Frequently Asked Questions
This section will hopefully answer some of your questions. If you still need more information, please contact the appropriate department.
- How do I apply for entry into Lloyds International College?
- What facilities do you offer?
- I want to study at University can you help me?
- Can I get a job in Sydney?
- How many hours a day should I study?
- Is it possible to live on campus?
- Can I pay by credit card?
- Can I extend my visa in Australia?
- What is the length of the course?
- Can I pay by installments?
- I have already done some of these subjects at another college, or at work. Do I need to study these parts of the course again?
- How do you timetable the courses?
- Do I need to do an IELTS exam to get into VET programs?
- How long can I study on a student visa?
- Do I need a visa to study in Australia?
- Can I work in Australia while I study?
- I have obtained my student visa. What does all the coding mean on the visa document?
- How long can I study on a tourist/visitor visa?
- Can I apply for a tourist visa over the Internet?
- Can I extend my stay in Australia?
- Do Australian residence students have to pay tuition fees?
- When can I begin my course?
- Can I have holidays?
- Will I receive a college student ID card?
- Can the college help me open a bank account?
- What should I do if I get sick and need to go to the doctor?
- Can I get student concessions on transport (buses, trains, ferries etc.)?
- What can I do in my spare-time?
- How much money do I need per month to cover living expenses?
- What's the weather like in Sydney?
- Can I use Internet services at your college?
- What are the classrooms facilities like?
- Who are the teachers/trainers/staff at your college?
- How can I pay my fees?
- Is my tuition fees secure?
- Can I study part-time?
- Can I bring my family with me?
- Do I have to pay overseas student health cover?
1. How do I apply for entry into Lloyds International College?
Complete an application form and send it to the college
Fax: (+61) 2 8263 1238
Postal Address: Level 8, 307 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
- Self study areas.
- Computer self access and Internet facilities.
3. I want to study at University can you help me?
Lloyds International College is not a university. You are eligible to apply for credit at university for the work you have studied at Lloyds International College. For more information please contact us.
4. Can I get a job in Sydney?
Your student visa allows you to work 40 hours a fortnight (14 days). Many of our students find a job in restaurants or hotels. Professional work is much harder to get because your student visa only allows you to work 40 hours a fortnight.
6. Is it possible to live on campus?
Lloyds International College does not offer living facilities. However, we can assist you in finding other accommodation during your stay. Student House and Homestay are available.
9. What is the length of the course?
You can study English for as little as four weeks or as long as 50 weeks. We will assess your skill level (give you a test) when you start your first day and place you into a class according to your ability. We will test you every month and promote you or not based on your test results.
Vocational Courses vary from 6 months (for a Certificate III) to 9 months (for a Diploma).
11. I have already done some of these subjects at another college, or at work. Do I need to study these parts of the course again?
No. You can apply for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) if it is based on your work experience, and for Course Credit if it is based on studies completed at another Australian RTO.
13. Do I need to do an IELTS exam to get into VET programs?
To study Business courses you need an IELTS score of 5.5. You don't need this exam if you have studied at Lloyds International College in the English course, or if you can produce an English certificate that you have received from an approved/provisionally accredited English college and you achieved Intermediate Level.
15. Do I need a visa to study in Australia?
Yes. To be granted a student visa you must complete a visa application form, lodge it & pay the visa application charge. For more information about student visas please visit www.immi.gov.au
16. Can I work in Australia while I study?
Yes. International students in Australia on a student visa can apply for permission to work up to 20 hours a week during course time and full-time during vacation periods. Please visit the www.immi.gov.au/students/students/working_while_studying/index.htm page on the Australian Immigration website to find out about conditions for working while studying and how to apply for permission to work.
17. I have obtained my student visa. What does all the coding mean on the visa document?
Your visa must satisfy the visa requirements and comply with a number of visa conditions for attendance and academic performance. . Your Student Visa will list the conditions that apply specifically to you. Descriptions of common student visa conditions can be found in the www.immi.gov.au/media/fact-sheets/50students.htm factsheet on the Australian Immigration website. It is important to comply with your visa conditions to avoid cancellation of your visa.
19. Can I apply for a tourist visa over the Internet?
Depending on the passport that you hold, you may be eligible to apply for a tourist visa online this will let you stay for 3 months in Australia. See www.eta.immi.gov.au for more information.
21. Do Australian residence students have to pay tuition fees?
Yes. Private colleges receive no government funding. All students are required to pay fees to contribute to the college's tuition and facilities.
23. Can I have holidays?
If you are studying a Business course, you are allowed 3 weeks break between 10 weeks terms.
If you are studying an English course, you will only be allowed to have holidays if you let us know of the specific period at the time of enrolment ONLY. This will then be put at the end of your study (there is no refund).
24. Will I receive a college student ID card?
On your first day at our college at Orientation, you will receive your student ID card during Orientation. You can use your student card for getting student discounts on entry to cinemas, theatres, museums, aquariums, art galleries etc. but not public transport.
25. Can the college help me open a bank account?
Yes. We will provide you with a Letter. The letter states that you are enrolled as a student at our college and includes your name, address in Sydney, date of birth and dates/length of course. You will need to take this letter along with any other documents needed.
26. What should I do if I get sick and need to go to the doctor?
There are several medical centres in the CBD, near the college. Yellow Pages directories have a complete list of doctors in Sydney. If you want a doctor who speaks your own language, you can contact your country's embassy, consulate or diplomatic mission in Australia. They can help you in your language and refer you to the appropriate for more info http://www.dfat.gov.au/embassies.html.
28. What can I do in my spare-time?
Sydney offers great experiences, tourist attractions many of them within walking distance of your college. You are sure to find lots of interests in Sydney. For more info visit www.citysearch.com.au. Attractions such as Darling Harbour, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House are only a short distance away.
29. How much money do I need per month to cover living expenses?
Students usually need $A1500 - $A2000 per month to cover accommodation, transport, food, clothes and entertainment options like going to the cinema, etc. This does not include airfares, health insurance and tuition fees.
30. What's the weather like in Sydney?
Summer ( December - February), Autumn (March - May), Winter (June - August) and Spring (September - November). Generally Sydney weather is good all year round. For the current weather conditions in Australia, check out http://weather.ninemsn.com.au/weather/.
33. Who are the teachers/trainers/staff at your college?
The strength of our college is our team of teachers, trainers & administration/marketing staff, who have experience in their fields. Our English teachers are all qualified professionals with many years of experience teaching English to international students.
- Direct Deposit into our bank account.
- Telegraphic Transfer- Transfer of fees from Overseas bank account to bank account
- Credit Card- Payment by either Visa, Mastercard, or Bankcard
- Bank draft or bank cheque. Please make cheques payable as listed on the bank fees document
37. Can I bring my family with me?
Most visas allow international students to bring their family to Australia as their dependants. If your course is 2 months or more. Family members include your spouse, and you and your spouse's dependent children. If you are planning to bring your dependants with you to Australia, there are specific arrangements for your family visas and living arrangements. You will also need to budget your living costs accordingly. Visit the www.immi.gov.au/students/students/bringing_family/index.htm page the Australian Immigration website.
38. Do I have to pay overseas student health cover?
Australian Government regulations state:
'It is a condition of the grant of your Overseas Student Visa that you have acceptable health insurance cover during the whole time you are in Australia.' To be covered for health insurance, you will need to pay the Overseas Student Health Cover (OHSC) when you accept your offer to join our college. The college will pay health cover on behalf of you, and you include this as part of your fees payment to the college. For more info go to www.health.gov.au/internet/wcms/publishing.nsf/content/health-privatehealth-providers-oscover.htm.
39. Can I change my visa once I am in Australia?
You can be allowed to change your visa once you are in Australia. Visit the www.immi.gov.au for more information.
41. How do I apply for a student visa?
You will first need to complete the application form. Upon approval of your application, we will issue an offer letter which will indicate the course, and the fees to be paid. You must then pay the fees indicated as well as the OSHC (Overseas Student Health Cover). Upon receipt of payment, we will issue you with a COE (Confirmation of Enrolment) which you can then use to apply for a student visa at the Australian Consulate General. You will also be asked to provide a medical report signed by the Australian Consulate General approved panel of doctors. For more Visa information go to www.immi.gov.au
42. What are the nationalities of your students?
We are currently enrolling students from all parts of the world. We participate in exhibitions across the world attracting many countries to our college.
44. Can I apply for a student visa online?
Yes you may be eligible to apply, visit www.immi.gov/e_visa/index.htm website for more information.