In the event SELC does not run the course on the advertised date

For detailed information on the unlikely event refer to point 14 of the SELC Conditions of Enrolment document. The following options apply:

  1. SELC will refund all course money paid to date which will be paid within 2 weeks of the day on which the course ceased being provided.
  2. SELC will offer enrolment in an alternative course by SELC at no extra cost to the student.
  3. Students may choose to study the same qualification with another Registered Training Organisation as listed on CRICOS.

SELC Australia will implement, document and report to the Secretary of the Department of Education via PRISMS

Course credit and/or prior learning

SELC appropriately recognises course credit within the ESOS Framework. If a student provides a current and valid Statement of Attainment or CHC qualification from another Registered Training Organisation within Australia who delivers the same qualification, SELC recognizes AQF qualifications as per Australian Qualifications Framework. Mapping of individual units of competence that have been deemed competent that are delivered in SELC qualifications will be given credit and will shorten the duration of studies. Students should be advised that fees are applicable for the RPL process. Please refer to the fees listed below.

Deferment, suspension or cancellation of studies before or during the course

Students may apply to SELC to defer the commencement of their studies, or suspend studies during the course, if there are compassionate or compelling circumstances. These will be assessed on a case by case basis and students must follow the ‘SELC Student Request to Defer, Suspend or Cancel Studies Procedures’. Refer to the SELC Conditions of Enrolment for information on cancelling your studies. Students are advised to consider the effect that deferring, suspending or cancelling studies will have on the conditions of the student visa.

After course start, only one deferral (maximum one term) will be considered.

In cases where deferment, suspension or cancellation of a student enrolment has occurred, SELC contacts the Secretary of the Department of Education via PRISMS as required under Section 19 ESOS Act.

SELC has the right to suspend a student’s studies if the student behaviour, attitude or progress is not sufficient to justify continuation in the course. A student subject to this institutional decision will have 20 days to access SELC’s Complaints and Appeals Procedure.

Student visa requirements

International students applying to study Certificate or Diploma courses will need to apply for a Student Visa Sub class 572. The criteria required to apply for a student visa is available at Download “Applying for a Student Visa” that provides information including:

  • General information
  • Applying online
  • Package courses
  • Acceptable course
  • Requirements for the grant of a Student Visa
  • Genuine temporary entrant requirements
  • Evidentiary requirements
  • General requirements
  • Offer of a place in a course and confirmation of enrolment
  • Student visa conditions
  • Permission to work
  • Members of your family unit
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

Students require a SELC ‘letter of offer’ as part of the visa application. If students need to study in a SELC ELICOS course to meet English language requirements for the VET course, a package offer will identify the ELICOS course as the ‘preparatory’ and the VET qualification as the ‘principal’ course. The Student Visa subclass will determine the assessment level.

More information can be found at

Course Progress Policy

SELC implements The Department of Education – DIBP Course Progress Policy and Procedures for CRICOS Providers of VET Courses registered on CRICOS. As per Standard 11 National Code 2007, under Section 11.2 requirements for attendance monitoring are not required for ESOS purposes but has been factored into determining satisfactory progress requirement at SELC. Therefore, the SELC Course Progress Policy & Procedure outlines the conditions and intervention strategy for any vocational education & training student who is at risk of not meeting satisfactory course progress requirements.

Early Childhood Education and Care students who have not handed in their assessments will not be eligible to attend work placement for that term. If a student misses 50% or more of a term’s classes, the student will also not eligible attend work placement and will to need to re-take the module (term) and pay the corresponding term’s fees. This will affect the final end date of the course.

In all courses, students are required to successfully complete at least 50% of all units per term, in order to progress to the next term. Students need to successfully complete 100% of all units to receive the qualification.

Any student who demonstrates unsatisfactory course progress in two consecutive study periods despite receiving interventions will have their enrolment at the college cancelled. Furthermore, SELC will be under obligation to report the student to DIBP. Unsatisfactory progress is defined as not completing or demonstrating competency in at least 50% of the course requirements in that study period. Written warning notices (under Standard 10.6) will be given by email. A student receiving a notice of intention to report will have 20 working days to appeal.

Work Placement for Early Childhood Education and Care Qualifications

SELC students studying Early Childhood Education and Care qualifications from the CHC Training Package will undertake mandatory work placement and assessment. The units of competency for these qualifications must be assessed in a regulated education and care service. SELC has in place agreements with regulated education and care services for students to work with children between the ages of 0 – 5 years. This includes long day care services and preschools/kindergartens.

The work placement hours are:

  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care     160 hours mandatory work placement
  • CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care             360 hours mandatory work placement

Certificate III students stay at the same centre for the duration of the qualification; Diploma students stay at the one centre for 6 months then change for the next 6 months – in order to give students time to establish meaningful relationships with the centre.  Certificate III students work in the 0 – 3’s room while the Diploma students are to work in the 3 – 5’s room

Assessment and attendance requirements for work placement

Early Childhood Education and Care students who have not handed in their assessments will not be eligible to attend work placement for that term. If a student misses 50% or more of a term’s classes, the student will also not eligible attend work placement and will to need to re-take the module (term) and pay the corresponding term’s fees. This will affect the final end date of the course.

Students must not book any trips or holidays during work placement periods. 100% attendance is required during work placement, and students missing part of a day or days will be required to make up the whole day or days to complete practicum. Work placement days are consecutive and full time, and requests for splitting up block practicum over random time slots will not be considered.

Work placement is over one week in Modules A, C and E, and over two weeks in Modules B, D and F – during daytime hours.

In extreme cases students may request a change of centre but need to do this by week 2 for the term – students will be charged an admin fee of $50 if they do not have a valid reason to change centres.

Students are forbidden to post images of children they are working with on social media. Any photos taken for are for educational purposes only (such as for inclusion in assessments), and can only be used with parental consent.

Students are strictly not to be counted towards the child to adult ratios during their work placement week. Students are not to be left alone with the children, and should alert SELC if centres do not follow these requirements.

Schedule of Fees for Vocational Qualifications



Tuition FeesAs per published price
Late Tuition Fees10% tuition fee instalment
Mandatory Resources FeeAs published per qualification
Missed Assessment (Late Assessment)
Failing to submit written assessment by due date / Failing to attend assessment
$50 (unless medical certificate can be provided)
Re-assessment fee Work Placement for failing practicum$150 per work placement week
Re-assessment fee (for failed assessments)
1st Attempt
Re-assessment fee (for failed assessments)
2nd Attempt
$50  (per Assessment Book)
Re-assessment fee (for failed assessments)
3rd Attempt
$75  (per Assessment Book)
Re-assessment/Missed Assessment for First AidAt cost price of provider
Course Change Request (only in term breaks)$50
Course Deferral (delay start or suspension of studies)Before starting course: free,
Mid course: $50 (one term maximum)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)$100 per Unit of Competency
Re-issue Certification$50
Re-issue transcript of Results$20
Re-issue Statement of Attainment$50