International Students

BCC Institute (BCCI) is a welcoming and safe place to study and offers a caring and supportive environment for its students.

Vocational Education and Training

International Students

What can I study?

BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business CRICOS Code: 089160D

Be job ready with this qualification and jump start your career or for those who are wanting to start their own business. Learn high-level skills in marketing, customer service, team development, and project management - and build strong analytical and problem-solving skills.Learn leadership and guidance skills.
This course is delivered over 24 weeks – 18 weeks of class and 6 weeks of holidays;
Face-to-face classroom-based

Tuition fee: $6,500 Materials Fee: $200 Enrolment Fee: $200


  • Have completed Year 12 (HSC) or equivalent
  • IELT S 5.5 overall or equivalent
  • 18 years or above

On completion of BSB40215 – Certificate IV in Business, students may pursue BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management at BCC Institute or other Government registered education providers.

BSBCUS401 Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
BSBCUS402 Address customer needs
BSBCUS403 Implement customer service standards
BSBFIA402 Report on financial activity
BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace
BSBMGT402 Implement operational plan
BSBMGT403 Implement continuous improvement
BSBPMG522 Undertake Project work
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor wHS policies, procedure and programs to meet legislative requirements

Before you arrive

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Please read our Student Prospectus for important information on:

  • Your BCC Institute offer
  • Enrolling in your courses using BCCI Online 
  • Vocational Education and Training
  • Visa information
  • Facilities available for students
  • Employment opportunities
  • Living in Sydney

Visa information

Once you accept your offer, you need to arrange your visa through the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DOHA).

For periods of study greater than 3 months, a Student (temporary) Visa is required by non-Australian residents and is granted only if they enrol in a registered, full-time course in Australia. To maintain enrolment in their registered course a student must;

  • Maintain overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) during your stay in Australia;
  • Continue to have sufficient financial capacity to support your study and stay in Australia;
  • Maintain satisfactory attendance in your course and course progress for each study period as required by your education provider;
  • and notify BCC Institute of any changes in your residential address within 7 days

All courses for international students, and the Australian education and training institutions that offer them, must be registered with the Australian government on CRICOS. generally, an international student is issued with a multiple entry Visa for the duration of their course in Australia. This allows students to travel back and forth to Australia within the period for which the Visa has been granted. If students wish to extend their stay in Australia for further study they will need to lodge an application for a further Visa.

Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)

Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) allows visa holders to check visa details and entitlements and to check on the progress of visa applications.

VEVO is a free, online service, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week that means you no longer need a visa label in your passport.

Find out more information about VEVO.
Student Visa

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

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OSHC is health insurance to assist International students on a Student visa meet the costs of:

  • medical and hospital care
  • some prescription medicines
  • emergency ambulance services

Australia's Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) requires that Student visa holders maintain OSHC for the duration of their Student visa, unless exempted under reciprocal government arrangements. Health insurance cover is also required for all family members residing in Australia on a dependent Student visa.

Students covered under the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme, the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administration Agency (Kammarkollegiet) or the compulsory health care insurance in Belgium, do not require OSHC. Belgian, Norwegian and Swedish students who are not required to purchase OSHC, will be covered for treatment that is medically necessary under their country’s Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) with Australia.

All other Student visa holders must have OSHC.

Evidence of your OSHC must be provided at the time you submit your Student visa application. Health insurance arrangements that are not approved by the Department of Health do not satisfy the criteria for the grant of a Student visa.

You can find out more information about OSHC on the Department of Health website.


Living costs in Australia

The Australian government suggests that international students allow funds of approximately AUD$18,610 per annum to support their living expenditure. The information below is to be used as a reference only, which was obtained from Living in Australia website.


  • Hostels and Guesthouses – $90 to $150 per week
  • Shared Rental – $85 to $215 per week
  • On campus – $90 to $280 per week
  • Homestay – $110 to $270 per week
  • Rental – $165 to $440 per week
  • Boarding schools – $11,000 to $22,000 a year

Other living expenses

  • Groceries and eating out – $80 to $280 per week
  • Gas, electricity – $35 to $140 per week
  • Phone and Internet – $20 to $55 per week
  • Public transport – $15 to $55 per week
  • Car (after purchase) – $150 to $260 per week
  • Entertainment – $80 to $150 per week

Minimum cost of living

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student visa. Below is a guide on the requirements you must meet to study in Australia:

  • You – $18,610
  • Your partner – $6,515
  • Your first child – $3,720
  • Every other child – $2,790


Classrooms are fully equipped with white boards, data projectors and internet connection. Fully airconditioned and well furnished with study tables and chairs.

Computer labs

Computer labs are networked and fitted with high speed Apple computers using Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office. High speed internet access for easy access to the internet is provided.

Wireless campus

facilitiesClassrooms and open study areas have wireless access to the internet.

Printing and photocopying facilities

All students have access to printing and photocopying facilities for course related materials. These facilities are available on a user pay basis.

Resource centre/ library

Reference books are available at the college, however, students are encouraged to join Bankstown’s Knowledge Centre and library which offers a wide range of resources which can be borrowed.

Student support and learning assistance centre

facilitiesLearning assistance is available for students requiring additional support or English language assistance. One-on-one assistance with assignments and assessment tasks are provided to students by appointment. Personal counseling for social matters is available by appointment from the principal.

Airport pickup and accommodation support

Arrangements can be made for airport pickup on user pay basis as well as accommodation. Students must notify BCC Institute at the time of accepting the offer for any accommodation or airport pickup.

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How Do I Enrol?

We offer great support to our international students to help you get here, get started and enjoy your experience at BCC Institute.

International Students

Submit your application with:

  • A certified true copy of your passport
  • A certified true copy of your evidence of English language level (IELT S 5.5 or equiv)
  • A certified true copy of your overseas equivalent to an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (Year 12)
  • Certified true copy of any other relevant degrees certificates/testamurs or professional qualifications
International Students

If your application is successful, a letter of offer including the following documents will be made to you:

  • Your letter of offer and Student Acceptance Agreement
  • Name, course, commencement date and duration of the course for which you are offered a place
  • Tuition fees and other costs
International Students

Once you receive your letter of offer, you will need to forward the following to BCC Institute:

  • Signed International Student Acceptance Agreement
  • Copy of receipt of Payment of fees
  • Copy of Overseas Student Health Cover (unless arranged by BCC Institute)
  • Copy of police check (if required)

BCC Institute will issue you with a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). This is required to obtain a visa to study in Australia. You will be ready to begin your studies once your student visa has been issued.


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What are the fees?

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Fees For Vocational Education  and Training Courses

Course Code
and Title

Course code






BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business 089160D 24 weeks (incl. 6 weeks of holidays $6,500 $200 $200 Jan,
BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management 098837M 52 weeks (incl. 16 weeks of holidays) $8,500 $200 $200
CHC30113 Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care 089974K 52 weeks (incl. 16 weeks of holidays) $8,500 $200 $200
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 090575D 104 weeks (incl. 32 weeks of holidays) $16,000 $200 $200
FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping 0100080 45 Weeks (incl. 10 weeks of holidays) $5,900 $200 $200
FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting 0100081 74 Weeks (incl. 14 weeks of holidays) $8,950 $200 $200

Employment  opportunities

At BCC Institute, we recognise the importance of finding paid employment while you are studying. Our dedicated student support officer has close ties with industries and works closely with industry partners to find work placement and/or paid employment for you. Students holding a valid student visa can work 40 hours per fortnight while your course is in session, starting from the course commencement date. You can work unlimited hours during scheduled course breaks (full-time work is generally 38 hours per week). This provides you with opportunities to improve your English and to integrate into the community. For more information relating to your permission to work, please visit

We include work-based training components in some of our courses to ensure that you are job-ready at graduation and have competitive advantages over peers in your job search. This work-based training provides you with opportunities to prove yourself in the workplace and to learn about workplace cultures. Students who have performed well during workbased training are often offered jobs upon or even before graduation.

Our student support team assists you in your job search:

  • Preparing and writing of resume and cover letter
  • Coaching you in job interview techniques
  • Advertising vacant positions
  • Assisting you to send resumes to employers

Real workplace experience
You may need to complete work placement as part of your qualification, putting into practice your newly acquired skills and building valuable networks with employers and other learners who are undertaking the same qualification. These placements are conducted with early childhood education and care centres outside the BCC Institute campuses but are all within the Sydney Metropolitan area.

BCC Institute will source a suitable work placement venue for all international students enrolled in a qualification which includes a work placement component. Students may wish to suggest an organisation they want to undertake placement at, however this will be subject to
BCC Institute’s approval. Students cannot refuse a practical placement opportunity provided to them by BCC Institute unless there are compelling and special circumstances that would prevent them from working in such a placement (for example, conflict of interest, or religious/cultural protocols.)

Note: For most work placements you will require a Working With Children’s (WW C) check. The WW C will need to be conducted in Australia. You will be provided with a work placement log book outlining tasks relating to your qualification if it requires work placement. You will be required to complete the workbook during your placement, logging the hours of practical work you have undertaken during your studies. Your trainer will come to visit you during your placement and you will be allocated a supervisor at the placement organisation who will confirm your tasks.

When signed by your supervisor or supervisor/s, this logbook will become a record of activities that you have participated in and will help to confirm the theory you are learning during your face to face training sessions. There is a section to outline or provide additional evidence that will confirm your learning such as simulations from face to face classes or previous experience – your trainer will be able to assist you in filling out this section. Your work placement agreement forms are an integral part of this process. It will contain the placement address, approval, etc. Please ensure that you are familiar with the content in the work placement agreement. For further assistance contact your trainer.

Industry based learning
We teach you skills and knowledge for the workforce. Industry (competency) based training is centred on the concept of learning and using new, transferable skills and knowledge. Vocational training emphasises job readiness and the ability to do a first class job in a workplace.

When completing an accredited training course with BCC Institute, you will be studying units from nationally recognised training packages – the qualification will be accepted everywhere in Australia.

Australian competency standards have to be universal and describe the specific work activities and skills, and show the types of evidence which demonstrate your competence. The assessment of these units of competency confirm that you have relevant skills and knowledge and will be able to use what you have learnt in different contexts.

If you receive a mark of ‘not yet competent’ you will be given suggestions for improvement and the opportunity to resubmit evidence of your competency.

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualifications Framework
Community Colleges Australia

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