Enrolment Procedure

Enrolment Procedure

Step 1: Obtaining Pre-enrolment Information

All prospective students are given a copy of student handbook prior to enrolling in a particular course of study. The main intention is for prospective students to have a basic working knowledge of SIIT before they enrol. A copy of the student handbook can be emailed to the student or a student can download this document from the SIIT website by clicking on the following link http://www.siit.nsw.edu.au.

Step 2: Consider Applying for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process through which the prior skills, knowledge and work experience can be counted towards the achievement of a qualification or unit of competency, crediting students for skills they have already achieved. RPL involves a formal assessment process which focuses on a student’s ability to demonstrate that he/she already has the required level of skills, knowledge and work experience to meet the requirements for competency in a unit/s of study within a course offered by SIIT. If the evidence provided by a student clearly proves they already have the skills and knowledge relating to a unit of competency, they will receive a credit for that unit and will not be required to study that unit.  Please refer to RPL section of this document for information regarding this.

Step 3: Complete an Application Form

Students should carefully read the entry requirements to determine if they are eligible for courses. For details of the entry requirements please refer to ‘Entry Requirement’ section of this document. Eligible students should complete the application form by downloading one from our website at: www.siit.nsw.edu.auor by sending a request via e-mail to: info@siit.nsw.edu.au.

The completed application form with all supporting documents should be sent to SIIT via e-mail to: admission@siit.nsw.edu.au or via post to: SIIT Level 5, 841 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000.

Students will need to provide original or certified copies of all relevant documents together with the completed application for their enrolment application to be assessed. Originals will be sited, copied, and verified as true copies by the CEO.

Documents required may include:

  • Proof of identification documents such as a passport, driver’s license, etc.
  • Certified copies of qualifications (including certificates, academic transcripts etc.)
  • Working experience certificate (including the name, address and contact details of the organisation or person which provides such certificate etc.)
  • Original or certified copy of IELTS test results.
  • Other forms of English level evidence according to Australian standards.

Documents not in English must be accompanied with certified translation by a NAATI accredited translator. 

Step 4: Completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Test

All potential applicants at this time will be requested to sit for a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)Test to assess their eligibility for the qualifications that they are applying for and to determine whether any additional support might be required for the students.

Note: An entry examination might be required for translating and interpreting students for some student pending on the opinion of the academic manager in light of the student’s previous qualifications of experience contained in the application documents.

Step 5: Complete a Formal Screening Interview

Student is required to complete a formal screening interview to assess his/her suitability for the qualification applying for

Step 6: Enrolment Documents Verification Procedures

When a student has passed the entry examination, SIIT 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 also be assessed and verified at this stage by the Academic Manager.

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). The student can proceed to the next step only if they are successful at this stage and all their documents are found to be correct, authentic and reliable.

Step 7: Issuing Letter of Offer

  1. A Letter of Offer will be issued to the successful applicant, or:
  2. A Letter of Rejection, with reasons, will be sent to the unsuccessful applicant.

All original documents will be returned after being verified and true verified copies will be stored in the student’s admin file for future reference.

Step 8: Accepting the Letter of Offer

Upon receiving the Letter of Offer, the student will need to carefully read and agree with the terms and conditions listed on this document. At this point it is a requirement for the student to:

  • Sign and return a signed copy of the Letter of Offer to the SIIT via email at info@siit.nsw.edu.auor in person to the Student Services Officer.
  • Pay relevant tuition fee(s) as listed in the Letter of Offer.

Please note that the agreement to accept the offer must be signed and returned to SIIT for the student’s enrolment to be confirmed.

Step 9: Confirmation of Enrolment or electronic Confirmation of Enrolment

An electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (e-CoE) letter will be issued to international students on successful completion of Step 8: Accepting the Letter of Offer.

Please note that acceptance of the Letter of Offer serves as a binding contract between SIIT and the student.

Step 10: Orientation Day

A compulsory Orientation Day Program is arranged for all students before course commencement. The following activities will take place on the Orientation Day:

  1. Emergency evacuation directions & protocols
  2. Introduction and welcome by the academic and administrative staff.
  3. Student registration process.
  4. Introduction to Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC).
  5. Introduction to health and welfare services.
  6. Introduction to course information, timetable, learning & assessment strategies, academic intervention strategies etc.
  7. Introduction to student rights and responsibilities at SIIT.
  8. Introduction to SIIT’s complaints and appeals process.
  9. Introduction to the library & computer facilities.
  10. Introduction to student support services including on how to access student counselling facilities.
  11. Learner needs survey/interview session.
  12. Details on student visa conditions regarding course progress and attendance.
  13. Photo session with students for the SIIT to generate student ID cards.

Students who miss the Orientation Day program and have a valid or compassionate and compelling reason for their absence will be given another opportunity to attend an Orientation program. This Orientation will be held before course commencement and if the student fails to attend the Orientation program for a second time, he/she may risk having their enrolment cancelled unless the absence has been pre-approved by the CEO.

Step 10:Course Commencement

All students will be given information regarding their course commencement date and time, classroom and trainer/assessor.

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