International students may apply directly to the ICHM Admissions office or via a local ICHM agent/representative. For a list of authorised agents see the ICHM website.
1. Application for Enrolment
Complete the ICHM Application form in the ICHM Prospectus or, Apply On-line .
In either instance, please ensure that you submit all the required documents (e.g. academic transcripts) for assessment. Certified academic transcripts/supporting documents must be provided in English. These may be certified by the school/institution that issued the original documents, Public Notary or other independent source approved by ICHM.
Then email to firstname.lastname@example.org; fax (61 8) 8228 3684 or post/courier to ICHM Admissions Office PO Box 125, Kilkenny SA 5009.
2. Letter of Offer
ICHM will advise you of the outcome of your application within two weeks. If your application is successful, ICHM will send a Letter of Offer to you or your agent, confirming the course you have been offered, fees payable and course commencement date.
To accept the offer you must sign and return the Acceptance Letter and pay both the New Student Fee of A$1,500 and Accommodation Securing Fee A$1,000 (if applicable).This must be done in 21 days after the date of the Letter of Offer from ICHM. This applies to students from countries with Assessment Levels 1, 2 and eVisa situations OR for students studying at secondary school in Australia and AL 3, 4 students who expect to apply for an eVisa.
3. Confirmation of Enrolment
Upon receipt of the New Student Fee, ICHM will formally notify you that you have been accepted. The electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) form will be sent directly to your representative if they are assisting with your application. You will need the Confirmation of Enrolment to apply for your Student Visa.
4. Payment of Semester Fees
The invoice in step 2 will advise you of the amount and due date for payment. If you receive the Letter of Offer within 60 days or less of the commencement date, then full fees are payable immediately upon receipt of this letter.
5. Student Visa Application
International students intending to study at ICHM must apply for a Student Visa. Student Visa requirements depend on the student’s Assessment Level.The Assessment Level is based on the student’s nationality and the course of study. Assessment Level 1 represents the lowest assessment level with Assessment Level 5 the highest. The higher the Assessment Level, the more strict the assessment criteria. Students with Assessment Level 1 should apply online - http://www.immi.gov.au
; and students with Assessment Levels 2, 3 or 4 should apply at an Australian Diplomatic Mission (embassy, high commission etc.) while off-shore before coming to Australia.
International students studying English, Foundation or Year 12 in Australia must apply online. Your local ICHM representative will be able to assist you in applying for your Student Visa. The time frame for processing Student Visas vary in different countries, but is usually between four and six weeks, though some students experience longer delays.
The main requirements of the Student Visa application are:
ICHM’s Letter of Offer.
English language proficiency as required.
ICHM’s Confirmation of Enrolment.
Proof of financial support as required.
Health check up (the embassy that issues your Visa will advise of approved doctors, or visit www.immi.gov.au/allforms/doctors/index.htm for a listing).
To confirm your visa assessment level, please use the following website to check the current Student Visa Assessment Levels. http://www.immi.gov.au/students
6. New Student Information Pack
Approximately six weeks prior to course commencement, you will be sent an information pack outlining what you need to bring and answers to frequently asked questions. New students should also advise ICHM - when they will arrive at campus and if pickup is required. Please ensure that the ICHM Admissions Office has your correct personal email address.
7. Pack your bags for an experience you will never forget!
Most students don’t know anyone else when they first arrive. We suggest you relax, don’t worry, and be your friendly, outgoing self. ICHM has great orientation activities, designed especially to make you feel welcome and settle in as quickly as possible.
Payment of Fees
International student fees may be paid by bank cheque, bank draft, telegraphic transfer or credit card.
Direct Bank Transfer
National Australia Bank
134 Hutt Street,
Adelaide SA 5000 Australia
ICHM ESOS Trust Account
SWIFT: NATA AU 3305A
Acc: 65 470 3258
Note: ICHM receives bank transfers from many students in many different countries. It is VERY important that when student fees are paid by bank transfer, students also email/fax a copy of the bank deposit receipt to the ICHM Admission Office.
Please make bank cheques in Australian Dollars payable to:
ICHM ESOS Trust Account
124 Hutt Street, Adelaide
SA 5000, Australia
GPO Box 249, Adelaide
SA 5001, Australia
Please note: a service fee of 1.5% is charged for Visa or Mastercard. American Express and Diners Club not accepted