Longerenong College has been providing agricultural training to Australian students since 1889. Longerenong is a highly decorated college and is a one of the key providers of vocational agricultural training in Australia.

The college is CRICOS registered and is opening its gates to international students for the first time in 2019. We encourage prospective students to explore the content on the website and should you have any queries please feel free to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.


Academic Year

Longerenong courses and assessments are based on our academic year. The academic year is divided into 2 study periods, Semester 1 and Semester 2 with school vacations in between.

Courses will usually commence in February each year. Dates for course commencement and orientation will be provided with your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), noting that the 2019 course commences on 4th February.


Course Delivery

Longerenong College courses are delivered using a variety of different learning methods and include a combination of these methods.

Common methods of course delivery:

  • Classroom delivery
  • Practical exercises and
  • Small or large group discussions
  • Lectures
  • Audio or visual presentations
  • Case study analysis
  • Research and project based learning
  • Supervised work placements
  • Computer based and e-learning
  • Self-directed and self-paced learning



Common types of assessments are:

  • Class work and classroom testing
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Individual or group assignments
  • Individual or group presentations
  • Examinations and theory tests
  • Reports and essays
  • Research projects
  • Role plays
  • Work placement assessments
  • Direct observation


Longerenong College offers courses in Agriculture and Agribusiness Management to international students who meet the admission requirements. You need to have completed Australian Year 12 or equivalent and participate in an interview which may be conducted via skype or any other agreed internet medium.

Students who do not speak English as their first language are required to meet a minimum English level prior to entry.

Refer to the International Student Course Guide pdf.


How to Apply to Longerenong College

1.   Search our International Course Guide

2.   Check you meet entry admission requirements

3.   Documentation you need:

      (i)   Certified Copy of Passport

      (ii)   English language – proof of proficiency

      (iii)  Certified copies of previous qualifications

4.   How to apply

      (i)   Apply direct - Complete and submit the International Student Application form or;

      (ii)  Through an Agents -  refer to our Agent listing who will assist you in the process including Australian Government Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements (see information on GTE below)

5.   Upon application pay a $500 non-refundable application fee

6.   Receive your Letter of Offer/Acceptance Agreement including First Semester Fee payment information

7.   Complete your Letter of Offer/Acceptance Agreement and pay the first semester tuition fees

8.   Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), dates and times for arrival at Longerenong, Orientation and the International Student Handbook which includes pre-departure information.

9.   Apply for your visa (make sure you meet GTE requirements)

10.  Wait for your visa to be granted (Refer to the International Student Handbook) or visit: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-finder

11.  Once your visa is granted by Department of Home Affairs (DHA) you are ready to travel to Australia and start studying at Longerenong College – welcome!



Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE)

Longerenong needs to confirm that you pass the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) assessment. Information regarding GTE is available on the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) website https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/. The final decision whether to grant you a student visa is made by DHA.

Your GTE status is determined by assessing your application and supporting documents, against the admission requirements for the course you are applying to study. Your education background, previous work experience ad immigration history may also be factors in DBA determining your GTE status.


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