) Decide on your preferred course and check if the course is an approved VET Student Loans course
(2) Check if you meet the eligibility and entry requirements. Be prepared to provide evidence of identification (inclduing Australian Birth Certificate or copy of your Visa), records of your past academic qualifications and undertake the Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment when is required
(3) You must have ready a Tax File Number. This detail is required on your loan application form
(4) Read VET Student Loans Booklet
ECAF LOAN APPLICATION FORM
If you have met the VET Student Loans requirements, EQUALS will advise the Australian Government Department of Education and Training of your enrolment. The Department will provide you login details to access their system to apply the loan and complete eCAF loan form. You will need to provide the email confirmation and form to EQUALS at email@example.com for processing.
Ensuring that you have submitted your eCAF loan form to EQUALS for processing prior to course commencement and/or term census date is your responsibility.
Eligible students will be entitled for loans up to a capped amount. Students will need to contribute the difference if the total course fee exceeds the loan cap for a course. Loan caps for specific courses are detailed on the specific course information page.
IS THERE A LOAN FEE?
Non State Government subsidised students will be charged a 20% loan fee. The loan fee is added to the student loan, but is not included within the student’s lifetime FEE-HELP limit.
Tuition Fees are provided on each course page and should be used as a guide to provide information on fees. Student will be provided with fee advice during course counselling/admissions and will be provided fee and census date information specific to their application into the relevant qualification.
CURRENT APPROVED LIST OF COURSE UNDER VET STUDENT LOANS
More information about VET Student Loan approved courses can be found here Approved Courses.
For information about what EQUALS courses are VET Student Loans approved, look at the detailed Courses page.
FURTHER INFORMATION ON VET STUDENT LOANS
WHAT IS A COMMONWEALTH ASSISTANCE NOTICE?
You will be sent an Invoice Notice 14 days before each census day, indicating your fees and census dates. Your debt is incurred on the day after the census day you will be issued with a Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN) within 28 days of the census date via email. The CAN will include details of the units of study covered by VET Student Loan.
If you believe that the information in your CAN is incorrect, you must, within 14 days of the CAN issue, submit a CAN review request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You should include evidence showing why you think the CAN is incorrect.
When the VET Student Loans team receives the CAN review request, they will review the request and re-issue the CAN if they determine that the original CAN was incorrect.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I WITHDRAW?
If you are an eligible student studying a Diploma or above qualification and withdraw before the census date you will receive a full 100% refund of any tuition fees you have paid upfront and will not incur a student loan debt.
If you are an eligible student studying a Diploma or above qualification and withdraw after the census date you will incur a debt, unless the debt is remitted under special circumstances. If special circumstances apply, you will need to apply for a refund/recredit. Please refer to our Policies page for further information.
STATEMENT OF TUITION ASSURANCE
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Students and prospective students should make sure that they have accessed and read important policy information that relates to enrolment at EQUALS. Policies relate to tuition assurance, fair treatment, personal information, academic grievance, student complaints and appeals, and refunds/re-credits. Our key policies are available on our Policies page.
WHAT IS THE CENSUS DATE?
The census date is the last date which students can withdraw from a unit of study (CRN) without incurring a debt for that unit of study. A student’s CRN census date is calculated as their nominated start date plus 20% of the course duration.
DEBTS INCURRED THROUGH INAPPROPRIATE VET FEE-HELP PROVIDER CONDUCT – NEW VET FEE-HELP STUDENT REDRESS MEASURES
New VET FEE-HELP Student Redress remedies commenced on 1 January 2019.
The Department of Education and Training can now remove a student’s VET FEE-HELP debt if it was incurred because of inappropriate conduct by a VET FEE‑HELP provider or their agent.
The VET Student Loan Ombudsman (VSLO) in the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman is the primary contact point for any person who believes that they have a VET FEE-HELP debt which they should not have.
If you believe you have a debt you shouldn’t you can find information about how to make a complaint, how the VSLO can help and FAQs at https://vet.ombudsman.gov.au/.
A fact sheet available at https://vet.ombudsman.gov.au/how-we-can-help also provides information about the new VET FEE-HELP Student Redress Measures.
You can also check your VET FEE-HELP debt records by logging on to the myUniAssist portal at: https://app.heims.education.gov.au/myuniassist/Forms/Logon.aspx. You will need your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) to log on. Your CHESSN will be in documentation sent to you by the VET FEE-HELP provider.
If you are not able to locate your CHESSN, you can check your HELP debt records in your myGov account. If you do not have a myGov account, you can set one up by selecting “Create an account” from this link. For more information about myGov accounts call 13 28 61.
EQUALS offers a number of financial assistance options for our students. CONCESSIONS Students applying for a government subsidised or funded course may be eligible for concession if they hold a current:
Prisoners in South Australian correctional institutions will also receive a concession. A concession card must be presented at time of enrolment. A concession will not be offered if you do not possess a vaild concession card at the time of enrolment. Many low-income earners are eligible to apply for a Low Income Earner Health Care Card. Students who think they may be eligible are advised to apply as soon as possible so that a HCC or temporary HCC can be used for a concession.You will be provided with concession rates at the time of registration, and these will be validated at the time of enrolment. If you are unsure of your eligibility, you can contact Centrelink before your enrolment on 131 021.
EQUALS is able to offer Austudy approved programs to eligible participants. If you are enrolling in a course or program and wish to learn more about Austudy, please contact Centrelink or Student Services on (08) 8110 1200 or email@example.com. PAYMENT PLANS EQUALS offers a range of flexible payment plans for eligible students. If you would like assistance in paying off your tuition fees, then speak with our Finance officer on (08) 8110 1200 or firstname.lastname@example.org EDUCATION LOANS In addition to flexible payment plans available through EQUALS, prospective students may consider funding further education through a personal or education loan available through various Australian financial institutions. There are a wide variety of products available in the marketplace and it is important that individuals research the features and benefits of a product before making a commitment. While we have included some links to assist prospective students, EQUALS have no affiliation with any particular institution nor do we accept any responsibility for the information supplied by these organisations.
- ANZ Bank – personal and education loans
- National Australia Bank – personal and education loans
- St George – personal loans
- RAA – personal loans
- Commonwealth Bank of Australia – student options and loans
VET STUDENT LOANS EQUALS is an approved VET Student Loans provider for eligible programs. If you are considering applying for VET Student Loans, you can find more information here: Study Assist
SCHOLARSHIPS EQUALS International, in partnership with the Centre for Equality Scholarship Initiative, offer a range of scholarships to study VET programs at EQUALS. Our scholarships are designed to support disadvantaged members of the community who demonstrate a genuine desire to complete a qualification that leads to a vocational outcome. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are specifically welcomed to express interest in the EQUALS Centre for Equality scholarship program. Our scholarship program has a particular focus to support vocational outcomes that are in demand, including community services, disability, health work, allied health and nursing. If you are interested in applying, please download the current application here.
CUSTOMISED TRAINING SOLUTIONS
CUSTOMISED TRAINING SOLUTIONS FOR BUSINESS & INDUSTRY EQUALS regularly deliver customised training solutions for our local and international clients. Whether you have a specific need or you are looking for some inspiration for your team, why not contact us to determine your unique training needs. We guarantee that your staff will thank you for it. Please email Marie Chittleborough at email@example.com or phone 8110 1200.
Appreciative Enquiry & Strategic Questioning Asserting Positively Being assertive is a learned skill, and it is one that most of us face on a regular basis. Participants will develop confidence in using assertiveness skills, manage conflict situations more effectively and increase their understanding of human behaviour.
Building Teams/Team Building “Strength lies in differences, not our similarities.” Stephen Covey
Business Planning Change Management The only constant thing in this world is change. Learning to accept and manage change can be a challenge to all of us. Learning to embrace change is the key to unlocking innovating and creativity.
Communication and Conflict Resolution “The great thing is to see the start – to see an opportunity for service, and to start doing it, even though in the beginning you serve but a single customer – and him for nothing.” Robert Collier
Consultation and Problem Solving Please also see Negotiation and Mediation Training and Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution.
Corporate and Employee Vision Clarification Values Clarification is one of the most valuable and important investments any individual or organisation can make.
Diversity Programs – Maximising our Differences “The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.” Baha’u’llah
Essential Sales Strategies “Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats.” Og Mandino
Gender Awareness/Valuing Gender Diversity Managing a diverse workforce is acknowledged as a competitive advantage of most organisations. This program is specifically designed for individuals or organisations who want to maximise on the benefits of gender and cultural diversity.
Human Resource Management Services EQUALS is a registered Recruitment Agency offering a wide range of Human Resource services, including Recruitment, Selection, Induction, Outplacement and Career Transition Services and HR Planning.
Influencing Skills “Influencing may be the highest level of human skill” Anonymous
Inspirational Leadership This program explores the inner path of leadership. It is ideal for those individuals already in, or aspiring to be in leadership roles.
Managing Your Time – Maximising Your Most Precious Resource “The key is not to prioritise what’s on our schedule, but to schedule our priorities.” Stephen Covey This topic can be incorporated into one or more other programs or be offered as a individual workshop/program.
Mediating & Negotiating for a Win/Win Solution “There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time” Og Mandino
Organisational Development Outdoor and Experiential Training Looking for something different? Why not incorporate a range of outdoor and experiential learning options into your training program.
Succession Planning & Staff Development Planning Supervisory and Team Development This first line management and supervisory program offers foundation skills and essential building blocks to a success Supervisor or Frontline Manager.
The Art of Service “The only certain means of success is to render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be.” Og Mandino
Thriving on Change “The only ceiling life has is the one you give it” Our original program and still one of the most popular. A definite must for women and/or men who are looking towards achieving individual fulfilment.
Training Needs Analysis Women in Management This creative program has been designed and facilitated by some of Australia’s leading Business Women and Development Coaches.