Admission to Universities and Colleges

What you need to do?

  1. Decide on a course and an institution.
  2. Ensure that the course you selected is in line with your previous study and work experience.
  3. Check the entry requirements for the course that you have selected. There are two major requirements that a student should meet. The Academic Requirement and the English Requirement.

English Requirement and Course Requirement vary partner institutions. Details of this can generally be found on the education provider’s website, so we encourage the students to visit the website of our partners.

Do you meet the qualification requirements? AVAIL of our Free Assessment.

The Application process

The first step is to apply for the course you want. There are two ways to apply:

  1. Submission of complete application directly to the education provider

    Each provider has their own application form Complete the application form thoroughly. .If you are applying for courses at more than one institution, you will need to submit a separate application to each institution

  2. Application through Mates International

    Mates International has partnered with reputable education providers all over Australia. We have people on the ground who will assist you in filling out the application form or you can directly email the application form to our Brisbane Office. Email all interest to:

    You will need to prepare supporting documentation to send with your application. The documents vary depending on the course, provider and qualification you're studying for. The most important documents include:

    • Certificates that verify your previous study, including qualifications you already have.
    • Evidence of your English language proficiency.
    • Certificates or documents which verify previous study or work experience if you are seeking course credits. These must be translated into English.

  3. Receiving your Letter of Offer

    If your application is successful, you will receive a ‘Letter of Offer’. To confirm your offer you must respond to this letter by signing and sending an acceptance of offer back to the institution. This can usually be done by mail or, in some cases, by scanning and emailing the Offer. .The Letter of Offer is a contract between you and the institution. It sets out the course you will be enrolled in, enrolment conditions, the fees you need to pay, and the refund payable if you don’t complete your course with that provider. This contract is very important – if you don’t start your course, or finish your course, this written agreement will be used to determine if you will receive a refund.


    • Read the Letter of Offer carefully before you accept it.
    • Make sure that you understand all your rights, including the refund arrangements.
    • Do not accept the Letter of Offer if you are not happy with any of its terms.
    • Keep a copy of the Letter of Offer. You will need this copy so that you are aware of your rights and if you have to make a claim against the institution.

  4. The Confirmation of Enrolment (COE)

    After you have accepted your Offer and paid your deposit you will receive an ‘Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment’ (eCoE) by email. This will outline your course start date, total course fees and how long your course will run for.

  5. Visa application

    If you are applying for your Student Visa through the Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s online lodgement facility, you will need the details of your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment to lodge your visa application. If you are lodging a paper visa application you must provide the electronic Confirmation of Enrolment prior to the visa being granted.

    You should make sure that you meet requirements for a student visa before you accept an offer and pay any tuition fees.