Application process

The following application process varies according to the program you wish to study

All applications are made to the CPEE Higher Education Officer (HEO) 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 are having difficulties with the online application you can submit offline via the Offline Application.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

By enrolling in a program provided by Centre for Pavement Engineering Education Inc. (CPEE) (ABN: 23368959740; PRV12121), you agree to be legally bound by the terms and conditions ('Terms and conditions of enrolment') as outlined in the attached document. 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. 

Online Application

New CPEE Students

If this is your first time studying with CPEE

Offline Application

Existing or Past CPEE Students

If you are an existing or past CPEE student wishing to apply for a new program, please complete the hardcopy application form.

Before You Apply

The first step in any future students should take to ensure that the application and admission process goes as smoothly as possible is to consider and complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program
    Note admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review fees and related costs
  3. Check key and application closing dates.
  4. 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.
Submission Documentation

What you will be required to submit

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:

  • Personal and contact details,
  • Photographic Proof of Idenity, 
  • Document/s to confirm citizenship and residency status,
  • Current C.V,
  • Academic Transcript of highest completed relevent formal education.

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.

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.

Supporting Documentation

Additional supporting documentation may be required to support your application based on your circumstances.

Guidelines to Requested Submission Documents

Identity and Citizenship


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:

  • Australian Birth Certificate or
  • Current Australian Passport

If you are a Permanent Resident (including humanitarian visa holders)

  • Current Passport (showing Perment Residency visa) or
  • Permanent Resident Visa Documents

Other applicants including international.

  • Birth Certificate or
  • Current Passport


Entry Requirements

Course Entry Requirments

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

Required Facilities

Students must have access to the internet, email, word processing and spreadsheet programs for the duration of their study.

Recognition of Prior Learning and Applying for Credit

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.

  • Further information and Application form: Academic Credit
  • Study Load

    Study Hours

    In respect to study hours, we estimate that students would need to 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 150 hours over the student period. 10hrs*15wks = 150hrs.

    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)

    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.

    Credit Points

    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.


    Program 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. 

    Fees - Click to expand



    2020 Student Type  
    Domestic Overseas Field of Education
    Program Per Unit Per Unit Code
    Graduate Certificate in Pavement Technology $2,890.00 $3,350.00 039999
    Master of Pavement Technology $2,890.00 $3,350.00 039999
    Single Unit (Non Award) $2,890.00 $3,350.00 039999
    NOTE: A special 10% discount will apply to enrolments fees for all the above CPEE Units just for Semester 2, 2020 due to the disruptions caused by the COVID 19 restrictions. With this 10% discount, per unit fees are $2,601 (Domestic) and $3,015 (Overseas).      

    Full-Fee Place

    Units undertaken in CPEE progams are full fee paying and are not eligible for Commonwealth support or FEE-HELP

    Domestic or International

    Many things, including entry requirements, differ for international and local (or domestic) students.

     You are considered a DOMESTIC student if you are:
      • a citizen of Australia;
      • a citizen of New Zealand
      • a dual citizen of Australia and any other country;
      • a Permanent Resident of Australia; or
      • on a Permanent Humanitarian Visa.

    These criteria apply even if you completed your schooling outside Australia.

     You are considered an OVERSEAS student if you are: 
      • a citizen of any country except Australia or New Zealand;
      • a temporary resident (visa status) of Australia;
      • a permanent resident (visa status) of New Zealand.
    Dual Citizenship

    If you have Australian or New Zealand citizenship and citizenship of another country, you are considered to be a Domestic student – even if you completed your schooling outside Australia.

    How To Pay?


    Semester unit fees will be invoiced to you automatically once you have enrolled in the unit/s you wish to study. If you have not received your invoice within 2 weeks of submitting your semester enrolment please contact CPEE directly.

    Administrative Fees

    During your studies you may have additional costs and fees other than those for your unit fees


    Administrative fees (GST-free) Fee (AUD)
    Replacement Transcript $50.00
    Replacement Statement of Results $30.00
    *Hardcopy Course Notes $105.00
    Letter request (electronic) (if not a current student) $30.00
    Letter request (hardcopy) (if not a current student) $40.00
    Administrative charge for dishonoured payment $20.00
    Late Enrolment fee (past advertised date of enrolment) $100.00
    **Late change to Examination venue (past late notification date) $345.00
    +Late Withdrawal fee (past census date but if fees are refunded)  $200.00
    Late variations to enrolments (per variation)  $50.00
    ^Late payment of fees (past scheduled date of fee payment)  $50.00


    • * Fee includes postage within Australia. For notes sent outside of Australia postage will be calculated prior to sending
    • **This fee charged to CPEE by the Examination Provider
    • + Only applicable if exception to full payment of semester fees is granted on appeal
    • ^ Not incurred if late enrolment fee of $100.00 is incurred unless payment of fees is not made within the scheduled payment date

    Closing Dates

    Application closing dates

    If you intend to study one of the Centre for Pavement Engineering Education private provider or joint University award 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:

    • Semester 1 – 18 February 2020
    • Semester 2 – 13 July 2020


    Application for Program Admission Form

    Applcations are to be made using the CPEE 

    Online Application System.

    You should receive notification regarding your application within 1-2 weeks from submission. We will keep you updated of the application progress.

    Submitting your Application

    To submitt your application please follow the following steps:

    • Click on the Applciation link at the top of this page 
    • Complete each of the FIVE sections of the application including the electronic submission of certified copies of your supporting documents (as applicable).
    • Upon submission of your application, you will be notified by email that it has been received. Please keep this email for your records.

    Where to Send

    Applications are submitted electronically online. Alternatively via mail to:

    Centre for Pavement Engineering Education
    Suite 9, 935 Station Street, Box Hill North VIC 3129

    How will I know if my application has been successful

    Once your application has been assessed you will receive an email from CPEE providing specific details and if successful, a program place offer and be asked to complete a semester enrolment form.

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