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    Box Hill Institute 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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    Box Hill Institute, founded in 1924, offers more than 500 Diploma, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Certificate degree courses. Box Hill Institute enrolls more than 40,000 students every year. International students constitute a large part of the student force every year. Shortlisted students are called for an interview with the department faculty.

    • Admissions at Box Hill Institute take place 4 times a year.
    • The academic calendar for the institute is semester-based.
    • The employment rate of students within six months of graduation is 77.7%.
    • The Box Hill admission requirements vary with programs, and applicants need to go through the course details to check their eligibility.
    • Applications for scholarships or financial aid can be made in the university office or online.
    • Government Subsidized loans are also available.
    • Due to COVID-19, classes are being conducted remotely from 11th May 2020, and there are specific campus timings.
    • Admissions for International students willing to study in Australia have been opened from 22nd May 2020.

    Box Hill Institute: Highlights

    Application via Online application form
    Payment method Credit/debit card/ cheque,
    Payment plan, VET student loan
    Course type Part-time/full-time
    Academic Calendar Semester based
    No. of students per course 20-30
    Financial aid Loans and scholarships
    Scores required TOEFL/IELTS/ PTE/CAE/OET

    Box Hill Institute: Admission Deadlines

    The academic year at Box Hill is divided into 2 semesters: January to June (Semester 1) and July to December (semester 2). Each semester is divided into two terms. All courses begin in January, although some have July intake too.

    International students are advised to apply three months prior to course commencement as the visa processing may take 60-70 days.

    Deadlines vary by programs and courses. The deadlines for some of the programs are listed below.

    Programs Deadlines
    Bachelor degree programs for HE Summer Semester December 20, 2020
    For HE semester 1 February 14, 2021
    TAFE/ VET courses (summer term) January 3, 2021
    TAFE/ VET courses (1st semester) January 24-31, 2021

    Box Hill Institute: International Admissions

    International students have to meet specific academic and English language requirements. Additionally, the applicants have to apply and meet certain visa requirements too.

    Admission through: Application form

    Application fee: 50 AUD

    Academic requirements:

    • Completion of an Australian equivalent secondary school degree.
    • English Proficiency Test scores.

    Documents required:

    • Certified copies of original transcripts of all the academic institutes attended.
    • Visa
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Resume (if applicable)
    • Application form

    Additional requirements:

    • Applicants must be 18 or older
    • Translation of academic transcripts in English
    • Students must mention the grading system of their academic institutes.

    If applicants have completed any course from an Australian institute, they need to submit:

    • Certified copy of official transcripts
    • Release letter
    • Attendance letter
    • Application form
    • Copy of passport and visa
    • Portfolio and personal statement (if applicable)

    English Proficiency Score Required

    Course IELTS TOEFL (IBT) Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE) Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) Occupational English Test (OET)
    Most Bachelor courses 5.5-6.0 64
    12 For Listening
    13 For Reading
    21 For Writing
    18 For Speaking
    50 with a minimum of 42 in each section 169-175 With a minimum of C grade in each section
    Bachelor’s of Community Services 6.0 in each Band 83
    20 For Listening
    19 For Reading
    24 For Writing
    20 For Speaking
    58 with no section less than 50 176-184 With a minimum of C grade in each section
    Bachelor’s of Early Childhood Education Minimum of 7.0 in each Band 100
    24 For Listening
    24 For Reading
    27 For Writing
    23 For speaking
    69 with a minimum of 65 in each section 185-190 N/A
    Graduate Diploma and Master degree courses 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each Band 83
    20 For Listening
    19 For Reading
    24 For Writing
    20 For Speaking
    58 with no section less than 50 176-184 With a minimum of C grade in each section
    For most Certificate, Diploma, High Education
    Diploma, and Advanced Diploma
    5.5 49 42 162-168 N/A
    For Diploma Nursing 7.0 in each Band 94
    24 For Listening
    24 For Reading
    27 For Writing
    23 For Speaking
    65 in Each section N/A Minimum of grade B in each section
    For Associate Degree 5.5-6.0 64
    12 For Listening
    13 For Reading
    21 For Writing
    18 For Speaking
    50 with a minimum of 42 in each section 169-175 N/A

    Visa Information for International Students

    To Study in Australia, the applicant has to apply for an Australian student visa, that is, Subclass 500. The visa will allow the student to stay for up to 5 years in line with the enrolment and will have to incur the cost of 620 AUD. The processing time varies from 60-70 days. The requirements to apply for a student visa are as follows:

    Apply through: Online application

    Application fee: 620 AUD (for full-time studying), 310 AUD (for training visa)

    Valid for: 5 years

    Training visa- 2 years

    Students applying for an Australian Visa must meet these criteria:

    • Be six years or older
    • Be enrolled in a full-time course
    • Hold Overseas Health Student Cover (OSHC)
    • If under 18, applicants must have a Welfare arrangement.

    Documents Required:

    • Applicable forms
    • English proficiency test scores
    • Health insurance records
    • Financial support documents
    • Proof that applicants intend to return to their home country after completion of their course
    • GTE statement
    • Applicants who are 18 or older must sign the Australian Values Statement
    • Documents of sponsorship are required for a training visa

    *Students must go through a 14 day quarantine period after reaching Australia due to the COVID-19 situation.

    • Evidence of identity: the applicant must attach a copy of their passport and also include a certified copy of their birth certificate/national identity card/driver’s license.
    • Evidence of intended study: the applicant has to provide Confirmation of Enrolment (C o E) or Letter of Offer from the institution to apply for a student visa.
    • Health insurance: the applicant must provide evidence of adequate health insurance from Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
    • English language requirements: IELTS – 5.5 or TOEFL (IBT) – 46 or CAE – 162 or PTE – 42 or OET – B for each component
    • Evidence of enough money: the applicant has to prove that they have enough money to maintain the basic standard of living in Australia with a minimum bank balance of 60,000 AUS$ at the time of visa application. (only if asked for)

    Box Hill Institute: Undergraduate Admissions

    Applicants must contact the admissions office about their course of choice and receive the suitable application form.

    • Applicants will be notified about the documents required, enrolment process, and application fee after applying through the course form.

    Applying through: Course form

    Undergraduate Admission Criteria:

    • VTAC application
    • Book an interview
    • Applicants must have completed a 12-year schooling
    • Be at least 19 years or older

    *Requirements vary by program. Applicants can go through the course requirements on the official website.

    Box Hill Institute: Graduate Admissions

    Applying through: Course form


    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
    • Resume
    • Port-folio (if applicable)

    Program Specific Requirements

    Program/Course Name Academic Requirements
    Graduate Diploma in Music (contemporary practice) A related undergraduate degree
    A 6 year industry experience
    Masters in Music (contemporary practice) A graduate diploma in music (contemporary practice) or
    An Australian undergraduate degree in related field or
    A high ability in the music field that is comparable to a student with an undergraduate degree in music (contemporary practice)
    Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Australian Undergraduate degree or equivalent for international students
    Bachelor’s degree at the AQF level 7 or equivalent

    Test Scores required for International Students applying for Graduate Degree

    6.5 with 6.0 in each Band 575 232 90

    *International students must be at least 18 years or older to apply. Applicants can book an interview by contacting .

    FAQs on Box Hill Institute Admissions

    Ques. Is there financial funding for international students during COVID-19?

    Ans: Financial help up to $1,100 is offered to international students who have lost their jobs or have had a salary cut.

    Ques. What are the chances of employment after graduating from the university?

    Ans: There are three Skill and Job centres where students can book an appointment to get information about their job opportunities and employment chances.

    Ques. Are International students qualified to receive Scholarships?

    Ans: Students must be a citizen of Australia or have a permanent residence in Australia to apply for a scholarship.

    Ques. Are refunds on Tuition fees available?

    Ans: Refunds are available both for domestic and international students only under specific circumstances. Students can view the criteria in their refund policy.

    Ques. How many Free TAFE priority courses are Box Hill offering in 2020?

    Ans: Box Hill is offering more than 30 Free TAFE priority courses. Some of them are: Electrotechnology (pre-vocational), Mental Health, Tourism, Nursing, and cybersecurity.

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