Courses in Australia for international students
A warm welcome to all International students. The Health Institute Australasia operates on the Gold Coast, Australia. With the best of both worlds such as beautiful beaches and hinterland waterfalls, you can study whilst enjoying a beautiful place to live. Available here is a core curriculum of a traditional study in Yoga, Meditation and Ayurvedic training in proven ways that build valuable skills inclusive of health, happiness and peace of mind, in a supportive and peaceful environment. Read more about our location and facilities.
We offer the following government accredited, approved courses in Australia for international students (see our course listing on CRICOS):
Assessing English language proficiency educational qualifications
Students need a minimum level of 5.5 IELTS English, or equivalent.
In the absence of which, the student must attend a 50-minute Skype interview with our English teacher. The interview carries a refundable fee of $100 which must be paid prior to interview. Once the enrolment form is submitted, the $100 will be deducted from the enrolment fee (which is $250). Should the student not proceed with their enrolment, the fee of $100 will be forfeited.
6-STEP ENROLMENT PROCESS
Accredited course enrolment process
Submit your online enrolment application
For Government accredited, CRICOS approved courses, submit your application with payment of AUD$250 (non-refundable) and any required proof e.g. English certificate, via our online enrolment form.
We will send you a ‘Letter of Offer’
Once you have submitted your application with payment of AUD$250 and necessary documents, you will be issued a ‘Letter of Offer’ within 24-48 hours from the Health Institute Australasia that doubles as your booking confirmation. You will need to check this thoroughly to ensure all details are correct, including your name as it will appear on your certificate. Please note that a ‘Letter of Offer’ is not a ‘COE’ (confirmation of enrolment) which is required for international student visas.
Along with your letter of offer (LoO), we will send your fee choices.
Fees can be paid in two instalments.
Or with a $5000 deposit, and the balance paid over 10 instalments. This option incurs a 10% admin fee.
Sign and return the ‘Letter of Offer’, pay deposit & health cover
1. Once you have read the Letter of Offer, please return the signed and dated document to the Health Institute Australasia. This document is required for the processing of your student visa.
2. You will be required to pay your initial course deposit and Overseas Health Cover with the Letter of Offer. If you’re using an education agent, they might prefer to arrange your medical insurance, however, your course deposit is essential to receive a COE (Confirmation of Enrolment).
3. This deposit is fully refundable if you do not get your visa.
We will send a ‘CoE’
After you have returned the signed and dated ‘Letter of Offer’ along with your deposit and Overseas Health Cover, we will issue a COE (Confirmation of Enrolment). You will receive this by email.
Apply for a student visa
You can apply for a student visa after you receive your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment – ‘CoE’.
We will send a reminder email
Approximately one week prior to the scheduled course commencement, you will receive further communication from the Health Institute Australasia. This will usually be to confirm course details such as a brief introduction, materials provided and items you need to bring along to class.
International Student Obligations
The principal purpose of the Health Institute Australasia is to provide education.
The Australian Government has fact sheet for international students which contains important information about their rights and responsibilities while studying in Australia. As a registered provider of services to overseas students, there are quite specific and legally binding requirements imposed on providers and students under the ESOS Act.
The Australian Government Department of Home Affairs) enforces those pretty strongly, effectively forcing providers to be their ‘agent on the ground’ and report any actual or potential issues with student visa requirements as soon as they are aware (or could reasonably be expected to be aware) of the issue in a timely manner.
The main issues the Department of Home Affairs are interested in are:-
- course attendance
- working hours
- visa/passport expiry
As a registered provider we have a system to record attendance and trigger follow up events when absences reach defined levels. We also need to record all actions and correspondence to demonstrate to DIBP in retrospect that we did everything reasonable to manage the issue.
If you have a student visa, you must complete your course within the standard full-time completion period, unless certain circumstances apply which are generally those beyond the control of the student and which have an impact on the student’s course progress or well-being, such as:-
- serious illness or injury, where a medical certificate states that the student was unable to attend classes;
- bereavement of close family members such as parents or grandparents;
- major political upheaval or natural disaster in the home country requiring emergency travel and this has impacted on the student’s studies;
- a traumatic experience which could include involvement in, or witnessing of a serious accident;
- or witnessing or being the victim of a serious crime.
See also our Terms & Conditions for International Students.
Student Visa conditions
If you do not uphold your Student Visa conditions, your visa may be cancelled, and you may have to leave Australia. The most important conditions are listed below:
- You must remain enrolled in a course registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS)
- You must make satisfactory course progress according to the Health Institute Australasia’s rules
- You must advise the Health Institute Australasia of your Australian address within seven days of arriving in Australia, and within seven days of any change of address.
- You must maintain enough money to pay for travel, tuition and living expenses for yourself, your spouse and your dependent children for the duration of your stay in Australia.
- Any family members of school age (between 5 and 18 years) living in Australia must attend school in Australia.
- You must maintain health insurance for you and your family members while in Australia.
- You cannot undertake work until you have commenced your course in Australia. If you are a coursework student you cannot work more than 20 hours per week during semester/trimester teaching periods. If you are a research student you cannot work more than 20 hours per week except when on annual leave.
Failure to uphold the above-mentioned international student conditions may result in your enrolment being suspended or cancelled.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AGREEMENT
Between Health Institute Australasia (HIA) RTO 45524 Cricos 03791F and the student
I hereby apply for enrolment in a course at Health Institute Australasia and agree to abide by the following:
I agree to pay all fees required to ensure that they will arrive at HIA at least four weeks prior to the course start date.
I understand the requirement that courses at HIA require a prerequisite level of English for entry and that I must provide proof of my English level.
I understand that upon my arrival, HIA will test my English language ability and I may require further English classes before being admitted to the course of my choice.
I also understand that it is a requirement by Law for HIA to check that my Visa details are correct, and that any discrepancies will be reported to the Australian Immigration department if necessary.
I understand that I will be regularly assessed by HIA and agree to accept assessment decisions. I also understand that I must maintain a minimum of 50% assessment in any one study period.
I understand I must commit to 100% attendance as per the timetable or I will risk been suspended or losing my student visa.
I understand that if I hold an Australian Student Visa, I must maintain at least 80% attendance during my course and that if I fail to meet this or satisfactory assessments, HIA has an obligation to report me to Australian Immigration authorities.
I understand that I cannot transfer to another college during the period of my enrolled course without a written letter of release from HIA.
I understand that I must notify HIA of any change of address in Australia, which is a requirement of Australian Student Visa holders by the department of Immigration.
I understand that any school-age children or other dependants who accompany me, will be required to attend school and pay full fees at a Government or Private School.
I understand that HIA is required to provide personal information about its students to the Australian Government and other designated authorities, including the Tuition fees Assurance Scheme and the ESOS Assurance Fund Manager. This information includes my contact details, course enrolment details and changes, and the circumstances of any suspected breach by the student of a student visa condition.
By signing the Application for enrolment, I agree to abide by HIA’s policies and procedures outlined in this student’s agreement.
Health Institute Australasia RTO 45524 Cricos 03791F www.healthinstitute.edu.au
PLEASE CONTACT US FOR AN ENROLMENT FORM.
Health Institute Australasia RTO 45524 Cricos 03791F
P.O. Box 3512 Australia Fair QLD. 4215 1, 126 Scarborough St, Southport
T. (07) 5532 2001
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is compulsory for all overseas students while studying in Australia. OSHC does not cover optometry, dental services or pre-existing conditions (i.e. prior to entry into Australia). Your OSHC insurance covers 85% of the Government scheduled fee for eligible medical expenses; in other words, you are required to pay the remaining 15% for eligible expenses. For non-eligible medical expenses such as optometry, dentistry or treatment of pre-existing conditions, you must pay 100% of the expenses.
The Health Institute Australasia uses Bupa HI as our provider for international student medical insurance – see www.bupa.com.au/health-insurance/cover/oshc. You will be given an option to request that we arrange medical insurance for you on your online enrolment form.