King’s Own Institute (KOI) is Newcastle’s first private institute of higher education. The institute is located in purpose-built premises in Darby Street, Cooks Hill. This easily accessible location is in the heart of the Newcastle CBD and provides, both domestic and international students, with advanced learning facilities.
The contemporary teaching environment supports a hybrid mode of flexible learning, allowing students to interact and work collaboratively in a face to face or online environment.
KOI Newcastle enthusiastically welcomes applications from domestic students. The application process is relatively easy but you may need some help. Our Newcastle staff are available to help you progress your application should you need some help.
The first step is to identify which course you would like to study. KOI offers diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business, accounting, management and finance, information technology and TESOL.
Prior to submitting an application form, please review domestic applicant’s entry requirements.
Please fill out the domestic student application form.
Please confirm you have attached relevant, certified copies of the following documents:
- KOI domestic student application form with all fields accurately completed.
- A certified or attested copy of
- Final high school results
- Academic transcripts of any university or tertiary institution
- A certified or attested copy of change of name documents (if applicable)
Submit your Application
By email [email protected]
In Person Level 1, 59 Darby Street, Cooks Hill
By Post Level 1, 59 Darby Street, Cooks Hill
King’s Own Institute (KOI) is pleased to confirm the TEQSA’s approval of CRICOS for the KOI Newcastle campus at 59 Darby Street, Cooks Hill (Newcastle) NSW 2300.
On 08 February 2022, KOI obtained the approval for building a new state-of-the-art campus in Newcastle with an initially approved international enrolment COE for 1,000 students. With this development, KOI has now four (4) campus locations, with the total enrolment capacity increasing to 5,255 students.
The campus in Newcastle will deliver all undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses in Accounting, Business Management, Information Technology, TESOL and other majors, and is expected to enrol the first batch of students in July 2022.
Being the second largest city in New South Wales after Sydney, Newcastle is also one of the most popular tourist cities in Australia. With a convenient drive of just over 2-hour from Sydney, Newcastle is a perfect study destination. There are other easy travel options available to Newcastle which includes bus, train, night train, car or plane. KOI is one of the only two higher education providers in the area that deliver both undergraduate & postgraduate courses.
Students who will apply for admission to the KOI Newcastle Campus may not only be able to enjoy the cut-down living expenses, but also the preferential policies on student visa and post-graduation work permit. You may wish to seek necessary migration advice on how this policy may affect you. KOI is also expected to attract local and adult students to take short-term courses in KOI, thus delivering outstanding talents for local development.
How to Apply
A comprehensive guide for prospective international students who would like to lodge an application is available.
Prospective International students wanting to apply to attend the Newcastle Campus should go to
- International Applicants Entry Requirement – KOI
Key Enrolment Dates for 2023
- KOI intake dates – KOI
How to get to the Newcastle Campus
Of course, you can drive your way to our campus and park it at our premises or use the NSW public car park. Trains, buses and light rail are available for students who live in Newcastle and surrounding areas.
For students traveling to the Newcastle CBD, there are various options via public transport. The simplest way to get to the Newcastle CBD is as per the following:
- Catch a train to Newcastle Interchange Station (eg Central to Newcastle Interchange Station)
- Catch the light rail tram from Newcastle Interchange to Civic
- Walk from Civic to the KOI Campus
KOI Newcastle student’s life
Real-time and virtual solutions are in place for enhanced hybrid/ distant and blended learning to streamline and increase efficiencies in student’s learning delivery. New courses with advanced learning facilities in a hybrid campus with a technology hub will consolidate and extend KOI’s online and face-to-face learning delivery.
KOI Newcastle premises is centrally located and have been designed with the needs of todays’ students in mind. The KOI’s computer facility includes the latest technology and software with sufficient terminals to cater for student needs. WiFi is supplied throughout KOI so students can access the internet from anywhere in the institute with their laptops and hand-held devices. The environment is fully technology driven, conducive to study and highly functional for the busy student.
KOI Newcastle student lounges are more than somewhere to stop and have your meal. It is a great place to meet fellow students, relax, mingle and foster friendships. You may choose to bring your own lunch or use one of our vending machines for snacks and drinks. Our lounges will provide the coffee and re-heating facilities too. Fridges will be provided for you to store your meal to consume later.
Computer access is available, including printing and photocopying facilities.
Browse KOI’s extensive collection of print and digital materials to support your studies. Our library also gives you access to high-quality research materials.
No matter where you’re studying on campus, you’ll have access to the technology and software that are required for your course.
Ample parking available close to the Campus. For live parking update close to KOI Newcastle Campus, please click here
Newcastle City Hall:
Newcastle City Hall boasts seven fully equipped function spaces, perfect for business day events, meetings, Christmas parties, corporate functions, school formals, weddings, end-of-life celebrations, live performances and cocktail parties. Your event will be in safe and experienced hands with the Newcastle Venues team, from the booking and event management through to the gourmet catering by our very own in-house Executive Chef. Our high-quality standards, professionalism, and impeccable attention to detail will ensure you and your guests have the ultimate event experience from beginning to end.
Iconic Civic Park:
the green heart of the inner city, located proudly between Newcastle City Hall, the Newcastle Art Gallery, and the Newcastle Regional Library. It offers large shady trees, tiered garden beds, war memorials, and expanses of lawn perfect for impromptu picnics.
Newcastle Museum was originally founded in 1988 as a major Bicentennial project and has been located in the Honeysuckle Railway Workshops since 4 August 2011.
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