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Harward International College

Knowledge is Power Supreme

student prospectus

2013-14


VISION

CEO MES

CEO message

With great pleasure I welcome all students and associates on board with Harward International College. Our Shining presence in the Industry is a mirror of your trust with HIC. My experience in education industry allows me to understand and deliver high quality education with high standard student service and teaching. I believe in the power of knowledge and committed to educate students in a way that they can achieve Supreme Power of Knowledge. More and more successful students from the college will justify my efforts to found the college. Establishment and future of Harward International College is blessed by HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj, which inspire me to work hard and put genuine efforts for all students to give them a bright future.

MISSION

MISSION

Thank you and wish you continue success for your future.

Harward International College is to strive to become a leading global academic institution in the field of Business Management and show the path of eradicating Business Management.

VISION

CEO HARWARD INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE

Harward strives to achieve its vision and mission through teaching, training and research in the field of business management. It educates a new breed of professional having appropriate values of a business. Harward has also established a strong tradition in research to identify and fill knowledge and implementation gaps in various areas of business development and management.


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About Harward International College

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Courses Offered

BSB40207 Certificate IV in Business [072356J]

BSB51107 Diploma of Management [072357G]

Unit names Fees information

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Entry requirements Unit names 8-9

Fees information Entry requirements

Language literacy and numeracy requriments

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Student Code of Behaviour

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Visa Requirements

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Information for students Living in Melbourne

Student testimonials

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Australia, Victoria & Melbourne

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Cost of Living

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Useful Contacts

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INTRODUCTION

Harward International College is a Registered Training Organisation and meets administrative, delivery, staffing, facility, marketing, financial, quality assurance and assessment standards agreed to by Federal, State and Territory Governments in Australia. The State Government registering authority monitors and subjects us to regular external audit to verify adherence to these standards. Harward International College strives to offer affordable and high quality education in a friendly environment. We believe in Power of Knowledge and Individual can get Supreme Power through his acquired knowledge. Simply in few words “Knowledge is Power Supreme�.

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Harward International College (HIC) is a Vocational Education and Training (VET) College based in Melbourne. Its campus is conveniently located near Melbourne CBD, with easy access to public transport. In addition to being conveniently located, campus is equipped with modern style classrooms, library resources, student recreational areas including kitchen facilities and computer labs with free access to internet and email. The atmosphere at Harward International College is very student friendly. Harward International College teachers and administration staff are always happy to help students with any problems which they may face and work to make the students feel at home in the Harward International College family.


INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION ABOUT

INTRODUCTION

HARWARD INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE

The college is a registered Training Provider (RTO) and meets standards agreed to by Federal and State Governments in Australia. The State Government registering authority monitors Harward International Collage and subjects it to regular external audits to verify adherence to these standards. Harward International College is fully compliant with the Australian Qualification and Training Framework (AQTF) standards. Harward International Collage also complies with the requirements for registration to provide courses to overseas students as specified in Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code of Practice 2007 for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students.

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COURSES COURSESCOURSES

BSB40207 Certificate IV in Business

Harward International College offer the following accredited and nationally recognised qualifications to overseas students. Unit Code Core Units BSBOHS407A Elective Units BSBADM405B BSBCMM401A BSBCUS401B BSBLED401A BSBRES401A BSBREL401A BSBMKG414A BSBCUS403B BSBWOR404A

Unit Name

Hours

Monitor a Safe Work Place

50

Organize Meeting Make a presentation Coordinate Implementation of customer service strategies Develop Team And Individuals Analyse And Present Research Information Establish Networks Undertake Marketing Activities Implement Customer Service Strategies Develop Work Priorities

30 30 40 50 40 30 50 40 40

Total Hours

400

Entry requirements Selection for enrolment in our courses will be approved for applicants who meet the qualification selection criteria. In line with Government policy students with intellectual and physical disabilities are encouraged to participate in training. • • • •

All students must of the age of 18 years or over at the time of applying for admission at Harward International College. Entry in to this course requires IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent in line with DIAC regulations Satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification is required for entry into this course. Mature age students will also be considered without the minimum education requirements but with relevant work experience within chosen area of study and a demonstrated capacity to meet course requirements. A minimum of 5 years experience would normally be expected but each case will be reviewed individually with relevant work experience evidenced by work reference letter on company letterhead, work samples and curriculum vitae submitted will be considered.

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Certificate IV in Business Fees

BSB40207 Certificate IV in Business AU$ 3,500(Payment option depends upon student agreement)

Application Fee (not refundable) AU$200(One Time) Materials fee * AU$200 RPL / Credit transfer fee No Charge Repeat unit fee AU$300 per unit Assessment resit fee (2 attempts)** No Charge

**(see the details in enrolment form) *Not refundable after the material is provided A request for payment of tuition and other fees will be made if you receive an offer letter Please make your payment by Bank Draft to Pramukh Group of Companies Pty Ltd. No obligation is created on Harward International College until funds are cleared and an official receipt is issued.

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COURSES COURSESCOURSES BSB51107 Diploma of Management Harward International College offer the following accredited and nationally recognised qualifications to overseas students. Unit Code Core Units BSBWOR502B BSBCUS501C BSBMGT502B BSBMGT516C BSBOHS509A Elective Units BSBWOR501A BSBADM502B BSBFIM501A

Unit Name

Hours

Ensure Team Effectiveness Manage quality customer services Manage people performance Facilitate continuous improvement Ensure a Safe Workplace

40 30 80 60 60

Manage Personal Work Priorities and Professional Development Manage Meetings Manage budgets and financial plans

40

Total Hours

40 50 400

Entry requirements Selection for enrolment in our courses will be approved for applicants who meet the qualification selection criteria. In line with Government policy students with intellectual and physical disabilities are encouraged to participate in training. • • • •

All students must of the age of 18 years or over at the time of applying for admission at Harward International College. Entry in to this course requires IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent in line with DIAC regulations Satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification is required for entry into this course. Mature age students will also be considered without the minimum education requirements but with relevant work experience within chosen area of study and a demonstrated capacity to meet course requirements. A minimum of 5 years experience would normally be expected but each case will be reviewed individually with relevant work experience evidenced by work reference letter on company letterhead, work samples and curriculum vitae submitted will be considered.

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Diploma of Management Fees BSB51107 Diploma of Management AU$ 3,000 (Payment option depends upon student agreement) Application Fee (not refundable)* AU$200 Materials fee * AU$200 RPL / Credit transfer fee No Charge Repeat unit fee AU$300 per unit Assessment resit fee (2 attempts)** No Charge *If studying Certificate IV, Application Fee is wavied off. *Not refundable after the material is provided A request for payment of tuition and other fees will be made if you receive an offer letter Please make your payment by Bank Draft to Pramukh Group of Companies Pty Ltd. No obligation is created on Harward International College until funds are cleared and an official receipt is issued

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LANGUAGE WELFARE

STUDENT SUPPORT

Language literacy and numeracy requirements

Students require language, literacy and numeracy capacity equivalent to the descriptions below Qualification Reading Writing Maths Oral communication level Certificate IV Read and Write texts which Use a range of Participate in oral in Business understand texts algebraic formulae convey ideas exchanges that & with some complex beyond everyday and calculating tools require control of nonDiploma of ideas and nonto solve work based routine language and concepts. Management routine vocabulary. For example write problems. structures. For example read the minutes for a For example apply For example deliver a workplace report, workplace meeting formulae to measure a presentation about recommending a or write a memo heights, 2 and 3 a new workplace change or read a dimensional spaces practice to a group of to colleagues to memo providing inform them of a or use memory/ colleagues or listen new instructions on temporary change square root functions to a complicated workplace health to the workplace on calculator to solve customer complaint and safety routine. multi-step problems. and be able to Writing. summaries the customer’s concerns.

Student support, welfare and behaviour Access and equity policy The College Code of Practice includes an access and equity policy. This document is available on request. It is the responsibility of all staff to ensure the requirements of the access and equity policy are met at all times. Dispute resolution procedure The College has a dispute resolution procedure to provide students with a fair and equitable process for resolving any disputes or complaints they may have. The dispute resolution procedure includes a requirement that an independent mediator will be appointed at no expense to the student if the student is dissatisfied with the resolution process undertaken by the College. The College will make no charge to the student for its dispute resolution process or referral to the independent mediator. If you have a complaint or appeal you should take the following steps: • Contact the College to obtain a copy of the complaints and appeals procedure and the application form • Complete the application form and lodge it with the College • Follow up with the College


CODE OF BAHAVIOR STUDENT CODE OF BEHAVIOR

Student code of behavior

The Student Code of Behaviour requires the following rights and expectation to be respected and adhered to at all times. • • • • • • • • • • • • •

The right to be treated with respect from others, to be treated fairly and without discrimination, regardless of religious, cultural, racial and sexual differences, age, disability or socio-economic status The right to be free from all forms of intimidation The right to work in a safe, clean, orderly and cooperative environment The right to have personal property (including computer files and student work) and the Registered Training Organisation property protected from damage or other misuse The right to have any disputes settled in a fair and rational manner (this is accomplished by the Grievance Procedure) The right to work and learn in a supportive environment without interference from others The right to express and share ideas and to ask questions The right to be treated with politeness and courteously at all times The expectation that students will not engage in cheating or plagiarism The expectation that students will submit work when required The expectation that students will maintain consistent participation by attending all required classes and assessments The required level of participation is 80% of scheduled sessions. Participation will be reviewed at the end of each study period. This requirement is a student behaviour requirement and not a requirement under standard 11 of the National Code The expectation that students will at all times meet the requirements, terms and conditions in the student agreement

For non-compliance with the Student Code of Behaviour the following procedure for discipline will be followed: •

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Step 1: A member of the Registered Training Organisation staff will contact students in the first instance and arrange a counselling meeting to discuss the issue or behaviour & to determine how the issue might be rectified. This meeting and its outcomes will be documented, signed by all parties and included on the student’s personal file. Step 2: Where there is a second breach of the Student Code of Behaviour, students will be invited for a personal interview with the Training Manager to discuss the breaches further. This meeting and its outcomes will be documented, signed by all parties and included on the student’s personal file. Step 3: Should a third breach of the Student Code of Behaviour occur after the stage 2 meeting, the student will be provided with a final warning in writing & a time frame in which to rectify the issue. A copy of this letter will be included on the student’s personal file.

After the three steps in the discipline procedure have been followed, and breaches of the Code of Behaviour still continue, training services will be withdrawn and the student will be sent a student deferral, suspension or cancellation warning letter. Failure to attend scheduled meetings may result in the College deciding to defer, suspend or cancel a student’s enrolment. if the College intends suspending or cancelling the student’s enrolment where it is not at the student’s request, the student must be informed they have 20 working days to appeal to the College. If the appeal is not upheld or the student withdraws from the appeal process then the College must report the student to DEERW and DIAC via PRISMS. The suspension or cancelling of the student’s enrolment cannot take effect until the appeal process is completed unless there are extenuating circumstances relating the student’s welfare. Suspension or cancellation of your enrolment has to be reported to DIAC & may affect the status of your VISA. At any stage of this procedure students are able to access the college complaints and appeals procedure to settle any disputes that may arise.


VISA VISA REQUIREMENTS REQUIREMENTS

Visa requirements The Department of Immigration and Citizenship publishes a full list of mandatory and discretionary student visa requirements on their web site. Follow the Student Visa Conditions link for details.

Change of address

Upon arriving in Australia you are required to advise the College of your residential address and telephone number and of any subsequent changes to your residential address. This is extremely important. Under Section 20 of the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 the College is obliged to serve a notice at your last known address if you breach a student visa condition relating to participation: or academic performance. The College may also send warning notices to you which are aimed at helping prevent breaches of your visa conditions. It is your responsibility and in your own interests to ensure that you always update your address details at the College to ensure you receives important information about your course, fees and possible breaches of your student visa. Additional information on student visa issues is available on the DIAC web site.

Student initiated deferral or suspension of enrollment

Students may initiate a request to defer commencement of studies or suspend their studies on the grounds of compassionate or compelling circumstances. Students wishing to defer the commencement of studies or suspend their studies must apply to do so in writing to the College using the student deferral, suspension or cancellation application form or in writing by email, fax or post. Full details and documentary evidence of the compassionate or compelling circumstances must be included with the application for it to be considered. If approved, the College will report your deferral of commencement or suspension of studies to DIAC which may affect the status of your visa. If you require more information as to how this action may affect your visa status contact your local DIAC office or phone the DIAC helpline 131 881.

Student cancellation of enrollment

Cancellation of enrolment will trigger the refund arrangements in the Written Agreement between the College and the student. Students who cancel their enrolment and think they are due for a refund must also apply for a refund. Refund applications must be made in writing to the College Training Manager. The student refund application form, available from the College, may be used as the written application. Written applications for refunds will also be accepted by mail or by email. Refunds will be made within 28 days of receipt of a written application and will include a statement explaining how the refund was calculated. The College will report your cancellation of studies to DIAC which may affect the status of your visa. If you require more information as to how this action may affect your visa status contact your local DIAC office or phone the DIAC helpline 131 881.

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VISA VISA REQUIREMENTS REQUIREMENTS College initiated suspension or cancellation of enrollment The College may decide to suspend or cancel a student’s enrolment on its own initiative as a response to breaching the student code of behaviour through misbehaviour, a poor academic record or poor participation by the student. If the College is intending to initiate a suspension or cancellation of enrolment a warning letter will be sent to the student’s currently notified address and the student will have 20 working days from the date of the warning letter to complain or appeal against the College suspension or cancellation. The College will report any suspension or cancellation to DIAC which may affect the status of your visa. If you require more information as to how this action may affect your visa status contact your local DIAC office or phone the DIAC helpline 131 881

College deferral of commencement The College may also decide to defer the commencement of a course. If the College defers the commencement of a course the provider default conditions in the Written Agreement between the College and the student will be triggered and the College will be obliged to repay all course money within 14 days of the date of deferral unless alternative arrangements can be made which are acceptable to students. If approved, the College will report its deferral of commencement to DEEWR which may affect the status of your visa. If you require more information as to how this action may affect your visa status contact your local DIAC office or phone the DIAC helpline 131 881.

Department of Immigration & Citizenship According to the Dept. of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) you must provide evidence that satisfies the assessment factors applicable to you to be granted a student visa. Assessment factors include your financial ability, English proficiency, likely compliance with the conditions of your visa and any other matters considered relevant to assessing your application”. Additional information on student visa issues is available on DIAC Website and the Study in Australia Website.

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Full time study and participation Australian law requires International students to study at a full time study load. A full-time study load is normally a minimum of 20 hours per week for 40 weeks each calendar year or continuous 12-month period. Lack of participation in the full-time study load can result in unsatisfactory progress. The College has initiated the DEST / DIAC Course Progress Policy and Procedures. This means that students who have unsatisfactory academic progress will be reported to DIAC which may affect the status of their visa. Unsatisfactory academic performance is defined as failing more than 50% of units in two consecutive study periods or no attempt at all in doing any assessment for two consecutive study periods. The College is required to monitor, review and take intervention action when a student is in danger of not progressing satisfactorily or completing their course.

Overseas student health cover Overseas student health cover (OSHC) is insurance that provides cover on the costs for medical and hospital care which international students may need while in Australia. OSHC will also pay for most prescription drugs and emergency ambulance transport. If you are an international student studying in Australia, you must purchase an approved OSHC policy from a registered health benefits organisation - commonly referred to as health funds before applying for your visa. You will need to buy OSHC before you come to Australia, to cover you from when you arrive. You will also need to maintain OSHC throughout your stay in Australia. You can find out more about purchasing OSHC at the Department of Health and Aging Satisfactory progress The College has initiated the DEST / DIAC Course Progress Policy and Procedures. This means that students who have unsatisfactory academic progress will be reported to DIAC which may affect the status of their visa. If you do not have satisfactory academic progress you will be reported to DIAC which will lead to cancellation of your visa. Unsatisfactory academic progress is defined in the ESOS legislation as failing more than 50% of units in any two consecutive study periods. If this occurs the College will report you to DIAC. A study period is one term of study.

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INFORMATION FOR STUDEI

FORMATION FOR STUDENTS INF Course assessment

Pathways

A number of approaches to course assessment are used by College staff. Assessment approaches may include: observation of performance in class, workshops or laboratories; case studies; projects; assignments; presentations; role plays; written tests and exams; work experience or work placement

Graduates of the College may seek credits to the relevant degree programs in Australian Universities. The College has no special arrangements with any Australian University and there is no guaranteed entry into University programs. As a general rule students with high marks will have the best chance of being accepted by a University.

Students will be given advance warning of the time and form of any assessment and will not be expected to sit an assessment they have not prepared for. Students are entitled to a maximum of two assessment attempts for each unit. If after three assessment attempts students competence is “not yet competent� they will be required to repeat the unit and pay any fees associated with repeating the unit. Not attending for an assessment will be counted as one assessment attempt for each occurrence unless: 1. the student can provide a certificate from a registered medical practitioner indicating that the student was medically unable to attend the assessment; or 2. the student can provide independent evidence of exceptional compassionate circumstances beyond the students control, such as serious illness or death of a close family member to explain the non-attendance at the assessment

Course delivery A number of approaches to course delivery are used by College staff. Course delivery approaches may include teacher led classroom delivery; workshops; seminars; tutorials and supervised study. During class time students will be expected to participate by, for example, answering questions, giving opinions, demonstrating tasks, working with others in groups, making presentations and role playing situations.

Credit transfer Credit transfer applies to situation where students have completed units identical to those they are currently enrolled for at another provider. Credit will be granted in accordance with the Credit Transfer procedure. To apply for credit transfer students must complete the credit transfer application form and attach copies of verified documents to support the application. There is no reduction in tuition fees if Credit Transfer is applied for or granted

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Qualifications to be issued Students completing all assessment requirements for a qualification will be awarded a certificate corresponding to the completed course. Students completing assessment requirements for part of a qualification will be awarded a Statement of Attainment indicating which modules or units of competency they have completed.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process designed to recognise previous formal or informal learning, work and life experiences that the student may have had to the extent that they are relevant to the course outcomes. The RPL process allows students to receive recognition under these circumstances and therefore enable them to focus more on areas they need to achieve competencies in order to gain their qualifications Students who believe they already have some of the competencies in the course may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) An essential requirement of RPL is that you can prove that you currently have the required competencies. Application may only be made after enrolment and payment of fees and must be made using the RPL application form that will be provided during orientation. Students must attach verified copies of all relevant documents to the RPL application form. There is no reduction in tuition fees if RPL is applied for and granted. It is recommended that student seek advice from the College before commencing an RPL application

Student orientation Orientation is conducted one week prior of your agreed course start date and it is compulsory to attend. Its purpose is to fully inform new students of most aspects of life at the College and to provide an introduction to studying, Melbourne’s costs of living, transportation, facilities, banking and accommodation. In addition College staff will be introduced, a tour of the College and the local area will take place and an opportunity to ask questions will be given.


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FORMATION FOR STUDENTS It is essential that you attend the orientation program otherwise you may miss out on information that affects your study, your visa or your enjoyment of your stay in Australia.

Training facilities The training classrooms and administration of the RTO is located at Level 9, 14 Queens Rd, St. Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria 3004. This location is on one of the main road of Melbourne. It is easily accessed by all trams (except number 1 and 8) with frequent services from Flinders Street Station, which is a gentle 2 minutes walk from the 23 Tram stop towards Arthur street.

Details: • • • • • • •

Projectors. A student lounge equipped with latest computers and colour printer for use and surf with the super fast ADSL2+ connection. A fully-furnished kitchen for students. Spacious and modern class rooms with HD projectors. Climate control premises to suite all seasons. Centralized staff-room and separate student counselling area. Colour full, vibrant and multi-cultural environment Friendly, approachable and qualified staff.

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

Joyce SAMANYI, Tanzania

College plays one of the most important roles in each student’s life as it helps to guide one’s career path and show the way they can get it. By choosing HIC I feel lucky as it has very skilled and qualified trainers who made not only my study easier but interesting. HIC has great vision towards their prospective students to guide through their academic dilemmas. The College provides very warm and open atmosphere on campus for all their students to feel them comfortable and challenging to score high in the study. Such environment makes students more curious which lead them to look at the best career in their prospective field. I always recommended all students to be part of HIC.

Helpful trainers and friendly environment are the basic needs for every student. As an overseas student we always choose such college which has cooperative teachers and staff as well as have the opportunity to meet different people belong to various cultures and nationality. It helps to be a part of international society. I feel lucky that HIC has fulfilled all my needs as it really understands and respects each student’s culture and its value.The College has skilled and excellent trainers who are like friends and create boring and difficult subjects more interesting and easy for students. It has always been my great time during studying at Harward International College. I would thankful to HIC for providing me such an opportunity to be a part of their education.

Mayur PATEL, India

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Living In Melbourne Australia

Australia is a land of contrasts: sweeping golden beaches, coral reefs rich with marine life, tropical rainforests, mountain ranges, vast grazing lands and sparse deserts. One of the oldest continents, Australia is the only country to occupy an entire continent. Surrounded by the Indian and Pacific Oceans, Australia has many animals and plants, which are unique on the planet. The surface geology is typically old and flat with a major mountain range stretching down the eastern coast and another mountain range in the north west of the continent. Australia ( /əˈstreɪljə/), officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.N4 Neighbouring countries include Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the north, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia to the northeast and New Zealand to the southeast. A prosperous developed country, Australia is the world’s thirteenth largest economy. Australia ranks highly in many international comparisons of national performance such as human development, quality of life, health care, life expectancy, public education, economic freedom and the protection of civil liberties and political rights.Australia is a member of the United Nations, G20, Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS, OECD, APEC, Pacific Islands Forum and the World Trade Organization.

Victoria

About 36 per cent of Victoria is forest. The Murray is the State’s longest river and there are a number of large inland lakes. Victoria’s vast coastline extends over 1600 kilometres, bordering the Southern Ocean and Bass Strait and separating the Australian mainland from Tasmania. Victoria is the most densely populated of Australia’s 8 States and Territories. Some 26 per cent of all Australians live in Victoria and, of those, most reside in Melbourne, the nation’s second largest city and capital of this state. Victoria is the second most populous state in Australia. Geographically the smallest mainland state, Victoria is bordered by New South Wales to the north, South Australia to the west, and Tasmania to the south, across Bass Strait. Victoria is the most densely populated state, and has a highly centralised population, with almost 75% of Victorians living in Melbourne, the state capital and largest city. Approximately 30,000 Indigenous Australians are estimated to have lived in the area, before European settlement in Victoria began in the 1830s. The discovery of gold in 1851 at Ballarat and Warrandyte transformed it into a leading industrial and commercial centre

Tertiary education

Victoria has nine universities. The first to offer degrees, the University of Melbourne, enrolled its first student in 1855. The largest, Monash University, has an enrolment of nearly 56,000 students—more than any other Australian university. Both the University of Melbourne and Monash University are purportedly ranked highly among the world’s best universities requiring a fairly high entry score, passing of mature age entrance exams or direct payment for student admission into their courses.


Melbourne

Melbourne is the capital of the State of Victoria. It is situated on the Yarra River and around Port Phillip Bay with its beautiful beaches and water sports facilities. It is a beautiful spacious city with all the parks, gardens, sporting venues and scenic places that Australian space and natural resources allow. Melbourne is a world-renowned cultural, artistic, financial and communications centre served by an international airport, a cargo and passenger seaport, and rail links to neighbouring States. Melbourne, once voted the world’s ‘most liveable city’, enjoys clean fresh air and beautiful parks and gardens. Melbourne is considered to be the shopping capital of Australia and offers some of Australia’s biggest shopping complexes as well as sophisticated, exclusive boutiques and a host of lively and popular markets. One quarter of Melbourne’s population was born overseas making it one of the world’s most multicultural cities. There are now people from 140 nations living harmoniously together. This broad ethnic mix has brought many benefits to the city including a wide range of cuisines and over 2,300 elegant restaurants, bistros and cafes. Melbourne has an excellent public transport system with trams, trains and buses providing an extensive network throughout the city and suburbs.

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COST OF LIVING

Cost of Living

COST OF

The cost of living in Melbourne is generally higher than the cost of living in Victorian regional areas.

Expenses to consider When estimating your cost of living, consider these expenses at least:

Household • • • • • •

Rent or mortgage costs Food and groceries Expenses involved in owning your own home – such as home and contents insurance, council rates and Water rates Utilities such as electricity, gas and water Telecommunications, including telephone, mobile phone and internet access costs Furniture and appliances.

Transport • • •

The cost of buying, registering, servicing and running a vehicle Car insurance Public transport costs.

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Personal • • •

Clothing and shoes Personal care and cosmetics Medical costs and health insurance.

Family • •

Childcare Education costs including school fees, books, uniforms, camps, excursions.

Other • • • • • •

Debt expenses including repayments on personal loans, car loans, credit cards Savings including superannuation contributions and regular investments Pet food, maintenance and veterinary costs (if you have pets) Take-away food and restaurants Sports and hobbies Entertainment including films, theatre, newspapers, magazines, books and music


LIVING

Victoria is not only a great place to study, live and work, Melbourne is among the developed world’s least expensive cities in terms of cost of living, while at the same time offering an excellent quality of life – making it one of the world’s most liveable cities. The cost of living depends upon a student’s background, individual lifestyle and expectations. However, most students manage on approximately $18,610 per year. This is exclusive of tuition fees and lifestyle expenses but covers accommodation, food, public transport clothing, entertainment, books, stationery and incidental expenses.

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USEFUL CONTACTS USEFUL CONTACTS Fire, ambulance & police emergency Translating and Interpreting Service Life Line 24 hour Counselling Services Doctor

Dentist

Community health centre Counsellors Physiotherapist

Religious institutions

Immigration agent / Lawyer Study in Australia Youth Central

Phone 000 Phone 131 450 Phone 131 114

Collins Place Medical Clinic, Level 3, Harley House 71 Collins St, Melbourne VIC, 3000. Ph: (03) 9650 4218| Fax: (03) 9650 6315 Collins Street Medical Centre, 7th Floor/267 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Ph: (03) 9654 6088| Fax: (03) 9654 7028 Smile Solutions, Levels 1, 11 & 12, Manchester Unity Building 220 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000. Ph: (03) 9650 4920 | Mobile: 0419 555 011 Carers In Attendance, Melbourne VIC, 3000. Ph: (03) 9329 5951 Life Resolutions, Suite 614, 530 Little Collins Street, Melbourne. Ph: (03) 9380 4444 Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre, General & Sports Medicine, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Nutrition, Massage, Level 4, 250 Collins St Melbourne VIC 3000, Ph: (03) 9650 9372 Anglican St John’s, Heidelberg, 1 Burgundy St, Heidelberg, Victoria, 3084 Ph: (03) 9457 1144 Catholic St Pius X, 419 Waterdale Rd, Heidelberg West, VIC 3081 Islamic Council Of Victoria 66 Jeffcott St West Melbourne VIC 3003 Ph: (03) 9328 2067 Hindu Hindu Society Of Victoria Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple 52 Boundary Rd Carrum Downs 3201 Buddhists Melbourne Buddhist Centre, 1 Pitt Street Brunswick VIC 3056 Ph: (03) 9380 4303 James Au & Associates, Level 2, 417 Collins Street Melbourne Vic 3000 Ph: (03) 9614 8887 www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/en/home www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/

Relevant legislation A range of legislation is applicable to all staff and students. Information on relevant legislation can be found at the following websites. Occupational Health & Safety www.worksafe.vic.gov.au Equal opportunity www.hreoc.gov.au/ RTO & CRICOS registration www.asqa.gov.au Educational services for overseas students www.aei.gov.au/pages/default.aspx Ph: 1300 615 262 Department of Immigration and Citizenship www.immi.gov.au/students Ph: 131 881 Education and Training reform Act www.education.vic.gov.au www.legislation.vic.gov.au


CRICOS: 03234B | RTO: 22332 Level 9, 14 Queens Rd, St. Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria 3004. Phone: (03) 9866 7756 Fax: (03) 8669 4055 Email: info@harward.vic.edu.au Web: www.harward.vic.edu.au

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