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Welcome to the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT)

 

We are thrilled to see that you are considering to study with EIT. We provide our students with outstanding practical engineering and technology education through programs that have been carefully designed with direct consultation from industry. You will be able to instantly apply the skills and knowledge that you gain whilst studying at EIT straight into the marketplace. We also source the finest lecturers with extensive real engineering experience in industry from around the world.

 

 

Living in Perth, Western Australia

International study means a whole new experience of education, and often a whole new way of living, moving around and even communicating! Western Australia has a relaxed way of life and we welcome people from all over the world to Perth every day, so we have many resources available to help you learn more about our city and adjust to living here.

 

Perth

 

Perth is a city of growth, success and possibilities. The benefits of the resources boom of the last decade have flowed into every part of our lives, from education to transport, and tens of thousands of people have come to see the natural beauty of Western Australia and enjoy its year-round sunshine.

The new international airport, along with Elizabeth Quay on the city's riverfront, Perth Stadium, New Museum, expanding city rail network and beach-front developments are shaping Perth into Australia’s premier western gateway for tourism and investment.

 

EIT's Australian Campus

EIT’s West Australian Campus is based in West Perth, close to Perth’s Central Business District with easy access to public transport. The campus has a purpose built classroom, meeting area, remote laboratories, kitchen and lounge facilities. EIT also has an extensive physical and online library.

 

Accommodation

Accommodation for international students is as varied as the requirements of the students themselves! Perth has many options available that would suit your study program.

An approximate guide to accommodation costs in Perth are below:

Hostels and Guesthouses   A$80 to A$135 per week
Shared Rental   A$70 to A$250 per week
Homestay   A$110 to A$270 per week
Rental   A$100 to A$400 per week

 

How do I start looking for accommodation? 

Your Western Australian educational institution will provide you with help in finding accommodation and understanding contracts such as leases and tenancy agreements.

Student noticeboards and newspapers often advertise rooms, apartments and houses for rent. Some institutions also post accommodation vacancies on their website.

Websites like REIWA, Realestate.com.au, Gumtree, Homesales.com.au, Flatmates.com.au, RateMyAgent.com.au and FlatmateFinders.com.au are great places to look for rental accommodation.

 

Studying in Australia

International education has always been a strong focus in Western Australia.

Education in Perth is internationally known for excellence. The institutions are world-class and provide qualifications which will take you wherever you want to go.  

An overseas education is more than just study. It should include practical skills, encourage time management, recreation and curiosity, and most importantly it should provide choice. Perth provides a diverse range of courses across a number of institutions, and allows you to take the direction you want at the pace that is right for you. Vacation time and the relative ease of casual employment for students allow you to enjoy our state and get to know its people. 

No matter your interests, skills or level of learning, there is a study choice for your future in Perth.

Every Australian education provider that teaches international students must be registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Separate Western Australian legislation sets additional obligations and strict codes of conduct for education providers that are officially registered to enrol overseas students.

In collaboration with governments, educational institutions and stakeholders, Study Perth provides a leadership role in building the profile of international education in WA and overseas. It is also the first point of contact for anyone wishing to obtain information on studying and living in Perth. Study Perth is strongly supported by the Government of Western Australia through the Department of State Development and the Department of Education Services.

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Education Services for Overseas Students

The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act is an Australian Government Act that controls the delivery of international education in Australia. The ESOS Act was introduced to provide a legislative framework to ensure the quality of programs and services provided to international students and to ensure that the rights of international students are protected.

Standard 6.7 of the National Code of Practice for Registered Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students (The National Code 2007) requires EIT to ensure that staff members who interact directly with international students be aware of EIT's obligations under the ESOS framework and the potential implications for students arising from the exercise of these obligations.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is responsible for administering the ESOS Act and its associated instruments.

The National Code 2007

The National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007 (The National Code 2007) is part of the ESOS legislative framework and it provides nationally consistent standards for the conduct of registered providers of international education and the registration of their courses.

 

Types of international students covered by ESOS

The ESOS Act only applies to international students studying in Australia on a student visa. It is not applicable to students who are studying in an offshore location who are not studying under a student visa as issued by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

DIBP has produced an Easy Guide to ESOS and a National Code Explanatory Guide, which provide further details in relation to the ESOS Framework and the National Code.

Online Resources:

 

What you need to know a bout being an international student in Australia

The ESOS standards cover a range of information you have a right to know about and the services that must be offered to you by Australian education providers. These include:

  • orientation  to help you understand the course and more about the place you are studying, as well as access to support services that can help you study and adjust to life in Australia
  • the education provider’s contact officer or officers for overseas students
  • what your provider’s requirements are for satisfactory attendance
  • what your provider’s requirements are for satisfactory progress in the courses you study and what support is available if you are not progressing well
  • if you can apply for course credit and the circumstances in which your enrolment can be deferred, suspended or cancelled
  • a complaints and appeals process. 

 

Your responsibilities as an international student in Australia

As an international student on a student visa, you are responsible for:

  • complying with your student visa conditions
  • ensuring you have and continue to maintain your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for as long as you stay in Australia as a student
  • telling your provider if you change your address or other contact details
  • meeting the terms of the written agreement with your education provider
  • meeting the restriction on transfer between registered providers
  • maintaining satisfactory course progress
  • maintaining satisfactory attendance where applicable

Information about visa conditions for student visa holders is available on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s website at http://www.immi.gov.au/students/visa-conditions.htm.

 

Student Pre-Departure Handbook

To access EIT's Pre-Departure Handbook visit www.eit.edu.au/downloads/Pre-Departure_Handbook_V2.pdf.

 

Student Handbook

To access EIT's On-Campus Student Handbook visit www.eit.edu.au/downloads/EIT_On-Campus_Student_Handbook_V5.pdf.