Welcome to Martin College! As you are about to join us for an exciting learning experience we want to make your transition to becoming a Martin College student as smooth as possible.
To help you here is information about:
- What to expect on your first day
- What you need to do before coming to Martin College
- Information about the courses you will be taking
You are welcome to come to the campus during the week before you commence your studies to pay fees, apply for recognition of prior learning and to receive your study timetable.
Your orientation commences on the Friday prior to the course start date.
It is essential that attend all orientation sessions for your course. These sessions provide valuable information about your course and also let you meet your teachers and other students in the course as well as getting to know your way around the campus.
Please see the orientation schedule for your campus: Brisbane; Gold Coast; Melbourne; Sydney
You will generally be in classes with around 25 students, though class sizes may vary. Many, but not all, students will be local Australian students and Martin College also attracts students from all over the world. Students come from Europe, South America, Japan, Korea and a range of other countries. For any student who plans an international career when they graduate, this is a great opportunity to experience life in an internationalised environment.
You will need to allow for the cost of textbooks if you want to purchase textbooks for your course. Depending on the length of your course the costs will range from A$100 to A$300. For some courses you may be able to purchase second-hand books from former students at a lower cost. The textbooks are also available in the library, but demand for these is high and you cannot expect to be able to use only the library copy of the text.
Graphic Design students will need to purchase an art kit for around A$320.
Moodle and Computing Facilities
As a progressive educational institution, Martin College makes much of its teaching material available via the internet through a program called Moodle. You will receive your student password for Moodle during the orientation week.
As a Martin College student you will receive a weekly quota of free internet use. Limited printing facilities are available but, in the interests of the environment, we encourage you not to print material unless it is necessary.
Study at Martin College is not like high school as there are many different classes running at the same time. Every student will receive a personalized timetable at the beginning of their course. It is essential that you come to the orientation sessions to receive your timetable. Usually we will provide you with a timetable which shows you the classes you will be taking for the following 5 weeks.
You will need to be prepared to attend classes Monday-Friday. The actual times you will be required to attend class will be given to you in your timetable on commencement at Martin College.
Fee payment processes
You need to pay your fees either in full or by instalment by the first day of your course.
There are 3 ways to pay your fees:
- Direct Debit
- To pay by Direct Debit you need to complete the Direct_Debit_Request (PDF 47KB]
- Send or bring this form to the campus together with your first payment or be ready to pay your first instalment on or before the first day of class.
- Full payment
- Pay your full fees on or before the first day of class by credit card. A 2% fee applies to credit card transactions.
- Instalment by cheque
- If you choose to pay your fees by instalment by cheque, and not Direct Debit, there is an additional handling fee of $260.You must pay your first instalment on the first day of class.
If you are getting a bank loan for your course or are applying through Centrelink for funding you will need to do this before the first day of class as we need you to make payment before your first class.
International Students: You must make full payment of your fees to receive a confirmation of enrolment. You must have a confirmation of enrolment to start your classes.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Have you already taken some courses somewhere else or have work experience which may be directly relevant to your course which may exempt you from some courses?
If yes you will need to:
- Read then complete the RPL form (PDF 35KB)
- Send this completed form to campus with you before your first day of study with all the relevant information that includes:
- For RPL based on past academic study - the subjects you want to get credit for, transcripts and subject outlines for past courses
- For RPL based on work experience - information about relevant work experience in a resume format and employer contact details.
- Australian students enrolled in a course that is not VET FEE-HELP enabled and all international students who lodge an RPL application for a subject after the commencement of that subject will be charged a $150 RPL fee.
- Australian students enrolled within VET FEE-HELP enabled courses must have confirmed their RPL application prior to the census date for the unit of study for which they seek RPL.
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Internship opportunities are available to you during your study at Martin College however your internship must be planned at the beginning of your time at Martin College. You need to tell us at the beginning of your time at Martin College that you would like to do an internship and there is an additional fee for the internship placement.
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