Step 1 (Enquiry)
Student enquiries made via an Agent, website, email, phone, etc shall be responded with accurate and ethical information, and a copy of SCBIT Student Handbook, which contains important information for the student about the course entry requirements, enrolment process, visa eligibility requirements, living in Australia information, Refund Policy, Complaints and Appeals Policy etc and course brochure.
Step 2 (Enrolment Application)
If the student is interested to apply for a course with SCBIT, the agent or a representative from SCBIT or Student Service Officer shall provide Enrolment Application form and an invoice for $200.00 (non-refundable). Once the payment has been made, student shall submit the receipt, completed enrolment application form along with the evidence of IELTS proficiency (Average Score of 5.5 in Academic test or equivalent), copies of High School Certificate or equivalent secondary schooling outcome, qualifications/work experience and other relevant documents either to the agent, or SCBIT representative. If the student is on shore, the documents must be provided the Student Service Officer via email or post:
Student Service Officer
Sydney College of Business and IT (SCBIT)
Level 6, 51 Druitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Step 3 (Course Entry Requirement Test (CERT))
Once the payment of $200.00 and completed enrolment documents has been received, the agent or a representative will proceed to evaluate the application. He/she will pay attention to the “Statement of Purpose” written by the student and may interview the student either face-to-face or via telephone if statement of purpose is not sufficiently elaborate. This interview is designed to capture important information about the applicant and to personally inform them about their rights and obligations. Following the interview, Agent or representative conduct a Course Entry Requirement Test to assess the student’s existing skills and knowledge. In case there are no agents nearby the student, then Student Support officer will make arrangements with standard testing centres local to the student, so as to conduct CERT and inform students about it (however it will be considered on a case-to-case basis after financial considerations). Once the student has completed the CERT, all documents must be forwarded by the agent, representative of SCBIT to the Student Support Officer via email or post. For those applying onshore, Interview and CERT Test shall be conducted in SCBIT office. The review of CERT tests along with improvement suggestions (if applicable) shall be notified to student via email.
Step 4 (Student Offer)
SCBIT will respond on the application for enrolment, interview and Course Entry Requirement Test (CERT), and if found suitable, the applicant will be sent a Letter of Offer and guidance to pay $1500.00 (refundable) to ensure the position for the student in the next batch. Letter of Offer is valid for 14 working days only. After this date, the position will be offered to another applicant.
Step 5 (Confirmation of Enrolment)
To accept the offer, the student must complete the offer letter (Student Agreement) and return it to SCBIT. The signed agreement must be received before the student offer expires. The student is also required to provide payment of $1500 (or amount as indicated in offer letter) from the total tuition fees for successful admission to a program. Once all required documentation and payment has been received, SCBIT will send the student the following items:
- a Confirmation of Enrolment form (eCOE)
- confirmation of course commencement details
- a tax invoice for the payment of tuition fees
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) information
- Student Visa / Travel / Accommodation Confirmation Form
If the student is applying from within Australia, they are also required to supply a copy of their personal details and student visa page(s) from their passport and a copy of their OSHC card. A student studying in a college must bring Letter of Release from that college.
Step 6 (Visa / Travel / Accommodation)
Once the student is in receipt of the Confirmation of Enrolment, they may apply for a Student Visa (subclass 500). If the student is not successful in securing a visa, they must notify SCBIT as soon as possible to access a full refund of their paid tuition fees (e.g. $1500 of total tuition fees). The student will not be refunded the application processing fee ($200).
The student is also required to arrange their travel and temporary accommodation for their initial period in Australia (until permanent accommodation can be established). Once these arrangements have been made, the student is requested to notify the College of the following:
- Confirmation of Student Visa (subclass 500)
- Confirmation of temporary accommodation including address,
- Confirmation of travel booking and the planned arrival time, carrier, airport, etc.
- Phone number
- Contact details on arrival in Australia (must include a mobile phone where possible)
Step 7 (Induction / Course Commencement)
The student shall be notified of the course commencement details at the point of confirmation of enrolment. On arrival at SCBIT (usually 9:00am on the first day of the course), the student will participate in an induction program. It is critical that the student’s personal details are confirmed including the following:
- Accommodation details
- Contact details – mobile phone number and email address
- Next of kin details
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
- Individual Needs
- USI requirements
- WHS requirements
For a quick glimpse ESOS Framework is reference here: https://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/esosstudentfactsheetv3.pdf
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