At the start of each semester, Holmesglen runs orientation for new and returning international students. We usually do this face-to-face, but in these unusual times of social distancing and off-campus learning, you are one of our first students to experience our virtual orientation.
You will be receiving a series of emails containing important information and resources to support your studies and life in Melbourne. You will also be enrolling at this time and will receive timetables, student ID cards etc.
If you have any trouble completing any of the orientation steps online there are a few ways you can reach out for support:
What happens during orientation?
You will be given important information about studying at Holmesglen, including:
- Instructions on how to complete your literacy and numeracy basic knowledge test (BKSB)
- Instructions on how to register for your course
- Instructions to follow to receive your student ID card
- Information about your student visa
- Details of the free services available to you as a Holmesglen student
- How to get your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) card
- Meeting with your faculty and receiving your timetables
Download the 2020 international orientation presentation (PDF - 3.2MB)
What time and where?
The international student orientation can be completed online so there is no need to come to campus.
Your faculty will be delivering a combination of face-to-face and remote sessions/instructions to complete your orientation program, and will contact you directly with the details.
If you have any questions, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 9564 1703.
Students commencing their Higher Education studies at Holmesglen will be required to attend Holmesglen's degree-entry program during their orientation period. This two- week intensive program prepares new students who are commencing Higher Education for their degree-level study. It provides a strong foundation for success and ensures that students commence their courses with confidence.
The program integrates social and academic support and includes: degree introduction; language, literacy and numeracy support; 'get to know you' and social activities with fellow students and introductions to the mentoring and buddy systems.
Transitioning from VET to Degree program
Holmesglen runs a two to three-week intensive program providing a transition from VET to degree courses. Students entering with credits from pathway programs are given social and academic support to ensure they commence their degree course with confidence.
The program provides students with specific subject content required as preparation for the degree they are undertaking. Social and academic support is integrated in the program that includes: degree introduction; language, literacy and numeracy support; 'get to know you' and social activities with fellow students and introductions to the mentoring and buddy systems.
Upcoming orientation details
We are looking forward to meeting our international students who are due to commence their studies at Holmesglen in July 2020.
Faculty orientation details are as follows: