Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia is pleased to welcome overseas students to its campuses in Sydney and Melbourne.
Whitehouse has a diverse student community with students coming from all over Australia and from various international destinations. It is advisable that international students are familiar with the entry requirements, course structure, tuition fees and Whitehouse policies before starting an application.
Before applying, we recommend you visit the official Australian government website for students studying in Australia, studyinaustralia.gov.au
Whitehouse has a diverse student community with students coming from many different parts of the world to study design in one of the world’s most beautiful countries.
Sydney, in NSW, is home to over four and a half million people, making it Australia’s largest city with the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge as famous icons. Melbourne, in Victoria, is Australia’s second largest city, with over three and a half million inhabitants, and is one of Australia’s most multi-cultural cities. Victoria is considered to be the Garden State of Australia.
Each Whitehouse campus is located in the heart of the city, central to the design and business districts. Sydney and Melbourne are famous for their wildlife reserves, national parks, gardens and glorious beaches, theatres, museums, art galleries, cinemas, restaurants and nightclubs. Australia is renowned for being safe, tolerant and multicultural.
Visit the official Australian government web site for international students studying in Australia.
The following courses are offered by Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia:
Bachelor of Design (98 weeks)
Bachelor of Fashion Design (104 weeks)
Certificate IV in Design (18 weeks)
Graduate Certificate of Design (16 weeks)
Graduate Diploma of Design (36 weeks)
Master of Design (Coursework) (52 weeks)
For more information on each individual course, visit our Courses page.
All applicants are to complete an International Student Application, provide proof of academic results, present a portfolio of creative works and motivational statement (Bachelor of Design) or project proposal (Master of Design) and other supporting documentation (depending on applicant category). Applicants residing overseas may be interviewed via Skype. It is advisable that applicants are familiar with the entry requirements, course program, tuition fees and Whitehouse policies before lodging an International Student Application.
If you require help with your application, please see our list of Whitehouse Approved International Agents
Your right to study in Australia as an overseas student is embodied in your student visa, which in turn imposes certain conditions with which you must comply to stay in Australia. It is your responsibility to comply with these requirements and failure to comply will require Whitehouse to report any breaches of the visa conditions to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (IMMI). The Whitehouse Institute will not compromise its status as a registered provider of higher education, or any accredited courses by inappropriately advising or assisting students on the following visa or immigration matters:
- Initial applications to the Australian Government to obtain a student visa
- Subsequent applications for visa renewal or variation
- Reversing visa cancellations for defaulting students
- Visa applications from family members or associates of students
- Residency applications following course completion
- Requests from immigration agents or lawyers
For information or assistance visit
Whitehouse has a close and long standing relationship with Student Housing Australia. Student Housing Australia (SHA) is one of Australia’s leading student accommodation specialists and is built on the 5 principles of Quality, Security, Affordability, Community and Support.
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to speak to someone about personalised accomodation options.
Sydney Accommodation Options
*Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia is not liable for the accuracy of the above accommodation information. Whitehouse does not own, operate or have any affiliation with the facilities, we are only providing the information to assist you in making an informed decision about accomodation options.
Before arriving in Australia, email email@example.com to arrange a personalised pick-up from the airport, and a tour of your local area.
The Education Services for Overseas Students Act (ESOS Act) determines, in part, the nature of the relationship Whitehouse will develop with you. The ESOS Act has been established to ensure a high quality learning experience in Australia. For more information, visit the government website Australian Education International.
Support for International Students
Whitehouse offers many support services to assist you in your educational journey with us. We’re here to help you through each step of your design experience.
Welfare Support Services
Our Customer Service Officers in both Sydney and Melbourne are your first port of call if you need some advice or general support. Whatever it may be, we’re here to help. You can make your appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Should you require assistance outside of regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 9am until 5pm) you can call;
Sydney after hours welfare support: Ms Connie Hart +61 448 899 454
Melbourne after hours welfare support: Mr Daniel Clements + 61 438 250 201
Academic Student Support - Course Advice
Logging into your Whitehouse Google Classroom will display your current course outline, assessments and what is expected from you in relation to that subject. If you have a question and need support from a teacher, the following options are available.
- Chat with your teacher through Google Classroom (Post a class comment, initiate a private chat)
- Arrange a time to meet with your teacher in person ( Email addresses for teachers are located in the “About” section of your Google Class).
- Make an appointment at Reception
- Meet with your Librarian for academic research, writing and English Language support
Whitehouse employs staff that come from a diverse range of backgrounds. Some of the languages we can speak are Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Italian, French and Indian.
Emergency and Health Services
All international students are required to have the appropriate Overseas Student Health Cover for the duration of their studies with Whitehouse in Australia.
Whitehouse recommends Medibank Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Phone 134 148within Australia or + 613 9862 1095 International
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 6.30pm AEST. (Australia is GMT 11+ hours)
Whitehouse is a smaller higher education provider and we do not have the same on-site facilities as a university. We recognise that, Cultural Backgrounds and Languages need to be carefully considered for international student services. As such, we feel that the best medical service you can receive is with another university that also regularly deals with international students. Whitehouse recommends the following universities medical centres that are available to Whitehouse Students. Remember to take your Whitehouse student ID!
Whitehouse Melbourne Students - The University of Melbourne Health Service
More Information - Click Here
Appointments can be made by calling (03) 8344 6904
Whitehouse Sydney Students - The University of Sydney Health Service
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Appointments can be made by calling (02) 9351 3484
If you should require further Emergency or other Health Services, the below is available.
Emergency Contact Details
In case of emergency after hours, phone 000 for the police, an ambulance or attend the Emergency Department of the public hospital closest to you.
Other emergency contacts
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Poisons Information Hotline: 13 11 26
Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636 or www.beyondblue.org.au
Cant wait and need after hours care?
Call Australias largest national home doctor service - 13 SICK (13 74 25) Doctors are on the road from:
Weekdays: from 6pm
Saturdays: from 12 noon
All day Sundays and public holidays
Whitehouse Institute of Design and Counselling in Melbourne take students mental health seriously and together we want to give you strategies and approaches to ensure you can manage and overcome any concerns you’re currently experiencing. Using your Whitehouse student email, follow the link below to begin the DASS 21 mindset questionnaire, this will enable the professional psychologist to assist you appropriately. Click to Begin
Because of our specialised field of Design, and the industry connections we have been building over the last 30 years, Whitehouse employs a full-time Industry Liaison Manager who is able to assist with Career Advice. This could be preparing a CV, mock interviews and advice on how to apply for a job. Emails are sent out each week from our Industry Liaison Manager on the Internships and Opportunities that are exclusively available to Whitehouse Students and Alumni.
If you’re experiencing difficulty with anything IT related, such as your student email, the student portal for assessment submissions or need general advice with your computer and programs. You can email - email@example.com
If you need legal advice, the best place to start is with a free legal advice from Legal Aid, a national government service available to everyone. Some of the issues that legal aid can assist with are;
The UMSU Legal Service provides assistance on various legal matters, including:
- Infringements / fines
- Minor criminal law
- Stalking / family violence
- Sexual harassment
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Powers of attorney
- Consumer law
- Employment law including bullying
Free general information over the telephone about the law and howLegal Aid can help you. It’s open Monday to Friday, 8.45 am to 5.15 pm. Click the links above to find your local phone number.
For any assistance with your enrolment, withdrawal, deferral, course, tuition fees or anything related to your studies at Whitehouse. You can email Student Administration who will respond to your enquiry the same day, or make an appointment to see one of our Administration Officers via Reception.