International Students

Why study in Australia

Australia is currently the third most popular destination for international students in the English-speaking world. Many international students choose to study in Australia because of the cultural diversity, friendly natives, and high quality of education.

Graduates from Australian schools are sought after worldwide due to the impressive international reputation of the Australian education system.

Australia is beautiful and diverse, Sydney is known for its surf, sand, and sea. Boasting over 100 beaches, there is a sandy spot for all. This beachside lifestyle plays a huge part in Sydney’s laid-back culture.

Why study at Pivotal Education

Pivotal Education (RTO 90272) has more than 22 years of experience with training, development, and education. All our training programs starts with extensive industry consultation sessions to design our training strategy in a way to help our students obtain a job when they finish their studies, to exposing our cohort to actual, and operational workplaces throughout their studies.

The Food processing industry is an important part of the Australian economy. We at Pivotal Education will do our best to equip you with a solid foundation for a career in the food manufacturing industry.


General English
(CRICOS Course Code: 102937B)

Course Description

General English is a non-award course designed to prepare students for conversation, everyday situations and daily interactions that take place when travelling or living in an English-speaking country.  Students learn and practice the four macro-skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking in an interactive environment. Levels of difficulty increase over the duration of the course to assist students to develop their skills and to be more confident and fluent in English.

The course is structured into 6 levels (Starter, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced). Each of the levels has a duration of 10 weeks (the study period) and the course in total is 60 weeks. The specific outcomes for each level are detailed in the section of this curriculum document on course outcomes.

English for Academic Purposes
(CRICOS Course Code: 102938A)

Course Description

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course is a non-award course designed to prepare international students, from a range of backgrounds and nationalities, to undertake tertiary study in Australia.

Students enrolled for this course will have as their specific study objective the completion of a tertiary level course in an Australian tertiary institution.

The course will be offered at two levels to provide students a specialist study preparation option with a progression from a minimum of IELTS 5.5 with no score below 5.0 to an expected maximum consistent with B2 level descriptions on the CEFR. Each of the levels will run for 10 weeks.

The focus of this EAP course is developing the skills areas in English, which the student will require to study alongside native speakers in tertiary courses. However, students entering the EAP course at the lower level will not necessarily have access to the language base, which makes the use of these skills a possibility. For this reason, the balance of the EAP course will move systematically from a language focus to a skill focus as the student progresses through the levels from EAP Level 1 to EAP Level 2.

FBP30117 Certificate III in Food Processing
(CRICOS Course Code: 102936C)

Course Description

FBP30117 Certificate III in Food Processing is designed for production related roles that require application of industry specific skills and knowledge across a range of processes, including some technical and problem-solving ability. It caters for multi-skilled outcomes and roles that include team leader functions within the production environment. All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, in accordance with State/Territory food safety, work health and safety and environmental codes, regulations and legislation that apply to the workplace.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

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