All Student Services

Envirotech Education represents a new approach to training.  We are a paperless organisation with all our courses designed to upskill students and assist in achieving specific work outcomes regardless of the academic stream.

Training is offered via various modes to suit the student's unique learning needs, utilising current information technology, and assisting to develop knowledge and working experience through focusing on technology, sustainability and innovation

Our experienced trainers and assessors are committed to creating a safe, friendly and healthy learning environment for our students. We focus on student support and personal attention to produce outstanding results.

We provide a wide range of student support services to assist you achieve your course outcomes, during your course, and then once you have completed the course to help you be best prepared for achieving your dream job. 

In addition to these, for being a student at Envirotech you will also have access to:

  • Discounted public transport
  • Free WIFI and computer access
  • Access to the electronic resources library
  • Student ID Cards
  • Kitchen and student room facilities

The Student Support Services include:

DURING YOUR COURSE

Internships where you work with current businesses to gain important practical experience to include within your resume.

Work Placement to practice the skills and knowledge you have gained in class,

Elective Classes where you gain additional skills and knowledge focused on the specific industry you wish to work in, 

Additional tutoring if you are super keen, and

Mentoring and Counselling if you feel you need support and guidance on your journey.  These can be scheduled at the campus, or via Skype if you can't get to the campus.

ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR COURSE

Employability Skills Sessions where you learn how to be as Job Ready as possible.

At Envirotech will have an open door policy and will support you from the beginning to the end of the time you are with us.                  

                          

EDUCATION PATHWAYS

Envirotech recognises not every student will have the same education pathway. Studying is unique for each student with different goals and outcomes wanting to be achieved. We work with a range of providers to offer each student an opportunity to create and follow their own education path.

University Pathway

Envirotech Education currently has articulation arrangements with some of the best Universities in Australia. We work with Griffith University as well as Southern Cross University for a selection of our Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses.

Speak with one of our student support officers for more information on which university will meet your needs.

Vocational Pathway

Envirotech Education will assist you to be as prepared as possible to start in the career you want. Once you complete your course, you can continue with the Employability Skills Sessions to further enhance your opportunities and be better placed when you apply for that new job, or promotion.

Employability Skills Sessions include:

Resume Writing Our Student Career Guidance Officer, is available to take each of our students through the process of creating a resume fit for their selected industry. You will work together to develop career objective statements, cover letters, and specialised resumes.

Interview Preparation Be guided through the process of job interviews. Learn how to approach tricky interview questions that are asked, as well as becoming aware of your rights and responsibilities within each industry interview. Understand what to wear, what questions to ask and how to follow up with the prospective employer after the initial interviews.

Job seeking platform During the Induction/Orientation program students are provided with access to Envirotech’s professional employment portal where students are assisted to establish their professional portfolio and apply for different positions which suit their career development goals. The portal remains active for the duration of each student’s enrolment and until one year from the end of the student’s last enrolment with Envirotech. This platform also includes assistance in sourcing work placement and internships that are industry and course relevant.

 

Elective Classes

Envirotech Education is passionate about supporting all students to gain as much skills and knowledge they can to be the best prepared when entering the job market.  This includes providing classes where you will learn "Soft Skills" which will not only enhance your resume, but help you stand out from the "pack".

 

ENGLISH ELECTIVE

This course will offer you extensive practice in the use of Written and Spoken English. Learn how to prepare yourself to present and interact with people through understanding who your audience is, practising your speaking and presenting in confidence on a range of topics.

Enhance your reading and writing abilities through the completion of essays, public speaking notes and PowerPoint presentations. Learn how to present your written and spoken argument with confidence!

Finish the course through the culmination of these skills in a Video Presentation which will set you apart from your competitors!

MICROSOFT ACADEMY ELECTIVE

Learn how to be an expert when using MICROSOFT EXCEL. Practice and build your excel skills focusing on Formatting, Worksheet Construction, Formula Creation, Pivot Chart and Graphs are a few of the areas you will become more experienced in.

By completing the course, you are taking the first step towards becoming a Microsoft Office Specialist and gaining accreditation with the Microsoft Academy.

DIGITAL MEDIA ELECTIVES

This course will offer you an opportunity to practice and enhance your skills in the Digital Media Technologies Industries. Understand HTML, CSS and Javascript and more! Skills which will are being used in more businesses to assist them in keeping current with media trends and capabilities.

FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING

Learn about the software package Xero. Understand basic accounting principles that will help you operate in a small business environment. Key principles for accounts receivable and payable, and payroll to name just a few.

SUSTAINABILITY

Learn how you can make a difference not only personally, but by taking the skills and knowledge you gain from completing this course into the business world to enhance the future of the environment. Cover topics such as “Sustainability: what does it really mean?” and learning 10 green habit changes for a better you!

ADOBE

Become an ADOBE design expert! Learn the principles required to create designs and images for social media, photo editing and brochures.

By completing the course, you are taking the first step towards achieving design accreditation with Adobe.

SOCIAL MEDIA AND MARKETING

Become a Social Media and Marketing GURU!! Learn basics about appropriate content, effective use of social media for great marketing and increasing your profile and likes!!

University Pathway

Envirotech Education currently has articulation arrangements with some of the best Universities in Australia. We work with Griffith University as well as Southern Cross University for a selection of our Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses.

Complete a course at Envirotech and you could also receive credit for the work you have done which could take up to a year or more off your study at university.

Speak with one of our student support officers for more information on which university will meet your needs.

Southern Cross University 

ENVIROTECH has approved articulation arrangements with Southern Cross University (SCU), providing entry into a range of discipline related SCU courses, with maximum credit for prior learning.

For example:

ENVIROTECH COURSE

SCU COURSE**

CREDIT AMOUNT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BSB50215 Diploma of Business

2206351 Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies)  

CRICOS Code: 016182B

4 units, of a total of 16 (43% of the course)

2202321 Associate Degree of Information Technology

CRICOS Code: 019836M

7 units, of a total of 16 (43% of the course)

2207275 Associate Degree of Business

CRICOS Code: 082688F

8 units, of a total of 16 (50% of the course)

3002107 Bachelor of Accounting

CRICOS Code: 092940E

3006110 Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies  

CRICOS Code: 022342G

 

4 units, of a total of 24 (16% of the course)

3002100 Bachelor of Business

CRICOS Code: 016157C and CRICOS Code (Sydney/Melbourne): 081532A

3002111 Bachelor of Information Technology

CRICOS Code: 019840D and CRICOS Code (Sydney/Melbourne): 086031D

3007314 Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management

CRICOS Code: 085172K

3004145 Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management

CRICOS Code (The Hotel School Sydney): 086102E

 

 

 

8 units, of a total of 24 (33% of the course)

To find your pathway to Southern Cross University view: www.scu.edu.au/scupathways/aqfvocationallinkages

Pathway options include: Accounting, Business, Law and Justice, Information Technology, Arts, Social Science and Welfare, Education and Teaching, Tourism and Hotel Management).

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

The Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) policy is a mandatory requirement for the application of a student visa in Australia. Envirotech will organise prospective students medical cover policy for the entire course duration plus two months after the course end date. In the case that students have their own medical cover preferences, they are required to send a copy of the policy covering the duration of selected course plus two months to receive the Confirmation of Enrolment (COE).

Envirotech has an agreement with NIB and Medibank, who are approved OSHC provider in Australia.

Our friendly administration staff will assist students through all applications relating to OSHC for the duration of their cover, including support in submitting claims to their health care providers if need be.

For more information, please contact our enrolments and support team on 07 5535 3766.

Counselling, Social Welfare and Support Services

Our students have access to social and welfare services and support provided by a qualified social worker at both our Burleigh Heads and Byron Bay campuses. These services include confidential personal guidance to help resolve any personal issues, which may be affecting their studies or achieving progression in course outcomes and requirements.
Our administration and student support team in the office are available to make appointments and for more information, please contact our office on 07 5535 3766. 

Counselling services are provided to all students at no cost.
Counselling services may be also contacted by phone and via the internet, the following contacts
may be of service:
www.health.qld.gov.au
www.aihw.gov.au
www.lifeline.org.au/goldcoast/lifeline_services

Funding Options

Vocational Education and Training is supported in Australia at both the Federal and State level.

Students are offered a range of funding choices depending on their personal circumstances through approved providers. Envirotech is a proud approved provider for a range of funding options.

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans

The Federal Government is supporting students to undertake an approved qualification through a “study now, pay later” approach. The VET Student Loans program is a contingency loan where the student accrues the debt over the duration of the course with the responsibility to pay the loan back once they are earning a pre-determined amount.

Pre-Enrolment Information for students wanting to apply for a VET Student Loan

There are a few things you need to think about before you apply for a VET Student Loan to pay for all or part of your course costs. When you apply for a VET Student Loan you are agreeing that you have read and understood this information as a condition of your application.

 

VET Student Loans:

  • From 1 January 2017, VET Student Loans (VSL) was implemented by the Commonwealth Government
  • This is a new student loans program that replaces the VET FEE-HELP scheme, and provides eligible students access to quality higher level VET qualifications, particularly those students who could not otherwise afford to pay upfront
  • A VET Student Loan is a personal loan from the Commonwealth Government
  • You will be required to repay your VET Student Loan to the Commonwealth Government when your income reaches the repayment threshold. The threshold can be found at www.studyassist.gov.au.
  • Repaying the loan may reduce your take-home (after-tax) wage or salary and may reduce your borrowing capacity.
  • You may wish to seek independent financial advice before applying for a loan.
  • For full fee paying students, there will be a 20% loan fee applied to your loan.
  • Students eligible for a state-based subsidy will not incur the 20% loan fee. Please contact us to discuss whether you are eligible for subsidy for your training.

For more information on applying for a course under VET Student Loan, please click here:

https://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/vet_student_loan_student_information_booklet_2017_0.pdf 

How does a VET Student Loan work?

If you are eligible, you can access a VET Student Loan up to a certain amount (called a loan cap) for a range eligible courses. The Commonwealth has determined a FEE Help Limit of $100,879.00 per student ( as at July 1st 2017) to complete qualifications utilising the VET Student Loan scheme.

Envirotech Education receives your tuition fees from the Australian Government and you repay your loan through the Australian tax system. When your income reaches the repayment threshold, you start making repayments until you have repaid the whole loan amount.

A VET Student Loan is only for tuition fees, and doesn't cover additional study costs such as your text books, materials and accommodation, if applicable.

 

What are Loan Caps?

  • A Loan Cap is the maximum dollar amount for the qualification which will be paid to the training organisation by the Commonwealth for the delivery and training of the respective qualification. There are three bands of Loan Caps, $5000, $10,000 and $15,000, which will

apply irrespective of whether the course is being delivered face-to-face, online, or via mixed delivery modes. The Commonwealth sets the Loan Caps for each course.

  • Training Providers can charge fees above the Loan Cap to deliver and train their qualification, which is NOT covered by the Commonwealth, and remains the responsibility of the student to pay directly to the training provider.
  • If you are eligible for a VET Student Loan, you will be entitled for a loan up to the specified Loan Cap amount per course.

 

Am I eligible for a VET Student Loan?

To be eligible for a VET Student Loan you must meet the following criteria.

You must be:

  • an Australian citizen, or
  • a New Zealand Special Category Visa (SCV) holder who meets the long-term residency requirements, or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.
  • Not exceeded the FEE HELP limit.
  • Meet academic suitability requirements.
  • Enrolled with an approved course provider in an approved course.
  • Studying the approved course primarily at a campus in Australia.
  • Meet the Tax File Number (TFN) requirements.
  • Have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) or are otherwise exempt. · Have read the 2017 VET Student Loans information booklet (Add link to brochure)
  • Provided the required documents to Envirotech Education and submitted the electronic loan application form (known as eCAF) by the first census day which is no less than two business days after enrolling.
  • Able to provide proof of identification and citizenship
  • Able to provide the required documents to Envirotech Education and submit the loan application form by the first census day, which is no less than two business days after enrolling.

Envirotech Education is an approved course provider. You can check if your chosen course is approved for a VET Student Loan on the course brochure. Search for your course here.

 

Are you academically suited?

Before you can access a VET Student Loan, Envirotech Education must also determine if you are academically suited to undertake the course prior to your first census date.

Envirotech Education will ask you to:

  • provide a certified copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate of Education, or
  • provide evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), or
  • display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test.

In addition, Envirotech Education must reasonably believe you will be able to successfully complete the course.

Our customer service teams are ready to support you through the application process. Contact us now for assistance on 07 5535 3766

For more information on VET Student Loans: www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans-students 

User Choice

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

If you are wishing to undertake a trade qualification or complete a traineeship, Envirotech is an approved provider for the User Choice program which supports these pathways.

Utilising the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program, employers offering skills-based training to employees may be eligible to receive funding from the Australian Government to cover training costs.

Certificate III Guarantee

The Queensland Department of Education launched an initiative to upskill the population of Queensland by supporting the completion of one Vocational Qualification at a Certificate 3 level or above.

Eligibility criteria applies to complete a funded course.

Are you eligible?

  • Are you an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or holder of a permanent visa?
  • Are you a Queensland resident?
  • No longer enrolled in school?
  • Are you 15 years of age or older?
  • Not enrolled in, or have not ever completed a post-school qualification, apprenticeship or traineeship at Certificate III level or higher?
  • Do you currently hold a Pension or Health Care card issued by Centrelink?

If you would like to confirm your eligibility – complete our online expression of interest form

 

 

Higher Level Skills

In conjunction with the Certificate 3 Program, Higher Level Skills is the next pathway for those who are currently employed in a relevant industry wishing to enhance their career options by upskilling in a Certificate IV or Diploma Qualification.

Eligibility criteria applies to complete a funded course.

  • Are you an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or holder of a permanent visa?
  • Are you a Queensland resident?
  • No longer enrolled in school?
  • Are you 15 years of age or older?
  • Currently employed within the Industry you are seeking to develop your skills in?
  • Do you currently hold a Pension or Health Care card issued by Centrelink?

If you would like to confirm your eligibility – complete our online expression of interest form

 

VETiS (Vocational Education and Training in Schools)

Some students undertake nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualifications while they are still at school.

Students can undertake VET at school:

  • as part of their school studies - delivered and resourced by a school registered training organisation (RTO)
  • by enrolling in a qualification with an external RTO - funded either by the Department of Education and Training's VET investment budget or through fee-for-service arrangements i.e. where the student or parent pays for the qualification as a school-based apprentice or trainee.
  • VETiS qualifications funded by the VET investment budget are listed on the Queensland Training Subsidies List ( https://training.qld.gov.au/docs-data/strategies/vetinvest/subsidieslist ). These qualifications are delivered by RTOs who have been approved by DET as pre-qualified suppliers (PQS) under the Certificate 3 Guarantee. Schools, in consultation with students and their parents, are able to choose any PQS for the eligible qualification.
  • VETiS qualifications on the Queensland Training Subsidies List are at the certificate I and II level.

Student Visa

 

Envirotech has been operating as an international college since 2008 and has extensive experience when it comes to visas.

We take our responsibilities very seriously as a host provider for any international student visa which has been granted, and encourage all students to speak with our knowledgeable team if there are any concerns.

We can assist you in the application process for a visa and provide guidance on what steps to take if you are unsure what your options are.

To find indepth information regarding visas, follow the link below.

http://envirotech.edu.au/en/studentsportal/international-student-visa/

You can also contact our Visa support officer in the office on visa@envirotech.edu.au or 07 5535 3766. 

Student Services

Once your student VISA is granted, notify Envirotech with the details of your travel arrangements at least two weeks prior to arrival. This will help us to assist you in planning for arrival into Australia. 
 

Here are some of the services we provide to all our students:

  • Cultural adjustment and support
  • Internet and computer access
  • Arranging Oversea Student Health Cover
  • Support for Student Visa applications
  • Assistance in finding work
  • Free counselling, welfare and work support on campus
  • Electronical resources library
  • Blended learning
  • Kitchen and student room facilities

Further Student Information can be found in the Envirotech Students Handbook. [Download Here]

Envirotech maintains an open door policy and we encourage our students to contact us for any needs.

Airport Pickup

Envirotech offers its students a friendly airport pick-up service where we can meet you at the Gold Coast or Brisbane airports and take you to your accommodation.


Airport pickup charges:
Airport Transfer (One Way): $ 99.00
Airport Transfer (Return): $ 190.00
Airport transfer Brisbane-Coolangatta (one way): $ 250.00
Airport transfer Brisbane-Coolangatta (return): $ 480.00


You are welcome to contact us for any enquiry or service.

Accommodation

Envirotech and Students Accommodations can totally assist our students in this process. We have many Australian families offering homestay and shared accommodation options.


They are ready and trustful to receive our students, as well as to provide comfortable accommodation with a typical Australian family.


An exciting opportunity to experience the Australian way of life, share the food, the customs and the humour!
Homestay is an important part of an International students’ study experience abroad. It is a great learning experience for both the student and the host family.


The cost of accommodation is NOT included in tuition fee amounts.

GOLD COAST
Student Homestay Accommodation
[ www.aussiehomestay.com.au ]
For booking your homestay in Gold Coast, and to find out more details, fill out the form. [Download Here]
BYRON BAY
Student Homestay Accommodation
[ www.byronbaystudentaccommodation.com.au ]

For booking your homestay in Byron Bay, and to find out more details, fill out the form. [Download Here]
The current price list is available. [Download Here]

Envirotech also has a noticeboard with some options for share and rent accommodation.


You may also visit our Facebook page to look for available rooms shared by students’ posts.

 

 

Working in Australia

Like many international students, you may get a part time or casual job to help pay your living expenses while you study in Australia. It is important that you know your rights in the workplace.

All people working in Australia have basic rights and protections in the workplace, including minimum pay and conditions. The Fair Work Ombudsman makes sure that these rights are protected and enforced fairly under Australia’s workplace laws.

For a comprehensive list of tools and information please click here.

About the Games

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will be staged from 4 to 15 April 2018, and will be the largest and most exciting event the Gold Coast has ever hosted and the largest event in Australia for a decade. 

GC2018 will commence with the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday 4 April 2018, with competition beginning on Thursday 5 April 2018 and continuing for 11 days until the Closing Ceremony on the evening of Sunday 15 April 2018. For more info please click here.

How will you be affected?

During the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games we will experience increased pressure on transport and road networks, with over 6 million additional journeys expected over the Games period.

To manage this increase in demand, temporary changes will be implemented around the event cities leading up to the Games, including localised road closures, diversions and removal of on-street parking in some areas.

For more info on traffic and travel impacts please click here.

Get Prepared

During the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, all of the event cities will experience increased demand on the transport networks, creating challenges for anyone travelling in affected areas. There will also be a range of cultural activities and festival zones that will further increase demand.

A significant amount of planning has gone into transport for GC2018 and many services such as the tram and bus network have been improved. Around 90% of people on the Gold Coast drive for work and leisure activities and during a major event of this scale, this is just not sustainable. We need the travelling public to do their bit and where possible, temporarily change their travel behaviour.

We understand some people rely on driving or taking the bus for work or other reasons, but could potentially still make changes to non-essential travel they might do. Every bit counts.

During GC2018, trips are likely to take longer, especially by car, on busy routes during peak times. We will all need to plan ahead, stay up-to-date, and be prepared to change our usual travel habits.

op tips for planning ahead

  1. Make changes on the busiest days

    While we encourage you to make as many changes to your normal travel routine as possible, if you can’t make a change every day, try focusing on making changes on the busiest days of the Games. The busiest week is expected to be the second week - Monday 9 April to Sunday 15 April. The busiest days are expected to be Tuesday 10 April and Saturday 14 April.

     

  2. Take advantage of school holidays by walking or cycling

    Remember the Games are on during the school holidays so you could make a pact as a family to only cycle to activities or use public transport if heading to theme parks or other holiday activities.

     

  3. Follow us on social media

    Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep update with the latest travel and transport information and advice in the lead up and during the Games. 

     

  4. Attend free info sessions

    Attend a free Get Set for the Games Community Information Session to learn about the temporary changes to the transport network in your local area.

     

  5. Re-mode your travel for the Games

    Remode your travel and consider walking or cycling for shorter trips to your destination instead. Interested in cycling? We're providing free cycling workshops to help you gain confidence in riding on the road and taking care of your bike.

     

  6. Re-time your travel outside peak times

    Re-time your travel to outside of peak times to avoid the crowds and congestion or think about rescheduling some of your appointments, such as the hairdresser, prior to or following the Games.

     

  7. Re-route your travel to avoid congestion

    Re-route your travel to avoid potential congestion and changed traffic access - you can find out the hotspots and busiest times to avoid in each local precinct or by mode of travel.

     

  8. Reduce non-essential travel

    Reduce non-essential travel during the Games period where possible. If you must travel by car, consider carpooling with a friend, family member or work colleague. 

     

  9. Try out new plans in advance

    Try out any new travel plans in advance – get familiar with a new route, cycle to work and see how long it takes - could you do it once or twice during the Games? Trial taking the bus before the Games begins, start working earlier or later a couple of times before the Games. All of this preparation will help to keep you moving during the Games.

     

  10. Keep updated

    Make sure you keep checking this website for further updates and information as more information will be added as we get closer to the Games.