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International Applicants

There is a wide variety of opportunities for international students studying at Marcus Oldham. Many graduates of Marcus Oldham live and work internationally while many other graduates are resident in Australia but have strong international business links.

When studying at Marcus, students are exposed to many different opportunities and are equipped with the skills to seek out and develop new opportunities for themselves.

At Marcus Oldham, we find international students not only gain new insights into their individual potential, but they also allow other students to see different opportunities and perspectives.

International students are encouraged to live on-campus as are the majority of all students. The close bonds of friendship and camaraderie that develop over the study year are highlights of many students’ experiences.

The campus is based on the outskirts of Geelong, Victoria’s largest provincial city which has many features and benefits. See StudyGeelong for more information on studying in Geelong.

As all students at Marcus Oldham are full-fee paying students, there is very little difference in the price of domestic study and international study at Marcus Oldham.

International students are required to be reasonably proficient in written and spoken English, at least equivalent to an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.5 or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 520 or equivalent English language skills. Students are initially assessed during interview and may be required to provide further evidence of English proficiency and/or undertake additional training and assessment.

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Practical/industry placements that range between two weeks and ten weeks for the various programs are usually without payment although some employers will make a nominal payment. Quite often these placements provide an opportunity for future employment.

There are no subject pre-requisites for entry into the Diploma of Equine Management. You are required to meet the entry requirements and be interviewed before an offer will be made.

If you’re unsure, click here to book a call to discuss entry into the Diploma of Equine Management.

Marcus Oldham College is spread across 500 acres on the outskirts of Geelong, near the Great Ocean Road and just one-hour from Melbourne.

For the Diploma of Equine Management course there are extensive facilities that include but are not limited to:

  • Private indoor arena with 24 hour access for students
  • Outdoor sand arena
  • Undercover round yard
  • Two stables
  • Hot and cold wash-bays
  • College float
  • Horse crushes
  • Large paddocks

You can view some of the facilities on our virtual tour by clicking here.

Yes! There a number of scholarships available. View them here.

Yes, however applicants that have not completed Year 12 or equivalent qualification will have to demonstrate significant post-secondary school experience during their application and interview.

We encourage you to speak with the course director by submitting an enquiry here.

Students from 2023 onwards are required to have 12 months employment experience between completing year 12 or equivalent and enrolling in the course

If you are in Year 12 currently and want to study in 2024, you can apply after you receive your year 12 results as long as you plan to have a year out in industry. Each applicant will be interviewed and their application assessed using a ranking scale based on a combination of academic results, work experience and the interview. A provisional offer may be made dependant on the successful completion of year 12, the submission of results and your plans for your year of industry experience.

If you would like to discuss entry into the Diploma of Equine Management or anything about the course, please book a call here.

You can apply for entry into the 2023 Diploma of Equine Management/Advanced Diploma of Equine Business Management now. Places are in the course are limited and those who apply after all the spots have been filled will be put on a wait list in the event a place opens up. We encourage students to apply as soon as possible if they intend to study so they do not miss out on a place in the course or the on-campus accommodation. You can apply online here.

Equine Management students are provided with paddock agistment with supplementary hay, for one horse. The additional costs associated with farriery, dentistry, veterinary and hard feed, are to be borne by the student. If a student cannot bring a horse, the College will lease a horse to the student for the year at a nominal rate. Equine students might also be able to seek reimbursement for some event entry costs by agreement with the course Director.

FEE-HELP is only available for tuition fees. The election as to what portion of the tuition fees a student wishes to place on FEE-HELP must be made prior to the Census Date for each period.

FEE-HELP is a Commonwealth government program available to Australian residents for any of the Marcus programs. There are a limited number of eligibility rules and you should refer to the government FEE-HELP website for current eligibility. Generally, FEE-HELP is not available to student visa holders.

Students should allow for their social costs, phone and computer or tablet devices, fuel for their car and membership of the student body. The amount of these costs will vary between students and how they conduct themselves. Being part of student life is one of the great features of coming to Marcus. Students should allow for some expenditure in this area.

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