Future Students

  1. Admissions Requirements

    Admission Requirements:

    Applications must be submitted by the deadline specified for the desired program. Late applications may not be considered. Where required, SIHE may require applicants to attend an interview or submit a portfolio of work. Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the program entry requirements listed below for undergraduate and postgraduate study.

    Program entry requirements – undergraduate study

    Undergraduate Program Entry Requirements Domestic Students International Students
    Undergraduate Study Prior Education Requirements Secondary Education Entry
    Successful completion of final year of secondary education, or
    Secondary Education Entry
    Successful completion of final year of secondary education, or
    Post-Secondary Entry
    Successful completion of at least a Diploma level (AQF Level 5 or equivalent) qualification from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, or
    Post-Secondary Entry
    Successful completion of Diploma level (AQF Level 5 or equivalent) or above qualification from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, or
    Partially Completed Qualification
    Successful completion of one full year (1 EFTSL) of at least an Associate Degree (AQF Level 6 or equivalent) qualification from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, or
    Partially Completed Qualification
    Successful completion of one full year (1 EFTSL) of an Associate Degree (AQF Level 6 or equivalent) or above qualification from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, or
    Work and Life Experience Entry
    Demonstrated skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning and evidenced by a current resume and employer references. A minimum of two years work experience in an area relevant to the intended program of study must be shown
    Work and Life Experience Entry
    Demonstrated skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning  and evidenced by a current resume and employer references. A minimum of two years work experience in an area relevant to the intended program of study must be shown
    Undergraduate Study Additional requirements
    (Bachelor of Information Technology only)
    Mathematics Requirements
    (Bachelor of Information Technology only)
    Successful completion with a pass mark of a mathematics unit (or equivalent) from either a secondary or post-secondary education provider, and where the post-secondary education provider is listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, or
    Mathematics Requirements
    (Bachelor of Information Technology only)
    Successful completion with a pass mark of a mathematics unit (or equivalent) from either a secondary or post-secondary education provider, and where the post-secondary education provider is listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, or
    Completion of the Sydney Institute Mathematics Proficiency Assessment with a minimum score of 50% Completion of the Sydney Institute Mathematics Proficiency Assessment with a minimum score of 50%
    English Language Proficiency None Applicants must meet the requirements specified in the English Language Entry Requirements Policy

    Program entry requirements – Graduate Certificate only

    Graduate Certificate Program Entry Requirements Domestic Students International Students
    Graduate Certificate Study Prior Education Requirements

    Post-secondary Entry

    • Successful completion of a three (3) year Diploma (AQF level 5) degree or higher in any discipline from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education ProfilesAND,
    • Statement of Purpose outlining interest in, motivation for and preparation towards the intended program of study applied for, OR,
    • Successful completion of a two (2) year Diploma (AQF level 5) degree or higher in any discipline from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, AND,
    • Demonstrated skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning and evidenced by a current resume and employer references. A minimum of one (1) year work experience in an area relevant to the intended program of study must be shown, AND,
    • Statement of Purpose outlining interest in, motivation for and preparation towards the intended program of study applied for, or

    Post-secondary Entry

    • Successful completion of a three (3) year Diploma (AQF level 5) degree or higher in any discipline from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education ProfilesAND,
    • Statement of Purpose outlining interest in, motivation for and preparation towards the intended program of study applied for, OR,
    • Successful completion of a two (2) year Diploma (AQF level 5) degree or higher in any discipline from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, AND,
    • Demonstrated skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning and evidenced by a current resume and employer references. A minimum of one (1) year work experience in an area relevant to the intended program of study must be shown, AND,
    • Statement of Purpose outlining interest in, motivation for and preparation towards the intended program of study applied for, or
    Work and Life Experience Entry
    Demonstrated skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning and evidenced by a current resume and employer references. A minimum of three (3) years work experience in an area relevant to the intended program of study must be shown
    Work and Life Experience Entry
    Demonstrated skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning and evidenced by a current resume and employer references. A minimum of three (3) years work experience in an area relevant to the intended program of study must be shown
    Graduate Certificate Study Additional requirements
    Mathematics Requirements
    (Graduate Certificate of Information Technology only)

    Successful completion of a mathematics unit from a secondary education provider with a minimum grade of 65 (or equivalent) or successful completion with a pass mark of a mathematics unit from a post-secondary education provider listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, or

    Completion of the Sydney Institute Mathematics Proficiency Assessment with a minimum score of 65%

    Successful completion of a mathematics unit from a secondary education provider with a minimum grade of 65 (or equivalent) or successful completion with a pass mark of a mathematics unit from a post-secondary education provider listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles,or

    Completion of the Sydney Institute Mathematics Proficiency Assessment with a minimum score of 65%

    English Language Proficiency None Applicants must meet the requirements specified in the English Language Entry Requirements Policy

    Program entry requirements – Graduate Diploma only

    Graduate Diploma Program Entry Requirements Domestic Students International Students
    Graduate Diploma Study Prior Education Requirements Post-secondary Entry
    Successful completion of a Bachelor degree or higher in any discipline from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, or
    Post-secondary Entry
    Successful completion of a Bachelor degree or higher in any discipline from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, or
    Relevant Graduate Certificate Entry
    Successful completion of a Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8 or equivalent) in a subject area relevant to the intended program of study applied for from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education, or
    Relevant Graduate Certificate Entry
    Successful completion of a Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8 or equivalent) in a subject area relevant to the intended program of study applied for from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education, or
    Work and Life Experience Entry
    Demonstrated skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning and evidenced by a current resume and employer references. A minimum of three (3) years work experience in an area relevant to the intended program of study must be shown
    Work and Life Experience Entry
    Demonstrated skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning and evidenced by a current resume and employer references. A minimum of three (3) years work experience in an area relevant to the intended program of study must be shown
    Graduate Diploma Study
    Additional requirements
    (Graduate Diploma Information Technology only)
    Mathematics Requirements
    (Graduate Diploma of Information Technology only)
    Successful completion of a mathematics unit from a secondary education provider with a minimum grade of 65 (or equivalent) or successful completion with a pass mark of a mathematics unit from a post-secondary education provider listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, or
    Mathematics Requirements
    (Graduate Diploma of Information Technology only)
    Successful completion of a mathematics unit from a secondary education provider with a minimum grade of 65 (or equivalent) or successful completion with a pass mark of a mathematics unit from a post-secondary education provider listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, or
    Completion of the Sydney Institute Mathematics Proficiency Assessment with a minimum score of 65% Completion of the Sydney Institute Mathematics Proficiency Assessment with a minimum score of 65%
    English Language Proficiency None Applicants must meet the requirements specified in the English Language Entry Requirements Policy

    Program entry requirements – Masters degree only

    Masters Program Entry Requirements Domestic Students International Students
    Masters Degree Study Prior Education Requirements Post-secondary Entry
    Successful completion of a Bachelor degree or higher in any discipline from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, or
    Post-secondary Entry
    Successful completion of a Bachelor degree or higher in any discipline from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, or
    Relevant Graduate Diploma
    Successful completion of a Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8 or equivalent) in a subject area relevant to the intended program of study applied for from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education, or
    Relevant Graduate Diploma 
    Successful completion of a Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8 or equivalent) in a subject area relevant to the intended program of study applied for from an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education, or
    Work and Life Experience Entry
    Demonstrated skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning and evidenced by a current resume and employer references. A minimum of five (5) years work experience in an area relevant to the intended program of study must be shown
    Work and Life Experience Entry
    Demonstrated skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning and evidenced by a current resume and employer references. A minimum of five (5) years work experience in an area relevant to the intended program of study must be shown
    Masters Degree Study
    Additional requirements
    (Master of Information Technology only)
    Mathematics Requirements
    (Master of Information Technology only)
    Successful completion of a mathematics unit from a secondary education provider with a minimum grade of 65 (or equivalent) or successful completion with a pass mark of a mathematics unit from a post-secondary education provider listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, or
    Mathematics Requirements
    (Master of Information Technology only)

    Successful completion of a mathematics unit from a secondary education provider with a minimum grade of 65 (or equivalent) or successful completion with a pass mark of a mathematics unit from a post-secondary education provider listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles, or
    Completion of the Sydney Institute Mathematics Proficiency Assessment with a minimum score of 65% Completion of the Sydney Institute Mathematics Proficiency Assessment with a minimum score of 65%
    English Language Proficiency None Applicants must meet the requirements specified in the English Language Entry Requirements Policy

    Minimum English language standard of proficiency for entry into all programs

    In order to be admitted to a program at the Sydney Institute of Higher Education, international student applicants should meet the English language requirements of the program.

    International students whose first language is not English are required to provide evidence of satisfying SIHE’s English language requirement.

    Applicants can demonstrate their English proficiency through one of three (3) pathways:

    1. Prior education or study in English,
    2. Proof of English language ability through English language test results, or
    3. Completion of English language courses.

    1. Prior education or study in English

    Applicants will meet the English language entry requirements if they provide evidence of completing any one of the following:

    1. Year 11 and 12 at an Australian Secondary School / Registered Training Organisation, or,
    2. International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) in English, or,
    3. A course of study with an Australian higher education provider. A course of study is a course or program that is formally approved or accredited that leads to the award of a qualification, or,
    4. A Foundation Program at an Australian university, or,
    5. Undertaken formal secondary or tertiary study in English in an overseas institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles at a level equivalent to the standard outlined in points a, b and c above.

    Prior education should have been completed no more than five (5) years prior to the application.

    2. English Language Test Results

    Applicants will meet the English language entry requirements if they provide evidence of completing one
    of the following:

    1. English language testing with scores that are equal to or higher than the score listed in the table
    below, or

    2. Proficiency testing with an ELICOS course provider listed in the Australian Government Country
    Education Profiles where the test confirms English language proficiency equal to or higher than
    the score listed in the table below.

    The test should have been completed within the last four (4) years.

    Test Undergraduate Courses Postgraduate Courses
    Academic IELTS An overall minimum score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component of the test An overall score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each component

    TOEFL –

    Paper based test

    A score of 525 with a test of written English score of 4.0 A score of 565 with a test of written English score of 4.5

    TOEFL –

    Internet based test

    A score of 70 with a minimum 17 in writing, 12 in reading, speaking, listening A score of 85, with a minimum of 19 in writing and at least 17 in reading, listening, speaking

    Cambridge

    CAE Advanced

    (Post 2015)

    An overall score of 169 with at least 162 in all other components  

    Cambridge

    CAE Advanced

    (Pre 2015)

    52 overall with all other components at the borderline level or higher  
    PTE Academic An overall score of 50, with a minimum of 42 in all sections An overall score of 58 with at least 50 in all other sections
    C1 Advanced (formerly CAE) 169 176

    3. Completion of English Language Courses

    Applicants will meet the English language entry requirements if they provide evidence of completing one of the following:

    1. An English language course at an institution listed in the Australian Government Country Education Profiles OR
    2. Completion of a NAATI accredited professional interpretation or professional translation course as an English translator.

    Fees

    Tuition Fee for Bachelor-level programs $2,200 per enrolled unit. Total  $52,800 for the entire program (total 24 units).

    Tuition Fee for Bachelor-level programs Tuition Fees 
    Total credit points per program 300
    Tuition fee for each unit of study (single unit 12.5 credit points) $2,200
    Tuition fee per semester (3-years full-time) $8,800
    Tuition fee per semester (2-years fast-track option) $8,800

    Tuition Fee for Master-level programs $2,200 per enrolled unit. Total  $36,000 for the entire program (total 16 units).

    Tuition Fee for Master-level programs Tuition Fees 
    Total credit points per program 200
    Tuition fee for each unit of study (single unit 12.5 credit points) $2,200
    Tuition fee per semester (2-years full-time) $8,800

    Other Fees and Charges

    OTHER FEES AND CHARGES FEE (INCLUDING GST)
    Application Fee – International Students only (includes RPL assessment if relevant) $250
    Re-enrolment Fee – to re-enrol in a course of study after being withdrawn or otherwise unenrolled. $250
    Revised eCoE – International Students only (2nd or subsequent eCoE’s issued for any reason) $150
    Late course addition application charge – for applying to add a course after the last date to add a course for the semester (one charge per course addition request) $250
    Late payment charge – where student’s account for academic or other fees and charges has an outstanding balance as at the due date for payment $200
    Administration fee (timetable change) – for change of timetable after enrolment in a course of studies $100
    Administration fee (discontinuation of study) – for discontinuation of enrolment or termination of studies $500
    Administration fee (refund processing) – for processing a refund $330
    Library Late Return Fee $2 per day
    Library Lost Items $100
    Official Academic Transcript (Physical transcript) $100 plus express postage $10 (Australia) or $45 (Overseas)
    Official Academic Transcript (Electronic transcript) $50
    Official Letter $20 plus express postage $10 (Australia) or $45 (Overseas)
    Replacement Completion Letters $20
    Replacement Cross-Institutional Transcript $20
    Replacement Testamur (degree certificate) or supply of testamur prior to graduation ceremony (special conditions apply) (Physical testamur) $100 plus registered postage $10 (Australia) or $45 (Overseas)
    Replacement Testamur (degree certificate) or supply of testamur prior to graduation ceremony (special conditions apply) (Electronic testamur) $50
    Replacement Student ID Card $20
    Additional Printing $1 per page in colour and $0.20 per page black and white
    Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS) – replacement or reissue (Physical AHEGS) $50 plus express postage $10 (Australia) or $45 (Overseas)
    Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS) – replacement or reissue (Electronic AHEGS) $20
    Hire of graduation gown and cap $80
    Textbooks – please refer to Unit Outlines for prescribed textbooks. The indicative cost is approximately $120 per unit (if purchased). Approximately $120 per unit

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    International Student Information

    General information

    International students seeking to study at the Sydney Institute of Higher Education must have a valid student visa granted by the Department of Home Affairs (https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au).

    As an enrolled student, your student visa has conditions attached that relate to the amount of time you study and work. You are responsible for meeting the requirements of your student visa. If you should need any help, advice, or support, the Sydney Institute of Higher Education staff will be able to assist you.

    The Sydney Institute of Higher Education strongly encourages all international students to have enough money to live in Australia with minimal income (see the cost of living details below).

    The information below will be available online, and will also be covered at the Orientation Program sessions for international students.

    Check out Study in Australia for more information.

    Accommodation

    Below are some suggestions for accommodation while studying at Sydney Insitute of Higher Education.

    Overseas Student Health Cover

    All international students are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Costs may vary according to the length of time and the company from which you purchase coverage.

    A great deal of information about OSHC, including how to purchase coverage, indicative costs, a list of providers, the rules for extent and type of coverage required and more can be found on the httpps//www.privatehealth.gov.au

    Cost of living

    Cost of living as a guideline is AUD$20,290 per year. This will vary according to personal preferences, choices and circumstances. With some research and adjustments, many students are able to enjoy their lives here within or below this budget. The Department of Home Affairs requires that international students provide evidence that students can afford to live in Australia before granting a student visa.

    As per the Department of Home Affairs website (https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au), as of October 2019, the 12-month living costs are:

    • student or guardian – AUD $21,041
    • partner or spouse – AUD $7,362
    • child – AUD $3,152.

    The cost of living in Sydney varies according to your lifestyle. Below we have included general estimates of the costs. However, we highly recommend you do your own research on living costs for the area that you will be living in while you study. Check https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/english/live-inaustralia/ living-costs for more information.

    This does not include travel costs or tuition fees.

    Living need: Expense (AUD):
    Start-up costs (e.g. bond and furniture) $1,500
    Rent (room in a share house) $95 to $215 per week
    Rent (one bedroom unit) $185 to $440 per week
    Utilities (gas, water, electricity) $10 to $20 per week
    Public transport $30 to $60 per week
    Phone and Internet $15 to $30 per week
    Groceries and eating out $140 to $280 per week
    Entertainment $80 to $150 per week

    Parents and guardians

    If you will be accompanied by and responsible for a school-aged minor (between the ages of 5 and 18) at any point during your stay in Australia? If so, you are legally required to ensure that the minor attends school when they are in Australia.

    School fees vary, so the Sydney Institute of Higher Education recommends that you undertake independent research on local schools before making the decision to move to Australia. Contact our support staff for assistance if necessary.

    Work conditions

    Check conditions and restrictions for work with the Department of Home Affairs (https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/already-have-a-visa/check-visa-details-and-conditions/see-your-visa-conditions?vcid=179#condition-container)

    Transport

    Transport Info line 131 500 or check the trip planner at www.transportnsw.info or You can also use the bus route finder at http://mysydney.nsw.gov.au/bus. An Opal Card will make travelling on buses, trains and ferries convenient and will include any discounts you may be entitled to.

    Health Care

    Find a health care provider close to you Also see http://www.oshcworldcare.com.au/member_student/medical_providers.aspx

    Social Activities and Events in Sydney

    Tours and things to do: www.viator.com/sydney
    Free things to do in Sydney: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/australia/sydney/travel-tips-and-articles/77780
    Social Events: www.sydney.com/event
    In Sydney: http://www.sydney.com/destinations/sydney/sydney-city

    Student Participation in Decision-making

    The Sydney Institute of Higher Education reserves at least one place on its Academic Board for student representatives. Student perspectives are critical in the decisions made for the Sydney Institute of Higher Education. The Academic Board plays a highly important role in maintaining the quality of the education that students receive across all aspects of every program offered, as well as the student experience more broadly – from study support, staffing levels, library and IT resources and infrastructure, through to the policies that create a learning environment that allows you to participate fully in your education with the Sydney Institute of Higher Education. Students must have a voice within these discussions and decisions.

    Elections for student representative will be held at the start of each year for student representatives on the Academic Board. Any student enrolled in any program at the Sydney Institute of Higher Education is eligible to be nominated. Keep an eye on the Student Portal and communications through your Sydney Institute of Higher Education email account for more information.