|Academic Entry Requirements*
While assessing the application, Administration officer will ensure that the evidence of highest formal academic qualifications and documents are accompanied that show current academic level.
*Students without formal qualification but are having work experience in the course related field may be eligible to enrol into courses through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). For detailed information on RPL, please refer student handbook.
|ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS|
|Official Tests of English Language Proficiency
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|Australia has a reputation as a safe, progressive and dynamic place to study; and we maintain this reputation by providing quality education and consumer protection specifically developed for overseas students.
The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and associated legislation is the legal framework governing the responsibility of education institutions towards overseas students. These laws set out rights and responsibilities of the overseas students. The Department of Education is responsible for administering the ESOS Act and its associated instruments.
The ESOS framework protects your rights by ensuring the following:
The ESOS framework sets out the standards Australian education providers offering education services to overseas students must obey. These standards cover a range of information you have a right to know and services that must be offered, including:
As an overseas student on a student visa, your responsibilities include:
Further ESOS Information
Fax: (02) 6123 5870
|OBLIGATION OF STUDENTS WITH SCHOOL- AGED DEPENDENTS|
|Students with school aged dependents, staying in Australia for more than 3 months, must enrol their dependents in either a State government or Private (non-government) school. Most State Schools are free or provided at a minimal cost to Australian permanent residents and citizens. Financial contributions are required by all people in Australia whom do not have permanent residency status and require their dependants to be schooled.
Information about the enrolment and fees for temporary visa holders and dependants of overseas students may be obtained from:
NSW Department of Education and Training
Temporary Residents Program
Ground Floor, 827-839 George Street, Sydney NSW 2001
Phone: (61) 1300 300 229 (local call)
|ARRANGEMENTS FOR STUDENTS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE|
|The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) requires all international students who will be under 18 years of age when entering Australia on a student visa, to have appropriate accommodation, support and welfare arrangements in place. When you apply for a student visa, you will need to provide evidence that will be living with a parent, custodian or relative, or that the College has approved your care arrangements.
Students who have not turned 18 are subject to visa conditions that require them to maintain adequate welfare and accommodation arrangements. If the College has agreed to your care arrangement, you must not change these arrangements until you have obtained written approval from the College.
If student is aged below 18 years, guardian must have signed an undertaking for the care of the student.
Student who have successfully completed accredited courses e.g. Certificate, Diploma etc. from a recognised training organisation in Australia or overseas prior to enrolling at Pacific College of Technology may be eligible for Advanced Standing/RPL towards their current studies at this college. Student wishing to apply for Advanced Standing/RPL must complete an application for Advanced Standing/RPL form after they have received and accepted a formal offer of a place from the College. This form is available from reception desk. Forms must be submitted for processing before term census dates.
Student holding a Student Visa must apply Advanced Standing/RPL before enrolment. This is a requirement of Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). Considering the number of Advanced Standing/RPL Units the department will make a decision for student’s duration of stay in Australia to complete the rest of the Course in this college.
For more information about Advanced Standing/RPL, consult the Student Handbook.
|LEARNING, TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS|
The College offers courses using various modes of delivery (e.g. classroom based, on-line and distance). However, for international students, face-to-face learning and teaching is compulsory for a full-time study load. Course delivery combines theory-based tutorial and practical sessions involving small groups, individual and team activities, and demonstrations using simulated work environment.
Assessment, procedures and criteria will be made clear to all participants. In general, assessment methods include: individual and group performance and presentation, oral and written tests, demonstrations and other classroom-based activities.
Assessment will provide for the recognition of competencies no matter how, where or when they have been acquired. Assessments will also cover the range of skills and knowledge needed to demonstrate competency, and will integrate knowledge and skills with practical application.
Assessing student performance will be conducted in accordance with the assessment guidelines and competency standards of the relevant training package. Assessment will also have regard to validity, reliability, fairness and flexibility.
If students are unhappy with a result on any assessment task, they can lodge a formal appeal in accordance with the College re-assessment policy, details of which appear in the Student Handbook.
The College address is: Level 1, 91 – 95 Rawson Street, Auburn NSW 2144 and the location is conveniently located a few minutes’ walk from Auburn railway station.
|LOCAL ENVIRONMENT AND FACILITIES|
Australia is a multicultural country. A large number of international students come to Australia to pursue their study annually. Our campus is situated in Sydney, one of the beautiful cities in the world. Sydney has renowned places to visits including beautiful Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and Bondi Beach.
Australia is a multi-cultural country and a preferred destination for international students. The College campus is situated in western Sydney, New South Wales which is among one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It has renowned attractions to visit including the renowned Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and Bondi Beach.
The classes comprise students from many different countries making it a truly multi-cultural environment. Classrooms are equipped with modern technology with latest equipment and high-speed Internet access. College classes are small, and academic staff are well-qualified, experienced and strongly focused on individual student’s needs.
Many academic staff use multi-media for visual aids during their classes. Computers and printers are available in laboratories for student use including internet research and for completing assignments.
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|COST ASSOCIATED TO STUDY IN AUSTRALIA|
The international students need to be aware that the cost of receiving an education in Australia is high, considering tuition fees, living costs, and international travel. Therefore, students should plan properly to ensure they are able to pay the costs they will incur in Australia before making such a move.
Course Application Fee: AU$150.00
|OVERSEAS STUDENT HEALTH COVER (OSHC)|
International students must have overseas student health cover for the duration of their study in Australia as part of visa conditions. The OHSC cover fee for one year course is AU$548.65 (Single) and AU$5,679.00 (Family). These figures are subject to change; therefore, students are advised to contact Australian Health Management (AHM) or visit its website: www.ahm.com.au for current fee structures and costs.
Please refer to www.pct.edu.au for details of the College refund policy.
|LIVING COST IN AUSTRALIA|
Living costs depend on individual students. However, the Department of Home Affairs has financial requirements students must show in order to receive a visa to study in Australia. From 1 February 2018, the 12-month living costs is:
Student/Guardian: AUD 20,290