How to Apply


Bendigo TAFE offers a wide range of courses from English language programs to internationally recognised certificates, diplomas and advanced diplomas.

The academic year usually commences in February and finishes in December. The year is divided into two semesters and four terms. All courses offered commence in February and some have additional intakes throughout the year. Classes are scheduled between 8am and 6.30pm. Some classes may require students to attend in the evening and on weekends.

Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) system is competency-based. Competency-based training is a method of delivery that focuses on the student’s ability to demonstrate the skills and knowledge to the standard required in the workplace.

Students will gain hands on skills by attending compulsory work placement where it is a requirement of the course such as health and community, or, in our purpose built state-of-the-art training facilities such as automotive and hospitality. You will be taught and guided by our extensively experience and supportive teachers to help you achieve your goal.

Bendigo TAFE does not charge an initial application fee. We will be the single point of contact for all your queries and will respond quickly when processing your application. Applications can be submitted directly to International Department (by mail, email or in person) or through an authorised education agent.

We have outlined the steps you need to take to complete your enrolment.

1.       Select Your Course (s)

Select the course(s) in which you are interested and ensure that you meet the entry requirements.

2.       Complete the Required Forms

Please ensure that you complete all sections, sign and date the required forms

Application Form

International Eligibility Checklist Form

International Student Financial Declaration Form

3.       Documentation

All documentation submitted with your application must be certified or attested.  A certified copy is a copy of the original document signed and dated by the organisation that issued the original document, a government office, Public Notary or Justice of the Peace, confirming that they have sighted the original.  Certification of the original documents can also be done by your education agent.

Applicants will need to provide the following:

-          Academic results and education certificates (if your documents are not in English they must be translated into English by an authorised person/organisation)

-          English language test score, if applicable

-          Passport pages with your details

-          Evidence of employment activities, if applicable

-          Current CoE (s), if applicable

-          Current visa label, if applicable

4.       Submit Your Application

To submit your application by email, scan and attach the International Student Application Form and attested copies of relevant documents to an email addressed to:

To submit hard copy of your application, you can take your application to your nearest education agent representing Bendigo TAFE. To find your closest agent, get in touch with Bendigo TAFE International at

5.       Notification

All applicants will receive written notification of the outcome of their application.  Applicants may be contacted to provide further information or documentation.

If successful, you will receive an Offer and Acceptance Agreement. It is important to read your Offer and Acceptance Agreement which includes a list of the terms and conditions, refund policy and payment instructions.

Applicants that do not meet all the entry requirements may be issued with a Conditional Offer and Acceptance Agreement which lists the conditions that applicants must satisfy prior to acceptance. 

6.       Accepting Your Offer

The following steps outline how to accept your offer:

·         Ensure all conditions outlined in the Offer and Acceptance Agreement are met, if applicable

·         Complete all sections of the Offer and Acceptance Agreement

·         Select a payment option and arrange payment

·         Provide evidence of payment

You can submit all pages of the completed Offer and Acceptance Agreement along with evidence of payment of fees via email or via your education agent.

7.       Payment of Fees

Payments can be made directly into Bendigo Kangan Institute’s bank account. Please include your reference number in the electronic transfer. You must provide evidence of payment when accepting your offer.

8.       Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)

The CoE will be issued once all the documentation is received and your payment is processed. Your CoE will be emailed to you or your education agent.

Your CoE is required to apply for your student visa.  Pease notify the International Department of your visa outcome either directly or via your education agent.