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By Shanti Gowans

March 19, 2021

What is a COE?

A CoE is a ‘Confirmation of Enrolment’.

International students need a COE to apply for a student visa.

The process for obtaining a CoE is as follows:

  1. The student must send their completed Application for Enrolment’ to Health Institute Australasia, with the non-refundable enrolment fee.
  2. If the student fits the eligibility criteria as outlined in HIA’s student manual, HIA will then provide a ‘Letter of Offer’ (LoO), outlining their proposed course details, dates, fees, payment plan, etc.
  3. The student must read and sign the LoO, which now becomes a ‘Letter of Offer and Agreement’ and send it to HIA, together with their initial course deposit.
  4. HIA will now send the student their CoE which then allows the student to obtain a Unique Student Identifier code (USI) that can be validated by the Department of Immigration.


In summary, the student needs to be enrolled and have paid their deposit to receive a CoE for their visa application. The CoE is generated by us, Health Institute Australasia, on the Australian Government student management system called PRISMS: prisms.education.gov.au

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