What you need to know

Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000

The ESOS Framework is formed by the laws that protect international students.

More information on the ESOS Framework can be found here:  ESOS Framework factsheet .

English Language Entry Requirements

General English.  There is no specific entry requirement for General English .  Students will be assessed on arrival and placed in the appropriate class.

Operating at Beginner CEFR: A1 (IELTS 2.5)

English for Academic Purposes. The entry level for EAP 1 would normally be CEFR B1 (IELTS 5.0)

Course Levels:

  1. Elementary CEFR: A1 – A2 (14 weeks)
  2. Pre-intermediate CEFR: A2 – B1 (14 weeks)
  3. Intermediate CEFR: B1 – B1+ (12 weeks)
  4. Upper-intermediate CEFR: B1+ – B2 (12 weeks)
Deferment, cancellation or suspension

Deferment. Once you have enrolled and commenced in a course with ITI/EEI, you cannot defer studies except on the ground of compassionate or compelling circumstances such as medical reasons, bereavement, natural disaster and/or traumatic experience which affect your ability to study.

Suspension or Cancellation. Student may apply for suspension or cancellation of their studies if they have a good reason for doing so based on compassionate or compelling circumstances. Students wishing to suspend their enrolment must apply in writing to Student Services Department a minimum of 10 working days prior to the requested suspension date.

If the suspension is approved, the student will receive a letter from the Student Services Department granting the suspension.

You need to apply for temporary suspension with supporting documents proving a compassionate or compelling reason. The application for deferment of studies is available at ITI/EEI Reception Desk or from your teacher at Kent Institute.

Further information can be found in the Student Handbook. International Student Handbook

Refund Policy

This policy applies to all tuition fees paid in advance for international students that are either, enrolling or have commenced study with the Institute. This also includes any tuition fees paid to an education agent to be remitted to the Institute.

Based on the circumstance of the default, a student may or may not be eligible to receive a refund for unspent pre-paid tuition fees. Eligibility for a refund may be dependent on certain default conditions.

  1. Unsuccessful Enrolment /Visa Rejection
  2. Student Default
  3. Provider Default

Further information can be found in the Student Handbook.  International Student Handbook

Rights and Responsibilities

For more information on your rights and responsibilities as an international student see the fact sheet here.

Skills Recognition

ITI/EEI’s Recognition Policy aims at confirming and recognising the competencies a candidate has obtained outside of a formal education and training environment. These competencies might have been gained through informal or non-formal training, or they may have gained through life or work experience.

Recognition assessment enables individuals to forego training and move directly to having their competencies assessed, thus avoid the need for unnecessary training that brings with it additional costs, including time and effort. Skills recognition may be done in a number of ways:

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL or “Recognition of Prior Learning” can be defined as “an assessment process that assesses an individual’s non informal and informal learning to determine the extent to which that individual has achieved the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes or standards for entry to, and/or partial or total completion of a qualification.”

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)

RCC applies if a client has previously successfully completed the requirements for a units of competency and is now required (by a licensing authority) to be reassessed to ensure that the competency is being maintained. In this case, no extra skill or competencies are nationally recognized.

Further information can be found in the Student Handbook.  International Student Handbook

Absences: Applications for leave of absence are only approved on compassionate or compelling grounds and when supported by substantial documentation. A leave of absence can only be granted for one semester and you will not be eligible for a refund of course fees.

Attendance: You must attend at least 80% of all scheduled classes during the semester. If you’re ill or have a personal problem that prevents you from maintaining 80% attendance at classes during the semester you must speak to your Student Adviser as soon as possible.

Completion: You’re required to complete your course within the expected duration as stated in your offer letter and the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Complying: All International students must comply with current visa conditions and regulations determined by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). For more detailed information on current visa conditions and regulations visit the DIBP website.

Deferring: If you’re not able to start the course you accepted you should write to Elite English Institute Admissions and complete a ‘Student Deferment Request Form’ form to commence in the next intake.

Extensions: You can apply for a student visa extension in Australia, as long as your student visa is not subject to a “no further stay” condition. You’re to apply for a new student visa 28 days before your current student visa expires.

Finances: You must have money to pay for tuition and living expenses for yourself, your spouse and your dependent children for the duration of your stay in Australia.

Gaps: You may only have a maximum of six to eight weeks break between courses. If you finish your course earlier you’ll need to leave Australia or enrol in alternative study in a CRICOS registered course during the interim.

Working: You’ll automatically receive permission to work with your visa grant but only up to 40 hours per fortnight whilst classes are in session. There is no restriction on the number of hours worked during official breaks of study in your course.

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New Campus in Sydney

Elite English Institute is working on having a new campus in the heart of Sydney to compliment our facilities in Parramatta.  More news coming soon.