Ready to apply for study at Endeavour as an international student? Find below all the information you need to know prior to submitting an application with us!
- 9 minutes
- 04 February 2019
Endeavour provides an easy to use online application form for prospective international students looking to study with us. As part of the application process you will need to declare an understanding of certain policies and procedures as well as confirming that you have read and understood important information regarding course viability, intakes, census dates, fees and entry requirements.
The below content should be read and reviewed prior to you commencing your application.
Policies and Procedures
International Fees Policy
This policy applies to all international students enrolled within a course or subject (unit) at the College and provides a broad framework and set of principles regarding the payment of fees and any circumstances relating to this.
All international students studying at the College and enrolled within a subject (unit) or course are expected to pay the international tuition fees for the current study period in full prior to the start of the relevant study period. Tuition fees cover the cost of tuition only. Tuition fees do not cover the enrolment fee, books, uniforms, equipment or Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC); these will be set out separately in relevant documentation.
This policy outlines the circumstances under which refunds are available and clearly sets out the refund which will be provided to the student at various milestones along the time line of the students enrolment, both prior to and following commencement of study.
Infection Control Policy
Due to practical clinic requirements in our Higher Education Courses it is important to comply with all Infection Control precautions as outlined in the policy.
Academic Progression Policy
A student’s progression through to graduation will be dependent upon the student re-enrolling in the correct sequence of subjects each year and successful completion of all relevant subjects as listed in the course structure.
Students who are enrolled in an award program must meet a minimum part time study load of at least 50% of a full time credit point load for subjects attributed to a given semester of study.
In order to maintain appropriate student progression in all higher education courses, students will not be permitted to enrol in more than one (1) single higher education course at the College at any one time.
The Student Services team are able to provide advice and direction to students in relation to their academic progress.
Admissions and Enrolment Policy
This policy applies to all international students enrolled within a course or subject at the College and all potential international students (those looking to enrol in a course at the College), and provides a broad framework and set of principles regarding the admissions and enrolment process.
Students entering Bachelor courses (or higher education subjects as general interest studies for applicants not on a student visa) are expected to have completed Year 12 or an equivalent qualification and must have studied a science related subject in their final two years of high school. Applicants over the age of 21 who do not meet the entry requirements may be enrolled on a case by case basis.
All applicants must attend a final admissions interview upon submission of their enrolment paper work and all international students must be 18 years of age or older upon their arrival in Australia or commencement of study online.
Higher Education applicants for whom English is an additional language must have an academic IELTS score of 6.0 to 7.0, depending on the degree.
Course & Subject Viability Policy
The College has multiple intakes of a course throughout a given year. In some instances, it may be necessary to cancel an intake for a course for viability reasons prior to the next teaching period. The College will ensure that all students are provided with 2 weeks’ notice regarding the cancellation of any course or intake of that course.
Assessment of subject viability will be made based on the number of students enrolled. If the subject does not have enough enrolments it may be offered in an alternative mode or alternative intake. The College reserves the right to cancel an offering of any subject based on viability up to day 1 of a subject intake period and will notify students of such as soon as possible after the decision is made.
Course Duration & Progression Policy
This policy applies to all international students enrolled in Higher Education courses and outlines the basic principles governing student progression in a course at the College. International students studying in Australia must take visa requirements into account in conjunction with course progress considerations. This policy sets out the way in which the College manages the duration of courses delivered to international students and the way course progress must be managed.
Deferring, Suspending or Cancelling Enrolment Policy
For those students who cannot actively engage in their studies in a particular subject or course, or wish not to continue their studies the College provides the options or deferrals and withdrawals. This policy sets out the way requests for deferral, suspension or cancellation of enrolment by international students must be managed. This policy is consistent with the National Code of Practice 2007 and the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000.
English Proficiency Policy
All higher education applicants or students for whom English is an additional language including permanent residents and citizens must have a grasp of the English language appropriate to higher education study, and will be required to show evidence of English language proficiency to a certain level depending on the degree. English assessment results required for admission are:
Bachelor of Complementary Medicine
- IELTS 6.5 (overall score)
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE 176-184)
- Pearson (PTE) Academic Score of 59 (overall score)
- Paper based (PBT) TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language) score of 577
- Internet (iBT) TOEFL score of 90
All other Bachelor degrees at Endeavour College of Natural Health
- IELTS 7.0 (no sub score less than 6.5)
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE 185-190, no sub score less than 176)
- Pearson (PTE) Academic Score of 65 (overall score, with a communicative skills score in writing 58 or above)
- Internet (iBT) TOEFL score of 100 (with a minimum of 24 or above in writing)
English test results must be no more than two years old.
Please note: The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) has English proficiency requirements which must be satisfied prior to registration and practice in the field.
Reasonable adjustment policy
Reasonable adjustments may be made to accommodate a student with disability or special needs and reduce the impact of a disability or special need on a student’s academic success. Adjustments may include modifications to the learning environment, teaching method, or assessment conditions to increase the participation of a student without compromising the academic standard or the inherent course requirements.
Students with a disability or special need will discuss any potential need for reasonable adjustments with the Access and Equity Officer upon disclosure and registration with the Access and Equity Program. Provision of reasonable adjustment is dependent on complete and adequate documentation being provided by the student to substantiate a disability and demonstrate need for individual accommodations. The College is not obligated to make any adjustment or accommodation the may impose an unjustifiable hardship on the College.
Working with children
For any courses involving practicum work, all students must be cleared to work with children as per the College’s Working with Children Policy. The appropriate certification must be held by the student by the second teaching period of enrolment (e.g. Semester 2 if you are first enrolling in Semester 1) or by the first start date for those students entering with advanced standing.
In compliance with the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000, the information requested on the College's application form will only be used for purposes associated with your enrolment. Some information is collected for the purpose of assessing your entitlement to Commonwealth Assistance under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 and in order to allocate a Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN).
Inherent Course Requirements
To assist prospective and current students to make informed choices about their study, we have identified and set out below the Inherent Course Requirements for each of our Bachelor of Health Science Degrees.
Intake and census dates
For subject official start dates/census dates please review our calendars or speak with a Student/Enrolment Advisor.
System requirements for online study
To use our online study platform it is recommended that you are running the latest versions of your operating systems (OS) for desktop, laptop and mobile devices as well as the latest version of your preferred browser. You can find out what browser you are currently user at: http://whatbrowser.org/
Student Code of Conduct
The Student Code of Conduct aims to foster Endeavour values and encourage active engagement between the College and the student body within the contexts of professional practice, teaching and learning, research and the life of the College community.
The purpose of this Code of Conduct that underpins the Endeavour student experience is to define the partnership that exists between students, the staff who teach them and the broader College community. This code outlines what it means to be student member of the Endeavour community and student responsibilities and expectations.
Our values guide each and every interaction we have with students, staff, consumers and stakeholders.