Student Information

Frequently Asked Questions

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We want you to confident in your decision to choose Astute Training as your training provider. We have put together a list of our most commonly asked questions to help with your decision. If there is anything that we have missed, or that you would like to know more about, then feel free to get in touch with us.

DOMESTIC

STUDENTS

You can either enrol online at the following link: APPLY NOW, or you can download our application form and complete it offline. 
If you have any questions about enrolling, please email the following address: [email protected]

We offer a range of Community and Health and Business Courses. You can view all our available courses here:

Community & Health Courses 

Business Courses

Yes! We can offer subsidised courses under the NSW Smart and Skilled Program. You can find out more here: Subsidised Training 

From 1st January 2015, any student who undertakes an accredited training course in Australia must create a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This is a reference number made up of letters and numbers linked to the National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Data Collection.

This reference number creates access for students to see their training results from all providers including all completed units and qualifications.

If you are a new or continuing student undertaking nationally recognised training, you need a USI in order to receive your qualification or statement of attainment. If you don’t have a USI you will not receive your qualification or statement of attainment.

This USI will stay with the student for life and be updated with any nationally recognised VET course that is completed from the 1st January 2015 onwards.

If you do not already have a USI prior to commencing your studies at Astute Training Pty Ltd our staff will assist you with the process of setting up your own USI account during your induction. There is no cost for creating a USI.

For more information on Unique Student Identifiers visit the website here.

Astute Training is proud to be recognised as an approved provider of traineeships under the Smart and Skilled initiative.

Under this program funding for the formal training component of most traineeships is provided by the NSW Department of Education and Training. (Training for existing-worker traineeships is not subsidised.)

If you are unsure about what a traineeship program entails, the Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service website is your first step to understanding.

If you would then like further information on how Astute Training can assist you in managing your trainee education program, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly staff.

INTERNATIONAL

Students

You can either enrol online at the following link: APPLY NOW, or you can download our application form and complete it offline.
If you have any questions about enrolling, please email the following address: [email protected]

We offer a range of Community and Health and Business Courses. You can view all our available courses here:

Community & Health Courses 

Business Courses

International students require a student visa to undertake courses which comply with Dept. Immigration requirements. You can view more here: Dept of Immigration 

In accordance with the National Code 2018, Astute Training places students in the courses most appropriate to their level and goals. All courses are conducted in English and therefore enrolling students are expected to have reached an acceptable level of proficiency in the English language.

International students for whom English is not their first language need either:

  • an IELTS level of 5.5
  • or proof that the medium of instruction at school has been in English with a satisfactory grade in English in final examinations
  • or 2 or more years of academic study to at least Australian Year 10 levels
  • or any other certificated level of English for the purposes of entry requirements deemed satisfactory by the CEO of Astute Training Pty Ltd. 

Assessing English Language Proficiency Procedure

All international students must meet the minimum English entry requirements of the course they are applying for.

The details are as listed below:

ENTRY REQUIREMENT for OFFSHORE STUDENTS

Assessment Level

English Level Requirement

Academic Background

1

No requirements No requirements

2

No requirements No requirements

3

4.5 IELTS with a preliminary 30 week maximum ELICOS course or 5.5 IELTS. Successfully completed Year 11 or equivalent (by providing school reports and academic records)

4

5.0 IELTS with a preliminary 20 week maximum ELICOS course or 5.5 IELTS with no preliminary ELICOS course Successfully completed Year 12 or equivalent (by providing school reports and academic records)

 

From 1st January 2015, any student who undertakes an accredited training course in Australia must create a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This is a reference number made up of letters and numbers linked to the National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Data Collection.

This reference number creates access for students to see their training results from all providers including all completed units and qualifications.

If you are a new or continuing student undertaking nationally recognised training, you need a USI in order to receive your qualification or statement of attainment. If you don’t have a USI you will not receive your qualification or statement of attainment.

This USI will stay with the student for life and be updated with any nationally recognised VET course that is completed from the 1st January 2015 onwards.

If you do not already have a USI prior to commencing your studies at Astute Training Pty Ltd our staff will assist you with the process of setting up your own USI account during your induction. There is no cost for creating a USI.

For more information on Unique Student Identifiers visit the website here.

STUDYING AT

Astute Training

Every class in Astute Training Pty Ltd is unique in size. No matter how many students are in your class, your classroom is more than adequate in size to be comfortable. View our Facilities Gallery if you would like to see our classrooms and equipment.

All Business Studies students have access to laptop PC’s during every class. Students from other courses are able to use laptops for research or to prepare assignments when needed. Community Services students have access to tablets during every class. We also have free NBN broadband wireless internet available for all students to use on their mobile phones or other own devices.

All of our trainers are highly qualified and experienced in their field. At Astute Training you will be made to feel like one of the family from the moment you arrive and your trainers will be there to help you in everything you do while at college. Our trainers are all friendly, mature and fun people to be around and will make your study sessions enjoyable.

A black pen, your smile and your lunch. That’s it! We provide everything else you will need.

No, we do not have private parking facilities but we are within walking distance of three large car parking areas. Our only advice is that if you want to park all day for free in any of the areas, you should aim to be there before 9:00 am.

Of course you can! We provide 2 well-equipped kitchens for student use. Both kitchens have microwaves, refrigerators, instant boiling water, cafe bars and washing up facilities. Sometimes our students arrange mini-feast days when everyone brings food to share. We encourage this so that we all get to experience tastes and smells from around the world.

On your first day you will meet with other new students and be helped to fill out all necessary paperwork by our Student Support Adviser. You will have your photograph taken for your Student ID card and be taken on a tour of the college and to meet your trainer. Any questions you have will be answered and you will be thoroughly prepared for when you begin your class the following week.

Are You Looking for a Caring and Supportive Educational Environment?

Contact Astute Training Today!

At Astute Training, we place the needs of our students first. That is why we have worked hard to find the best instructors in the field, offer challenging, real-world courses, and provide plenty of career guidance to our students. If you would like to learn more about how an education from Astute Training can help you jumpstart your career, then contact us today! We look forward to hearing from you!