Frequently Asked Questions

Students must meet the academic, English language and other requirements of their preferred course of study. Click here to view courses available, and the entry requirements for these courses.

 

Bendigo TAFE may also require a Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) assessment.  Further information regarding GTE requirements can be found here

The English language requirement may vary depending on the program. View the English language proficiency requirements listed in the equivalency table for more information.

 

For Student Visa Assessment level 1 and 2 applicants applying for VET courses, a Bendigo TAFE placement test may also be an acceptable form of English language evidence.

 

 

If your main language is English, we can waive the English requirements subject to the country you are from and the passport you currently hold. You may also be requested to provide evidence of English as primary language.

The minimum academic requirement for most courses at Bendigo TAFE is the successful completion of studies equivalent to Australian Year 12. You can check the equivalent of Australian Year 12 in your client's country via the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.

 

If your client does not meet the minimum academic entry requirement, they can provide evidence of any work experience or further activities related to their chosen course to the International Admissions Team for assessment.

 

Once your client has decided on a course, the next step is to complete the International Student Application Form with all the required supporting documents. 

Suporting documents include::

  • Certified copy of the passport
  • Certified copies of transcript records and a completion certificate equivalent to Australian Year 12 in English

 

A certified copy of a document is a photocopy of the original, certified as a true copy by an authorised person or the agent.

 

If applicable, applicants must also provide certified copies of:

  • Evidence of English Language proficiency
  • International Student Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • International Student Financial Declaration Form
  • Evidence of their course enrolments in Australia

 

If further documents are required, the International Admissions Team will contact you by email.

Students must be 18 years of age at the time of their course commencement.

TAFE stands for Technical and Further Education. It is a national system of vocational educational and training at a post-secondary level. TAFE institutes are the largest providers of post-secondary education in Australia.

Bendigo TAFE does not charge an application fee.

 

All applicable fees are payable at the time of acceptance.

 

In accordance with the National Code of 2018, if your client has not completed at least 6 months of their principal course, they will need to be released from their original provider. Transfer request outcomes must be recorded in the Provider Registration and International Student Management System (PRISMS) before Bendigo TAFE can confirm their enrolment.

 

Tution fees are paid in term instalments. There are four terms in one year.

The letter of offer is issued within 1-2 business days upon receiving the required documents and completion of assessment, which may include a GTE interview. Delays may occur during peak periods and office closure during the Christmas-New Year period.

The CoE is issued within 1-2 business days upon receiving the course acceptance agreement signed by your client and the evidence of payment. Delays may occur during peak periods and office closure during the Christmas-New Year period.

Details on how to prepare, submit and payment terms of your commission is available here

No. Please do not deduct your expected commission from your student’s payment.  You will need to submit an invoice which is payable once your student commences the course.