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VET Student Entry Procedure

The following information is provided to guide understanding about enrolling in a Vocational Education and Training qualification with Health Skills Australia.

1. Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment

Information for all students  The ACER CSPA testing tool consists of three assessments, one for reading, one for numeracy and one for writing.  Each test takes approximately 50 to 60 minutes to complete.  There is no time limit and each test can be completed progressively over multiple login sessions on different days.   HSA will email you a copy of your assessment outcome normally within five business days of completion. HSA is required to store your assessment outcome for five years after you enrol and may be required to provide your test results to the Commonwealth if requested.

2. Proof of Identity & Citizenship

Health Skills Australia courses are available to Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents, Special Category Visa holders (sub-class 444, NZ citizen).

All applicants must present photo ID clearly showing their date of birth i.e. Australian licence or passport.  Evidence of your citizenship must also be supplied i.e. Australian birth certificate, passport or naturalisation certificate. Copies need to be provided with your application or prior to receiving an offer of enrolment. Your originals must also be presented at Enrolment & Orientation Day sessions.

3. National Police Check

All students enrolled in a course that includes a clinical or practical practicum component are required to provide evidence of a current National Police Records check to be eligible for clinical practicums.  Health Skills Australia will arrange for log in details to be sent to students to begin a National Police Check with Fit2Work during their first term of study.  National Police Checks must be renewed each calendar year. NB: Disclosable court outcomes may preclude HSA from being able to successfully arrange clinical practicums.  Prospective students are encouraged to seek our guidance about their national police check if they have a disclosable outcome prior to enrolment.  

4. Working With Children Check / Blue Card

If you are studying Nursing, a Working With Children Check / Blue Card will be required as a part of your eligibility for clinical practicums.  NB: disclosable court outcomes may preclude HSA from being able to successfully arrange clinical practicums.

5. Immunisation and Vaccination – Nursing Students

All Nursing students are required to have up to date immunisations as a condition of enrolment  to attend their clinical placement. Further guidance and instructions will be provided at orientation sessions.

6. Course tuition fees

Course tuition fees can be found here

7.  VET Student Loan - Diploma level courses only

If you have indicated as part of the application process that you wish to access the Australian Government VET Student Loan to pay for your units (in full or in part) please read the following, as you may be required to provide further documentation.

8.  Submission of Application for a VET Student Loan - Diploma level courses only

If you have indicated to HSA  that you wish to access the Australian Government VET Student Loan scheme to pay for your units in full or in part, you will be emailed a link to the Australian Government’s online VET Student Loan Application Form after your enrolment, provided you have met the VET Student Loan Student Entry Procedure and there is at least two business days before the census date for your enrolled unit(s).

This form must be submitted by census date, which is also the final date you can withdraw from your course without incurring academic penalties or tuition fees. For more information about VET Student Loans your rights and responsibilities, go here to access relevant Commonwealth government Student Fact Sheets

9. Student engagement and progression

As of 1 July 2017 the Government will require you to communicate your  agreement to continue to use the VET Student Loan to pay your tuition fees.   This will happen three(3) times each year.    This is called a progression confirmation and comes in the form of an email asking you to log in to the ecaf site and complete a two question survey.   HSA will ensure that you receive these communications.

10. Statement of Tuition Assurance - VET

For the HSA Statement of Tuition Assurance Scheme information click here

11. Course withdrawal and Refund Policy

Details about course withdrawal  can be found here and the refund policy can be found  here

12. Making a complaint

Complaint procedures and processes can be found here