|The School||The School's Staff|
|When You Complete A Course||Work Experience & Projects|
|Common Questions & Answers||Affiliates|
The school and it's tutors have always been active in industry. We believe strongly that maintaining an awareness of current information and trends enables us to keep our course notes and services to students up to date and relevant. When you study with this school you are learning from people who are doing what you are studying on a daily basis.
A workplace project may involve developing and undertaking a research project in liaison with a tutor. A typical project will involve a series of communications (by phone, fax, email or in person), interspersed with periods of work and preparation of written reports.
|Q.||When can I start my course?|
|A.||Anytime of the year|
|Q.||Can I pay in instalments?|
|A.||Yes, we have the 2-payment option for our 100-hour short courses and there are more instalment options for our Certificate and higher qualifications.|
|Q.||Do we get a discount if we enrol in a second course.|
|A.||Yes, you may claim a 5% fee discount when you enrol in a second course. This does not apply however to the second stage or part of the same Certificate or Proficiency Award.|
What happens if I have to stop studying for a while?
(eg. Get sick, go on holidays, have a baby).
|A.||Apply for an extension. It's OK to take a break and start up your study at a later point in time. Just let us know.|
|Q.||How do I contact my tutor?|
|A.||Write, fax, email or phone the school. Leave a message if your tutor isn't available and they will phone, write or fax back; whatever you wish.|
|Q.||How long does a shorter course (ie. 80-120hrs) take to complete?|
|A.||Commonly no more than one year. Some students finish in less than 6 months.|
|Q.||How does recognition of the school compare with other colleges?|
We operate a different system to most other institutions. Our recognition is very good, but again different.
We have focused more on giving our students those things that industry wants; and seeking support from industry and international recognition; rather than local or national government accreditation.
|Q.||What benefit is it to study these courses?|
We focus on developing your learning. We aim to improve your capacity to function and grow within the discipline you study; well into the future, after you leave us.
We have an outstanding success rate with graduates. It is rare to find graduates who do not excel after leaving us; however, everyone should always understand that success comes not just from study, but also by being involved in something that you are passionate about, and which suits your natural strengths.
We encourage every prospective student to communicate with one of our tutors and explore the study possibilities before enrolling; to ensure that they choose a course that matches the person that they are.
|Q.||What do I get as a student?|
You need to understand that a course is "an experience that makes you into a different (more capable) person". If a course does it's job
properly; you will graduate with a different mind set, and a different perspective on the subject you studied. To bring about these changes
involves presenting you with information of course; but it's a great deal more than that. Some people enter study, thinking it's all about
collecting information; but that's not study (that's building a library).
As a student, we provide you with things to read, selected information about the subject -but not too much information for the duration of the course. If we gave you too much, the important things could not be emphasised as easily and you could not experience the reinforcement and reflection which is critical to a learning experience.
We also guide you through experiences, whether observation and reflection; research; or practical tasks. These experiences are designed with input from highly experienced psychologists and educators; to achieve the learning which we aim to develop.
We believe an important part of this whole learning process is to provide support; whether through automated services and extra resources (eg. in the student room) or through generous access to academic specialists who can guide and mentor the student as needed. Your fees are paying not only for a set of notes; but for a whole process of learning to be designed, maintained and supported by having resources standing ready to support you whenever we detect you straying off course; or whenever you approach us seeking assistance.