STUDENT SUPPORT

At Adelaide Institute of Business and Technology we understand the challenges that our students face in moving from school to tertiary study as well a new country and environment. To assist you with challenges you may face we have developed support services and strategies.

  • Arrival Reception

    Upon request, when you arrive in Adelaide you will be met by a representative and taken to your accommodation at no charge if you have organised your accommodation through Adelaide Institute of Business and Technology (Accommodation Fee = $A250). If you have organised your accommodation privately you are still met by our representative at the airport and we are able to organise transport to your accommodation if required for a fee of $A110. Students under 18 are required to have accommodation approved by Adelaide Institute of Business and Technology (Accommodation Fee of $A250 applies) and are met on arrival by our representative and transported to the approved accommodation.
  • Induction

    All new students are provided with a comprehensive induction program in the orientation to classes commencing. During this time you are provided with:
    • - Information about Adelaide Institute of Business and Technology
    • - Course requirements and support services
    • - Reception to meet staff and fellow students
    • - Safety and security
    • - Tour of the area around the campus
    • - Issue of Student ID Card
    • - Advice and support on external services (transport passes etc)
    • - Introduction to State Library (including issue of Student Library Card)
    • - Resource Centre and computer services
  • Study and Personal Support

    Adelaide Institute of Business and Technology provides comprehensive support services including:

    • Study Skills Support
      Incorporated into communication units at Certificate and Diploma level are study skills development topics including effective note taking, essay writing skills, personal time management, research and presentation skills. Additional support is available by contacting the Training Coordinator.

    • Support from Trainers
      Incorporated into communication units at Certificate and Diploma level are study skills develepment topics including effective note taking, essay writing skills, personal time management, research and presentation skills. Additional support is available by contacting the Training Coordinator.

    • Personal Support
      From time to time you may have personal concerns about a range of issues including your course, accommodation, relationships and future directions. We can help you with a confidential counselling service where you can discuss your issue and receive advice and assistance in resolving the issue.
  • Attendance

    All students on International Student Visas are required by the Australian Government to maintain at least 80% attendance levels and this is clarified during Induction. Your trainers record all attendance and the Institute requires students to inform the Program Administrator of planned absence. Where absence is unplanned (sickness or injury) the Institute must be notified with valid medical certificate. The Training Coordinator will meet with you if attendance is below the acceptable level.
  • E-Learning

    During induction you will be provided with a user name and password for the E-Learning. This allows you to access, via the web, your personal folder that includes details of your enrolment, course, units, assessments, timetables, results. In addition it also allows you to communicate with other students and trainers in relation to discussions on units and topics.
  • Work Options

    Following commencement of your course you are permitted to work for up to 20 hours per week (applies to student visa) during term and full time during semester breaks. Many students take advantage of this opportunity and it is a great way to practice and improve your English and meet a broader range of local people. Our Training Coordinator provides assistance on how to find work and also the recommended study/work balance and required notification process. More information is available on the DIBP website at: http://www.immi.gov.au/students/student-information.htm. Please note however that penalties may apply if the work conditions of the student visa are breached.
  • Graduation

    Graduation ceremonies are held twice a year in March and October at which time students who have completed the requirements for their course are awarded the relevant qualification and an academic record detailing units completed.