Applying to study at Chisholm

At Chisholm, there are many different courses across a range of study areas that are open to international students who meet the admission requirements. For most courses at Chisholm, you need to have completed Australian Year 12 or equivalent, and may be required to attend an interview.

Students who do not speak English as their first language, or for whom English was not the language of instruction at school, are required to meet a minimum English level, and some courses require a higher level of English prior to entry.

Read more about course admission requirements


Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE)

Chisholm needs to confirm that you pass the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) assessment. Information regarding GTE requirements is available on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website. The final decision whether to grant you a student visa is made by DIBP.

Your GTE status is determined by assessing your application and supporting documents, such as those shown below, against the admission requirements for the program you are applying to study. Your education background, previous work experience and immigration history may also be factors in DIBP determining your GTE status.


Apply direct or through an education agent

You can apply to Chisholm by downloading an application form and submitting it directly to Chisholm, or by applying through an education agent.

Find a Chisholm registered education agent

 If your application is successful, we will send you a Letter of Offer and a Course Acceptance Form, plus information about paying your fees.

Forms download:


Confirming your enrolment

On return of your Course Acceptance Form and the first semester tuition payment, a Confirmation of Enrolment will be sent to you as well as to an Australian Diplomatic Mission in your country.  We will also send you dates and times for your arrival at Chisholm, pre-departure information, and a guide to life in Melbourne as a Chisholm student.

Find out more about paying fees

Find out more about refunds and withdrawals


Obtaining a visa

Before you arrive, you will need to ensure you have a valid Australian visa. Find out more about visas.


If you are under 18

Students must be at least 16 to start studying at Chisholm. If you are under 18, you will need to have suitable welfare arrangements in place before arriving in Australia. Chisholm offers a free welfare program as well. Read more about the program and guardianship requirements.


Legal protections for international students

The Australian Government imposes a number of requirements on Chisholm in order to protect international students on students visas.

 Find out more about these legal protections, as well as about Chisholm policies and procedures.