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  • Student Information Booklet

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  • Student Information Booklet

    Contents

    Welcome Introduction ..................................................................................... 4 English Language Institute (ELI) Staff.............................................................. 5 City Flinders Campus........................................................................................ 6 Campus Locations............................................................................................ 7 Footscray Park Campus Course Dates 2006/2007 .................................................................................. 8 Attendance ....................................................................................................... 9 Punctuality ELICOS Classes: Levels and Pathways ........................................................... 10 Course Overview.. 11 Course Structure General English Intermediate and Upper Intermediate EAP (ELICOS 1 & 2) 12 University Preparation Course 13 Requirements to Enter University Preparation 1 & 2 (UP1 & UP2)...

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    Other Courses Offered 15 IELTS Preparation Course & IELTS test centres Assessment. 16 Student Promotion Assessment Procedure 17 Recommendation Letter Facilities at the English Language Institute and Victoria University 18 Self Access Centre (SAC) Multi Media Centre (MMC) 18 Student Lounge Libraries Prayer Rooms 18 Lost Property Microwaves Student Services 19 Student Cards

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    Contents, continued

    Assistance Offered at Victoria University... 19 Homestay/Rental Accommodation Doctors Dentist 20 Overseas Health Cover Communication and Banking.. 22 Student Email/Mail Post Offices Banking Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). 23 Emergency Information 24 Evacuation Procedure Emergency Contacts Problem? Who do you talk to?..................................................................... 24 Seeking Help Inside ELI and VU 25 Problem Still Not Solved-Help Outside VU 26 Useful Services/Telephone Numbers... 27 Non 24 Hour Counselling Local Public Hospitals Assistance with English Language or Academic Skills After ELICOS ......... 28

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    English Language Intensive Course For Overseas Students

    WELCOME to Victoria University

    English Language Institute (ELI) You are now enrolled as an ELICOS student at Flinders Lane Campus, level 5, 301 Flinders Lane. All the staff at the English Language Institute and the International Branch hope your stay is a rewarding and enjoyable one. This booklet provides important general information about the course you are undertaking. Please read the booklet carefully and use the book as a source of reference for any queries you may have. Feel free to ask your teacher or any other staff in the University if you have any questions. The English Language Institute staff are always ready to assist you.

    IMPORTANT NOTE

    Conditional offers Combined offers for ELICOS and a mainstream Victoria University course are conditional offers. The English Language Institute must confirm that students have reached the required English level before students can enrol in their chosen course.

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    English Language Institute Staff Director: Amanda Pearce

    Head of Department: Harvey Broadstock

    9919 1175

    Program Manager: Dianne McKeagney ( Monday, Tuesday & Thursday) Nadia Chighine (Wednesday & Friday)

    9919 1054 Administrative Officer: Jittra Knox ELI phone number: 9919 1175 ELI fax number: 9919 1298 ELI email address: eli@vu.edu.au

    ELICOS Teachers: Nadia Chighine Dianne McKeagney Rob Lee Chris Valcanov Rob Walker Tao Bak Cheryl Wake Anne Bell Jo Pupillo Su Schneider Silvia Day Richard Holland Warwick Edmonds

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    Campus Locations The English Language Institute is located at City Flinders Campus

    Level 5, 301 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. Telephone no. 9919 1175.

    City Flinders Campus Where: 301 Flinders Lane

    Flinders Lane is the set in the heart of the city, it is easily accessible by public transport and houses the International Branch, Student Services, and the Faculty of Human Development. Victoria Universitys English Language Institute is also located here and provides English Language training for international students preparing for courses on all campuses of the University. Basement - Information Technology Services Ground - Student Services Student Administration Facilities Management Level 1 - Faculty of Human Development Business Industry training Specialists Level 2 - Library

    Level 3 - International Branch Level 4 - Osteopathy Clinics Level 5 - English Language Institute

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    Some of your classes may be undertaken at another campus. This will allow you to become familiar with Victoria University of Technology and enable you to use all the facilities that are available. Below is a map detailing the locations of the City Campuses.

    Key to Map 1. City King Campus 225 King Street, City

    2. City Queen Campus 1 295 Queen Street, City

    3. City Queen Campus 2 283 Queen Street, City

    4. City Flinders Lane Campus 301 Flinders Lane, City

    5. City Flinders Campus (Main Building) 300 Flinders Street, City

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    Course Dates for 2007 & 2008

    Course Intake Number

    Commencement Date

    Finishing Date

    Intake#2, 2007** 19 February 2007 23 March 2007

    Intake#3, 2007 26 March 2007 4 May 2007 (including 1 week Easter Holiday)

    Intake#4, 2007* 7 May 2007 8 June 2007

    Intake#5, 2007 12 June 2007 13 July 2007

    Course Break 16 20 July 2007 (one week break)

    Intake#6, 2007** 23 July 2007 24 August 2007

    Intake#7, 2007 27 August 2007 28 September 2007

    Course Break 1 5 October 2007 (one week break)

    Intake#8, 2007* 8 October 2007 9 November 2007

    Intake#9, 2007* 12 November 2007 14 December 2007

    Course dates for 2008 Intake#1, 2008 7 January 2008 8 February 2008

    Course Break 11 15 February 2008 (one week break)

    Intake#2, 2008** 18 February 2008 Thursday 20 March 2008

    Course Break Friday 21 28 March 2008 (one week EASTER break)

    Intake#3, 2008 31 March 2008 2 May 2008

    *10 week University Preparation Course UP2(Undergraduate) is available only intake 2,4,6,8 & 9. ** 10 week University Preparation Course UP1(Postgraduate) is available only intake 4,8 & 9.

    Course Breaks There are a number of course breaks throughout the year. Students are not permitted to take any time off other than the listed course breaks. If you take any other time off, you will be marked absent. Only in special circumstances is permission for extra leave granted.

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    Attendance

    Regular attendance is a requirement of your student visa. If you know that you are going to be absent from class, please inform your teacher in

    advance. This will be recorded as an absence with a reason in the attendance register. If you are unable to attend class, you can ring and leave a message at reception on

    9919 1175. This will also be recorded as an absence with a reason in the attendance register.

    If you are sick and see a doctor, you should ask for a doctors certificate. If you show your teacher a doctors certificate, this will be photocopied and recorded as an absence with a certificate in the attendance register. You must keep all original medical certificates.

    ATTENDANCE REMINDERS A first attendance reminder will be issued if your attendance falls below 80% in any 2

    week period. You will then be required to attend an interview with the Program Manager.

    A second and final attendance reminder, will be issued if your attendance falls below 80% in any subsequent 2 week period. You will then be required to attend an interview with the Head of Department and will be asked to sign a student agreement form.

    If,after receiving the second and final reminder your attendance rate falls again and you cannot achieve 80% attendance by the end of your ELICOS program, your name will be forwarded to the Victoria University Government Liaison Officer at Flinders Lane Campus, who will then obliged to report you to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). You will then be required to attend an interview at DIAC and explain your absences. You must take all medical and any other documents with you to explain your absences.

    While 80% is the level required by DIAC, your attendance rate should be as high as

    possible in order to achieve your pathway. In order to be granted a certificate at the end of your course, students must have

    completed all tasks to a satisfactory level and must have a minimum of 80% attendance.

    Punctuality You are required to be on time for classes. It is considered good manners to arrive in time for class in Australia.

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    ELICOS Classes: Levels and Pathways

    University Preparation Course

    Type TAFE Preparation IELTS

    Entry/Exit Level

    Beginners GE Beginners 1.0 2.0 Elementary (ELICOS 4) GE Elementa