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WELCOME TO GippsTAFE STUDENT INDUCTION 2014. All students undertaking on-campus study at GippsTAFE must be inducted according to the Institute’s Operating.

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1 WELCOME TO GippsTAFE STUDENT INDUCTION 2014

2 All students undertaking on-campus study at GippsTAFE must be inducted according to the Institute’s Operating System process. How? 2014 Information for Students Booklet Facilitators/teachers Library Staff Online

3 The general support service induction is designed to acquaint you with some of the generic Institute polices, amenities and student support services available. The policies covered in this induction can be accessed via

4 GippsTAFE Operational Divisions GippsTAFE campuses at the following locations: Yallourn, Morwell, Warragul, Leongatha, Traralgon & Chadstone Gippsland Education Precinct (GEP) GETT Centre – Traralgon

5 Reception/Student Management Centre Our friendly Student Service Officers have a wealth of information. If you have a query, they can usually point you in the right direction. – See them at any reception point. If you are not sure simply ask…..!

6 Fees - Refunds/Withdrawals Refund of fees will be made to students according to a set criteria. The Refund Policy section of the website lists updated criteria for your reference. However our friendly Student Services Officers will be more than happy to answer any questions you have regarding fees, refunds, withdrawals and deferrals.

7 Department Material Fees These fees are based on the materials you will require during your course. Departments will have provided this information to you, but if you have enquiries please speak with your teachers.

8 Student Loans Student loans are available to all students on the following basis: Minimum loan amount is $200.00: Up to 90% of the total course fee may be loaned (providing the loan exceeds a minimum of $200). Payments are made via direct debit from your nominated bank account or credit card weekly or fortnightly (minimum amount of $50) and must be repaid prior to the end of the course. Make an appointment with a Student Services Officer to check your eligibility to obtain a Student Loan.

9 VET FEE-HELP GippsTAFE is an approved provider of the Australian Government loan scheme called VET FEE-HELP. What is VET FEE-HELP ? VET FEE-HELP is a Commonwealth Government loan to cover the cost of tuition fees for eligible students studying in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector It is available to students undertaking a diploma or advanced diploma qualification. Also for a trial period up to December 2016, VET-FEE-HELP will be available for some subsidised Certificate IV courses in the area of: Agricultures Building and Construction Competitive Systems and Practices Disability Training and Assessment For more detailed information on VET FEE-HELP assistance call or visit Information booklets and forms are available from the Reception at each Campus.

10 Literacy and Numeracy It is a Government requirement that the Institute reviews the literacy and numeracy skills of all new, eligible, enrolled students. In 2014 GippsTAFE will facilitate this assessment for ALL new students at no cost. You can undertake this assessment in a range of locations, including the library. Your results will be sent to you and your teacher, so that further assistance can be provided to you should you require it.

11 Access and Equity The Institute has an Access and Equity Policy that endorses the principles and practices of Access & Equity and recognises the Institute’s responsibilities under State and Federal Legislation. Everyone has a right to equal treatment and opportunities so that they may exercise fundamental freedom in order to realise their potential.

12 Customer Feedback The Institute welcomes your feedback in order to recognise best practice and to promote continuous improvement of our services! There is a detailed process for students wishing to provide feedback associated with their study at the Institute. The process is highly confidential and adheres to the principles of access & equity. GippsTAFE Online Feedback Form

13 Harassment/Bullying/Misconduct GippsTAFE will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or bullying of any kind. The Institute has a Student Discipline Procedure for dealing with issues of misconduct, inappropriate or disruptive student behaviour. This procedure applies to all students who undertake training with the Institute. GippsTAFE will take action to discipline a student as per the Student Discipline Procedure.

14 Privacy GippsTAFE is committed to complying with Victorian Information Privacy Legislation by ensuring the privacy of your personal information. GippsTAFE collects personal information as a result of your enrolment for maintaining student records, for the provision of support services and to fulfil our obligation to provide statistical and other information to government agencies.

15 Network Access Guidelines Network access is provided to all students for the sole and exclusive use of that student, for the duration of the annual enrolment period. You would have received important information regarding your login details and usage when receiving your student ID card on enrolment. There is also an account attached to your login – please check this regularly for special offers, activities, etc. The guidelines are available on the GippsTAFE website.

16 Information Technology Can I use the computer network at any GippsTAFE Campus? Yes Can I share my login and password with someone else? No Is the network monitored? Yes

17 Plagiarism is a form of cheating. It is taking and using someone else’s thoughts, writings or inventions and representing them as your own. If you are suspected of cheating, or plagiarising work, penalties WILL apply. If you have any questions about how to avoid plagiarism, please seek advice from your teacher or Library staff.

18 Student Support Services The Institute supports students in a number of ways. Library, Disability Support, & Koorie Support You may like to also take advantage of concession Hair & Beauty services (Yallourn), dine at the Waratah (Morwell), or Wildflower Cafe (Leongatha) Restaurants, or relax in the café (Yallourn & Chadstone), student amenities areas (all campuses), or foyer and outside areas during breaks. For help setting up your first GippsTAFE log-in, click on this step by step guide: First Login at GippsTAFE

19 The Library staff provide a comprehensive library service to staff & Students. Library resources are available to all GippsTAFE students on and off site. Your student I.D. card is used for borrowing items or for accessing on-line books and resources 24/7. You may borrow twelve items at a time (this may be books, dvds, etc). Visit your Library for Computer access, student resources & equipment Enquire at your campus for Library hours

20 the Library: l Or telephone: Yallourn (03) Morwell (03) Warragul (03) Leongatha (03)

21 Printing/Photocopying All students receive a $2.00 credit on their printer/photocopier account at the start of their course. Once this has been used, all printing or photocopying must be paid for by the student. Costs: –Single-sided black and white 10 cents –Double-sided black and white 20 cents –Coloured copy or print per side 50 cents

22 Koorie Support The aim of GippsTAFE Koorie support is to introduce and encourage Koorie students to training opportunities offered within a supportive environment. The Koorie Liaison Officer is available to provide assistance and support. Access courses and on-going support within GippsTAFE programs. Advocate on behalf of learners. Assistance regarding ABSTUDY and other relevant Centrelink allowances. Tutorial assistance. Contact: Koorie Liaison and Cultural Officer (03)

23 Student Support May be available to students who have a disability which may be physical, learning, hearing, visual or a chronic medical condition Services available may include: Pre-enrolment assistance & liaison with relevant Institute staff. Information on car parking & assistive equipment/aids. General information & strategies to help you. Enquiries to:

24 Accidents, First Aid & Ambulance All accidents must be reported to a Designated First Aid Officer (DFO) or your course coordinator. Evening students should report any accident to their teacher. There is a Designated First Aid Officer (DFO) at each campus. The Institute does not cover the cost of an Ambulance if used to transport students in case of an emergency, or any related medical treatment. The Institute strongly recommends that all students obtain their own Ambulance cover.

25 Safety Evacuation Procedures All premises of the Institute comply with relevant and current OH&S Legislation. All students will be given detailed information regarding evacuation during your course induction.

26 Smoking & Litter GippsTAFE applies the following non-smoking process across all sites under its control. GippsTAFE is a Smoke Free Zone. No smoking is permitted on GippsTAFE grounds (including carparks). GippsTAFE are committed to sustainable practices and request that all students use recycling and garbage bins.

27 Parking Breach of Training Agreement notices may be incurred by vehicles parked in unauthorised areas. Cars parking in areas designated for Disability parking must display a relevant sticker on the vehicle. Speed limits within the Institute grounds must be adhered to – failure to do so will result in disciplinary action.

28 Graduation When you have successfully completed your course, you are eligible to attend graduation. Graduation is not just the night you collect your certificate or diploma, but when you, your family, friends, classmates and teachers celebrate your achievement. Make sure you book in for graduation, as it will be a night to remember!

29 Good Luck! We wish you every success in your studies with GippsTAFE in 2014! Any questions……..just ask! We are here to help!


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