International Students

How To Apply

TIV is firmly committed to achieving best practice in the provision of vocational education and training. TIV recognises that particular groups of people in society have experienced, and continue to experience, institutional disadvantage and unequal educational outcomes. Our access and equity practices ensure non-discriminatory admission to courses and the achievement of comparable educational outcomes by all groups in society.


By providing accessible and equitable vocational education our students develop the knowledge and skills to enhance their life and work opportunities. TIV programs and services are relevant, accessible, fair and inclusive.We promote programs and services in a manner that includes and reflects the diverse population.


Step 1: Complete the Application Form


Complete the International Student Application Form available from the Institute Reception or download from our website
Ensure to complete all sections of the form including the declaration


Step 2: Lodge your completed Application Form together with all the copies of your supporting documents

The supporting documents you have to submit together with your application form are as follows:
Evidence of English Language Proficiency (must submit one of the following)
IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
Appropriate ELICOS/EAL Certificate
Year 12 qualification from level 1 countries as identified by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP)
Copy of the bio data page of your passport
Copy of Visa (if applicable)
Academic results (Year 10 and 12 or equivalent
Note: all relevant documents must be authenticated.
Personally lodge the application documents or send via post to Level 1, 252 Lygon Street, CARLTON, Victoria 3053, AUSTRALIA. To help speed up the process, you may send it via email to


Step 3: Assessment of your Application

Upon receipt of your application documents, an authorised TIV Delegate will assess your application.
If in your application you have indicated that you are applying for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT), you will be required to complete an RPL Application Form or a Credit Transfer Application Form. For more information on RPL and CT process, please go to or speak with our Authorised TIV Delegate by contacting +61 3 9639 3525 or email
If your application is initially unsuccessful, you will be requested to provide further information to support your application. Submit the requested information or documents as soon as possible to avoid further delays. Remember to contact us at any stage if you require further advice or assistance on +61 3 9639 3525 or email


Step 4: Receiving the Letter of Offer/Student Agreement

If your application is successful you will be given a Letter of Offer and a Student Enrolment Agreement.Instructions on how to accept your offer are provided in the offer package.
Read the Letter of Offer and the Student Agreement. If you agree to the terms and conditions, sign the document and organise the required initial payment.


Bank details are as follows


Account Name: Spice Telecom Australia Pty Ltd trading as Technical Institute of Victoria
Bank: Westpac Australia
BSB number: 033 040
Account Number: 342110


We also accept payments through credit card (Visa or MasterCard). If you need any further assistance, please contact us on +61 3 9639 3525
Return the said documents together with the proof of payment.


Step 5: Issuing the Electronic confirmation of enrolment

Once payment has been confirmed and all required documents including the Overseas Student Health Cover are received by TIV, an Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) is processed by the Institute Authorised Delegate.
The copy of COE is sent to you and/or your Education Agent.


Step 6: Apply for your student visa (if applicable)

Upon receiving the eCoE inform your nearest Australian Embassy or contact your Agent to assist you. If you do not have an Agent, we may be able to assist you by referring you to one of our listed Agents. Our Agents List is available on our website .
Carefully check the visa requirements for your course which will depend upon your country assessment level and visa-subclass which is available from Australian immigration website .
For further information or assistance on visa process, please refer to or email