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  • STUDY DURATION
    WHAT IS THE DURATION OF A BACHELOR DEGREE?
     

    Our bachelor degrees are offered over six trimesters or nine trimesters of full-time study. You can complete your bachelor degree in three years or accelerate your studies into two years. 

    Full-time study generally requires students to be on campus 3–4 days a week, with the exception of our online-only courses or mixed learning options.

     

    WHAT IS THE DURATION OF A DIPLOMA DEGREE?
     

    The diplomas for Music Performance, Music Production, Audio Engineering, Digital & Social Media, Interior Design, Fashion Marketing, Entertainment Management, Comedy, Fashion & Sustainability, Marketing and Advertising are offered over two trimesters of full-time study (fast-tracked delivery) or can be completed in three trimesters of full-time study (standard delivery).

    The Diploma of Animation & VFX is offered over three trimesters of full-time study (fast-tracked delivery) or can be completed in four trimesters of full-time study (standard delivery).

    For the Diploma of Arts in Entertainment Journalism, full-time study is three trimesters.

  • FEES & SCHOLARSHIPS
    HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO STUDY WITH COLLARTS?
     

    At Collarts, our fees are transparent. Fees are $2,916 per unit, which is $11,664 per trimester on the two-year Accelerated study mode or a combination of $8,748 (three units) and $5,832 (two units) per trimester on the three-year Standard delivery mode.

    The total cost for our diplomas (two trimesters of study) is $23,328 with the exception of the diploma of Entertainment Journalism (three trimesters of study) and the Diploma in Animation & VFX (three or four trimesters of study) which is $34,992.

    The total cost for the Bachelor degree is $69,984. The total cost for the double degrees is $104,976.

     

    CAN I DOWNLOAD THE FEE SCHEDULE?

    Yes, our fee schedule is publicly available. You can see the full 2021 Onshore Fees Schedule here, as well as the 2021 Overseas Online Fees Schedule here.

    Please note: international students must pay the trimester fee at least two weeks prior to the trimester commencement.

     

    DOES COLLARTS OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS?

    To learn more about the scholarships we offer, as well as fees, you can also look through our current International Scholarships & Fees Brochure.

    To see the 2022 International Scholarships & Fees, please click here.

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION
    WHERE CAN I FIND THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT HANDBOOK?

    Please see our International Student Guide for detailed information about admission processes, enrolment, fees, campus details and information about the college’s policies and procedures.



    DO I NEED INTERNATIONAL STUDENT HEALTH COVER?

    Yes, the Australian Government regulations require all international students to have current health insurance coverage for their period of time in Australia. A student visa cannot be granted until the student health insurance coverage has been paid. The current cost for 14 months coverage is approximately AUD$602.


    WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS AS AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT?

    The Australian Government has established a legislative framework to ensure the provision of quality education and to ensure that the rights of international students are protected. This legislation is known as the ESOS Framework.

    An easy to understand guide to the protection of international students in Australia is available at the Australian Education International website.

     

    WHAT KIND OF FUNDS DO I NEED?

    The funds required for prospective Student Visa applicants to demonstrate their ability to meet living costs in Australia is $21,041 per year. For further details, please refer to Study Australia

    WHAT IS THE PROTOCOL WITH SCHOOL-AGED DEPENDANTS?

    Students are advised that any school-aged dependants accompanying them will be required to pay full fees if they are enrolled in either a government or non-government school.

  • ACADEMIC CALENDAR
    TRIMESTER 3, 2021 ADMISSION KEY DATES

    → Direct Applications Close: Friday 17th September

    ORIENTATION & TEACHING PERIOD

    → Orientation Week: Monday 6th September – Friday 10th September
    → Classes Start: Monday 13th September
    → Last Day of Classes: Friday 3rd December
    → Examination Period: Monday 6th December to Friday 10th December
    → Results Due: Friday 17th December

    CENSUS DATE

    → Census Date for Trimester 3, 2021: Friday 1st October
    → Census Date for CERT IV for Trimester 3, 2021: Monday 20th September 

    KEY EVENTS

    → Open Day: Saturday 28th August 


    TRIMESTER 1, 2022 ADMISSION KEY DATES

    → VTAC Applications Open: Monday 2nd August 2021
    → VTAC Timely Course Applications Close: Thursday 30th September 2021
    → VTAC Late Course Applications Close: Friday 3rd December 2021
    → VCE Results and ATAR Released to Students: 7am, Thursday 16th December 2021
    → Change of Preference Deadline for January Offers: 4pm, Monday 20th December 2021
    → January Offers Released: Friday 14th January 2022
    → Change of Preference Deadline for February Round 1: 12pm, Thursday 20th January 2022
    → February Offers Round 1 Released: Tuesday 1st February 2022
    → Direct Applications Close: Friday 10th February 

    ORIENTATION & TEACHING PERIOD

    → Orientation Week: Monday 31st January to Friday 4th February
    → Classes Start: Monday 7th February
    → Last Day of Classes: Friday 29th April
    → Examination Period: Saturday 30th April to Friday 6th May
    → Results Due: Monday 9th May
    → Publication of Results: Friday 13th May

    CENSUS DATE

    → Census Date for Trimester 1, 2022: Friday 25th February

    KEY EVENTS

    → Open Day: Saturday 22nd January (Register Here)
    → Graduation: Tuesday 19th April


    TRIMESTER 2, 2022 ADMISSION KEY DATES

    → Direct Applications Close: Friday 3rd June

    ORIENTATION & TEACHING PERIOD

    → Orientation Week: Monday 23rd May to Friday 27th May
    → Classes Start: Monday 30th May
    → Last Day of Classes: Friday 19th August
    → Examination Period: Saturday 20th August to Friday 26th August
    → Results Due: Monday 29th August
    → Publication of Results: Friday 2nd September

    CENSUS DATE

    → Census Date for Trimester 2, 2022: Friday 17th June

    KEY EVENTS

    → Open Day: Saturday 7th May


    TRIMESTER 3, 2022 ADMISSION KEY DATES

    → Direct Applications Close: Friday 16th September

    ORIENTATION & TEACHING PERIOD

    → Orientation Week: Monday 5th September to Friday 9th September
    → Classes Start: Monday 12th September
    → Last Day of Classes: Friday 2nd December
    → Examination Period: Saturday 3rd December to Friday 9th December
    → Results Due: Monday 12th December
    → Publication of Results: Friday 16 December

    CENSUS DATE

    → Census Date for Trimester 3, 2022: Friday 30th September

    KEY EVENTS

    → Open Day: Saturday 27th August

  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    You must first meet the general entry requirements before progressing to the interview stage and meeting additional specific course entry requirements.

    • An international student applicant must be at least 18 years of age at the time of commencement of study.

    • The academic minimum entry requirement is one of the following:

      - Completion of an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or overseas equivalent

      - International Baccalaureate

      - Completed Australian AQF (Australian Qualifications Framework) Certificate IV

      - Completed Foundation year at any Australian Higher Education Provider

      - Completed one full-time semester at any Australian Higher Education Provider

      - Completed one full-time year at an overseas Higher Education Provider.
    • Meet the minimum English proficiency requirements evidenced by achieving an IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent, and 6.5 (no band lower than 6.0) for Diploma of Entertainment Journalism, Graduate Certificate of Creative Writing and Graduate Diploma of Creative Writing.

      - Applicants who do not meet the minimum English Proficiency Levels can take an intensive English course to gain the required level of proficiency at one of Collarts’ pathway provider partners.

      - All documents must be certified and translated (if originals are not in English).

    For more information refer to the Admissions Policy for International Students or to the Admissions Policy for Postgraduate International Students.

    * Please note some countries and citizenships are required to use an Education Agent to assist with their application which may include Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements to be met in accordance with The Australian Department of Home Affairs – DHA.

  • APPLICATION PROCESS & AGENTS
    HOW DO I APPLY?

    Collarts welcomes applications from international students. You can read our extensive How To Apply page for further information on how to complete your application. 

     
    WHAT DOES THE INTERVIEW AND/OR AUDITION PROCESS INVOLVE?

    After applying, you will be contacted by our friendly international team to book an interview and/or audition, along with any requested submission materials. To find out what documents you may need to submit, refer to your chosen course's individual page. 

    DOES COLLARTS HAVE A LIST OF EDUCATION AGENTS?

    Yes. Click here for a full list of Education Agents.

  • RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
    WHAT IS RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)?

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is designed to recognise and acknowledge current knowledge, skills, and attributes that students may have gained through previous study or work experiences.

    Collarts will grant course credit in Recognition of Prior Learning if the student is assessed to meet the requirements set by the college.

     
    WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)?

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) enables students to reduce their course loads by not repeating subjects that they already have knowledge and experience in. RPL also allows students to reduce the financial costs of repeating subjects they may have already completed at a different educational institute.

     

    CAN I APPLY FOR RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)?

    International enrolling students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), if they believe they already have the skills and knowledge that will be taught and assessed in a subject.

    You can find the RPL Application form here.

    For more information, please refer to the Collarts RPL section of our website.

    International students should be aware that receiving RPL may affect the course cost, course duration and your student visa. Any changes will be reported to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) via PRISMS.

  • GETTING TO COLLARTS
    HOW DO I GET TO COLLARTS?

    Once in Melbourne, getting to Collarts is easy due to Melbourne's public transport system and inner-city locations. Click here for more information on our campus facilities, public transport options and concession, and parking.

  • STUDENT SUPPORT
    DOES COLLARTS OFFER SUPPORT TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS?

    Yes, all international Collarts students are offered support for free. This includes the following services:

    Health & Wellbeing

    If you are struggling with a personal matter or worried about anything—whether it relates to your study or not—knowing there’s someone you can talk to can really help. The agencies listed in the Useful Contacts section below provide free, anonymous and confidential services.

    Collarts also offers students access to free and confidential appointments with our Wellbeing Support and Counsellor.  You'll find more information regarding this service on this page.

    LGBTIQ+ Support at Collarts

    Collarts celebrates its diverse community of students and staff. We know that people who identify as part of the LGBTIQ+ community or people of diverse sexualities and genders face a range of unique challenges. We acknowledge the need to actively and positively support this diversity and the importance of providing a safe and welcoming environment for all staff and students.

    A list of resources that you might find helpful for accessing support or building inclusion and promoting involvement at Collarts or the community are listed below:

    • QLife: A counselling and referral service for LGBTI people. Provides nation-wide telephone and web-based services to people of all ages across the full breadth of people’s bodies, genders, relationships, sexualities and lived experiences;

    • Minus18: Minus18 is Australia's largest youth-driven organisation for LGBTIQ youth. Minus18 provide incredible social events, dance parties and resources for LGBTIQ youth all over Australia;

    • Oii: Organisation Intersex International Australia is an independent support, education and policy development organisation run by and for people with intersex variations or traits. Oii focus on human rights, bodily autonomy, self-determination and on evidence-based, patient-directed health care.

    Respect. Now. Always.

    Sexual assault and sexual harassment are not tolerated, and Collarts is committed to preventing sexual misconduct in its physical and virtual environments. Click here for more details.

    Other Useful Contacts
    • Lifeline: 13 11 14 - Telephone counselling (Available 24 hours, 7 days);

    • Suicide Helpline: 1300 651 251 (Available 24 hours, 7 days);

    • Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1800 806 292 - Counselling, advocacy and referral;

    • Directline: 1800 888 236 - Drug and Alcohol counselling (Free, anonymous and confidential - 24/7)

    • Griefline: 03 5596 7799 - Bereavement support (12pm - 3am);

    • Mensline: 1300 789 978 - Counselling and referrals for men;

    • WIRE: 1300 134 130 - Support and referral for women, nonbinary and gender-diverse people (Free and confidential);

    • Nurse on Call: 1300 606 024 - Expert health advice (24 hours, 7 days a week);

    • City of Yarra Child Care: (03) 9205 5555 - Child care centres near Collarts campuses;

    • In an EMERGENCY call:  000 or 112 from a mobile phone

     
    WHAT CAN I DISCUSS WITH COLLARTS' WELLBEING SUPPORT AND COUNSELLORS?

    All current Collarts students can access free and confidential appointments with our Wellbeing Support and Counsellors. Our counsellors are able to assist with many issues, including:

    • Concerns about course or study-related issues (concentration, motivation, exam anxiety);

    • Difficulties in relationships with significant others (family, partners, friends) questions of identity, self-esteem and confidence;

    • Feelings of depression, anxiety and fear loss or trauma;

    • Alcohol or other drug-related problems;

    • Stress or conflict studying overseas;

    • Coping with disabilities, health problems or mental illness;

    • Sexuality, sexual identity and coming out.

     

    DOES COLLARTS OFFER CAREER SUPPORT?

    Yes, Collarts has a dedicated Career Pathways Department ready to assist students and alumni with anything related to careers and jobs.

    We offer support and assistance with job and internship applications, resumés, cover letters, professional branding (including social media profiles), career advice, interview prep and networking.

    In addition to our dedicated careers support, industry awareness team, lecturers currently working in their fields and our multitude of event & festival partnerships, we offer multiple opportunities necessary for getting started in the creative industries.

    Students and alumni can also access the Career Ready Hub, a one-stop resource to help the Collarts community tackle the job market, including information on internships, portfolios, interviews, and more. For further help, contact Student Support at support@collarts.edu.au to book a one-on-one appointment either in-person or online.

     

    DOES COLLARTS OFFER A PHYSICAL OR ONLINE LIBRARY?

    Collarts provides access to a range of physical and online library resources, services and facilities across two sites, as well as off-campus. With a Design Library at Cromwell St and a space dedicated to music and performance resources at Wellington St, Collarts is committed to providing all students with constant opportunities to discover, access, use, create and share knowledge.

    Online services have been curated in response to student need and include highly regarded research and learning databases such as JSTOR, Informit and Linkedin Learning.

     

    DOES COLLARTS OFFER SUPPORT OR TUTORING FOR ACADEMIC SKILLS?

    Yes, Collarts offers support and guidance in a variety of academic areas such as essay writing, referencing, research techniques, time management, planning, presentations, and critical reflection. We also offer support in developing learning habits that align with what research shows the most successful students apply in their studies.

    Students can also receive guidance in using online tools for writing feedback, managing references and creating a personalised research compendium. Meetings are available in one-on-one sessions in person, online, or via email. Individual courses also offer subject-specific tutoring.

  • STUDENT ACCOMMODATION
    DOES COLLARTS PROVIDE STUDENT ACCOMMODATION?

    Collarts does not provide accommodation to students. However, we are able to provide information about sources of student accommodation and can recommend the following as a guide to finding short and long-term accommodation in Melbourne.

    Student Notice Board

    Make sure to regularly check the Student Notice Board for sharehouse and available accommodation advertisements, especially in late January and early February. 

    Homestay Network

    This is a network of accommodation provided by host families in Melbourne. We have provided a number of web links if you are interested in homestay accommodation. These agencies are privately owned and operated and it is the responsibility of each student to assess the homestay facilities as suitable for their needs:

     

    Hostels & Boarding Houses

    Hostels and boarding houses are listed in the Yellow Pages Online. Similar accommodation listings can be found under ‘Accommodation Available’ in the various local and Melbourne newspapers. Youth Hostels Australia has a large accommodation network across Australia: yha.com.au

    Flats, Units & Houses

    Comprehensive listings for flats, units and houses for rent through real estate agents are found on:

    • GLOBAL EXPERIENCE

      Global Experience is a homestay provider that has been connecting students from every corner of the globe with Australian families since 1999.

    • STUDENT HOUSING AUSTRALIA

      Student Housing Australia specialises in finding affordable student accommodation for international students and offer student services as well.


    • UNI LODGE

      UniLodge Australia is the market leader in providing purpose-built student accommodation, with various locations across the CBD and inner suburbs of Melbourne.

    • STUDENT HOSTEL NETWORK

      Student Hostel Network lists furnished student accommodation with rooms & apartments across Melbourne.

    • URBANEST

      Urbanest Melbourne Central is located in the heart of Melbourne, one block from Melbourne Central station.


    • REALESTATE

      Realestate.com.au lists share houses and private rentals online.

    It is also advisable to contact real estate agents in preferred suburbs.

    Share Accommodation

    If you want assistance in finding a room-mate, visit websites such as Flatmates, Flat Mate Finders, or Gumtree.

    Victoria has well-defined tenancy laws that support the rights of landlords and tenants.  For more information go to the Consumer Affairs Victoria website, or if you are experiencing a problem with your landlord, call them on 1300 55 81 81 (or +61 3 8684 0735).  The Tenants Victoria can also help.

  • WITHDRAWAL & GRIEVANCE
    WHERE CAN I FIND FORMS FOR WITHDRAWAL AND GRIEVANCE?

    Please see the following list of forms and policies relevant to withdrawals and grievances below:

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67/69 Cromwell St, Collingwood VIC 3066

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209 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

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