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Frequently Asked Questions

Applying to AIBI Higher Education

Applications for admission into a AIBI Higher Education (AIBI HE) program is simple and quick. You can complete your application via the AIBI HE’s online application. When submitting your application, please ensure to also submit your support documents. For details of support documents, refer to the How to Apply section of this 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. If you are in Australia, you can find more information in the Guidelines for the certification of documents from the Department of Education.

As an international student in Australia, you and your dependents (for example, spouse and children under 18 years old) are required by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) 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 have received a Letter of Offer, you need to follow the steps noted in the letter on how to accept your offer. You also need to make the required payments (including the OSHC if you are an international student and you have requested for AIBI to make arrangements for you) 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 Transfers can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree. Please see our Credit for Prior Learning Policy and Credit for Prior Learning Procedurefor more information. Please also inform our Admissions Team that you would like to apply for Credit of Prior Learning so they can send you the Information Pack.

Enrolments and Timetabling

All students must attend the sessions during the Orientation Week. 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. Orientation sessions take place on Wednesday and Thursday before your classes begin. The Student Support team will send you all the information four (4) weeks prior to Orientation Week.

During your Orientation Week, 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 the online request 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.

Students need to submit an online withdrawal request. The online withdrawal request will require students to submit supporting documents and can also be found in the Current Students tab. AIBI Higher Education recommends students to contact the Student Support team to get further information.

Fees and Payments Support

Yes. AIBI HE offers a number of scholarships to its students. Please refer to the Scholarships page for further details. You can also contact AIBI HE directly at admissions@aibihe.edu.au if you are a new student and studentsupport@aibihe.edu.au if you are a current student.

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 currencies) and PayPal. We cannot accept cash payments at our premises.

Student & Support Services

You can arrive to Australia as early as you wish or as soon as your visa has been granted if you are an international student. We recommend arriving at least 2-3 weeks prior the Orientation Week 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 accommodation.

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.

International 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 Academic Team, the Student Support Team and the Library Team are here to help you.

Library and Information Technologies (Learning Support)

Our helpful library team is available to support you with matters relating to accessing and using learning resources, including books, journals, and databases. Also, the library team provides various student study support programs. The library team is located on Level 5 of the building, and its opening hours are Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

Student IT Support

The Student Support Team will sent students their Orientation pack four (4) weeks before their Orientation Week. Please contact studentsupport@aibihe.edu.au for further assistance. 

Wifi & network information will be sent to you in your Orientation Pack four (4) weeks before your Orientation Week. Please contact studentsupport@aibihe.edu.au for further assistance.

Policies and Procedures

All AIBI Higher Education Policies and Procedures are available on the AIBI HE website. If students have any concerns or require additional clarifications regarding AIBI HE’s policies and procedures, they can contact compliance@aibihe.edu.au and one of our staff members will provide all information.