Student Services


American College offers a free training support service available all students who have any questions or difficulties regarding their current training or employment as well as their future career development. The service aims to provide students with the information they need to help their own academic and career path. Our staff can assist you with questions regarding training and career pathways and opportunities, personal development opportunities, work placement and/or any other training / industry related questions.

This service offers practical answers to most of the questions and challenges faced by students in relation to their training and/or career. We are here to help and will always try to source the information you need to feel supported or refer you to an appropriate internal or external service if required.

Orientation

American College provides an orientation program before the commencement of the training course to cover issues such as:

  • Information relating to studying and living in Australia, including visa conditions, attendance and participation requirements,

  • Student support services available to students in the transition to life and study in a new environment,

  • Legal services,

  • Emergency and health services,

  • Facilities and resources,

  • Complaints and appeals process.

International Student Support

American College provides assistance to international students and their families, from arrival to departure. American College has an International Student Support Officer (ISSO) who is responsible for helping overseas student settle in to living and studying in Australia, the ISSO will make contact with overseas students immediately after their arrival in Australia and will provide assistance whenever necessary during your stay.

Accommodation for Students

Students can choose from a variety of options for their stay in Brisbane. There are several hostels, or homes that accommodate students if you do not wish to rent your own house. Room sharing is a common practice and different options can be also viewed on "The Pad" (http://www.thepad.com.au/students/) which assists with finding affordable accommodation.

 

Helpful contacts

Fire, ambulance and police emergency

Phone 000

Life Line 24 hour Counselling, Advice and Referral Services

Phone 131 114

 Police Centre

Dutton Park Police Station

Call: 131 444

Doctor

Specialist Connect

68 Ipswich Rd

Woolloongabba

(07) 3039 1300

Main Street Medical Centre

803 Stanley St Woolloongabba QLD 4102‎

(07) 3393 1877

Counsellors

Life Resolutions

Office 1, Level 2, The Spot,

61 Sandstone Place, Parkinson/Browns Plains, QLD 4115

Contact:1300 668 256

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Relevant legislation

A range of legislation is applicable to all staff and students. Information on relevant legislation can be found at the following websites.

Work Place Health and Safety Act 2011

http://www.deir.qld.gov.au/workplace/law/whslaws/index.htm

Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2011

https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/LEGISLTN/CURRENT/W/WorkHSR11.pdf

Tobacco and Other Smoking Products Act 1988

https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/LEGISLTN/CURRENT/T/TobacoOSmPrA98.pdf

Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991

https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/LEGISLTN/CURRENT/A/AntiDiscrimA91.pdf

Disability Services Act 2006

https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/LEGISLTN/CURRENT/D/DisabServA06.pdf

Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988

http://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/privacy-act/the-privacy-act

Copyright Act 1968

http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2013C00145

 

 

 

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