You must provide the institute with the name and address of your banking institution, the type of account, BSB and account number. VET FEE-HELP is available for all diploma and advanced diploma courses. In cases of severe financial hardship, you may at the time of enrolment, discuss the option of a fee waiver. To formalise your enrolment, you will however be required to initially pay $100 deposit and sign an Education Agreement with the institute pending approval of the Fee Waiver application.
You are eligible for a refund if you lodge a withdrawal form prior to, or within four weeks of, the commencement date of the unit. To obtain a refund, you need to complete a withdrawal form (see Withdrawals). The amount of your refund is based on the following circumstances: A full refund is obtained if: • A class you enrolled in is cancelled or rescheduled to a time unsuitable to you, or you are not given a place due to maximum number of places being reached. • You can demonstrate that you have received an offer of a full-time university place for the semester to which the institute enrolment applied. If you withdraw for other reasons and lodge a withdrawal form prior to, or within four weeks of commencement of the unit, or on the completion of 25% of the first unit (whichever is sooner) your refund will be: • 100% of course fee • 50% resource fee • Institute Discretionary Fee is non-refundable Refunds for VET FEE-HELP students vary from the above. See VET FEE-HELP policy for more information.
STUDENT INFORMATION 2014
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This brochure is correct at time of printing. Course details may change without notice. Errors and omissions excepted. Great Southern Institute of Technology is committed to assisting students with disabilities and also increased access to courses by recognising prior learning. This publication is available in alternative formats on request
• Fees • Withdrawals • Refunds • Financial Hardship
GOVERNMENT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
THE ENROLMENT PROCESS Once you have determined the course you wish to study, please contact the appropriate campus. Contact details are included in this brochure. Prior to enrolment, the relevant lecturer will discuss course prerequisites, delivery process and outcomes, induction and orientation processes. An enrolment form along with a bookshop order form will be provided for you. At this stage take the opportunity to discuss with the lecturer your eligibility for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) (see below) or claims for standard exemption of previously completed studies. You could also discuss with the lecturer any specific support you may require including issues such as learning support, disability support or access and equity issues. The institute employs a Disability Liaison Officer to assist in addressing access and equity issues. Once you have completed the enrolment form and paid the relevant charges, your enrolment will be processed.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)
RPL is the formal acknowledgement of the skills, knowledge and competencies that you have gained through work, informal training and life experience. Contact staff at your nearest campus for further information on how to get your skills and knowledge assessed and recognised.
NATIONAL RECOGNITION This institute has a policy that provides for the recognition of qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations in Australia. For further information please contact your nearest Great Southern Institute of Technology campus.
OTHER STUDENT INFORMATION
While studying with the institute, students have access to the appeals, complaints and grievance procedures. We welcome your feedback and suggestions which are important in helping us improve our service. The institute also has in place a disciplinary code to deal with inappropriate student behaviour. Please ask your lecturer or Student Services for more information.
To withdraw from any subject or the whole course you need to complete a withdrawal form.This form can be acquired in your area of study or the campus administration in regional areas (addresses are on the back of this leaflet). They will be able to assist you with the completion of this form. The normal refund – 100% of the Course Fee, 50% of the Resource Fee – applies if a withdrawal is presented within four weeks of the commencement of the course. The institute’s Discretionary Fee is non-refundable.
FEES AND CHARGES 2014
All fees and charges must be paid at the time of enrolment or alternative arrangements made. EFTPOS facilities are available. Conditions vary for all VET FEEHELP students. See VET FEE-HELP policy for more information.
The course fee is the sum of tuition fees for all units enrolled in by a student. Different fees and charges will apply to students who are not residents of Western Australia, please ask for further information if this applies to you. Students entitled to claim the concession rate are as below (diploma and advanced diploma courses excluded): • Persons and dependants of persons holding a Pensioner Concession Card, Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs or a Health Care Card.
• Persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance. • Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY. • Persons who are inmates of a custodial institution. • Persons born in 1997, 1998 or 1999 (proof must be supplied). Note: Proof of eligibility must be shown at the time of enrolment. If you cannot provide proof at this time you will be required to pay the non-concession rate.
Resource fees are levied on all units to cover the costs of essential additional materials used in the delivery of a unit or subject. Charges vary from course to course.
Institute Discretionary Fee
A fee of $5 per year gives students access to all learning resources, including internet access, available at the Library Resource Centre.
Bookshop costs are in addition to all other charges.
DEFERMENT OF PAYMENT
All fees for the semester are payable at the time of enrolment. Payments can be made in cash or by cheque, EFTPOS, Visa or MasterCard. If you are unable to pay in full on the day, alternative arrangements may be made with Student Support staff.
If you are in receipt of payments via Centrelink, you may arrange a deposit of $100 and instalments via Centrepay or a $100 deposit and instalments via direct debit to your bank account. Note: The Direct Debit Authority must also be signed by the owner of the account. Only savings or cheque accounts may be used.