Enrolling students

In order to recruit students who intend to study at CET and possibly the University of Sydney, agents will need to know about enrolling and whether a student needs to be packaged or non-packaged.

In order to understand the processes of enrolment, please use the links below:

Understanding our online registration system

CET uses an online registration system for our enrolments.

  1. If you are an Agent wishing to enrol students, you will first need to obtain an Agent ID. This will enable you to access our system and add more counsellors from your agency. Please
    Phone: +61 2 9036 7900
    Fax: +61 2 9036 7910
  2. Once you have obtained an Agent ID, please either enrol your students or have them enrol directly through our online registration tool.

Enrolling a packaged student

What is packaging?

Packaging means a student can get one visa to cover both their English studies as well as their university studies. It is particularly useful for students who are from level 3 and level 4 countries.

Those students who only wish to study at CET should apply for a single visa to cover their English course at CET. This means they would be non-packaged.

Packaging diagram

The student needs the following in order to apply at CET for a packaged visa:

  • current conditional offer from the University of Sydney
  • IELTS/TOEFL results (less than two years old)
  • completed CET application

Use the following procedure to enrol a packaged student:

  1. Apply Online: use our online registration tool
  2. Upload three (3) documents to CET (we are able to offer a package when we receive these documents)
    • conditional offer from The University of Sydney
    • IELTS/TOEFL results (less than two years old)
    • completed CET application
  3. CET sends package offer by email
  4. Apply for PVA if necessary
  5. Sign 'Acceptance of Package Offer' form and send it with payment and PVA (if required) to CET. All payments to CET only.
  6. Two Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoEs) issued:
    • one from CET - English Studies
    • one from International Office (IO) - Degree studies
  7. Apply for visa with the two eCoEs

Enrolling a non-packaged student

Use the following procedure to enrol a non-packaged student:

  1. Counsel student
  2. Apply Online: use our online registration tool
  3. Receive 'Letter of Offer' from CET by email - discuss with student
  4. Pay tuition fees (level 3 & 4 countries to obtain PVA before paying fees)
  5. Receive Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) AND 'Letter of Acceptance'
  6. Apply for visa

Programs & English tests

English test

CET offers a wide range of English education so in order to counsel accordingly, please familiarise yourself as well as your staff with the various courses. Information on our courses can be found in our current brochure and under Programs and dates on this website.

For information about English testing, please visit English tests.


Accommodation will be very different in Sydney compared to that of your student's country. The inner city, where the university is situated, has mostly older-styled housing available for homestay/homeshare students.

Homestay/homeshare may seem strange at first while your student learns about our different customs. Interacting with people from other cultures can be challenging for even the most motivated student, however it can also be very rewarding.

It is important that the students come with an open mind and the knowledge that things will not be the same. It generally takes students at least a week to feel at home.

You can help to minimise homesickness and other concerns students have when they first arrive by supplying them with this information.

CET does not supply accommodation directly however we do recommend some providers who you can contact and book for your students. See our accommodation page for more info.

Orientation & registration - the first day at CET


Orientation is held on the first day of your course.

Registration begins at 9:00am. Upon registration the student will receive a program outlining the events of the day which includes introducing the student to CET and its surroundings.


Payment of tuition fees can be paid by two methods: Credit Card or Telegraphic transfer.

To pay by Credit Card:

Download the Credit Card Authority form to pay the "Letter of Offer", fill it in and either

  • send a pdf file via .

To pay by telegraphic transfer:

Centre for English Teaching
The University of Sydney overseas fees account
National Australia Bank Limited
The University of Sydney, Science Road, NSW 2006 Australia

BSB no: 082 372 Account no: 66 656 4427
Swift Code: NATAAU3302S

Additional Information

Below are some links which you may also find useful for informing your student: