Course Entry Requirement

All international students applying to enter a course with KII must:

  • Be over the age of 18
  • Have scored overall 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent English test result (e.g., overall PTE score of 42 and TOEFL 46)
  • Have completed Year 12 or an equivalent higher secondary schooling level of a School Certificate.
  • Meet the Student Visa 500 subclass requirements.
  • Exceed the minimum pass level in all three sections of the Course Entry Requirement Test (CERT)
  • Possess basic computer skills e.g. operating Windows, MS Word, email

Competency in English

If one of the following applies, you do not need to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application:

  • You are enrolled in full-time school studies as a principal course including in a secondary exchange programme, a postgraduate research course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), and Foreign Affairs or Defence sponsored students.
  • You have completed at least five years’ study in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland.
  • You are a citizen and hold a passport from UK, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland.
  • In the two years before applying for the student visa, you completed, in Australia and in English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a student visa

Application Process

Student enquiries made via an agent, website, email, phone, etc. shall be provided with accurate and marketing and pre-enrolment information, a copy of KAA Student Handbook, which contains important information for the student about the course entry requirements, enrolment process, visa eligibility requirements, information on life in Australia, Refund Policy, Complaints and Appeals Policy etc. and a course brochure.

If the student is interested to apply for a course with KAA, the agent or a representative from KAA or Student Support Manager shall provide Enrolment Application form.
Student submits:
1) completed enrolment application form
2) the evidence of IELTS proficiency (Average Score of 5.5) or equivalent,
3) copies of High School Certificate or equivalent secondary schooling outcome, qualifications/work experience and
4) a genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement
5) evidence of funds and access to it
6) other relevant documents either to the agent, or KAA representative.
If the student is on-shore, the documents must be provided to the Student Support Manager via email or post:

Admissions Officer
Kingsford International Institute
Level 6, 136 Chalmers St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010

Once the documents as stated in Step 2 have been received, the agent or a representative from KAA shall interview the student either face-to-face or via telephone. This interview is designed to capture important information about the applicant and to personally inform them about their rights and obligations. Following the interview, Agent or representative from KAA shall conduct a Course Entry Requirement Test to assess the student’s existing skills and knowledge. In case there are no agents nearby the student, then Student Support Manager will make arrangements with standard testing centres local to the student, to conduct CERT and inform students about it (however it will be considered on a case-to-case basis after financial considerations).

Once the student has completed the CERT, the CERT answer sheets must be forwarded by the agent, representative of KAA to the Student Support Manager via email or post:

Student Support Manager
Kingsford International Institute
Level 6, 136 Chalmers St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010

For those applying onshore, Interview and CERT Test shall be conducted in KAA campus by the Student Support Manager. The review of CERT tests along with feedback (if applicable) shall be notified to the student via email. All applications shall be received either via post or email.

KAA will review the application for enrolment, interview, and Course Entry Requirement Test (CERT), and if found eligible, the applicant will be sent a Letter of Offer and Student Agreement with an invoice of $1500.00 (refundable) and an enrolment fee of $250 (non-refundable) to ensure the position for the student in the next intake. Letter of Offer is valid for 14 working days only. After this date, the position will be offered to another applicant. It is important to note that the offer made by KAA is conditional based on the student meeting the minimum requirements for the course.

The Letter of Offer will
• Advise the course name, content and duration of the course in which the student is to be enrolled and any conditions on his or her enrolment
• Provide an itemized list of course money payable by the student (Summary of Fees)
• Set out the circumstances in which personal information about the student may be shared between KAA and the designated authorities and, if relevant, the Tuition Assurance Scheme and the ESOS Assurance Fund Manager. This information includes personal and contact details, course enrolment details and changes, and the circumstance of any suspected breach by the student of a student visa condition
• Advise the student of his or her obligation to notify KAA of a change of address within 7 days while enrolled in the course
• Include information of any arrangements with another registered provider, person or business to provide the course or part of the course if applicable
• Advise indicative course-related fees including advice on the potential for fees to change during the student’s course and applicable refund policies
• Include information about the grounds on which the student’s enrolment may be deferred, suspended, withdrawn or cancelled
• Include a brief description of the ESOS framework made available electronically by DOE, ESOS Legislative Framework

To accept the offer, the student must agree to the terms and conditions of the Letter of Offer, complete, sign and return it to the KAA. The signed agreement must be received before the student offer expires. The student is also required to provide a payment receipt the amount indicated as payable in offer letter from the total tuition fees for successful admission to a program. These documents must be submitted to the KAA agent or representative. If the student is applying onshore, they are also required to supply a copy of their personal details and a copy of valid student visa and a copy of their OSHC card.
Agent or KAA Representative or onshore international students should submit the Student Agreement and supporting documents by mail, or email with evidence of the full invoiced payment to:

Admissions Officer
Kingsford International Institute
Level 6, 136 Chalmers St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010

Once all required documentation and payment have been received, KAA will send the student the following items:

• An electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE)
• Confirmation of course commencement details
• A tax invoice for the payment of tuition fees
• Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) information
• Student Visa / Travel / Accommodation Confirmation Form

These documents shall be sent to the student’s nominated email address. The student may also nominate to have these document sent to the agent.

Upon receiving the electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE), student can apply for a Student Visa (subclass 500).
You must apply for this visa online. After you have gathered and scanned the documents that support your application, create an IMMI account and apply for your student visa with our online application system – ImmiAccount on Department of Home Affairs website ( Students may opt to use services of a registered migration agent or an agent to lodge the visa application on their behalf.

Students must notify KAA at the earliest possible the outcome of visa application

Students whose visas have been granted are required to arrange their own travel and temporary accommodation for their initial period in Australia (until permanent accommodation can be established). Once these arrangements have been made, the student is requested to notify the KAAof the following:

• Confirmation of Student Visa (subclass 500)
• Confirmation of temporary accommodation including address, Confirmation of travel booking and the planned arrival time, carrier, airport, etc.
• Phone number of a relative, a friend or a contact in Australia

Contact details on arrival in Australia (must include a mobile phone number where possible) This information is to be provided in the KAA Student Visa/ Travel/ Accommodation Confirmation Form and submitted to agent or KAA representative or Student Support Manager directly by mail or email to:

Student Support Manager
Kingsford Academy Australia
Level 6, 136 Chalmers Street
Surry Hills, NSW 2010

If the student is not successful in securing a student visa, they must notify the KAA as soon as possible to access a full refund of their paid tuition fees (e.g. $1500 of total tuition fees). The student will not be refunded the application fee ($250).

The student shall be notified of the course commencement details at the point of confirmation of enrolment. On arrival at KAA (usually one week before class starts), the student will participate in an orientation program. It is critical that the student’s personal details are confirmed including the following:

• Accommodation details
• Contact details – mobile phone number and email address
• Next of kin details
• Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
• Individual needs
• USI requirements

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