Student Information – ECA College of Heath Sciences – CHS

Student Information

  • Entry requirements

    English Language Entry Requirements

    Where English is not an applicant’s first language; or where the qualification are from institution where the delivery of the program was not in English, applicants are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English by achieving the English entry level in an internationally recognised English Language examination, as detailed for the relevant programs below.

  • Program/ Discipline Master of Health Management Graduate Diploma in Health Management
    IELTS Academic Based 6.5 Overall, Minimum 6.0 (writing) 6.5 Overall, Minimum 6.0 (writing)
    TOEFLPaper-based Score Overall Score of 550 with TWE of 4.5 Overall Score of 550 with TWE of 4.5
    TOEFLInternet-based Score Overall Score of 79 with writing score of 21 Overall Score of 79 with writing score of 21
    PTEPearson Test of English Overall Score of 58 Overall Score of 58
    C1 Advanced(Cambridge English) Overall Score of 176 Overall Score of 176
    Academic English Program Pass AE5 Pass AE5
  • * IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and C1 Advanced must be taken no more than two years prior to commencing your course.

    Academic & other Entry Requirements

    Entry into a postgraduate degree at College of Health Sciences requires you to have completed bachelor qualification that is comparable to an Australian bachelor degree. In some cases, courses will require additional requirements for entry to a CHS course. You may need to provide information such as:

    • Proof of relevant work experience
    • Other Requirements
  • Program/ Discipline Master of Health Management Graduate Diploma in Health Management
    Qualification Completion of Bachelor degree in a field relevant to public health or health management and two years full-time professional experience. Completion of Bachelor degree in a field relevant to public health or health management
    Work Experience Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience, or the part-time equivalent, in healthcare Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience, or the part-time equivalent, in healthcare
    Other Requirements Satisfactory completion of the CHS Pre-Entry Assessment Task (PEAT) Satisfactory completion of the CHS Pre-Entry Assessment Task (PEAT)
    • Applying for credit (Pathway & Recognition of Prior Learning)
  • What is a Pathway ?

    Pathways link the qualifications that you have already obtained or are in the process of obtaining with approved courses at CHS. These links allow articulation and credit transfer between courses. For more information on pathways, please speak with your course coordinator.

  • What is Recognition of Prior Learning ?

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that applies to individuals who may have prior study, or other relevant experience, but who do not have access to credit transfer arrangements for the chosen course. You are encouraged to discuss possible applications with your enrolment officer at enrolment and may be required to provide the syllabus details of your qualification. For further details please refer to the CHS Recognition of Prior Learning Policy. If your application for advanced standing is successful, and your course duration is reduced, your eCoE will be updated with a new course end date. You will need to contact the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to check whether your visa status is affected.

  • Eligibility

    All students enrolled in higher education courses at CHS are eligible to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (credentialed or experiential). For receiving credit towards your previous study, please fill the online application form for Recognition of Prior Learning.
    Applications for advanced standing are required at least 10 business days earlier than a standard application. This will ensure your advanced standing application is processed in a timely manner and can be included in your Letter of Offer. If you submit a new application too late, your advanced standing application will still be assessed, but you may not receive confirmation of the amount of credit granted in your Letter of Offer or before you enrol. Please attach certified copies of your qualifications when submitting your online application.

    Please note: CHS may contact your former institution(s) for further information regarding your application for advanced standing. Applications must be completed prior to the commencement of study. Applications received during semester study will not be considered until after the study period.

  • Overseas Student Health Cover

    If you are an international student, it is a requirement of your student visa that you have private health insurance for the duration of your stay in Australia as per the Australian Government policy. Medicare Australia national health program does not cover you.

  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Eligibility

    People eligible for overseas health cover are students from overseas who are undertaking formal studies in Australia, and their family members (for example, spouses and children under 18 years old). For the purpose of OSHC, there are three categories of overseas students.

  • These are:

    • Non-Australian residents with a current student visa;
    • Students from New Zealand; or
    • Expatriate Australian students who are ineligible for cover by Medicare.

    *Students in all the above stated three categories are eligible for, and must take out, OSHC.

  • Why are international students required to maintain OSHC?

    Hospital treatment in Australia can be expensive. The average cost for a bed in a public hospital in Australia is $240 per day. International students are not eligible for Medicare – the Australian government’s public health insurance system. Without access to the safety net of Medicare, international students may have difficulty paying for medical treatment. As a result, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) was introduced to ensure international students have adequate health care arrangements during their stay in Australia.

  • Overseas Health Cover ensures international students can access appropriate health care without undue financial hardship. Additionally, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIBP) requires all holders of a student visa to maintain Over Seas Health Cover. DIBP advises that international students who do not maintain their OSHC may have their visas cancelled. The College has entered into an agreement with OSHC Worldcare as the preferred provider of OSHC to commencing international students. After the first 12 months of membership, students are able to transfer to another OSHC provider. You can also purchase visa length health insurance coverage. Information about other registered OSHC providers is available on the Department of Health website.

  • Please Note:
    It is a condition of your student visa that you always have valid health cover. It is your responsibility to renew your health cover when it expires if you are covered by OSHC Worldcare’s OSHC, you can do this online or at any OSHC Worldcare branch. Alternatively, if you have opted for CHS to arrange the OSHC for you the policy will start from the date of your arrival in Australia, and your membership card will be available for collection when you enrol (or shortly thereafter).

  • ESOS Information for Students

    The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 protects the interests of international students in Australia by enforcing standards of educational quality and service delivery. The National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 or National Code, lists the standards which ECA College of Health Sciences is required to meet to ensure that overseas students receive high quality education and training. Information for students on the ESOS framework is available here: International Student Fact Sheet.

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  • Student Responsibilities

    As per the Student Declaration you signed on your Acceptance of Offer form, you are required to comply with all ECA College of Health Sciences Policies and Procedures with respect to your enrolment. As an international student visa holder, you should also be aware that:

    • You are expected to complete your principal course by the end date on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). The College can only extend the duration of your CoE in limited circumstances.
    • You must hold a valid visa while in Australia. It is your responsibility to know your visa expiry date and apply for a new visa or depart Australia before your visa ends.
    • You must comply with the conditions of your visa, including those related to work limitations, Overseas Student Health Cover, course progress/attendance requirements, and ensure you keep the College informed of any change to your address or contact details.
  • ECA College of Health Sciences Responsibilities

    ECA College of Health Sciences is legally required to comply with the standards and requirements provided in the ESOS Act 2000 and the National Code. ECA College of Health Sciences is required to:

    • monitor the enrolment of international student visa holders, in accordance with our Course Progress Monitoring and Intervention Policy and Procedures
    • provide students with access to an appropriate internal complaints and appeals process. Students who are not satisfied with the outcome arising from the College’s internal complaints and appeals process, may refer their appeal or complaint to an external appeals body.
    • provide a range of student support services to assist students with adjusting to study and life in Australia.
    • have policies that set out the grounds and procedures for suspending or excluding student enrolments, for instance failure to re-enrol, non-payment of tuition fees, general or academic misconduct or unsatisfactory course progress.
    • notify the Department of Education and Department of Home Affairs of changes to student’s enrolment or a breach of visa conditions related to course progress/attendance.