Information for students

General information for students – from 1 July 2016

On 1 July 2016, Australia will make a number of changes to its student visa processes. These changes include the introduction of a simplified student visa framework (SSVF).

Under the SSVF:

  • All international students will now apply for a single Student visa (subclass 500), regardless of their chosen course of study
  • All international students will be required to apply for their student visa online
  • A new immigration risk framework will be used to guide the evidence of English language and financial capacity that a student needs to provide with their visa application.

For further reading please visit;
https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Stud/ssvf-students

Orientation is conducted before commencement of your course.

Its purpose is to fully inform new students of most aspects of life at the College and to provide an introduction to studying, Melbourne's costs of living, transportation, facilities, banking and accommodation. In addition College staff will be introduced, a tour of the College and the local area will take place and an opportunity to ask questions will be given. It is essential that you attend the orientation program otherwise you may miss out on information that affects your study, your visa or your enjoyment of your stay in Australia.

Access and Equity

Barkly International College strives to improve the participation and learning outcomesof all students and to promote a learning environment free of discrimination.


ALL students include;


  • Men/Women
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • People with intellectual disabilities
  • People with physical disabilities
  • Young/older
  • Cultural backgrounds
  • Socio-economic status

Student Services

We are here to help you,

BIC has assigned a Student Support Officer for each campus to ensure high quality student welfare and support during your study time with us. If you have any questions or concerns please know that you can approach any member of staff not just the assigned Student Support Officers.

Student services can assist you with a variety of services including but not limited to:

  • Academic and career advice
  • Academic support
  • Assistance in applying and finding a job
  • Accommodation assistance
  • Living in Melbourne
  • Cost of living
  • Public transport
  • Social inclusion activities
  • Complaints and appeals
  • Health cover
  • Disability support
  • Mental health issues
  • Issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault, drug or alcohol abuse.

Every Tuesday BIC holds LLN support classes free of charge for all students wishing to participate. The purpose of this LLN program is to improve your language, literacy and or numeracy, with the expectation that such improvements will enable you to participate more effectively in training programs and furthermore in the workforce.

Many people already have credits towards their course before they even commence. Did you know that your current experience, skills and knowledge may support you in achieving a qualification?

Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process which evaluates your existing experience, skills and knowledge against recognised qualifications.

If you say YES to any of the following you may be eligible;

  • Prior formal training
  • Gained skills and knowledge on the job
  • Trade skills
  • Other life experience
  • Paid or unpaid work experience
  • Benefits of undergoing RPL
  • Achieving a recognised qualification
  • Achieving a recognised qualification faster
  • Boost your career and employment possibilities
  • Achieving a recognised qualification
  • Achieving a recognised qualification faster
  • Boost your career and employment possibilities

If you would like to explore the possibility of RPL please email info@barklycollege.com for further information.

At Barkly International College there are many connections to move you from one level of study to a higher level of study, whether you are moving to a Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma, BIC can get you there,

Graduates of Barkly International College may seek credits to the relevant degree programs in Australian Universities. Barkly International College has arrangements with Charles Sturt University for course accreditation for the following Business Qualifications.

Barkly International College Course Charles Stuart University Course Subject points
BSB40215 Certificate IV Bachelor of Business Studies 32
BSB41315 Certificate IV in Marketing Bachelor of Business Studies 32
BSB50215 Diploma of Business Bachelor of Business Studies 32
BSB5215 Diploma of Business Bachelor of Business Studies 32

BIC has two training and administration locations;

Head office campus:
568-570 Lonsdale St, Melbourne 3000.
Ph: 9600 2996
Email: info@barklycollege.com

This campus is on a main road about 1 km from the heart of Melbourne. It is easily accessed by train from Southern Cross Station and a 10min walk to the college or from Parliament Station and a 5min walk to the college.

This campus amenities include classrooms with computers, a student library and sitting area, a kitchen with a fridge, microwave, tea and coffee and separate male and female toilets plus x1 handicapped toilet. This campus has free student Wi Fi.

Nth Melbourne campus
14/65 Mark St, North Melbourne 3051.
Ph: 9600 2996
Email: info@barklycollege.com

This campus is approximately 8-10mins from the Melbourne CBD. It is easily accessed by train from Macaulay Station and a 3min walk to the college. This campus also provides car park spaces for students. This campus is a double story building, level 1 has a fully functioning automotive workshop and theory classroom, this level also contains its own student kitchen with fridge, microwave, tea and coffee and separate male & female toilets plus x1 handicapped toilet. Level 2 consists of 6 classrooms, x2 computer labs, a simulated student boardroom and a student library and sitting area. This campus also has free student Wi Fi.