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Frequently Asked Questions

Applying to AIBI Higher Education

Applications for admission into a AIBI Higher Education program is simple and quick and can be completed online via the AIBI HE’s website apply now. Alternatively, you can apply by completing our Application form on paper. When submitting your application (online or paper), please ensure to also submit your support documents. For details of support documents, refer to the How to Apply section on the website.

Applications for admission into a AIBI Higher Education program is simple and quick and can be completed online via the AIBI HE’s website apply now. Alternatively, you can apply by completing our Application form on paper. When submitting your application (online or paper), please ensure to also submit your support documents. For details of support documents, refer to How to Apply section on the website.

Students seeking admission into AIBI Higher Education programs will need to demonstrate the required academic requirements. The complete list of our entry requirements for both domestic and international students can be found at here.

If English is not your first language, you will have to demonstrate English proficiency in order to be admitted into AIBI Higher Education programs. The complete list of accepted English proficiency tests and other information on how to fulfil this criterion can be found here.

Original documents must have been sighted by a representative from an Australian Overseas Diplomatic Mission or Australian Education Office, or a Justice of the Peace, and a copy of document is noted as being certified. Alternately, the original document can be verified by being sighted by the AIBI Higher Education’s Student Recruitment Officer.

As an international student in Australia, you and your dependents (for example, spouses and children under 18 years old) are required by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to have an Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire duration of your study in Australia. This insurance will cover for visits to the doctor, some hospital treatment, ambulance cover and limited pharmaceuticals (medicines).

Offer and Enrolment Process

If you received a Letter of Offer,  you need to follow the steps noted in the letter on how to accept your offer, make the required payments (including the OSHC) and return the acceptance document to our admissions team.

Once you have made the payment and returned the acceptance documents, our admissions team will issue your Confirmation of Enrolment. This document is required for you to start your student visa application.

Yes. AIBI HE will determine credit from other related qualifications or units successfully completed by the student on a case-by-case basis. These qualifications or units may be completed any other registered vocational or higher education provider. Credit tranfers can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

Enrolments and Timetabling

All international students must attend the Orientation Day. This opportunity will allow students to find out more about AIBI HE and the program, the staff, meet new students as well as find out where to obtain help and assistance during studies. 

During Orientation Day, you will meet with your Program Coordinator and Registrar who will assist with your timetable. Your timetable will inform you on which classes you will attend, the classrooms, your academic teachers and the schedule of your classes.

Students may apply to defer the commencement of study by submitting a request in writing to the Registrar at any time before the census date. AIBI Higher Education will only grant a deferral to overseas students based on compelling or compassionate circumstances. If granted, AIBI Higher Education will notify the Department of Home Affairs of any changes in the student’s enrolment. The student should also seek advice from the Department of Home Affairs on any potential impacts on their student visa. For further details, refer to the Student Refund Policy.

If you wish to discontinue your enrolment in a unit or a program, you will need to apply to withdraw from a program at any time by communicating it in writing to the Registrar. AIBI HE will only grant a withdrawal from a program to overseas students based on compelling or compassionate circumstances. If the withdrawal is granted, AIBI HE will notify the Department of Home Affairs of the change in the student’s enrolment on any potential impacts on his or her student visa. For further details, refer to the Student Refund Policy.

Fees and Payments Support

Yes. AIBI HE offers a number of scholarships to their students. Please refer to the Scholarships page for further details or contact AIBI HE directly at info@aibihe.edu.au.

You can pay your fees in a number of different ways, including bank transfer (through the internet/via teller), debit cards, credit cards (we don’t accept Amex) with surcharge via eftpos, international money transfer (IMT), bank cheque, direct deposit and via bank money order. Please note that we do not accept BPAY, Bitcoin (or other digital currency) and Paypal. We cannot accept cash payments at our premises.

Student & Support Services

You can arrive to Australia as soon as your visa has been granted. We recommend arriving at least 2-3 weeks prior the Orientation Day to settle into life in Sydney so that you are prepared to commence your studies from day one of classes. 

Sydney offers a range of short and long-term accommodation options for every preference and budget. You are welcome to find accommodation yourself or contact AIBI Higher Education for suggestions for student accomodation.

All international students coming to Australia must apply for a student visa. Information on criteria, eligibility and how to apply can be found at the Department of Home Affairs website.

Students may be eligible to apply for a Post-Study Work Rights visa under the Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485). The duration of the Post-Study Work Rights visa under the Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) will depend on the level of qualification achieved. A visa in this stream can be granted from two to four years, depending on the qualification. For more information, visit the Department of Home Affair website.

AIBI HE is committed to providing a supportive environment to facilitate living and study successfully in Australia across all stages of the student life cycle; from recruitment to graduation. There are a few key staff members that can assist you throughout your journey with us; the Student Support Team, Program Coordinators and the Student Services are here to help you.

Learning Resource Center

Our helpful Learning Resource Center team is available to support you with matters relating to accessing and using learning resources, including books, journals, and databases. The Learning Resource Center team are located on Level 5 of the building, and its opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8 am to 6 pm.

Student IT Support

During Orientation Day, you will receive information on your student login for Moodle and the Student Portal.

You can look out for the Wi-fi password (and ID) which is posted on the boards on campus. You can also ask our reception staff for further assistance.