Step 1: Obtaining Handbook & Qualification Booklet
Students who are interested in the qualifications offered at SIIT/APEI are advised to read through the Student Handbook and the Qualification Booklet prior to enrolling in a course. In this Handbook, students will find all the information they will need to ensure they enrol in the right course of studies. A copy of this document can be requested by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, potential students can download the Student Handbook and the Qualification Booklet from our website at www.siit.nsw.edu.au.
Step 2: Consider Applying for Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process through which the skills, knowledge and experience that Learners already have may count towards the achievement of a qualification.
RPL involves a formal assessment which focuses on the Student’s ability to demonstrate that they already have the required level of skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements for competency in a unit/s of study within a course offered by SIIT/APEI. If the evidence provided by a Student clearly proves they already have the skills and knowledge relating to a unit of study, they will receive credit for that unit and will not be required to study that unit. For details, please refer to our RPL and Credit Transfer Policy and Procedure.
Students who believe they have prior knowledge or experience, are encouraged to apply for RPL. Students can get access to our RPL application form by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. It can also be downloaded from our website at www.siit.nsw.edu.au.
Step 3: Complete an Application Form
Should a Student find the courses offered at APEI will satisfy their needs and career plan, they should carefully read through the entry requirements to determine if they are eligible to apply. For details of the entry requirements for each qualification, please refer to the Student Handbook. Eligible students should complete the application form by downloading one from our website at: www.siit.nsw.edu.au
The completed application form together with the all supporting documents should be sent to APEI via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or via post to Level 5, 841 George Street, Sydney 2000, for processing.
Students will need to provide original or certified copies of the documents together with the completed application for their enrolment application to be assessed. Originals will be sited, copied, and verified as true copies of the original and signed by the Program Manager.
Documents required may include:
· Proof of Identification documents such as a passport, driver’s license, etc –refer to 100 point ID check.
· Certified copies of previous qualifications (including certificates, academic transcripts etc)
· Working experience certificate (including the name, address and contact details of the organisation or person which provides the certificate etc)
· Original or certified copy of English proficiency test results such as IELTS test report.
Documents not in English must be accompanied with certified translation by a NAATI accredited translator.
For current onshore international Students only, if a student is currently enrolled in another course at another training provider in Australia, they will need to provide evidence of release from that training provider before the application can be processed.
Step 4: Enrolment Documents Verification Procedures
SIIT/APEI will assess whether the student’s qualifications, experience and English language proficiency are appropriate for the course for which enrolment is sought. All the relevant documents provided by the Student will be assessed and verified by the CEO or his representative. An enrolment information checklist will be completed for each application received.
The verification might include a reference check, telephone or face-to-face interview with the student or a request for the qualifications to be verified by the Australian National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) or Vocational Education and Training Assessment provide (VETAssess).
Step 5: Issuing Letter of Full Offer
1. A Letter of Offer will be issued to the successful applicant, or:
1. 2. A Letter of Rejection with reasons will be sent to the unsuccessful applicant.
All the original documents will be verified and copies stored in the student’s files at SIIT/APEI for future reference.
Step 6: Accepting the Letter of Offer
Upon receiving the Letter of Offer, Students will need to carefully read the terms and conditions. If the Student fully understands and agrees with the terms and conditions of the enrolment, they should sign the agreement as attached to the Letter of Offer and pay the tuition fees (as outlined in the Fees and Charges Schedule).
The agreement to accept the offer must be signed and returned to SIIT/APEI before the enrolment can be confirmed.
Step 7: Confirmation of Enrolment
A Confirmation of Enrolment letter will be issued to international students for visa purposes upon receipt of student’s tuition fee payment and signed acceptance of the Letter of Offer.
Please Note: Acceptance of the offer serves as a binding contract between SIIT/APEI and the Student.
Step 8: Orientation Day
A compulsory Orientation Day Program is arranged for enrolled Students before the commencement of each qualification, where course registration will be completed. The Orientation Day session would include the following activities:
1. Introduction and welcome by academic and administrative staff.
2. Student registration process.
3. Introduction to Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC).
4. Introduction to health and welfare services.
5. Introduction to course information, timetable, learning & assessment strategies.
6. Introduction to student rights and responsibilities.
7. Introduction to the complaints and appeals process.
8. Introduction to library & computer facilities.
9. Introduction to student support services.
10. Student needs survey/interview session.
11.Emergency evacuation directions & protocols.
12. Details on Student visa conditions regarding course progress and attendance.
13. Taking of photos for distribution of Student ID cards.
Students who miss the Orientation Day program will have their enrolment cancelled unless the absence has been approved by the CEO or the RTO Manager.