International Students

CRICOS-Approved Courses

Ikon is registered to deliver the following courses to international students in Australia:

Admission Criteria

Ikon has a range of admission pathways available to students of all circumstances and academic backgrounds.

The admission criteria below applies to all of our courses of study:

a) satisfy the admission criteria most relevant to their circumstances

b) satisfy any course-specific admission criteria relevant to their chosen course

c) meet the published English Language Proficiency Requirements for their course of interest

d) be at least 18 years of age at course commencement

If you have any questions about the best applicant group for your circumstances, please contact our International Sales Team at

Applicants may be required to participate in an informal interview with an Ikon representative.

For more information see:International Student Admission Policy

English Language Proficiency Requirements

You are required to demonstrate that you meet the minimum English language proficiency requirements for your course.  The requirements are specific to each course to ensure that you have the level of proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking English to progress and complete your studies successfully.

You can meet the English language requirements in a number of ways:

  • English speaking background and completed at least five years of primary and secondary school
  • Previous studies where the primary language of instruction and assessment was in English
  • Satisfactory performance in an accepted English Language Proficiency Test
  • Satisfactory completion of an accepted English Preparation Course

Further details can be found here.

Campus Tours

For any international students interested in booking a campus tour please click the relevant campus below.

Book a tour in Melbourne

Book a tour in Sydney

Studying In Australia

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

OSHC is an insurance to assist international students meeting the costs of medical and hospital care that they may need while in Australia. OSHC will also pay limited benefits for pharmaceuticals and ambulance services. As an international student, you must show evidence that you have health insurance cover before a visa can be issued. OSHC is required for the total duration of your studies.

These are some of the insurance companies in Australia that offer OSHC to international students:

  • Australian Health Management
  • BUPA Australia
  • Medibank Private
  • Allianz Global Assistance (subcontracted by Lysaght Peoplecare)
  • nib OSHC

Please note that the list above is for students reference only.

Cost Of Living

Knowing the average living costs in Australia is a crucial part of your financial prepration when deciding to move to Australia. Below is rough idea of the some of the costs you will need to consider while living and studying in Australia.

Rent: $185 to $440 per week

Groceries and Eating Out: $140 to $280 per week

Gas, Electricity: $10 to $20 per week

Phone and Internet: $15 to $30 per week

Public Transport: $30 to $60 per week

The Cost of Living Calculator is a great tool for international students to use when planning the lifestyle of your choosing in Australia.

You can compare accommodation, transport options, entertainment activities and much more.

Accomodation in Australia

Accommodation is a big living expense for international students moving to Australia and there is a lot to consider. We recommend that you decide on where you would like to live, based on the campus you choose.

We encourage students to move into a shared apartment or find someone they can move in with, and choose a place where utilities such as electricity and water are included in the cost of the weekly rent.

For information about accommodation options in Australia, you can read the Insider Guide’s page Student Accommodation in Australia.


Australia has a wide variety of transport options in the city centres of each state. On average public transport will cost around $30-$60 per week, however, this will depend on the type of transport and how frequent you use the public transport system.

Visit the Insider Guides page, Transport: Getting Around Your City, to see a full breakdown of transport options in each city.

For more information on transport and parking around our Ikon campuses please see our Campus Locations Page.

Student Resources

Policies and Procedures

The Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000, or ESOS Act, establishes legislative requirements and standards for the quality assurance of education and training institutions offering courses to international students who are in Australia on a student visa.  ESOS also provides tuition fee protection for international students.  You can view the ESOS framework here.

The following policies have been designed in the best interest of our international students and the organisation alike, to ensure the highest standard of services provision and learning outcomes possible.

International Education Agent Policy

International Student Admission Policy

International Student Services Policy 

Fees and Refunds Policy

Transfer Between Providers Policy

Department of Education

Australia offers high-quality education services and protects the rights of international students to ensure you make the most of your time here. This fact sheet contains important information for student visa holders about living and studying in Australia, including your consumer rights and responsibilities as an international student and key things you should know before and during your study.

International Students Factsheet

Department of Home Affairs (DHA)

The Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs (DHA) issues visas for entry into Australia. DHA provides comprehensive information about student visa requirements and the application process, as well as application document checklists to assist you with your application click here.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

In your home country, all matters relating to your student visa are managed by the immigration section of the Australian Diplomatic Mission (the Australian High commission, consulate or Embassy), visit:

Why Ikon?

As an Institute of Higher education that is dedicated to propelling students toward more meaningful careers, we pride ourselves on our values as an institute and a community.

Endless Curiosity

We value discovery over knowing. We pride ourselves on staying open-minded, vulnerable, and inquisitive. As a business and as individuals, we know we don’t have all the answers. We invite questions and we actively listen and explore, to help us improve and grow.

Deeply Ambitious

We are extremely passionate about what we do. By guiding others to find their own fulfilment and success, we in turn realise our own dreams. We are driven to maximise our impact, in our community and in the world, through the pursuit of better and we never stop honing our craft.

Future Focused

We constantly look beyond ourselves to ensure that we remain relevant, progressive, and inspiring. We stay aware of the global landscape, education trends, environmental matters, and social issues. We continually innovate and stay connected to what matters to our community.

Positively Different

Our diverse cultures, backgrounds and individual ways of thinking makes us stronger as a whole. As a business and a community, we are united by shared values and passion. We fiercely protect the need to respect and celebrate our unique qualities and ideas.

Self Discovery

We believe the biggest transformations come from within. Through learning to help others, we learn about ourselves. We see a student’s interaction with us as a journey ventured together into new territory, intellectually and emotionally. We arm the individual with the tools to carve their own unique path.

Human At Heart

We always put people first. Our courses are about human interactions and helping others. We know minds are most receptive when they feel respected and safe. We display an exceptional level of care, empathy, and support to all members of our community.

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