This course is available to international students on a higher education student visa as their concurrent/ secondary course.
For Certificate level courses, students must have completed a minimum of Year 10 schooling or equivalent or to be a mature age student (20 years of age and above).
Students need to demonstrate they have proficiency in English before a place can be offered. If an international student does not have any current IELTS score or any recognised English language result, they are required to take an English language test administered by APSI*.
The minimum entry level of English proficiency for all APSI courses is the equivalent of Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band less than 5.0. English tests are only valid for 2 years.
The following English language tests are recognised and accepted by Australian Professional Skills Institute:
English Language Test Name and Scores, Entry level for APSI
IELTS (Academic) overall: 5.5, with no individual band less than: 5.0
IELTS (General) overall: 6.0, with no individual band less than: 5.5
TOEFL paper based, 527
TOEFL internet based, 46
Cambridge English Advanced, 162
Pearson PTE Academic, 42
All Certificate III in Individual Support students must be willing to apply, or already hold, a current National Police Clearance (not older than 3 months at time of enrolment). This is COMPULSORY for students/candidates to undertake workplace training. A National Police Clearance can be acquired from any Post Office for a small fee. Please allow 3 weeks for delivery. Students cannot attend work experience without this.
Personal Care Worker
Assistant in Nursing
Community Care Worker
OSHC: 530$ per year