International Students | MCFE


Welcome to Melbourne College of Further Education and thank you for considering us as your future Educational Provider. Here at MCFE we pride ourselves in the support we offer International Students, and how we make the transition as stress-free as possible for our students. The move to Melbourne is a big decision and there is a lot involved, so this page should highlight all the important things you should consider to ensure its the right fit for you. If you still have un-answered questions after reading this page, please contact us and we will happily help.

CRICOS Registration number: 02961A

RTO Registration number: 21340

Courses for International Students

CHC30121 Certificate III Early Childhood Education & Care

This course is designed for an entry level into the Early Childhood Education and Care industry.








52 weeks

Intakes :

March 2023  |   July 2023

CHC50121 Diploma Early Childhood Education & Care

This qualification will set you up to be in a supervisor or management position within a Childcare centre. Certificate III is a pre-requisite.








52 weeks

Intakes :

July 2023

CHC33015 Certificate III Individual Support

Certificate III in Individual Support is a course designed for entry level into the Ageing, Home & Community Care and Disability industry.






50 weeks

Intakes :

March 2023  |  July 2023

SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management (Superseded)

We cover the core skills required to get work in hospitality, plus the skills and knowledge you need to be a shift manager or supervisor.






70 weeks

Intakes :

Currently not taking enrolments.

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Application Process and Entry Requirements

Application Process

The following are the basic steps involved in lodging your application for an International course with MCFE.

  1. Complete the online enquiry form below– (or via your Education Agent)
  2. MCFE will email you an Enrolment Application Form for your selected course(s)
  3. Read the International Student Handbook and course brochure in detail
  4. You complete this enrolment form and attach ALL required evidence
  5. MCFE reviews the application and if successful will invite you to participate in an online interview (10 mins)
  6. MCFE accepts enrolment applications and will send you a Letter of Offer to sign
  7. You will make the initial payment – 25% of the first course fees + the application fee $150
  8. Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) issued to you
  9. You submit for Visa application
  10. When approved we will send you pre-course information
  11. Arrive in Australia – attend our Orientation session
  12. Start your course
  • IELTS 5.5* or other Equivalent English Score (see next tab)
    • the test must have been taken no more than two years before you apply for your student visa.
  • Equivalence of high school certificate
  • Must be an International student
  • Genuinely want to do our course
  • Meet the Department of Immigration’s Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements
  • Hold overseas health cover
  • Can pay our course fees on time
  • You need to have enough money that is genuinely available to you, to pay for your course fees, and travel and living costs for you and your accompanying family members while you are in Australia. You might need to provide evidence to Home Affairs of your financial capacity with your visa application. Check the Document Checklist tool to find out the evidence you need to provide.
English language test providersMinimum test scoreMinimum test score where combined with at least 10 weeks ELICOSMinimum test score where combined with at least 20 weeks ELICOS
International English Language Testing System5.554.5
Pearson Test of English Academic423630
*Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper based

*this will only be accepted from limited countries
TOEFL internet based test463532
Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English)162154147
Occupational English Test, a mark between A and E. An A or B is considered a pass.n/an/an/a

More about us…

Melbourne College of Further Education (MCFE) a division of iAscend Polytechnic Pty Ltd (RTO no 21340), CRICOS registration no 02961A. It has 3 campus locations in Melbourne’s central business district, the capital city of the State of Victoria. Melbourne is situated on the Yarra River and around Port Phillip Bay, with its beautiful beaches and water sports facilities. It is a beautiful, spacious city with all the parks, gardens, sporting venues and scenic places that Australian space and natural resources allow.

One quarter of Melbourne’s population was born overseas, making it one of the world’s most multicultural cities. There are now people from 140 nations living harmoniously together. This broad ethnic mix has brought many benefits to the city including a wide range of cuisines and over 2,300 restaurants, bistros and cafes.

Melbourne is considered the shopping capital of Australia and offers some of Australia’s biggest shopping complexes as well as sophisticated boutiques, strip shopping, and a host of lively and popular markets.

Melbourne has an excellent public transport system with trams, trains and buses providing an extensive network throughout the city and suburbs.

MCFE is particularly attuned to the needs of its international students in the support and services they might need to adjust to study and life in Australia, to achieve their learning goals and to achieve satisfactory progress towards meeting the learning outcomes of their course.

MCFE provides an induction/orientation program for our international students covering:

  • 1. Living in Australia
  • 2. Security
  • 3. Student support services
  • 4. Legal services
  • 5. Emergency and health services
  • 6. Facilities and resources
  • 7. Complaints and appeals processes
  • 8. Any student visa condition relating to course progress and/or attendance as appropriate.

MCFE has a designated a Student Services Coordinator to assist international students in settling into training in Australia.

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MCFE Courses & Programs

Melbourne College of Further Education (MCFE), as a division of iAscend Polytechnic, provides in-demand vocational courses to get you qualified while you work, gain a new qualification or start a whole new career.

We are with you every step of the way, providing individual class room support and practical hands on training,
to help you achieve the qualification you need.

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