International Students


Entry Requirement

Academic Requirement

International Students wanting to study at VIBE College must have satisfactorily completed year 12 or equivalent or relevant and sufficient work experience.


English Language Requirement

In order to be eligible for admission to the Vibe College course, international students must satisfy their proficiency in English as per the following minimum requirements or equivalent.

Qualification Level Certificate III, Certificate IV, and Diploma
IELTS 5.5 with no band less than 5.0
TOEFL
Paper Based Test
530 (TWE 3.5+)
TOEFL
Computer Based Test CBT
197 (TWE 3.5+)
TOEFL
Internet Based Test (IBT)
Overall score 71, min. 17 in all sections
PTE Academic (PTE A)
Internet Based Test (IBT)
Overall Score of 45, min 42 in all sections

If an applicant cannot produce evidence of a satisfactory IELTS 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 IELTS test or to enrol in an English (ELICOS) course at for an appropriate duration until the applicant achieves the required IELTS score. We do accept students from certain countries without IELTS tests, however student would have to complete our English Placement test and undergo interview.


Age Requirement

All international students must be at least 18 years of age or above to study at Vibe College.


Student Visa Requirements

According to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) you must provide evidence that satisfies the assessment factors applicable to you to be granted a student visa. Assessment factors include your financial ability, English proficiency, likely compliance with the conditions of your visa and any other matters considered relevant to assessing your application”. Additional information on student visa issues is available on DIBP website on https://www.border.gov.au/.


Students Currently In Australia

Prospective international students who are currently enrolled with another registered provider can apply for entry to a course at the Institute. However, if their application is successful, at the time of enrolment at the college they must have completed six months of their principal course of study with their previous registered provider. The college will not knowingly enrol a student who has not completed this requirement. This provision is in accordance with ESOS Act 2000 and National Code 2007.

How to Apply

Follow this step-by-step procedure for a smooth and efficient enrollment process.


Step 1 Student

Review International Student Handbook and Pre-enrolment Handbook

Select from our range of courses and apply online.

Complete International Student Application Form.

Attach required documents as outlined in the course requirements.



Step 2 Vibe College

Once we receive your online application we will assess your application against the requirement of the course.

Organise interview with candidate.

Verify financials.

If your application is successful we will issue you a letter of offer.



Step 3 Student

Once you receive the letter of offer we advise you to read the entire offer letter so you will be well informed of the course fees, duration, payment plan etc.

Make the required payment of tuition fee mentioned in the letter of offer.

Return signed acceptance of offer.



Step 4 Vibe College

Once we receive your payment and signed acceptance of offer, we will create an electronic confirmation of enrolment (eCOE) and send it back to you.



Step 5 Student

Once you receive the eCOE, you can apply for an Australian student visa at your nearest Australian High Commission.

Accepting Your Offer

Step 1 Receive Offer letter

If your application to study at Vibe College has been successful, you will receive an Offer of Admission to a course at Vibe via email.



Step 2 Accepting your offer

To accept your Offer of Admission, please return a completed Acceptance Form together with a Streamlined Student Visa Framework (SSVF) Declaration, or a Genuine Temporary Entrant/Genuine Student (GTE/GS) Declaration Form and Financial Capacity Declaration (if required).

The Vibe College Admissions team will review these documents and advise of any further required documentation before you proceed to fee payments (Step 3).



Step 3 Payment of fees

Your initial payment is due when you accept your Offer of Admission. This payment may be the full tuition fee or a deposit, as requested on your Offer of Admission.

At this time, you must also make payment of your visa-length Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) or provide evidence of pre-arranged OSHC.

After you have paid your commencing tuition fee, remaining payments are required to be made on payment plan agreed upon during orientation.


Electronic Fund Transfer (for funds transferred from offshore accounts only)

Fees can be made payable to the Common Wealth Bank, Cnr Ipswich Rd & Cornwall St, Woolloongabba QLD 4102.

BSB: 064-229
Account No: 1006 7853
Account Name: Vibe College
Swift/BIC code: CTBAAU2S.

Please include your full name in your payment and ensure your student number is included as the payment reference. A transfer fee may be charged by your bank. A complete copy of the College’s Policy on Payment and Refund of Fees is available in your offer letter and within our website.

* Please note that you are unable to pay your fees using cash.



Step 4 Apply for your visa

Once your payment has been processed, the Vibe College will issue you with a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) document. You must have a CoE in order to apply for a visa.

If you do not provide a complete visa application including your CoE, OSHC Verification Letter, and a detailed statement of purpose and other required documentation at time of lodgement it may result in your visa application being delayed or refused.

Visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website and use the Visa Finder to find the Australian visa most likely to meet your specific circumstances. To lodge a complete application for prompt assessment, please refer to the visa application information page.

An education agent may help you prepare a student visa application.



Step 5 Pre-departure information

The International Student Handbook contains everything you need to know about making preparations for life in Australia, and studying at Vibe College

Once Vibe has received your tuition fee payment, you will receive a copy of the pre-departure guide.

Once you have confirmed your flight, please advise our team of your arrival details by sending your tickets and travel plan to info@vibecollege.edu.au.


Deferring your offer

In case you changed your mind and do not plan to accept the offer or defer your offer to a later intake, please contact our team by emailing info@vibecollege.edu.au. Once your email is received, our staff will contact you to fulfil your request.

Agent Information

Becoming Agent & Promoting Our College

We share same goal of promoting Vibe College among international students from various countries. In order to do so, we have developed various resources for use. Vibe College requests all our agents to utilise the material provided by the college and please do not recreate your own resources. Vibe College takes future of students and our organisation image seriously and won’t tolerate any miscommunication from agents to our prospective students. We provide our agents with all essential information, resources, and support that allows them to provide correct information to our prospective students. Please let our team know if you have any questions or need more support from our team.

Vibe College will only appoint Agents whose organisation is registered in the relevant country, state or province and if relevant in Australia.

All Agents must have completed the Agent Application Form to become an official agent for the College. Vibe College has a thorough process in place to ensure we only appoint ethical and responsible education agents. We will request various documents to support agent’s applications before finalising our decision.


How to become an agent

Step 1 Agent

Please fill the EDUCATION AGENT APPLICATION FORM and provide all the supporting documents that would allow our organisation to make decision on your application. Please provide translation for any documents that are in language other than English.



Step 2 Vibe College

Once we receive your online application we will assess your application and supporting evidence provided. If required, we will request additional documents that would allow us to make decision on your application. In addition, we will perform reference check and organise interview with prospective agent.

If your application is successful we will issue you a yearly agent agreement.



Step 3 Agent

Once you receive the Agent Agreement, we advise you to read the entire agreement so you will be well informed of the terms of contract and responsibilities.

Return signed acceptance of Agent Agreement.



Step 4 Vibe College

Once we receive your Agent Agreement, we will send you with Agent Representation Certificate and required documents to represent Vibe College without misleading students.



Step 5 Agent

YOU ARE READY TO START SENDING STUDENTS TO VIBE COLLEGE.


Vibe’s Expectations From Agents

Your obligations as a Vibe College education agent are outlined in your Agent Agreement which include but are not limited to:

  • Actively promoting the college and recruiting students in an accurate, ethical and professional manner
  • Assisting students in applying for admission to courses including processing application forms and forwarding completed applications
  • Ensuring all relevant staff members are suitably qualified and experienced and aware of their obligations
  • Fulfilling requirements related to any policies or procedures introduced by the college to assess whether a student is a Genuine Temporary Entrant and a Genuine Student
  • Complying with relevant Vibe College policies and procedures, Code of Conduct and the ESOS Legislative Framework
  • Obtaining written consent prior to undertaking any promotional activity, advertising of the College or its Course or using the College logo.
  • Timely action to any reasonable directions given by the college including but not limited to completing and returning surveys and self-evaluations, completing training, and verifying student or gents details
  • Responding to enquiries from prospective students by providing information about the programs available at the college and the relevant admission criteria agents

Your obligations as our Agent under the ESOS Act are outlined in your Education Agent Agreement and include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring students are planning to be genuine temporary entrants to Australia with the purpose of achieving a successful education outcome and returning home
  • Providing students with current information regarding the College, entry requirements, the program, fees, living in Australia, a description of the ESOS framework prior to completing an application for a program
  • Ensuring that a student’s qualifications, experience and English language proficiency are appropriate for the program
  • Informing potential students that their primary purpose must be to study and complete within their CoE duration and that if they are accompanied by school age children they may be required to pay full fees at either government or non-government schools
  • Not engaging in any dishonest practices and not providing immigration advice where not legally authorised to do so.

The ESOS Act requires us to maintain a list of our education agents on our website. Please make sure your information are always up to date.


Agent List

Agent's Company Name Contact Person Email Address Company Address Phone
Go Study AUSTRALIA Margaret Ferrante margaret@gostudy.com.au Level 17, 327 Pitt St. Sydney NSW 2000 +61 (02) 9283 0480
Education Alliance Jaspal SANDHU ceo@educationalliance.com.au Suite 1G 371 Queen street Brisbane 4000 +61 (7) 3114 2603
Education Embassy Vishal SHARMA admission.education.embassy@gmail.com Suite 4A 2092 Logan Road Upper MT Gravatt +61 (7) 31629257
Mates Education Prakash PANDEY info@matesedu.com Putalisadak, Kathmandu, Nepal + 977 (1) 4233565
Coss Lanka PVT LTD Heshan Rubera heshan@cosslanka.com 04 Sudarshana Mawatha, Nawala, Sri Lanka +94 114063513
STUDY CHOICE AUSTRALIA Giulia PESCE giulia@studychoiceaustralia.com 1/145 Oxford Street Bondi Junction NSW +61 (2) 80213704

ESOS Framework

Vibe College is a registered higher education provider that offers education services to overseas students. To provide education and training services to international students the College must comply with rules and regulations required by the Federal Government and the National Regulator TEQSA (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency).

The Legislative Framework includes:

  • ESOS Act 2000
  • ESOS Regulations and Legislative Instruments
  • ESOS Charges and Levies Acts
  • The National Code 2007

The ESOS Framework has been designed to establish and maintain national standards for the provision of education and training services to international students. The legislation aims to protect international students and guarantee quality education. It also enables the Department of Education and Training to take action against providers who are found in breach of their obligations. Please see the ESOS Framework Student Fact Sheet for more information including the rights and responsibilities of international students.

The Legislative Framework relates only to students who are enrolled in an onshore program and remain in Australia on a Student Visa. This Legislation does not apply to students undertaking offshore programs or remaining in Australia on a temporary visa other than a Student Visa.


Tuition Protection Service (TPS)

The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) has been in operation since 1 July 2012. In the unlikely event your education provider is unable to deliver a course you have paid for and does not meet their obligations to either offer you an alternative course that you accept or pay you a refund of your unspent prepaid tuition fees the TPS will assist you in finding an alternative course or to get a refund if a suitable alternative is not found. For more information on the TPS see the TPS Website.




Work In Australia

Many of our international students work part-time while they study in Australia. Below is information on visas, how to find work and steps to take before starting work.


Your student visa work rights

You will automatically receive permission to work with your student visa.

If you are a student visa holder studying an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program you can work up to 40 hours per fortnight while your course is in session (excluding any work undertaken as a registered component of your course), and for unlimited hours during study breaks.

From the time your course commences, family members accompanying you as dependents on your student visa are also entitled to work 40 hours per fortnight at all times.

For examples of how these working limits are assessed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), please visit the DIBP website.

If you are a student visa holder and are studying a Masters by research or PhD, there is no limit on the number of hours you can work. Family members of students doing a Research Masters or Doctorate course may also work unlimited hours.

Please note that working in excess of these hours can lead to the mandatory cancellation of your student visa. For more information please visit the DIBP website.


Finding a job in australia

Popular part-time jobs for students include retail (small stores or department stores), hospitality (cinemas, restaurants, bars, takeaway stores) and services (supermarkets, petrol stations and call centres).

List a range of Australian job websites, please visit:

  • www.seek.com.au
  • www.careerone.com.au
  • www.adzuna.com.au
  • www.jobsearch.com.au

Before you start work

The following information will help you prepare for starting work in Australia.


Banking

Open an Australian bank account, so your employer can deposit your earnings. For more information on how to set up an account refer to the Pre-enrolment Student Handbook.


Tax

You should apply for a Tax File Number (TFN) from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Your employer can provide you with the relevant forms or you can obtain one online or by phoning 13 28 61.


Employment rights

Australia has a minimum wage and you should be paid a fair wage for any work you do. Be cautious of employers who ask you to work on an unpaid ‘trial’ basis. Also be careful if an employer wants to pay you ‘cash in hand’ or ‘off the books’. These terms mean that your employer will pay you in cash but will not take out tax, and this is against the law in Australia. Carefully read any employment contracts you sign. The Fair Work Ombudsman website has useful information especially for international students.


Superannuation

Superannuation is a way to save for retirement. It is compulsory for your employer to pay a percentage of your wage into your superannuation fund. You will be able to claim your benefits once you have left Australia and your visa has expired. See the Australian Taxation Office website for more details.




Orientation

Orientation provides you with information and advice relating to your studies and new environment. It is an opportunity to make new friends, meet your lecturers and discover what is available to you at Vibe College.

You will also meet orientation leaders and student mentors, who are all successful students or recent graduates of Vibe College. They will provide advice and support if you need it. It’s a fun day with lots of great information!

IT IS MANDATORY THAT YOU ATTEND ORIENTATION!

This COMPULSORY session covers enrolment, Student ID and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) card collection, work conditions, college policies and important government regulations relating to your stay in Australia. Attend orientation to have your questions answered, meet new people and receive valuable information and tips to ensure that your transition to Vibe College, the City of Brisbane and Australia is informed and enjoyable.

Remember to bring:

  • Student ID Number: Printed on your Letter of Offer or COE,
  • Photo Identification: Passport (International Students), Drivers Licence, 18+ Card. You will not be able to enrol without valid ID,
  • Contact Details: Australian address (including postcode) and telephone number. International students must also provide an address from their home country,
  • Any course specific items; as detailed in your pre-arrival guide.

How to get the most out of Orientation

  • Arrive on time! You will need to be at Vibe College by 8:45am for Orientation.
  • Bring a small backpack and a water bottle.
  • Dress for comfort and weather.
  • Be ready to meet people from all over the world.

During Orientation, you will meet the Student Mentors. If you need any help, or have any questions, just ask, we’re here to help!




Living in Australia




Student Support Service

Vibe College ensures that staff members who interact directly with overseas students are aware of the provider’s obligations under the ESOS Framework. The College’s Academic Manager is available to provide relevant and up-to-date information concerning all students. The Academic Manager is available by contacting + 61 7 3391 3177.

The following support services are available for all students studying at Vibe College. Students can be provided with contact details for any matters that require further follow up with relevant professionals. Such referrals are provided by Vibe College at no cost to the student.


Academic issues

Students are able to gain advice and support in ensuring they maintain appropriate academic levels, attendance levels, and general support to ensure they achieve satisfactory results in their studies. Students can access the Campus Manager or Academic Manager who will provide advice and guidance in academic progress and attendance.

For problems in the classroom, students will be advised to first consult the trainer. If your problem is not resolved, make an appointment to consult the Academic Manager where interviews may take place to solve the issue. If there is still a problem, make an appointment to consult the Academic Director.


Personal/Social issues

Students have access to the Academic Manager or Campus Manager through normal college hours to gain advice and guidance on personal issues and if further assistance is required, a referral to appropriate support services will be organized.


Accommodation information

Vibe College does not offer accommodation services or take any responsibility for accommodation arrangements. All students are encouraged to have accommodation organized prior to arrival in Australia but the Academic Manager can discuss students’ concerns regarding accommodation or refer students to appropriate accommodation services.


Medical issues

The Academic Manager can assist students in obtaining health cover with Vibe College’s chosen provider and/or assist students with their medical concerns such as finding an appropriate medical professional.


Legal services

The Academic Manager can refer students to legal professionals for legal advice. Free legal advice and referral services can be obtained from a range of national and state organizations. Further details can be found at http://www.legalaid.qld.gov.au/about/partners/Pages/Community-legal-centres.aspx


Immigration/Visa issues

For questions or issues about their Visa, please consult the Academic Manager. Please note that Vibe College is not a registered Immigration consultant and is not permitted to provide information to student wishing to immigrate.


Student requests

Student request forms (e.g. final transcript, leave request, etc.) are available at the Reception desk. First copy of document is usually free and fees may apply thereafter. Please refer to Administrative Charge table below. The processing of student request takes 3 to 5 working days for current students and about 2 weeks for those about to complete the course.

For enquiries, please call our Career Advisor at 07 3088 6644