Pre Enrolment Information


Pax Institute of Education can arrange an airport pickup service to take the stress away from arriving in a new country. If you would like this service, please indicate so on the application form. The cost is $125 and is payable with the tuition fees.


As many students find life in Australia quite different from life in their home country, orientation activities are provided to help students become familiar with Australian culture and customs and to introduce students to the Institute and its services.

All students will be provided with an Orientation Guide which details many aspects of living and studying in Melbourne and introduces students to life in Australia. An orientation session prior to commencement of the course will include enrolment, a campus familiarisation tour, studying at Pax, living in Australia, and opportunities for meeting other students.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) & Credit Transfer

RPL is an assessment of non-formal and previous work or life experience can determine the extent to which a student has already attained the required learning outcomes and/or units of competency in a qualification. Pax Institute of Education offers RPL to all applicants (fees apply) and also recognises and accepts any Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statements of Attainment that are issued by other Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). Credit transfer is given for units of competency for which an original official Certificate or Statement of Attainment is produced. For further details please refer to the policy under Downloads

Suspension and Cancellation of Enrolment

Students are able to defer the commencement of the studies or temporarily suspend their studies in limited circumstances. Students must refer to the policy on the Institute’s website for more details. A student’s enrolment may be cancelled or suspended by the institute in the following circumstances: misbehaviour, taking leave from study without permission, continued non-payment of fees, not maintaining satisfactory course progress or attendance, behavior indicating that you are not a bona fide student and not maintaining personal contact details with the Institution.

ESOS Framework

The Australian Government wants overseas students in Australia to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study. Australia’s laws promote quality education and consumer protection for overseas students. These laws are known as the ESOS framework and they include the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2019 and National Code of Practice 2018.

For detailed information about the ESOS Framework, click here



Address Notification

Students must notify the Institute of changes of address, telephone number, email address and fax number within 7 days of the change. This is required by visa condition 8533. Failure to do this may mean the student may not receive important information which may affect their course, their enrolment or their visa and is a breach of their student visa condition.


With the release of ASQA Fact sheet for overseas student attendance on 31 July 2019, PAX Institute has implemented a procedure to monitor student attendance for ensuring that the student is attending minimum of 20 hours scheduled course contact hours per week. Attendance is closely linked to Course Progress. PAX has adopted and implemented a course progress policy and procedures for all the students enrolled in CRICOS registered courses. PAX may report students based on course progress. However, you are required to maintain minimum 70% attendance per term and attend at least 20 hours of face-to-face scheduled classes.
Student attendance in classroom learning and assessment session is strongly linked to academic performance. Further, in a competency-based environment, students need to demonstrate certain skills as part of their course which is best achieved during in-class assessment sessions. Missing classes and remaining absent without PAX’s approval may impact on your course progress and course duration.

Code of Conduct

Students are required to follow the code of conduct and behaviour in accordance with the rules and policies of the Institute and visa conditions, and a student’s enrolment may be deferred, suspended or cancelled if found to be in breach of these standards and conditions.

Course Progress

Students are required to maintain satisfactory course progress throughout their studies by passing at a minimum 50% of enrolled units per term. The Institute will implement intervention strategies for students who do not maintain satisfactory course progress and is obliged to report them to DIAC if unsatisfactory course progress is maintained over two consecutive terms. For more information, refer to the Course Progress policy on the Institute’s website downloads.

Credit Transfer and RPL

Students are eligible to apply for Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) as per the Institute’s Credit Transfer and RPL policy downloads.

Enrolment and Orientation

Students must read and understand the information about the Institute including the entry requirements, fees, studying in Australia, and course information and recognise that it is their responsibility to meet the conditions of entry to the Institute as indicated in the Letter of Offer. Students are required to attend the Orientation session on the designated day.


The Institute shall not be liable for any personal injury or death or loss of or damage to a student’s property arising out of or in any way connected with the enrolment in and the completion of the course or any other arrangement organised by the Institute on a student’s behalf, whether or not by reason of any wilful negligent act or mission or breach of contract by the Institute, its officer, representatives, employees or agents.


Students are required to read, understand and undertake to meet the policies and the rules of the Institute as outlined on the Institute’s website downloads.


Students must maintain Overseas student Health Cover (OSHC) for themselves and any family members throughout the duration of their stay in Australia.

Suspension, Deferment Cancellation of Enrolment

Students may initiate a request to defer commencement of studies or suspend their studies on the grounds of compassionate or compelling circumstances. Students wishing to defer the commencement of studies or suspend their studies must apply to do so in writing to the Institute. The Institute may decide to suspend or cancel a student’s enrolment as a response to misbehavior by the student. Deferral of commencement, suspension of enrolment and cancellation of enrolment has to be reported to DIBP and may affect the status of a student visa. Students should refer to the Suspension , Deferral and Cancellation Policy on the website downloads.

The Institute reserves the right to cancel or suspend a course. In the event that a course is cancelled or suspended, a refund of fees will be supplied within 14 days.


Students on a student visa are required to remain with their education provider for the first six months of study of their principal course. Students wanting to transfer will need to adhere to the Transferring Between Providers policy downloads.