Useful Student Information

The decision to study in another country is not one to be taken lightly. But once it has been made, a world of opportunity opens up and not only from an education point of view. There is living in a new country to consider along with meeting the requirements to qualify for entry. It is an exciting journey and one that Taylorweir will assist with wherever possible.

On this page Taylorweir has collated a range of information to assist with your transition.


INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR COURSE

Taylorweir provides CRICOS registered, Nationally Recognised Training within the Australian Qualifications Framework.

For detailed information about your course and studying at Taylorweir International School of Hairdressing, please refer to the school’s online Student Handbook


LIVING IN AUSTRALIA

For information regarding living and studying in Australia, visit: 

http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/en/Why-Study-in-Australia

http://www.westernaustralia.com/au/Destinations/Experience_Perth/Perth/Pages/Perth.aspx


EDUCATION SERVICES FOR OVERSEAS STUDENTS (ESOS)

The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) legislative framework is designed to ensure that Australia's reputation for delivering quality education services is maintained and that the interests of overseas students are protected.

The Australian Government wants international students in Australia to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study. Australia’s laws promote quality education and consumer protection for international students. These laws are known as the ESOS framework and they include the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code 2007. 

https://aei.gov.au/regulatory-information/pages/regulatoryinformation.aspx


STUDENT VISA CONDITIONS

If you do not uphold your Student Visa conditions your visa may be cancelled and you may have to leave Australia. A full list of conditions is available at:

http://www.immi.gov.au/students/visa-conditions-students.htm with the most important listed below:

  • You must remain enrolled in a course registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) 
  • You must make satisfactory course progress according to Taylorweir's rules. 
  • You must advise Taylorweir of your Australian address within seven days of arriving in Australia, and within seven days of any change of address. 
  • You must maintain enough money to pay for travel, tuition and living expenses for yourself, your spouse and your dependent children for the duration of your stay in Australia. 
  • Any family members of school age (between 5 and 18 years) living in Australia must attend school in Australia. 
  • You must maintain health insurance for you and your family members while in Australia. 
  • You cannot undertake work until you have commenced your course in Australia. 
  • You cannot work more than 20 hours per week /40 hours per fortnight during term/semester teaching periods. 

Helpful links regarding your Student Visa

http://www.immi.gov.au/students/students/chooser/

To apply and more information regarding your student visa, visit:

http://www.immi.gov.au/e_visa/students.htm

There are a few options if you would like to extend your stay in Perth after your course.

http://www.immi.gov.au/students/students/extending_your_stay/index.htm

Information regarding Skilled Visas and Migration to Australia

http://www.immi.gov.au/skills/skillselect/


ENROLMENT POLICY

Taylorweir management and staff are committed to ensuring that all enrolling students are provided with necessary, timely and accurate information that relates to its training and assessment services available to overseas students.


UNDER 18 STUDENTS

Taylorweir has a policy of not accepting students under the age of 18 unless they are in the care of a parent or family member approved by the Director of Taylorweir.


DRESS CODE

In the interests of health and safety and a responsible learning environment, it is mandatory that all students comply with the requirements listed below.

  • Closed toe shoes 
  • Smart casual attire
  • Neat appearance 
  • No midriff tops or excessively revealing garments, including singlets
  • Very short miniskirts, mini dresses and very short shorts must be worn with tights or leggings
  • No caps

ENGLISH ONLY PLEASE

When you’re at Taylorweir, please speak only English – we know it’s difficult sometimes, but if everybody speaks English in the school, everybody will learn faster!


SUPPORT AVAILABLE

We want your experience at Taylorweir to be a positive one. We understand the challenges that international students face when trying to adjust to a new culture and environment, making new friends, and successfully completing your studies all at the same time. Be assured you are not alone - we are here to help you with any question or concern.


MODES OF STUDY AND ASSESSMENT

Training is provided over a period of between 21 – 28 hours per week (depending on the course), with a combination of classroom and simulated workplace training approaches. 

Assessments include written tests, assignments and observation of practical tasks in a simulated workplace. Students will be assessed according to established industry standards.

Students who successfully complete their course will be awarded a qualification that is nationally recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework.


UNSATISFACTORY COURSE PROGRESS

Taylorweir Management and staff are committed to monitoring, recording and assessing the course progress of each enrolled student in the course that they are enrolled within each study period (minimum 10 weeks or at least each 6 month period). Taylorweir Management and training staff apply Intervention Strategies when students demonstrate unsatisfactory course progress in any study period.

Your Course Progress Rules and Intervention Strategies can be found in the online Student Handbook.


REPORTING UNSATISFACTORY PROGRESS

If a student does not make satisfactory course progress according to Taylorweir’s rules, and is suspended or excluded from their course, Taylorweir will notify the student of its intention to report the student for breach of this visa requirement. The student then has 21 working days in which to begin a formal appeal of their results or progress status. If the student chooses not to access the complaints and appeals process within the 21 working day period, withdraws from the process, or the process is completed and results in a decision supporting Taylorweir’s decision, Taylorweir  must officially report the student’s failure to make satisfactory course progress. 

Taylorweir’s Reporting Unsatisfactory Progress policy and procedure can be found in the online Student Handbook


COURSE ATTENDANCE

It should be understood that a student may be at risk of failing within their course progress if they are falling behind in consistent attendance in training courses. Students who are at risk of falling below 80% are in contravention of Taylorweir’s rules of enrolment and will be at risk of having their enrolment suspended or cancelled. 

Taylorweir’s Course Attendance Policy can be found in the online Student Handbook.


ALCOHOL AND ILLEGAL DRUGS

Students found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be asked to leave Taylorweir. Alcohol and illegal drugs are not allowed on school premises; and any students found in possession of these substances will be asked to leave Taylorweir immediately. Any illegal activity will be reported to the appropriate authority. Dismissal from the training program, should these circumstances persist will be at the discretion of the Director of Taylorweir.


COMPLETION WITHIN THE EXPECTED DURATION OF STUDY

The ESOS Act and National Code require you to complete your studies within the duration specified in your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE), unless certain circumstances apply. 

Taylorweir’s Completion within the Expected Duration of Study Policy can be found in the online Student Handbook


COMPLAINTS AND APPEALS

For detailed information of Taylorweir’s Complaints and Appeals policy and procedure please read the school’s online Student Handbook


INDEPENDENT CONCILIATOR       

As a part of the External Process of Taylorweir's Complaints and Appeals procedure, students may access an independent person known as an independent conciliator.

The Western Australian Government provides an International Education Conciliator for international students and the Federal Government provides the Overseas Student Ombudsman. Both offer free and independent services to assist in resolving problems that may occur between international students and their educational institution.

The International Education Conciliator can be contacted by phone: 08 9441 1929 or email: alison.miller@des.wa.gov.au

The Overseas Student Ombudsman can be contacted by phone: 1300 362 072, email: ombudsman@ombudsman.gov.au  or web: http://www.oso.gov.au/


DEFFERRING, SUSPENDING OR CANCELLING STUDY

Any deferment, suspension or cancellation of your enrolment may have an effect on your student visa, and it is important that you contact DIAC for advice before taking any action.

If you want to take leave from your course, you must complete the International student Leave Form and have your leave approved by the international student coordinator or Director, who can approve if compassionate or compelling circumstances apply.

Compassionate and compelling circumstances, (which are beyond the control of the student) are assessed where evidence of their validity is provided. 

For detailed information of Taylorweir’s Deferring, Suspending or Cancelling Study policy and procedure please refer to the school’s online Student Handbook


COURSE CREDIT AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

Taylorweir International School of Hairdressing is a Registered Training Provider with full qualifications to provide nationally recognised accreditation for Recognition of Prior Learning

If you are granted course credit, and these results in a shortening of your course, Taylorweir will report your new expected course duration to DIAC, who may then reduce your visa duration.


TRANSFER STUDENT ENROLMENT POLICY

The enrolling staff member shall not knowingly enrol a student who has not completed six months of their principal course without a Letter of Release from their existing college and will only enrol an international student on a student visa in specific circumstances when transferring from another college. 

For detailed information of Taylorweir’s Student Enrolment policy and procedure please refer to the school’s online Student Handbook


STUDENT TRANSFER 

For detailed information of Taylorweir’s Student Transfer Request Procedure policy and procedure please read the school’s online Student Handbook


WORK OPPORTUNITIES

A student visa requires a minimum of 20 hours attending full time study in the school per week. This allows students to gain a part time or casual employment (no more than 20 hours per week/40 hours per fortnight) in the local hairdressing industry or in the many restaurants, cafes, and throughout the hospitality industry. 


HEALTH & MEDICAL INSURANCE

Australia has a specialised system of health cover for international students called Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). You must have health cover for the duration of your enrolment as a condition of your visa requirements. Overseas Student Health Cover will help you pay for any medical or hospital care you may need while you’re studying in Australia, and will contribute towards the cost of prescription medicines and an ambulance in an emergency. Dental, optical and physiotherapy are not covered.

For more information regarding Overseas Student Health Cover please visit:
http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/en/Study-Costs/Insurance


AUSTRALIAN BANKING

You will need to set up an Australian bank account when you have arrived in Australia.                   

The banks listed below are the most common banks in Australia. 

To open an Australian bank account, you will be required to present:

One form of Photo ID and One form of ID that has your Current Address on it.

Example 1:

Passport

Driver’s Licence

      Example 2:

      Driver’s Licence

      Utilities statement


COST OF LIVING

This is an estimated guide for 1 month’s expenses in Perth. This guide can vary depending on your choice of accommodation and style of living.

Accommodation & Utilities

          $1,700

Food and Drinks 

             $650

Transportation

             $150

Entertainment

             $400

Approximate Monthly Total 

    AUD$2,900

For more information regarding living costs please visit:

http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/en/Study-Costs/Living


TRANSPERTH & PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN PERTH

As an international student studying at Taylorweir, you are entitled to student concession on all public transport.

For more information, speak to your international student coordinator or call Transperth.

Transperth InfoLine: 13 62 13

www.transperth.wa.gov.au

http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/TicketsandFares/ConcessionPasses.aspx

http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/TicketsandFares/SmartRider/BuyingSmartRider/TertiarySmartRiders.aspx#Non

http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/smartrider/types-of-smartrider/tertiary-...


ACCOMMODATION

Rent a room

It is popular among students to rent a room or share a house or apartment.
Prices vary depending on location and how many people you share the accommodation with.
Visit the provided links if you are looking for shared accommodation.

http://www.shareaccommodation.com/index.php?mode=search&state=WA

http://www.homehound.com.au

Home stay

This is an excellent way to be accommodated; you will live with a family and be a part of their lifestyle and culture. Prices are approximately around $235 - $325 per week depending on how many meals are provided. For more information, visit:

http://www.homestaynetwork.org/

http://www.perthhomestay.org/

Independent Living

Most accommodation for rent does not include electrical items, household furniture, bedding and linen etc. Second hand household goods are available quite cheaply, but you may wish to bring some of your own basic items. To view available properties for rent, visit:

http://www.realestate.com.au/rent

http://www.domain.com.au/?mode=rent

or, look in the local paper

Accommodation scams

Students should use care when making accommodation arrangements and be aware of fake rental properties and accommodation scams. Visit the SCAMwatch website for more information on these and other deceptions. 

http://www.scamwatch.gov.au/


STUDENT DISCOUNT CARDS

Student Edge provides Australia’s students with free access to online student services information including health and wellbeing, study and career tools. It also engages students with membership rewards, including a host of exclusive big brand discounts

http://www.studentedge.com.au/

The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is an internationally recognised student ID for all full time students in Australia. ISIC card holders are members of a global club. Every year students use their ISIC card to take advantage of offers at home and overseas on travel, shopping, museums, food and much more. *This card has a fee attached.

http://www.isiccard.com.au/?gclid=CLnW_dTd3rACFUNMpgodjXqK2A