- MIV does not accept enrolment of any overseas student who is under 18 years of age at the time of commencement of their studies for onshore and under 18 years of age at the time of arrival to Australia for offshore students.
- MIV Application Form must be signed and returned to commence the admission process and before acceptance of any tuition fees.
- Letter of Offer will be issued and each overseas student will be offered, and must sign, the MIV Acceptance Agreement prior to, or at the same time, as any money for tuition fees are paid to MIV.
- The Acceptance Agreement between MIV and the overseas student sets out the services to be provided, fees payable and information in relation to refunds of course money (refer to Fees, Charges and Refund Policy).
- MIV Acceptance Agreement will:
Identify the course(s) in which the overseas student is to be enrolled;
- Identify any conditions on the overseas student’s enrolment such as any pre-requisite course or attaining a certain level of English Language Proficiency;
- Provide an itemized list of course money payable by the overseas student and the payment structure/schedule;
- Set out the circumstances under which personal information about the overseas student may be shared between MIV and the Australian Government and designated authorities and, if relevant, the TAS and the ESOS Assurance Fund Manager. This information includes personal contact details, course enrolment details and changes, and the circumstances of any suspected breach by the overseas student of a student visa condition; and advises the overseas student of their responsibility to notify MIV of a change of address while enrolled in the course(s);
- The student agreement must highlight the refund procedures including MIV default and Student default.
- MIV will not process any incomplete applications for students who do not have study rights in Australia.
Click here to check the ESOS legislative framework.
Mercury Institute of Victoria embraces flexibility and equal opportunity, encouraging people to apply for enrolment without discrimination and hoping that an optimal number of students can participate in education and training at the highest level.
The following outlines entry requirements for both local and international students intending to study at Mercury Institute of Victoria.
Entry Requirements for International Students
- Age (MIV is not accepting students under age of 18) for all courses on scope.
- An English language proficiency level of one of the following for courses other than EAL:
- IELTS band score of 5.5 (academic test version) or equivalent
- IELTS band 5.0 and a successful completion of ELICOS.
- For Assessment Level 1 countries – MIV English Placement Test
- Minimum secondary studies in your home country equivalent to an Australian Year 11 for courses other than EAL
Note: In case any document that is presented when applying for enrolment at the Mercury Institute of Victoria is in a language other than English, it must be accompanied with an English translated copy.
The Mercury Institute of Victoria selection process is conducted in an ethical and responsible manner. Entry requirements are in accordance with equal opportunity regulations in Australia. Selection and enrolment at MIV is carried out in an ethical and responsible manner, which encourages individuals to apply for enrolment without fear of discrimination. MIV also seeks to identify any special requirements that an individual applicant may have.
Student Enrolment Procedure
On initial contact, the student is to be informed of the Mercury Institute of Victoria (MIV) training and delivery mode to suit their particular circumstances. The student will be provided with the information on training program content, Student Handbook, qualification delivery mode and fees. The student will also be directed to the website for further information on MIV Policies and Procedures, ESOS Framework, TPS information, Fees and charges and Course outline and other Relevant forms.
The following steps are to be followed when enrolling a new student:
Step 1 – Completing the Application Form by prospect student
Administration Department (AD) ensures ALL required fields have been filled in, including student date of birth and details of all current and completed studies with accurate dates and course providers.
The Administration Department needs to make sure that:
- Application Form with applicant signature is completed,
- Copies of academic qualifications and transcripts,
- Copies of English Language proficiency,
- Copies of passport are provided (main page and visa page where appropriate), and
- Letter of offer and details for payment of tuition and other fees are sent to the student prior to signing Acceptance Agreement.
Step 2 – Providing Supporting Documentation
The Administration Department will check the documents submitted by the student. The Administration Officer will check the student’s visa conditions and, if required, the student will be asked to provide any other supporting documentation with application through contacting the Administration Department or by emailing either the education agent or student.
Step 3 – Applying for Advanced Standing
- At the time of enrolment, if the Administration Department find that enrolled students are eligible for Advanced Standing (Credit Transfer/ RPL) the result and qualification transcripts will be forwarded to Training Coordinator for each qualification or un The Training Coordinator will assess the eligibility of advanced standing and advise the Operations Manager; or
- If an applicant is applying for advanced standing, they are required to attach Credit Transfer Application Form/RPL Kit to the application, details of all subjects they have successfully completed and would like credit for, in addition to certified copies of qualifications and academic transcripts.
Refer to Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer Policy.
Step 4 – The Administration Department will assess the Application and issue an Offer Letter.
Step 5 – Student Offer Letter issued and Acceptance Agreement is sent to the Student/Agent.
Step 6 – Student accepts Offer Letter and signs Acceptance Agreement.
Step 7 – MIV will receive signed Acceptance Agreement.
Step 8 – Student will pay the Tuition fees.
Step 9 – CoE is issued.
The Administration Department (AD) will identify student needs during the pre-enrolment assessment. The Administration Department will negotiate what is suitable for the student and put it in place before the commencement of the training program. If there is any uncertainty about the student’s enrolment information, they will be contacted by phone, agent or student directly, to clarify their support requirements and intentions of commencement date before issuing CoE.
All successful applicants must complete an Orientation program before the first day of their course to familiarise themselves with MIV’s services, facilities and procedures. Students will be given an Orientation pack to introduce them to the services available and provide them with some general information about life in Australia. All Students will be provided with a full orientation of MIV’s facilities and services upon arrival.
The Student Support Officer or Operations Manager will inform the students.
Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) test
Mercury Institute of Victoria will review all enrollment applications to ensure entry requirements are being met prior to acceptance into a course.
In addition Mercury Institute of Victoria will ensure all students undertake a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) test through the enrolment process to ensure that all students have the ability to complete the course. This test will occur prior to course commencement and will be assessed by a qualified Trainer.
If the student cannot complete the LLN test satisfactorily then an LLN Report will be completed which includes the required action to be taken to assist the student to be able to complete the course (is maintained in the Student Support Register). The LLN Report has the provision to schedule and document processes to provide support and guidance to the student in line with issues identified in the LLN test. The LLN report also allows for the monitoring and evaluation of the support being provided.
The Operations Manager /Student Support Officer will be responsible for ensuring that any student identified as requiring LLN support is provided this support and is maintaining satisfactory progress throughout their enrolment. Where a student is not maintaining satisfactory course progress the Operations Manager may determine that as part of the intervention strategy the student will be provided LLN support as appropriate to the individual student.
Trainers to provide extra assistance by using different strategies like:
- Providing extra time to complete the assessment
- Providing academic support eg.additional classes or study groups
- Recommendations for participation in MIV run workshops for student support
- Using short and simple sentences to explain
- Using life experiences in the classroom
- Confirm understanding for example ask students to rephrase questions
- Referring them to the courses that may help them to develop the skills in these areas.
- Including more pictures or diagrams e.g. power point presentation, videos etc. during the learning process.
- External / Third Party references such as:
It’s a new requirement, for all VET students.
GET YOUR USI NOW!
If you are planning to study in Australia you must have a USI.
If you don’t have a USI, you won’t be able to receive recognition for your training.
All staff at Mercury can assist you in creating your USI.
What is the Unique Student Identifier (USI)?
As of 1 January 2015, all students who undertake vocational education and training courses must have a USI. If you do not hold a USI, training providers (RTOs) cannot, by law, issue you a Certificate, Diploma, Statement of Attainment or Transcript for your training. The USI is part of the way that the Australian Government is improving the training sector. It ensures people can obtain a complete record of their enrolments and achievements from a single online source and that lost qualifications will be a thing of the past.
What do you need to do?
- Mercury can create your USI for you. To do that you must provide your consent and one of the following types of ID when you enrol in 2015:
- Australian Driver’s Licence
- Medicare Card
- Australian Passport
- Australian Citizenship Certificate
- Non-Australian Passport (with Australian visa)
- Australian Birth Certificate
- Certificate of Registration by Descent
By signing the MIV enrolment form, you confirm acceptance of the USI Privacy Statement. You can complete the USI Application Form if you are an existing Mercury Student. Once we have created your USI, the Australian Government will provide you with a copy in the post for your records.
If you already have a USI?
Let us know today! Visit the Administration Officer at your college campus.
Need Help or Further Info
The Australian Government provide full details on the USI scheme through the USI portal.
At Mercury we have flexible payment plans and a number of different methods of payment. Students have the following options for payment.
Please visit your local Commonwealth Bank branch to pay by cash, cheque or EFTPOS. See below for banking details, or refer to your Letter of Offer for the same information. It is important to provide the deposit evidence and student enrolment details to the Accounts Office for identification purposes.
Pay By Mail
Original cheques, bank drafts and money orders can be mailed to the Accounts Office.
Address: Mercury Institute of Victoria Pty Ltd
Level 1, 117 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Please provide student enrolment details with the payment. Cheque title can be made out as following:
Mercury Institute of Victoria Pty Ltd
Please refer to your offer letter or invoice for MIV bank account detail. The same banking information can also be found on this page. Transfer/remittance evidence and student enrolment detail must be provided to Account Office for identification purpose.
Take your offer letter or invoice to our Cashier located on Level 1, 117 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne CBD VIC 3000. Cashier can accept Cheque or Cash.
|Mercury Institute of Victoria Bank Details
|| Mercury Institute of Victoria Pty Ltd
||Commonwealth Bank of Australia
|| 063 019
|| 1135 4829