STUDY GUIDE 2015

STUDY IN AUSTRALIA
STUDY GUIDE 2015
SCU SYDNEY & SCU MELBOURNE
BUSINESS
•Bachelor of Business
•Master of Business Administration
•Graduate Diploma in Business
•Master of Professional Accounting
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About Southern Cross University
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Sydney campus
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Melbourne campus
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Accessing your university
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2015 courses
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How to apply
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Student Visa
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English language requirements
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International Application for Admission form
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2015 SCU course and fee list
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2015 key dates
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U
AUSTRALIA
Sydney campus
Sydney
About Southern Cross
University
Southern Cross University is a vibrant, contemporary
Australian university with campuses at the Gold Coast,
Lismore, Coffs Harbour, Sydney and Melbourne. The
University also operates The Hotel School Sydney in
partnership with Mulpha Australia.
Southern Cross University collaborates with
international institutions in the delivery of courses
in China, Singapore, New Zealand and Papua New
Guinea. The University has a strong student focus
and takes pride in the quality of its lecturers, many of
whom are leaders in their fields.
Southern Cross University is in a unique part of
Australia where students can access some of the
best surfing beaches and marine environments in the
country. World Heritage rainforest areas and national
parks are also regional attractions — perfect for
bushwalking and camping experiences.
SCU Sydney has a dedicated team of staff who
are committed to assisting international students.
Whether it’s the application or acceptance process,
orientation or ongoing support throughout your
studies, staff at SCU Sydney will help make the
transition easier.
Distance from
Brisbane
Sydney
Melbourne
Transport available
Gold Coast
Airport
1.05 hrs
drive
(98.9 km)
9.32 hrs
drive
(825 km)
19.15hrs
drive
(1715.1 km)
International air, rail
and coach services;
local bus services
Lismore
Coffs Harbour
Fast facts on SYDNEY
Population
4.76M
Area
4 063 sq km
1 212 mm
2.18 hrs
drive
(199 km)
8.38 hrs
drive
(739 km)
17.76 hrs
drive
(1601.5 km)
Interstate air, rail and
coach services;
local bus services
Summer (December — February)
17.5 — 25.9ºC
4.29 hrs
drive
(392 km)
6.02 hrs
drive
(532 km)
15.06 hrs
drive
(1396.5 km)
Interstate air, rail and
coach services;
local bus services
Autumn (March — May)
11.5 — 24.7ºC
Winter (June — August)
8 — 17.8ºC
Spring (September — November)
11.1 — 23.6ºC
9.50 hrs
drive
(876.7 km)
Full services
10.33 hrs
drive
(923 km)
-
Melbourne
19.15 hrs
drive
(1715.1
km)
9.50 hrs
drive
(876.7 km)
-
Sydney
Opera
House
CBD
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Royal Botanic
Gardens
Locations:
Sydney campus
5-7 Young Street
Sydney
New South Wales 2000
Average annual rainfall
Sydney
Harbour
Tunnel
Pitt St
Melbourne
We welcome students from throughout the world
and offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses
in an inspiring and supportive learning environment.
Our degrees are delivered across a broad range
of disciplines, and are designed in consultation
with industry. Many involve work placements and
internships and other forms of hands-on learning to
prepare you for the workplace and help build your
professional networks.
Harbour
Bridge
The Sydney campus is located in the heart of
Sydney’s central business district. Conveniently
positioned for ideal city living, commuting to and
from the beaches, shopping malls, and enjoying the
lifestyle attractions Sydney has to offer. The campus
is a few minutes’ walk from Sydney Harbour, with
easy access to public transport – perfect for those
who choose to walk, ride a bus or train, or relax
on board a ferry from surrounding suburbs. SCU
Sydney is an ideal location for international students
seeking to live in one of the world’s most beautiful
cities.
St
Coffs Harbour
New South Wales
Southern Cross University (SCU) Sydney branch
campus offers undergraduate and postgraduate
courses in Business Administration and
Accounting.
Phillips
Lismore
scu.edu.au/sydney
St
Brisbane
Gold Coast
Macquarie
Queensland
Season (minimum — maximum)
Sources: Australian Bureau of Statistics, June 2013;
Australian Bureau of Meteorology, November 2014
Full services
Please note: All driving distances and times are approximate.
Times sourced from Google Maps, June 2014.
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Melbourne campus
Accessing your
university
scu.edu.au/melbourne
Southern Cross University’s new Melbourne
branch campus is located in the heart of the
central business district. The campus currently
offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses
in Business Administration and Accounting.
Southern Cross University students
are provided with access to a range of
internet and computing services:
• MyEnrolment
• MySCU — your University online
• myReadings and OneSearch – your
online library
SCU Melbourne offers state-of-the-art classroom
facilities as well as a student lounge and library. A
dedicated student welfare support team, including
psychologists, provides a supportive environment,
particularly for new students.
• your own SCU email address
• on-campus computing labs.
MyEnrolment
Our Conversation Club is a good way to meet new
friends and participate in various social activities
while our Job Assist Workshops offer assistance
with writing resumes, tips on how to get ahead
in a competitive job market and preparing for job
interviews.
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B
C
The campus, conveniently located at Little Collins
Street, is just a short walk away from some of
Australia’s notable fashion boutiques while in the
immediate vicinity are cafes, restaurants and shops
catering to a diverse market.
To access the system go to:
scu.edu.au/myenrolment
MySCU — your university online
Fast facts on MELBOURNE
Population
4.35M
Area
999.053 sq km
Average annual rainfall
654.4 mm
Season (minimum — maximum)
Summer (December — February)
14 — 25ºC
Autumn (March — May)
11 — 20ºC
Winter (June — August)
7 — 14ºC
Spring (September — November)
10 — 20ºC
Sources: Australian Bureau of Statistics, June 2013;
Australian Bureau of Meteorology, November 2014
MyEnrolment is SCU’s web-based
system for managing your enrolment
at SCU. It provides access to your
enrolment, finances and grades and is
the place you make changes to your
enrolment and contact details. Initial
login details are provided with your
offer of admission.
Location:
Melbourne campus
422 Little Collins Street
Melbourne
VIC 3000
MySCU is available to all Southern
Cross University students through
a password login. All new students
are given an SCU user name and
password when they receive their offer
of enrolment from the University. Select
the ‘MySCU Details’ tab within ‘My
Enrolment’.
MySCU is a personalised web-based
portal to a range of online resources:
• the Learning Management System
• Blackboard Learn, your online access
to unit resources, communication
and collaboration
• student administration services
including My Enrolment
• the latest University news and events
happening around the campuses and
beyond.
learn.scu.edu.au
Mobile technologies
[email protected] is a free mobile
application that brings University
information and services to popular
smartphones and mobile devices.
[email protected] lets you stay connected
wherever you are and offers access to
phone directories, searchable campus
maps, news, videos, the library,
iTunesU and your learning sites in
Blackboard Learn.
To download or get further information,
go to:
scu.edu.au/it/mobility
Account and internet access
As an on-campus student you will have
high speed access via the wireless
network.
scu.edu.au/it/access
Student email
All SCU students are given access to
our cloud-based email service. This
service provides up to 25GB of mail
and calendar storage and is available
via the web and mobile devices
anywhere and at any time. For further
information go to:
scu.edu.au/it/email
Student computer labs
The general purpose computer labs
are well equipped with computers
and software. Support staff provide
assistance with the use of technology
in the computer labs and orientation is
available for students at the beginning
of each teaching session.
IT support
Support is offered across all campuses
for our students via the IT Service
Desk.
A comprehensive range of frequently
asked questions (FAQs) is also kept
up-to-date on the website. To see the
full range of IT services, information
and support offered by SCU go to:
scu.edu.au/it
Library services
Students of SCU Sydney and
Melbourne have electronic access to
Southern Cross University’s extensive
library and are entitled to reciprocal
borrowing rights with most Sydney and
Melbourne universities.
We provide students with computers,
group study areas, printing and
photocopying facilities, and quiet
spaces for individual study.
Library online resources
Using the library’s online services and
resources, you can:
• use library guides to help find
the right information for your
assignments
• search for electronic books and
journals to use online, or download
to your computer or mobile device
• get help from a librarian.
scu.edu.au/library
scu.edu.au/it/computerlabs
• access to timetables for lectures and
exams
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BACHELOR OF BUSINESS
About this course
Graduates of the Bachelor of Business will have the
knowledge and ability to work as specialist business
professionals in varied and changing business environments.
The degree offers core units in first year before specialising,
so that students have the flexibility to determine what
business career they wish to pursue. The degree is designed
to teach students the critical reasoning, communication and
professional skills required in contemporary business settings.
Students gain a broad understanding of business principles
through the core units and develop specialised skills in one or
more business disciplines of their choice through the study of
a single or double major.
ACC00146
Management Accounting
LAW00004
Company Law
ACC00106
Contemporary Issues in Accounting
Plus one of the following units:
ACC00130
Auditing
ACC00132
Taxation
International Business
FIN00126
International Finance
LAW00124
International Business Law
MNG00313
International Management
MNG00316
Principles of International Business
MNG10721
Export Management
MKT00150
Global Marketing
MNG00114
Competitive Strategy
MNG00314
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Professional recognition
Marketing
The accounting major is accredited by the Institute of
Chartered Accountants (ICAA) and CPA Australia and
graduates may also be eligible for admission into the Institute
of Public Accountants (IPA).
MKT00102
Consumer Behaviour
MKT10723
Marketing Communications
MKT10724
Services Marketing
MKT00106
Marketing Research
Major
MNG00114
Competitive Strategy
MKT00150
Global Marketing
• Accounting
• International Business
• Marketing
Course requirements
To be eligible for the Bachelor of Business a candidate shall
successfully complete twenty-four (24) units comprising:
1. All eight (8) units listed in part A of the schedule of units
listed below; and
2. One (1) eight-unit (8) major selected from part B of the
schedule of units; and either*:
i. A second eight-unit (8) major selected from part B of the schedule of units; or
ii. Eight (8) elective units selected from part B or part D of the schedule of units.
* Students at SCU Sydney and Melbourne need to select the
COM00207 Communication in Organisations and EDU10010
Language and Learning in Your Discipline from Part D and
six (6) elective units from Part B that are available at the campus.
Schedule of units
Unit availability is subject to change without notice.
Plus two of the following units
LAW00126
Competition and Consumer Law
MKT10727
Digital Marketing
MKT10726
Social Marketing
#To obtain accreditation with Chartered Accountants Australia and
New Zealand (CAANZ) students must complete both ACC00130
and ACC00132 and to facilitate admission into CPA Australia
students must complete one of ACC00130 or ACC00132.
PART D
EDU10010
Language and Learning In Your Discipline
COM00207
Communication in Organisations
Your career
Graduates typically work in the areas of accounting,
advertising, banking, finance, international business,
investment, management, marketing, product
management and public relations.
PART A
ACC10707
Accounting for Business
FIN10708
Finance and Investment for Business
ECO10250
Economics for Decision Making
LAW00150
Introduction to Business Law
MAT10251
GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN
BUSINESS
About this course
The Graduate Diploma in Business is designed for
business owners and professionals wanting to develop
business and management skills. It provides them with
strong knowledge of modern business and management
fundamentals.
The Graduate Diploma is an alternative pathway to enter
the Master of Business Administration (MBA). Students
who complete the Graduate Diploma in Business are
awarded advanced standing of eight units into the MBA.
The Graduate Diploma in Business includes study in budget
control, risk and return, as well as marketing concepts such
as relationship marketing, consumer behaviour and new
product development. Students develop an understanding of
organisational behaviour, administrative hierarchy, job design,
international business, strategic and project management,
leadership and teamwork in the contemporary organisation.
They also study market systems and their limitations,
including impacts of government policy on business
environments.
Accounting for Managers
Statistical Analysis
Start: February, June, October
MKT00720
Marketing
MKT00075
Marketing Principles
Duration: 3 years
MNG82001
Organisational Behaviour
MNG10247
Managing Organisations
CRICOS: 081532A
ECO82001
Economics and Quantitative Analysis
SOC10236
Applied Ethics and Sustainability
Total units: 24
PART B
PART B
2015 Tuition Fees: Unit $2 320 I Annual $18 560
MNG00723
Global Business
Accounting#
Admission requirements: Qualification equivalent to
Australian Year 12 with the required entry grade and
English language comparable to Academic IELTS 6.0 with
no band less than 5.5.
MNG00716
Entrepreneurship and Marketing
MNG00785
Project Management
MNG03217
Leading and Managing People
ACC00153
Business Information Systems
ACC00145
Financial Reporting
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Duration: 1 year
CRICOS: 081762J
Total units: 8
2015 Tuition Fees: Unit $2 738 | Annual $21 904
Admission requirements: Qualification equivalent
to Australian Bachelor degree; and English language
comparable to Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band less
than 5.5.
Schedule of units
ACC00724
Business Finance
Location: Sydney, Melbourne
To be eligible for the Graduate Diploma in Business, students
will need to successfully complete all eight (8) units from part
A and B of the schedule of units below.
Location: Sydney, Melbourne
ACC00152
Summary
Course requirements
PART A
Financial Accounting
The Graduate Diploma in Business improves people’s
ability to run and manage a business, or helps them
move into a management role. Graduates are equipped
to undertake mid-level management roles in a broad
spectrum of industries.
Start: February, June, October
Major areas of study
Summary
ACC00151
Your career
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MASTER OF BUSINESS
ADMINISTRATION (MBA)
MNG03217
Leading and Managing People
MNG03218
Managing Information Systems
MNG93002
Strategy and Case Analysis
About this course
MNG00785
Project Management
The MBA develops business knowledge and practical skills to
help graduates advance their careers in today’s competitive
global markets. Students gain a broad understanding of
contemporary management operations, learn industryrelevant skills and develop solutions to complex business
situations. They enhance their professional expertise by
completing practical assessment activities in leadership,
problem solving and communication skills. The MBA provides
the option to study broadly across a comprehensive suite of
business disciplines and the opportunity to specialise.
PART B
Compulsory
MNG93003
Industry Research Project
Select two of the following:
Accounting
MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL
ACCOUNTING
Business Accounting
About this course
ACC00718
Accounting Information Systems and
Processes
The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) is designed
for non-accounting business professionals seeking a career
change, or for those already working in the accounting
and finance industry who need an accredited accounting
qualification.
ECO82001
Economics and Quantitative Analysis
LAW00720
Legal Studies
ACC00713
Company and Financial Reporting
ACC00714
Managerial Accounting
ACC00716
Finance
ACC03032
Contemporary Issues in Accounting Theory
The course is designed to enhance a student’s ability to
manage complex accounting and business issues, and
provides expertise in financial management, accounting
information systems, financial reporting, auditing, corporate
governance, contemporary accounting standards and
research.
Business Accounting
LAW00720
Legal Studies
ACC00718
Accounting Information Systems and
Processes
Designed for those actively working in professional business
roles, the MBA includes a research project which students
apply directly to their workplace.
ACC00713
Company and Financial Reporting
ACC00717
Taxation Law and Practice
Business in the Asia Pacific Region
Major areas of study
Professional recognition
MNG93001
Asia Pacific Business Environment
Students may be required to study four foundation units.
They then study eight core units and select either a
specialisation, which includes an industry research project, or
two elective units in addition to the industry research project.
FIN93001
Financial Management of Asia Pacific
Business
The Master of Professional Accounting is accredited by
CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in
Australia (ICAA).
MNG93003
Industry Research Project
*Melbourne location awaiting accreditation approval.
Specialisations
PART C
• Accounting
• Business in the Asia Pacific Region
Advanced standing
Students who have completed a relevant Bachelor degree
may receive four units of advanced standing towards a
coursework Masters degree, resulting in a reduction in the
number of units required to be completed for the course.
Advanced standing may also be granted where applicants
can demonstrate professional standing or work experience
which is deemed to be equivalent to units in the course and
can demonstrate an ability to perform at a tertiary level.
Major areas of study
ACC00724
Accounting for Managers
MKT00720
Marketing
MNG82001
Organisational Behaviour
ECO82001
Economics and Quantitative Analysis
Your career
The MBA equips graduates for managerial roles across
a broad spectrum of industries in the public and private
sectors in business, finance, accounting and corporate
sustainability.
MNG00723
Global Business
MNG91002
Entrepreneurship and Marketing
ACC03043
Corporate Governance
ACC00716
Finance
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ACC00717
Taxation Law and Practice
ACC03043
Corporate Governance
MNG00785
Project Management
MNG93003
Industry Research Project
PART C
MNG00723
Global Business
MNG00716
Entrepreneurship and Marketing
MNG03217
Leading and Managing People
MNG03218
Managing Information Systems
MNG93001
Asia Pacific Business Environment
FIN93001
Financial Management of Asia Pacific
Business
Your career
The global accounting profession has high employment
demand, offering MPA graduates the opportunity to
seek employment in a range of industries in Australia
organisations in finance and management positions.
advising company directors, shareholders and clients.
Duration: 2 years
Advanced standing may also be granted where applicants
can demonstrate professional standing or work experience
which is deemed to be equivalent to units in the course, and
can demonstrate an ability to perform at a tertiary level.
CRICOS: 080919A
Students who wish to apply for advanced standing should do
so when applying for the course.
Master of Professional Accounting
Total units: 16
For more information: scu.edu.au/advancedstanding
Start: February, June, October
2015 Tuition Fees: Unit $2 738 I Annual $21 904
Course requirements
Admission requirements: Qualification equivalent to
an Australian Bachelor degree; and English language
comparable to Academic IELTS 6.5 overall.
To be eligible for the Master of Professional Accounting a
candidate must successfully complete not less than sixteen
(16) units comprising all units in Part A and Part B of the
Schedule and two (2) units from Part C.
Summary
Location: Sydney, Melbourne
PART A
Professional Auditing
Students who have completed a relevant Bachelor degree
may receive four units of advanced standing towards a
Masters degree, resulting in a reduction in the number of
units required to be completed for the course.
For more information:
scu.edu.au/advancedstanding
Schedule of units
Students can also study advanced topics in accounting
such as taxation law and practice, auditing and assurance,
corporate governance and project management. A key
feature of the MPA is the opportunity to undertake a doubleweighted industry research project that can be applied to
your own company or organisation.
ACC00715
and abroad. Graduates of the MPA are equipped
Master of Business Administration
To be eligible for the Master of Business Administration with
a named specialisation a candidate must complete all units
listed in the schedule of units part A and part C as well as
the compulsory unit and one (1) specialisation from part B
equal to 48 credit points.
The MPA has core units that meet professional accounting
educational requirements that include study in business
accounting, accounting information systems, financial
reporting, management accounting, finance, accounting
theory and research.
PART B
Advanced standing
Students who wish to apply for advanced standing should do
so when applying for the course.
Course Requirements
PART A
ACC00712
ACC00712
By studying a specialisation, candidates build substantial
and specialised expertise to complement the general
management applications they learn in the core units.
Schedule of units
Start: February, June, October
to work in business, government and not-for-profit
Management roles and activities undertaken by
graduates include developing financial plans, preparing
and certifying financial reports, conducting audits,
Summary
Duration: 2 years
CRICOS: 081533M
Total units: 16
2015 Tuition Fees: Unit $2 738 I Annual $21 904
Admission requirements: Qualification equivalent to
an Australian Bachelor degree; and English language
comparable to Academic IELTS 6.5 overall.
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How to apply
1. Choose a course
2. Check the admission requirements
4. Assessing your application
5. Accept your offer
Browse the course options in this study guide
or visit scu.edu.au/sydney-melbourne
Confirm you meet the English language and academic requirements and
any specific requirements for the course you have chosen by referring to the
relevant course page in this guide or the website.
Your application will be acknowledged by Southern Cross
University or an SCU Education Agent upon receipt (and
you will be usually notified of the outcome within 10
days)*.
To accept your Offer of Admission you will need to:
If you are successful, an International Offer Package will
be emailed, giving details of what is required to accept
your offer. If you are not successful, alternatives may be
offered.
II. Meet all conditions outlined in your Offer of Admission by
submitting relevant documentation relating to the conditions.
Check out:
I. Major areas of study
II. Locations and teaching sessions
III. Professional placements and internships.
If you have any further questions about the course or admission requirements,
you can visit scu.edu.au/international/apply or
email [email protected] or [email protected]
The International Offer Package includes:
3. Apply
I. Offer of Admission
Southern Cross University accepts applications through its Education Agents, E-Applications or paper-based application. Where your
application is sent, will depend on the country you are from and the campus you choose.
III. Offer Acceptance Agreement.
II. Information for Accepting your Offer
Application form is available at scu.edu.au/sydney-melbourne. Students must apply using the application form and email
[email protected] if applying for entry in Sydney or [email protected] if applying for entry in Melbourne.
* This time period relates to complete applications for the
immediate study period.
I. Carefully read through the Offer Acceptance Agreement
and Information for Accepting your Offer and make sure all
information is correct.
III. Sign the Offer Acceptance Agreement.
IV. Pay the first tuition payment as indicated in the fee payable
on acceptance on the Offer of Admission. This fee includes
the prepaid tuition deposit and Overseas Student Health
Cover (OSHC) for the visa duration.
V. Send your signed agreements and proof of payment to
SCU Sydney [email protected] or SCU Melbourne
[email protected]
VI. Once your acceptance documents have been received and
all conditions are met (including an interview if required), SCU
will issue your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE),
allowing you to apply for your Australian Student Visa.
Applying through Education Agents
Southern Cross University has an extensive network of registered Education Agents who can assist with your application. Please note
students from specific countries are required to go through an Education Agent, for further information visit scu.edu.au/sydney
6. Arriving in Australia
Contact details
SYDNEY CAMPUS
SCU Sydney
5-7 Young Street
Sydney NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA
E: [email protected]
MELBOURNE CAMPUS
SCU Melbourne
422 Little Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000 AUSTRALIA
T: 1800 422 226
T: 1800 422 226
W: scu.edu.au/sydney
W: scu.edu.au/melbourne
E: [email protected]
SCU International provides an online training session and other useful information to help prepare for your arrival.
I. Student Welcome Services will take you through important information you need to know about Australia. Your login details are
emailed to you after the eCoE has been received.
II. Getting to Australia scu.edu.au/international/arrive
We recommend you review the arrival page so you can find the best way of getting to your campus. Sydney and Melbourne
have one of the most efficient public transport systems in the world and travelling can be very convenient if you have made
preparations prior to arrival. More information can be found in scu.edu.au/sydney-melbourne.
III. Accommodation The arrival page provides short-term and long-term accommodation options, which we suggest you organise
before you arrive.
IV. O
rientation Make sure you arrive on time, to make the most of your orientation week. Please bring along your passport as
identification on the first day for registration and Student ID purposes.
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ESOS
STUDENT VISA
www.aei.gov.au
www.immi.gov.au
To study in Australia you must have a valid Australian visa.
Student Visas are temporary visas that allow people to come
to Australia for a specified period to study at an Australian
institution. Refer to the ‘Study in Australia’ section on the
Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP)
website above.
Student Visa conditions
Make sure you are familiar with the conditions of your visa by
reviewing the information set out on the DIBP website.
Financial requirements
You must have sufficient funds to cover all education and living
expenses for the duration of your studies. A recommended
amount can be found in the section ‘Student Visa Living
Costs and Evidence of Funds’ available on the DIPB website
indicated at the top of the page.
Cost of living – Sydney & Melbourne
The table below represents a general weekly guide in
Australian Dollars for an individual student living in Sydney or
Melbourne.
Weekly
(Sydney)
Accommodation
(per person)
$190-$330
Annual
(Sydney)
$9,880 $17,160
Weekly
(Melbourne)
$175-$300
Annual
(Melbourne)
$9,100$15,600
The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)
monitors and regulates the higher education sector’s involvement
with overseas students studying in Australia on Student Visas.
Higher educational providers must meet minimum standards set
by TEQSA to enable registration under the Education Service for
Overseas Students (ESOS) Act. This protects Australia’s reputation
for delivering quality education services and the interests of
overseas students, by setting minimum standards and providing
tuition and financial assurance.
The ESOS Act mandates a nationally consistent approach to
registering education providers so that the quality of the tuition
and care of students remains high. The professionalism and
integrity of the industry is further strengthened by the ESOS Act’s
interface with immigration law. This imposes visa-related reporting
requirements on both students and providers.
The National Code is a set of nationally consistent standards that
govern the protection of overseas students and delivery of courses
to students by providers that are registered on the Commonwealth
Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students
(CRICOS).
www.cricos.deewr.gov.au
Higher educational providers in Australia must be registered to
enrol overseas students in specific courses. Registered providers
have a CRICOS (Commonwealth Register of Institutions for
Overseas Students) code and a specific CRICOS course code.
This registration guarantees the provider and the course meet the
high standards necessary for overseas students.
$5,200
Internet/Phone
(mobile)
$14
A$730
$10
$520
Tuition Protection Service
Gas/Electricity
$14
$728
$14
$728
www.tps.gov.au
Books/Supplies
$16
$832
$16
$832
Transport costs
$20
$1,040
$30
$1,560
Total estimated
ongoing costs
A$354 A$494
A$18,410 - A$240.20 A$24,960 A$330.20
Updated 14 January 2014
The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is an initiative of the Australian
Government to assist international students whose education
providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study. The TPS
ensures that international students are able to either complete their
studies in another course or with another education provider or
receive a refund of their unspent tuition fees.
Bringing other family members
Refunds or deferments
scu.edu.au/international/apply
Refunds (Refunds and Remission Procedure) or deferment
(Enrolment Deferment, Suspension and Cancellation Procedures –
International Students) information can be found in the SCU Policy
$5,200
A$17,940 A$24,440
You may be eligible to bring family members depending on
your visa. School-aged children must be enrolled at school
and school fees may vary depending on the school, age of the
child and whether you are on a scholarship. Information on
schools in the local areas is available on the SCU International
scu.edu.au/international/apply
All applicants must meet the University’s English language requirements for admission.
Table A: Minimum score for undergraduate degrees
TEST
MINIMUM REQUIRED SCORE
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
6.0 overall with no band and less than 5.5
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE)
52
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
52
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper-based
550 (min 4.5 Test of Written English)
TOEFL computer-based score
213 (min 4.5 Essay Rating)
TOEFL internet-based score
60 with no less than 17 in writing and speaking and no less
than 11 in reading and listening
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
50
International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPRs)
3+ or better in all 4 skills
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
B2
CRICOS
Groceries (eg. food,
$100
drinks, toiletries)
$100
English language
requirements
Table B: Variations to English language requirements
COURSE
IELTS ACADEMIC
Bachelor of Business
6.0 overall with no band less
than 5.5
Graduate Diploma in Business
6.0 overall with no band less
than 5.5
Master of Business Administration
Master of Professional Accounting
6.5 overall with no band less
than 5.5
All English language results must have been achieved within the last two years.
library. scu.edu.au/policy
Tuition fees
Tuition Fees are listed in the Offer of Admission and correct at
time of issue. They will be subject to an increase each calendar
year and students are required to pay the new tuition fee each
year.
OSHC (Overseas Student Health Cover)
OSHC is a compulsory medical health insurance for international
students studying in Australia. Medibank Private is SCU’s preferred
provider. For alternative providers, refer to www.health.gov.au and
search for ‘overseas student cover’.
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International Application for Admission 2015
D. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
Agent information (including branch):
COMPLETE ALL SECTIONS BELOW
Provide details and official documentation of ALL your qualifications; include secondary and post-secondary. All official certified transcripts
must be submitted.
Indicate your preferred location:
Name of Qualification
Sydney
School/Institution
Country
Length of Program Completed (mm,yy)
Country
Date
Secondary School
(or final year of school)
Melbourne
Tertiary or post-secondary
A. PERSONAL DETAILS
Have you previously enrolled at Southern Cross University?
Title
Yes
No If ‘Yes’ supply student number Family Name (as it appears on your passport)
Date of Birth (dd/mm/yy)
Gender (M/F)
Given Name/s
Are you CURRENTLY studying?
Yes
No If ‘Yes’ please provide details.
Qualification/Award
Institution
(mm,yy)
Results (expected)
Formal Name (to be displayed on your academic transcript)
PASSPORT DETAILS
Citizenship
Have you been excluded or are you liable for exclusion on academic or other grounds, from any Australian tertiary institution or course following a
Country of Birth
previous enrolment?
Yes
No If ‘Yes’, provide details on additional page.
RELEVANT EMPLOYMENT HISTORY If you would like to include work experience as part of your application, provide a current resume
and work references.
Passport Number
Is English your first language?
Yes
No If ‘No’ what is your first language? _____________________________________________________
From
To
mm / yy
mm / yy
mm / yy
mm / yy
Full-time/
Part-time
Employer
Position
Duties
Student’s address in home country
Number and Street
Student’s address if already in Australia
Suburb/Town
Suburb/Town
State, Zip/Postcode & Country
State, Postcode
Email
Email
I confirm I have access to sufficient funds for the duration of my studies and may be required to demonstrate funds to cover expenses
for the first year in Australia. Refer to immi.gov.au for more information.
Phone (Country Code) ( )
Phone
Scholarship details (if applicable) Will you be receiving a scholarship?
Number and Street
E. FINANCE
Full Name
Relationship
Phone (home)
Phone (work)
Medical
Vision
B. PROGRAM OF STUDY
Course Preferences
F. VISA To be completed by international students wanting to undertake study in Australia who will be applying for a student visa.
Phone (mobile)
Do you have a disability, impairment or long-term medical condition that may affect your studies?
Hearing
No
Name of scholarship
Emergency Contact Details
impairment
Yes
Mobility
Learning
Yes
1. Do you hold a current Australian visa?
No If ‘Yes’ please indicate area(s) of
Other (please specify) ___________________________________
Yes
No If ‘Yes’ attach a copy of visa and passport.
2. Have you or any dependent ever been refused entry to Australia or had a visa cancelled?
Yes
No
If ‘Yes’, please provide details on additional page.
OVERSEAS STUDENT HEALTH COVER (OSHC) You will need to provide proof of health cover at acceptance stage.
Major
Location
Duration
Commencement Date
What type of OSHC will you be requiring (tick the relevant category)
Single
Couple
Family
If you are providing your own health cover, please give details _____________________________________________________________
ADVANCED STANDING Are you seeking advanced standing for previous study?
Yes
No scu.edu.au/advancedstanding
If ‘Yes’ complete an Advanced Standing Application Form, with supporting documentation including a certified copy of the transcript,
comprehensive syllabus details for each relevant unit (descriptions, learning hours, assessment methods and explanation of weighting of each unit).
C. ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
Was English the language of instruction in previous secondary or tertiary studies?
Yes
No
If ‘Yes’ please indicate the studies completed in English and their combined duration. Attach your results as supporting evidence.
Studies
Duration
If ‘No’, you will be required to complete an English Language proficiency test. Please indicate date, test undertaken and results below.
Date Taken* (dd/mm/yy)
English Test Name
Result
Test Report Form Number
*English Language Test must have been undertaken within the last two years.
CRICOS Provider: 01241G
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G. DECLARATION, TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND SIGNATURE
The personal information you provide on this form is protected by the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1998 New South Wales Privacy and
Personal Information Protection Act 1998 and the health information is protected by the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002.
Details regarding the operation of the Acts are contained in Southern Cross University’s Privacy Management Plan and may be viewed at:
scu.edu.au/privacy
I also understand that:
• Southern Cross University communicates with me via electronic means.
• The information I have provided to the University may be made available to
Commonwealth and State agencies pursuant to obligations under the Education
Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code of
Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to
Overseas Students.
• The University is requesting this information so we can process your application
for admission. When storing information electronically, the University may
disclose your information by virtue of its cloud computing arrangements with
cloud servers located in Hong Kong, Singapore and Ireland. The University is
reasonably satisfied these countries have similar privacy protection as afforded
under Australian law. Other than specified in this form, the University will not
disclose your information to others unless required by law e.g. emergency or law
enforcement purposes.
• The University is unable to provide me with financial assistance if I experience
financial difficulties during the course of my studies.
• By nominating an agent, as listed in the “contact address for correspondence”,
to represent me in my application to the University, I agree to the release of all
information relating to my application and subsequent enrolment at the University
to my nominated agent, until such time as this nomination is revoked by me in
writing.
• If my application is part of a package arrangement with an SCU Education
Partner, I agree to release my application information to process my application
for admission.
• If the payment for my course is made by a sponsor (a third party paying my tuition
fees or nominated by me as my sponsor), I agree to the release of all information
to my sponsor regarding my application and subsequent enrolment including my
subject results, progress reports, and enrolment details.
• Providing information to us is not required by law, however if you choose not to,
we cannot process your application for admission.
• Giving false or misleading information is a serious offence under the Criminal
Code of the Commonwealth Government of Australia.
• You can request access to your information at any time. To access or update
your information refer to the University’s Privacy Officer: [email protected]
• If the University provides Confirmation of Enrolment, or enrols a student
on the basis of incorrect or incomplete information being supplied by
the applicant/student, the enrolment will be withdrawn and no refund
will be payable.
• I declare I am a genuine temporary entrant and genuine student and intend to
come to Australia with the primary purpose of academic study, and have the
language, educational ability and financial capacity to undertake and successfully
complete my academic plan.
2015 SCU course and fee list
ANNUAL
UNIT FEE TUITION CRICOS
START
FEE*
Bachelor of Business
3 years
24
2 320
18 560
081532A February, June, October
Graduate Diploma in Business
1 year
8
2 738
21 904
081762J February, June, October
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
2 years
16
2 738
21 904
080919A February, June, October
Master of Professional Accounting
2 years
16
2 738
21 904
081533M February, June, October
NON-TUITION FEES
Annual
Business
600
Textbooks, stationery, sundry costs
*Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, are correct at time of printing (January 2015) and subject to change. Annual tuition fee is based on
completing 8 units per year. Students are also required to pay Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their visa in advance.
In addition students will be required to pay for non-tuition fees shown above.
COURSE
DURATION
UNIT
LOCATIONS
Sydney, Melbourne
Sydney, Melbourne
Sydney, Melbourne
Sydney, Melbourne
2015 key dates
2015 SESSIONS
SESSION 1, 2015
SESSION 2, 2015
SESSION 3, 2015–2016
Orientation Starts
Monday 9 February
Monday 15 June
Monday 12 October 2015
Studies Commence
Monday 16 February
Monday 22 June
Monday 19 October 2015
Study Break
Monday 30 March to
Thursday 2 April
Monday 3 August to
Friday 7 August
Monday 28 December 2015
Census Date and Last Date to
Withdrawal Without Fail
Monday 9 March
Monday 13 July
Monday 9 November 2015
Study Break/Recess
Signature of parent/legal custodian
if student is under 18 years of age_________________________________________________________ Date (dd,mm,yy)___ /______/_________
Monday 18 May to
Wednesday 20 May
Monday 21 September to
Wednesday 23 September
Tuesday 29 December 2015 to
Thursday 31 December 2015
Exam Period
Thursday 21 May to
Saturday 30 May
Thursday 24 September to
Saturday 3 October
Thursday 21 January 2016 to
Saturday 30 January 2016
H. APPLICATION CHECKLIST
Inter-Session Break
Monday 1 June to
Friday 19 June
Tuesday 6 October to
Friday 16 October
Monday 1 February 2016 to
Friday 12 February 2016
I have read and understand the description of the ESOS framework made available at: www.aei.gov.au
I declare that the information provided in this application and the documentation supporting it is true and complete.
Applicant’s Signature ____________________________________________________________________ Date (dd,mm,yy)___ /______/_________
All documents must be certified copies of originals. Translation of documents into English must be completed by an accredited
translation authority or an SCU International approved representative.
Completed International Application for Admission form Evidence of employment history (if required)
Academic transcripts (with grading system) Any other supporting documents applicable to your application.
English language test results Copy of passport (include photo page and relevant visa page/s)
NON-TUITION FEES
Annual
Bachelor of Business
600
Textbooks, stationery, sundry costs
*Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, are correct at time of printing (January 2015) and subject to change. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year.
Students are also required to pay Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their visa in advance. In addition students will be required to pay for nontuition fees shown above.
Advanced Standing form and documentation (if required)
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION WITH ATTACHMENTS (maximum total size of all attachments 9MB)
Email: [email protected] | [email protected]
Courier/ Mail: Southern Cross University
SCU Sydney
SCU Melbourne
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Sydney New South Wales 2000
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 1800 422 226
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SYDNEY CAMPUS:
Southern Cross University
SCU Sydney
5-7 Young Street
Sydney New South Wales 2000
AUSTRALIA
E: [email protected]
T: 1800 422 226
scu.edu.au/sydney
MELBOURNE CAMPUS:
Southern Cross University
SCU Melbourne
422 Little Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
AUSTRALIA
E: [email protected]
T: 1800 422 226
scu.edu.au/melbourne
CRICOS Provider: 01241G
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