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Understanding the Process - Information for New Students

College Vocational Education And TrainingPlease become familiar with the content below. These pages explain the important information you need to know, and plan for, in the course enrolment and visa application process.

Your Drake education counsellor will go into more details about each topic as, and when, required.

You can print PDFs of the information at the bottom of each page should you choose to do so.


1.  Steps to becoming an international student


2.  Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Status


3.  Evidence of Funds

(You may or may not be required to prove you have the funds for your first year)


Please note:

We now work with a migration agent who offers our students a fantastic deal to lodge & manage your student visa application - for just $300 (including GST). The typical fee for this service is from $1,000-$1,500.  If you are interested, please let your Drake counsellor know.

Otherwise, Drake assists you to prepare for your visa application, and follow up with your immigration case officer should he/she request more information once your visa is lodged.