Orientation Program

Orientation Program

Student Orientation is a welcome and an informative program for new students commencing their studies at ALTEC College. The program consists of presentation, campus tour, enrolment and information that helps new students settle into the new study environment.

Orientation plays an important role in helping you quickly become familiar with your institution and its teaching style. Many international students find the Australian way of teaching to be quite different from what they are used to. In Australia, the focus is on practical learning that encourages creative, independent thought and debate. Teachers/trainers aim to provide a thorough understanding of a topic rather than just teaching the right words, phrases or formulas to remember for exams.

Once you have successfully enrolled for study at ALTEC College, you will receive pre-departure, arrival, and orientation information that provide additional valuable information to prepare you for studying and living in Australia.

ALTEC College orientation program is compulsory for new students commencing their studies at the college. The program consists of presentation, campus tour, enrolment and information that helps new students settle into the new study environment.

ALTEC College has a student orientation policy that guides that orientation process. The orientation program typically includes (but not limited to);

  • A comprehensive and tailored presentation that addresses the needs of the target student group and adequately introduces a student to life at the college and courses of study
  • Information that addresses the requirements of the National Code Standard 6.1 and the relevant standards
  • Clear and simple explanation of the most relevant policies and procedures, especially the Course Progress Policy (and student visa implications), Complaints and Appeals Policy, and supplemented by the provision of print copies or reference to electronic versions of the same
  • Academic processes and specific requirements
  • Support services available to students, including English language and learning support
  • Presentations by relevant guest speakers
  • Introduction to various college staff and descriptions of their roles
  • Instructional explanations of computer and resource use within the college
  • Student identification photograph session
  • Campus tour and OHS information
  • Critical incident overview including emergency and health services
  • Information on their employment rights and conditions as overseas students

At the completion of the program, all students will be required to complete an Orientation Evaluation Survey. Survey data is used for college’s continuous improvement practices.