Information for Students

Student Orientation
Orientation is conducted as per the date mentioned in the offer letter which falls within the first week of your course. Its purpose is to fully inform new students of most aspects of student life at the College and to provide an introduction to studying, Melbourne’s costs of living, transportation, facilities, banking and accommodation. In addition, the College’s staff will be introduced, a tour of the College and the local area will take place and an opportunity to ask questions will be given. It is essential that you attend the orientation program otherwise you may miss out on information that affects your study, your visa or your enjoyment of your stay in Australia.
Course Delivery
A number of approaches to course delivery are used by college’s staff. Course delivery approaches may include, teacher led classroom delivery; self divided study and supervised study. During class time students will be expected to participate by answering questions, giving opinions, demonstrating tasks, working with others in groups, making presentations, role playing situations etc.
Course Assessment
A number of approaches to course assessment are used by college staff. Assessment approaches may include: observation of performance in class; case studies; projects; assignments; presentations; role plays; written tests and exams.
Students will be given information of the time and form of any assessment, and will not be expected to sit an assessment they have not prepared for.
Credit Transfer
Credit Transfer applies to situation where students have completed units identical to those they are currently enrolled for at another provider. Credit will be granted in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure. To apply for Credit Transfer students must complete the Credit Transfer application form and attach copies of verified documents to support the application.
Recognition of Prior
Learning (RPL)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process designed to recognise previous formal or informal learning, work and life experiences that the student may have had to the extent that they are relevant to the course outcomes. The RPL process allows students to receive recognition under these circumstances and therefore enable them to focus more on areas they need to achieve competencies in order to gain their qualifications. Students who believe they already have some of the competencies in the course may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
An essential requirement of RPL is that you can prove that you currently have the required competencies. Application may only be made during or after enrolment and payment of fees and must be made using the RPL application form that will be provided during orientation. Students must attach verified copies of all relevant documents to the RPL application form.
Qualifications to be issued
Students completing all assessment requirements for a qualification will be awarded a certificate corresponding to the completed course. Students completing assessment requirements for part of a qualification will be awarded a Statement of Attainment (SOA) indicating which modules or Units of Competency they have completed. Results and SOA can be requested by the students at any interval of their course.
Department of Home Affairs*
According to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) you must provide evidence that satisfies the assessment factors applicable to you to be granted a student visa. Assessment factors include your financial ability, English proficiency, likely compliance with the conditions of your visa and any other matters considered relevant to assessing your application”. Additional information on student visa issues is available on Department of Home Affairs (DHA) website and the Study in Australia website.
Workplace Health and Safety
Collins International College complies with all relevant Workplace Health and Safety legislation. Trainers will actively take steps to identify hazards that could cause harm to participants in the classroom and learning environment. Where possible, the Trainers will take action to remove or control these hazards, and will report the hazard to the appropriate on site personnel.
Where practicable, students must take responsibility for their own health and safety and that of their fellow students or employees. This means students must follow all safety rules, procedures and the instructions of their Trainer while in attendance at Collins International College premises.
Student Safety
Collins International College has a number of processes to provide a safe and secure learning environment to all students. These include hours of operation and access to staff to assist students where required.
When travelling to and from your RTO premises it is important to ensure your own safety at all times. The following are some tips to follow to ensure your safety and all staff is able to assist you with strategies to improve your safety.
Student Safety Tips:
Don’t openly carry valuables, including iPods, mobile phones, laptops, etc.
Find suitable and safe routes to petrol stations, shops and your local police station. Try to find routes that are well lit and busy.
Avoid confrontation - it is better and safer to walk away if you are being provoked.
If you feel you are being followed, cross the street, and if you are still worried, move as quickly as possible to a public area (such as a restaurant) and then telephone for help.
At night, walk in pairs in well-lit areas and on busier streets, not dark alleyways and side-streets. Use the bus to get to a nearby car park or public transport.
Have your keys ready well before you reach the door of your car or house.
If you are going away, tell someone you trust where you are going and when you will be back.
If travelling by bus or tram at night, try not to wait alone at the bus or tram stops. Arrange for others to meet you at your home stop if you are returning late and have a long way to walk home
Overseas Student Health Cover
is insurance that provides cover on the costs for medical and hospital care which international students may need while in Australia. OSHC will also pay for most prescription drugs and emergency ambulance transport.
If you are an international student studying in Australia, you must purchase an approved OSHC policy from a registered health benefits organisation - commonly referred to as Health Funds before applying for your visa. You will need to buy OSHC before you come to Australia, to cover you from when you arrive. You will also need to maintain OSHC throughout your stay in Australia. You can find out more about purchasing OSHC at the Department of Health and Aging.