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International Prospectus Edition 1


Why Study at SARINA RUSSO INSTITUTE?

About Sarina Russo Institute Sarina Russo Institute has more than 33 years of experience in education and training and has gained the reputation for delivering quality education in a friendly and diverse environment. Offering a wide variety of English programs which include Intensive General English, IELTS, University and College Access programs, Sarina Russo Institute’s language students are able to choose a program to suit their individual needs. Sarina Russo Institute also offers a range of short employability courses, Certificate and Diploma programs where students have the opportunity of employment and University pathways, gaining up to 1 year credit into selected Universities.

 n Campus Facilities include: O Computer access with free internet, e-library, student recreation rooms with drinks/snacks/microwaves/refrigerator facilities, library and more.

Quality Programs All accredited courses are registered and we offer a variety of accredited and non-accredited training programs. Registering and accredited bodies include:

Reasons to choose Sarina Russo Institute •

 athway to University with up to 1 year credit P On successful completion of a Double Diploma: Diploma of Management and Diploma of Business (with Cert IV in Business), students will gain up to 1 year credit at James Cook University and other key universities. E mployment & Careers Service Free assistance with: interview opportunities, interview preparation, individual résumé assistance, access to job search resources, “Job Ready” workshops, job vacancy searching, advice on career planning and more.

Central Training Locations The main campus is centrally located in the heart of Brisbane's City Centre. Regional training centres are also located on the Gold Coast, South Brisbane, North Brisbane and Hervey Bay. Workplace delivery programs are available in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia for most programs.

Student Services

S ingle Visa Application for Entire Study Programs Sarina Russo Institute can provide you with a packaged offer for all programs, including English Language, Certificate, Diploma and related undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

Sarina Russo Institute takes pride in the support services they offer their students. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the services which include:

 ighly Qualified and Experienced Teachers and Trainers H Sarina Russo Institute teaching staff are well qualified and have extensive up to date industry experience. This enables the teaching staff to bring real life examples into the classroom to provide a relevant, engaging experience.

• Learning Support

I ndustry Designed Professionally Recognised Programs Programs are designed for students to enter into industry with current industry knowledge.

• Mentoring Program • Welfare Support • Academic Skills Development • Student Activities • Multilingual Staff • Job Placement Assistance

The information in this brochure is correct at the time of publication (November 2012), however Sarina Russo Schools | Australia ABN 390 101 29325 (trading as Sarina Russo Institute) constantly looks to upgrade and develop courses, course content and course materials. Sarina Russo Institute reserves the right to change details at any time, this includes course schedules and fees. Please refer to the Sarina Russo Institute website for the most up-to-date information: www.sri.edu.au. Registered Provider Name: Sarina Russo Schools | Australia trading as Sarina Russo Institute.

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Living and Studying in Brisbane Brisbane is one of Australia’s most liveable and affordable capital cities, boasting friendly people in a multicultural society, warm climate, safe and active lifestyle. Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland and the third largest city in Australia with a population of over 2 million. • B  risbane is located 1 hour’s drive from the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beautiful Hinterland. • Sarina Russo Institute’s main campuses are located right in the city centre. • S  tudents have easy access to all public transport options including buses, ferries, trains and CityCats.

CAMPUS LOCATIONS Sarina Russo Centre Sarina Russo Plaza 82 Ann St Brisbane QLD 4000

349 Queen St Brisbane QLD 4000

Darwin

NORTHERN AUSTRALIA Queensland WESTERN AUSTRALIA

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Brisbane NEW SOUTH WALES

Perth

A.C.T.

Adelaide

Sydney

Melbourne TASMANIA

The weather in Brisbane SUMMER December - February Average temperature: 24.80 C Average rainfall: 150.4mm/month

WINTER June - August Average temperature: 15.60 C Average rainfall: 56.7mm/month

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AUTUMN March - May Average temperature: 21.10 C Average rainfall: 102.3mm/month

SPRING September - November Average temperature: 20.80 C Average rainfall: 73mm/month

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STUDY OPTIONS

English Language Programs INTENSIVE GENERAL ENGLISH

IELTS PREPARATION Evening Classes

COLLEGE ACCESS ENGLISH

BRIDGING ENGLISH ENTRY PROGRAMS (BEEP)

CRICOS Code: 073562F

CRICOS Code: 074050M

CRICOS Code: 073563E

CRICOS Code: 070247G

Intakes: Every Monday

Intakes: Every Monday

Intakes: Every Monday

Intakes: 7 Jan, 22 Apr, 19 Aug, 2 Dec

Core Class

• F  ocuses on the Academic English used for success in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

• R  ealistic learning approach to key academic and qualification course related subjects.

• R  ealistic learning approach to Academic English.

• M  ock exam practice every 3 weeks gives students real life IELTS exam taking practice everyday

• I ntroduces students to Australian tertiary level learning culture.

• Learn how English works and what you need to succeed • H  ave access to a huge amount of extra ONLINE materials 24/7 PLUS

• Intermediate to Advanced level.

Your Class* • Choose your focus and “Your Class” • S  ome of “Your Class” electives include: IELTS Exam Preparation, FCE Exam Preparation, Speaking & Listening, English through Music, Opinions & Debating

Academic Outcomes

Academic Outcomes

• I mproved knowledge of IELTS test-taking strategies • Better preparedness for IELTS test success • Greater accuracy and fluency in academic language production and understanding.

• G  reater accuracy and fluency in overall language production and understanding • Great mastery of a wider range of communication skills • Increase confidence in performing tasks in an English language environment

• Intermediate to Advanced level.

Academic Outcomes

• G  reater knowledge and understanding of Qualification course materials, learning culture and academic expectations • Greater accuracy and fluency in business language production and understanding • Confidence in English language to aid in VET success.

• P  repares students for tertiary level learning culture. • Advanced to tertiary level

Academic Outcomes

• G  reater knowledge and understanding of tertiary level materials, learning culture and expectations • Greater accuracy and fluency in Academic English production and understanding • Confidence in use of Academic English to aid tertiary study

*”YOUR CLASS” electives run in five week blocks. Not all “YOUR CLASS” electives are offered at all times and are dependent on student demand and levels.

University Access Programs BUSINESS Intakes: 25 Feb, 24 Jun, 21 Oct

*DOUBLE DIPLOMA Diploma of Business

Diploma of Management

Certificate IV in Business

Possible Career Outcomes

Course Code: BSB51107

Course Code: BSB40207

Course Code: BSB50207

CRICOS Code: 077632J

CRICOS Code: 077634G

• Personal Assistant

CRICOS Code: 077633G

with Certificate IV in Business

Diploma of Management

Course Code: BSB40207

Course Code: BSB51107

CRICOS Code: 077634G

• Bookkeeper • Office Supervisor • Executive Assistant • Supervisor

CRICOS Code: 077632J

• Financial Management etc.

with Certificate IV in Business Course Code: BSB40207 CRICOS Code: 077634G *Principal University Pathway Program

Total Duration: 52 weeks

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Total Duration: 23 weeks

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UNIVERSITY ACCESS PATHWAYS Sarina Russo Institute students can choose from a wide range of direct entry pathways leading into a select group of Australian Universities and Colleges, after successful completion of their studies. Package offers are available.

CRICOS Provider Code: 00117J

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BUSINESS

JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY

Sarina Russo Institute University Access Programs

Articulation into University Undergraduate Programs

Double Diploma: Diploma of Management and Diploma of Business with Certificate IV in Business

Bachelor of Business

(Single Majors: International Business, Hospitality Management, Marketing, Management & Sports and Events Management)

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Bachelor of Business

(Double Majors: Accounting, International Business, Hospitality Management, Management & Sports and Events Management)

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Bachelor of Business

(Majors: Accounting, International Business, Hospitality Management, Marketing, Management & Sports and Events Management)

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Diploma of Management with Certificate IV in Business

James Cook University Brisbane Accounting Management  Hospitality Management  International Business 

Marketing Sports and Event Management

Sarina Russo Institute University Access Double Diploma:  Diploma of Management and Diploma of Business, with  Certificate IV in Business

University Subjects

Direct entry into 2nd year of university

3 intakes per year: Mar, Jul, Nov

 Up

to 1 year credit into University

52 weeks program

3 intakes per year: Feb, Jun, Oct

 Bridging

YES IELTS 5.5 or equivalent^

NO

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English Entry Program (BEEP) intakes: Jan, Apr, Aug & Dec

IELTS Preparation start every Monday (evening classes)

 College

Access English starts every Monday

HIGH SCHOOL ^Please refer to Entry Requirements For University Access and Workforce Solutions Programs

Other Universities (with up to one year credit) For further articulation information, for other universities, please contact Sarina Russo Institute

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Workforce – Employment Pathway Programs

A wide range of short courses and qualifications are available to assist students with part time work. Some of the programs offered are:

Units of Competency

FINANCIAL SERVICES

HOSPITALITY

RETAIL

• W  ork effectively in the financial services industry (FNSINC301A) • Develop and use a personal budget

• R  esponsible service of alcohol (RSA (SITHFAB009A) • Bar operation • Prepare and service espresso coffee (Coffee Making Program) (SITHFAB012B)

• Work effectively in a retail environment (SIRXIND001A) •  Merchandise products (SIRXMER001A) • Apply point of sale handling procedures (SIRXCCS001A)

(FNSFLT201A)

• Develop understanding of debt and consumer credit (FNSFLT203B)

Duration

2 Weeks

2 Weeks

2 Weeks

For further details about the Employment Pathway Programs please visit the website. Please note the Employment Pathway Programs are not suitable for holders of student visas as their principal course. The above programs are available to University Access students, subject to timetable availability.

EnGLISH ENtry Requirements FOR UNIVERSITY ACCESS AND WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS IELTS

5.5

No band below 5.0

TOEFL Paper/Computer/iBT

Min. writing 18

ISLPR

2+

Sarina Russo Institute English Programs

Successful completion of College Access English 2

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

42

525/195/70-71+

*All courses are subject to minimum English level proficiency requirements for International students, please check the website www.sri.edu.au for further details.

Hospitality Internship Program Sarina Russo Institute and Sea World Resort and Water Park present this exclusive Program. The Sea World Resort Internship Program includes: BRISBANE • 8 weeks Intensive General English (optional) • Certificate II in Hospitality

Please contact Sarina Russo Institute for further details.

GOLD COAST

PLUS

• •

1 week (5day/4nights). Sea World Resort & Water Park

unpaid internship including resort accommodation. Guarenteed Job Interview


Sarina Russo Institute Conditions of Enrolment Fees 1. All fees are payable as determined by Sarina Russo Institute (SRI) at enrolment. All International student fees are payable up to no more than 50% of total course fees – prior to commencement or if course is 24 weeks or less in duration then total course fees are required in advance. 2. Fees are correct at time of publishing, and may vary at any time without prior notice. 3. Students total course fees include textbooks and course materials as listed in the fee schedule on the Student Written Agreement and is agreed to on acceptance of offer. 4. For international students who are applying for a student visa, fees are deposited into a designated account in accordance with the Tuition Protection Service (TPS). 5. Where the student requires SRI to organize Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) this is withdrawn from the designated account and paid to the Health Insurance Fund on the student’s arrival. 6. All fees are required to be paid as notified in writing by SRI or as per the issued invoice. A penalty of $50 per week may apply for late payments. 7. Failure to pay fees may result in the student’s enrolment being cancelled. SRI will issue an Intention to Cancel, and the student has 20 working days to access our Grievance and Appeals policy, unless extenuating circumstances relating to the welfare of the student apply.

Deferral, Suspension or Cancellation 1.If the student wishes to defer their enrolment or take leave of absence until a later date, SRI will hold the fees paid for 6 months as at the date advised in writing without levying a penalty. If the student subsequently cancels or exceeds this agreed holding period, all fees paid will be automatically surrendered to and become the absolute property of SRI. 2. Relevant SRI Manager must give approval to proceed with deferral, suspension or transfer (internal). This must take place through formal agreement in certain, limited circumstances. 3. A student may transfer (internal) to another course at SRI and pay any cost difference if the new course is more expensive. (Point 1 Fees will apply) 4. SRI will not transfer (internal) fees to another Institute or to a currently enrolled student, unless arranged at time of enrolment. 5. Students who hold a student visa will not be allowed to suspend their studies except on the grounds of ^compassionate or compelling circumstances, such as serious illness or bereavement, supported by documented evidence. If a student defers or suspends or cancels their enrolment, SRI must report the variation of enrolment to the Secretary of The Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) via the Provider Registration and International Students Management System (PRISMS). ^ Will be considered as circumstances that are beyond the control of a student and which have an impact upon the student’s course progress or wellbeing. These could include, but are not limited to: • serious illness or injury, where a medical certificate states that the student was unable to attend classes

• bereavement of close family members such as parents or grandparents (where a death certificate should be provided) • major political upheaval or natural disaster requiring emergency travel and this has impacted on the student’s studies, or • a traumatic experience, which has impacted the student (these cases should be supported by police or psychologists’ reports), which could include an involvement in, or witnessing of an accident, or witnessing or being the victim of crime • inability to begin studying on the course commencement date due to delay in receiving a student visa Please note that the above are only some examples of what may be considered. Each request will be assessed individually based on the information provided and documentary evidence. Students will need to provide appropriate evidence supporting their request. 6.SRI reserves the right to suspend or cancel a student’s enrolment at any time due to misbehaviour or non-payment of fees. In the event where the suspension or cancellation is initiated by SRI, we will issue an Intention to Suspend or Cancel, and the student has 20 working days to access our Grievance and Appeals policy, unless extenuating circumstances relating to the welfare of the student apply. 7. A $200 fee applies for deferring, suspending or transferring (internal). 8.A $250 fee applies when a student cancels a course. 9. A $500 fee that includes a non refundable acceptance of enrolment fee plus a cancellation fee is applied to all other cancellations.

Other Conditions 1. All courses offered by SRI are subject to student enrolment numbers. 2. International students must meet the minimum English Language requirements for enrolment into their relevant program. 3. It is a condition of student’s enrolment that they achieve satisfactory academic progress throughout their course to ensure they are able to complete their course in the nominated duration.

Refunds When an applicant accepts a place offered by Sarina Russo Schools Australia Pty Ltd ABN 390 101 29325 trading as Sarina Russo Institute (SRI) [CRICOS Provider Code - 00607B] by virtue of enrolment, a binding Student Written Agreement between the person who entered the agreement and SRI comes into existence subject to the conditions below. 1. This agreement is subject to the laws of the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Queensland. 2.All refund requests, notifications of cancellations, deferrals or suspensions of enrolment must be made in writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, SRI by the person who has entered into a Student Written Agreement with SRI. 3.A full refund is given, (minus an additional fee)* if a student visa application is rejected. Documented evidence of visa rejection must be provided.

4. All English courses undertaken by an SRI student will be deemed to be one course, regardless of the start and finish dates, in the unlikely event that SRI defaults on an individual course, students will be offered a refund of all of the course money paid for that particular course. 5. A course commencement date will be taken as the original course commencement date as shown on the student’s first Student Written Agreement. Where a student defers and subsequently cancels refund eligibility will be based on original student written agreement. 6. Any approved refund provision will be paid by SRI in the same currency in which the fees were paid, to the person who has entered into a Student Written Agreement with SRI. 7. Where a person who has entered into a contract with SRI and does not start the course or cancels their enrolment, SRI will retain the cancellation amounts indicated in the refund table. All other funds held by SRI will be refunded within 28 working days of receipt of a written refund request including all supporting documentation from the person who has entered into a Student Written Agreement with SRI unless a written request is made by the person, nominating that the refund be paid to another person. In the event the person as described in this clause is refused a visa, on notification from that person of the visa refusal, SRI will refund all fees minus a fee the sum of which shall not exceed $250* (as described in the table below) within 28 days of notification. A copy of the visa refusal will be required. 8.No refund is given if a person who has entered into a Student Written Agreement with SRI is expelled by SRI, and/or has their visa cancelled by the Department of Immigration and Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) whilst they are student at SRI. 9.Provider default is covered by the provisions of The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and the ESOS Regulations 2001. In the unlikely event that Sarina Russo Institute is unable to deliver your course in full, you will be offered a refund of all the course money you have paid to date in accordance with Tuition Protection Service (TPS) and the SRI Refund Policy. The refund will be paid to you within 10 working days of the day on which the course ceased being provided. Under Tuition Protection Service (TPS), you may be offered enrolment in an alternative course by SRI at no extra cost to you. You have the right to choose whether you would prefer a full refund of course fees, or to accept a place in another course. If you choose placement in another course, we will ask you to sign a document to indicate that you accept the placement. 10. No Grievance and Appeals Policy of SRI removes the right of a person who has entered into a Student Written Agreement with SRI to pursue other legal remedies. This agreement and the availability of grievance and appeals process do not remove the right of the student to take action under Australia’s consumer protection laws. 11. Australia has a reputation as a safe, progressive and dynamic place to study, and we maintain this reputation by providing quality education and consumer protection specifically developed for overseas students. The ESOS Act 2000 and associated legislation is the legal framework governing the responsibility of education institutions towards overseas students. http://www.aei.gov.au/ Regulatory-Information

Refund Fee Table NOTIFICATION PERIOD

ELICOS

INTERNATIONAL (STUDENT VISA)

At anytime if visa is refused (proof required)

Full refund minus an additional fee, the sum of which shall not exceed $250*

Full refund minus an additional fee, the sum of which shall not exceed $250*

STUDENT CANCELLATION BEFORE COMMENCEMENT DATE More than 10 weeks

Full refund minus $500 fee**

Full refund minus $500 fee**

More than 4 weeks & up to 10 weeks

30% of tuition withheld

30% tuition withheld plus $500 fee**

4 weeks or less

50% of tuition withheld (or not greater than 12 wks of full tuition fees) plus $500 fee**

50% tuition withheld plus $500 fee**

STUDENT CANCELLATION AFTER COMMENCEMENT DATE Week 1 & 2

NO REFUND

70% tuition withheld plus $500 fee**

From Week 3

NO REFUND

NO REFUND

Student Transfer (Internal) / Deferral / Suspends

$200 fee applies***

$200 fee applies***

Student Approved Refund / Cancellation

$500 fee applies**

$500 fee applies**

If Sarina Russo Institute cancels a course

Full Refund

OTHER

Full Refund

*An additional fee in accordance with the Applicable Acts shall total no more than the lesser of: (a) $250; or (b) 5% of the total amount of course money that SRI has received from the student for the course.

**Non-refundable Acceptance of Enrolment Fee ($250) PLUS a $250 Cancellation Fee (Total $500 applies). ***$200 Fee is applicable per approved Transfer/Deferral/Suspension (internal)

Important Information Grievance and Appeals

Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE).

Sarina Russo Schools | Australia Pty Ltd ABN 390 101 29325 Trading as Sarina Russo Institute (SRI) has a process in place to assist students in providing a resolution for a grievance in the following areas: Academic Standards, Behaviour and Discipline, Contract and Finance.

1. Write down your problem.

Students are expected to abide by the standards as set out in the Student Learning Contract. Students are required to sign this contract at Induction and adhere to its content. Students are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct as published in the Student Induction Manual. Any breach of these guidelines may result in disciplinary action. All staff are expected to follow and enforce these guidelines. If any student has a grievance to report, they should follow the procedure stated below. Note: If your grievance is regarding an Intention to Report Breach of Student Visa letter go directly to step 3. You have 20 working days in which to do this before you are reported to the Secretary of The Department of Industry, Innovation,

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2. Report the grievance to a staff member. Should the issue not be resolved to your satisfaction, go to step 3. 3. Communicate your grievance to the SRI Head of Schools; or Director of Studies – ELICOS. Should the issue not be resolved to your satisfaction, go to step 4. 4. Lodge grievance to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) by making an appointment through Ground Floor Reception. 5. If it is not possible to resolve the dispute internally, independent mediation can be arranged through the following body: Overseas Students Ombudsman (OSO) www.ombudsman.qld.gov.au ombudsman@ombudsman.qld.gov.au Phone: 1800 068 908 (Free Call within Australia) +61 7 63005 7000 (outside Australia)

Postal: GPO Box 3314 – Brisbane QLD 4001 You have the right to be accompanied by a support person of your choice at any stage. This agreement, and the availability of grievance and appeals processes, does not remove the right of the student to take action under Australia’s consumer protection laws. Any issues relating to the international Student Written Agreement, payment of fees or refund of monies is stated clearly in this agreement. Students must sign the Student Acceptance of Offer form prior to commencement of their course. By signing the Student Acceptance of Offer form this represents an understanding of this procedure. Any student who feels that they have not been treated in accordance with these conditions should follow the grievance and appeals procedure listed here.

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Important Information (Continued) Welfare and Guidance Services We welcome the opportunity to assist any student with issues relating to their progress. We have academic support staff available by appointment. For issues relating to personal and welfare we will assist students to source an appropriate service and a suitable time for counseling when required. A large range of government and private welfare services can be sourced by our staff to assist students in a variety of matters. Students agree for SRI to obtain medical treatment for them if such actions are deemed necessary by SRI or a staff member acting on behalf of SRI. SRI and its staff are to be indemnified for any loss, damage, expense or liability whatsoever as a result of arrangements or emergency medical treatment that may arise from these actions.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy At the time of interview, prospective students may be asked to complete a literacy & numeracy test to determine their suitability for a course. At any time during the course, if recommended by a teacher, head of school or counselor, a student may be asked to complete a literacy & numeracy test.

Access and Equity It is the policy of SRI to ensure that all groups in society have equal opportunity to participate successfully in its programs. SRI embraces diversity in the student population in respect of age, gender, cultural and linguistic background, and socioeconomic status. We will ensure that equity principles for all groups are implemented through fair allocation of resources and increased opportunity to participate in decision-making processes that affect their lives.

Training and Assessment Overview Training Method - Competency Based Training (CBT). What is CBT? CBT is providing “hands-on” training in workplace skills at a standard set by industry. When students can perform these skills, they are assessed as “competent”. CBT provides students with a qualification that states they have been assessed under training conditions where they are able to demonstrate skills to a certain level. CBT provides multi-skilling and student results will attest to nationally recognised training to a standard set by the relevant industry. Upon completion, students will receive a qualification recognised throughout Australia. This means approved training to industry standards which are constantly under review to keep up to date with what industry wants. CBT gives students competency at a certain standard or level. Pathways then exist through to higher levels. In gaining skills at one level, students can then proceed to train at the next level. The standards are set by industry and are regularly reviewed to reflect rapid and continuous changes in the workplace. The trainer will explain assessments for each new Unit of Competency at the commencement of the unit.

Assessment Assessment is a process of collecting evidence and making judgements about whether or not competency has been achieved. It is important to remember that assessment measures a person’s achievement against identified competency standards and not against another person’s achievement. Assessment is a process not an event, which can occur formally or informally. Assessments for the qualification students are enrolled in must be carried out in accordance with the benchmarks for assessment, principles of assessment and the rules of evidence. Assessment takes place within each unit of competency. Assessment may be in the form of: • Observation • Written work • Practical work • Case studies • Oral questions • Portfolio of work To gain competency in each unit all assessment activities must be successfully completed. Students will be given periodic feedback during the competency and at each stage of assessment. Assessment tools are designed to meet the qualification assessment guidelines. Assessment guidelines will be explained in detail at the beginning of each unit of competency. Students will receive a Unit of Competency Outcome Check Sheet at the start of each new competency. At this time the trainer/assessor will also let the student know the types of assessment methods and tools that will be used to achieve competency. This check sheet will be used to record the student’s result for that competency and to record feedback. Students are to be made aware that any unauthorised copying of SRI materials and lessons may constitute a breach of the Copyright Act 1968 (as amended).

Anti-Discrimination Act SRI ensures that it provides its services without unlawful discrimination and in accordance with the provisions of any relevant legislative requirements of the Commonwealth or States.

Privacy SRI takes great care to ensure that information collected is accurate and used correctly. SRI staff treat your information with the utmost level of confidentiality. You may be assured that the information will be kept securely and used only for authorised purposes, which may include provision of information to Education Services for Overseas Students, the Secretary of The Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE).

Course Credit recognises formal learning. Credit may be given for a completed course or unit which is equivalent to the learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards in the qualification they are enrolling. SRI will recognise the AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other Registered Training Organisations. If a student is granted Course Credit the associated fees for the particular unit/s of competency will be deducted from the students overall tuition fees. When RPL has been granted for a part of their course, students pay an administration fee for those units they are not required to study, instead of the full tuition and resource fees. Students are required to apply for RPL at least 28 working days in advance of the unit of competency being offered. Students may apply for RPL/Course Credit up to a maximum of 50% deduction in course fees and in order for SRI to be able to issue the student with a full qualification. Statements of Attainment for individual units will be granted when greater than 50% of a course is undertaken at SRI. If granting of RPL/Course Credit effects course length and course hours the Secretary of The Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) will be notified via the Provider Registration and International Students Management System (PRISMS).

Attendance and Punctuality Attendance is recorded on a daily basis and students are expected to attend all classes on time as scheduled on their timetable. An international student who holds a student visa must maintain at least 80% attendance at all times throughout their study. If an international student falls below 80% attendance (with or without medical certificates) and is unable to reach 80% by the completion of their study, they must be reported to the Secretary of The Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) as they will be in breach of their student visa. Sarina Russo Institute has in place an attendance monitoring system to ensure students are attending all scheduled classes.

Attendance Warning Letter System An Attendance Warning Letter is issued to all students who are in danger of falling below 80% attendance. 1. Attendance Percentage Advice – issued to students whose projected attendance is below 90% 2. Risk of unsatisfactory Attendance Warning Letter – issued to students whose projected attendance is <85% 3. Intension to Report Breach of Student Visa Letter – issued to students whose projected attendance is at or under 80%

Class & Session Times At SRI, learning days are structured into sessions 1 to 8; each session is of 1 hour duration, students have access to a tea break and a lunch break. Different classes have different start and finish times. Students are required to check their timetable on the Student Portal each week for class times. Classes may be scheduled between Monday and Friday.

Vocational Program Schedule

Appeals for Reassessment If a student feels that during the assessment process they have been dealt with in a manner which they consider not to be fair and equitable, the student has the right to appeal. If this situation should occur, students should discuss it with their trainer. Requests for appeals must be submitted to the trainer within 5 working days of receiving results. Responses to a student appeal must be acknowledged in writing and a decision given to them within 10 working days. If students are not happy with the outcome, they should refer to the Grievance and Appeals Process.

Applying Reasonable Adjustments In assessing competency, assessors must provide for reasonable adjustments to ensure the assessment principles of fairness and flexibility. Great care must be taken when using reasonable adjustment so that it does not compromise the outcomes of the unit/qualification. In accordance with the principles of assessment the following are a guide to reasonable adjustments that are associated within qualifications: • Provision of software • Changes to the physical environment • Changes to learning materials – with no compromise to content • Provision of support persons for physical disability

Assessment / Assignment Conditions Plagiarism will result in being deemed Not Competent (NC). A repeat of the unit will be required with payment of the full unit fee. Plagiarism occurs when you “take somebody else’s ideas or words and use them as if they were one’s own” (Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, 1995, p. 880). Therefore, students must reference any material which is taken from another source. Students must not bring any unauthorised material into the examination room. Keyboard-type calculators/translators/dictionaries/personal organisers may not be used in examinations. If calculators are required, they will be provided for accounting units. Where an assessor gives permission for the use of paper dictionaries in an examination, these must be completely free of any written notes. Dictionaries must be inspected prior to the supervised assessment. Students must not communicate in any way with any person other than the trainer whilst an exam is in progress. Cheating in supervised assessments is not acceptable and may result in cancellation of enrolment. Cheating will result in being deemed Not Competent (NC).

Assignment Extension Requests Students must request extensions at least 48 hours prior to the due date. Requests must be made in writing on a standard form that is available from the trainer.

8:15am - 9:15am

Students who do not request an extension and do not hand the assignment on time may have to repeat the unit, depending on the circumstance this may be a paid repeat.

Session 2

9:15am - 10:15am

Assessment Resits

BREAK

10:15am - 10:30am

Session 3

10:30am - 11:30am

Session 4

11:30am - 12:30pm

If a piece of assessment is missed or an assignment is not submitted on time, students are provided with a second and final opportunity to submit assessment. If student’s assessment task is subsequently deemed not satisfactory the student will be deemed not competent in that unit and be required to repeat that unit.

LUNCH

12:30pm - 1:15pm

Recording and Storage of Assessment Results

Session 5

1:15pm - 2:15pm

Session 6

2:15pm - 3:15pm

BREAK

3:15pm - 3:30pm

Session 7

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Session 8

4:30pm - 5:30pm

* For the English schedule, please see the Student Handbook or visit: www.sri.edu.au

Change of Address and/or Telephone Numbers Records are kept to enable us to contact students regarding important program information. If you change your address or telephone number at any time either during or after your program, please notify Student Services. For international students, it is a requirement of your student visa to update your contact details with your education provider.

Course Progress

Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Course Credit are available to all students. RPL means that students may be

At this point the student will also be informed within the letter of the student’s right to access SRI’s Grievance and

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Appeals process and the fact the student has 20 working days in which to do so. If a student has chosen not to access SRI’s Grievance and Appeal process within the 20 working day period, withdraws from the Grievance and Appeals process or has been unsuccessful in their appeal then the Secretary of The Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) will be notified the Provider Registration and International Students Management System (PRISMS).

Session 1

In order to maintain satisfactory course progress at SRI, an international student who is enrolled must achieve competency in 50% or more of the units attempted in a study period. If a student is considered to be at risk of not successfully completing their course an Intervention Strategy will be put in place to ensure that they are able to complete their course. If after the Intervention Strategy has been put in place and the student fails to achieve satisfactory progress in a second consecutive compulsory study period, the student will be issued with an Intension to Report for Unsatisfactory Progress letter.

You are entitled to ask what information about you is being collected, why it is being collected and how it will be used. SRI is guided by the National Privacy Principles and protects your privacy in accordance with these principles. SRI’s Privacy Policy is available on request.

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able to receive recognition for any previous learning, work or life experience they may have acquired (if it is relevant to the course they are entering), regardless of where or how they acquired this learning. For example, they may have completed a formal course at another College or University, or they may have acquired specific skills through on-the-job training or even through some hobbies or community work in which the student has been engaged.

A student file will be opened at the beginning of each course and results will be recorded on a regular basis until the completion of the student’s course. The file will be archived in accordance with Section 28 (1) of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011. All storage and dissemination of information is compliant with the Privacy Act (www.privacy.gov.au).

Statement of Results and Statement of Attainment Upon successful completion of a student’s course they will be issued with a Statement of Results detailing all competencies of their course. Statements of Results will be issued within 21 days of the final result being recorded. A Statement of Attainment will be issued for partial completion of an accredited course or individual Units of Competency from a nationally accredited course.

Qualifications Upon successful completion of an accredited course, an Advanced Diploma, Diploma or Certificate will be issued. It is a requirement of the accreditation process that competency must be achieved in all required units of the course for a qualification to be issued.

Student Responsibility Students are responsible for their own property including books, course materials, and any personal items and recognise that SRI will not be held responsible for any liability and claims for any loss or damage to such items. Students may be required to attend SRI excursions and activities as part of their course. Any associated transportation relating to such activities will be at the students additional cost.

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INTERNATIONAL FEES & DATES LISTING ENGLISH

Hours per wk FULL TIME

PART TIME

25

20

15^

5*

1-24

$370

$340

$305

$175

25+

$350

$315

N/A

N/A

GENERAL ENGLISH Duration in weeks Intensive General English CRICOS Code: 073562F

Intake: Every Monday

DO YOU REQUIRE ENGLISH FOR FURTHER STUDY?

Hours per wk

Duration in weeks

Fees ($AU)

25

1 to 20

$370 per wk

20

1 to 20

$295 per wk

25

10

$3,700

College Access English CRICOS Code: 073563E

Intake: Every Monday

IELTS Preparation: (Evening classes) CRICOS - Code: 074050M

Intake: Every Monday

Bridging English Entry Program (BEEP) CRICOS - Code: 070297G

Intake: 7 Jan, 22 Apr, 19 Aug, 2 Dec, 2013

Fees are inclusive of learning materials.

OTHER FEES Acceptance of Enrolment Fee

A$250 (non-refundable)

Course Deposit

On Application

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

From A$41.50/mth (single), A$86.75/mth (couple), A$146/mth (family)

Sarina Russo Institute is working in cooperation with the Australian Homestay Network (AHN). For information regarding airport transfers, accommodation and homestay options for students, please contact our industry partner Australian Homestay Network (AHN) Ph: 1300 697 829 or visit the website www.homestaynetwork.org. NOTE:â&#x20AC;&#x201A; Fees and charges are quoted in Australian dollars and are subject to change without notice. The information is correct at time of publication (November 2012). Sarina Russo Institute reserves the right to change details at any time. This includes schedules and fees. ^Applies to "Core Class" only *Applies to "Your Class" only


BUSINESS

Duration

Tuition Fee ($AU)

Duration

Total Tuition Fees

5 weeks

$1,000

52 weeks

$14,000

24 weeks

$6,500

23 weeks

$6,500

24 weeks

$6,500

47 weeks

$13,000

23 weeks

$6,500

23 weeks

$6,500

23 weeks

$6,500

DOUBLE DIPLOMA Diploma of Business CRICOS Code: 077633G

Diploma of Management CRICOS Code: 077632J

With Certificate IV in Business CRICOS Code: 077634G

Intake: 25 Feb, 24 Jun, 21 Oct 2013 Diploma of Management CRICOS Code: 077632J

With Certificate IV in Business CRICOS Code: 077634G

Intake: 25 Feb, 24 Jun, 21 Oct, 2013 Certificate IV in Business CRICOS Code: 077634G

Intake: 25 Feb, 24 Jun, 21 Oct, 2013

HOSPITALITY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Sarina Russo Institute and Sea World Resort & Water Park – Guaranteed Job Interview Sea World Resort Internship Program - from $3,315 Includes: • 8 weeks Certificate II in Hospitality • 1 week (5day/4nights) Sea World Resort & Water Park unpaid internship with resort accommodation • Complimentary polo shirt and name badge • Graduation ceremony • Guaranteed Job Interview *English entry level – minimum 5.5 IELTS or upper-intermediate level. Package English programs are available

OTHER FEES Acceptance of Enrolment Fee

A$250 (non-refundable)

Course Deposit

On application

University Access Course Materials, all Textbooks and Resources

$680 - $1,200

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

From A$41.50/mth (single), A$86.75/mth (couple), A$146/mth (family)

Re-issuance of Certificates or Statement of Attainment

$22 per page

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Assessment

$200 per unit of competency

Sarina Russo Institute is working in cooperation with the Australian Homestay Network (AHN). For information regarding airport transfers, accommodation and homestay options for students, please contact our industry partner Australian Homestay Network (AHN) Ph: 1300 697 829 or visit the website www.homestaynetwork.org. NOTE:  Fees and charges are quoted in Australian dollars and are subject to change without notice. The information is correct at time of publication (November 2012). Sarina Russo Institute reserves the right to change details at any time. This includes schedules and fees.

English Language • University Access • Workforce


INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION FORM Please print clearly in BLOCK letters

STUDENT’S PERSONAL DETAILS  Mr

Title:

 Ms

STUDENT’S CONTACT DETAILS  Miss

 Other

Permanent Address in Home Country Street Number/Name:

Family Name: Given Name:

Suburb/Town:

Preferred Name: Date of Birth:

/

/

Country:

(dd/mm/yy)

Country of Birth:

Phone (mobile):

Nationality:

Phone (home): Email:

 Male  Female

Gender:

Postcode:

Do you already have an Australian Visa that will allow you to study at Sarina Russo Institute?  Yes - Type of Visa:

Address (in Australia) Street Number/Name:

 No - What type of Visa will you apply for?  Student  Other:

 Working Holiday

 Tourist

Suburb/Town:

Postcode:

Phone (mobile):

Student Passport Number:

Phone (home):

What language do you speak at home? How well do you write English?

 Very Well  Well  Not Well  Not at all

How well do you read English?

 Very Well  Well  Not Well  Not at all

How well do you speak English?

 Very Well  Well  Not Well  Not at all

PARENT/GUARDIAN DETAILS (MUST be completed if student is under 18years)

Name of Parent/Guardian: Relationship: Street Number/Name:

 Yes  No

Do you have any special learning needs? If yes, please specify:

Suburb/Town:

Postcode:

Phone (mobile):

Program Selection

Phone (home):

I wish to apply for enrolment in the following program (s): Program 1:

Length:

Start Date

/

/

(dd/mm/yy)

Program 2:

Length:

Start Date

/

/

(dd/mm/yy)

Program 3:

Length:

Start Date

/

/

(dd/mm/yy)

Program 4:

Length:

Start Date

/

/

(dd/mm/yy)

FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS

ENGLISH LEVEL TEST

James Cook University Brisbane

Test Type:

 Diploma

Test Score:

 Undergraduate Major (if applicable)

Test Date:

 Postgraduate Major (if applicable)

 Secondary or tertiary education conducted in English medium

 March

 July

 November

Year:

Other PARTNER Institution/College

Program:

Institution/College Name: Course Name: Major (if applicable):

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Name of School: Highest Level:

If you are currently enrolled in an ELICOS school, please specify: Campus: Provider Name:

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OVERSEAS STUDENT HEALTH COVER

HOW DID YOU FIND OUT ABOUT SARINA RUSSO INSTITUTE?

Do you require us to organize Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)?

 Agent (Please specify):

 Yes

 Expo  School/College  Friend/Relative  Internet

 No

If YES, please indicate:

 Single

 Couple

 Family

SPONSORED STUDENTS ONLY (Please attach sponsorship letter if available)

Name of organisation sponsoring you:

Do you wish to apply for a credit transfer or RPL?  Yes  No (If yes, please attach supporting documents including transcripts of previous study, evidence of work experience etc) EDUCATION HISTORY

 Yes

 No

If "Yes", school name: Student LUI Number (If applicable): What is your highest COMPLETED school level?

 Year 12

 Year 11

 Year 10

 Year 9 or lower

Year completed: If you have left school have you completed any tertiary qualifications?

 Yes

 No

If YES, please indicate:  Cert I  Cert II

 Cert III  Cert IV  Diploma  Adv Diploma or Associate Degree ��� Bachelor Degree or Higher  Other (Please specify): EMPLOYMENT STATUS

 Employer

Please visit www.sri.edu.au for full Terms & Conditions. DECLARATION I understand that information on this form is collected for enrolment and administrative purposes. Information provided may be made available to Australian Government agencies and the Fund Manager of the ESOS Assurance Fund, pursuant to obligations under the ESOS Act 2000 and the National Code (2007). The applicable law for this agreement shall be the law of Queensland, Australia. I understand that, if I have indicated on this form that I wish to apply for entry to a James Cook University (JCU) program, copies of this form and all supporting documents will be forwarded to JCU for consideration. I understand that timetables may vary between morning, afternoon and evening. I have read and understood the Conditions of Enrolment and Policies & Procedures as stipulated in the Sarina Russo Insititute handbook and/or as stated on the website: www.sri.edu.au CONFIDENTIALITY The Australian Vocational Education and Training Management Information Statistical Standard (AVETMISS) is a nationally consistent standard for the collection, analysis and reporting of vocational education and training information throughout Australia. The national data collection agency is National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). AVETMISS reporting to NCVER is required from all training organisations. Under national statistical reporting protocol, NCVER will not release any information that identifies or could be used to identify individual clients, or training organisations. AGREEMENT

Are you currently employed?  Full-time employee

 Other (Please specify):

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF ENROLMENT

CREDIT TRANSFER | RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

Are you still at school?

 Newspaper/Magazine  Job Service Provider  Employer

 Part-time employee

 Unemployed - seeking part-time work

 Unemployed - seeking full-time work

• I have read and understood the Policies and Procedures, and Conditions of Enrolment of the Institution as specified on the website or as stipulated in the student handbook. • I have attached certified copies of academic qualifications, if applicable. • I have provided evidence of English language ability if required.

 Not employed - not seeking employment

• I have provided relevant work experience documentation, if applicable.

 Employed - unpaid in family business

• I have read and agree to comply with the terms and conditions.

 Self employed – not employing others

SIGNATURE

STUDY REASON Of the following, which describes your main reason for undertaking studies at Sarina Russo Institute? (Please select one)  For personal interest or self-development

Date:

/

/

(dd/mm/yy)

 To get a job

 To gain credit into further study

 To train towards a different career

 As a requirement of my job

 To gain extra skills for my job

 To get a better job or promotion  To start my own business  To develop my existing business

Applicant’s Signature:

 Other reasons:

MEDICAL CONDITIONS/DISABILITY

Do you have any medical, physical restrictions, disabilities, addictions, impairments or long term conditions? If yes, then tick ANY applicable boxes:  Physical  Intellectual

 Medical Condition

 Hearing Impairment/Deaf

 Mental Illness

For students under the age of 18, a parent/guardian signature is required. Parent/Guardian Signature: Date:

/

/

(dd/mm/yy)

Representative/Agent Stamp:

 Acquired Brain Impairment  Vision  Learning  Other (Please provide details):

phone 61 7 3221 5100 study@sri.edu.au www.sri.edu.au English Language • University Access • Workforce

CRICOS PROVIDER CODE: 00607B NVR RTO 0427


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