INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ACTING APPLICATION
If you would like to study at Sydney Actors School we can assist you with every step of your international student acting application. Below you’ll find information and resources, but remember we are also here to help. If you have any questions that aren’t answered below, please visit the contact page and call Sydney Actors School to speak with one of our friendly staff members.
We are furthermore a CRICOS registered institution.
Please don’t hesitate to visit the contact page for further information on how we can assist with your musical theatre or acting application.
VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
To study acting or musical theatre at Sydney Actors School 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 educational institution. Student visa information and how to apply is available from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) at find a visa or telephone 131 881.
All acting courses at Sydney Actors School are conducted in English. If English is not your first language you need to provide certified evidence of your English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS level 6.5, or TOEFL IBT (Internet based test) level 70 – 78.
THE DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION AND BORDER PROTECTION
The purpose of the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) is to build Australia’s future through the well managed movement and settlement of people. It also promotes a society that values Australian Citizenship, appreciates cultural diversity, and enables migrants to participate equitably. The department’s operational theme is – people our business.
If you have a visa, skilled migration and permanent residence related question these should be directed to DHA. You can call DHA on 131 881, or visit their website: Home Affairs. If you are located outside Australia, you can look at the DHA website to find contact details for these matters in your country.
EDUCATION SERVICES FOR OVERSEAS STUDENTS (ESOS) ACT 2000
The ESOS Act sets out the legal framework governing the delivery of education to overseas students studying in Australia on a student visa.
THE NATIONAL CODE OF PRACTICE FOR REGISTRATION AUTHORITIES AND PROVIDERS OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING TO OVERSEAS STUDENTS 2007 (NATIONAL CODE)
The National Code is a set of nationally consistent standards that govern the protection of overseas students, and the delivery of courses to those students by providers registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Only CRICOS courses can be offered to international students studying in Australia on a student visa.
International Screen Academy Pty Ltd, trading as Sydney Actors School is a CRICOS registered provider – Registration No. 03361F
OVERSEAS STUDENT HEALTH COVER (OSHC)
Students studying in Australia on a student visa must have overseas student health cover as part of the conditions of their student visa. At an additional fee, Sydney Actors School can organise your Overseas Student Health Cover for you in conjunction with your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). Our preferred provider is AHM OSHC.
If students are bringing their families with them to Australia, they are able to apply for visas for their family (or dependants) as well. However, note that school-aged children must attend school in Australia during their period of stay, and as a result school fees will be incurred. Please visit the Australian Governments immigration website for more detailed information on bringing family members: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-finder/study
TUITION PROTECTION SERVICE
The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is a placement and refund service 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. For further information visit the TPS website.
THE OVERSEAS STUDENT OMBUDSMAN
The Overseas Students Ombudsman:
Investigates complaints about problems that overseas students have with private education and training in Australia.
Provides information about best practice complaints handling to help private education providers manage internal complaints effectively.
Considers, free of charge, external appeals under Standard 8 of the National Code of Practice for Registered Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.
If you have a complaint about Sydney Actors School you may take the matter to the Overseas Student Ombudsman. Visit www.oso.gov.au for more information.
studyinaustralia.gov.au is the official Australian Government website for international students. Use this site to search for courses, institutions and scholarships; read about studying and living in Australia; watch stories from other students, and even more.