AUSTRALIAN PACIFIC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Terms and Conditions
Applicants must have satisfactorily completed Year 12 education, or its Pakistani equivalent i.e F.A, F.Sc, D.Com,
DAE, ICS, A Levels etc.
You are required to participate in a Pre-Training Review to assess your English language level and numeracy skills, as well as your suitability for the course. The Pre-Training Review will include:
- An online Numeracy Test
- The APiT administered Oxford Placement Test that requires place ment at CEFR Level B2 (equivalent to IELTS 5.5)
- An Interview to identify your prior experience, existing knowledge, skills and suitability for the course.*
The Pre-training Review is used to determine the level of additional support and/or reasonable adjustment required for you to successfully complete the course.
Training Delivery Arrangements
Classes are face-to-face sessions in fully equipped classrooms along with structured self paced study that students are required to complete in their own time.Students are required to complete self paced study activities prior to attending classroom session.
Students are provided with electronic and printed learning & assessment material. Although APiT will have access to computers with the required softwares within the IT Lab on campus, students will still be required to have their own personal devices (preferred laptop) with the required softwares during classes and for the self-study activities and tasks that is completed outside of class.
Students will also need to have access to an active email address and mobile device for communication line to remain open between the trainer and student.
Prior to enrolling, students will be required to read and declare they have read APIT Student Handbook, which can be found at Student Handbook.
Fees are payable when a student has received a confirmation of enrolment. The initial fee payment must be paid prior to commencing training or within 10 days of receiving an invoice from APIT.
For a full list of current fees, please refer to each Diploma course page.
The following late fee applies if fees are not paid as required:
Late Fee 1 day to less than 7 days Rs 10,000
Late Fee 7 day to less than 14 days Rs 15,000
Late Fee 14 days to less than 28 days Rs 20,000
Late Fee 28 days or more (enrolment not cancelled) Rs 25,000
Where a student does not pay their fees as they have agreed in accordance with their signed acceptance of their Letter of Offer, for their VET accredited training product/s, their certificate or statement of attainment will not be issued until payment arrears are rectified by the student.
Students who cancel their enrolment part way through a training program must notify APIT in writing via email or letter at the soonest opportunity. Students who cancel their enrolment after a training program has commenced will not be entitled to a refund of fees.
Students, who give notice to cancel their enrolment 10 business days or more prior to the commencement of a program, will be entitled to a full refund of fees paid less any non-refundable fees, refer to course pages for fees payable for each qualification. The non-refundable fee amount retained by APIT is required to cover the costs of staff and resources which will have already been committed based on the student’s initial intention to undertake the training. This policy complies with the Australian Consumer Law required statutory cooling off period for the sale of goods and services. It is a requirement under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations that an RTO must allow the minimum statutory cooling off period applicable for the jurisdiction in which they operate. Australian Consumer Law introduced in 2010 has made this consumer protection consistent in all States and Territories.
Students who give notice to cancel their enrolment 9 business days or less prior to the commencement of a program will be entitled to 50% refund of fees paid less any non-refundable fees, refer to course pages for fees payable for each qualification. The fee amount retained by APIT is required to cover the costs of staff and resources which will have already been committed based on the student’s initial intention to undertake the training.
Students who cancel their enrolment after a training program has commenced will not be entitled to a refund of fees.
Requests for transfers to alternate programs can be arranged if APIT is advised in writing more than 10 working days prior to the program commencement date and there is availability on the selected program. Transfer will be accepted without charge where APIT has been notified in writing at least 10 working days prior to the scheduled commencement date, if more than 10 working days, transfers will attract a fee of Rs 10,000 (incl. GST)
Statutory cooling off period
The Standards for Registered Training Organisations require APIT to inform persons considering enrolment of their right to a statutory cooling off period. A statutory cooling off period (which is 10 days) is a period of time provided to a consumer to allow them to withdraw from a consumer agreement, where that agreement was established through unsolicited marketing or sales tactics. These include tactic such as door-to-door sales and telemarketing. A statutory cooling off period allows a consumer to withdraw from a sales agreement within 10 days of having received a sale contract without penalty.
It must be noted that APIT do not engage in unsolicited marketing or sales tactics and therefore a statutory cooling off period in not applicable to our students who have enrolled into a program. For refund option in other circumstances, students must refer to the above refund policy.
Each assessment task will be given an outcome of either Satisfactory (S) or Not Satisfactory (NS). Students must complete all tasks for a unit satisfactorily to achieve an overall outcome of Competent (C) for the unit.
Students who are assessed as not yet competent are to be provided with detailed verbal and written feedback to assist them to identify the gaps in their knowledge and skills to be addressed through further training. These students are to be provided with additional training and learning support to target their specific gaps in knowledge and/or skills and prepare them for additional assessment.
If one or more of the tasks are assessed as Not Satisfactory, they will be given an outcome for the unit of Not Yet Competent (NYC). The student can have a total of a further 2 attempts to complete each task and achieve a ‘Satisfactory’ outcome. The student will be advised of the timeframe for resubmission and advised what they must include in their re-submission.
If, after the third attempt, the student is still assessed as Not Satisfactory for a task, they will need to re-enrol in the unit.
It is the policy of APIT to provide two additional opportunities for additional training and re-assessment, an additional cost of Rs 10,000 per re-assessment to the student or employer applies. If, after the third attempt, the student is still assessed as Not Satisfactory for a task, they will need to re-enrol in the unit. A re-enrolment fee of Rs 30,000 applies for the next available scheduled delivery of the unit of competency.
Student’s requiring additional learning support are to be brought to the attention of APIT’s management so the progress of the student can be monitored closely and additional support services can be applied well before it becomes necessary to impose an additional fee for re-assessment. Where students repeatedly do not demonstrate competence following significant learning and assessment support, a student’s enrolment can be determined through mutual agreement.
Late Assessment Submission
Breaks in study – suspension, deferment or cancellation
Where extenuating circumstances prevent a student from being able to complete their units within the timelines specified in the Training Plan, a break in study may be requested.
• Breaks in study will only be considered for units that the student has commenced.
- A break in study will only be considered if the unit/s can still be completed within the same calendar year and without breaching any transition and teach-out requirements.
- Where a break in study is granted, assessments already successfully undertaken by the student will be recognised on their return
Our Guarantee to Clients
If APIT cancels or ceases to provide training, APIT must issue a full refund for any services not yet provided. The basis for determining “services not yet provided” is to be based on the units of competency completed by the student and which can be issued in a statement of attainment at the time the service is ceased.
As an example: A student enrolled in a course of 10 units of competency and paid Rs 150,000 up front as the total course fee. The course was cancelled due to the trainer falling ill and the student at that time had completed 4 of the 10 units. The student’s enrolment would be finalised and the student would receive a Statement of Attainment for the 4 completed units. The student would also receive a refund of Rs 90,000 which represents that value of the training not delivered.
APIT will inform the student regarding any significant changes that may impact their studies. This is not limited to but includes the following
- Change of Ownership of RTO (Registered Training Organisation)
- Change is engagement terms and conditions
- Change of delivery, Training, work placement or assessment location
- Information on regulated outcomes
Change of Ownership of RTO (Registered Training Organisation)
APIT will notify all learners, students and clients about the change of ownership taking place within 28 days of the change of ownership. Student support services manager will also brief the students, learners and clients about the impact of the changes.
Change is engagement terms and conditions
APIT reserves the right to amend the conditions of the student’s enrolment at any time. If amendments are made that effect the student’s enrolment the student will be informed 7 days prior to changes taking effect.
Change of delivery, Training, work placement or assessment location
APIT reserves the right to change the location of delivery, training, work placement or assessment. If any such changes are made that effect the student’s training or assessment, the student will be informed 7 days prior to changes taking effect.
You are entitled to have access to your records. These records include your:
- student file,
- learning and assessment record,
- administrative records,
- AQF certificates including a reissuance of a statement of attainment or qualification which has been previously issued.
You may require these records to monitor you progress with training or simply to go back and confirm something in a previous training module. Whilst these records will be retained by APIT, you are welcome to have access anytime just ask your trainer and it will be organised immediately.
You can access hard copy records and reports from our student management system, but only relating to you personally. You can request this access using the Student Records Request Form. Access to requested records during a work day can be arranged within a 24 hour timeframe. Students should note that these records cannot be taken away unless a copy is requested. Where copies are requested, APIT reserves the right to charge a one-off fee of Rs 5000. There is no cost to simply view records at our office.
If you have lost or misplaced your AQF certificate you may obtain a reissued certificate from APIT. To obtain this you must complete the Student Records Request Form and return this to the Office Manager. The cost of Rs10,000 will apply for each issued AQF certificate. This fee must be paid in advance. Reissued AQF certificates will be an exact duplicate of the original with the exception of small wording at the bottom of the document which identifies the certificate as reissued. AQF certificates may only be collected in person or can be posted via registered post. A student may also nominate another person to collect the certificate, however, these persons must be notified to APIT beforehand and the person must provide photo ID to validate their identity.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If a student has previously completed training or has course related skills and experience, he or she may be eligible for RPL. APIT will provide RPL guides and documentation to students that explain the entire process.
RPL is the acknowledgement of skills and knowledge obtained through:
- Formal Training: previous courses run by training providers or in-house training Work
- Experience: on the job experience, including informal training.
- Life experience: community group involvement, family activities, sports, hobbies, leisure activities, unpaid work, organising events, and/or travel.
Applications for RPL will be assessed on an individual basis. Each applicant will need to provide the necessary evidence documentation to demonstrate their competency in accordance with the competency requirement of the relevant qualification for which they are applying for RPL. Documentation of prior learning is the most common form of evidence, however, there are also other forms of evidence including: third party observations, self-assessment reviews, verbal questioning, phone interviews and real work samples such as log books, lesson plans, meeting minutes etc.
It is up to the student to compile the evidence, in consultation with a trainer, once they have enrolled.
A Rs 15,000 Recognition of Prior Learning fee applies for each unit of competency.
Issuing of Qualification – Awards
At the successful completion of the qualification, students will be awarded with the “Testamur” and a “Record of Results”, which provides detailed Units of Competency completed in the qualification, within 30 calendar days of the student being assessed.
At the Partial Completion of the qualification, students will be awarded with a “Statement of Attainment”, which will detail only the Units of Competency that student has achieved competency from the course, within 30 calendar days of the student being assessed.
APIT does not provide any direct immigration services to its students.
Students will be required to perform their own due diligence relating to student immigration and university pathways.
Each student will be assessed on a case by case basis, for more information contact the campus.
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