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New to APIC? - Pre Enrolment and Initial Orientation Information

Welcome to Asia Pacific International College

Welcome to Asia Pacific International College (APIC)!

 

APIC is excited to welcome you to our college and we look forward to seeing you grow and develop throughout your study. Together we can ensure that you have an enjoyable and successful experience at APIC.

 

APIC wishes you all the best and a heartfelt Good Luck as you commence your journey.

Orientation for New Students

APIC’s Orientation week is the week before classes commence. Orientation is an opportunity for you to learn about your requirements as a student, the support services APIC provides, and to connect with your academic team and classmates. Orientation provides all the information you need to prepare to commence your APIC course. Further information regarding Orientation and Enrolment will become available via APIC’s Student Hub and sent to you via email.

Orientation for Trimester 3, 2023 will be held on campus over two days. Please refer to the below dates for each campus. Students must attend both days. 

Melbourne & Brisbane Campuses

Day One

26

SEPT

Tuesday
10am - 3.30pm 
AEST

Day Two

27

SEPT

Wednesday
9am - 4.45pm 
AEST

Sydney Campus

Day One

27

SEPT

Wednesday
10am - 3.30pm 
AEST

Day Two

28

SEPT

Thursday
9am - 4.45pm 
AEST

Award of Credit / Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you have completed previous studies, or have relevant professional work experience you may be eligible for credit towards your course. Applications for Credit and required supporting evidence must be lodged through the online application form no less than ten (10) working days before the census date of a student’s first study period at APIC. This is to allow time for the application to be assessed and any enrolment variations to be completed before the census date. For more information refer to APIC's Award of Credit Policy.

 

Please Note: Students who have been awarded credit must accept the credit via their Letter of Offer. If a student has already accepted one offer, they will be issued a new offer which includes any relevant credit/RPL.

 

Students who have received Conditional RPL’s must submit official transcripts relating to the unit/s no later than 3 working days before census date of the students first study period for this credit to be applied as well as confirming acceptance of the credit outcome.

My Online Accounts

Students are provided with three (3) online accounts; the Student Portal; Office365 and APIC’s Online Learning System (OLS) Canvas. The My Online Accounts Student Hub page provides an introduction to each of your Accounts and Login Information. During orientation students will be supported to login to all three accounts to ensure access before classes commence. 

 

If you accepted your offer and/or were issued your CoE before 5pm on 28 August 2023 you have access to all three of your online accounts. Please log into your Student Portal, review and update your contact details and log into your Office365 account to set up your College/student email address.

From 4 September 2023 online accounts for students commencing in Trimester 3, 2023 will be provisioned within 7 working days of the acceptance of an offer for domestic students and CoE issuance for international students.

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Student Portal

Access your timetable, results, trimester invoices.

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Canvas

Access your course material, quizzes and online exams

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Office 365

Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive

Update your contact details

Please check and update your contact telephone number/s and emergency contact details the first time you log into your Student PortalTelephone numbers are entered with no spaces. 

Even if you are living in temporary accommodation following your arrival in Australia you must update your contact information. Student visa holders MUST notify the College of your residential address within 7 days of arriving in Australia (​visa condition 8533).

It is the responsibility of all students to ensure APIC always has your current and correct contact information. Student visa holders MUST notify the College of any changes to your contact information within 7 days. 

Key Dates for
Trimester 3, 2023

Enrolment opening and closing dates, enrolment application closing dates, class commencement, the census date and the end of Trimester date etc are available via the Student Hub Home page.

Enrolment

New student enrolment for the coming study period is scheduled to open at 10am AEST on Wednesday 13 September 2023. Students are required to process their enrolment into each study period via their Student Portal before the close of enrolment. 

With international borders re-opened and overseas students once again able to travel to Australia for study APIC has returned to compliance with the National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 (National Code). This means that classes are delivered on campus, with a very limited number of online offerings. 

 

New students will receive an email advising that enrolment has opened on the day, further advice and instruction will become available via APIC's Student Hub. 

Conditional Offer Documents

Refer to your COE and/or Offer Letter and Written Agreement for any enrolment conditions. If you need to provide conditional documents, you will receive an email that will provide a link to upload your documentation to.

 

Conditional offer documents are due at the end of Week 1 of the study period and must be submitted by 5:00pm (AEDT/AEST)

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Students studying in Australia need to have a Unique Student Identifier number or USI. From 1 January 2023, all higher education students, including international students studying in Australia, must have a USI to graduate and receive their award.  Your USI is your individual Australian education identification number for life. You need a USI if you are:

  • an International student who is onshore in Australia and has a valid visa

  • a new or continuing domestic student

  • a student who has completed their studies and will graduate in 2023 (and beyond) 

 

The process of applying is simple, the online tutorial video which is available here overviews the process. For further information about USI's please click here. Please apply for your USI using the link below.

Tip for students who have a single name: when you apply for your USI, insert a dash (-) in the first name field and enter your name in the last name field.

 

Once you have received your USI, you need to record the number in your Student Portal.

Academic Integrity Module (AIM)

The Academic Integrity Module (AIM) provides students with information about their academic integrity responsibilities, the importance of proper acknowledgement and referencing, and how to avoid plagiarism and other types of academic misconduct. To successfully complete the module, students must complete the AIM quiz and achieve a score of 100%. Students may repeat the AIM and quiz as many times as needed until successfully completed.

 

All commencing students will be introduced to the AIM during Orientation. Students who enrol into BUS1001 and PRJ5001 will complete the AIM in the unit, students who are not enrolled into these units need to undertake the AIM independently. The AIM is accessible from the Dashboard of your Canvas account (APIC’s Online Learning System).

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