At AIPE, we understand how exciting, yet daunting, commencing study at a new college can be. That's why we offer a half-day orientation session for all on-campus students to make you feel comfortable in your new school and answer any questions you may have. During orientation, we will give you all the information you need to know about your new surroundings and introduce you to key staff members at the school.
Our orientation day includes:
- Welcome to the school
- Issuing Student Handbook, ID card, computer login and email accounts (AIPE offers lifetime email accounts to all its students)
- Guidance on how to access timetables and personal details via AIPE Connect (AIPE's web based online student portal)
- A tour of the AIPE campus and the surrounding area including the train station, banks, post office and food courts
Where required, staff will go through any outstanding paperwork and conditions of enrolment with you.
For international students, you'll need to bring your passport with an appropriate visa and your student insurance details. English language students will also sit a placement test to assess your English competency.
Be Safe at AIPE
Everybody at AIPE (students, staff and visitors) has the right to feel safe. While on AIPE premises everybody is expected to:
- Respect other people’s rights to hold different positions and views;
- Not discriminate against another person for their beliefs, nationality, religion, age, associations or gender;
- Show respect towards each other and follow the instructions of authorised staff at all times;
- Maintain mature and professional behaviour that would reflect the professionalism expected in the workplace;
- Not make any physical contact (unless consensual);
- Not say or do anything that is likely to offend, intimidate or belittle;
- Take reasonable care for the health and safety of people on AIPE premises;
- Report any emergency, accident, injury or workplace hazard;
- Not interfere with or misuse any equipment provided in the interests of health, safety and welfare;
- Carry AIPE ID card at all times (staff and students).
If a situation arises in which you feel uncomfortable/threatened/in danger etc.:
- Leave the area. (An AIPE staff member may request a student to leave the classroom/building if necessary)
- If you continue to feel uncomfortable/threatened/in danger etc., approach Student Services on level 5, the Security Officer on Level 2 (Monday – Thursday, 4:30pm – 9:30pm; Saturday 9am – 2pm) or a nearby AIPE staff member and advise them of the situation.
- If you feel the situation is life threatening, call emergency services on 000. (Note: this is only for serious situations, and misuse may have serious consequences)
- If you wish to make a formal report of the incident, complete an Injury & Incident Report Form (available from Student Services, Level 5)
- If you wish to register a complaint about somebody, follow AIPE’s On-campus Students Complaint Procedure
AIPE’s related documents:
- SSA_POL006_Student Non-Academic Misconduct Policy
- ACD_POL009_Student Grievance and Academic Appeals Policy
- HR_POL002_Anti-Discrimination, Anti-bullying and EEO Policy
- HR_POL012_Diversity Policy
- HR_POL008_Occupational Health & Safety Policy
- HR_POL011_Performance and Misconduct Policy
- HR_POL009_Staff Grievances Policy
- MGT_POL001_Code of Practice and Commitment to Customer Service Policy
- SSA_POL002a_On-campus Students Complaint Procedure
- HR_FORM114_Employee Complaint Handling Form
- HR_FORM204_Risk Identification Form
- HR_FORM206_Injury & Incident Report Form
Please note that all Australian students who intend to study on-campus and all international students must attend the orientation session. New students cannot choose their timetable preferences until after attending orientation.