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643 Spencer St, 3003 West Melbourne, Vic
Phone: (130) 036-8883
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International Students

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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.

International Student Courses

BSB50215 Diploma of Business (superseded)

You will develop your management skills and we’ll  teach you to share your business vision with the world.

COST: $8,400
DURATION: 33 weeks

CHC30113 Certificate III Early Childhood Education & Care (superseded)

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

COST: $9,885
DURATION: 50 weeks

CHC50113 Diploma Early Childhood Education & Care (superseded)

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care will set you up to be in a supervisor or management position within a Childcare.

COST: $18,770
DURATION: 70 weeks

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.

COST: $9,885
DURATION: 50 weeks

SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management

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.

COST: $12,500
DURATION: 70 weeks

Coming Soon – SIT30816 Certificate III Commercial Cookery

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.

COST: $18,770
DURATION: 70 weeks

Can’t choose a single course? Study Multiple!

Most students choose to complete 2 courses in succession, by doing this we offer a 20% discount. Having multiple courses to your name will make you a more impressive candidate when applying for jobs…

Adding a Diploma level qualification to a Certificate III allows you to learn the key foundation skills, in particular, if they differ in the customs of your home country. And once these key foundation skills are achieved you can progress to the Diploma course which provides you with skills and knowledge for higher level positions within this industry and standard business management practices.

Certificate III Individual Support + Diploma of Business$14,62883 weeks
Certificate III Early childhood Education and Care +Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care or Diploma of Business$22,984 143 weeks
Certificate III Commercial Cookery (coming soon)


Diploma of Hospitality or Diploma of Business$25,000120 weeks



Course intake dates & orientation


We offer an orientation class usually 1 week before the start date of your course. This gives you a chance to ask any questions to your trainer or support staff.


This will be the starting date of your course. By this date you should have already attended the Orientation session and have all your books ready.

Entry Requirements

  • IELTS 5.5*
  • Equivalence of high school certificate
  • Must be an International student
  • Genuinely want to do our course
  • Hold overseas health cover
  • Can pay our course fees on time, 1 year in advance
  • 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.

*Other evidence of English language, the test must have been taken no more than two years before you apply for your student visa.

English language test providers Minimum test score Minimum test score where combined with at least 10 weeks ELICOS Minimum 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

Application Process

Applying for the course and organising everything you need like your VISA, accommodation, funds and transport can be difficult. We have tried to simplify the process as much as possible and offer you plenty of resources to assist you. If you are finding it difficult you can contact us or get local help by using an Educational Provider.


Guide to Living in Australia…

If you need some more information on Studying in Melbourne, or just want more tips and tools regarding international students, click on the books below for links to accompanying websites that specialise in international studies.

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More Information?

Download our guides to find out more about how we deliver courses, what to expect, and advice on the move to Australia.

International Student Course Guide & Prospectus

This is a guide to all our courses in our scope, the funding and how to apply. You will need this to choose which study pathway you would like to go down before making the big move to Australia.

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.


Apply to become an Education Agent for MCFE

Download application form here, complete and email to [email protected] with the accompanying documents. New Agents will be required to provide two Australian Referees. On review of your application, we will be in touch.


First Education Consultants & Migration Australia Group (FIRSTEC International)


Address: St Kilda Road Tower 301, 1 Queens Road, Melbourne Vic 3004

Phone: +61 3 9863 7828

Email: [email protected]