General Course Information

Welcome to Brighton Institute of Technology. Our courses are all delivered under the Australian Vocational Education and Training Framework and deliver high quality training that allows graduates to enter real jobs in vibrant industries. Before beginning study 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 training at Brighton Institute of Technology is delivered face to face, in a classroom based environment, 20 hours per week. All students are expected to attend all sessions.

  • Many of the courses are practical courses where the student learns skills in a hands on environment. You must attend all practical classes and actively participate or you will 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 learn. If you believe that the trainer is not doing this then you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Compliance/Training Manager or Chief Executive Officer.

  • Practical units are taught in industry equivalent simulated workplaces, and as with all workplaces 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 will be explained by your trainer or provided by Brighton Institute of Technology).

  • Studying in a strange city or country can be stressful, Brighton Institute of Technologyencourages 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 a culture which is teacher centred 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.


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