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2012 Student Calendar Key Dates 22 January. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24–30 January. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 February. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 April. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 April. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 June. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 June - 1 July. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

27 June. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 June. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 July. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 July. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 September. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 October. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 December. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 - 16 December. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 December. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 January 2013. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Summer student vacation ends Semester One enrolment days Semester One begins Autumn student vacation begins Autumn student vacation ends Semester One ends Marking and assessment. Please contact your TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute College or www.sit.nsw.edu.au for further details Semester Two enrolment day for new students Winter student vacation begins Winter student vacation ends Semester Two begins Spring student vacation begins Spring student vacation ends Semester Two ends Marking and assessment Summer student vacation begins Summer student vacation ends


Welcome to TAFE NSW – Sydney Institute This Student Guide is designed to help you with information about our services and facilities. You can find information about the things you need to know at enrolment, once you have commenced your course, and the services and support you can access at Sydney Institute. For more than 120 years we have been providing training programs to help people who are looking for their first job, second job or a completely new career. Last year, we introduced our first ever degree course – the Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) at Design Centre Enmore and this year we proudly launch the Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation and Bachelor of Applied Finance (Financial Planning). Our ‘Careers Connect’ employment service can help you get a job while you study or when you graduate (see page 37) and you can access professional advice from our FREE and confidential career, employment and counselling services (see page 13). We know life isn’t all about work and study! As well as our fabulous libraries, gyms, canteens, cafes and bookshops, the Student Association offers a range of other helpful services and entertainment throughout the year including concerts, exhibitions and special events. You can experience fine dining at bargain prices in our world class training restaurants and cafes; The Apprentice, The Ultimate and Embark and also access cheap hairdressing, massage and beauty treatments by other students training in these areas. Simply call 1300 360 601, select option 3 and ask to make your booking. As well as working hard, I encourage you to get involved, make some new friends, have some fun and enjoy all that Sydney Institute has to offer in 2012! Best wishes David Riordan Institute Director


Contents Orientation Checklist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Your A to Z Student Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-46 College Information and Maps / Design Centre Enmore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-49 / Eora. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-51 / Petersham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-55 / Randwick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-57 / St George. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-59 / Sutherland – Gymea campus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-61 / Sutherland – Loftus Campus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-61 / Ultimo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-63 Contact details for our services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64-67 Useful websites. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47


Orientation Checklist At your first class, your teacher will give you essential information about TAFE, your college and your course. This information will ensure you have a learning experience which is safe, successful and rewarding. Check off the following points as they are covered:  your teacher’s name and contact details  t he head teacher or course coordinator’s name, contact details, their roles and location  the name, duration and grading of your course  location of toilets, canteen, security, etc  l ocation of the library, counselling and career services and the Customer Service Centre  emergencies  first aid  student rights, responsibilities and complaints  Student Assessment Guide and appeals  children on campus  harassment  occupational health, safety and environment  plagiarism  Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)  learning support  c ourse requirements – textbooks, uniforms, equipment and attendance  internet policy  mobile phones  Computer Users’ Code of Conduct  no smoking policy  Student e-Services  Student Portal If you miss the first class, talk to your teacher about how you can catch up.

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Top five reasons to study at Sydney Institute 1. High level qualifications to fast-track your career and/or help you gain advanced standing at university. 2. Hands-on practical training combining study with industry work placements in state-of-the-art facilities. 3. Passionate, professional teachers who care about helping you to achieve your study goals and career ambitions. 4. Flexible training to suit your lifestyle, delivered part-time, full-time, online, in your workplace or on weekends. 5. Strong industry connections provide you with the most relevant up-to-date skills sought by employers.


Gain skills to enter the workforce through:

 Foundation courses  Pre-vocational courses  English language skills  TAFE statements  Certificates I – IV  Apprenticeships or traineeships

Combine school and TAFE through:

 TVET courses  Trade school  Certificates I – III  HSC or TPC studies  School-based apprenticeships or traineeships

Gain new skills to change careers through:

 Certificates I - IV  Diploma & Advanced Diploma  TAFE statements  Training Solutions courses  Green skills courses

Vocational Pathway

 The workplace  Flexibly or online  Fast-Track & Skills Express courses  Training Solutions courses  Skill sets and statements of attainment  Green skills courses  Customised training programs

Train your employees through:

 Skills Express courses combining recognition and gap training  Apprenticeships and traineeships  Pre-vocational courses  Existing Worker Traineeships  Language, Literacy & Numeracy courses  Training Solutions courses  Customised training programs

Skills for existing workers through:

Enterprise Pathway

Your Study Goal

 Fast-Track courses  Certificates III - IV  Diplomas & Advanced Diplomas  Training Solutions courses  Green skills courses

Up-skill to improve job prospects through:

 Fast-Track courses  Diplomas & Advanced Diplomas  HSC or TPC studies  Training Solutions courses

Gain higher level qualifications to advance careers or get into uni through:

Tertiary Pathway


Proud of our People The Ambassadors of Sydney Institute are graduates, industry partners, teachers and students who are leaders in their field. We are passionate about training, about how education changes people’s lives and our Ambassadors are a testament to the excellence in teaching that is on offer at Sydney Institute. Ambassadors attend our events, advise students and represent the organisation in a host of arenas. We would like to thank them for their support and wish them continued success in their endeavours.

Aboriginal courses Sydney Institute offers speciality courses for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Eora College specialises in Aboriginal education and training courses including: cc Vocational and Study Pathways cc Access to Work and Study cc Skills for Work and Study cc Education, Employment and Training cc Education Support (Aboriginal) cc Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts cc Diploma of Aboriginal Studies cc Community and Welfare cc Creative Industries cc Aboriginal Media and Communication cc Music (Performance and Technical Production) cc Theatre and Screen Performance.

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Aboriginal Education Training Unit

The Yulang Aboriginal Education Training Unit provides support for Aboriginal students across Sydney Institute and works with the Aboriginal community and industry to customise training. Sydney Institute has a Manager of Aboriginal Education and Training and three Aboriginal Institute Coordinators. Contact details are provided at the back of this guide.

Apprenticeships Entering an apprenticeship is a great way to secure your future and there are a huge range of options available at Sydney Institute. You will learn a skill or trade through a combination of work and structured training leading to a nationally recognised qualification. Usually you will work three to four days a week while studying at TAFE and earning an apprentice wage.


A Apprenticeships last three or four years and cover traditional trades such as hairdressing, carpentry, plumbing and some new trades, including hospitality. There is also a range of fast-track, pre-vocational and school-based apprenticeship programs available. For more information on apprenticeships visit: www.sit.nsw.edu.au/ apprenticesandtrainees

Assessment The Student Assessment Guide contains general information about assessments and details of the assessment events relating to the different units of competency in your course. You will receive a copy at your first class. It is your responsibility to read the Student Assessment Guide/s and you must sign a statement to show that you have received and understood the assessment procedure relating to your qualification/units of competency. You must submit assessment work and attend scheduled assessment events on the required dates. You can view further information related to assessment in ‘Every Student’s Guide to Assessment in TAFE NSW’, which can be downloaded from www.tafensw.edu.au/ courses/assessment/assets/pdf/ assessment_guide.pdf

Deferred assessment

If you are unable to attend an assessment event or submit an assignment on the due date, you must notify the teacher within seven days (or at your first class after the assessment, whichever comes first) and offer an explanation. You may have to provide evidence supporting your explanation for missing an assessment event. Once you have provided an acceptable explanation to the teacher, alternative assessment arrangements may be made.

For a final exam, you must notify your teacher within 14 days to offer an explanation and also provide suitable evidence as to why you missed the final exam. You may be able to attempt the exam at the next scheduled exam period. However this will usually be several months later.

Penalties

If you are late completing an assessment event, the following penalties may apply: Penalty A If the assessment event is up to seven days late, your total mark will be reduced by 15 per cent; or your grade will be reduced by one level (for example, a Distinction will be reduced to a Credit). Penalty A will not apply to Pass/Fail subjects. Penalty B If the assessment event is more than seven days late, your mark will be reduced to a zero. If it is a Pass/Fail subject, a Fail will be recorded. No penalty No penalty will apply if you have an acceptable reason for missing the assessment event date and negotiate a new date with the teacher before the original due date. If this is not possible, you must discuss the issue with your teacher within seven days, or at your first class attendance after the assessment, whichever occurs first. Negotiated or revised dates When negotiating revised assessment arrangements, your first point of contact should be your class teacher. The section head teacher at your college is your next point of contact. If your request for alternative assessment arrangements is not accepted, and an extension is not granted, the original due date remains in force and penalties will apply for late submissions. Penalties will also apply if the assessment event is not completed by the revised due date.

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Appeal Information relating to assessment appeals can be found in the Student Assessment Guide for your qualification and the Student Assessment Guides for the units of competency you will study. You will receive this information at your first class. Further information relating to assessment appeals can be viewed in ‘Every Student’s Guide to Assessment in TAFE NSW’, which can be downloaded from www.tafensw.edu.au/ courses/assessment/assets/pdf/ assessment_guide.pdf Your results will be checked before you receive your Transcript of Academic Record. You are able to request a review of your results if you have a valid reason or you can ask for special consideration. You may also lodge a formal complaint about the assessment process or decision. If you wish to request a review of your results, contact your teacher or head teacher, or if they are unavailable, a customer service officer at the college where the result was recorded, within 14 days of receiving your results. Your teacher will address the appeal in accordance with TAFE NSW procedures on reassessment and review of results or refer the matter to an educational manager, if appropriate. The relevant educational manager’s contact details and availability will be advertised in the assessment information provided to you on enrolment. The process for appeals on assessment matters must address and record any complaints or concerns expressed by students. Such complaints or concerns might relate for example to misinformation provided by a member of TAFE NSW staff – for example, inadequate or inaccurate provision of information in relation to assessment requirements, the provision of inappropriate learning materials or refusal to respond appropriately to a students concerns. The appeal process is simple and direct and ensures that students are readily able to register honest concerns.

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Should you wish to appeal the decision, you will be supplied with the relevant Assessment Policy – TAFE NSW which can be viewed at www.det.nsw.edu.au/policies Please also refer to the exam failure result information on page 21 of this guide.

Attendance You are expected to attend classes regularly and to complete and submit work in accordance with the assessment requirements for each module/unit. (Refer to the Student Assessment Guide for your qualification and for the units of competency you will study, which you will receive at your first class). Failure to complete course requirements will lead to course failure. If you are sick or otherwise unable to attend class, you should contact your teacher.

Bookshops/ Course resources College bookshops offer a variety of books and stationery to cater for your study needs. Many of the course notes you require are also available. Your teacher will advise you on what you need. A discount applies for Student Association members.

Canteens

Canteens and cafes are available at most colleges and offer a variety of food and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. Food and drink vending machines are also available. The locations are in the College Information section of this guide, pages 48-63.

Cashiers Cashiers are usually open during standard office hours. To find their locations, check the back of this guide in the College Information section, pages 48-63.


Awards and Prizes Student awards. Be the best of the best!

Each year awards are presented at the Sydney Institute Awards Night, a prestigious formal function where outstanding students are awarded the Institute Prize for Excellence and Achievement. Awards are judged in course, student achievement and subject categories and each award has specific eligibility criteria. The annual award winners are eligible for the major award of the evening: the TAFE NSW – Sydney Institute Medal, awarded to the student judged the most outstanding across the whole Institute for that particular year. All Institute award winners are encouraged to enter NSW and National Training Awards competitions. Many colleges and teaching sections also have student awards. For more information talk to your head teacher. TAFE NSW State Medal prizes are awarded for exceptional graduates who have scored the highest marks in the State in their study area and are presented at individual college graduations.

WorldSkills

WorldSkills Australia is an organisation that conducts competitions in more than 52 trade and skill areas. Based on a two-year cycle, the competition occurs locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Previous participants have said that the experience of competing in WorldSkills has been life changing as well as a lot of fun! The next WorldSkills will be held in Leipzig, Germany from 2-7 July, 2013. Talk to your teacher for more information on how you can get involved in WorldSkills or visit the WorldSkills website on www.worldskills.org.au

Centrelink As a student, you may be eligible for financial assistance such as Youth Allowance or Austudy Allowance payments from the Commonwealth Government while you are

studying. Any government benefit or allowance will need to be organised through either Centrelink or with the government department offering assistance. Centrelink monitors student attendance so it is important to inform them if you change your study program. Please refer to the Centrelink website at www.centrelink.gov.au for more information about the types of financial assistance that may be available to you.

Children’s centres Childcare is offered at Petersham, St George, Sutherland (Loftus campus) and Ultimo colleges for the children of students studying at Sydney Institute. Eligible students can apply for government assistance. For more information, refer to the Children’s Centres section on page 64 of this guide.

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ITSA Bookshops On campus bookshops are located at: ccEnmore ccGymea ccPetersham ccRandwick ccSt George ccUltimo

Building E, Edgeware Road, Enmore Building D, The Kingsway, Gymea Building C, Crystal Street, Petersham Building A, King Street, Randwick President Avenue, Kogarah Building H, Mary Ann Street, Ultimo

9519 5215 9710 5092 9568 2562 9326 3297 9598 6394 9281 7981

These shops sell:

textbooks, student notes, stationery, technical equipment, trade equipment, safety gear and much more. Trading hours vary between campuses; however, most hours are extended during the first two weeks of term. Use your Student Association membership to receive a discount (generally 5% to 10% off RRP). Student Association membership can be purchased from the bookshop if the Student Association office is unattended.

Classes All courses run only if there are enough resources and demand. Classes may be discontinued if attendance numbers fall below a set minimum. During the first week of each module/unit in your course, you will be provided with: cc an outline of the subject cc special health and safety requirements cc the student assessment guide for the unit of competency you are studying cc conduct requirements.

Complaints We are committed to providing the highest quality service. If you have a suggestion or complaint, please talk to one of our staff members. You can make a suggestion or complaint in person, by phone or in writing to any Sydney Institute staff member.

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TAFE NSW recognises that an effective system for handling customer complaints is an essential part of quality service. We handle complaints in a way that: cc is easily understood by our customers cc is prompt and courteous cc keeps customers informed of any developments cc can be managed in the first instance by any staff member who is approached by a customer cc provides for different responses depending on the seriousness and complexity of the matter cc protects the confidentiality of staff and customers cc leads to the improvement in the level of our services through appropriate remedial action. Each complaint is recorded on a DEC Complaint Form by the member of staff receiving the complaint. This form is confidential and ensures that the member of staff takes action on your behalf to


C address and resolve the complaint. Anonymous complaints can only be acted on in certain instances. For more information visit www.det.nsw. edu.au/about-us/how-we-operate/ how-we-handle-complaints/tafe-nsw

Computer access - See DEC Student Portal (sPortal) and Student eServices (SeS) sections (pages 15 and 42).

Copyright A copyright owner is entitled to take legal action against a person who infringes copyright. Unless otherwise permitted by the Copyright Act 1968, making a copy of another person’s published work is an infringement of copyright. Within the Act, you are permitted to make a copy of published work for the purpose of research or study. This is called fair dealing. A reasonable guide to fair dealing would be: cc one article in a periodical cc two or more articles (if they relate to the same subject matter) cc up to 10 per cent or one chapter of a book. Note: Institutions or individuals are liable for prosecution under the Copyright Act 1968 for infringements of copyright. For more information, visit www.smartcopying.edu.au or www.copyright.org.au Your college librarian can also provide information on copyright.

Intellectual property and copyright

You must: cc Never plagiarise information. Plagiarism is taking the ideas or writings of others and presenting them as if they were your own work without acknowledging the original author. cc Respect the copyright of owners and authors of work, including works, ideas and graphics, etc on TAFE NSW and other websites. Copyright infringement occurs when an individual inappropriately reproduces a work that is protected by copyright. Many works can only be used with the prior written permission of the author. cc Always acknowledge the creator or author of any material published cc Not make available or use illegal (pirated) copies of copyrighted software on TAFE NSW equipment.

Counselling and career services Counsellors are available to assist students achieve their goals by providing support in a range of areas. The service is free and confidential and may include career counselling, or counselling about study difficulties and/or personal matters. Counsellors will listen and work with you to: cc understand your concerns cc identify your choices and goals cc develop a plan of action cc link you with other support systems if required. Counsellors can help with: cc career and course planning cc making career decisions cc choosing the right course for you cc applying for courses and understanding the selection process cc using overseas qualifications cc applying for recognition of your skills, qualifications and experience cc course and study matters

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cc staying motivated cc balancing time, study, work and relationships cc improving concentration and memory cc preparing for exams and assessments cc difficulties with your study cc worrying about dropping out cc personal matters – including, for example: ⁄⁄ making decisions and solving problems ⁄⁄ managing relationship and family issues ⁄⁄ feeling down, worried, stressed or anxious ⁄⁄ coping with loss and grief ⁄⁄ alcohol, drugs or gambling ⁄⁄ health and sexuality ⁄⁄ dealing with bullying and harassment ⁄⁄ linking you to other services such as: legal, financial, medical, housing ⁄⁄ helping you deal with ‘the system’. Some counsellors speak more than one language and interpreters can also be organised, if required. For more information see the support service contact details on page 64 of this guide. You may also email your preferred Counselling and Career Development Unit to make an appointment or book into a group by accessing the Sydney Institute website on: http://www.sit.nsw.edu.au/ counsellingcareers/

Course-related charges This charge relates to those materials, resources and equipment that are used in the course of your studies and are payable at the time of your enrolment.

Course resources These are class notes that you need to do your course and are available at the bookshop at your college. See your teacher for more information.

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Course information For information about all our courses you can: cc go to our website at www.sit.nsw.edu.au cc visit the customer service officer at your college and pick up a Sydney Institute Course Guide 2012 cc visit the Institute Information Centre, Marcus Clark Building (Building W), 827-839 George Street, Haymarket (opposite Railway Square) – counter service and customer service support. cc phone 1300 360 601. Information about courses across TAFE NSW is available: cc online at the TAFE NSW website at www.tafensw.edu.au cc from the TAFE NSW Information Centre on 131 601 (calls within NSW) and 02 8289 4777 for calls from interstate.

Customer Service Centres Customer Service Centres are located in all colleges. These centres can assist with: cc applying for courses cc class and teacher information cc course information cc enrolments cc examinations cc fee concessions, exemptions and refunds cc printing cc student records cc travel concessions and passes cc student e-services and passwords cc TAFEcard creations and enquiries. Check for the location of your College’s Customer Service Centre in the College Information section on pages 48-63 of this guide.


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DEC Student Portal (sPortal) The DEC Student Portal is a free, personal and password-protected internet and email account that is supplied by the NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC). It provides secure access to internet browsing and your own student email account. It is also a gateway to various online resources, including Student eServices and eLearning/Moodle. You are encouraged to check this email account for messages from your teachers. All students are given a DEC Student Portal account when they enrol in a TAFE NSW course. For first-time students, your DEC Username/User ID (identity) and password is provided to you on your receipt of payment for your TAFE NSW fee. These details must be kept secure at all times. For application students, your Username/ User ID and password were provided in your “offer letter� and subsequently in a Student Account Details Letter you should have received after you accepted and paid for your course fee/s and completed your enrolment.

Re-enrolling students retain their existing DEC Username/User ID and password for their DEC Student Portal and Student eServices access.

How can I access the DEC Student Portal (sPortal)?

As a student, you can access the DEC Student Portal from any location with internet access. Visit www.sit.nsw.edu.au and use the Quick Links drop-down selection; or select Information for Current Students and then DEC Student Portal; or go directly to https://student.det.nsw.edu.au You will not be able to use the internet or email services provided without an active DEC Student Portal account. To activate your DEC Student Portal account, log on to the DEC Student Portal. Agree to the Terms of Use, then: 1. Select the Change Password link and change your password to something you can easily remember; and 2. S  et-up your secret questions and answers. The Change Password browser also provides the option to set up your secret questions and answers. The secret questions allow you to access the DEC Student Portal and Student eServices.

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Beauty Fancy a makeover?

Treat yourself to a beauty treatment that won’t break the bank! cc Manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing, eyelash tinting* and perming cc Blissful treatments start from as little as $5! cc Morning and afternoon appointments available at Gymea, Petersham and Ultimo colleges

Phone for an appointment

ccGymea 9710 5045 or 9710 5044 ccPetersham 9335 2339 (Hairdressing) 9335 2596 (Beauty) ccUltimo 9217 5134

10.00am – 4.00pm Tuesday evening, Wednesday, Friday afternoon and every second Saturday 8.30am – 5.00pm*

*All clients must have an allergy test 24 to 48 hours before eyelash treatments. The allergy test must be seen by the class teacher on the day of appointment.

You can change your password at any time, after you have activated your DEC Student Portal. This information must not be shared with other students. Internet access and usage is recorded against each student’s DEC User ID. Before you can print or photocopy at any of Sydney Institute’s libraries, you will first need to activate your DEC Student Portal account. Printing and copying will then be enabled within 24 hours of your DEC Student Portal account being activated.

What if I have a problem and who do I contact for help?

If you have difficulty accessing the DEC Student Portal or if you cannot remember your DEC Username/User ID or password, please contact the Customer Service Centre or library staff at your college.

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Disabilities support If you have a disability, Sydney Institute provides a range of disability services to assist you as an enrolled student or as a prospective student. Specialist disability teacher consultants are available to support people with a disability to have equal access to education and training. Our disability teacher consultants have expertise in physical, psychiatric/mental health, neurological, intellectual, blind/vision impairment and deaf/hearing impairment disabilities. Contact details are provided at the back of this guide. Disability teacher consultants provide a range of services to assist students. These include: cc pre-course counselling cc assistance with the enrolment process cc negotiate appropriate classroom support and assessment modifications cc learner support


D cc adaptive technology cc sign language interpreters cc note-takers. Please note that disclosure of any disability information will remain confidential.

Discipline TAFE NSW provides you with the opportunity to study, learn and develop skills in a safe and healthy educational and social environment. When you sign and date your Enrolment Form or complete your enrolment online, you declare that the information you have given is correct and you agree to abide by the TAFE NSW Student Discipline Policy. A breach of discipline can occur when a student acts (on or off TAFE NSW premises) in a way that adversely affects the freedom of others to study, work or participate in TAFE NSW activities and/or the management of TAFE NSW Institute, college or Student Association activities. A breach of discipline will incur penalties as listed in the TAFE NSW Student Discipline Policy, which can be viewed at www.det. nsw.edu.au. A designated officer will consider (within 21 days of the breach) if the student has a case to answer. Notice in writing will be delivered (either by post or served personally) to the student within 28 days of the breach detailing all relevant information, along with a copy of the policy. The student has the right to make both oral and written submissions with respect to student discipline related matters.

Penalties can include:

cc a reprimand cc a fine (not exceeding $200) cc payment of compensation cc failure in an examination cc exam results and transcripts being withheld

cc exclusion from the use of specified facilities (for up to 12 months) cc suspension from classes (for up to 12 months) cc set conditions for future behaviour cc expulsion.

Temporary exclusion from classes or use of facilities

Any students misusing equipment or facilities can be banned from using the equipment or facilities for up to 24 hours. Teachers have the right to exclude from class any student who fails to comply with accepted standards of behaviour. Any member of staff who believes that a student has breached discipline can exclude that student from TAFE premises for the remainder of the day on which the alleged breach of discipline occurred. The circumstances of these incidents will be reported to an institute manager for appropriate action. For clarification on students’ rights and responsibilities and copies of the Student Discipline Policy, visit www.det.nsw.edu.au/ policies.

Emergencies You should become familiar with all fire and emergency exits, especially those closest to the classrooms you use. An emergency evacuation plan is displayed in student areas and classrooms. In the event of an emergency or unsafe incident (chemical or water spill, smoke odours or unusual objects) – do not panic. If you are the first to notice, immediately tell your teacher or another TAFE NSW staff member. Students aren’t expected to fight a fire or attempt to rectify an unsafe situation. Students must leave the building or other areas when requested and follow directions given by staff.

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Evacuation

Depending on the situation, your teacher may ask you to evacuate your building. If this happens you will be required to: cc commence evacuation when directed cc switch off plant and equipment cc if directed close doors and windows OR open doors and windows for bomb threat cc assist disabled persons cc DO NOT RUN cc DO NOT USE LIFTS cc go to designated assembly areas cc DO NOT re-enter building until instructed. Should an evacuation be necessary, please follow the instructions given by security officers, occupational health and safety services, floor wardens and staff members carefully.

Lockdown

Under some circumstances, your teacher may instruct you to lockdown. If this happens, you will be required to: cc close and lock windows and doors cc close blinds and turn off lights cc gather people together out of sight cc mobile phones switched off cc teacher/manager phone on silent cc KEEP CALM AND REMAIN QUIET cc barricade door with furniture if necessary cc await instructions of lockdown completion.

Enrolments – See also Fees and VET FEE-HELP (Pages 22 and 46) It is possible to enrol and register for a number of courses online – please visit the TAFE NSW website at www.tafensw.edu.au or the Sydney Institute website at www.sit. nsw.edu.au for more information. High demand course applications close in May and October each year. Successful students enrol online between December and January for Semester One and in June for Semester Two courses. Students enrol in all other courses in January/February and in June/July. In some

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cases, students are able to enrol at different times during the year. Some courses require students to attend compulsory information sessions, tests or auditions prior to enrolment. As an enrolled student, you are provided with a TAFEcard which enables you to access services and borrow books from college libraries. A username and password to enable internet, email and Student Portal access is also provided to you when you pay the TAFE NSW fee or concession fee or you are granted an exemption. For more information about enrolments or courses, contact the Customer Service Centre at your college.

Transferring courses

You can apply to transfer courses within the first three teaching weeks of the semester. Notify the head teacher of the course from which you wish to transfer and complete a Course to Course Transfer Form. The head teacher of the course into which you want to transfer must then sign the form.

Withdrawing from a course

You may want to withdraw from a course if: cc you chose the wrong course cc the level is too hard for you cc you can’t cope with the workload cc you have financial problems cc you have some personal problems getting in the way of study cc you can’t relate to other students/your teacher cc you want to spend more time with your family/friends cc you just can’t see the point any more cc you thought this course was a good idea but after enrolling you’ve changed your mind. Talk to a Sydney Institute counsellor before making a final decision and look at the options available. Counsellors are experienced in dealing with students’ problems and their service is free, friendly and completely confidential. Counsellors can offer advice on an alternative plan or course


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which may reduce the problem. They can also help you with the paperwork involved in withdrawing from a course.

What you need to know about withdrawing

Sydney Institute is committed to delivering a high-quality, customer-focused educational service and we’d like to know if you think something isn’t working.

How to apply for withdrawal

Students studying a full-semester subject may withdraw from that subject up to the end of the fifth week without a failure being recorded.

Collect a Request for Course Withdrawal Form from your college Customer Service Centre and return it once completed.

If you apply for a withdrawal after the five-week deadline or drop a module/unit without applying for a withdrawal, you will have a Fail result entered on your record. Institute managers have the discretion to grant a withdrawal after the five-week deadline has elapsed, if there are exceptional circumstances.

If you withdraw from a course and later decide to re-enrol you will need to re-apply.

If you are considering withdrawing due to personal reasons, it is important that you receive appropriate support and encouragement. Your teacher and college counsellors may be able to assist you in completing your studies in the future. If you are considering withdrawing because you are dissatisfied with the course, its delivery, or for other reasons related to your experience at Sydney Institute, it is important to raise your concerns with a member of staff so these causes can be addressed.

Re-admission

Environment At Sydney Institute, we are committed to improving our environment by reducing carbon emissions, generating alternative energy, reducing water consumption, reducing waste to landfill and increasing our recycling. We encourage students to adopt sustainability practices and work towards environmental sustainability within their industry and community. Kick the CO2 habit by applying the five Rs to significantly reduce your everyday impact on the environment:

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Refuse excess packaging, paper and non-biodegradable products. cc Bring your own mug for coffee. cc Use eco-friendly bags. cc Refill your water bottles rather than buy new ones. Reduce the amount of paper, water, energy and materials you use. cc Make double-sided photocopies and printing. cc Save work to USB drives until ready to print. cc Make sure taps are turned off and report dripping taps. cc If you are the last one out of class, switch off the lights. cc Shut down your computer and monitor when you have finished using them. Re-use paper and other resources. cc Reusing single sided printed documents for note pads. cc Pass on clothes, books and goods for others to use. cc Consider buying second-hand and recycled products. cc Repair equipment instead of replacing it. Recycle as many items as you can. cc Place your used items in the correct recycling and waste bins. cc Paper and cardboard. cc Metals, glass, PET plastic and aluminium containers.

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cc Used engine oil, printer cartridges. cc Recycle any unused materials. cc Everything you can’t refuse, reduce or reuse. Report any leaking taps, toilets, energy wastage and other environmental risks.

General practices

cc Don’t dump anything in the sewer drains as it all ends up in our waterways. cc Get involved in sustainability initiatives within your college and community. cc Buy energy-efficient appliances and electronics. cc Improve your health and our air quality by walking or cycling. cc Save money and reduce emissions by using public transport or car-share to get to your college. cc Buy local food and products and reduce transport-related emissions. Learn more on sustainability by taking some of the green skills units offered within your course. Calculate your carbon footprint and work on reducing it.


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to sit for one of the exams at another time on that date. You should contact the Customer Service Centre at your college at least three weeks before the scheduled exam date to submit your application.

Exam attendance

Calculators, dictionaries, textbooks

You should be seated for the final exam at least 15 minutes before the scheduled starting time. If you arrive more than 30 minutes after the starting time, you will not be permitted to sit for the exam. You must have your TAFE Card or some form of photo identification with you when you sit for exams.

Final state-wide exams

Malpractice in exams and assessments

Check the Student Assessment Guide as to whether these can be used in your exam. This information will also be on the cover of your exam paper.

Final state-wide exams are conducted outside normal class time. Exams for each module/unit are scheduled at the same time, on the same date throughout NSW. Exams are normally held over several weeks in June and November.

Exam timetables

If you engage in malpractice such as copying, colluding with another person, using unauthorised notes, or exposing work papers in such a manner that another student may copy them, you will be liable for disciplinary action.

The timetables for mid-year and end-of-year final state-wide exams will be displayed on notice boards as follows: cc mid-year exams by April cc end-of-year exams by September.

The penalties for malpractice range from failure in the subject being examined to a period of exclusion from the college. In some situations, a police prosecution may also occur.

Please check your timetables regularly for changes.

Failure in a module/unit (on two occasions)

Final state-wide exam times may differ from the day and time of your normal classes. Room allocations will be shown on the notice boards before the scheduled exam dates.

Students with a disability

If you have a disability which may affect your ability to complete an exam, or complete it in the required time, contact your teacher or disabilities teacher consultant. They will determine if you qualify for special concessions (e.g. a modified exam).

Clash of exams

If you have two exams scheduled for the same time on the same date, you must apply

If you wish to re-enrol in a subject after receiving two Fail results in that module/unit within a three-year period, you are required to submit a request in writing to your college director showing cause why you should be re-enrolled.

Missing an exam

If you miss a final exam, or arrive more than 30 minutes after the commencement of the exam, due to illness or circumstances beyond your control, you should contact the Customer Service Centre at your college. You must provide justifiable reasons for consideration to be given that will allow you to sit for the exam at the next scheduled exam period.

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Exam results

Result notices are posted to your postal address approximately four weeks after the exam period. This is why it’s important for us to have your current address at all times. The TAFE NSW fee is for course enrolment and administration. The full-year TAFE NSW fee can be paid in two equal half-yearly payments. The first instalment must be paid at the beginning of Semester One. The second instalment will be due for payment by 31 May 2012. Please note that even if you only attend one class for Semester Two, this is considered an enrolment and you will be charged a fee for the second half of the year.

Fees

Flexibly enrolled students who choose to pay in two half-yearly payments must pay the second instalment by 16 July 2012. Note: A student’s enrolment is not complete and you are not entitled to attend classes until you have paid the applicable semester’s TAFE NSW fee or concession fee, or have been exempted from the TAFE NSW fee. When you enrol in more than one course, you must pay the TAFE NSW fee for each one of the courses you want to do. Other charges may also apply, e.g. the purchase of uniforms, safety clothes, tool kits, instruments, and payment of courserelated charges for materials, resources, equipment and services. For more details, contact the head teacher of your course.

TAFE NSW fees 2012 Qualification Level

Year

Fees for enrolments of one semester or less

Advanced Diploma

$1,570

$785

Diploma

$1,308

$654

Certificate IV

$984

$492

Certificate III

$724

$362

Certificate II

$462

$231

Certificate I

$462

$231

Statements/Short Courses

$462

$231

Apprentices and Trainees

$436

$218

Concession Fees/ Government Benefit Recipients

$53

$53

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students

$0

$0

Students with a Disability (for the first course, per year)

$0

$0

Special Access Courses

$0

$0

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Gyms

Get fit! At Loftus, Randwick and Ultimo* Gyms in 2012. cc 1-month, 3-month, 12-month and 10-visit passes with DISCOUNTED memberships for Student Association members** cc FREE fitness assessments, personal training programs, supervised rehabilitation programs*** cc Group exercise classes including Boxercise, Walking Groups, cc Tai Chi, Salsa, Yoga, Spinning and more*** cc Latest cardio and weight-training equipment, stretching areas, entertainment systems, changing and shower facilities cc Open Monday – Friday: check individual gyms for specific hours and holiday/ weekend hours. *Ultimo Gym is managed by the Student Association and has no reciprocal rights with Randwick or Loftus facilities. **Available memberships vary at each gym. You can pay by credit/debit card, cheque or money order only. Cash is not accepted. ***Different gyms offer different programs and group exercise classes. Check the relevant timetable for details.

Loftus Gym 9710 5943 Randwick Fitness Centre 9469 8734 Ultimo Gym 9217 4388

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Outstanding fees

If you have outstanding or unpaid fees in the current or previous year, please contact your Customer Service Centre and organise payment as soon as possible. If you have not paid your fees you are not entitled to attend classes and you will not receive any of the following documents: cc transcript of academic record cc record of successful study cc statement of competencies achieved cc report to employer cc testamur.

Fee exemptions

– See also Refunds (page 38) Not all enrolling students are required to pay the TAFE NSW fee. You may be entitled to receive a fee exemption or concession if you receive a benefit or allowance from government organisations such as Centrelink or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Proof of eligibility to apply for a TAFE NSW fee exemption and/or concession

To be exempt from the TAFE NSW fee or to be eligible for the $53 concession fee, you must be receiving a pension or benefit. You must also be able to provide proof of this benefit and submit evidence at the time of your enrolment.

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One or more of the following is considered proof of eligibility: cc a recent copy (within the last month) of correspondence from Centrelink indicating that you have received a benefit, e.g. benefit grant letter dated within two weeks of the enrolment date cc a Pensioner Concession Card cc documentary proof that your parent, spouse or partner receives a benefit/ allowance, and evidence that your dependent status (as a child, spouse or partner of a beneficiary) is accepted by the benefit provider cc a letter from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs indicating the benefit paid cc a letter giving approval for benefits to be paid. NOTE: A health care card is not accepted as proof of eligibility for exemption. Courses that are identified as ‘Special Access’ courses are also fee exempt. Concession fees are granted to students receiving one of the following benefits: cc Age Pension cc Austudy cc Carer Payment cc Disability Support Pension (second or subsequent enrolment) cc Exceptional Circumstance Relief Payment cc Family Tax Benefit – (Part A) – Maximum Rate cc Farm Help Income Support


F cc Mature Age Allowance cc NewStart cc Parenting Payment - Single cc Partner or Spouse or Pension Allowance Beneficiary cc Sickness Allowance cc Special Benefit cc Students with a Disability (second or subsequent enrolment) cc Veterans’ Affairs Payment cc Widow Allowance cc Widow ‘B’ Pension cc Wife Pension cc Youth Allowance.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are exempt from the TAFE NSW fee. Abstudy benefits do not affect exemption status.

Students with a disability

Students registered with a TAFE NSW teacher consultant and/or in receipt of a disability support pension receive a full fee exemption for one TAFE NSW course per year and are eligible for the $53 concession fee for second and subsequent enrolments in that year. Some exceptions do apply. Please contact your college Customer Service Centre for further advice. Additional information can also be found at www.tafensw.edu.au/ about/money.htm NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure that your study details (e.g. number of hours studied per week) are current and are supplied to Centrelink as soon as there are changes to your study program. Enrolment adjustments such as the processing of Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL), may affect your study program and can affect your entitlement payments. TAFE NSW does not provide this information to Centrelink. You must supply Centrelink with all information relating to your study program.

Students enrolled in HSC Pathway vocational courses

Students enrolled in HSC Pathway vocational courses are eligible to receive a TAFE NSW fee exemption provided they are enrolled in a TAFE NSW Higher School Certificate course and their TAFE NSW vocational course is related to their Higher School Certificate course.

First aid All colleges have first aid officers and first aid rooms available. If you need help please ask a member of staff. Students can also access a Health Service via the Student Association. In an emergency, dial 9217 3333 for assistance.

Flexible Learning Centres Flexible Learning Centres are located at Petersham, Randwick, St George and Ultimo colleges. They also offer individually tailored, self-paced programs to students requiring assistance in English, mathematics and languages, and offer skills to cope with assessment tasks and examinations. Please also refer to the Learner Support information on page 30.

Government Information (Public Access) 2009 The Government Information (Public Access) 2009 Act encourages the proactive release of information. The Act establishes four ways for the public to access government information: cc Mandatory Disclosure – information required to be publicly available on the DEC internet

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cc Proactive Release – the proactive releasing of information into the public domain cc Informal Release – in response to requests from the public cc Formal Access – a formal application process for the release of information. The Government Information (Public Access) 2009 Act focuses on the broader notion of information, which is compiled, recorded or stored in writing or electronically. The new access laws encourage informal as well as formal access applications. The guiding principle of the Government Information (Public Access) 2009 Act is the public interest – it is a ‘push’ model, with a general presumption that disclosure of information is in the public interest, unless a strong case to the contrary can be demonstrated. Under the Government Information (Public Access) 2009 Act, it is compulsory for TAFE NSW to disclose information about their structure, functions and policies, and the proactive and informal disclosure of other information is promoted and encouraged. Formal access applications should only need to be lodged as a last resort. Where formal applications are required, the Government Information (Public Access) 2009 Act sets out the process that applicants and TAFE NSW needs to follow, as well as the options for review of access decisions. Further information about the Government Information (Public Access) 2009 Act can be viewed at www.oic.nsw.gov.au TAFE NSW is committed to protecting student information in accordance with the Data Protection Principles (DPP) recommended by the Privacy Committee of NSW. They: cc allow people access to their own records cc prevent disclosure of personal information outside TAFE NSW cc impose special restrictions on ‘sensitive’ information.

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Type of information

The type of information received and stored by TAFE NSW as a part of normal business activities includes student details such as: cc names, addresses and telephone numbers cc employer information cc other personal information, e.g. date of birth cc academic records including results, awards and prizes cc discipline matters cc disabilities.

Security of information

Student information is stored in appropriate and secure locations. The transport of student information between locations is undertaken with care. Documents being carried or posted are marked confidential and are not left unattended at any time. All information collected about students is related to or associated with enrolment and/ or academic records. Student information is not provided to anyone other than TAFE NSW staff and the student concerned. A student may give written consent to release information about themselves. Student records are not provided to anyone over the telephone (including students). Exam marks are confidential and may only be released to authorised TAFE NSW staff. Employers of apprentices are entitled to receive an Apprentice Report. These reports are produced automatically at the end of each semester and provided to employers. Employers, other than employers of apprentices, are not entitled to receive information about their employees from TAFE NSW.


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Graduations Congratulations! After all the hard work comes the public recognition. Once you have finished your course, make sure you attend your graduation ceremony. These are usually held between April and June each year. Family and friends are welcome to join you. Additional graduation ceremonies are sometimes also held for students who finish their courses mid-year. If you cannot make it to your graduation ceremony, please check with the Customer Service Centre at your college to make alternative arrangements for the collection of your testamur (the document you receive on graduation).

Harassment All staff and students are entitled to be treated fairly and to work and/or learn in an environment free from harassment. Harassment includes inappropriate conduct that is unwelcome, demeaning, unreciprocated, intimidating and/or offensive against an individual or a group of people.

the environment safe and comfortable. TAFE NSW does not condone any form of harassment. Harassment may result in disciplinary action and/or criminal charges. Under Federal and NSW legislation, it is unlawful to harass or discriminate against anybody on the grounds of: cc sex cc sexuality cc race cc physical/intellectual impairment cc marital status cc psychiatric/physical/intellectual disability cc pregnancy cc age. If you feel you are being harassed, it is important to deal with the matter immediately. Please speak with a teacher, harassment contact officer or counsellor. You can also make a complaint through the complaints procedure. The NSW Anti-Discrimination Board can provide independent advice on harassment and related matters. For more information, visit www.lawlink. nsw.gov.au

Behaviour that is acceptable to one person may not be acceptable to another. TAFE NSW aims to protect all people by making

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Hairdressing Hair-raising value!

cc Tints, foils, perms, chemical straightening, treatments and stylish new cuts all available at jaw-dropping prices cc Consultations start from $5 upwards* cc Morning and afternoon appointments available at Gymea, Petersham and Ultimo Colleges cc Phone for an appointment during semester:

Gymea Petersham Ultimo

9710 5045 9335 2339 9217 5134

10.00am – 4.00pm 8.30am – 5.00pm 8.30am – 5.00pm

*All clients must have an allergy test 24 to 48 hours before each hair colour service. The allergy test must be seen by the class teacher on the day of appointment.

Health service Sydney Institute students can access medical care through medical centres located nearby each college. Some of the medical centres offer bulk-billing services to students for routine Medicare-covered consultations. However, please note that some centres require you to make an appointment and may charge you for some special consultations such as travel vaccinations and diving medicals. You can get further information on locations, times of opening and fees of the medical centres located near your college by visiting your local Student Association Office (please refer to the college information session at the back of this guide (pages 48-63).

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International Students Unit Sydney Institute’s International Students Unit (ISU) is located in Building H at Ultimo College and provides a number of support services for international students.

Accommodation

The ISU provides advice and information to access a range of accommodation including: cc home stays cc sharing a flat or house cc student hostels.

Learner support

Tutorial support is provided to help international students who have difficulties with their studies. This help is arranged through the international student coordinator.


H International Student Lounge

The International Student Lounge, located in Building H next to the ISU office, is a place for international students to meet with friends between classes. There is a dining area and it is equipped with sinks and microwave ovens.

Orientation program

All international students must attend an orientation program. You will meet your teachers and international student coordinators, receive information on living and studying in Sydney and be formally enrolled.  

Pastoral care

All our colleges have advisers to provide special care for international students. Our international student coordinators can assist with day-to-day problems or difficulties, such as helping with study skills or difficulties in understanding a particular subject or teacher. The international student coordinators can also provide support and advice on personal matters.

Personal safety

Although Australia is a safe place to live and study, it is still wise to take precautions to keep yourself safe. The following tips will help you enjoy your visit: cc always tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return cc take care travelling on your own at night cc do not leave personal belongings unattended cc always carry a mobile phone, coins for a pay phone or a phone card cc take note of any security guidelines provided by your college or international student coordinator cc avoid giving personal information to strangers cc lock doors and windows before leaving your house or apartment cc take care when using automatic teller machines (ATMs) and put your cash away quickly

cc keep valuables out of sight and secure when travelling cc ensure property is safely stored in lockers and removed when you complete your course. For more safety tips, go to www.thinkbefore.com

Sydney Institute English Language Centre (SITEC) offers: cc quality programs with highly qualified, experienced teachers cc language laboratory cc computer laboratories with free internet and email access cc a self-access study centre with teacher assistance cc free access to all student support services cc home stay accommodation and airport pick-up cc organised visits to mainstream TAFE classes or local high schools cc student recreation facilities.

Sydney Institute Student Association (SISA)

- See also Student Association (page 40) International students have free membership of the Student Association and can access all services and amenities offered by Sydney Institute. Member benefits also include discounts on textbooks, stationery and course materials.

Internet and email policy – See also DEC Portal and Discipline (pages 15 and 17) All users of TAFE NSW internet and email services must comply with the TAFE NSW Internet and Email Services Code of Expected User Behaviour. You can find this at www.det.nsw.edu.au/policies/

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TAFE NSW reserves the right to monitor and record all usage of its computer networks, including its intranet, internet, email and other online services. TAFE NSW reserves the right to take disciplinary action when breaches of the TAFE NSW internet and Email Services Code of Expected User Behaviour occur. Disciplinary action may include legal action. TAFE NSW reserves the right to limit access to Internet and email services, including the filtering of websites. You have a responsibility to: cc follow any requirements for Internet and email services usage and behaviour addressed in TAFE NSW policies and government legislation cc use TAFE NSW internet and email services for educational, professional or career development activities cc take reasonable precautions to prevent others from using your account/s cc comply with the TAFE NSW Internet and Email Services Code of Expected User Behaviour, including provisions regarding intellectual property, child protection, pornography, offensive, obscene, abusive, defamatory or otherwise inappropriate conduct or use cc ensure that the language you use and information you publish through all TAFE internet and email services is respectful of, and sensitive to, all people cc report breaches of the policy to your teacher or another relevant TAFE NSW staff member.  

Learner support

We aim to ensure that all of our students, regardless of background or disadvantage, have equal access to our educational programs. We also provide support services for students with special learning needs to ensure they get the best possible outcomes from their study.

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Each college has a designated Centre for Learner support where students can get assistance from teachers with their studies. Students are assisted in a variety of areas such as exam and assessments preparation, literacy and numeracy, essay writing and study skills. You can take part in flexible and selfdirected learning and use the tutorial support services available. For further information on these services, please contact your college’s Customer Service Centre.

Library and information services Each college has its own library. When you enrol, you also become a member of the library. At the library you can access relevant and up-to-date information for your assignments in print and online. There is also a range of tools to help you with assignments. The library also offers: cc computer facilities cc group study rooms cc individual study areas cc printers/photocopiers. Visit the library website at www.sit.nsw.edu. au/library for detailed information on the resources, services and facilities available at each college library. Your college library is a valuable source of information. To get the most out of your library, ask about library tours and information skills workshops, e.g. internet training sessions. College libraries also offer a number of online services which are available 24/7. College libraries are open extended hours to cater for both day and evening students. You may also borrow from any other TAFE library in NSW using your TAFEcard.


L Legal Service The Sydney Institute Student Association provides a free and confidential legal service by a qualified and experienced solicitor for its members. The Legal Service is located in Building U, 622-632 Harris Street, Ultimo College. It can provide you with advice on: cc credit and debt cc criminal law cc discrimination cc domestic violence cc employment law

cc neighbourhood disputes cc social security cc tenancy matters cc traffic offences.

You can make an appointment by calling 9217 5473.

Lost property Colleges do not accept responsibility for lost or damaged property. Please use the lockers provided by the Student Association and your college to ensure your belongings are kept securely. If lockers are not available, we suggest you carry your belongings with you at all times. If you lose property please contact the Customer Service Centre or Security Office at your college. Further information is provided in the College Information section of this guide, pages 48-63.

Management of risk of harm to students and staff TAFE NSW is required by law to ensure the health and safety of students, staff and visitors on our premises. In order to meet

these legal obligations, it is necessary for us to assess and manage any known risk of violent behaviour. If you have a history of violence that may suggest that you could pose a potential risk of any type to TAFE NSW students, staff and/or visitors it is a condition of your enrolment to advise the campus manager, a TAFE NSW counsellor or your head teacher prior to attending your first class. For these purposes, violence is not restricted to physical acts. It includes any behaviour in the last ten years that seriously interferes with the physical or psychological safety and well-being of others such as: cc actual violence to any person cc possession of, or use of, a weapon or any item with the intention to cause harm or injury to others cc threats of violence or intimidation of others cc suspension or expulsion from any school or educational institution for violent or aggressive behaviour.

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Get some hands on experience! Sydney Institute offers internships, work experience and excursions in many areas of study. A student internship provides opportunities to gain experience in your chosen field, determine if you have an interest in a particular career and create a network of contacts. Following an internship, whether paid, partially paid or unpaid, your value to the company is higher and employment possibilities are stronger as you would need little or no training. Sydney Institute internships and work experience arrangements vary in their duration from 2 weeks to 12 months. Talk to your head teacher to find out more about internships, work experience programs and excursions available in your subject area.

TAFE NSW is committed to offering vocational education and training to the entire community. Following your advice of a potential risk, we will carry out an assessment of the risk and, if necessary, provide support and a management plan. Only in exceptional circumstances will a risk assessment lead to exclusion from enrolment. It is our aim to provide an appropriate safe environment to suit every student’s needs and maximise your success in your studies.

Maps - See College Information section (pages 48-63)

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breach of policy. Disciplinary action will be taken against students found using phones and cameras in an inappropriate manner.

Multicultural education Sydney Institute multicultural education coordinators (IMECS) provide advice on: cc multicultural education issues, policies and services for people from language backgrounds other than English (LBOTE) cc recognition of overseas skills and qualifications cc vocational pathways and retraining opportunities for people with LBOTE cc community agencies and services. IMECs provide specialist English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses to help you enter the workforce and/or do further study or training. ESP courses also include bridging and refresher courses for people with overseas qualifications and skills. Contact details for IMECS are provided at the back of this guide.


M Occupational (Work) Health and Safety – See also Emergencies (page 17) From 1 January 2012 there is new legislation known as the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and Regulations. Under the new Act ‘other persons’ must comply with Section 29 as follows:

Duties of other persons at the workplace

A person at a workplace (whether or not the person has another duty under this Part) must: cc take reasonable care for his or her own health and safety, and cc take reasonable care that his or her acts or omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons, and cc comply, so far as the person is reasonably able, with any reasonable instruction that is given by the person conducting the business or undertaking to allow the person conducting the business or undertaking to comply with this Act. This duty therefore applies to students, visitors and any other people who may be at a TAFE workplace. Your teacher will provide more specific information about how you, as a student, can comply with this legislation and contribute to taking care of everyone whilst at TAFE. Below is some general guidance about work health and safety.

Protective clothing

Where personal protective equipment is a specified requirement for a class, you will not be permitted to enter or remain in any teaching area unless you are wearing those items. You are responsible for providing your own personal protective equipment.

Eye and ear protection

You must wear acceptable eye or ear protection in any area that has been declared an eye or ear safety area. Students not wearing protective equipment will be excluded from these areas. Students must provide their own eye or ear protection.

Equipment

If you are bringing your own equipment to TAFE classes you must ensure that it is safe. If you are unsure about the safety of your equipment, please discuss it with your teacher. In some circumstances, you may be prohibited from bringing your own equipment to classes.

Footwear

You will not be permitted to enter or remain in any site location, practical work area, workshop or laboratory if you are barefooted or not wearing appropriate footwear that offers sufficient protection. Footwear such as open-toed shoes, platform shoes, stiletto heels, thongs, sandshoes and joggers are not permitted in the above areas.

Hair and beards

Students whose hair or beard is not cut short or wholly confined close to the head or face will not be permitted to enter or remain in any practical classroom, workshop or laboratory where there is revolving or reciprocating machinery, or any area which has been declared a restricted area by TAFE NSW.

Injuries on TAFE NSW premises

Any injuries suffered while on TAFE NSW premises or property or during course activities away from TAFE NSW premises must be reported to your teacher. A Sydney Institute Injury/Illness/Incident Report for Students, Contractors and Visitors Form must be completed and submitted as soon as possible.

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Overseas qualifications – See Multicultural Education (page 32)

Online Enrolments

It is your responsibility to inform Sydney Institute of any changes that need to be made to your student records. Some changes of personal details can also be made via Student e-Services, page 42.

Photocopying

It is possible to enrol and register for a number of courses online – please visit the TAFE NSW website at www.tafensw.edu.au or the Sydney Institute website at www.sit. nsw.edu.au for more information.

Before you can print or photocopy at any of Sydney Institute’s libraries, you will first need to activate your DEC Portal account. Printing and copying will then be enabled within 24 hours of your DEC Portal account being activated.

Parking

– See also Copyright (page 13)

Most colleges, except for Eora and Ultimo, provide parking facilities. Discount parking rates are offered through the Student Association at your college if the parking facilities are not free. You may need to consider using on-street parking. Please lock your vehicle and be sensitive to local residents. Further details about parking and public transport access are provided in the individual College Information sections of this guide (pages 48-63). Sydney Institute is not responsible for theft from or damage to student vehicles.

Personal details Promptly notify your college of any changes to personal details so that your enrolment can be amended. Enrolment Adjustment Forms are available from Customer Service Centres or from your head teacher. You should use this form to record the following: cc change of name (original documents such as a marriage certificate must be provided) cc change of address (postal and/or residential) cc change of telephone number cc change of employer contact details (for apprentices only).

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Public transport Details of bus and train routes to access colleges are provided in the College Information section of this guide, pages 48-63.

Recognition What is Recognition?

Recognition and credit transfers reduce the time it takes to complete a course. You can apply to TAFE NSW to have your previous study, work and/or life experiences recognised. Ask about Recognition when you enrol in your course. You may also receive Recognition for TAFE NSW courses when you enrol at university. You will need to provide evidence or demonstrate that your skills meet the learning outcomes of the module/unit of study for which you are claiming Recognition. TAFE NSW credit transfer is the Recognition of specified learning previously completed at a TAFE NSW Institute. When you enrol in a new course, you may be given what is known as ‘advanced standing’ based on


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TAFE NSW courses you have already completed. You are able to apply for a TAFE NSW credit transfer at the time of enrolment. You are encouraged to check your Student e-Services account to see the results of your TAFE NSW credit transfer request.

Applying for recognition

Once you are enrolled you may apply for Recognition in any module or unit of competency in the course you are undertaking. There is no additional charge for Recognition services once you have paid the TAFE NSW fee or concession fee or have been granted a fee exemption. Recognition services in TAFE NSW currently enable applicants to apply for up to 100 per cent of a TAFE NSW qualification.

Fast-track commercial Recognition

You do not need to be enrolled to seek Recognition. However, if you decide to ask for Recognition before you enrol, you will have to pay a fee. Each case will be different. There is an up-front, non-refundable charge for an initial consultation. You will then be quoted a fee to have your application assessed to determine Recognition and any gap training that might need to be undertaken.

For further information visit www.sit.nsw. edu.au/recognition

When to apply

It is best to apply for Recognition at the time of enrolment, before classes begin. However, you can apply for Recognition at any time after you have enrolled. You will need to attend classes until you receive the outcome of your Recognition application.

Lodging your application

The relevant teacher or head teacher can give you initial advice on the Recognition process and advise you on the evidence needed to support your claim.

Overseas qualifications

Students can also gain Recognition for overseas study, work or life experience. TAFE NSW will only assess overseas qualifications against TAFE NSW modules/ units of study. Students at Sydney Institute can contact the multicultural education coordinators for further advice. Before applying for Recognition you must have your supporting documents translated into English.

Assessment and notification

Your knowledge and skills may be assessed in a variety of ways including portfolio, practical test, demonstration, interview or a combination of these processes.

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In assessing applications for Recognition, TAFE NSW will be looking for evidence that is: cc Relevant: your evidence must show that your skills and knowledge match the learning outcomes and competencies of the module for which you wish to receive recognition. cc Authentic: it must be your own work or about your own work. cc Sufficient: there must be enough evidence to show competency.

Appeals

The results every student receives, no matter what type of course, will be checked before they receive their Transcript of Academic Record. You are able to request a review of your results if you have a valid reason or you can ask for special consideration. You can also lodge a formal complaint about the assessment process or decision. If you wish to request a review of your results, contact your teacher or head teacher, or if they are unavailable, a customer service officer at the college where the result was recorded, within 14 days of receiving your results. As outlined in the Assessment Guidelines for TAFE NSW, your teacher will address the appeal in accordance with TAFE NSW procedures on reassessment and review of results or refer the matter to an educational manager, if appropriate. The relevant educational manager’s contact details and availability are in the assessment information provided to you on enrolment. The process for appeals on assessment matters must address and record any complaints or concerns you have expressed. Such complaints or concerns might relate to misinformation provided by a member of TAFE NSW staff – for example, inadequate or inaccurate provision of information in relation to assessment requirements, the provision of inappropriate learning materials or a refusal to respond appropriately to your concerns.

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The appeal process is simple and direct and ensures that all students are readily able to register honest concerns. Should you wish to appeal the decision, you will be supplied with the relevant Assessment Policy – TAFE NSW which can be viewed at www.det.nsw.edu.au/policies Further information relating to assessment appeals can be found in the Student Assessment Guide for your qualification and the Student Assessment Guides for the units of competency you have chosen to study. You will receive these documents at your first class. Further information relating to assessment appeals can also be viewed in ‘Every Student’s Guide to Assessment in TAFE NSW’, which can be downloaded from www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/assessment/ assets/pdf/assessment_guide.pdf

Further information about Recognition

Sydney Institute has a Recognition website located at www.sit.nsw.edu.au/recognition. Your teacher, head teacher or customer service officer can provide you with information and advice on Recognition.

Steps to Recognition

1. Check the competencies of the qualification you have enrolled in. Do you already have the skills or experience to apply for Recognition? 2. Speak to your teacher and plan your Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). 3. Collect evidence to prove your skills and knowledge. You may have to undertake an assessment at this stage. 4. Discuss the evidence with the teacher who is assessing your RPL application. You may be asked for further evidence at this stage. 5. If your application is successful, you will not need to complete any further training. If you are unsuccessful, you will be advised of what further study you need to undertake to complete the unit


Careers Connect Sydney Institute Careers Connect is provided by the Sydney Institute Student Association (SISA) to assist Sydney Institute students to successfully enter the workforce.

You may be looking to complement your course with relevant professional experience, you may need an income to support you as you study or you may have graduated and are ready to start your career. Whatever your situation, the Careers Connect service can assist you. It’s FREE to register at www.sit.nsw.edu.au/careersconnect You’ll find: ccJob database with vacancies updated daily cc Part-time, full-time, casual, temporary and volunteer opportunities cc Automated resume builder that easily creates your resume – choose from four current formats cc Direct links to other job databases to expand your job search cc Job seeking skills articles and web links cc Access to career expos and employer information sessions cc Easy online appointment booking system so you can see a Careers Connect officer at a time and college that suits you. There is a Careers Connect representative available at your college. You can view the Careers Connect officer’s calendar and book an appointment at your college or call 9217 4485 for further information. Don’t forget the service is only available to TAFE NSW students. This means in many cases you won’t be competing with the general public for jobs.

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Massage clinics Spoil yourself!

Unwind from your studies with a relaxing therapeutic massage! cc Relaxation, remedial and sports massages available cc Full-time students/those with concession cards pay $20 per session cc Appointments are also available for the general public from $25 cc Loftus Clinic opens Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons cc Randwick Clinic operates Tuesday evenings, Thursday all day, and Friday evenings. To make a booking call 9710 5429 for Loftus or 9469 8738 for Randwick.

Refunds A refund of the TAFE NSW fee may be given if you: cc have overpaid the TAFE NSW fee cc cannot start or continue a course because it has been cancelled by the college cc receive Youth Allowance or Austudy within two weeks of the enrolment date, or the date of first attendance at class (whichever occurs first) cc are offered, and have accepted, a place in university or a course at a TAFE NSW college within the first three teaching weeks cc enrol to repeat a subject but are granted a pass in that module/unit by an Assessment Review Committee cc advise the college formally, before classes commence, that you are withdrawing from the course.

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Additional information about refunds

cc refunds will not be granted for reasons such as job-change, change in work hours, inconvenience of travel to college, moving interstate or overseas, retrenchment, etc cc applications for refunds are made at the college you are attending cc a refund of the semester two TAFE NSW fee may be granted where no attendance is recorded within that semester.

Results – See also Graduations (page 27) ‘Statements of Competencies Achieved’ are generally issued progressively after course/ module/unit completion. Result notices for studies completed mid-year are issued in July, and for studies completed at the end of the year, in December. If you believe there may have been a mistake with a result, you can apply to your teacher for it to be reviewed.


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Rights and responsibilities Students have a right to: cc be treated fairly and with respect and courtesy by TAFE NSW staff and other students cc a safe learning environment free from discrimination and harassment cc be provided with course and subject information including an outline of the subject, assessment requirements, health and safety requirements and information about support services. This should be provided within the first week of class cc receive regular information about their academic progress and a results notification sheet at the conclusion of the subject or module cc receive a testamur on successful completion of a qualification cc a review of results or other decisions affecting their progress, including an appeal, if charged with a breach of student discipline cc facilities, equipment and qualified teaching staff that meet program and/or curriculum specifications cc apply for and receive (if successful) Recognition of Prior Learning cc privacy concerning TAFE NSW records containing personal information, subject to statutory requirements cc lodge a complaint or suggestion for improvement without fear of retaliation or victimisation.

Students have a responsibility to: cc treat other students and TAFE NSW staff with respect and fairness and not behave in a way that could offend, embarrass or vilify others cc follow any reasonable direction given by a member of TAFE NSW staff cc follow all safety practices and instructions cc do all assessment tasks and examinations honestly and not engage in plagiarism, collusion or cheating cc comply with the TAFE NSW Internet and Email Services Acceptable Usage Policy, including the TAFE NSW Internet and Email Services Code of Expected User Behaviour cc return or renew library resources by the due date. Students have a responsibility not to: cc litter, swear or spit cc drink or eat in classrooms and other learning areas cc harass fellow students or staff cc threaten or assault fellow students or staff cc damage, steal, modify or misuse TAFE NSW property cc consume or be under the influence of alcohol or non-prescribed drugs on TAFE NSW premises cc smoke in classrooms, learning areas, TAFE NSW buildings or near doorways and windows cc disrupt classes or other activities by using mobile phones, pagers or other electronic devices cc carry or use any prohibited weapons or prohibited drugs on TAFE NSW premises.

School leavers under 17 years Students are required to complete school to Year 10 and then to continue in either full-time education, training, paid employment or a combination of these until you are at least 17 years of age.

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Once you have completed Year 10 at school, you need to do one of the following: cc stay at school and continue into Years 11 and 12 cc take up an apprenticeship or a traineeship cc enrol in a vocational qualification at TAFE NSW or another approved training organisation cc undertake full-time, paid employment cc participate in a combination of education, training and employment. TAFE NSW can provide vocational training and learning support to help you to get a job or go on to further training. Under exceptional circumstances, TAFE NSW will offer Certificate II vocational courses for young people who are under 17 years of age and have not completed Year 10.

Security All Sydney Institute colleges are staffed by security personnel. Duty times vary depending on college locations. For contact information, please refer to the individual College Information pages (48-63) for more information.

Smoking Smoking is not permitted within any building or undercover area on TAFE NSW grounds. Students must obey no-smoking signage and may smoke only in designated smoking areas. Actions may be taken in accordance with the Student Discipline Policy against students who disobey these directions.

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Student Association The Sydney Institute Student Association (SISA) supports students and staff by providing essential services, facilities and activities for its members. The main objective of SISA is to make your time at TAFE NSW more enjoyable through support and quality customer service. Membership is voluntary and costs $20 per academic year. Membership benefits include: cc free Careers Connect Service cc free Legal Service cc discounts on textbooks, stationery and course material at your college bookshop cc common rooms with televisions, kitchens, microwaves, hot water and lounges cc discount parking at some colleges and local participating parking stations cc discounted recreational activities cc discounted mobile phone cards, international calling cards, internet access cc discounted USB drives cc discounted movie tickets to Hoyts, Events, IMAX, Dendy and local cinemas including Randwick, Paddington and Moonlight cinemas cc discounts on gym membership at some colleges cc half-price photocopying and printing at all college libraries cc discounts on faxing, binding and laminating at most colleges cc free Student Association diary, student bag and samples cc free barbeques and entertainment throughout each term cc free competition entry including Band Competition and Diary Design Competition cc free or discounted participation in TAFEActive programs cc special offers and discounts at local businesses, retailers and suppliers cc student locker hire at some colleges cc access to sporting and other equipment cc discounts on laptops and computer software.


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Social Media - See also Internet and email policy (pages 25 and 26) Sydney Institute uses online social media in addition to the wide range of programs we offer face-to-face and online. We encourage you to visit our Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, You Tube and Linked In sites to keep up to date on events, celebrations, competitions, fun and useful information although, please remember the Institute will continue to use official communication channels (email, face-to-face, mail and website) to formally communicate with you on essential matters. Use of the internet and online communication services provided by the NSW Department of Education and Communities is intended for research and learning and communication between students and staff and those using this service must comply with the TAFE NSW Internet and Email Service Code of Expected User Behaviour. You can find this at www.det.nsw.edu.au/policies Some Sydney Institute programs may use social media to create ‘closed’ groups for participants only and your application to join will be administered by a staff member. Entry to the online group will follow the same criteria for joining that program in real-life. We openly invite you to comment and participate in discussions on our social media sites, however any offensive content will be removed by Sydney Institute and, if necessary, users will be reported to the external site host (i.e. Facebook or Flickr). For advice or assistance in using our social media websites, please contact the Customer Services’ staff at your college.

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Sydney Institute Information Centre Keep informed!

The Sydney Institute Information Centre at 827–839 George Street, Haymarket (opposite Central Station), is a ‘one-stop shop’ for institute information. It provides information, advice and referrals on all Sydney Institute courses, products and services. For more information, call the Information Centre on 1300 360 601 or email Sydney.info@tafensw.edu.au

Management of SISA is overseen by an elected board made up of students and staff. All membership fees are used to benefit the members of SISA by funding the facilities, services and activities at your college. For more information on the Student Association, please see your local Student Association Office (please refer to the college information section at the back of this guide (pages 48-63) or visit www.sit. nsw.edu.au/studentassociation or www. studentassociations.info).

Study skills programs Sydney Institute counsellors can advise and assist students in a number of ways to help improve their study skills. Regular small group workshops are offered that cover topics such as motivation and goal setting,

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memory techniques, overcoming procrastination and exam anxiety, note taking, time management, essay writing, etc. Students can also arrange to see a counsellor for individual help with their approach to study. Tip sheets are also available and students can be referred to other useful resources such as online sites offering further study suggestions.

Student e-Services (SeS) SeS is an online service available at https:// www.det.nsw.edu.au/eses/ that allows TAFE NSW students to view and confirm their enrolment and fee payment details and check and print their results. Through SeS, you can also: cc access the DEC Student Portal, including your email and My Learning Portlets cc change your contact and address details cc request a Transcript of Academic Record cc view enrolment, personal and employer details


S cc view the Assessment Guide for the course/s in which you are enrolled cc view notifications and calendar information such as scheduled TAFE NSW Category A and B final exams cc view your results, provided all TAFE NSW fees due have been paid cc view the results of your request for an auto-credit transfer, i.e. perform a Course Credits Estimate Report cc view college announcements. The Username/User ID and password for SeS is the same as for DEC Student Portal.

How do I access Student e-Services (SeS)?

Go to: cc www.sit.nsw.edu.au and use the Quick Links drop-down selection; or select Information for Current Students and then Student eServices; OR cc www.tafensw.edu.au and select the ‘Student login’ option in the top right of the screen; OR cc DEC Student Portal at https://student. det.nsw.edu.au and select the My applications tab and then select TAFE Student e-Services; OR cc SeS directly at https://www.det.nsw.edu. au/eses/ If you have not activated your DEC Student Portal yet, enter the Username/User ID and password you were provided with at the time of enrolment. Access to SeS will be provided once your personal details have been entered into the TAFE NSW corporate student records system.

Requesting a transcript via Student e-Services (SeS)

If you are having difficulty printing and receiving a transcript from your record in SeS, please contact your college Customer Service Centre for help.

TAFEcard A TAFEcard is compulsory for all students. It is provided free and is issued as an identification card during the enrolment process. Your TAFEcard is a smart card which provides access to library services, photocopiers, printers and other services at your college. It is not a travel concession card. You must have your TAFEcard with you at all times while on college grounds and you must present it to any member of staff who asks you to identify yourself. Your TAFEcard has no expiry date and is valid at all TAFE colleges in NSW. You should contact your college Customer Service Centre if you have: cc missed the TAFEcard enrolment photographic session cc experienced problems using your TAFEcard cc lost or damaged your TAFEcard (a $20 replacement fee applies).

Temporary Visa Holder (TVH) students TVH students are visa holders without permanent residency status. TVH students are eligible to enrol in most TAFE NSW courses provided their visas allow them to study while they are in Australia. However, restrictions do apply and TVH students should contact their college multicultural education coordinators or college customer service staff for advice on whether they are eligible to study at a TAFE NSW college.

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TVH students may be required to pay tuition fees plus the TAFE NSW fee. The tuition fee is calculated by the number of nominal hours in each unit/module. Tuition fees may be paid in advance for the hours for both semesters, or at the beginning of each semester, or in two equal instalments. TVH students who wish to study with TAFE NSW must provide documents which show their current residency status and visa. For more information, please visit www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/enrol/guide/ visa_holder.htm or contact the Customer Service Centre at your local college.

Traineeships Traineeships are a great way to learn a new skill or vocation and secure your future. Trainees usually work for three or four days a week while also studying at TAFE and earning a trainee wage. Typically traineeships last one or two years and provide training in areas such as children’s services, marketing, tourism and real estate. You can fast track your traineeship through our incentivised, accelerated programs or alternatively, you can undertake short intensive programs or pre-vocational courses, as well as schoolbased apprenticeships. For more information visit www.sit.nsw.edu. au/apprenticesandtrainees

Transport Details on public transport and parking for your college are located in the College Information section of this guide (pages 48-63). For timetable information call 131 500 or visit www.131500.com.au

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Travel concessions and passes All full-time students and first, second and third year apprentices are entitled to a State Rail Authority (SRA) and State Transit Authority (STA) Travel Concession Card. The SRA and STA define a full-time student as a person studying a minimum of 20 hours per week, for a minimum of 12 weeks. Students NOT eligible for SRA/STA Travel Concession Cards include: cc external students (e.g. OTEN students) cc full-fee paying international students cc part-time students cc Temporary Visa holders. To receive a travel concession card, you will need to provide your college Customer Service Centre with your current Enrolment Form or TAFE NSW fee receipt. Your enrolling officer must note the total number of hours per week you are studying on these forms.

First year apprentices or trainees

The NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC) writes to you when your application for an apprenticeship or traineeship is approved. A Travel Concession Application Form will be provided to you together with information on how to apply for a Travel Concession Card. If you are an apprentice or trainee and you do not receive a Travel Concession Card, you should inform your employer.

Second and third year apprentices

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Travel passes

Students under 18 years who meet certain requirements may be eligible to receive a free travel pass to use on journeys to and from their TAFE NSW college. Please contact the Customer Service Centre at your college for more information. Please note that the State Transit Authority, the State Rail Authority and private bus companies that issue travel passes set the conditions you must meet to gain a travel pass or concession. TAFE NSW must ensure that the rules and regulations of these authorities are strictly met.

Return of travel concessions and/or travel passes You are expected to return your travel concession and/or travel pass to your college Customer Service Centre if you withdraw from your course.

TVET The TAFE delivered vocational education and training program (TVET) allows Year 11 and Year 12 school students to get a head start on their vocational education by studying a VET course as part of their HSC.

Depending on the course, you may study at a Sydney Institute college, at your school or at a Trade School. Some TVET courses will also help you gain a place at university by contributing to your ATAR, while also allowing you to get an industry qualification at the same time. For more information please contact your TVET Consultant, page 67.

Underpayments If you have outstanding or unpaid fees in the current or previous year, please contact your Customer Service Centre and organise payment as soon as possible. If you have not paid your fees you are not entitled to attend classes and you will not receive any of the following documents: cc transcript of Academic Record cc record of Successful Study cc statement of Competencies Achieved cc report to Employer cc testamur.

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have gained the skills and experience you need for further study. You can then apply for a university undergraduate degree and in many cases may be given considerable credit towards your studies. This means that the time you spend at TAFE NSW may shorten the length of your course at university. As there can be variations in these arrangements, you should contact the university you wish to enter and seek advice from a TAFE careers counsellor. More information is also available at www.sit.nsw.edu.au/tafetouni

VET FEE-HELP For some full fee diploma and above courses you may be eligible to access VET FEEHELP. For more information on VET FEE-HELP contact the Institute Information Centre on 1300 360 601 or email Sydney.info@tafensw.edu.au

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Useful websites Apprenticeships

www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au

Anxiety and depression www.beyondblue.org.au

Australian Tax Office www.ato.gov.au

Career information

Rape Crisis Centre

www.nswrapecrisis.com.au

Student e-Services (SeS)

www.tafensw.edu.au/eservices

Study in Australia

www.studyinaustralia.gov.au

www.youth.gov.au (for the young) www.jobwise.gov.au (for the mature) www.myfuture.edu.au www.sit.nsw.edu.au/careersconnect (Careers Connect @ Sydney Institute)

Sydney Institute

Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/sydneyinstitute

Centrelink

www.centrelink.gov.au

Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/TAFESydneyInstitute

Drugs and alcohol

Watch us on YouTube www.youtube.com/sydneyinstitute

See us on Flickr www.flickr.com/photos/SydneyTAFE

www.adin.com.au www.alcohol.gov.au www.drinkingnightmare.gov.au www.drugs.health.gov.au

Gay and lesbian counselling

www.sit.nsw.edu.au

Connect with us on Linkedin www.linkedin.com/companies/ tafe-sydney-institute

www.glcsnsw.org.au

Jobs

www.jobsearch.gov.au www.careerone.com.au

Public transport

www.131500.com.au

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110 Edgeware Road Enmore NSW 2042

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Banks

cc ANZ/St George: Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre cc Commonwealth Bank: Enmore Road, Enmore cc Westpac Bank: Enmore Road, Enmore.

Car parking

Ample parking spaces are available in the main car park on Edgeware Road. The college takes no responsibility for any damages to or loss of personal property.

Student services and facilities

Art and Bookshop - Building E, Room EG.10 Canteen - Building E, Ground Floor Cashier - Building A, Ground Floor Course Information - Building A, Ground Floor Computer Access for Students - Building A, Library Counselling - Building B, Room B1.05 Customer Service Centre - Building A, Ground Floor Exhibition Centre - Building D, Ground Floor, Room DG.08 First Aid Room - Building C, Room 1.01 International Student Coordinator - Building D, Ground Floor, Room 16 Library - Building A, Second Floor Public Telephone - Building A, Ground Floor Security/Stores Officer - Building A, Ground Floor, Room 11 Student Association - Building A, Room G.12 Student Association Lounge - Building E, Room G.09.

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333 Abercrombie Street Chippendale NSW 2008

Ph: 9217 4878 or 9217 4875 Fax: 9217 4072 Email: SIeora.Info@tafensw.edu.au

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For timetable information, call 131 500 or visit www.131500.com.au

Car parking

Limited on-street parking is available in the surrounding area. Student parking is not available on campus.

Public telephones

Located opposite the college on Abercrombie Street.

Commonwealth Bank and post office

Student services and facilities Ground Floor Cashier Common Area Computers – located in Library Counsellor Customer Service Centre Exhibition Gallery First Aid Kitchen Library and Information Services Lift Security Student Association Theatre First Floor Students’ Lounge Area Lockers Filtered Water Bubbler.

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Car parking

No student parking facilities are available at Crystal Street campus. However street parking may be used in the vicinity. Parking for students with a disability can be arranged through the Disability Support Centre, Building C, First Floor, or the Customer Service Centre in Building A.

Student services and facilities

Customer Service Centre - Building A, Ground Floor Disability Support - Building C, First Floor and Building B, Second Floor Flexible Learning Centre - Building C, Third Floor Hair and Beauty Salon - Building C, First and Second Floor International Student Unit - Building C, Second Floor Library - Building C, Ground Floor Multicultural Education Unit - Building C, First Floor Payment Centre - Building A, Ground Floor Security - Building C, Ground Floor Student Association - Building C, Ground Floor.

Bookshop - Building C, Ground Floor Canteen - Building C, Ground Floor Computer Access for Students - Building C – in Library, Ground Floor Course Information - Building A, Ground Floor Counselling - Building C, First Floor

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Canteen - Building B Payment Centre - Building A, Ground Floor Childcare Centre - Building F Computer Access for Students - Building E, in Library Counselling - Building E Course Information - Building A, Ground Floor Customer Service Centre - Building A, Ground Floor Library - Building E Security - Building A, Ground Floor Student Association and Lounge - Building A, Ground Floor.

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Annandale campus Johnston Street Annandale NSW 2038 Ph: 9217 4181 Fax: 9217 4039

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Rozelle Bay Light Rail Station & City West Link

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cc 314 Bondi Junction to Coogee – get off at Belmore Road, 10-15 minutes walk cc 316 or 317 Bondi Junction to East Gardens – get off at Belmore Road, 10-15 minutes walk cc 339 Millers Point to Clovelly – get off at Darley Road stop cc 348 Bondi Junction to Wolli Creek – get off at Alison Road & Belmore Road stop, 10-15 minutes walk cc 372 Railway Square to Coogee – get off at Alison Road stop cc 373 Circular Quay to Coogee – get off at Alison Road stop

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cc 376 Circular Quay to Maroubra Beach – get off at Alison Road stop cc377 Circular Quay to Pagewood – get off at Alison Road stop cc374 Circular Quay to Coogee – get off at Alison Road stop cc400 or 410 Bondi Junction to Burwood – get off at Cook Street, 5-10 minutes walk.


Student services and facilities

Aboriginal Coordinator - Building A, Level 3, A3.03 Adult Migrant English Program Coordinator – Building A, Level 3, Room A3.33 Bookshop - Building B, Ground Floor (foyer area) Canteen - Building C next to Student Association Cashiers - Building A, Lower Ground Floor Computer Access for Students - Building A, Ground Floor – Library and Flexible Learning Centre Counselling - Building A, Level 2, Room A2.05 Course Information - Building A, Lower Ground Floor, Customer Service Centre Customer Service Centre - Building A, Lower Ground Floor Disability Support - Building A, Level 1, Room A1.25B/C/D Emergency Phones - Building A, Ground Floor Foyer and Building B, Entrance Foyer Area (opposite bookshop) Film and TV Studio (Studio R) - Building B, Level 2 First Aid - Building A, Lower Ground Floor, Room ALG.03 and Building B, Level 1, Room B1.05 Fitness Centre - Building B, Ground Floor, Room BG.5B Flexible Learning Centre - Building A, Ground Floor International Student Coordinator - Building A, Level 3 Library - Building A, Ground Floor Massage Clinic - Building B, Level 1, Room B1.27 Multicultural Education Unit - Building A, Level 3, Room A3.16 Outreach Coordinator - Building A, Level 3, Room A3.23 Prayer Room - Building B, Ground Floor, Room BG.7

Security – Building A, Lower Ground Floor, Room ALG20A, Mobile: 0419 616 783 Student Association - Building D, next to canteen.

Accessible parking is located at:

cc Building A - Darley Road Entrance cc Building B - King Street Entrance, under car park near the lift cc Building C - King Street Entrance, behind Student Association and Canteen.

Accessible toilet is located at:

cc Building A – Lower Ground Floor (next to First Aid room) cc Building B – Ground Floor (next to Fitness Centre).

Banks

cc ANZ Bank: 12-14 Belmore Road cc Commonwealth Bank: 22 Belmore Road and Royal Randwick Shopping Centre, 73 Belmore Road cc St George Bank: 44-46 Belmore Road.

Bicycle rack is located at:

Building A - Lower Courtyard (near the ramp) Building B – Under cover car park (near the lift on the right) King Street entrance (near the second boom gate).

Car parking

A parking fee is applied for parking on campus. A TAFEcard (student ID card) is required to access on-campus student parking at the following cost with discount for Student Association members (card must be endorsed to receive an automatic discount): Members: $2 per entry Non-members: $5 per entry Parking on campus is at your own risk.

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Ph: 9598 6200 Fax: 9587 2629 Email: SIstgeorge.info@tafensw.edu.au Main campus

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Corner President Avenue and Princes Highway Kogarah NSW 2217

Montgomery Street campus 19 Montgomery Street Kogarah NSW 2217

Hogben Street campus Hogben Street Kogarah NSW 2217

Bus routes/trains

cc State Transit buses 376 (Rockdale-Dolls Point) and 477 (Rockdale to Miranda) run every 10 minutes on weekdays cc Veolia buses 455 (Kingsgrove to Rockdale Plaza), 947 (Hurstville to Kogarah) and 958 (Hurstville to Rockdale) run every 30 minutes on weekdays cc Punchbowl Bus 446 (Kogarah to Roselands) runs every 30 or 60 minutes on weekdays cc Kogarah train station is a 10-minute walk from the college.

Car parking

Parking is available with discounts for Student Association members: Members: $4 per entry Non-members: $7 per entry Car parking fees are currently under review for 2012.

Student services and facilities

Bookshop - Building K, Ground Floor Canteen - Building E Cashier - Building A, Ground Floor Children’s Centre -K  ameruka Cottage, 57 Montgomery Street, Kogarah Computer Access for Students - Building B, Library Counselling - Building A, Ground Floor Course Information - Building A, Ground Floor Customer Service Centre - Building A, Ground Floor Disability Support - Building A, Ground Floor First Aid - Building A, Ground Floor International Student Coordinator - Building F, Ground Floor Learner Support Centre - Building B, First Floor Library - Building B Multicultural Education Unit - Building F, Ground Floor Public Phone - Building F Student Association and Lounge - Building D, Ground Floor.

Disabled parking is available.

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Loftus campus Rawson Avenue Loftus NSW 2232

Gymea campus Corner Hotham Road and The Kingsway Gymea NSW 2227

Ph: 9710 5800 Fax: 9710 5801

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Bus routes/Sutherland trains Gymea campus

Loftus campus

Bookshop - Building D Cafeteria - Building D Cashiers - Building A Computer Access for Students - Building A, Library and Flexible Learning Centre Counselling - Building A, First Floor Course Information - Building A, Ground Floor Customer Service Centre - Building A, Ground Floor Disability Support - Building A, Ground Floor Hair and Beauty - Building A, Second Floor Library - Building A, Ground Floor Multicultural Education Coordinator - Building A Public Phone - Building A, Ground Floor Security - Building A, Ground Floor Student Association - Building D.

cc 961, 962 and 969 stop on The Kingsway near Talara Road North, 345 metres from Gymea campus cc Gymea train station is a 5-minute walk from Gymea campus.

Bookshop - Building A, Ground Floor Cafeteria - Building A Cashiers - Building G Computer Access for Students - Building B, Library Counselling - Building G Course Information - Building G Customer Service Centre - Building G Disability Support - Building G Embark Gatewood Training Restaurant - Building A Gymnasium - Building G Individual Learning Centre - Building C Library - Building B, Ground Floor Massage Therapy Clinic - Building F Security - Building E Student Association - Building A.

cc 993 stops at Sixth Avenue (near Loftus Avenue), 270 metres from Loftus campus. cc 993 also stops at Loftus train station, 420 metres from Loftus campus. cc Loftus train station is a 2-minute walk from Loftus campus.

Car parking

Free student parking is provided at Gymea and Loftus campuses. Street parking may be used in the vicinity. Students are asked to be considerate of the local residents.

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731-695 Harris Street Ultimo NSW 2007

Ph: 1300 360 601 Fax: 9217 4938 Email: SIultimo.info@tafensw.edu.au

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Banks

cc ANZ Bank: Broadway Shopping Centre and 665-669 George Street, Haymarket cc Commonwealth Bank: 431-439 Sussex Street, Chinatown cc St George Bank: Broadway Shopping Centre and 699 George Street, Haymarket cc Westpac Bank: Broadway Shopping Centre and 671-675 George Street, Haymarket cc There is also an ATM located onsite next to the Student Bookshop near Mary Ann Street.

Car parking

There is no general parking on college premises. Parking is available on the Mary Ann Street site for students with a disability. Contact security staff for details. Motorcycles can be parked in Thomas Street. Students must supply their own chains and locks. Parking is available at local parking stations where discounted parking is available for students who are members of the Student Association. Parking rates are subject to change.

Marcus Clark

Student services and facilities

Bookshop - Building H, Ground Floor Cafes - Buildings E and H Canteen - Building H Careers Connect Officer - Building D, Ground Floor Cashiers - Building W, Ground Floor; Building D, Ground Floor Child Care Centre - Building Z, Ground Floor Counselling and Careers Service Building D, Level 4 Customer Service Centres - Building D, Level 4; Building E, Level 1; Building F, Level 2; Building G, Ground Floor; Building H, Level 2; Building M, Ground Floor; Building N, Ground Floor; Building W, Ground Floor Exemptions and Refunds - Building D, Ground Floor Disability Support - Building D, Level 4 Examination Centre - Building W, Level 8 Executive Unit - Building A Flexible Learning Centre - Building D, Ground Floor (Library) Gym - Building Z, Level 1 Hair and Beauty - Building W, Level 4 Institute Information Centre - Building W, Ground Floor International Student Unit - Building H, Ground Floor Library - Building D Multicultural Education Unit - Building D, Level 1 (Room D1.39 - library entrance) Occupational Health and Safety Services - Building D, Level 3 Security - Building H, Gatehouse Short Course Centre - Building W, Ground Floor Student Association - Building Z, Level 1; Building W, Level 2 Student Administration - Building D, Ground Floor Turner Hall - Building B, Level 1

Note: The Marcus Clark Building is also known as Building W.

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Contact details for Sydney Institute services

Children’s centres:

Aboriginal Education Training Unit:

Design Centre Enmore Eora Petersham (Crystal St) Petersham (West St) Randwick St George Sutherland (Gymea) Sutherland (Loftus) Ultimo

Eora Petersham Randwick St George Sutherland Ultimo

9217 4896 9469 8509 9469 8509 9710 5183 9710 5183 9217 5365

Aboriginal coordinators: Design Centre Enmore Eora Petersham Randwick St George Sutherland Ultimo

Adult Basic Education: Eora Petersham Randwick St George Sutherland (Gymea) Sutherland (Loftus) Ultimo

9217 5365 9217 4896 9469 8509 9469 8509 9710 5183 9710 5183 9217 5365

9217 4871 9335 2404 9469 8615 9598 6255 9710 5100 9710 5417 9217 3732

Bilingual counsellors:

Randwick (Greek) 9469 8546 St George (Arabic and Italian) 9598 6232 Ultimo 9217 3238 (Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin)

Bookshop:

Design Centre Enmore Petersham Randwick St George Sutherland (Gymea) Ultimo

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9519 5215 9568 2562 9326 3297 9598 6394 9710 5092 9281 7981

Petersham St George Sutherland (Loftus) Ultimo

9335 2734 9598 6368 9710 5852 9217 4448

Counselling and career services:

Customer Service Centre: Design Centre Enmore Eora Petersham Randwick St George Sutherland (Gymea) Sutherland (Loftus) Ultimo

Disability Support Unit: Eora Randwick Sutherland (Gymea) Sutherland (Loftus) St George Ultimo

9394 5710 9217 4875 9335 2575 9335 2706 9469 8546 9598 6232 9710 5109 9710 5817 9217 3238

9394 5700 9217 4878 9335 2500 9469 8540 9598 6111 9710 5000 9710 5800 9217 3400

9217 3690 9469 8665 9710 5193 9710 5879 9598 6407 9217 3690

Disabilities teacher consultants:

Intellectual: Design Centre Enmore 9335 2532 Eora 9335 2532 Petersham 9335 2532 Randwick 9469 8537 St George 9598 6268 Sutherland 9598 6268 Ultimo 9217 3970 Hearing: Design Centre Enmore 0408 252 304 (SMS only) Eora 9335 2534  13 36 77 (TTY service)  0408 252 304 (SMS only)


Petersham   Randwick  St George  Sutherland  Ultimo 

9335 2534 13 36 77 (TTY service) 0408 252 304 (SMS only) 9469 8552 or 9469 8657 0418 808 902 (SMS only) 9598 6399 9598 6399 (TTY service) 9598 6399 9598 6399 (TTY service) 9217 3991 (TTY service) 0401 376 878 (SMS only)

Physical: Design Centre Enmore Eora Petersham Randwick St George Sutherland Ultimo

9469 8642 9469 8642 9469 8642 9469 8642 9469 8642 9469 8642 9217 3099

Visual: All colleges

9217 4061

Psychiatric: Design Centre Enmore Eora Petersham Randwick St George Sutherland Ultimo

9335 2310 9217 3709 9335 2310 9335 2310 9710 5193 9710 5193 9217 3709

Neurological: Petersham, Randwick and Ultimo  9217 3628 or 9217 4715 St George & Sutherland 9710 5879

English Language Centre (SITEC): Ultimo

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Flexible Learning Centre: Petersham  Randwick St George Sutherland Ultimo 

(Crystal St) 9335 2533 (West St) 9335 2721 9469 8786 9598 6341 (Loftus) 9710 5417 (Maths and Science) 9217 3377 (ESOL-English) 9217 3868

Gyms:

Randwick Sutherland Ultimo

Information Centre: All colleges

International students: All colleges

9469 8734 9710 5943 9217 4388

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International student coordinators:

Design Centre Enmore Petersham Randwick St George Sutherland Ultimo

For all students in Mechanical Engineering

9394 5734 9335 2586 9469 8662 9598 6386 9710 5860 9217 4398 9217 4778

For all students in Accounting, Advertising, Marketing, Business Management, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, and Engineering 9217 3864

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For all students in Architectural Technology, Aviation, Building, Civil & Structural Engineering, Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, Surveying and Tourism  9217 5160 For all students in Food Technology, Laboratory & Pathology Techniques 9217 3132 For all students in Commercial Cookery, Bakery, Patisserie, Hospitality Management, Event Management, Applied Fashion Design & Technology, and Fashion Design 9217 5573

International Students’ Unit: All colleges

9217 4288 or 9217 4398

Careers Connect officers: Design Centre Enmore Eora Petersham Randwick St George and Sutherland Ultimo

9217 3865 9217 3865 9217 3865 9217 3865 0437 470 237 9217 4485

Learn Space Learner Support centre : Ultimo

Legal Services: All colleges

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Design Centre Enmore Petersham Randwick St George Sutherland Ultimo

Outreach coordinators: Petersham Randwick St George Sutherland Ultimo

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9335 2383 9335 2383 9469 8594 9598 6251 9598 6251 9217 3995

9335 2548 9469 8591 9598 6371 9710 5004 9217 5005

Reading, writing and basic maths (learner support): Eora Petersham Randwick St George Sutherland (Gymea) Sutherland (Loftus) Ultimo

Security:

Library and information services: Design Centre Enmore Eora Petersham (Crystal St) Petersham (West St) Randwick St George Sutherland (Gymea) Sutherland (Loftus) Ultimo

Multicultural education coordinators:

Design Centre Enmore Eora Petersham (Crystal St) Petersham (West St) Randwick St George Sutherland (Gymea) Sutherland (Loftus) Ultimo

9217 4871 9335 2404 9469 8615 9598 6297 9710 5125 9710 5417 9217 3109

9394 5890 9217 4878 9255 1313 9255 4027 0419 616 783 9598 6122 9598 6309 0411 237 369 0411 237 366 0411 237 361 0411 237 360 9217 4777


Student Association/Support Officers: Design Centre Enmore Eora Petersham (Crystal St) Petersham (West St) Randwick St George Sutherland (Gymea) Sutherland (Loftus) Ultimo

Traineeships: All colleges

9394 5755 9217 4875 9335 2558 9335 2785 9469 8545 9598 6202 9710 5094 9710 5856 9217 4620

TVET consultants:

Institute Coordinator Design Centre Enmore Eora Petersham (Crystal St) Randwick St George Sutherland (Gymea) Sutherland (Loftus) Ultimo

9469 8573 9394 5728 9469 8573 9335 2369 9469 8685 9598 6431 9710 5047 9710 5883 9217 3608 9217 5590 9217 4638

9217 4232 9217 4372

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this document was accurate and current at the time of publication (December 2010), no warranty is given that the information contained herein is free from error or omission. No person should rely exclusively on the content of this document.

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Student Guide 2012