We understand that applying to study may be a bit daunting so we are here to help make that process as streamlined as possible. With any application the most important element is the completeness of the required documentation. While this can be a time consuming process to get it all together we have provided a guide to speed through that process and get you studying as soon as possible.
The 4 golden rules of applying to study:
The application process can vary according to the program you wish to study so its important that you check this on the program specification page.
All applications are made to the CPEE Higher Education Manager (HEM) via Online Application or Hardcopy Submission. Applications may have extra requirements, which will be listed on the applicable enrolment application form or requested following your initial submission. It is important to include all requested documentation with your application to avoid delays in processing.
If you have any questions regarding this proces please rach out to us and we will assist where we can.
Before You Apply
The first step any future student should take is to consider and complete the following steps before begining the application:
Note admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
Ensure that you have satasfied the entry requirments for the program you are applying for. Refer to the individual program listing and its entry requirements when considering your appication
Review fees and related costs;
If you are from a non-English-speaking background, review the English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.
Requirements do vary between courses, so it is important to check any unique requirements prior to submission. Your application will need to include a number of mandatory items. For most applcations these include:
Where indicated, documents must be certified as a true copy of the original unless otherwise stated.
CPEE accepts scanned documents submitted online in support of applications for admission to its programs. All submitted supporting documents must be true and complete records. Applicants should be prepared to provide original documents or original certified copies of supporting documents upon request at any time.
All official documents submitted must be certified for authenticity. Certification of documents should follow the Australian guideline
As part of the admission process CPEE may contact the original issuing authority, educational or other relevant organisation or individual, whether in Australia or overseas, to verify submitted documents. A failure to provide documents on request, or the discovery of either fraudulent documents or a misrepresentation of true circumstances in association with your application, may lead to the rejection of the application for admission, the withdrawal of offer, or the cancellation of enrolment. Additional supporting documentation may be required to support your application based on your circumstances.
CPEE may award Specified Credit or Unspecified Credit. The awarding of credit means that a student who successfully applies for credit shall have a reduced number of Units to complete their CPEE program to meet the requirement for graduation. For example, a CPEE student who has been awarded 2 Units of Credit in the Masters of Pavement Technology will need to complete (pass) a further 6 Units to meet graduation requirements.
Supporting documents must be provided to CPEE as certified copies of original documents. A certified copy (often a photocopy) is an endorsement or certificate stating that it is a true copy of the original document.
All official documents submitted must be certified for authenticity. Certification of documents should follow the Australian guideline: https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/certifiedcopies
All applications require proof of citizenship. Different types of proof are acceptable depending on whether you are an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or international applicant.
If you are an Australian Citizen proof may be one of the following:
If you are a Permanent Resident (including humanitarian visa holders)
Other applicants including international.
For relevant qualifications:
Qualifications from overseas institutions
You must meet the English language requirements of CPEE to be eligible for a place. As a graduate student, you can satisfy the English language requirements in a number of ways depending on your circumstances. In order to meet the requirements, you must fulfil one of the options below.
Students must have access to the internet, email, word processing and spreadsheet programs for the duration of their study.
Ensure that you have read and understood the responsibilities associated with being a student with CPEE. Equally, what you can expect from CPEE and its responsibilities as a higher education provider. This includes expected acceptable behaviour, academic conduct, privacy, data responsibilities, use of systems, software along with our policies and procedures.
These T&C's are important as by enrolling in a program provided by Centre for Pavement Engineering Education Inc. (CPEE) (ABN: 23368959740; PRV12121), you are agreeing to be legally bound by the terms and conditions of enrolment Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. If you require any assistance or clarification, please contact CPEE on 03 98905155. You will be prompted to accept these Terms when submitting your application.
Fees are charged on a unit enrolment basis each semester. Invoices will be issues at the begining of each semester and are payable as per the invoice terms.
The information and table below outlines the approximate fees that a student will incur for their semester enrolment into a unit of study in the year indicated. It is possible, however, for students to undertake units from other providers towards completion of a postgraduate program, in which case the unit fees may vary. Please note all fees are reviewed annually as per the Policy on Student Unit Fees and Policy on Student Administrative Fees. Fees are subject to change. All fees for the following calendar year will be listed on this page in October each year.
New students how have not previously studied with CPEE before can apply electronically through the CPEE online application portal.
To submit your application:
If you are a returning student looking to underatke a new program please complete the Returning Student New Program Application and email to CPEE
If you intend to study one of the Centre for Pavement Engineering Education private provider programs, please make sure that you check the application closing dates for your program. Applications received after these dates may be considered for the next available intake:
Applications are submitted electronically through the online portal. If you have to provide further informartion outside of the application submission portal you can do so via email to CPEE.
You will receive notification regarding your application within 1-2 weeks from submission. We will keep you updated of the application progress.
Once your application has been assessed you will receive an email from CPEE. If successful an offer letter will be sent.
Your offer letter will contain instructions on accepting your program offer. Usually this is to enrol in your first Unit. Alternatively you can defer your program offer if you choose to do so.
We estimate that students devote approximately 10 study hours per week, per unit. These study hours are inclusive of teaching time (e.g. lectures, online teaching), independent study, assessment tasks and/or examination time. Our semesters are broken down into study and exam periods.
The study period is 15 weeks duration per semester. We state that the student study workload for each unit is calculated as per below:
15 study period wks x 10hrs study per week
Resulting in the the average unit requiring 150 hours over the student period
Each CPEE unit is worth one (1) credit point unless otherwise specified. One credit point involves a student workload of approximately 10 hours per week over a semester.
Each of our units has an equivalent full time student load (EFTSL) of 0.125 (12.5%).
The study of one unit in a semester would be an ETFSL of 12.5%. A standard full-time load is eight units in the academic year (8*12.5%= 100% or 1 EFTSL). For our programs a full time study load would be 4 units per semester.