General Course Information

Welcome to Brighton Institute of Technology. Our courses are all delivered under the VET quality framework and Australian Quality Framework and deliver high quality training that empowers students to provide skills and knowledge to prepare them for work or further study*. Before beginning studies with Brighton Institute of Technology there are some things that perspective students need to know. The information listed below is basic information designed to give you an understanding of your responsibilities and rights. For more detailed information please read the additional information (under the additional information tab) or our policies and procedures (under the forms and policies tab).

All theoretical and practical training at Brighton Institute of Technology is delivered face to face either in a classroom based environment or in a workshop/kitchen based setting for a minimum of 20 hours per week. Some of BIT course are 21 hours per week and will be scheduled up to 48 weeks in a year. Work based training (practical placement) is undertaken by students at their agreed locations by Brighton Institute of Technology.

Many of the courses are practical courses where the student learns skills in a hands on environment. You must attend all theory as well as practical classes and actively participate or you may not gain the skills required to complete the course.

All trainers at Brighton Institute of Technology are highly skilled, experienced industry professionals. They will ensure that all students who want to learn will be given the help and instruction need to make sure they learn. If you believe that your trainer is not helping you to complete your studies then you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Compliance Manager or Chief Executive Officer.

Practical units are taught in industry equivalent training kitchen and automotive workplaces, and as with any workplace you will be expected to look after your own health and safety and that of the other students, trainers and other persons who are in the workshops. This will mean that you will be expected to wear personal protective clothing. What is needed for each course is listed in course prospectus and student handbook (Some of equipment are provided by Brighton Institute of Technology and few types of equipment you need to purchase that at your own cost).

Studying in a strange city or country can be stressful, Brighton Institute of Technology encourages all students who feel they need help with any aspect of the study experience to contact our student services.

Please inform Brighton institute of Technology if you have a physical disability or impairment that may affect your studies. We offer an inclusive environment for all students.

Since the 1st of January 2015 all students undergoing Vocational Education and Training in Australia are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Your USI will give you access to an online record of the training you have done since 1 January 2015. You will also be able to produce a comprehensive transcript of your training. This can be used when applying for a job, seeking a credit transfer or demonstrating prerequisites when undertaking further training. You need a USI in order to receive your qualification or statement of attainment. If you don't have a USI you will not receive your qualification or statement of attainment.

Culture

Australian education works on the belief that students need to think for themselves, develop their own ideas and challenge what is being presented. This is often referred to as a student centred approach. It is sometimes difficult for students who come from another culture to adjust. The basic rule in Australia is if you don’t understand ask and don’t be afraid to keep asking until you do understand.

  • BIT doesn’t make any claim or guarantee of employment outcome with its courses.

 

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