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Current Students

10 BIG Reasons to LIKE about Yorke

  • Long standing private provider delivering high quality education and training with job ready skills
  • Pathways to reputable Australian universities with Advanced Standing for various degree courses
  • High graduate employment
  • Work experience provided to current students and job networking opportunities
  • Flexible tuition fees
  • First class equipment and facilities
  • Diverse international student community
  • Amazing campus life with location within inner CBD enabling students to enjoy study, work and life balance
  • Exemplary student support with 24/7 access to some of our staff and facilities
  • Free access to various resources, wifi, internet and social media network


Yorke Institute is equipped with modern and well equipped training facilities, aimed to duplicate a learning environment which is specifically targeted at developing and enhancing the student’s practical and interpersonal skills.

Our Dental Technology course is delivered in a real commercial laboratory, not a classroom so students are trained in a commercial environment where they are exposed to State of the Art technology and equipment in a world class laboratory. Training is delivered in a competitive environment under the guidance of skilled and qualified dental technicians and practitioners.


  • Modern classrooms with access to computers and Wifi
  • Free internet access for private research and study
  • Unlimited access to textbooks, magazines and reading materials
  • Breakout areas with coffee,tea, water and snacks and microwave facilities
  • CD ROM based learning resources
  • Audio and video learning resources
  • Commercial Dental laboratory with world class equipment and State of the Art technology that the students are exposed to including CAD CAM technology, Milling machines by Wieland Zeno and iMES, digital technology.

Orientation Program

All Yorke Students must undergo Yorke Institute's Orientation Program. Once students have been orientated, they will be given their timetable to commence class, student ID, Academic and Personal Files. The Orientation program is important as it is an opportunity to meet key staff like the student support team, discuss course requirements and update personal records of the students.

  • It includes a tour of the campus identifying classrooms, student areas, student administration areas and other any relevant areas within Yorke Institute such as break out areas, fire exits, and restricted areas
  • Information on life in Australia, visa requirements and course requirements
  • You will receive Student Identification number and photo ID card
  • Assistance for job placement within the industry
  • Career, advice, including preparation for resumes and interview skills
  • Assistance with application for Course Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


Process and Policies 

 Tuition Fees

International students are required to pay fees at the time of accepting an offer of a place to study at Yorke Institute.  Fees are to be paid in advance of a semester or a year

  • For current students, fees must be paid in advance, before the start of the semester or by the due dates stipulated by the Accounts Team.  Failure to comply with the required payment date may result in termination of a place of offer or enrolment at the Institute.  Cancellation on grounds of non-payment of tuition fees will be reported to DIBP
  • Before a unit can be repeated, the course fees in relation to the unit must be paid in full regardless of any fees that may have been paid in advance for other units.
  • Tuition fee may be increased annually or at the discretion of Yorke Institute.
  • If a visa status changes for an overseas student (e.g. becomes a temporary or permanent resident) the student will continue to pay full overseas student’s fees for the duration of the enrolled program.

     The Refund of Tuition Fees policy is details under the Refund Policy

Refund of Tuition FeesAttendance

 Students are required to attend all classes with prescribed text books, correct uniforms and all necessary equipment to ensure they are able to meet course competencies. Students who attend classes without required uniforms and equipment may not be allowed into class. In effect, international students failing to adhere to course requirements may be reported to DIBP for failure to meet academic requirements.


Yorke Institute's Monitoring of International Students' Academic Progress

Yorke Institute monitors its international students academic progress as part of its CRICOS requirement.The coordinator and trainers provide guidance and support on academic issues in addition to monitoring academic progress, implementation of intervention strategies and reassessments.  


Credit Transfers & Recognition of Prior Learning

Students may apply for course Credit Transfers (CT) from previous studies or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) based on prior experience and knowledge.

Students who have completed units from their course at another institution will be given recognition (credit transfer) on presentation of a verified, transcript, award or Statement of Attainment.

Students, who believe they can meet some of the competencies in the course they will be undertaking, may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). An application may be made only after enrolment and payment of fees and must be made using the RPL application form.

Credit Transfers and Recognition of Prior Learning 


Registered Training Organisations (RTO) and Technical & Further Education (TAFE) Colleges must recognise the qualifications and statement of attainment issued by any other RTO. This means that you may be eligible for credit towards courses delivered by other RTO’s or TAFE Colleges based on what you achieve at Yorke Institute.

Complaints and Appeals

Yorke Institute has a dispute resolution procedure that provides students with a fair and equitable process for resolving any dispute, complaint or appeal they may have.

Complaints and Appeals Policy and Complaints and Appeals Form 

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

International Students must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire duration of their stay in Australia. OSHC gives access to out of hospital and in hospital medical services to help maintain student health. Students can apply for OSHC cover through Yorke Institute when applying for their visa from overseas or by themselves. 

Access and Equity

Access and Equity promotes full and equal participation of all students and staff and to foster an environment free of discrimination and harassment. We are committed to effecting change that promotes equality of opportunity for all students.

The structures and practices at the Institute are in line with state and national legislation regarding all areas of equal opportunity, including sex discrimination, racial discrimination, disability discrimination and equal opportunity for women in the workforce.

Access and Equity 

Privacy and Confidentiality

Privacy and ConfidentialityPersonal information is collected solely for the purpose of operating as a Registered Training Organisation under the Australian Quality Framework administered by ASQA who is the registering authority.

Privacy and Confidentiality 

Access to Student Files

Students are able to access their file for viewing by attending Yorke Institute at 13 Elizabeth Street, Richmond. An Access to Records request form needs to be completed and forward to the Student Support Team for an appointment. The appointment will ensure the appropriate person is available to meet with at the time.

Alternatively, students may request access to their file in via email or in writing to arrange for the appropriate documentation to be sent to them based on the Privacy Act guidelines.

Access to Student Files

Student Personal Details

Yorke Institute requires students to maintain personal details and information to meet with the Education Services for Overseas students Act (Commonwealth) (the ESOS Act) and the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education. The authority for Yorke Institute to collect this information is governed by the ESOS Act, the Education Services for Overseas Students Regulation 2001 (Commonwealth) and the National Code.

Use of Student’s Personal Details

Yorke Institute may be required to provide personal information about students to:
• Commonwealth and State agencies.
• Fund Manager of the ESOS Assurance Fund.
• Department of Immigration and Border Protection(DIBP)
• Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relationships (DEEWR).
Students must therefore, inform changes to their personal details to a member of the Administration Support Team immediately or within seven (7) days of their occurrence to enable us to update this information in PRISMS or our data management system

Student Initiated Deferral

Deferment happens prior to the commencement of the course. Under exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of Yorke Institute the course commencement may be deferred up to 2 weeks after the course start date. If the student arrives later than 2 weeks after the course start date, the course will be deferred to the next term. This must be formally granted by the Student Administration Officer.

Student Initiated Suspension

Temporarily suspension of the enrolment may only be approved on the grounds of compassionate or compelling circumstances which may include:
• Serious illness or injury, where a medical certificate states that the student was / is unable to attend classes;
• Bereavement of close family members such as parents or grandparents (Where possible a death certificate should be provided);
• Major political upheaval or natural disaster in the home country requiring emergency travel and this has impacted on the student’s studies; or
• A traumatic experience which could include: involving in, or witnessing of a serious accident; witnesses or being the victim of a serious crime, and this has impacted on the student (these cases should be supported by police or psychologists’ reports)
• Inability to begin studying on the course commencement date, due to delay in receiving a student visa.

The Student Administration Officer will use their professional judgment to assess each case on its individual merits and based on supporting evidence will determine whether compassionate or compelling circumstances exist. A response will be given in writing and a copy of the documents will be filed in the student’s folder.

The application maybe rejected if satisfactory evidence is not provided prior to the request for suspension or within a seven (7) day period after the occurrence of the circumstances

Course Deferral and Suspension 

Student Transfer Between Provider Policy

Providers are restricted from enrolling transferring students prior to the student completing 6 months of their principal course. As such Yorke Institute is unable to knowingly enrol a student transferring to Yorke Institute, who has not completed at least 6 months of their initial principal course without meeting specified criteria outlined in the ESOS Standards.

International students may wish to change their course from their current principal provider to Yorke Institute.  Students transferring to Yorke Institute prior to 6 months of their principal course being completed must do so after a valid letter of release agreeing to such transfer is issued by the current principal provider. This process is similarly required by outgoing students from Yorke Institute to another provider. 

Student Transfer Between Provider Policy