Enrollment Process. Apply Now!

Application Deadlines and Minimum Age

Normally, we must receive your application no later than 40 days before the program starts. Acceptance of late applications is subject to space availability. To enroll you have to be at least 16 years of age.

Visa Requirements

Anyone who is not an Australian citizen needs a valid visa to enter and stay in Australia. There are many types of visas, each designed to suit a specific purpose, the length of the proposed stay in Australia and the type of activities people want to do when they get here.

If you are going to study English or take one of the English Plus Activities courses and you do not intend to stay in Australia more than 3 month, you need to apply for a Visitor/Tourist visa.

If you are going to study English full-time for more than 3 months, you need to apply for a student visa. You may apply for this type of visa only if an education or training course offered by an Australian education provider registered with the Australian Government to offer courses to overseas students. English School in Burleigh Heads is registered with the Australian Government to offer courses to overseas students.

How to apply?

You need to complete and return the Application. A non-refundable application fee of US$100.00 and a tuition deposit of US$200.00 are required with your application. The tuition deposit is part of the cost of your course and is deducted from the total tuition fees after conversion in Australian Dollars. The tuition deposit is not an additional cost. Please note that your application will be considered only when your payment of the application fee and the tuition deposit has been received.

You may apply online via our secure online application form or you can print out a printable application form, complete it and send by mail or fax to the Enrollment Center. You will find links to both forms below:

  1. Online Secure Application Form. You may apply online if you pay the application and registration fees and the tuition deposit by credit card. We accept VISA and MasterCard. In our Online Secure Form, we utilize the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) authentication and RC4 128 bit encryption technology. SSL encryption protects information being transmitted across the internet to our processing center.

    Click here to access our Online Secure Application Form

  2. Printable Application Form: Click here to access a printable Application Form, print it out from your browser, complete the form and send it by fax or mail to the IPSA Enrollment Center. Using this printable application form, you can make your payment of the application fee and the tuition deposit by credit card, wire transfer and money order.

Upon receiving your application and required payments, we will send you an e-mail (or fax) confirmation and invoice within four to five business days. The confirmation will contain the details of your course and all pertinent costs. The invoice will be issued in Australian Dollars. You can make a payment in Euro or in U.S. Dollars according to the current exchange rates. The payment of the balance of fees is due upon receipt of invoice. Your place will be confirmed only when the full payment has been received. Once we receive your full payment, you will be sent a confirmation of enrollment - COE. This COE must be presented to the embassy with a student visa application form.

Australian immigration policy requires that all tuition costs for English language training be paid prior to visa issue.

Upon receiving your full payment we will send you a Letter of Acceptance (if you are coming on a tourist or a working holiday visa).

You may pay the balance by wire transfer, check or money order, or by credit card. We accept Visa and Mastercard. We will send you payment options and details in the registration confirmation.

In some countries, you will need to complete pre-visa assessment* (PVA) before you can pay the balance of fees (if you apply for a students visa. PVA is not required if you going to come on a tourist visa).

If you are applying for a student visa, we send you a copy of your Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) when we receive your fee payment. You do not need an original eCoE. The Australian diplomatic mission will accept your copy. We will also send you a letter of acceptance.

Apply Now! Click here to access our Online Secure Application Form

Other Terms and Conditions.


Classes are normally not held and school facilities are closed on national holidays. Compensation will not be made for public holidays.


Attendance is an integral part of your course and an important staple of the learning process. Neither refunds, nor class time will be given for classes not attended.

If Student Visa is denied

If a Student Visa application is denied, the student must cancel the course as soon as possible and all fees, except non-refundable items, will be refunded according to the cancellation and refund policy listed below. The Student must return the Official letter of Acceptance, along with a letter from the Immigration Department stating that the student visa was denied.

Postponement of Courses

Students who wish to postpone their start date must contact us by written notice as early as possible.

For the accommodation (homestay or dormitory stay), 20-day notice is required for a full refund. If a cancellation is received within 19 days from the start date, total accommodation fee, limited to the maximum one month fee, and management fee will be forfeited.

Cancellation before arrival

If a student withdraws from the School up to 30 days prior to entering Australia, all tuition fees will be refunded. The application and registration fees and a $200 processing fee will not be refunded. The Accommodation placement fee is non refundable unless your visa has been rejected.

If a student withdraws from the School less than 30 days prior to the beginning of classes or entering Australia, 65% of all fees are refunded, except the application and registration fees and a $200 processing fee.

If a student, already in Australia, withdraws after acceptance to the School, or uses the Letter of Acceptance from the School to obtain admission into Australia, or to extend an existing visa, the School will retain all fees.

The Airport pick-up fee is non refundable unless your visa is rejected, or you give the school 2 weeks written notice. If your flight plan has been changed, please give the school as much notice as possible. If you give the school less than 24 hours notice, you may be required to pay another airport pick-up fee.

Refunds will be paid within 30 days after the appropriate notification.

Cancellation after the course and/or lodging has started

In no case tuition fees will be refunded once the course has started. No refund can be given for partial attendance or the discontinuance or interruption of the course. Students are advised to take out cancellation insurance with their local provider in case they need to cancel their courses within 30 days of the start date or while they are on the course. We reserve the right to cancel any class.

Once you arrive in Australia, there is no refund on the minimum 4 week booking of Homestay. However if you are unhappy with your Homestay we will move you to your new Homestay free of charge. If you book more than 4 weeks of Homestay accommodation and later wish to cancel, you must give at least 2 weeks notice, or a charge equal to 2 weeks accommodation will be deducted.

Persistent Misconduct

The School reserves the right to terminate without notice the course and accommodation of any student who persistently misconducts him/herself in classes or in the family. Cancellation charges apply as above.

Force Majeure.

It is a basic stipulation of the agreement/contract between students and IPSA or consortium member schools or representatives, that neither IPSA, nor any of its member schools or representatives, is liable to the students in cases where IPSA or the school is unable to fulfill any services to which they are contractually bound because of labor disputes or other reasons beyond their control.

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