How to Apply

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We’d love to have you on board at Box Hill Institute, there are so many exciting opportunities for you to explore. 

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Domestic Student


1. Check course entry requirements

You must meet the course entry requirements to be eligible to enrol. Check your course to see if there are additional requirements such as:

  • Attendance at an information session or interview
  • Demonstration of portfolio
  • Completion of an audition or assessment
  • Prior qualifications required
  • Employability checks for work placements

2. Start your application

Start by contacting us. Once we receive your details, we will email you the full application form and instructions for completion and submission.

For application support, feel free to make a booking with our friendly Student Recruitment team (click here to access the booking tool) or call 1300 269 445 for support.

3. Literacy, language and numeracy profile

Once the admissions team receive your application, you will be sent instructions to complete the literacy, language and numeracy profile. Once completed, your application will be assessed. We suggest you allow yourself at least two hours to complete the profile.

4. Pre-training review

Once your application and literacy, language and numeracy profile results are reviewed, an Admissions Officer will contact you to make an appointment for a pre-enrolment discussion.

5. Payment

You will be asked to provide method of payment details as part of the enrolment process to account for fees incurred. This could be via one or a combination of methods, depending on your course level, and the payment options available for that course. Payment/accounting for fees is how you secure your place in the course.

Fee payment/accounting for fees may include either paying fees upfront, establishing a payment plan, arranging a HELP Loan for tuition components if you are eligible, or any combination of these payment methods available for your course fee components, depending on your course.

This may be done remotely, via phone, or in person at our Student Administration offices at either Elgar, City or Lilydale campus. You will be asked to complete a payment details form as part of your enrolment to indicate your preferred payment method/s.

Payment methods are:

  • Upfront – cash, credit card (Visa & Mastercard), cheque, EFTPOS
  • Payment Plan (you must provide bank account details, and parent/guardian authorisation if you are under 18 years old)
  • VET Student Loan  (for eligible Diploma/Advanced Diploma courses only - you must be an Australian citizen and meet eligibility requirements. This includes providing an Australian passport, Australian Birth Certificate or Australian citizenship certificate, Tax File Number, Year 12 certificate)
  • FEE-HELP (for Higher Education/degree courses only - you must be an Australian citizen and meet eligibility requirements. This includes providing an Australian passport, Australian Birth Certificate or Australian citizenship certificate, Tax File Number)
  • Third party payment – submit the completed “Letter of Authority to Invoice”. Please request the form from the Admissions Officer in advance.



The tuition fees and associated costs will depend on:

  • whether you are enrolling in a VET/TAFE level course
  • if you are eligible for a government-subsidised or free TAFE place
  • whether you are enrolling in a Higher Education (undergraduate or post graduate) course

Please go to the course of your choice for the exact fees.

Learn More about Tuition Fees & Associated Costs


Recognition of Prior Learning

RPL and Credit Transfer

Recognition of Prior Learning, or RPL, can give you the opportunity to gain credits from previous study or life skills relevant to your course. To be successful, you will need to have a reasonable amount of experience in the area the course covers. 

If you are continuing from secondary school or have limited work or life experience, you should consider your claim for RPL carefully before applying. If you are a mature age student with relevant experience, your skills are likely to have some value for credit through RPL. If you have qualifications or skills from another institute or training provider, you may gain credits.

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Undergraduate Admissions Criteria

Applicants with higher education study*

Applicants with higher education are those who have completed some or all of a higher education course as their highest level of study since leaving secondary education. This includes study undertaken by applicants at either non-university higher education providers or university some time ago or recently, such as applicants seeking to transfer to Box Hill Institute from another education provider or applicants changing to a different course at Box Hill Institute. Please see individual courses for specific entry requirements.

* All relevant criteria will be considered – e.g. School results, work experience and other study whether VET or prior higher education.

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