Enrolment Requirements

When considering enrolling in any training, it is important that you understand your status within each of the available enrolment types.

If you are NOT an Australian Citizen, or permanent resident in Australia, you must enrol into FMEDGE as an International Student. Under this enrolment type, you must meet the visa requirements for your country of residence as per the Assessment Levels as determined by the Australian Givernemnt Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

To ascertain your suitability and the visa requirements for enrolment as an International student please visit www.homeaffairs.gov.au to enquire.


English Language Entry Requirements

Under the National VET Regulator Act 2011 and Standards 2015, FMedge is required to provide an initial skills assessment to assist with the identification of potential language, literacy or numeracy and non-vocational barriers to completing the training.

We will conduct an initial skills assessment with you at the time of enrolment or immediately prior to commencing the training. Our baseline English Languge entry requirement is an IELTS overall score of 5.5, with no single band score under 4.5.

Applicants may also provide evidence of having met the above English Language entry requirements in one of the following ways.

English Language Test: TOEFL, PTE or Cambridge English tests under 2 years old with equivalent reults 

Prior study in an English-speaking country or program where the language of instruction was English

Results in English subjects in a range of countries’ secondary school certifcates. A-levels or the International Baccalaureate. Visit www.homeaffairs.gov.au to see if your qualification is listed.

English School Pathway applicats who have successfully completed a specific English for Academic Purposes course at an FMedge Direct entry Pathway Partner will be considered eligable without having to take an official language test.


English Language Entry Requirements

For the majority of our qualifications listen on our scope of registration, candidates are required to have year 12 or equivalent, have IELTS overall score of 5.5, and be over the age of 18 years old at the time of enrolment.

You will be required to undetake an initial skills assessment to assist us to ensure you are able to complete the trainig you wish to be considered for enrolment and have an IELTS score of 5.5.

Our training is open and responive to all people irrespective of age, gender, cultural or ethnic background, disability, sexuality, unemployment, imprisonment or remote location.


School & Family

If you would like to bring your children to Australia with you, you must be aware of the following schooling issues:

It is an immigration policy that school-age dependants of international students undertake formal schooling while they are in Australia.

Children who have their fifth birthday on or before 31 July of that calendar year are eligible to start school.

You will need to provisionally enrol your child in a school before you leave your home country and you will normally have to pay the school fees one semester in advance. The school will issue an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment Form (eCOE) stating the program and its duration, so that you can obtain the appropriate visa for your child.


For more information on schools enrolling international students in Melbourne, visit:




You will be responsible for school fees and other costs including school uniforms, books, excursions, and stationery.

When choosing the most appropriate school for your child, it is best to ask questions about the school’s curriculum, size, extra-curricular activities and the size of individual classes.

You should also take into consideration the distance from the school to your education institution, the suburb in which you intend to live and the method of transport you plan to use.