Future Students

Admissions Requirements

Bachelor-level (Undergraduate) Admission Requirements:

To be eligible for admission into an undergraduate degree, applicants must satisfy any one of the entry requirements below:

Student cohort Educational and other qualifications, skills, prerequisite occupation(s) Special or alternative admission
arrangements
General entry requirements Domestic students whose first language is not English are required to provide evidence of satisfying the institute’s English language requirement.

Students must 18 years of age or over at the time of confirmation of their enrolment.

Completion of at least 1 year of an approved tertiary qualification, which is equivalent to AQF Level 5.
School leavers Completion of HSC or equivalent Australian or international qualification.

Domestic students whose first language is not English are required to provide evidence of satisfying the institute’s English language requirement.

Students must 18 years of age or over at the time of confirmation of their enrolment.

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Vocational Education Entry Successful completion of a Graduate Diploma of Information Technology, or equivalent. N/A
Work and Life Experience Entry Demonstrated skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning (evidenced by a current resume and employer references).

A minimum of two years relevant work experience in Information Technology (programming, software engineering, business analysis, business information systems, ICT or web design/media).

N/A
International students Completion of HSC or equivalent Australian or international qualification.

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

Minimum study score of 25 in a mathematics unit or equivalent scores for other Australian or international qualifications.

Students must 18 years of age or over at the time of confirmation of their enrolment.

Completion of at least 1 year of an approved tertiary qualification, which is equivalent to AQF Level 5.
Special and/or alternative entry: non-school leavers (mature-age applicants and/or those who do not hold their HSC or equivalent) Applicants without a formal qualification, but with appropriate years of relevant work experience will be considered.

Students must 18 years of age or over at the time of confirmation of their enrolment.

Skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Master-level (Postgraduate) Admission Requirements:

To be eligible for admission into a postgraduate degree, applicants must satisfy any one of the entry requirements below:

Student cohort Educational and other qualifications, skills, prerequisite occupation(s) Special or alternative admission
arrangements
General entry requirements Domestic students whose first language is not English are required to provide evidence of satisfying the institute’s English language requirement.

Students must 18 years of age or over at the time of confirmation of their enrolment.

Completion of a Bachelor degree or higher in any discipline or evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.
Higher Education Entry Successful completion of two years full time or four years part-time of a Bachelor Degree or equivalent in a related discipline with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

 

N/A
International students Completion of HSC or equivalent Australian or international qualification.

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

Minimum study score of 25 in a mathematics unit or equivalent scores for other Australian or international qualifications.

Students must 18 years of age or over at the time of confirmation of their enrolment.

N/A
Special and/or alternative entry: non-school leavers (mature-age applicants and/or those who do not hold their HSC or equivalent) Applicants without a formal qualification, but with appropriate years of relevant work experience will be considered.

Students must 18 years of age or over at the time of confirmation of their enrolment.

Skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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, 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 the institute’s English language requirement. (See details below)

Applicants can demonstrate their English proficiency with evidence of completing one of the courses or tests listed below:

Prior education

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

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB).
  • A course of study with an Australian TAFE, university or private study provider.
  • A Foundation Program at one of the following universities:
    • The Australian National University
    • The University of Melbourne
    • The University of Sydney
    • Monash University
    • The University of Adelaide
    • The University of Queensland
    • The University of Western Australia
    • The University of New South Wales

Applicants will meet the English language entry requirements if, in the last four years, they have:

  • Undertaken formal secondary or tertiary study in English in an overseas institution listed in the AEI NOOSR Country Education Profiles, or
  • Completed undergraduate or postgraduate studies in English at a foreign university listed in the AEI NOOSR Country Education Profiles. In this case, official documentation should be provided that the studies were undertaken in English. Documentation should be certified and verifiable.

English Language Tests

The following English language tests and scores will meet the English language requirements. The test should have been completed within the last two 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 7 with at least 7 in writing and at least 6 in each other component
TOEFL –Paper based test A score of 577 with a test of written English score of 5.0 A score of 589 with a test of written English score of 5.0
TOEFL –Internet based test A score of 90 with a minimum 23 in writing, 22 in reading, speaking, listening A score of 94, with a minimum of 25 in writing and at least 23 in reading, listening, speaking
CambridgeCAE Advanced

(Post 2015)

An overall score of 176 with at least 169 in all other components An overall score of 185 with at least 185 in writing and 169 in all other components
CambridgeCAE Advanced

(Pre 2015)

58 overall with all other components at the borderline level or higher 67 overall with a rank of good in writing and at least the borderline level in all remaining components
PTE Academic An overall score of 64, with a minimum of 55 in all sections An overall score of 70 with at least 70 in writing and 60 in all other sections

Other pathways

The applicant may demonstrate that they meet the English language entry requirements by providing evidence of:

  • Satisfactory completion of any English course at diploma level or above at an accredited Australian education provider or at an overseas institution listed in the AEI NOOSR Country Education Profiles
  • Completion of a NAATI accredited Professional interpretation or professional translation course as an English translator.

Fees

Tuition Fee for Bachelor-level programs $2,000 per enrolled unit. Total  $48,000 for the entire program (total 24 units).

Tuition Fee for Bachelor-level programs Tuition Fees 2021
Total credit points per program 300
Tuition fee for each unit of study (single unit 12.5 credit points) $2,000
Tuition fee per semester (3-years full-time) $8,000
Tuition fee per semester (2-years fast-track option) $8,000

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

Tuition Fee for Master-level programs Tuition Fees 2021
Total credit points per program 200
Tuition fee for each unit of study (single unit 12.5 credit points) $2,000
Tuition fee per semester (2-years full-time) $8,000

Other Fees and Charges

OTHER FEES AND CHARGES FEE (INCLUDING GST)
Enrolment Fee – International Students only (includes RPL assessment if relevant) $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 $100
Library Late Return Fee $2 per day
Library Lost Items $100
Official Academic Transcript (Physical transcript) $25 plus express postage $10 (Australia) or $45 (Overseas)
Official Academic Transcript (Electronic transcript) $15
Official Letter $10 plus express postage $10 (Australia) or $45 (Overseas)
Replacement Completion Letters $15
Replacement Cross-Institutional Transcript $15
Replacement Testamur (degree certificate) or supply of testamur prior to graduation ceremony (special conditions apply) (Physical testamur) $70 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 $15
Additional Printing $100 for 2000 prints (available as credit on Print Card)
Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS) – replacement or reissue (Physical AHEGS) $25 plus express postage $10 (Australia) or $45 (Overseas)
Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS) – replacement or reissue (Electronic AHEGS) $15
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.