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, the Health Institute Australia, on the Australian Government student management system called PRISMS: prisms.deewr.gov.au
Application processing times vary. The average times for visa lodged outside Australia are:
- Assessment Level 1 and 2: 3 weeks
- Assessment Level 3: 3 months +
Please note: Visa processing can take longer in peak periods.
For more information about the normal visa processing arrangements and visa requirements, refer to the DIBP Student Visa Chooser.
A Health Institute Australia short course offers you the opportunity to quickly enhance your professional skills, increase general knowledge in a chosen area or simply nurture a new talent or hobby. Short courses run throughout the year. On completion, participants are awarded an Health Institute Australia Statement of Participation.
A Health Institute Australia accredited course is nationally recognised and can provide you with a nationally recognised qualification or Statement of Attainment following its full or partial completion.
An accredited course:
- meets industry, enterprise or community needs
- provides appropriate competency outcomes and a satisfactory basis for assessment
- meets national quality assurance requirements
- is aligned to the appropriate level of the Australian Qualifications Framework where it leads to a qualification.
Health Institute Australia accredited courses are open to anyone, however some higher level courses such as Diploma or Advanced Diploma may have prerequisites while the Certificate IV courses require no previous knowledge on the subject — please feel free to contact us for further details to see if the course is appropriate for your needs.
The ‘what is in my course package’ on each of the courses pages on the Health Institute Australia’s website will indicate whether course materials (if any) are included in the course fee or are an additional cost. If any catering and accommodation is included such as at yoga and Ayurveda retreats, this will also be indicated in the course flyer.
There are two fees available for accredited course — domestic and international. Local fees apply to Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. International fees apply to those on a student visa, which must be valid for the duration of the course. Short course fees are the same for both domestic and international students.
Please note: original documentary evidence should accompany notification of change of name only.
Short Course Questions
For certain courses, upon satisfactory completion of course requirements, and a minimum of 80% attendance, students will be issued a Health Institute Australia Statement of Attendance.
For courses that contain an accredited unit, 100% attendance is required and students will be issued a Statement of Attainment once a successful pass mark is recorded.
We recognise that your decision to attend a short course is an important one and that finding the time to participate isn’t easy. It can be inconvenient if we have to reschedule or cancel a short course so we endeavour to notify you as soon as possible.
If your course is rescheduled and the new dates are suitable, you do not need to take any action. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled dates, contact us as soon as possible to finalise alternatives.
If your course is cancelled, you will need to contact us to finalise alternatives. You can transfer to the next available date for your course, transfer to a different short course or arrange a full refund
If you cancel more than 5 full working days before course commencement:
- transfer to another date or course at no charge
- cancel your booking and organise a full refund.
If you cancel 5 working days or less before course commencement:
- transfer to another date or course and a 10% transfer fee applies
- cancel your booking (a 50% cancellation fee applies).
In short courses where prerequisites do not apply, you may send a substitute in your place. Please advise us prior to course commencement.
A transfer or refund is not possible for non-attendance of a short course.
Accredited Course Questions
The Health Institute Australia generally recommends a minimum of 90 days prior to the course commencement for any applications and course deposit fees to be processed. Later applications will still be considered but not guaranteed a place (depending upon places left in the course). If you’re unable to get into the intake of your choice the next available intake will be offered. To ensure entry is successful we recommend application submissions are made well in advance.