Student Entry Procedure

Student Entry Procedure – Entry Requirements and Admission

To apply for entry to the course, prospective students are required to complete the online application form and satisfy the entry requirements.

The following entry requirements apply to all courses offered by Estrada College from 1 January 2017 and are in place to ensure students are academically suited to studying their chosen course.

Potential students (applicants) applying to enrol must meet the minimum entry requirements included in the Fair Treatment and Equal Benefits and Opportunity Policy.

There are three pathways through which applicants can satisfy minimum entry requirements:

  1. Completion of Year 12 in an Australian Agency or Authority (State or Territory of Australia)

    A copy of the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, which signifies the prospective student’s successful completion of Year 12, is to be supplied.


  1. Completion of an accredited Certificate IV qualification or higher at a Registered Training Organisation, Higher Education Provider or University in Australia.

    A copy of the Qualification Certificate is to be supplied prior to commencing your course. The course must have been delivered in English.


  1. 3. Successful completion at Exit Level 3 or above in the Reading and Numeracy tests of the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) (or another test as approved by the Department of Education and Training).

    The CSPA is an independent test which is completed online and determines the level of language, literacy or numeracy of the prospective student. All prospective students undertaking the CSPA (or another approved test) are required to complete the test themselves and participate in the process with honesty and integrity to accurately demonstrate their level of competence. Results of the testing will be provided to the prospective student as soon as practicable after the assessment with individual results being retained by Estrada College for 5 years.

The College will provide each student’s documentation satisfying the minimum entry requirements to the Secretary of the Department of Education and Training in the form, manner and timeframe as requested by the Department.

Once the Application Form has been fully and accurately completed, the potential student’s application is assessed for completeness and academic suitability. Applications are assessed on a first-in basis and offers are made to applicants with fully completed applications that meet the above entry requirements, subject to availability of places in the course.

For accepted applications, an offer to commence is made to the potential student. Two (2) working days after the offer is made, the student is invited to select their payment method (either paying their own course fees or, for eligible applicants, choosing to utilise a VET Student Loan). The electronic Request for Commonwealth Assistance Form is provided by the Department of Education and Training to students choosing a VET Student Loan.

Upon receipt of the course payment selection and fully completed payment information, an Enrolment Pack and initial course material is provided to the student with study beginning from the term commencement date. Students paying their tuition fees with a VET Student Loan are expected to provide entry requirements documentation and evidence verifying eligibility and identity prior to or at commencement of their course.


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