At APEX Institute we want to ensure that our students have a positive and successful learning experience in Australia. This includes academic support, as well as the provision of counselling services, accommodation assistance, job seeking services, and social activities. 

This page contains pre-arrival information on living and studying in Australia, post-arrival information on accommodation and job assistance, and enrolment information for students interested in studying with APEX Institute.


Enrolment Information

Enrol using our easy 6-step enrolment process. 

Course information, fees, dates, forms, and student policies and handbooks are also available to download. 

Pre-Arrival Information

Access information on living in Sydney, Australia. 

This includes information on visas, english, insurance, bank accounts, culture, education, work, weather and much more. 

Post-Arrival Information

Access information on airport pick-ups, accommodation assistance, job assistance, counselling, 

Pre-Arrival Information

Study in Australia and Study in Sydney are Australian government websites for international students. We have provided links to relevant pages on the website so you can be better prepared to study and live in Australia. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact APEX Institute at 02 8007 6261.

Why study in Australia?

Reference Websites

Study in Australia

Study in Sydney

Australian Government Department of Immigration

These links contain general information on the benefits of studying in Australia.

  1. Why Australia?
  2. Education Standards in Australia

Vocational Education and Training (VET) Course Information

These links contain specific information for international students including the types of courses and institutions they should apply for, costs, credits and transfers, and english language requirements. 

Apex Institute provides tertiary education, specifically Vocational Education and Training (VET) and English Language Courses. Our list of courses can be accessed at http://www.apexaustralia.edu.au/courses.

  1. Australian Education System: http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/global/australian-education/education-system
  2. Vocational Education: http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/global/australian-education/vocational-education
  3. Vocatoinal Education Qualifications: http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/global/australian-education/vocational-education/vocational-education-qualifications
  4. English Courses: http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/global/australian-education/english-courses
  5. Language Testing: http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/global/australian-education/english-courses/language-testing

Costs for a VET courses (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma) range from $4000 – $22000 depending on duration, materials, and recognition of prior learning (RPL), among other factors. There are also links for information on course credits, transfer processes and the academic year schedule. 

  1. Education Costs: http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/global/australian-education/education-costs
  2. Academic Year: http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/global/australian-education/education-system/academic-year
  3. Course Credits: http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/global/australian-education/education-system/course-credits
  4. Transfer Process: http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/global/australian-education/education-system/transfer-process

The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act details the rights and responsibilities of international students studying in Australia and the responsibilities of the education provider. 

  1. ESOS Act: http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/global/australian-education/education-system/esos-act
  2. ESOS Framework: http://www.asqa.gov.au/cricos-registration/cricos-registration-overview/the-esos-framework.html

Visas, Entry Requirements and Applications

Applying to study in Australia can seem like a complicated process. However, the Australian Government and APEX Institute have broken the process down into simple steps, making the application process easier and faster for you. 

  1. Apply to Study Mindmap: http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/global/apply-to-study
  2. How to Apply: http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/global/apply-to-study/how-to-apply
  3. Entry Requirements: http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/global/apply-to-study/entry-requirements

After you have decided you are interested in studying in Australia, check out the courses APEX Institute has to offer here:http://www.apexaustralia.edu.au/courses.

Each course page has the entry requirements outlined. If you would like to know more information or would like to ask us a question, please do not hesitate to submit an enquiry online, call us at 02 8007 6261 or email us at info@apexaustralia.edu.au.

APEX Institute has a simple 6-step enrolment process: http://www.apexaustralia.edu.au/enrolment 

If you select one of our ELICOS courses (General English or English for Academic Purposes) then you will be applying for the visa subclass 570.

If you select one of our CRICOS courses (Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Marketing, Hospitality, Human Resources Management, or Leadership and Management, then you will be applying for the visa subclass 572 for Vocational Education and Training.  

  1. http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/570- 
  2. http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/572-
  3. http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Stud

Living in Australia

The following links contain information regarding arrival, accommodation, working, banking, insurance, health and safety, and any other factors relevant to life in Australia as an international student.

  1. Living in Australia
  2. Working in Australia

Post-Arrival Information

APEX Institute ELICOS and VET Student Handbooks contain important information on our student policies, student support services (including accommodation and jobs assistance) and orientation information. 

VET  Student Handbook

ELICOS Student Handbook

Accommodation and Jobs

Accommodation and Jobs Information specific to Sydney, Australia as well as links for independent research. 

  1. http://www.study.sydney/live/accommodation
  2. http://www.homestaynetwork.org/
  3. http://www.study.sydney/work








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