How to Apply

How to Apply as an International Student

This page outlines the process for International Students applying to AIAT.

An international student is a student who is a temporary resident (visa status) of Australia; a permanent resident (visa status) of New Zealand; or a resident or citizen of any other country on the day of submitting the application. In the ESOS Framework, international students are known as ‘overseas students’.

If you require assistance with your application and acceptance process, please contact the Admissions Officer by telephone on +61 8 6118 7888 or via email at info@aiat.edu.au

Check Admission Eligibility

To be considered for admission to a course at AIAT, an applicant must meet AIAT’s minimum admission requirements, including any course-specific admission requirements. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to a course. Students admitted to a course will have the English language proficiency, age and academic preparation and skills to be successful in their course within the standard duration.

Check International Admissions Academic Equivalency for Undergraduate Entry


Credit Transfer and Recognised Prior Learning

AIAT recognises you may eligible for credit or recognition prior learning (RPL) as a result of your prior studies and/or industry experience. When you apply for Credit Transfer or RPL, we’ll assess your prior studies and/or experience, and you may be awarded Credit for a portion of the course which you’re applying for or are currently studying. This credit may result in a reduction of the amount of study required to complete your course.

Visit the page: How to apply for Credit Transfer and Recognised Prior Learning to learn more.


Genuine Temporary Entrance Requirements

International offshore students are required to pass the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) assessment to be admitted to AIAT. AIAT undertakes additional pre-screening of international applicants against the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) “Genuine Temporary Entrant” (GTE) requirements.Applicants are required to provide AIAT with a detailed personal statement in English (in their own words) addressing the GTE requirements that are set out at DHA website. The applicant may choose to provide other relevant additional information. The GTE statement must be attached to the Application form. Further information can be found at https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500/genuine-temporary-entrant

Apply for Admission

Apply directly to AIAT by completing the Application Form. You should use the Application Checklist to confirm you have submitted everything.

Please return your completed Application Form and documentation to:

AIAT Admissions

Level 9, 50 Grenfell Street

Adelaide 5000

South Australia, Australia

Online applications can be sent to: admissions@aiat.edu.au

Alternatively, you can contact an approved AIAT agent from the Approved Agent List.

Receive Letter of offer or other advice

AIAT will process your application and advise you of the outcome in accordance with the Admissions Procedure. You will receive a letter advising if you are successful or not within 7 days of the decision being made. If you are successful, you will receive 4 documents:
  • Letter of Offer
  • Letter advising Credit Transfer or Recognised Prior Learning Outcome (if applicable)
  • Student Terms and Conditions
  • Acceptance of Offer form
The Letter of Offer will outline any prerequisites or conditions on your enrolment. The Student Terms and Conditions contains important terms and conditions that you must be aware of.

Accept the Offer

Once you are sure that the details in the Letter of Offer are correct and that you understand and agree to the terms and conditions outlined in the Student Terms and Conditions, you should complete, sign and date the Acceptance of Offer form, make the initial payment (as per Step 5 below) and return the Acceptance of Offer form and evidence of initial payment In Person: Level 9, 50 Grenfell Street, Adelaide 5000 By Post: AIAT Admissions Level 9, 50 Grenfell Street Adelaide 5000 South Australia, Australia Via email: admissions@aiat.edu.au

Make Initial Payment

Details of initial payment and payment options are contained in the Letter of Offer sent to you via your designated email. You can find information about AIAT refund conditions under the Fees and Charges section in the Student Terms and Conditions. Further information about refunds is available in the Refunds Policy and Procedure. Once payment is confirmed, an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) will then be issued and students can proceed to apply for a student visa to come to Australia.