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Sarina Russo Institute - University Access Orientation (2017)

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Sarina Russo Institute - University Access Orientation (2017)

  1. 1. Welcome to Sarina Russo Institute Welcome to Sarina Russo Institute (SRI)Welcome to SRI – University Access
  2. 2. Studying at SRI International KEY STAFF • Jane Roberts: RTO Director • Raelene King: Head Trainer • Shirley Jones: Manager Operations • June Menzies: Student Counsellor
  3. 3. Computer Log In PLEASE WAIT for us to help you! • russoschoolsSxxxxx (school computers) • Sxxxxx (Student Portal and wifi) • Same PASSWORD for all!
  4. 4. Self-Paced orientation: Open the Student Portal in Internet Explorer Click on SRI Orientation Open the PowerPoint in full screen mode Use your headphones to watch videos
  5. 5. • Classes are scheduled from Monday and Friday Session times each day:  8.30am – 11.30am 12.00pm – 3.00pm • You will be able to see your timetable 1 month in advance • BUT check every week on Fridays for room/class changes • Assessment weeks are scheduled throughout the course • Students will be given notice of any timetable change Timetable – session times
  6. 6. Checking your timetable
  7. 7. Your timetable (sample) E= 100 Eagle Street Q= 349 Queen Street
  8. 8. Check your timetable every week – rooms may change, even if your class is the same Check your timetable on iLearn link “UA timetables” Checking your timetable
  9. 9. • Classes are held in various rooms – check your timetable • Computer rooms Queen St - Level 1, 4 7 and 8 After classes:  All equipment turned off  Chairs pushed into place  Desks left neat and tidy  Rubbish in bins  No eating or drinking in classrooms Classrooms
  10. 10. • Your belongings should be kept with you at all times. • Books cannot be left in the building overnight. • You should not leave your possessions in classrooms or the computer room during lunch or other breaks. Lost Property • check with Teachers and Resource Centre (level 2) Personal belongings
  11. 11. Electronic items •Mobiles must be switched off while you are in class and must only be used during the break times •MP3 players, iPods and the use of headsets (listening to music) are not allowed in class unless specific to your online tutorial If you are seen using any electronic devices during exams or assessment, it will be considered as cheating according to the student Code of Conduct
  12. 12. If English is not your first language, you need to continue to develop you language skills throughout your course to prepare for work/university. Please use ENGLISH ONLY in class Review new vocabulary each night Limit your use of dictionaries in class Try to work with students of different nationalities Need extra support? Ask your Teacher See the Counsellor Language support and development
  13. 13. If you are experiencing challenges with: •Studying •Assignment writing •Time management – work/life/study balance •Referencing •Any other assessment related topics •Referral/advice for health and well-being Please make an appointment via the Student Portal Academic counselling
  14. 14. A student is considered to be achieving satisfactory course progress if they are passing at least 50% of their competencies in a study period. If you are not achieving satisfactory progress, you may be issued with a Course Progression Warning letter and we will implement an Intervention Strategy to help you complete your course. This may include: • Resist or repeats • Extra tuition/study support • Change to study load • Extension of course If, after the Intervention Strategy has been put in place, you fail to achieve satisfactory progress in a second consecutive compulsory study period, you will be issued with an Intention to Report for Unsatisfactory Progress. Course progress and assessment
  15. 15. Course progress and assessment We recommend you attend every class and complete all class work and tests to improve faster. • You can check your progress with your teacher or Academic Coordinator, and request an Academic Report at any time • Your progress will be checked at the end of each six week block • If you are having trouble progressing, we will offer you an Intervention Strategy, which may include: • Recommending extra study or practice, • Repeat of the units where a ‘Not competent’ has been given
  16. 16. If you need to: •Suspend/defer your studies •Cancel your course •Transfer to another school •Extend your course  meet with the Head Trainer and complete a Request for Enrolment Variation  Supply additional evidence as required  Variations may incur fees and affect your CoE Course variations
  17. 17. Holidays Holiday periods are built into the structure of each course - see Academic Calendar in the handbook. The school also closes for the last 2 weeks of December each year. Additional holidays will NOT be granted – you must apply for suspension of your course if you have compassionate or compelling circumstances (with evidence)
  18. 18. Your Course outline • See course details on Portal – Courses - International
  19. 19. Your Student Handbook
  20. 20. Sample Academic Calendar
  21. 21. • Competency based training is an approach to learning that places emphasis on learning skills and knowledge to enable a person to work effectively in their industry area. • When students can demonstrate the requirements of the unit, they are assessed as: C = Competent • If you cannot perform these skills you are assessed as: NC = Not Competent After your competency has been assessed, you can access your results on iLearn Competency based training (CBT)
  22. 22. Recognition of prior learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) is available to all students. • RPL means that students may receive recognition for any previous learning, work or life experience • To apply for a Credit Transfer/RPL, complete application form - available on Student Portal • You may make an appointment to discuss your credit transfers/RPL’s with Rae King via the Student Portal • It is recommended that you apply during the first week of your course  You MUST apply for an RPL within 1 week of commencement of the unit  All RPL/CT applications will be processes within a three (3) week period.  Students are required to keep attending classes until assessment of the RPL/CT application is finalised.
  23. 23. Course completion Certificates Certificates are issued within 21 days after you finish your course ALL fees must be paid to receive your certificate For more information on certificates and grades, see your Student Handbook
  24. 24. Finance – international students • Sarina Russo Institute does not send out payment reminders to international students – check your payment plan on your Letter of Offer. • It remains the responsibility of the student to ensure payment is made on time. Late fees apply.  Non-payment of fees may be reported to the Dept of Immigration and your CoE cancelled  Certificate Awards and Statement of Results and/or Attainments will not be issued while there are outstanding fees • It is the students responsibility to ensure their contact details are always up to date.
  25. 25. Finance – payment options • Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard) or EFTPOS - payable at Reception on Ground floor • Direct Deposit into our National Aust Bank Account • Direct Debit from a nominated personal bank account (please see Finance for an authorization form) • Credit Card - Automatic monthly deduction from a nominated credit card (please see Finance for an authorization form)
  26. 26. For account queries please call: 3001 7870 or 3001 7876 Or email: deposits@sarinarusso.com.au Finance – contact details
  27. 27.  Students have access to a fair and free complaints and appeals process: Attendance issues Course assessment/grades Any other academic or non-academic issue  Please refer to the Complaints and Appeals Policy and Procedure in your Student Handbook. Complaints and appeals
  28. 28. All appeals require EVIDENCE for a result to be changed, or for low attendance to be considered. EVIDENCE includes but is not limited to the following: A Medical Certificate issued from an AUSTRALIAN doctor at the time you were sick, stating the specific problem. Consultation with SRI staff member at the time of the incident. Other documented evidence such as typhoon in homeland. Complaints and appeals
  29. 29. Complaints and appeals • Acceptable EVIDENCE is NOT: • A Medical Certificate from an overseas doctor issued to another person. • A backdated medical certificate. • Consultation with SRI staff member many weeks after the event. • An appeal with no specific information such as dates, events or times. • An appeal at the end of the course saying you were sick during the course but took medicine from home.
  30. 30. Complaints & appeals • External appeals (International Students) Overseas Student Ombudsman www.oso.gov.au Click to watch video
  31. 31. Institute and visa information
  32. 32. Visa requirements All students should be aware of their visa conditions. Student visa conditions include: •Maintain a course of study (with CoE’s) •Maintain satisfactory attendance (above 80%) •Maintain satisfactory course progress • Work: up to 40 hours per fortnight (in study periods) • Provide your current address to your school •Have health cover (OSHC) for your visa period
  33. 33. Visa requirements All students should be aware of their visa conditions. • Other visas (Working Holiday, Student Dependent, Tourist): make sure you are aware of your visa conditions regarding Study and Work allowances • ALL VISAS: Make sure you know how long you can remain in Australia (your visa end date) Click for more
  34. 34. Attendance To get the best out of your study, you should attend every lesson. •if you arrive late to class, you may be marked absent •if you are sick for more than 2 days, see a doctor and email your medical certificate to SRIuniversityaccess@sri.edu.au • Please note you are NOT marked present if you have a medical certificate – these are kept on your student record • If you will be away for a week or more due to illness or injury, contact us immediately, as we may need to SUSPEND your course •You can check your attendance on the Student Portal: (or ask your trainer for you percentage of attendance)
  35. 35. Students are in a professional environment and are expected to behave in a respectful manner. Attendance record • below 80%: risk being reported to Department of Immigration and having your enrolment and visa cancelled • below 80%: you will NOT pass the course and progress to your next course (pathway students) • All students, regardless of visa, must have over 80% attendance in each course to receive a course certificate
  36. 36. Code of Conduct UNACCEPTABLE CONDUCT INCLUDES: Harassment of staff or other students  Threatening behaviour  Sexual harassment  Bullying  Cheating or stealing  Bringing OR being under the influence of alcohol or drugs at school Misconduct may result in written warnings, suspension or cancellation of enrolment. Students are in a professional environment and are expected to behave in a respectful manner.
  37. 37. Meet with Academic Coordinator to: Talk about problems relating to classes Discuss your study goals/progress Discuss attendance Advice for health services and general problems/wellbeing Email for an appointment SRIUniversityAccess@sarinarusso.com.au Support and counselling
  38. 38. Other Campus services available to all students: • Student Counsellor, level 9 • The Learning Centre, level 8 • Library, level 2 Support and counselling
  39. 39. • Student Lounge (level 1) • Kitchen and eating areas (level 1 & 7) • Vending machines (level 1) • Student information (level 2) • English noticeboard (level 7) • Prayer room (level 5) Student areas
  40. 40. Student activities Click to
  41. 41. Permission to work: •Student visa: 40 hours per fortnight •Working holiday visa: unlimited hours •Tourist/visitor visa: no work allowed Getting started: •Open an Australian BANK ACCOUNT •Apply for TAX FILE NUMBER Working in Australia Click to apply Click for info
  42. 42. Getting help: •Visit the Activities Officer (Rebeca Berti) in the Joblinx office, room 701 • Free courses (coffee making, hospitality skills) • Assistance with your resume • General advice about balancing work/life/study • Email: englishatwork@sri.edu.au Working in Australia Click for info
  43. 43. Options for students: 1.Homestay with an Australian family 2.Specialist student accommodation • Uniresort, Student One, Urbanest, The Pad 3.Privately rented accommodation (house or apartment) • There are laws for renting in Queensland to protect you – always rent legally! Accommodation Click for info
  44. 44. Computers throughout the building + labs on level 1, 4, 7 & 8 •There is a download LIMIT - refreshed each week •You can access the computers from 7:30am-9pm •WI-FI is also available: ‘SRInstitute’ •Please note classes are also held in computer labs Library – level 2 •Access computers and printers •Assistance from staff to reset passwords •English Language resources •Lost property •Quiet study space Computers and wifi
  45. 45. Your student ID  Print in the computer labs and resource centre  Discounts: movies, tourist attractions Please carry your ID every day Elisapeta AH HI ENGLISH Expiry: 21 Dec 2013 FULL TIME 80000
  46. 46. Health and safety
  47. 47. Safety in our building  Building is open 7.30am-9.30pm Mon-Fri  Some floors are open on weekends  Elevators and front doors – please don’t hold open! ALARMED  Stairs are located at FRONT and REAR of the building.  TOILETS are located in the front stairwells, disabled toilets are located on levels 1, 3, 4, 5  Emergency Evacuation signs - nearest exits  Follow staff directions during an evacuation
  48. 48. Emergency Services – FREE call: Ambulance Police Fire LEARN your ADDRESS and TELEPHONE number!
  49. 49. Other Assistance After Hours Helpline: 1800 994 989 PUT THIS NUMBER IN YOUR PHONE NOW Use this Free App: click for more information
  50. 50. Personal Safety click image to watch the video
  51. 51. The Law and legal help Please be aware that laws in Australia may be different from your own country. Breaking the law in Australia may put your visa at risk. •Take particular care with: • Driving: make sure you have a VALID license to drive in Australia. See Queensland Dept of Transport: http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Licensing/Getting-a-licence • Observe the road rules, specifically speed and drink driving; penalties are strict, especially during holidays • Alcohol and drug laws • Laws for minors (under 18 years) e.g: gambling, drinking •If you require legal assistance, you can contact your country’s consulate http://protocol.dfat.gov.au/Consulate/listStates.rails?state=4 OR Legal Aid Queensland 1300 651 188
  52. 52. Your Health  See a GP (General practitioner) if you are sick  Only go to a hospital for accidents or serious illness  Know your OSHC health insurance fund  Pharmacies (chemists) - great place to ask for health advice and buy medicines  Carry your medication prescription in English  First Aid is available at school click for more information
  53. 53.  Always wash your hands well and often Always use tissues and throw away afterwards  Always cover your mouth/nose if you cough or sneeze  If you are very sick, stay at home to rest  Visit a doctor or chemist Staying healthy in Winter
  54. 54. Staying healthy in Summer Drink plenty of water during hot weather Water coolers are in kitchens and throughout the building
  55. 55. Staying safe at the beach click image to watch a video
  56. 56. Health and safetyWelcome to Brisbane!
  57. 57. Brisbane CBD and transport click for Google Map
  58. 58. Brisbane Transport  concession tickets on public transport  Purchase ADULT tickets (BLUE go card)  Use a GO card to travel on all forms of transport in Brisbane: cheaper than paper tickets  ‘Off peak’ is cheaper – 8.30am-3.30pm and after 7pm (M-F) and all weekends and public holidays  Use your GO card 9 times then travel free on weekends! click for more information
  59. 59. Brisbane Transport  Always carry your student ID and your Go card – you can be fined if you don’t show your student ID  You should use a GO card to travel on all forms of transport in Brisbane – this is much cheaper than paper tickets  Use your GO card 9 times then travel free on weekends! Elisapeta AH HI BUSINESS Expiry: 21 Dec 2013 FULL TIME 80000
  60. 60. Sarina Russo Schools | Australia - Education - Brisbane, Australia | Facebook Brisbane Transport  Other transport options include:  Nightlink services: weekends/holidays  CityCycle  FREE services – CityHopper Ferry, Spring Hill Loop and City Loop (buses) click on images for more information
  61. 61. Brisbane and surrounding areas Sunshine Coast Gold Coast Moreton Bay Islands Brisbane click for Google Map
  62. 62. Websites Brisbane information/events www.visitbrisbane.com.au www.studybrisbane.com.au www.choosebrisbane.com.au/study SRI Facebook page
  63. 63. Need more information?  Community Telephone Directory in your Student Handbook  Brisbane Info Centre – Queen St Mall  Student Hub – level 2  Student Services (ground floor)
  64. 64. • Look for ashtrays or designated smoking areas • If you smoke in a smoke-free area you can be fined on the spot ($250 or more) • Cannot smoke within 5 metres of a bus stop or anywhere on a train platform or ferry stop • No smoking in the Queen Street Mall • Smoking laws are strict throughout Australia and new laws have recently been introduced in Queensland • Check here https://www.qld.gov.au/health/staying-healthy/atods/smoking/laws/index.html Smoking
  65. 65. SRI Website and Student Portal www.sri.edu.au Go to the portal and follow the directions
  66. 66. Logging onto the Portal
  67. 67. Updating your Personal Details Complete your Personal Details and click send
  68. 68. Privacy statement  Please write your full name  Sign and date Publicity consent  Please tick YES or NO  Sign and date
  69. 69. Contacting us Email SRIUniversityAccess@sarinarusso.com.au Include: •Your full name •Student ID •Your question or request (appointment, document, problem) •Check your email or SMS for a reply
  70. 70. USI – Unique student identifier
  71. 71. Unique Student Identifier (USI) What is a USI? (click here to view the video) - Gives students access to their online USI account - Contains all of your training record results as of January 1 2015 - Easy access to training records and results Who needs a USI? - All students enrolled in nationally recognized training (excluding university) How to get a USI? -Once I create the number you will receive an email with your USI number Follow link and complete – www.usi.gov.au Place number and password into a secure location for easy reference
  72. 72. What is iLearn?
  73. 73. iLearn What is iLEARN? •iLEARN is the Sarina Russo Student Learning Management System (LMS) •The LMS permits you to: • View your course materials • Communicate with other students and your teachers • Submit assignments • Complete tests • Participate in virtual classrooms •You can login to iLearn from the www.sri.edu.au website
  74. 74. How to access iLEARN Go to the web address: http://sri.edu.au/ 1. Click on PORTAL (1) Access the portal
  75. 75. How to access iLEARN 3.Click on the iLEARN (2) Select iLearn
  76. 76. (3) Enter your student number in the username field (4) Enter the password from your ‘welcome’ email in the password field. (2) iLearn login page (3) (4)
  77. 77. First time log ins – Welcome message 5.Explore the options in the welcome message to familiarise yourself with the features Or click close
  78. 78. (5) Here you can edit your personal details and change your iLearn password. (6) Here you can check the progress of your grades in your courses. My SRI (5) (6)
  79. 79. (7) Here you will see a list of all the courses you are enrolled into. (8) Here you can access the Sarina Russo Institute domestic student online induction. (9) Here is a list of all programs in the Sarina Russo Institute course catalogue My Courses (8) (7) (9)
  80. 80. (3) Discussion Boards. Click to subscribe and you can comment on forums and threads. This is great opportunity to hear from other students and share ideas. Communication tools (2)
  81. 81. Tabs – My Community Some courses use the community function 10.If you are a member of a community it will be displayed under My Organisations in the Community tab
  82. 82. iLearn Live • Web based conferencing and virtual classroom tool • Operates on Web CT technology so you can access it through your web browser • Recommended browser for optimal experience is Google Chrome • A headset with a microphone is required for full participation options in iLearnLive
  83. 83. Download this App Bb Student This app will permit you to view your courses and also participate in iLearnLive on your mobile device.
  84. 84. Changing your password My SRI tab 14.Select Personal Information from Tools list
  85. 85. Changing your password Personal Information 15.Select Change Password
  86. 86. LLN Assessment - BKSB
  87. 87. BKSB •BKSB is an online intuitive assessment tool for language, literacy and numeracy (LLN). The Australian Government’s long term strategy is to not only educate but also increase levels of all Australians in these three vital areas of learning and as such are now placing a greater emphasis on them. •It is a government requirement that all students undertake some form of LLN assessment prior to commencing their course. This is meant as a guide for both the learner and trainer as it will highlight the learners strengths and weaknesses. This also gives the trainer valuable information on where the learner may need extra assistance with their course. •There are two tests which must be undertaken, one for Maths and one for English and at the end of each test you will be given a score ranging from 1 to 5. •BKSB also has another section for those learners who may wish to improve their Maths and English levels over the length of the course. Please ask your trainer if you would like to undertake this and they can discuss this further with you.
  88. 88. BKSB - Complete User ID and password
  89. 89. Welcome page You can adjust your profile and avatar Commence the testing here
  90. 90. Commence the test Click here to take the test
  91. 91. Click next to agree to terms
  92. 92. The math sample test Answer here then click next, then continue to the end of the test
  93. 93. Log out when finished
  94. 94. Checklist Have you: Read your course information Understood your visa conditions Read Complaints & appeals Watched safety videos Logged into the Student Portal & completed “Personal Details Update” Completed Privacy/publicity form Applied for your USI Completed BKSB
  95. 95. Please review your self-paced orientation and student handbook. These are available to you anytime online: www.sri.edu.au (Student Portal) Enjoy your study with SRI

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