Frequently Asked Questions
Please see the below frequently asked questions. If you still need assistance, please contact APSI.
Application Process FAQ’s
How can I apply for a course?
In order to apply to study at APSI, please complete our online application form here: www.apsi.edu.au/student-application-form. Please choose from the International Student, Australian Student and Short Course application forms.
You will find more information about the enrolment procedure here: www.apsi.edu.au/international-student/admissions-procedure
How do I know if the qualifications from my home country are recognised in Australia?
Your qualifications may be recognised in Australia, however, Australian Professional Skills Institute does not offer any credit for overseas qualifications.
Do I need to sit an English language test?
If you do not have a IELTS, TOEFL or PTE certificate, you will be required to complete our APSI English test and attend a face-to-face interview with one of our representatives or via Skype.
How many intakes are there each year?
There are four new intakes per year; in February, April, July and October.
How can I apply for a student visa? Can I apply online?
Once your enrolment process is complete and you have received your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from us, you will be required to organise your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) before you apply for the visa. In order to lodge your student visa application, you will need to create an account (ImmiAccount) and complete an online application form through the website of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection: https://www.border.gov.au/ .
For more information about the student visa, refer to: www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/500-
After accepting your offer FAQ’s
How long is the processing time after I submit the application online?
Please allow 7 days processing time for all SSVF applications (this does not include visas).
If your application is successful, you will receive a Letter of Offer from us. The letter of offer is valid for one month only. If you wish to accept the offer, you need to pay the minimum fees and sign the acceptance of offer. Once we receive all documents and payment, we will issue a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) to you for visa application.
Please note you cannot use your Letter of Offer to apply for a student visa. You can only use the CoE to apply for your student visa.
How can I pay for the tuition fees?
- Cash or EFTPOS in person at APSI’s campus
- Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard) via PayPal on the student Invoice
- Bank draft or money order payable to “Australian Professional Skills Institute” and send to APSI’s main campus (all Bank draft must be in $AUD Australian Dollars to an Australian Bank)
- Electronic Bank transfer (Telegraphic Transfer) from overseas bank account:
APSI’s Bank Account Detail: Name of Bank: ANZ Bank Branch Address: 608 Hay Street, Perth, WA 6000, Australia Account Name: Australian Professional Skills Institute or APS Institute BSB: 016120 Account Number: 483432771 SWIFT Code for International Transfer: ANZBAU3M
Note: You must use your full name as a reference number in all bank transfer
How can I find accommodation in Perth?
There are a number of accommodation options that are available for International Students in Perth. Information about homestay and accommodation assistance (including renting, temporary accommodation and other) can be found here: www.apsi.edu.au/student-services/homestay-and-accommodation-assistance/
If you need APSI to assist you in finding the right accommodation, please refer to the details on the above webpage or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
How do I look for part-time jobs in Perth?
APSI can provide students assistance with job hunting, placements and career guidance. Please visit our webpage dedicated to these student services: www.apsi.edu.au/student-services/student-assistance
If you require further assistance, please contact student services.
What should I bring to Perth in terms of dress code?
The dress codes for Australian Professional Skills Institute courses are as follows:
- Hospitality students are required to wear a white shirt and black trousers/skirt as shown here: www.apsi.edu.au/courses/hospitality-courses.
- Individual Support, Ageing Support and Community Services students are required to wear black trousers.
- There is no dress code for Business and Management students.
When is the orientation and must I attend?
All new students must attend the orientation program before they commence their course at Australian Professional Skills Institute. Orientation is held on the first day of the term (Monday) at 9:00 am. An invitation will be sent to the student or the student’s agent one week before course commencement date to confirm the date and venue of orientation.
At orientation program, you will be provided with information on your timetable, student handbook, attendance and course progress policies, student support services to assist you in the transition to life and study in your new environment in Australia. You will also be provided with information on legal services, emergency and health services, facilities and resources, and complaints and appeals processes.
You will receive a student ID card after orientation which contains 24 hours emergency numbers and other useful contact numbers. You will be reminded of student visa conditions relating to your course progress and of services provided to ensure that you make satisfactory course progress. You will also receive further information on inexpensive, independent complaints and appeal procedures and dispute resolution arrangements.
- Information about assessment information, course information and timetable
- Assistance with enrolment requirements
- Transperth concession Smartrider application form
- Overseas Student Health Cover for International students on student visas.
How can I find out the units of the qualifications?
You can check the units of competency under each course’s information pages on our website.