Important Information You Need to Know

ETEA has everything you need to get the most out of your study, with modern and fully-equipped locations with excellent libraries, lecture theatres and training facilities to help you get job ready.

Although we want to make sure you enjoy it too. To ensure you make the most of your experience here at ETEA, please find some helpful information to guide you through your study journey, such as the pre-departure checklist, support services, and an events hub to make sure you don’t miss a minute of action happening at your campus.

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Important Information

In order to apply to study at ETEA, all potential students are required to complete an application form and submit it to ETEA along with other certified documents.

Should you have any problems, or questions, please feel free to Contact us.



International Student Application and Enrolment Form

You can pay by credit card through our payment online system or through our bank details below:

Bank Transfer Details:

Bank Name: ANZ
BSB: 013 313
Account Number: 3512 80374
Swfit Code: ANZBAU3M

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We have collected together some useful links for you.


A key amendment of the ESOS Amendment Act (new subsection 21A) requires all providers on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) to maintain a list of all persons, whether within or outside Australia, who represent or act on their behalf in dealing with overseas students or intending overseas students The following list is consistent with Standard 4 of the ESOS National Code 2007 listing only those education agents with whom ETEA has a formal written agreement


Relevant government legislation

It is to the advantage of students to be familiar with the relevant government legislation. The latest versions can be sourced from the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal web site at: or from other relevant government websites:

  • Privacy Act 1988
  • Equal Opportunity Act 1995
  • Fair Trading Act 1999
  • Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004
  • Vocational Education and Training Act 1990
  • Disability Standards for Education – Disability Discrimination Act 1992
  • National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011
  • The ESOS Act and the National Code–The ESOS Act 2000 (Education Services for Overseas Students)


Important web sites

Nothing contained in the provisions of ETEA prevents a student from exercising their rights to other legal remedies or obtaining advice from other authorities or agencies:

Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)



Overseas Students Ombudsman

Ph: 1300 362 072

Fax: 02 6276 0123




The Law Institute of Victoria on or for referral to a solicitor

Ph: (03) 9607 9311

Fax: (03) 9602 5270




Consumer Affairs Victoria

Phone: 1300-55-8181

Phone: 03-96705088 or 03-96296898




The Australian government’s Department of Education and Department of Employment (DIISTRE)




The Equal Opportunity Commission Victoria

Phone: 9281 7100






The Education Services for Overseas Students, or ESOS Act, provides the regulatory requirements for education and training institutions offering courses to international students in Australia on a student visa. ESOS provides tuition protection for international students and has recently been amended following a review in 2009-10. Please follow the links below for more information.


Studying and Living in Australia


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The purpose of the English entry requirement is to ensure that all international students at ETEA are able to complete their study successfully and to assist them while living in Australia studying.

ETEA has established an English benchmark for each course offered to international students and the requirement to study with ETEA is to have at least the equivalent of IELTS 5.5.

We acknowledge that students may have undertaken other forms of English study which will help them to demonstrate suitability to study at ETEA. Below are some of the options for demonstrating equivalence to ETEAs English requirements.

Demonstrating IELTS equivalence to an English as a second language (ESL) course

  • Certificate I corresponds to IELTS 4.0
  • Certificate II corresponds to IELTS 4.5
  • Certificate III corresponds to IELTS 5.0
  • Certificate IV corresponds to IELTS 5.5
  • IELTS 5.0 + 11 weeks of English (ELICOS Course) correspondent to IELTS 5.5
  • A student who has completed an IRON course with ETEA will be considered equivalent to IELTS 5.5 at ETEA.

Demonstrating previous study in English

Students who have studied in the following context may also be able to demonstrate their English equivalence to our courses for international students:

  • Upper Intermediate (English for Academic Purposes) certificate from recognised English language centre
  • Advanced English (English for Academic Purposes) certificate from recognised English language centre
  • Senior Secondary Certificate of Education completed in Australia
  • Certificate IV or higher completed in Australia
  • Tertiary studies delivered in English
  • Evidence of at least 5 years of studies in an English speaking country (e.g. Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada, United States of America, South Africa, Republic of Ireland)

General equivalence between different languages classification system

English Language Tests for Student Visas
Test Test Score Band
IELTS (Academic) 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0
IELTS (General) 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0
TOEFL iBT 31 32 35 46 60 79 94 102 110 115 118
PTE Academic 22 23 29 36 46 56 66 76 84 89 N/A
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 32 36 41 47 52 58 67 74 80 87 93
OET Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass

International students in Australia on a student visa are required, as a condition of their visa, to maintain valid health insurance known as Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

ETEA has an arrangement with Bupa private to organize OSHC on behalf of international students. For your convenience, if you would like us to arrange this for you, please indicate it on your application form.

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