- All domestic and international students wishing to study at IHMA must be at least 18 years.
- International Students must be at least 18 years old prior to the course commencement date of their issued ECoE.
English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band score average of 5.5
(no less than 5 in any band) or equivalent - for information on IELTS please
check the IELTS web site.
with an overall band level of 5.0 may be eligible to undertake an English
Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) English language
course in Australia prior to attending their nominated course. Please contact
IHMA management for information on this option.
- If necessary, IHMA may use other means of assessing English language proficiency, such as a TOEFL pass, an ELICOS pass or a structured interview with the Executive Director.
- IHMA requires students to have a minimum education standard equivalent to Australian year 9 secondary education for entry into a Certificate III programme and equivalent to year 10 for direct entry into a Certificate IV or a Diploma programme.
- For international students the required academic level will be determined by the student’s visa assessment level, as stated by DIAC, but no less than that required for domestic students as stated above – please check the DIAC
student visa checklist page.
- Should a student wish to have their overseas qualification/s assessed they can apply to the following assessment bodies within Australia:
- Academic and Vocation qualifications
- Vocational qualifications and experience
Citizenship or Australian
- Valid 572 Student Visa - 573 or 574 Student Visa holders may be eligible under
joint ECoE arrangements - see the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC)'s student visa
pages and on-line student visa application option.
- Valid Refugee Visa
- Other sub classes of visas as approved by DIAC
- for more information on residency requirements please contact an Australian registered migration lawyer. To locate an Australian registered migration lawyer please select the following link: https://www.mara.gov.au/
- All international students are required to have a current Overseas Student Health Cover. IHMA is responsible to ensure that all students maintain current coverage.
Student Transfer Policy (Change of education provider)
- IHMA adheres to a policy where the provider must not knowingly enroll a student wishing to transfer from another registered provider's course prior to the student completing 6 months of his or her principal course of study except where:
- the original registered provider has ceased to be registered or the course in which the student is enrolled has ceased to be registered,
- the original registered provider has provided a written letter of release,
- the original registered provider has had a sanction imposed on its registration by the Australian Government or state or territory government that prevents the student from continuing his or her principal course, or
- any government sponsor of the student considers the change to be in the student’s best interest and has provided written support for that change.
- For more detailed information on the IHMA transfer policy please contact the IHMA Director of Vocational Studies.
School aged dependants
Permits while studying with IHMA
students may apply for a work permit after starting an IHMA course. Currently,
a work permit will allow a student to work for a maximum of twenty hours per
week during semester and full-time during semester breaks. Please see DIAC's
online work permit application page.
Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Regulatory Framework
- The ESOS framework is a Commonwealth Government Regulatory Framework to ensure International Students obtain a fair and reasonable return for the education investment while studying in Australia. To find our more about the protection that international students can expect under the ESOS framework, please follow the link to the ESOS web site: ESOS Framework web page
- All prospective students must read the 'ESOS framework - providing quality education and protecting your rights' document prior to accepting an IHMA letter of offer and/or prior to sending fees to IHMA. The ESOS Framework document is available on the following link: ESOS Framework download
Cost of Living in Australia
To gain an insight into the indicative costs of living in Australia, in a range of languages please click on the following link: http://www.justlanded.com/English/Australia/Australia-Guide/Money/Cost-of Living
Student Behavior Policy
IHMA students must adhere to the following standards, rights and policy. Please select the following link to access the IHMA student behavior policy and procedure: IHMA Student Behavior P&P
Student Support Services and Contact Officers
- Students should take care of their own personal safety and of those around them, at all times. Recent media reports and experience of IHMA students has shown that there may be a threat to students that travel the public transport system (particularly train/rail) late at night in Melbourne and in some of Melbourne's suburbs. There are a number of things students can do to avoid the threat of violence/injury against them:
- Avoid traveling alone on the public transport system late at night.
- Don't arrive at the departing train station more than 5 minutes prior to train departure. This requires that you prepare yourself by obtaining a timetable and seeking assistance to properly interpret the timetable. You should also seek advice on emergency procedures and security contact numbers in case you need assistance. Put these phone numbers in your mobile phone under the 'favorites' option.
- When you arrive at the train station stay under the view of the surveillance cameras where possible.
- Avoid drinking alcohol excessively or frequenting places where others are known to consume alcohol excessively. Some Night Clubs, Hotels and other popular venues may be places of threat or danger - do your own research prior to going to one of these places. If you experience trouble in any of these places, leave the threat scene immediately and seek the assistance of security staff where possible and then catch a taxi home. Avoid retaliation or engaging others in a fight or argument as these generally worsen and may incite others to become involved and then lead to violence and a situation where you may not be able to easily extract yourself or your colleagues.
- Avoid taking drugs of any type if you intend to go out at night. If you must take prescription drugs for a medical condition, please check the product information sheet for possible side effects prior to driving, consuming alcohol or taking other drugs.
- If you require assistance due to excessive alcohol consumption, taking drugs or other, you should call 000 and notify the operator of your location, name and the situation in which you find yourself.
- If you are involved in a violent encounter or feel that you are at threat of violence or injury you should dial 000 immediately and notify the operator of your location, name and the situation in which you find yourself.
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