Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I choose DIVTEC?
We understand that it can be a challenge to balance study with the activities of daily life. And, that can be even harder for international students with your family overseas.
Am I eligible for funding if I’ve completed a qualification overseas, a bachelor degree or have deferred from university?
- If you have completed a bachelor degree or other qualification at a university in Australia, you are not eligible to access the Certificate 3 Guarantee or the Higher Level Skills program.
- If you hold a certificate I to advanced diploma qualification issued prior to 1995, you remain eligible to access the Certificate 3 Guarantee or the Higher Level Skills program.
- If you have deferred from study, you are still considered to be enrolled at university. This means you are not eligible under the Certificate 3 Guarantee or the Higher Level Skills program.
- If you hold an overseas qualification that has been recognised by an Australian professional body or other organisation, you are not eligible to access funding for qualifications at the same or lowerlevel. If you have completed a qualification overseas that does not meet the standards of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), you may be eligible for funding. For more information, please visit the Overseas Qualifications Recognition website.
Are you an international student?
An international student is a person who:
is not an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Permanent Resident or a Permanent Humanitarian visa holder, and
intends to enrol with an Australian higher education provider (like DIVTEC).
What does 'certified copy' mean?
Do I need to purchase Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)?
What is IELTS?
Where can I go for visa information?
The Department of Home Affairs can show you visa options that might suit your needs. You can use their website to explore visa options for studying in Australia: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-finder/study.