Entry Requirement

Entry Requirement

Entry Requirements including Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Any student wanting to enrol at SIIT must meet the entry requirements of SIIT. 

Students will be informed of their entry requirements by way of:

  • website and downloading course information (when site is active)
  • requesting a hard copy of the course information
  • receiving information from an education agent (if and when agents are engaged)

Assessing Entry Requirements

Prior to the acceptance of enrolment, SIIT will assess each student’s ability to meet the entry requirements by verifying that they hold result(s) of the IELTS Exam with a score of 5.5 or equivalent.

For detailed entry requirement of each qualification, please check below.

PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English)

    There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification outlined in the qualification description. However, students must:

    1. have satisfactorily completed Year 12 of secondary education or its equivalent, or have appropriate and relevant experience, and;
    2. be competent in English (a minimum of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent) or
    3. demonstrate vocational proficiency through an entry examination. (The entry examination is designed to assess the bilingual competency of student(s), both written and oral. Students must achieve at least 50 percent in the entry examinations before being accepted into the program); and
    4. complete a screening interview with the Academic Manager of his representative to assess suitability and capability in completing this qualification;
    5. If it is determined that the student need to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test, the student will be required to complete a LLN test to determine whether the student might be suitable for this qualification or any supporting services might be required during the student’s enrolment at SIIT.

    PSP60816 Advanced Diploma of Translating

    There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification outlined in the qualification description. However, students must:

    1. have satisfactorily completed Year 12 of secondary education or its equivalent, or have appropriate and relevant experience, and;
    2. be competent in English (a minimum of IELTS 6 or equivalent) or
    3. achieve at least 70% at an entry examination which is prepared and assessed according to NAATI interpreting professional standards. The entry examination materials will be available upon request. The entry examination will be administered by NAATI accredited translators/interpreters, or
    4. have NAATI accreditation at para-professional level in the relevant language(s), or;
    5. have proven and documented work experience in translating or interpreting, and  
    6. complete a screening interview with the Academic Manager of his representative to assess suitability and capability in completing this qualification;
    7. If it is determined that the student need to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test, the student will be required to complete a LLN test to determine whether the student might be suitable for this qualification or any supporting services might be required during the student’s enrolment at SIIT.

    PSP60916 Advanced Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English)

    There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification outlined in the qualification description. However, students must:

    1. have satisfactorily completed Year 12 of secondary education or its equivalent, or have appropriate and relevant experience, and;
    2. be competent in English (a minimum of IELTS 6 or equivalent) or
    3. have NAATI accreditation at para-professional level in the relevant language(s), or;
    4. have proven and documented work experience in translating or interpreting, or
    5. achieve at least 70% at an entry examination which is prepared and assessed according to NAATI interpreting professional standards. The entry examination materials will be available upon request. The entry examination will be administered by NAATI accredited translators/interpreters; and
    6. complete a screening interview with the Academic Manager of his representative to assess suitability and capability in completing this qualification,
    7. If it is determined that the student need to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test, the student will be required to complete a LLN test to determine whether the student might be suitable for this qualification or any supporting services might be required during the student’s enrolment at SIIT.

    FNS50615 Diploma of Financial Planning 

    There are no formal pre-requisites for entry to this qualification. However, students must:

    1. be of a minimum of 18 years of age, and
    2. provide evidence of English Level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, and
    3. complete a screening interview with the Academic Manager of his representative to assess suitability and capability in completing this qualification.
    4. If it is determined that the student need to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test, the student will be required to complete a LLN test to determine whether the student might be suitable for this qualification or any supporting services might be required during the student’s enrolment at SIIT.

    FNS60415 Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning

    Students must have completed the core components of the Diploma in Financial Planning or their equivalent from a previous version of the FNS Training Package. These units are:

    • FNSFPL501 Comply with financial planning practice ethical and operational guidelines and regulations
    • FNSFPL502 Conduct financial planning analysis and research
    • FNSFPL503 Develop and prepare financial plan
    • FNSFPL504 Implement financial plan
    • FNSFPL505 Review financial plans and provide ongoing service
    • FNSASICZ503* Provide advice in financial planning (this unit has pre-requisites all the above units)
    • FNSFPL506 Determine client financial requirements and expectations
    • FNSINC401 Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry

    These entry requirements can be met by completing the FNS50615 Diploma of Financial Planning with the Australian Professional Education Institute, our college.

    Alternatively, and only for students with prior learning and experience in the field, these requirements can be demonstrated and deemed equivalent via recognition of prior learning (RPL) process.

    Students must:

    1. be of a minimum of 18 years of age, and
    2. provide evidence of English Level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
    3. complete a screening interview with the Academic Manager of his representative to assess suitability and capability in completing this qualification.
    4. If it is determined that the student need to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test, the student will be required to complete a LLN test to determine whether the student might be suitable for this qualification or any supporting services might be required during the student’s enrolment at SIIT.

    FNS40815 Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking (Australian domestic students only)

    There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification outlined in the qualification description. However, students must:

    1. have satisfactorily completed Year 12 of secondary education or its equivalent, or have appropriate and relevant experience, and;
    2. complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test; and
    3. be competent in English (a minimum of IELTS 5 or equivalent);
    4. complete a screening interview with the Academic Manager of his representative to assess suitability and capability in completing this qualification,
    5. If it is determined that the student need to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test, the student will be required to complete a LLN test to determine whether the student might be suitable for this qualification or any supporting services might be required during the student’s enrolment at SIIT.

    CPP40307 Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate) (Australian Students Only)

    There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, students must

    1. be minimum of 18 years old to be able to work and practice in a real estate environment.
    2. have satisfactorily completed Year 12 of secondary education or its equivalent, or have appropriate and relevant experience, and;
    3. complete a screening interview with the Academic Manager of his representative to assess suitability and capability in completing this qualification,
    4. If it is determined that the student need to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test, the student will be required to complete a LLN test to determine whether the student might be suitable for this qualification or any supporting services might be required during the student’s enrolment at SIIT.

      International Student Engagement Policy

      Applicants must

      SIIT ensures it provides all relevant information to students prior to enrolment in line with the requirements in National Code to ensure students can make an informed decision about studying at SIIT. This will be done through the marketing materials and includes the following information:

      • all requirements for acceptance into a course, including:
      1. the minimum level of English language proficiency,
      2. educational qualifications or work experience required and
      3. whether course credit may be applicable
      • course content and duration, qualification types, modes of study and assessment methods.
      • campus location(s) and a general description of facilities, equipment, and learning and library resources available to students.
      • details of any arrangements (if any) with another registered provider, person or business to provide the course or part of the course.
      • course-related fees including advice on the potential for fees to change during the student’s course and applicable refund policies.
      • information about the grounds on which the student’s enrolment may be deferred, suspended or cancelled.
      • a description of the ESOS framework made available electronically by the Department of Education
      • relevant information on living in Australia, including:
      1. indicative costs of living
      2. accommodation options, and
      3. where relevant, schooling obligations and options for school-aged dependants of intending students, including that school fees may be incurred.

      SIIT ensures that students' qualifications, experience and English language proficiency are appropriate for the course for which enrolment is sought.

      Procedure

      SIIT complies with the National Code of the ESOS Act 2000 by ensuring that

      • SIIT Marketing information is provided with all relevant information (in line with the requirements in National Code) to students prior to enrolment to ensure students can make an informed decision about studying with SIIT.
      • Formal engagement of any Education Agent will include the provisions that they provide prospective students with marketing materials with sufficient information (in line with the requirements in National Code) so they can make an informed decision about studying with SIIT.

      Formalisation of Enrolment for International Students

      SIIT will enter into a written agreement with each student prior to accepting any payments from the student. Each agreement will have as a minimum the following points:

      • identify the course or courses in which the student is to be enrolled and any conditions on his or her enrolment,
      • provide an itemised list of course fees payable by the student,
      • provide information in relation to refunds of course fees,
      • set out the circumstances in which personal information about the student may be shared between the registered provider and the Australian Government and designated authorities and, if relevant, the Tuition Protection Service (TPS). This information includes personal and contact details, course enrolment details and changes, and the circumstance of any suspected breach by the student of a student visa condition, and
      • advise the student of his or her obligation to notify the registered provider of a change of address while enrolled in the course,

      In relation to refunds, the following information will be contained:

      • amounts that may or may not be repaid to the student (including any course fees collected by education agents on behalf of the registered provider),
      • processes for claiming a refund,
      • a plain English explanation of what happens in the event of a course not being delivered, and
      • a statement that “This agreement, and the availability of complaints and appeals processes, does not remove the right of the student to take action under Australia’s consumer protection laws”.

      SIIT, as part of the formalisation process will advise each potential student of the circumstances in which personal information about the student may be shared with others.

      SIIT will not accept course fees from any student until the student has accepted and signed the agreement (Letter of Offer).

      SIIT may accept course fees received at the same time as the verification of acceptance (for example, if a student sends a signed acceptance with an accompanying payment or brings the payment along with the accepted agreement into SIIT’s office).

      If SIIT receives course fees sent by mail (for example, by cheque or money order) before receiving the accepted written agreement, SIIT will not use the money. SIIT will immediately contact the student or agent to inform them that the payment cannot be processed (and the enrolment cannot progress) until the provider receives the accepted written agreement from the student.

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