An important part of your transition to study at CAC is orientation. Orientation happens in many ways – at enrolment, during your class time and on campus as well as through various information sources.
Read through the following information for tips and advice on making a successful start to your studies.
Getting started at CAC
- International Student information
- Orientation to your course
- Orientation to your campus and services
- CAC policy and procedures
Congratulations on receiving your offer to study at CAC Now that you have received your offer, it’s time to enrol!
- Enrollment – This is the first step in your time at CAC. It’s when you will confirm your place within your course, pay your fees and access other important information. Student administration will provide you with advice on when and how to enroll. If you cannot attend your enrollment session, you will need to notify your department.
- Student ID card – You will receive these when enrolling, along with a Student Handbook. Student ID card is needed for printing, photocopying and any transport concession entitlements. If you don’t receive these when enrolling, please visit Student Services with your enrollment receipt.
- Be organised – Make sure you have the date, time and location of the class and have brought the correct clothing and materials.
- Teaching staff – Your teaching staff will be your main contact for each term. They will be able to explain how the course works, what materials you might need and how the teaching department can assist you.
- Course outline – Your teacher will detail the structure and requirements of your course and how you will be assessed.
- Materials, uniforms and books – You may require specific clothing, books or other materials.
- Assessment – It is important you find out how you will be assessed so you can begin preparing from your first class. Often assessments will begin a few weeks into your course with major assessments taking place at the end of each term/semester.
One of the most important steps in getting started at CAC is attending your course induction. The induction might be held during your first scheduled class or as a separate session prior to your course commencing.
At your course induction you will:
- meet your senior education and some or all of your teachers.
- hear more about your course, including how it is structured and the types of assessmnets you will complete, as well as your course census date.
- find out more about recognition of prior learning – how your current skills, knowledge and experience can count towards your qualification.
We will also provide you with a book and equipment list, as well as your timetable, if this has not already been supplied at enrolment.
You will also hear about the many other aspects of your student experience at CAC such as the free support services available, our policies and procedures and more about your campus – such as where to park and eat. You will also be taken on a brief campus tour so you can see where the student centre, library and other student spaces are located.
We will also explain your CAC Training Plan, how to access it and accept it.
Find out more about your new learning space and support available to you as a student.
- myCAC is our online student portal that provides access to learning materials, information on CAC’s Learning and Support Services and opportunities available to CAC students. You will need your student logon and password.
- Campus information – You can find directions and public transport information
- Learning and Support Services
- Library and common areas where students can socialise, browse internet and relax