Applications for admission for students on a student visa must be made using the Application for enrolment – international students. Students must complete the Application for enrolment and send the completed application to IIB along with supporting documents. Completed Application for enrolment is processed by IIB and the application assessed on the basis of the information supplied. The participants for each program offered by IIB will be selected in a manner that reflects access and equity principles. Completion of the Application for enrolment does not imply that IIB will make an offer to the student. When prospective students apply to enter IIB to study, the following procedure applies:

English Language Requirements

All international students should be able to meet the English requirements as required under the assessment level and country of passport of the student by Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). Further information available on www.border.gov.au

IIB accepts the scores from International English Language Test Score (IELTS), PTE Academic Entry or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as below:

Overall band score of 5.55274642

Applicants whose English results falls below above score will need to enrol in an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS).  Arrangements will be made for the student to complete the ELICOS course with one of our associate providers at the student’s expense.

Assessing Australian equivalency of academic qualification(s)

Overseas academic qualifications presented to IIB for admission by and international student are assessed for equivalency as per the below table:

Year 12 Equivalent for admission into IIB Courses*

AustraliaAustralian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate of Education
ArgentinaBachillerato/Tecnico de Nivel Medio/Bachillerato Especializado
BangladeshHigher Secondary Certificate/vocational higher secondary GCE A-Level
BhutanBhutan Higher Secondary School Certificate  or Middle Secondary School Certificate plus 2 year relevant vocational diploma
BrazilCertificado/diploma de Ensino (Year 12 equivalent) Medio
BruneiBrunei Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (Brunei-Cambridge A level)
CambodiaDiploma of Upper Secondary Education/Baccalaurate
CanadaHigh School Diploma
ChileLicencia de Educación Media (Certificate of Secondary Education Certificate) Tecnico- Profesional or Tecnico
ChinaGeneral Senior Secondary Unified Graduation (Certificate of Graduation)
ColombiaBachiller or Bachillerato (Secondary School Certificate) + further 1 year at vocational institution or university
CubaDiploma de Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras/Título de Bachiller (nivel medio superior de la Education General Politecnica Laboral)
- Certificado de Fin de Estudios Secundarias/Técnico Medio/Maestro Primario, etc. (Certificado de Fin de Estudios Secundarias)
Czech RepublicMaturita (Matriculation Certificate)/School Leaving Certificate
DenmarkStudentereksamensbevis (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
EgyptGeneral Secondary Education Certificate, Al-Azhar Secondary Education Certificate, Technical Secondary Education Certificate, Commercial Secondary Certificate or the Agriculture Secondary Certificate
FijiFiji Form 7 Examination/
Fiji School Leaving Certificate (FSLC)
FinlandYlioppilastutkintotodistus  (Certificate of Matriculation) Secondary School Leaving Certificate
FranceBaccalaureat/Brevet professionelles
GermanyAchgebundene Hochschulreife/Fachgebundene Hochschulreife (Leaving Certificate) or Zeugnis der Reife  or Reifezeugnis or Abitur or Fachhochschulreife
GreeceApolytirio Lykeiou  (Leaving certificate)
Hong KongHong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) or Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)
HungaryGimnaziumi Erettsegi Bizonyitvany, / Gymnasium Maturity Certificate
IndiaAll India Senior School Certificate or Indian School Certificate or Certificate of Vocational Education or Senior Secondary Certificate or State Boards of Secondary/Senior Secondary Education certificates, GCE A-Levels
IndonesiaCertificate of Completion of Senior Secondary Education (Ijazah/STTB SMA/STTB SMK) or Certificate of Graduation (SKHUN)
IrelandLeaving Certificate/GCE A Levels
IsraelTeudat Bagrut (High School Certificate)
ItalyDiploma liceale OR Diploma di istruzione tecnica (Technical Education Diploma) OR Diploma di istruzione professionale, Vocational Education Diploma OR Diploma di superamento dell’esame di stato conclusivo dei corsi di istruzione secondaria superiore (Upper Secondary School leaving certificate)
JapanUpper Secondary School Certificate of Graduation (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho
JordanTwajihi (General Secondary Education Certificate)
KenyaKenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)  or GCE A level – 2 passes
LebanonBaccalaureat Libanaise or Baccalaureat Technique/ Technicien or Certificat Professione/ de Maltrise/Technicien
MacauSenior Secondary School Diploma Year 12,  or GCE A Level, or Form 6
MalaysiaSTPM Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or GCE A Levels -, UEC successful completion
MauritiusGCE A-level
Mexico2-3 year Preparatoria or Bachillerato program
MyanmarMatriculation/Basic Education High School (BEHS) plus minimum completed 2 years at Professional College or Secondary Technical College or GCE A
NepalHigher Secondary Education Board Certificate (Grade 12)
New ZealandNational Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA)
NetherlandsVoorbereidend wetenschappelljk onderwijs (Diploma VWO) or Hoger algemeen voortgezet onderwijs  (Diploma HAVO)
NigeriaSenior Secondary School (WAEC/NECO) examinations or GCE A Levels
NorwayVitnemal fra den videregaende skolen (Certificate from upper secondary school)
OmanSchool Leaving Certificate
PakistanHigher Secondary School Certificate/ Intermediate Certificate
Papua New GuineaHigher School Certificate
PeruCertificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa (Secondary Common Education Graduation Certificate) plus a Technical Diploma or entrance to University
PhilippinesHigh School Diploma or a Certificate of Graduation + two years of bachelor degree
PolandMatura Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci Liceum Ogolnoksztalcacego (Certificate of Matriculation of the General Lyceum)
PortugalCertificado de Fim de Estudios Secundarios or Diploma de 12 Ano de Escolaridad (Secondary Certificate)
RussiaAttestat o Srednem (polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary / General Education)
Saudi ArabiaShahadat al-thanawiyyah al-'aama or shahadat al-marhalat al-thanawiyyat (General Secondary Education Certificate) Form 7 or University Foundation Year
SingaporeGCE A-levels
SlovakiaMaturitni Vysvedceni/Maturitnej Vysvedcenie (Matriculation Certificate)
SloveniaSpričevalo o poklicni mature or Spričevalo o poklicni mature or Svidetelstov zo polozen zavresen
South AfricaNational Senior Certificate (Year12) Senior Certificate (Year 12) GCE A-Levels, International Baccalaureate Diploma
South KoreaGeneral/Academic Senior High School Certificate/Diploma (Immumgye Kodung Hakkyo Choeupchang)
SpainTitulo de Bachiller
Sri LankaGCE A-levels
SwedenSlutbetyg Från Gymnasieskola
SwitzerlandFederal Maturity Certificate/ Maturitätszeugnis, Certificat de Maturité/ Attestato di Maturità
TaiwanSenior High School Diploma or Senior Vocational School Diploma
ThailandMatayom 6 or MS 6. (Certificate of Secondary Education)
TurkeyLise Diplomasi (Secondary
School Diploma Technical or Vocational School Diploma (Teknik or Meslek Lise Diplomasi)
United Arab EmiratesTawjihiyya or Thanawiyya Al-A’ama (General Secondary Certificate), Technical Secondary School Certificate, Commercial Secondary School Certificate or Certificate from an Agriculture Institute
UKGCE A-Levels
VenezuelaEducacion Media – Academic or Tecnico (Medio), Bachillor
VietnamBang Tot nghiep Trung hoc Pho thong (Upper Secondary Education Graduation Diploma)
ZambiaZSC Year 12 GCE A-Levels  or A-levels or Diploma in relevant area (1 year minimum)
ZimbabweZimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Advanced Levels (A Levels or International Baccalaureate Diploma)

* This is not an exhaustive list, admission officer must contact the Principal Executive Officer if the applicant has presented educational documents from countries not listed in above table before accepting the student into IIB courses

Assessing claimed work experience

If an applicant is using work experience for the purposes of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and or admission into IIB course, admission officer must ensure all claimed work experience is relevant to the qualification being applied for and be within the last 2 years of date of application.

The applicant must submit a CV along with reference letter on official company letterhead providing contact details of the employer. If in doubt about the authenticity of the submitted employment reference, admission officer must contact the past employer before issuing any letter of offer to the student.


Admission Officer will follow the following step by step process once completed application along with all supporting documents are received either from the applicant directly or from his/her education agent:

  1. All the required information is completed on the application form including signature of applicant and date.
  2. Assesses the applicant’s previous educational qualification(s) (either obtained in Australia or overseas) necessary for studying at the required level of the proposed qualification.
  3. The applicant is also assessed to determine whether they meet the required entry level qualification(s) for the particular qualification in which they wants to enroll.
  4. Applicant’ s English language skills (language and literacy) will be assessed. If student has a satisfactory score in IELTS, TOEFL or PTE Academic, the applicant will be admitted to his/her chosen course. Refer to the Policy on Assessing English Language Proficiency (International Students)
  5. If an applicant cannot produce evidence of a satisfactory English score, and there are doubts their English language skills being sufficient to cope in an academic environment, the applicant will be required to sit an English test (at the student’s expense) or to enrol in an English (ELICOS) course for an appropriate duration until the applicant achieves the required English score.
  6. In a situation where the student can demonstrate that he or she can communicate in English but cannot produce any formal English qualification as described above, then the student will be required to complete an English language test in Melbourne.
  7. Details of the student entered into the student management system.
  8. Applicant and/or the education  will be sent an offer letter by the admission’s officer generated from student management system

Applicants wishing to accept the offer must pay the fee requested in the letter of offer. Once the fee is received by IIB along with signed student agreement, the admission officer will:

  1. Ensure the student agreement is duly signed and dated by the applicant
  2. An Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE) is generated from PRISMS and sent to the Student/education agent to facilitate the issuing of a student visa. Applicants must then apply for a student visa at their Australian Student Visa issuing centre and make travel arrangements to Australia once the student visa is granted.
  3. Soft copy of the eCOE is saved on IIB drive and student management system updated
  4. Administration Manager will do an internal audit on an ongoing basis for the applications finalised during the week to ensure all applications have required supporting documents and the application form and student agreements are duly signed and dated.
  5. Any discrepancies found during the process will be immediately rectified by the Admissions officer