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Information for International Students

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The best place to continue your learning is with us at Booth College. Our Australian campuses for international students are located in Sydney and NSW Central Coast Berkeley Vale. 

The oldest and biggest Australian city, Sydney, is one of the world’s most liveable places and is built on welcoming people from different countries and cultures. Sydney’s climate, stunning landmarks, outdoor lifestyle, diverse cuisine, vibrant community and high education standards will heighten your living and learning experience. 

Booth College is The Salvation Army's education centre and is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). The registration guarantees that the courses and the institution at which you study meet the high standards expected by international students.

At Booth College, you can select a course in leadership, Bible and theology, or mission and discipleship. Whatever you decide to study, you will be ready for your life's work when you graduate as we give you real work experience and a qualification. Our classes are small so that we know you by name and can support your individual needs. Our fees our competitive and the quality of our education is excellent. 

Booth College graduates are working in different countries. Choose to study with us and you will be equipped by people who care for your wellbeing, study and personal growth. You can have the best personal learning at Booth College, while exploring and living in beautiful Australia.

What can Booth College offer you?

We offer you a range of courses and delivery options so you can choose what, where and how you want to study with us.

On-Campus Courses

International students are encouraged to enrol full-time and study on-campus to benefit from our quality learning and to experience a cosmopolitan community living. The following courses are available for international students to study on-campus at Booth College:

Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology 085966J
Diploma of Christian Studies 071257J
Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice 071256K
Bachelor of Theology 063703C

Graduate Certificate in Arts 063706M
Graduate Diploma of Arts 063707K
Master of Arts 063708J

Residential Programs

Booth College has unique one-year residential programs specifically for young adults. The programs develop your mind, heart and hands as they encompass a formal qualification with mission trips, work placements, discipleship and spiritual training and community living. The programs on offer are:
Furnace - a discipleship program
Propel - a mission program

Online Courses

All our higher education awards are offered online so you can study from your country without travelling to Australia.  Study when and where it suits you and graduate with the same qualification as an on-campus student. 

You can still be part of a wide Australian and international community as you interact with other students and lecturers in virtual classrooms and online. International students studying on-campus can also study some units online (no more than 25% of their qualifications).

What support will Booth College provide you?

Booth College cares for people. We offer you smaller classes for pesonal support and provide a range of services that will help you feel at home and enable you to study well.

Course Advice

Contact us or email registrar@boothcollege.edu.au and we can help you with your study options at Booth College.

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Student Accommodation

We offer accommodation at all our campuses. Students can choose to stay for the whole year or for a short period.

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Student Services

Campus services are available to all students. The online learning portal, Booth Online, will deliver all your learning needs.

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We will help you settle into your study program by providing a one-day Study Skills workshop at the beginning of the academic year. The Study Skills course is also available online for you to work through at your own pace anytime of the year. We also provide you with learning support and can assist you with spelling, grammar, paper structure, academic writing and use of language.

We provide personal care with our chaplain and counselling services through Salvos Counselling Services chaplain. 

Student life

We provide opportunities on and off campus for you to develop and meet people. With various recreational facilities available on campus, you will make lifelong friends as you live and interact with your fellow students in the community. You can be part of The Salvation Army hubs and churches. You will have opportunities to listen to visiting academics and be part of events within the College and the wider Salvation Army.

 Learn more about studying in Australia with us

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Studying in Australia

Learn about studying and living in Australia from the official Australian government website for international students.

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Student Visa

In most cases international students will need an Australian student visa to study. Find out more from the DIPB website.

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 You are an international student if:

  • you are not an Australian citizen
  • you are not a New Zealand citizen
  • you do not have full Australian Permanent Resident status.

If admitted to Booth College and granted entry into Australia, international students are subject to the provisions of the ESOS Act 2000. These include:

  • Providing Booth College with accurate contact details (including Australian residential address, telephone or mobile number and email) and providing notification of any change to this information. Automatic visa cancellation could occur without the knowledge of the student. if contact details are not current.
  • Information provided to Booth College may be made available to Australian Federal and State Government authorities.
  • It is a requirement for international students to have membership of Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

We are happy to help you with any quetions you may have. Send us an enquiry and we will respond to you within five working days.