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).
|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.|
|Apply||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.|
|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.|
|Apply||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
- 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.
- 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||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||Torrens University||Credit Offered|
|Diploma of Nursing Diploma of Disability Diploma of Business Administration BSB50415 Diploma of Hospitality SIT50416 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.|
|EQUALS International||Flinders University||Credit Offered|
|Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2) HLT54115||Bachelor of Nursing||36 credit points (1 year)|
|Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015 Diploma of Community Services CHC52015||Bachelor of Disability & Developmental Education||9 credit points (2 subjects) 18 credit points (4 subjects)|
|EQUALS International||Federation University||Credit Offered|
|Diploma of Business Administration (BSB50415)||Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Management||8 courses (1 year)|
|Diploma of Hospitality (SIT50416)||Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Management||8 courses (1 year)|
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 below and/or 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 email@example.com. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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.