Student Admissions and Enrolments Policy

version Sep 2013, revised June 2016; revised Dec 2016

Enrolment and Admissions Process

  • Applying to Enrol

    Please follow these key steps when applying to enrol

     

    Step 1: Ensure you have the Right Course:

    • Carefully review the course information page including entry requirements
    • If you are unsure of what course suits your needs - call us to talk about the options before applying to enrol

     

    Step 2: Understand the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment including:

     

    Step 3: Apply to enrol

    • You can apply to enrol online using the online application forms.
    • This does not approve your enrolment but if your enrolment is not approved any deposit paid is refunded

     

    Step 4: Log into Webclass to progress your application

    • You will receive an email that has your Webclass user ID and initial password.
    • Login and complete and administrative requirements like uploading ID.
    • Download the 10 Quick Questions document. Complete these questions and upload to Webclass.
    • This will trigger your College Student Adviser to call you to discuss your answers. The answers and discussion will be used to assess that you have the necessary language, literacy and numeracy skills for that qualification; as well as confirming that the qualification will meet your needs.
    • Your College Student Adviser will also confirm that you are aware of the key Terms and Conditions about enrolment.

     

    Step 5: Approval for Enrolment

    • Your College Student Adviser will confirm that your enrolment is approved. Note that from this point onwards you are liable for the Administration Fee if you subsequently cancel. So if unsure - ask your Student Adviser to place your course application on hold.
    • You will tell that the enrolment has been approved as the "subject" Initial Skills Assessment will show the result SATISFACTORY (SAT).

     

  • Approval for Enrolment

    After talking to you your College Student Adviser will confirm that your enrolment is approved.

    Note that from this point onwards you are liable for the Administration Fee if you subsequently cancel. So if unsure - ask your Student Adviser to place your course application on hold.

    You can see that the enrolment has been approved as the "subject" Initial Skills Assessment will show the result SATISFACTORY (SAT) in Webclass. 

  • Not Approved for Enrolment

    If you are not approved for enrolment you will be told the reason.

    Where feasible you will be given other opportunity to be re-assessed in that area eg by conducting a more detailed LLN test.

    Any deposit paid will be refunded in full.

Student Admissions and Enrolment Policy Statement

The College thorough the application of its Student Selection and Admissions Policy will:

  • Treat all students and prospective students fairly;
  • Ensure student admission and selection procedures are based on merit principles and are open, fair and transparent;
  • Provide a framework for the selection and admission of students who are capable of success in their chosen field of vocational education studies; 
  • Comply with the entrance criteria for government funded programs and
  • Comply with limits or caps on enrolments in government funded programs.

Student Admissions Policy Details

  • Determining Entry Requirements

    a) Minimum qualification entry pre-requisites will be applied as specified in the relevant national Training Package or specified as part of a government funded course.

    b) In setting other additional entry requirements for courses, the College will identify the minimum skills, knowledge, resources, work environments and work experience necessary for student success in that vocational education program, in each offered delivery pattern. This will include determination of minimum English language, literacy and numeracy skills as specified under the College LLN Policy.

    c) All students applying for entry into the same course/ funding combination will be assessed for entry to study through the same published entry requirements and through the same processes.

  • Limitation of Course Places

    a) The College may apply limitations on the number of enrolments approved in any specific course / funding combination. This may be as a way of ensuring that it can maintain staff to student ratios, or for other reasons.

    b) Specifically, all Diploma and Advanced Diploma course places are limited. 

    c) In the event that a College course has a limited number of allowed students, students will be admitted on a "first in" selection model subject to minimum entry requirements.

    This model provides a fair playing field for those who may have encountered past social or educational disadvantage as they are not required to compete against those who have had greater advantage.

    d) "First in" will be measured by date and time of successful completion of all administrative items and the Initial Skills Assessment.

    e) Students not successful in selection due to maximum course numbers being exceeded will be advised by email within 5 working days.

  • Specific Course LLN Requirements

    a) The course page on this website will display the specific LLN (and other) entry requirements for each specific course.

     

  • Alternative LLN Assessment methods

    At the Colleges discretion other methods for assessing a students current LLN levels may be implemented.

    b) Options include, but are not limited to:

    • Formal assessment under Australian Core Skills Framework using ACSF Assessment Tasks © Commonwealth of Australia
    • Trial completion of College modules under supervised environment
  • VET FEE-HELP LLN Testing

    VET FEE-HELP entry requirements from 2016 have an additional compulsory LLN testing process where an applicant is unable to lodge a certified copy of their Secondary School Certificate. It is offered free of charge.

    This is in addition to the requirement to meet College Initial Skills Assessment processes.

  • Ways to Lodge a Complaint

    Contact can be by:

    Phone 1 800 686 883 - ask for a Director of Training

    Web: complete the Contact Us form

    Post: Locked Bag 8804 Wollongong NSW 2500

    or send us an email with subject line: Complaint