What Is Course Packaging? And Why It Might Make Sense For You

Course packaging refers to enrolling in two consecutive courses, on the same visa application. Aside from the ease involved of only doing one visa application for two courses, there is also the cost savings because it can cost more than $1000 per visa application when it’s all said and done.

Who might benefit from course packaging?

  • Someone studying English as a second or third language. ELICOS students may want to study a different subject after achieving enough mastery of the English language to pass the required English competency tests.

  • Someone who knows they want to study two courses that build on one another. For example, you may be interested in a Certificate III course followed by the Certificate IV version. Or you may be interested in two Certificate IV courses (i.e. Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery and Certificate IV in Patisserie). There are many ways to course package.


Some educational providers display their courses with a packaging option (may be referred to as “dual” studies), but it is also possible to create your own. Simply reflect on your study goals, and look at the course options available to help you meet those goals. It is also important to be realistic about how long you want to commit to studying in Australia for, as someone packages may lead to two or more years of study. If you aren’t sure about whether or not two courses would work well together, just reach out to our Apidimi Team.

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