Course Terms & Conditions

PRE ENROLMENT
To help you make an informed enrolment decision, you are encouraged to attend a pre-enrolment consultation session provided by your authorised education agent and/or Reach Community College representative staff before completing a Student Enrolment Application Form.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
For more detailed course information, including Entry Requirements and Pre-requisites, please refer to the individual course page for each qualification on our website: www.reachcollege.edu.au

ENGLISH ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
There is a minimum IELTS (or equivalent) requirement. If students do not meet our English entry requirements, they will be required to take an online test. For more information, please email [email protected]

NON-TUITION FEES (NON-REFUNDABLE)
Handling Fee – $200

VOCATIONAL PLACEMENT FEES
$500 – for each qualification in Disability Support and Community Services, unless otherwise stated.

Before commencing placement, students will be required to obtain mandatory documents at their own expense.
Students will be notified of their placement via email, including when to obtain these documents, prior to commencing vocational placement. Refund policy rules apply to Placement Fees. Please check our Refund Policy for more detailed information:https://reachcollege.edu.au/student-support/forms/

OSHC FEES
International students must have adequate health insurance while in Australia. It is a condition of your visa that you have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the full duration of your student visa. Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is insurance to assist international students meet the costs of medical and hospital care while in Australia.

ONLINE STUDY
At the commencement of each course, common units may be initially conducted online to provide students time to adapt to their new study program. Please note from 1st July 2023, students will be required to return to campus for face-to-face classes as per the National Code 2018 and the ELICOS Standards 2018. One-third of the units of a course can be delivered online. Please check your timetable.

STUDENT EQUIPMENT REQUIRED Students MUST have the following IT equipment prior to enrolling with the College and will require a suitable study space for self-study, assessment activities, or participation in online classes.

HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Desktop or laptop with the following recommended System Requirements:
    • i. Windows 7 (2009) or higher
    • ii. Apple Macintosh OS X version 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher2.
  2. A webcam, e.g., built-in to a laptop or a USB webcam.
  3. Audio input and output suitable for video conferencing or online classes.
  4. A headset or earbuds with a microphone is recommended. Speakers and a microphone can be acceptable but need to be tested to
    check they do not introduce echo into a video conference or online classes.
  5. Photo/scan – a camera, e.g., on a mobile phone, can be required to scan and submit handwritten materials.

 

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. A web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari (Please note that Apple users will be required to install
    Google Chrome in order to use Microsoft Teams) that will allow students to:
    • Stream videos from YouTube-style sites (a student must be aware of their internet usage limits and costs);
    • Run word processing software such as Microsoft Teams, Word and PowerPoint;
    • Participate in virtual classrooms or online live streaming webinars (e.g., Microsoft Teams or Zoom) for classes delivered online or via live-streaming webinar.
  2. The College will provide students with access to Microsoft Office 365 software (i.e., Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), however:
    • i. Students may require administration rights to their computer in order to install additional software.
    • ii. Students are strongly advised to install a suitable anti-virus program to protect their work.

 

INTERNET REQUIREMENTS:

  1. A reliable, high-speed broadband internet connection with sufficient upload and download capacity. A Wi-Fi or mobile connection can be acceptable if it is adequately stable to perform well in a video conference or online classes.
  2. Students will have access to the College’s wireless connection whilst on campus.
  3. Community internet and computer access:
    • i. In Australia, public libraries offer free access to computers and the internet, although students may require a membership card or be required to pay a small charge. Students may need to book ahead if they wish to use library services. Students will also have access to printing and photocopying services on a pay per page basis. Most libraries also provide wireless hotspots and recharging stations at no cost for students using their own devices.

 

OTHER INFORMATION:
The College encourages students to acquire the following skills and knowledge related to operating and maintaining an efficient online study environment. Students must:

  1. Know how to install, use, and keep their computer’s internet browser and other software up to date (e.g. installing security updates);
  2. Be proficient in connecting their laptop and/or mobile device to wireless networks either at the College’s campus, your local library, or other locations;
  3. Have the ability to use a web camera and headset/microphone;
  4. Know how to use cloud storage (e.g. through Office 365 OneDrive); and
  5. Have the ability to use Microsoft Word and other related software packages

DISCLAIMER
Reach Community College does not commit to securing migration or education assessment outcomes for overseas students.

We strongly advise that students consult with a registered migration agent if they require more specific information. For the most up to date information please refer to the Australian Government’s Home Affairs website: immi.homeaffairs.gov.au

Reach Community College does not guarantee:

  • a successful education assessment outcome for the student or intending student; or
  • completion of a Reach Community College qualification will lead to an employment outcome; or
  • a learner will successfully complete a training product on its scope of registration; or
  • a training product can be completed in a manner which does not meet the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

All information is accurate at the time of publication. Please be aware that the information in this brochure including Reach Community College’s polices, fees and course content are subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments, appropriate accreditation and registration requirements. It is the responsibility of students to check the terms and conditions in their in Final Letter of Offer, including all general and course-specific information prior to accepting, in particular, course offerings, duration, mode, commencement, campus location, fees and entry requirements. Applications and enrolments are subject to Reach Community College’s Privacy Policy, which is available online at https://reachcollege.edu.au/student-support/forms/