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AIBF has well qualified and competent staff to look after students and their needs (administration and academic
needs) during their course of study. The student support service at AIBF is designed according to guidelines provided
by following legislative instruments:
The following support services are available to students:
A detailed orientation program is provided for all new students arriving on campus at the beginning of the course. For more details please refer to ‘Applica-tion process’ section of this document.
1. Emergency evacuation directions & protocols
2. Introduction and welcome by academic and administrative staff.
3. Student registration process.
4. Introduction to Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC).
5. Introduction to health and welfare services.
6. Introduction to course information, timetable, learning & assessment strategies, academic intervention strategies etc.
7. Introduction to student rights and responsibilities at AIBF.
8. Introduction to AIBF’s complaints and appeals process.
9. Introduction to library & computer facilities.
10. Introduction to student support services including on how to access student counselling facilities.
11. Learner needs survey/interview session.
12. Details on student visa conditions regarding course progress and attendance.
13. Photo session with students for the AIBF to generate student ID cards.
AIBT provides students with counselling service, which is designed to assist students in dealing with a wide range of problems including homesickness, managing stress, handling conflicts,emotional issues, improving motivation, enhancing study skills, organ-ising study time and any other issue that may be of concern to the student. Student Services Officers are well acquainted with the pressures and stress of stu-dent life and are the first point of contact for any assistance. If they are not able to help student with a particular situation or matter they will refer the student to appropriate personnel for further consultation.
If the AIBF feels the need for a student to be referred to a professional counsellor, a reliable and qualified social worker or psychologist will be recommended. AIBF has an agreement with a registered social work-er on a needs basis. To access these services please contact the Course Coordinator. Generally, students would not be expected to pay for these services.
AIBF offers academic support to students in addition to their regular scheduled sessions. To assist students in their assessments, AIBF has organises workshops that are available in following format:
• Individual academic counselling provided by the trainers/assessors;
• Workshops to improve study and assessment skills conducted by the AIBF Academic Advisor.
However, it is important to note that successful learning relies primarily on our own efforts.
During the orientation process, students will complete a ‘Learner Needs Survey’, which will collect infor-mation on individual learning styles and needs. This form will help determine if AIBF needs to allocate additional resources to accommodate students’ learn-ing needs and to offer fair and equitable learning opportunities to the student.
Where unique needs are identified, the PEO will further discuss the needs with the concerned student and ascertain what training and learning strategies would be required to assist the student(s). In the event that a student needs additional training, AIBF will.
AIBF has an up to date list of medical profession-als who are within easy access of the campus. Any student with medical concerns should inform the Stu-dent Services Officer, who will assist them in find-ing appropriate medical assistance. There is a list of near-by medical clinics on the bulletin board near reception. Please talk to Student Services for more help and assistance in this matter. Alternatively, you can google search for medical centres close to AIBF or near your accommodation.
AIBF organizes social events throughout the year to provide opportunities for all students to mingle and provide opportunities for all students to mingle and socialize. These events may range from cultural and sightseeing events, speech contests, to dinners, excur-sions and sporting events. Examples include Christ-mas parties, role-play competitions, mid-autumn festi-vals and speech contests etc.
AIBF keeps in close contact with local business and industry groups to identify suitable employment op-portunities for enrolled students. AIBF will assist stu-dents in preparing for job readiness by activities, such as resume and interview preparation, to assist students gaining employment.