Conditions of Enrolment
MIBT Certificate and Diploma Courses:
Note: As the Postgraduate Qualifying Program (Business and Law) is a Deakin University course different Conditions of Enrolment apply. Click here for information.
- Provision has been made to safeguard payments made in advance by students. All tuition fees paid before the course commences will be deposited into the Melbourne Institute of Business and Technology Student Fees Account. When the student commences study, MIBT will draw down these funds from the Student Fees Account.
- Once an applicant accepts a place in a course offered by MIBT and pays fees, or submits a Request for FEE-HELP, a binding contract is created between the student and MIBT. The Contract between the applicant and MIBT is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Victoria. Acceptance of a place offered by MIBT also signifies acknowledgement that the policy will be reviewed and amended from time to time.
- All fees, charges and accounts will be payable in advance. Students will not be permitted to commence or continue their course at the beginning of any semester until all outstanding fees, charges or accounts are paid.
- Any payments not made by the due date will incur a late payment penalty of A$200 and will accrue a further penalty of A$50 per week or part thereof until the full amount owing has been paid.
- Where a student studies less than or more than a full semester load (Certificate: four units, Diploma: four units), the student will pay the current per unit fee for each unit undertaken. Should it be necessary for the student to repeat a unit, the full unit amount will be charged.
- No refunds are given for tuition fees unless the student has completed, cancelled or withdrawn from their course. Any overpayment of fees will remain credited towards a student’s account and applied against charges in a subsequent semester.
- Local and international students are required to attend all classes in which they are timetabled and undertake all tests and examinations during a course and abide by all rules and regulations of the Institute that are in force at any time.
- MIBT may by written notice vary conditions of enrolment as may be necessary to comply with any law, regulation or amendment thereof, of the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Victoria.
- In the event of circumstances requiring urgent medical care where it is not possible to contact the parent/guardian, MIBT is authorised as a matter of urgency to seek and provide appropriate medical care.
- Students with grievances or complaints of an academic or non-academic nature are encouraged to access the MIBT complaints and appeals process. This agreement does not prevent a student’s right to access Australia’s consumer protection laws or to pursue other legal remedies. However, students are encouraged in the first instance to access the Institute’s complaints and appeals process.
- International students must complete their course within the period specified on their Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and are not permitted to study part-time.
- Student visas are usually issued for the duration of the course. Information on student visa application or renewal is available at http://www.immi.gov.au/.
- MIBT is obliged to report to the Australian Government any student who is not making satisfactory progress in their studies. Please refer to the MIBT Satisfactory Course Progress Policy
- Student visa condition 8533 requires a student to notify their education provider of any change to their residential address in Australia within 7 days.
- It is a visa requirement that International students pay and maintain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) while studying in Australia.
- International students can only work 20 hours a week while classes are in session.
- You should acquaint yourself with full Australian student visa conditions at http://www.immi.gov.au/ BEFORE accepting your offer at MIBT.
- International students must meet the minimum English language proficiency requirement for entry into the course. The English proficiency will be tested; if the test reveals that the English language skills are insufficient, the student will be required to enrol in the Mixed Program in the first semester of study or enrol in an ELICOS course prior to the commencement of studies at the discretion of MIBT.
- Information is collected on this form and during your enrolment in order to meet our obligations under the Education Services for Overseas students Act 2000 (ESOS Act) and the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007 (National Code 2007); to ensure student compliance with the conditions of their visas and their obligations under Australian immigration laws generally. The authority to collect this information is contained in the ESOS Act, the Education Services for overseas Students Regulations 2001 and the National Code 2007. Information collected about you on this form and during your enrolment can be provided, in certain circumstances, to the Australian Government and designated authorities and, if relevant, the Tuition Assurance Scheme and the ESOS Assurance Fund Manager. In other instances information collected on this form or during your enrolment can be disclosed without your consent where authorised or required by law. Students may access personal information held by MIBT by contacting MIBT Reception.
The ESOS framework designed for prospective students is now available here.
The National Code is available here.
- No refund will be issued to FEE-HELP assistance students. FEE-HELP assistance students must withdraw before the MIBT census date else the FEE-HELP debt will be incurred for that semester. The census date for each semester is the end of week four of that semester.
- No refunds are given for tuition fees or overpayment of fees unless the student has completed, cancelled or withdrawn from their course. It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of any excess payments on their account and to maintain current address and contact details. Any balance remaining will be held in the account for three months. Unclaimed monies held by MIBT after this period will be forfeited to MIBT.
- All refunds under this policy will be paid within four weeks after receiving a written claim from the student. In the unlikely event that MIBT is unable to deliver a course in full, the refund will be paid within two weeks of the day on which the course ceased being provided by MIBT. In the later event, students may opt to accept a place in a suitable alternative course offered by MIBT at no additional cost else, they have the right to a full refund of course fees.
- Where an international student’s visa application is rejected, a student must withdraw from MIBT and the cancellation fee will be calculated as shown below. Proof of visa refusal must be sent to MIBT after visa refusal notification from the Australian High Commission. This does not apply to visa applications/renewals rejected by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) due to a breach of student visa conditions.
International Student Refund Calculation
|Visa Refused prior to course commencement - Evidence of refusal necessary:
|More than 10 weeks:
|More than 4 wks and up to 10 wks:
||30% of the course fees
|4 weeks or less:
||60% of the course fees
|4 weeks or less:
||A$500 plus 70% of the course fee
|More than 4 weeks:
||100% of the course fee
Domestic Student Refund Calculation
|Weeks 1 - 4
|Weeks 5 - 14
||100% of Unit Fees
|Weeks 1 - 4
|Weeks 5 - 14
||100% of Semester Fees
Students on an international student visa are required to remain with their education provider for the first six months of study of their principal course. In all cases, the Diploma is the principal course unless packaged with a Deakin University undergraduate course.
Deferment to Commencement of Studies
Students must formally advise MIBT if they are unable to commence their studies until a subsequent semester. MIBT will hold the fees paid until commencement without levying a penalty. If the student subsequently withdraws, the Refund Policy will apply as at the date MIBT was advised in writing of the withdrawal. For international students, a deferment to commencement of studies can only be granted in compassionate or compelling circumstances, that is, circumstances beyond the control of the student and which have an impact upon the student’s course progress or wellbeing.
Leave of Absence
Students who apply for a leave of absence from their course after enrolment and within the first four weeks of course commencement, MIBT will transfer fees paid to the next semester. If the student subsequently withdraws, the Refund Policy applies from the date MIBT received advice in writing regarding the leave of absence. If the student applies for a leave of absence from the fifth week of the semester, their place will be held, but all tuition fees applicable to that semester will be forfeited.
Please see below for the Refund Policy: