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Online courses available to overseas students

7 May 2020

Canning College’s pathway-to-university programs are now available online to overseas students who are unable to travel to Perth due to COVID-19 border restrictions.

This new approach, which Canning is delivering for the first time, will allow international students to start their studies with the College while remaining in their home country.

When border restrictions are lifted, students who have started an online program will be required to travel to Perth and complete their studies on campus. This will allow students to receive a component of face-to-face tuition from our experienced educators and to fully experience life as an international student in Western Australia.

Online study is available, under the terms described above, starting in July, 2020, for these courses:

Learning delivery

Students will receive their lessons and learning materials via Connect, a Learning Management System used by the WA Department of Education, and video conferencing tool Webex.

Students in China may have difficulty accessing this system through the firewall and would need to consider alternative means of receiving the information.

Detailed instructions will be sent to students prior to the commencement of the course.

Students will also be supported by a Care Group Leader who will be the student’s main point of contact.

Application process

  • All students will be issued with a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) after the school has received 50% of the course fees.
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) will only commence when borders reopen and students are travelling into Australia to physically attend classes.
  • Student visas are not required while students are studying offshore but can be lodged at any time at the discretion of education agents.


Re-opening of borders

Students will be expected to apply for their student visas and travel to Perth to continue their studies at Canning College once visas have been granted. They will then join students who are already participating in face-to-face classes at the College.

If restrictions prevent students from entering Australia for the remainder of 2020, they will be required to complete the online component of the program in their home country. This could be the entire course for Certificate IV and Bridging as they are 6-month programs.

If they are unable to travel to Australia before the end of 2020 they would start any subsequent program in 2021.