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.
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,
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.
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
Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2011
Tobacco and Other Smoking Products Act 1988
Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991
Disability Services Act 2006
Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988
Copyright Act 1968
American College is a "Home away from home" for me. Everyone in the college is very helpful and supportive. Aside from studying I had also been given the opportunity to work with them. I love being a part of it.Sonam (Bhutan)
I would like to thank American College for their most invaluable help, support and promptness in assisting me with the Diploma in Counselling, Great work and again, thanks so much.Ben
Thanks American college, I felt happy when I study here. People are friendly and they help me in my studies. Trainers are knowledgeable and experienced. The skills I learn here in business, management, marketing etc. has helped me at my workplace.NhungUt (Vietnam)