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How to apply

Thank you for choosing to study with Edvantage Institute Australia. Our application process is simple, just follow the five steps below.

Step 1: Complete Your Application

You can choose to complete your application either:

Via email or post: Download the relevant form and email or post it back to us:

  • Application Form for Domestic Students

  • Application Form for International Students 

Email: admissions@eia.edu.au

Step 2: Gather your documentation

You will need the following documents to go with your application

  • A certified copy of your passport or Australian Birth Certificate

  • Certified copies of your recent academic results and qualifications

  • A certified copy of your English level documentation

See entry requirements for more information on what you need to be eligible to enrol.

Step 3: Course Credit / Recognition of Prior Learning (If Applicable)

Students can apply for course credit on the basis of their previous studies at GBCA, EIA or any other educational institution in Australia or overseas in accordance with EIA’s Course Credit and Articulation Policy & Procedure.

Step 4: Offer of Admission – International Student Acceptance Agreement

We will process your application and if you’re successful we’ll send out the following via email:

  • Letter of Offer; or

  • Letter of Offer – Conditional

You will need to read and sign the acceptance agreement which is incorporated on the offer

Step 5: Pay Your Tuition Fees

Your fee amount will be detailed in your Letter of Offer and you can choose from a number of payment methods.

Email all pages of your signed Letter of Offer with evidence of your payment through to admissions@eia.edu.au.

Step 6: Enrolment confirmation

Once your payment has been processed, you’ll receive a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) as well as your orientation information pack.



 Students wishing to defer their course commencement need to notify EIA in writing prior to the Census Date of the first study period. International students who have been issued with a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from EIA may defer the commencement of their proposed course of study for a maximum of six (6) months due to compassionate and compelling circumstances. These may include but not limit to visa not granted on time, illness supported by acceptable documentation evidencing an inability to study.

Students must submit a new application for entry into a course if they wish to delay their commencement of their studies for more than six (6) months. Students who intends to return from a deferment must advise EIA in writing at least four (4) weeks prior to the commencement of the study period in which they intend to commence their studies.

Application Process and Expected Timeframes

Eligible Applicants will receive an Offer of Admission –Student Enrolment Agreement document from EIA in writing by email. Verbal offers of admission are not made or accepted, as they are not formal and not binding.

  • Offer of Admission Applications (Domestic and Onshore Students) – up to two working days

  • Offer of Admission Applications (Offshore Students) – up to five working days

  • COE – up to two working days

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Admission criteria

Applicants must meet the academic and English language requirements for EIA’s courses.

Edvantage Institute of Australia

International applicants

English Language Proficiency Requirements

International students must meet the minimum English language proficiency requirements for entry into EIA’s BoM course.

There are several ways to demonstrate English language proficiency, listed below are the minimum scores/requirement for EIA’s BoM course.

  1. IELTS Academic*: overall band score of 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5 or equivalent, OR
  2. Completion of any Australian Diploma or higher, OR
  3. Students have been schooled in an English-speaking country, OR
  4. Successfully completed a minimum of two (2) years study in a post-secondary course using
  5. English as a main medium of instruction**, OR
  6. Satisfactory completion of at least one semester of study in Australia in a tertiary course (successfully completed 50% or more of the semester load), OR
  7. Students completed an ELICOS course recognised by EIA to meet the English entry requirement.

*IELTS Academic test scores are only valid for two (2) years old at the commencement of the course.

** Medium Instruction of English is assessed against the Country Education Profiles (CEP) of the Australian Government, Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

Domestic applicants:

Academic requirements:

Recent Secondary Education:

  • Successful completion of Victorian Certificate of Education, VCAL or equivalent in your state or territory; or

  • Successful completion of the International Baccalaureate.

OR Recent Higher Education Study:

  • Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification; OR

  • Successful completion of at least one semester/trimester of full-time study at a registered higher education provider.

(You may want to apply for Credit or Recognition of Prior Learning

Applicants who do not meet either of these requirements will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. This assessment may include:

  • Recent higher education study results, or

  • VCE or equivalent study scores, and,

  • A personal statement outlining academic history, desire to study the course, personal circumstances.

Recent Vocational Study:

  • Successful completion of a Certificate IV qualification; and have a passing grade in a Year 12 mathematics subject or equivalent. (This criteria does not give you credit points towards the Bachelor of Marketing)


Applicants with Work and Life Experience:

  • Applications reviewed on a case-by-case basis from persons of at least 21 years of age, who do not have formal qualifications for entry but who seek admission on the basis of their educational and skills development through experience and informal study.

Academic Calendar (Indicative)

Academic Calendar 2021
Event Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3
Orientation for New Students 15-19 March 2021 12-16 July 2021 8-12 November 2021
Teaching Commences 22 March 2021 19 July 2021 15 November 2021
Enrolment Final Date 26 March 2021 23 July 2021 19 November 2021
Census Date 16 April 2021 13 August 2021 10 December 2021
Mid Term Break Nil Nil 25 December 2021
2 January 2022
Teaching Ends 11 June 2021 8 October 2021 11 February 2022
Examination Preparation Week 14-18 June 2021 11-15 October 2021 14-18 February 2022
Examination Week 21-25 June 2021 18-22 October 2021 21-25 February 2022
Grade Release 9 July 2021 5 November 2021 11 March 2022
Supplementary/Deferred Examination Period 19-23 July 2021 15-19 November 2021 21-25 March 2022

Census Date

Each study period has a Census Date as outlined in EIA’s Academic Calendar. Students can access Academic Calendar of the relevant year. The census date is the last day for all students to withdraw from a course or unit without reference on academic records and liability of fee.

  • Census Date: Friday AEST 5 pm of the 4th week of a study period/semester

*EIA is closed over the Christmas/New Year Period

Victorian Public Holidays
Event Day Date
New Year’s Day Friday 1 January 2021
Australia Day Tuesday 26 January 2021
Labour Day Monday 8 March 2021
Good Friday Friday 2 April 2021
Easter Monday Monday 5 April 2021
Anzac Day Sunday 25 April 2021
Queen’s Birthday Monday 14 June 2021
Friday before AFL Grand Final Friday Likely 24 September 2021
Melbourne Cup Day Tuesday 2 November 2021
Christmas Day Saturday
25 December 2021
27 December 2021
Boxing Day Sunday
26 December 2021
28 December 2021