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KNIT Group Australia Pty Ltd. trading as South Sydney College  ABN  13 613 087 657


 

                    Frequently Asked Questions

Application/Enrolment at SSC:

What is VET (Vocational Education and Training) and how does it work?

  • Vocational education and training (VET) is that part of tertiary education and training which provides accredited training in job related and technical skills.

  • It covers many careers and industries like trades and office work, retail, hospitality and technology.

  • Qualifications range from certificate II to certificate IV, and diploma and advanced diploma.

  • Individuals can be trained in part qualifications or 'skills sets'

 

VET aims to provide people with the skills and knowledge they require to:

  • enter the workforce for the first time

  • re-enter the workforce after absences

  • train or re-train for a new job

  • upgrade their skills

  • move into further study in VET or university

How do I apply to South Sydney College(SSC)?
 

You can apply through our registered agent listed in our website or directly by yourself. If you are applying on your own: go to our official site of South Sydney College https://www.ssc.edu.au/ and click on apply online.

How many units are there each term?
 

Usually there are 2-3 units/term depends on the course and term.

What English Tests are accepted by SSC?
 

IELTS, PTE, Cambridge English: Advanced, TOEFL iBT, OET, General English (Upper Intermediate), EAP from approved ELICOS/ESL Centre.

What are the admission criteria to be met to study at SSC?

BSB40215 CERTIFICATE IV IN BUSINESS 

  • Year 10 or equivalent qualification or vocational qualification at least Certificate III level or experience in business environment.

  • Have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each band or equivalent*.  Other accepted requirements as below: 

    • TOEFL ibt 46 or Cambridge English advance 162 or General English Upper intermediate or PTE 42 or EAP from approved ELICOS/ESL centre or completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in any discipline delivered and assessed in English; or Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or Successful completion of an English Placement Test or other equivalent English test.

*English test results must be no more than 2 years old. To find specific entry requirement by country, please visit www.ssc.edu.au.

BSB50215 DIPLOMA OF BUSINESS

  • Year 10 or equivalent qualification or vocational qualification at least Certificate III level or experience in business environment.

  • Have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each band or equivalent*.  Other accepted requirements as below: 

    • TOEFL ibt 46 or Cambridge English advance 162 or General English Upper intermediate or PTE 42 or EAP from approved ELICOS/ESL centre or completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in any discipline delivered and assessed in English; or Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or Successful completion of an English Placement Test or other equivalent English test.

*English test results must be no more than 2 years old. To find specific entry requirement by country, please visit www.ssc.edu.au.

BSB61015 ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

  • Year 12 or equivalent qualification or vocational qualification at least Certificate IV level or experience in business environment.

  • Have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each band or equivalent*.  Other accepted requirements as below: 

    • TOEFL ibt 46 or Cambridge English advance 162 or General English Upper intermediate or PTE 42 or EAP from approved ELICOS/ESL centre or completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in any discipline delivered and assessed in English; or Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or Successful completion of an English Placement Test or other equivalent English test.

*English test results must be no more than 2 years old. To find specific entry requirement by country, please visit www.ssc.edu.au.


How does the credit points work? What are the grading standards of SSC?

SSC’s grading system is competency based rather than credit points/marks.

Competency-based training is a method of training that focuses on a learner’s ability to receive, respond to and process information to achieve competency. It is geared towards the attainment and demonstration of skills to meet industry-defined standards, rather than to a learner’s achievement relative to that of others.

What if I am under 18. Am I still eligible to apply for the courses at SSC?
 

Yes, you can apply for our ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) course. We accept students from 16+ years, please click on "Under 18" on the enrolment tab to find out more information.

 

Can I get the OSHC from the college itself or do I have to apply for the health cover separately?

The OSHC is legal requirement of your study visa, and can be applied for and organised by the student, or by us. Whatever you choose to do, we recommend Allianz to our students because of their reliability and competitive pricing.

How does the health cover work?

In Australia, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is a mandatory requirement of your student visa. You must have OSHC for the entire time you are studying here. OSHC also gives you peace of mind knowing your health will be looked after you can easily access medical services while you are in Australia – so you can focus on your studies and enjoying your time here. For further details please visit: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/health-phicirculars2011-55.htm

How long will it take for me to get an offer letter/ CoE from SSC?
 

Offer letters and Certificates of enrollment are issued in 1-3 working days (Monday to Friday)

 

Is it possible to change the course after getting an offer letter from SSC?
 

You may change to another course within SSC provided there is a place for you, and provided that you pay corresponding administration costs to do so. If this is the case, please contact our admissions department to see how we can help you: admissions@ssc.edu.au

What if I did not get an offer letter for one course, can I re-apply for some other courses in SSC?

Yes, you may apply for any other course. If you need help to decide which one best suits your needs and goals, please get in touch with us so that we can help you: admissions@ssc.edu.au
 

What are the documents required for the GTE assessment?
 

You will need:

- A signed offer letter
- A certified copy of your academics
- A passport with at least 2 years on it

 

Additional documents may be required, Please  refer to link for further details: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/web-evidentiary-tool

 

additional documents include:


- Income source
- Banks loans
- Financial sponsorship documents 

GTE document requirements may vary from one country to another country. Depends on Immigration Risk rating of the country. However, following are the minimum documents you need to provide us: Certified copy of academics, English proficiency certificate, passport, Signed offer letter, OSHC, statement of purpose (SOP).

 

Is it compulsory to attend the student orientation?
 

Attendance to our orientation is highly recommended because it will provide you will all the information you need to begin your studies, and is a great chance to meet other students. However, if you are unable to attend, please contact us: admissions@ssc.edu.au
 

Are there any arrival and pick up services I will get once I reach Australia?
 

We offer an airport transfer service for an additional $150. Please contact us at: admissions@ssc.edu.au if you wish to book this service. 

What will happen if my visa application is rejected? Will I get back all the course fees amount, or will there be any additional charges?

In the unfortunate event of visa application rejection, we do refund as per our refund policy. There is a non-refundable enrolment fee of $250.00 and a refund processing administration fee will be deducted from the refunded amount.  Our refund policy is available on our website or by contacting our admission office.

How many terms in a year, how many weeks of class, term breaks per year?


There are 4 terms and one summer Term (Summer School) each year. Summer term is for new enrolments only. Student are required to attend 4 terms per year. Throughout the year there are 36 weeks of class and 16 weeks of term breaks.

How many hours per week do I need to study?
 

As an international student, you are required to attend 20 hours per week of lectures on campus, however, additional study is required outside the classroom to complete each unit (subject). These hours may vary depending on the course. 

After completing one course at SSC, can I apply for another course at SSC?
 

Yes, after completing a lower level course at SSC, you can apply for a higher level course. For example: After completing the BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business, you can apply for the BSB50215 Diploma of Business.

What materials provided by SSC throughout study period?

✓ Unit Outline

✓ Presentation slides

✓ Learning material for each unit

✓ Learner activities

✓ Extra reading / extension references

✓ Downloadable or digital copies of templates to support activities and case studies and simulations ✓ Downloadable or digital copies of assessment tasks

✓ Links to external resources for research

 

What resources do I need to have to study at SSC?
 

✓ BYO Laptop installed with document, spreadsheet, slideshow software’s to prepare and submit assessment, access Moodle resources, further research.

✓ Access to internet

✓ Access to text books (recommended books for extra reading)

After enrolment:

 

How can I pay the fees during my study in SSC?
 

The fees are set out in the letter of offer are payable on acceptance of offer. A minimum 25% tuition fee payment is required to issue the CoE.  Students can choose to pay more than the 25% as specified in the application form. Payment for each term is due two weeks before term starts.

What will happen if I delay in paying my fees in one term?
 

You will be entitled to pay late fees charges. ($200- 7 days, $400-14 days)

Can I work during my study period in SSC?
 

Students cannot work until they have commenced studies in Australia. Once the course has started,  students are permitted to work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight during the term, and unlimited hours during term break.

Can I transfer to some other education providers while studying in SSC?
 

Students are required to complete at least 6 months of their course to be eligible to transfer to another provider. If you have a compelling or compassionate circumstances and you need to change provider, you must contact the college administration. A decision will be made case by case.

Do you have pathway to Bachelor Degree?

 

SSC does not offer Bachelor degree courses. However, SSC has an articulation agreement with the  University of Southern Queensland  (USQ CRICOS provider code: 00244B) and Kent Institute (CRICOS CODE - 00161E). After completing courses at SSC, students will be eligible to apply for credit exemptions at USQ or Kent Institute. The amount of credits may vary depending on the course completed at SSC and the chosen course at USQ/Kent. More information is available under our pathway tab.

After completing my course in SSC, can I directly go to USQ/Kent or do I need to sit for some other exams (or do IELTS/ PTE again) before getting enrolled in Kent?
 

You are required to meet the entry requirements of USQ/Kent. You can contact USQ/Kent for further details.

Will I get any credit exemptions if I choose to study at other colleges or institutions in Australia?
 

Students may be eligible for credit exemptions at other colleges/universities in Australia. At the time of application to another provider, you can provide your SSC Certificate/Transcript and ask for credit exemptions.