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CONTENTS
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT..................................................................................................5
NAME..............................................................................................................................5
SIGNATURE....................................................................................................................5
COURSE .........................................................................................................................5
DATE...............................................................................................................................5
STUDENT INFORMATION..............................................................................................6
1.1 WELCOME.......................................................................................................................... 6
1.2 ADELAIDE FLIGHT TRAINING CENTRE (AFTC)..................................................................... 6
1.3 THE COLLEGE.................................................................................................................... 6
1.4 REGISTERED COURSES AVAILABLE AT AFTC...................................................................... 7
1.5 STUDENT SELECTION/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ................................................................... 10
1.5.1 Under 18 years ....................................................................................................... 10
1.5.2 Educational Requirements...................................................................................... 10
1.6 OBTAINING A STUDENT VISA............................................................................................. 12
1.6.1 Living Costs in Australia.......................................................................................... 13
1.7 YOUR ENROLMENT........................................................................................................... 13
1.7.1 Your Contract.......................................................................................................... 13
1.7.2 Confirmation of Enrolment...................................................................................... 13
1.7.3 Course Fees ........................................................................................................... 14
1.7.4 ESOS framework.................................................................................................... 15
1.8 CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY ............................................................................... 15
1.9 ACPET............................................................................................................................ 16
1.10 STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES ............................................................................................. 16
1.11 FTAS RESPONSIBILITIES............................................................................................ 16
1.12 OVERSEAS STUDENT MEDICAL COVER ............................................................................. 16
1.13 ARRIVAL PROCEDURES FOR NEW COURSES ..................................................................... 17
1.13.1 General ................................................................................................................... 17
1.13.2 Arrival Day Procedures........................................................................................... 17
1.14 ATTENDANCE AND PERFORMANCE.................................................................................... 18
1.14.1 Monitoring Course Progress ................................................................................... 18
1.14.2 Attendance.............................................................................................................. 18
1.14.3 Complaints and Appeals......................................................................................... 18
1.14.4 Leave of Absence................................................................................................... 18
1.14.5 Discipline................................................................................................................. 19
1.15 DEPARTURE..................................................................................................................... 20
1.16 ACCIDENTS/INCIDENTS ..................................................................................................... 20
1.17 STUDENT SERVICES ......................................................................................................... 20
1.17.1 Adjusting to Adelaide.............................................................................................. 20
1.17.2 Advice / counselling / support................................................................................. 20
2. FACILITIES AND ADMINISTRATION ...................................................................20
2.1 THE MESS........................................................................................................................ 20
2.2 FTA WORKING HOURS AND OPERATIONS......................................................................... 21
2.3 AFTC WORKING HOURS AND OPERATIONS ...................................................................... 21
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2.4 CLASSROOMS/BRIEFING ROOMS .................................................................................... 21
2.5 LEARNING RESOURCE CENTRE......................................................................................... 21
2.6 TRANSPORT ..................................................................................................................... 22
2.6.1 Full Time Tertiary Student Card.............................................................................. 22
2.6.2 Train........................................................................................................................ 22
2.6.3 Taxi ......................................................................................................................... 22
2.6.4 Medical.................................................................................................................... 23
2.6.5 Mail/Postage ........................................................................................................... 23
2.6.6 Uniforms.................................................................................................................. 24
2.6.7 Phone Calls and Phone Cards................................................................................ 24
2.6.8 Internet and Email ................................................................................................... 24
2.6.9 Shops and services................................................................................................. 24
2.6.10 ATMs and Banking.................................................................................................. 24
2.6.11 Money Matters ........................................................................................................ 24
3. LIVING IN ADELAIDE............................................................................................ 25
3.1 WEATHER......................................................................................................................... 25
3.2 COST OF LIVING................................................................................................................ 25
3.3 ENTERTAINMENT............................................................................................................... 26
3.4 MULTI-CULTURAL DIVERSITY............................................................................................. 26
3.5 BARGAINING................................................................................................................. 26
3.6 SHOPPING & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ............................................................................ 26
3.7 TIME ZONE ....................................................................................................................... 27
3.8 DEPENDANTS OF INTERNATIONAL TERTIARY STUDENTS .................................................... 27
3.9 ACCOMMODATION ............................................................................................................ 28
3.9.1 UV Mawson Lakes .................................................................................................. 28
3.9.2 Torrens Valley International Residence.................................................................. 28
3.9.3 UNIshare................................................................................................................. 29
3.9.4 Student Share Accommodation.............................................................................. 29
3.9.5 Temporary Accommodation Options....................................................................... 29
3.9.6 Student Hostels in Adelaide.................................................................................... 29
3.9.7 Long term Accommodation Options - Home Rentals.............................................. 30
3.9.8 Private rental ........................................................................................................... 30
3.10 WHAT TO BRING ............................................................................................................... 30
3.11 DRIVING IN AUSTRALIA ..................................................................................................... 31
3.11.1 Driving Licenses...................................................................................................... 31
3.11.2 Renting a Car.......................................................................................................... 31
3.11.3 Buying a car ............................................................................................................ 32
3.11.4 Hitch Hiking............................................................................................................. 32
3.12 APPLICATION PROCESS.................................................................................................... 32
3.12.1 Step by Step guide regarding Enrolment etc .......................................................... 32
3.12.2 Important Documents You Will Need...................................................................... 33
3.12.3 Checklists................................................................................................................ 34
3.12.4 When you in arrive in Adelaide ............................................................................... 34
3.13 CHANGING EDUCATION PROVIDER .................................................................................... 34
4. FURTHER INFORMATION.................................................................................... 35
4.1.1 Contact details ........................................................................................................ 35
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4.1.2 Conclusion.............................................................................................................. 35

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I acknowledge that I have read and understood the contents of this document.

NAME SIGNATURE COURSE DATE






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STUDENT INFORMATION
1.1 WELCOME
Welcome to Adelaide Flight Training Centre (AFTC) (CRICOS Provider No 02649). You are
about to embark on an exciting career in aviation. Your training during your stay at AFTC will
be intensive. A full briefing of your flying and ground studies will be given to you on the first
day of your training.
To ensure your training with us is a pleasant one, we endeavour to meet all your needs and to
this end the AFTC is very responsive to your comments and suggestions.
Enclosed is information that will assist you to understand the AFTC and FTA College, and is
designed to ensure that your training at AFTC runs smoothly. Should you have any further
questions then please contact Rob J ones (Training Centre Manager
rjones@flighttrainingadelaide.com) on +61 8 8209 4352 or J ean Mills, Business Development
Officer on +61 8 8209 4309 or e-mail jmills@flighttrainingadelaide.com.
1.2 ADELAIDE FLIGHT TRAINING CENTRE (AFTC)
The AFTC is a non-residential pilot training school. The AFTC is a division of the
internationally recognised Flight Training Adelaide (FTA College). The AFTC was opened in
1996 to provide recreational and self improver type training to local and international
students, and offers quality training at highly competitive prices. The AFTC can provide
approved training courses for most Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) licences
and ratings, including a Commercial Pilot Licence and Command Instrument Rating.
AFTC operates 7 days a week between the hours of 8:00am and 5:30pm. Outside of these
hours, an instructor must be present for you to remain in the building. It is equipped with
its own lecture and briefing rooms, reception, kitchen facilities, toilets, flight planning and
meteorological services. Our aircraft and simulators are all first class and are subject to strict
maintenance and servicing schedules.
AFTC is the responsibility of the Training Centre Manager, Mr Rob J ones, who is supported by
senior and junior qualified flight instructors.
Your main instructor and first point on contact for your training will be a Grade 3 instructor,
which may change over time. Your check flights will be conducted with a Grade 1 or Grade 2
instructor as they are available.
1.3 THE COLLEGE
Hawker de Havilland purchased the college in late 1988, thereafter it was purchased by BTR,
British Aerospace, and in 2000 became BAE SYSTEMS Flight Training.
Young Brothers Aviation (YBA) purchased BAE Systems Flight Training Adelaide on 30 J une
2005 and the college was renamed Flight Training Adelaide Pty Ltd (FTA).
The college has undergone significant expansion to develop it to a world standard pilot training
facility, accommodating up to 230 cadets. The college has trained cadets from Qantas,
Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Emirates, South African Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Air Niugini,
Merpati, Air Mauritius, Vietnam Airlines, Royal Brunei and Oman Aviation Services.
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It has also graduated private cadets from all over the world, including the UK, Asia, and
Australia. The college therefore has a truly international market and is equipped to accept
cadets from any country. FTA is one of the world's finest airline pilot training schools,
employing 170 staff and providing flying training and residential facilities for up to 230 airline
cadet pilots from many of the world's best airlines. FTA currently trains cadets from
leading airlines including Dragonair, Cathay Pacific and QantasLink.
FTA is the responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer, who is supported by Marketing,
Finance, Quality, Residential and purchasing management personnel, together with the
Student Welfare Officer. Academic and engineering matters and flying training are supervised
by the Head of Training, with the support of, Standards, Flight Training Managers, Ground
School Manager and Engineering Manager.
The college has its own hanger, maintenance facilities, briefing and lecture rooms, learning
resource centre and flight simulator section. The residential village, the cadets mess and the
sporting and recreational facilities are located adjacent to the training facilities in a self-
contained and secure campus. The mess offers dining and bar facilities.
The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 (Cwlth) and its National
Code of Practice regulate the delivery of education and training services to protect and
enhance Australia's international reputation, and provide consumer protection for international
students.
FTA support the Migration Act 1958 (Cwlth) by reinforcing students' obligations under their
student visas, and requiring institutions to monitor students' compliance with their visa
obligations.
FTA takes seriously its ESOS obligations, and endeavours to deliver educational services of
the highest academic standard and to promote them in the most ethical manner possible. It
monitors students' compliance with their visa conditions and reports to the federal government
wherever a student breaches their obligations.
Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 National Code of Practice for Registration
Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students Information from
DIAC on studying in Australia.
1.4 REGISTERED COURSES AVAILABLE AT AFTC
NTIS Code Course
Code
Course Name
AVI40108 064252F Certificate IV in Aviation (Commercial Pilot Aeroplane Licence)
AVI40208 064254D Certificate IV in Aviation (Commercial Pilot Helicopter Licence)
AVI50408 064253E Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Flight Operations)

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The AFTC can offer two programs for a Commercial Pilot Licence (Certificate IV in Aviation
AVI40108):
a. A full time integrated program for CPL (Certificate IV in Aviation) that combines flying
and full ground theory training for BAK, PPL and CPL in a classroom environment
(156.2 hours of flying). The course runs for approx. 12 months. This course is for
aspiring pilots and integrates flying and ground training to CASA (Civil Aviation Safety
Authority) standard for the issue of an Australian Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) with
Night Visual Flight Rules (NVFR).
b. Self-study the theory for BAK, PPL and CPL in your own time. The AFTC
Brochure outlines this program in which students can start at any time. This can be
downloaded from www.flighttrainingadelaide.com.
If you are interested in the Multi-Engine Command Instrument Rating (MECIR) program, you
can enrol for the integrated CPL/NVFR course and then enrol for the MECIR program after
completing the integrated CPL course. The MECIR will take approx. 4 months to complete.
The IREX exam needs to be passed before starting the flying program. A Diploma of Aviation
(AVI50408) will be issued after completing the CPL/CIR. You may need to self-study the IREX
although, the AFTC do run ad hoc theory courses on an as-need basis depending on student
numbers. You can do the CIR in a single or twin/multi-engine aircraft. We offer the MECIR
program dependant on availability of our twin engine aircraft and instructors.
Please note that, English language training, ATPL theory, instructor rating and multi-crew
programs are not available at the AFTC. These are only available at FTA.
Theory: for students not enrolled on our full time integrated flying and theory courses, the
AFTC do run ad hoc theory courses depending on student numbers.
The AFTC provides approved training for most Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority
(CASA) licences and ratings, including a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL - Certificate IV in
Aviation) and Command Instrument Rating (multi-engine endorsement in a Beech BE76 -
subject to availability of resources - CIR-ME). The AFTC can offer the Diploma of Aviation
(which includes the CPL and MECIR).
ICAO is the international body regarding aviation safety and each country has their own civil
aviation regulator. In Australia, we have CASA. CASA follow or base their standards on the
ICAO standards; all training at the AFTC is for a CASA licence that is ICAO recognised.
CASA has the primary responsibility for the maintenance, enhancement and promotion of
safety for civil aviation in Australia. The CASA training syllabus and testing standards are
considered superior as compared to other countries. Many aviation regulatory authorities
have appreciated, recognised and adopted the various initiatives taken and contributions
made by CASA towards promoting aviation safety worldwide. To view the CASA Day VFR
Syllabus, that our training is based on, please follow the link.
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Overseas students need to ensure that an Australian CASA licence is recognised by the
aviation regulator in their country and determine what type of conversion terms exist if they
wish to convert an Australian licence to another licence at the completion of the training. The
AFTC can offer a 200-hour CPL syllabus plus hours building if required.
All students need to have a CASA medical prior to training. Before they go for a medical
students need to apply to CASA for an aviation reference number (ARN), a unique
identification number. For information on CASA aviation medicals, CASA English language
requirements, Student Pilot Licence (SPL) and security check, please visit the CASA website
www.casa.gov.au .
A full time student at AFTC is expected to complete a Certificate IV in Aviation Flight
Operations in 54 weeks, which may be extended due to compassionate or circumstances
beyond both the student and AFTC control. Students are expected to be available 5 to 6 days
per week for the flying schedule and available during weekdays between 0800 and 1630 hours
for the scheduled Ground School. Certificates of enrolment to support visa applications are
for full time students only. It is incumbent on the student to meet attendance requirements
and to be available for programmed flights. A Multi-Engine (ME) Endorsement and Command
Instrument Rating (CIR) may take an additional 4 months and again compassionate or
compelling circumstances beyond the student or AFTC control may extend the completion
date.
Achievement of the Certificate IV in Aviation/Commercial Pilot Licence is dependant on the
student demonstrating the criteria listed in the CASA Day Visual Flight Rules (VFR) syllabus.
Usually a student will be enrolled on a CASA approved 150-hours syllabus course if the
student has no flight experience or training was conducted at a school approved to teach a
CASA approved syllabus. Students with Australian flight experience at a flight school not
approved to teach the approved 150-hour syllabus are required to be enrolled on the CASA
approved 200-hour syllabus. The CASA Day VFR syllabus is located at
http://www.casa.gov.au/scripts/nc.dll?WCMS:STANDARD::pc=PC_90013.
The requirement for Multi-Engine Endorsement and Command Instrument Rating is not held in
the Day VFR syllabus, but is located in the Civil Aviation Order s (CAO) 40.2.1.
Overseas students that hold an overseas licence may have the licence recognised by
validation or conversion, using form 213 located at
www.casa.gov.au/manuals/regulate/fcl/form213.pdf.
AFTC uses the following teaching methods: classroom instruction on theory by a designated
theory instructor and flight instruction in an aircraft for the practical aspect using qualified flight
instructors (QFI).
Theory and flight objectives and assessments are graded in accordance with Civil Aviation
Regulations (CAR). The Day VFR syllabus is further explained at page 5 of each module. The
following exams are conducted at AFTC: Pre-Solo Air Law, Aircraft Type, and Basic
Aeronautical Knowledge. The pass mark is indicated on the exam paper. Private Pilot Licence
and Commercial subject exams are Cyber Exams conducted through Assessment Services
Pty Ltd for CASA.
ASL exam https://aslexam.com/TOL/manageddocument.aspx?docID=124
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The CASA aeroplane PPL exam is a single-paper exam that tests all the seven subjects listed
in the Day VFR Syllabus. PPL exam details are:
a. Pass score not less than 70%
b. Exam duration 3.5 hours
c. Question style multi-choice and supply answer (only of numerical value)
d. Number of questions from 55 to 60
e. Marks per question vary from 1 to 3
Failing an examination is indicative of knowledge deficiency, which is a safety-related issue.
Therefore CASA requires the unsuccessful candidate to undergo re-training before re-
attempting the examination. The re-training period for PPL examination is 7 days. If a
candidate fails three consecutive PPL examinations, there can be no doubt that the candidate
has not prepared sufficiently or even at all, and therefore requires a longer re-training period.
The re-training period will be extended to ensure that the candidate re-trains to a satisfactory
standard before re-attempting the examination.
During the re-training period, the candidate may continue booking for exam sessions but the
requested session date must not be for a date earlier than the notified earliest date for re-
attempting the failed exam.
The Cyber Exams system will block any booking for a date within the re-training period.
Commercial Pilot Licence pass marks, assessed with Assessment Services PTY LTD are
listed in the table below:
Subject time + marks total pass mark
Navigation 1hr 45mins+(40 marks total*) pass 70%
Meteorology 1hr 30mins+(40 marks total*) pass 70%
Human Factors 1hr 15mins+(40 marks total*) pass 70%
FR & Air Law* 2hrs+(40 marks total*) pass 80%
Aerodynamics* 1hr 30mins+(40 marks total*) pass 70%
AGK* 1hr 30mins+(40 marks total*) pass 70%
Op, Performance & Flight Planning* 2hr 30mins+(50 marks total*) pass 70%
Fees payable are outlined in the letter of offer and attached to the email sent at enquiry stage.
Information on fees is provided to the student prior to entering into the contract.
1.5 STUDENT SELECTION/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
1.5.1 Under 18 years
AFTC are unable to accept students less than 18 years of age.
1.5.2 Educational Requirements
Our CPL training programs are mainly mathematics and science based, therefore applicants
need to have background knowledge of English, Maths and Physics but passes in these
subjects are not a pre-requisite for enrolling on these courses.
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1.5.2.1 English Language Requirements
CASA adopted the international language standards (ICAO) for pilots and air traffic controllers
to ensure all communication in the air is clear and accurate. Applicants/student pilots applying
for a Student Pilot Licence (SPL) shall be assessed by our Chief Flying Instructor (CFI) as
having at least the minimum proficiency to communicate orally in the English language, to
enable the student pilot to safely conduct flying operations.
Applicants must present to our CFI evidence that they meet one of the criteria listed in
subsection 8 of CAO 40.0. The options include:
a. Completion of a secondary education in an Australian or New Zealand educational
institution;
b. Completion of at least the equivalent of an Australian secondary education in an
educational institution in a country where 1 of the principal mediums of instructions
was English;
c. Is receiving secondary education in an Australian or New Zealand educational
institution and the language of instruction is English;
d. Worked in Australia or New Zealand for at least 3 of the 5 years immediately before
applying for the student pilot licence; worked in a specified country for at least 3 of the
5 years immediately before applying for the student pilot licence; successfully
completed one of the following English language proficiency tests:
i. The General or Academic Training Module of the International English
Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall grade of 5.5 on condition
that no single test area has a score of less than 5.0.
e. Test of English for International Communication-Secure Program (TOEIC-Secure
Program/Public Testing Centre) with the following minimum test scores:
ii. Listening 350;
iii. Reading 300;
iv. Speaking 160; and
v. Writing 140.
f. Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test (TOEFL IBT) with a test
score of 71;
g. Test of English as a Foreign Language computer-based test (TOEFL CBT) with a test
score of 197; and
h. Test of English as a Foreign Language paper-based test (TOEFL PB) with a test score
of 530.
For more information on CASA English Language Requirements, CASA Aviation Medical,
Student Pilot Licence (SPL) and Security Check please download the AFTC brochure from our
website under Enrolment or visit the CASA website www.casa.gov.au .

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Students who do not have the required level of English may choose to enrol in an appropriate
English language course here in Adelaide, prior to their aviation training program. The
following places are recommended:
Eynesbury College Academy of English
CRICOS Provider Code 00561M
Admissions: +61 8 8216 9129
Director of ELICOS: +61 8 8216 9122
15-19 Franklin Street, Adelaide, 5000
http://www.eynesbury.sa.edu.au/international/index.php?page=ELICOS_Course
CELUSA
Centre for English Language in the University of South Australia
GPO Box 2471, Adelaide
South Australia 5001, Australia
Telephone: +61 8 8302 1555
Facsimile: +61 8 8302 1557
http://www.unisa.edu.au/celusa/
1.6 OBTAINING A STUDENT VISA
A student visa is required by all candidates who enter Australia with the purpose of completing
full time study for a period of more than three months. You should make sure that your
passport is valid for the length of your stay. It is possible to renew passports in Australia but it
can be a lengthy process.
The student visa application process can take a long time. Information and relevant
application forms can be obtained from your nearest Australian Embassy or Consulate, or by
visiting the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) web site at
www.immi.gov.au. Applications are assessed by DIAC according to the assessment level of
applicants. Information regarding the Assessment Levels can be found at the DIAC web site.
Assessment level 1 represents the lowest assessment level and assessment level 5 the
highest. The higher the assessment level, the more evidence you will need to provide to
Immigration to demonstrate your financial capacity, understanding of the English language
and other relevant matters.
A student visa allows you to reside in Australia, and to enter and leave Australia, for the
duration of your course.
Some student visas are granted with work rights. Students may be granted to work up to 20
hours per week. It is important to note that work should not be relied upon to meet the costs
of study or general living expenses. Please note that a student visa is subject to mandatory
cancellation if a student works in excess of the visa conditions. Students must not start
working prior to the commencement of their course.
If the student visa expires while the student is still studying then the student will need to go
through the application process all over again.
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While enrolled at the AFTC:
a. Students must achieve satisfactory course progress as determined by AFTC;
b. Students must achieve satisfactory attendance as determined by AFTC;
c. Please seek further clarification from the AFTC Manager; and
d. Students must notify the AFTC of any change of address or contact details within 7
days of the change.
For more information on bringing family, working while studying, visa conditions, extending
your stay, changing course or education provider and document checklists please visit the
immigration website www.immi.gov.au.
1.6.1 Living Costs in Australia
International students are to provide Immigration with evidence that they can contribute to the
costs of living and studying in Australia while preparing their student visa.
It is advised that international students must have access to approx. AU$18,000 a year for
living costs. Please refer to www.studyaustralia.gov.au for more information. Students must
demonstrate that these funds will be readily available to them during their stay. This figure is
indicative and can vary significantly depending on where they stay in Australia. For more
information on living costs in Adelaide please visit www.studyadelaide.com. Please also visit
www.immi.gov.au for more information.
1.7 YOUR ENROLMENT
1.7.1 Your Contract
You will receive a copy of your contract that has been signed by yourself and the Manager of
the AFTC, or the CEO of FTA. This document is important and contains all the details on your
course content and duration, fees payable to AFTC and your payment schedule. No flying
should commence until your contract has been signed by both parties. Please refer to clause
3.12.
1.7.2 Confirmation of Enrolment
After a student has paid a deposit and has been accepted to commence training, a
Confirmation of Enrolment is issued by FTA to assist with the visa application.
The deposit amount and course fees will be outlined in the Letter of Offer and Contract for
Training. Training charges will then be deducted from the deposit. Students on an integrated
program will have a payment schedule outlined in the Contract for Training.
There are limited circumstances in which a students enrolment may be deferred, suspended
or cancelled. This is governed by Standard 13 of the National Code 2007. A student who
wishes to defer, suspend or cancel his/her enrolment must meet one or more of the following
conditions: unavailability of a course; delay in the process of visa; or compassionate and
compelling circumstances, which are generally beyond the control of the student and have an
impact on the student's course progress or wellbeing.
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1.7.3 Course Fees
Training charges will first be deducted from your deposit. As this amount diminishes, all further
payments are to be paid in advance. If on a self-study program, students will need to pay as
they fly via EFTPOS, cash or electronic transfer. NO FLYING WILL BE DONE ON CREDIT
and if your account is not kept in balance your flight training will be suspended until it has been
rectified.
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Training payments can be paid directly to the AFTC or by electronic transfer to the following
bank account:
Westpac Banking Corporation
Salisbury Branch
Account: Flight Training Adelaide
Account Number: 243800
BSB: 035-047
International Transfers use SWIFT Code: WPACAU2S
Please put AFTC and your name as a reference on any electronic transfers. When you have
transferred your deposit/money into this account, please contact Manager AFTC.
1.7.4 ESOS framework
If you are an overseas student studying on a student visa, you should be aware of the ESOS
legislation. This assists in the regulation and standards of the education sector of Australia,
with specific focus on overseas students attending Australian education providers. The
purpose of the legislation is to protect your rights, as the student, to ensure you get the
education that you have sought and that you have or will be paying for in due course.
The ESOS framework is made up of standards, which cover your rights prior to enrolment,
throughout the duration of your course and upon completion, to ensure you receive the highest
standard of services and education. As the student you should be aware of the standards and
how they affect you.
The Australian Government wants overseas students in Australia to have a safe, enjoyable
and rewarding place to study. Australias laws promote quality education and consumer
protection for overseas students. These laws are known as the ESOS framework and include
the ESOS Act 2000 and the National Code 2007. Please review the ESOS framework
at http://aei.gov.au/AEI/ESOS/QuickInfo/ESOS_FrameWork_pdf.pdf.
As an overseas student on a student visa, the student must study with an approved education
provider such as FTA, and in a course that can be found on the Commonwealth CRICOS at
http://cricos.dest.gov.au. CRICOS registration guarantees that the course and the education
provider at which the student studies meet the high standards necessary for overseas
students. Students should check carefully that the details of his/her course, including its
location and match the information on CRICOS.
1.8 CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

In the event of cancellation during the course, the student is entitled to a refund of any funds
paid in advance, minus the total of all training received or other expenses incurred by the
AFTC on behalf of the student, including an administration charge of AU$500.
All notifications of withdrawal from a course or requests for refunds must be made in writing to
the AFTC Manager.
Students should refer to FTA website under International Students for FTAs ADM-D.003
ESOS manual, Standard 13 for further details.
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1.9 ACPET
ACPET is the Australian Council for Private Education and Training - the national industry
association for independent providers of post-compulsory education and training, for
Australian and international students.
FTA is a current member of ACPET and is a financial member of ACPETs Overseas Student
Tuition Assurance Scheme (OSTAS).
In the event that FTA ceases to provide a VET course of study in which a student is enrolled,
the student is entitled to a choice of:
a. an offer of a place in a similar VET course of study with a second provider without any
requirement to pay the second provider any VET tuition fee for any replacement VET
units (this is known as the VET Course Assurance Option);
OR
b. a refund of his or her up-front VET payments for any VET unit of study that the student
commences but does not complete because FTA ceases to provide the VET course of
study of which the VET unit forms part (this is known as the VET Tuition Fee
Repayment Option)
National Office Suite 101, Level 1, 126 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne, Vic 3002,
Australia PO Box 551, East Melbourne, Vic 8002 Ph: (03) 9412 5900 Fax: (03) 9416 1895
Toll-free in Australia 1800 657 644 E-mail acpet@acpet.edu.au Website www.acpet.edu.au .
1.10 STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES
The ESOS Framework protects your rights and responsibilities as a student. Students should
familiarise themselves with the ESOS framework and FTA ADM-D.003 ESOS/AQTF Manual,
Standard 2 - Student Engagement before Enrolment.
International students coming to Australia are required to declare that they have sufficient
funds to meet their course, living and travel expenses for the duration of their stay as part of
their visa application. In addition, international student visa holders are granted permission to
work up to 20 hours per week while their course is in session (excluding any work undertaken
as a registered component of their course of study or training) and unrestricted hours during
holiday periods.
For more information on visa requirements, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship
can be contacted on 131 881 or visit www.immi.gov.au.
1.11 FTAS RESPONSIBILITIES
It is FTAs responsibility to ensure that students are aware and have read the policies and
procedures that affect them.
1.12 OVERSEAS STUDENT MEDICAL COVER
It is a condition of a student visa that students have private health insurance for the duration of
their stay in Australia as overseas students are not covered by Australias national health
program, Medicare. Students need to obtain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and
provide evidence to the Australian Consulate/Embassy processing your visa application.
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There are several providers of OSCH in Australia.
AHM Overseas Student Health Cover please visit their website:
http://www.ahm.com.au/oshc.
https://www.oshcworldcare.com.au/oshc/oshc/os00.aspx?pn=wc&ad=tr00text
1.13 ARRIVAL PROCEDURES FOR NEW COURSES
1.13.1 General
When new courses begin at AFTC, all aspects of the reception and initial induction of students
into the AFTC are taken care of in accordance with written guidelines. These guidelines are
drawn up to assist all concerned in accomplishing their tasks as efficiently as possible.
The Manager, AFTC is responsible to the Chief Executive Officer for all arrival procedures. He
is vested with the required authority to coordinate all activities.
1.13.2 Arrival Day Procedures
On the day the new course begins, the following induction procedures are carried out:
1.13.2.1 Meet and Greet
Meet and greet on arrival at the AFTC.
1.13.2.2 Introductory Briefing
A short introductory briefing is to be given on a few basic administrative matters (dress,
timings, facilities available, program up to and including the first day etc.) followed by a tour of
the premises, if considered appropriate at that time.
1.13.2.3 Issue of Uniforms
All students will be issued with a uniform at a convenient time, preferably before induction day,
but no later than the first day at AFTC.
1.13.2.4 Opening Address
The AFTC Manager will welcome the new course and, among other matters, explain the
organisational structure.
1.13.2.5 Course Outline (Flying)
The Manager Flight Training explains the course in broad terms.
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1.14 ATTENDANCE AND PERFORMANCE
1.14.1 Monitoring Course Progress
The AFTC will monitor, record and assess the course progress of each student for the course
in which the student is currently enrolled.
AFTC will assess each students progress at regular intervals, but overall at the end of each
module.
Students should refer to FTA website under International Students for FTAs ADM-D.003
ESOS manual, Standard 2 for further details.
1.14.2 Attendance
FTA has been approved to implement the DEEWR-DIAC approved course progress policy and
procedure, as described in Standard 10 for all courses offered at the AFTC. Therefore, it is not
a requirement to monitor attendance but the AFTC monitors through course progress. This
choice has been indicated through PRISMS.
1.14.3 Complaints and Appeals
Complaints and appeals include, but are not limited to, matters of concern to a student relating
to training delivery and assessment; the quality of the training; student support and materials;
discrimination; or sexual harassment.
The AFTC recognises that students who participate in training/study at the AFTC have the
right to have their grievance dealt with in a fair, just and prompt manner based on a policy and
procedure that is accessible, effective and easily understood. A grievance will be dealt with on
a professional level, without bias or prejudice, in a balanced and confidential manner.
Students should refer to FTA website under International Students for FTAs ADM-D.003
ESOS manual, Standard 8 for further details.
1.14.4 Leave of Absence
1.14.4.1 Compassionate or Emergency Leave
This is unplanned leave forced/caused by unexpected serious occurrences of a domestic or
personal nature that requires a student to be away from the AFTC. A leave form must be
completed. If the students course end date is to be changed this should be noted on the
leave form.
1.14.4.2 Sick Leave
A student requiring sick leave must inform the AFTC. If the student is going to be sick for
more than a week a medical certificate must be presented to the AFTC Manager. No leave
form will need to be completed as the medical certificate accounts for the students time off.
1.14.4.3 General/Personal Leave
If a student wants to go home or interstate for a period longer than a week then a leave form
must be completed.
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1.14.5 Discipline
1.14.5.1 Smoking
The AFTC is a smoke-free institution; smoking is banned inside the Control Tower Building. If
students must smoke, they are to use the designated smoking area and use ash-trays,
extinguish all butts before discarding and ensure that the dangers posed by smoking do not
extend to other people or premises.
1.14.5.2 Drugs
The use of or association with illegal drugs or substances is unacceptable and against the law.
This will lead to immediate expulsion from the AFTC, cancellation of the students CoE and the
possible involvement of police.
1.14.5.3 Alcohol
The consumption of alcohol or being under the influence of alcohol during training and
especially during flying is strictly prohibited. Breaking of this rule will lead to immediate
expulsion from the AFTC and cancellation of the students CoE. CASA states that no
consumption of alcohol can occur within 12 hours of flying. The Manager AFTC has
conducted the Drug and Alcohol Management Policy training required by CASA. This policy is
located in the FTA policy manual.
1.14.5.4 Punctuality
A student must establish with their instructor what time he/she is required to report for briefing.
If a student fails to show for a flight, then that flight is to be graded as unacceptable and noted
in the training folder. If a student is late for a flight, he/she is to be warned and the lateness
noted in the training folder.
Minor infringements of punctuality or lateness due to extenuating circumstances will be dealt
with sympathetically. Repeated lateness and no show occurrences are to be reported to the
AFTC Manager. The AFTC Manager will decide if disciplinary action against the student is
necessary.
1.14.5.5 Firearms
Under no circumstance should any firearms be brought to AFTC premises.
1.14.5.6 Unacceptable Behaviour
Any incidents of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours and other
unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature is to be reported to any manager
who may, at the request of the complainant, have the issue resolved between both parties, in
confidence. Likewise, any form of bullying or intimidation by staff or students will not be
tolerated and can be reported and resolved by contacting a manager. The AFTC Manager or
the FTA Student Welfare Officer may be approached at any time. Please refer to the Critical
Incident Policy and Procedure.
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1.15 DEPARTURE
When you are planning to depart the AFTC you need to provide the AFTC Manager with
written notice of the date of planned departure to ensure all necessary bodies are notified,
especially if you are studying as an overseas student.
All students are required to complete the Departure Clearance Form before they leave/finish
their training with the AFTC to ensure they have satisfactorily completed all aspects of their
training.
All outstanding debt needs to be paid and Departure Clearance signed off by the AFTC
Manager prior to departure.
1.16 ACCIDENTS/INCIDENTS
Incidents are to be reported to the AFTC Manager and students are to record details of the
accident/incident on an Incident Report Form. The AFTC Manager will notify the FTA Safety
Manager or Occupational Health and Safety Representative who will register the
accident/incident on an Incident Report Form and make a report at the next Flight Safety or
OHS&W meeting (or act immediately if necessary) to discuss any action deemed necessary.
1.17 STUDENT SERVICES
1.17.1 Adjusting to Adelaide
StudyAdelaide.com is a website designed for students and has information about events,
study, tours, maps, getting around etc. It is beneficial for students to familiarise themselves
with this website for any additional direction.
www.studyinaustralia.gov.au is an official Australian Government site for studying in Australia.
Students should familiarise themselves with this website for any additional direction.
1.17.2 Advice / counselling / support
If at any time a student needs advice, counselling, support or just someone to talk to, please
see the AFTC Manager. He will assist you or put you in contact with the appropriate person or
professional. In addition, FTA has a Student Welfare Officer located in Hangar 54, up the
stairs in office U5. All instructors, staff and managers have a genuine open door policy for
training related or personal concerns that you may have.
2. FACILITIES AND ADMINISTRATION
2.1 THE MESS
AFTC students are able to purchase lunch in the mess for $8.00 per meal. Money is to be
paid to the kitchen staff before your meal. Any questions related to the use of the mess and
the consumption of meals should be directed to the FTA Residential Manager, whose office is
located in the FTA Administration Building.
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Meals are varied and cater to the tastes of the different cultural groups that are at the college.
The mess is open from 0600 to 2300/2359 daily, with meals being served at the following
times:
Mon to Fri Sat, Sun and Public holidays
Cold Breakfast 0600 0815 0645 0930
Hot Breakfast 0645 0815 0645 -- 0930
Lunch 1130 1300 1200 1300
Dinner 1800 1930 1800 1930
Only closed toed footwear is allowed in the mess. No bare feet, vests, singlets, thongs, boxer
shorts caps or hats are allowed inside the mess.
A vending machine containing drinks and a coffee machine is located in the tea room at the
AFTC.
2.2 FTA WORKING HOURS AND OPERATIONS
The Operations room is located in the Operations Building and is used for scheduling and
coordinating flights and coordination of maintenance. It operates seven days a week (Sat and
Sun when required) from 0600 until 1900 hours
Ground School - Monday Saturday 0800 1630
Administration - Monday Friday 0830 1700
Operations - Monday Friday 0630 1700, Sat and Sun 0630 1800 (as required)
Engineering - The college has its own engineering department and conducts most aircraft
maintenance activities and repairs.
2.3 AFTC WORKING HOURS AND OPERATIONS
AFTC core hours are from 0830 1700; hours of operation may extend or be shortened
depending on the seasons and daylight hours. AFTC is closed for Christmas and Easter.
AFTC may also close for other occasions as communicated by signage in advance.
2.4 CLASSROOMS/BRIEFING ROOMS
AFTC has two classrooms, one fitted with a digital projector and the other fitted with an
overhead projector. All classrooms/briefing rooms are fitted with whiteboards. Method of
instruction for theory is via small groups, usually no greater than 6, presented through
lectures, visits, demonstration and pictures.
2.5 LEARNING RESOURCE CENTRE
The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is located just up the road from the AFTC. It offers a
wide range of aviation text, magazines, fiction books, videos, CDs, DVDs and Internet
access, flight simulators, VCRs, DVD player, CD players and airband scanners. There are
also areas available for personal study. There is also one television available for short-term
use.
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You will be issued with a library card at the commencement of your training, enabling you to
use the facilities. The LRC hours are as follows:
Monday 0845 1730
Tuesday 0845 1730
Wednesday 0845 1830
Thursday 0845 1830
Friday 0845 1330
Closed weekends and public holidays
2.6 TRANSPORT
For public transport to or from Parafield Airport, travelling by railway is the most convenient.
The station is within walking distance and is located to the west, along Kings Road. The trains
will take you to Salisbury township (to the north) and to Adelaide City (to the south). Taxis are
a convenient alternative. The free taxi phone is situated on the veranda wall outside of the
Ground School office area.
2.6.1 Full Time Tertiary Student Card
AFTC Manager will issue full time students a full time tertiary student ID card upon arrival.
This entitles you to student travel rates on public transport i.e. trains, buses and trams. You
may also be entitled to students discounts at certain stores and cinemas etc. You will need to
bring a passport photo to be issued with a full time tertiary student ID card.
2.6.2 Train
The Parafield train station is 10 minutes walk from AFTC (along Kings Road Parafield
Station is on your left). Stay on the Parafield Airport side to catch a train heading south to the
city. (Cost approx $3.30 for adults $1.60 for students for two hours of transport on buses and
trains). It takes approximately 20 minutes from the Parafield Station to the city. Train
timetables are available from the AFTC front desk, or the FTA Student Welfare Officer.
2.6.3 Taxi
Call Suburban Taxis on 131008 (tell the operator VIP 144 and they will know the FTA
address) and wait at the pedestrian crossing on Kittyhawk Lane. (Cost approx $35 to the city
and $50 to the airport). There is a telephone outside of the FTA Ground School office that
connects directly with our taxi company.
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2.6.4 Medical
A first aid kit (licensed by Therapeutic Goods) is located in the AFTC kitchen, Administration,
FTA Operations and in the FTA Engineering Office at the western annex section of Hangar 54.
Students are to hold Overseas Student Health Cover for the duration of their student visa.
However, should students require a doctor, the following procedure is to be followed:
2.6.4.1 During Normal Hours
The AFTC Manager should be informed of the need to see a doctor and can ring the
doctor/medical centre to organise visit.
If possible, the student can make their own arrangements for travel to the doctor. Otherwise a
taxi can be arranged.
2.6.4.2 Emergency Requiring an Ambulance
For all emergency procedures, please refer to the FTA Emergency Procedures flipchart that is
situated next to all phones.
2.6.4.3 Doctor / Dentist
To see a doctor or dentist the recommended place to go is the Elizabeth Medical Centre, 30
Phillip Highway, Elizabeth. No appointment needed. Open till 10:00pm, 7 days a week. Ph:
8256 8000
2.6.4.4 Emergency Contacts
Lyell McEwen Hospital 8182 9000
Modbury Hospital 8161 2000
Fire emergency telephones - 000 and ask for the fire service.
Police telephone - 131 444 for general assistance or to report something.
2.6.4.5 AFTC/FTA Contacts for an Emergency:
Mr Rob J ones (Manager AFTC) 0413 929 209
Mr Gerard Flanagan (Student Welfare Officer) 0419 867 060
Mr Kobus Swart (Head of Training) 0438400436
Operations desk 08 8209 4326 or 0408 408 505
2.6.5 Mail/Postage
There is a red Australia Post mailbox situated on Anderson Drive (opposite the AFTC/Control
Tower). The mail is collected from this box daily at 1800 hrs. Students will need to buy their
own stamps and if necessary use Australia Post offices for parcels or bulky letters/packages.
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2.6.6 Uniforms
All candidates undertaking training at the AFTC will be required to follow dress standards
during their training. The standard uniform is white shirt, navy blue slacks, black shoes, navy
jacket (if required), a tie and epaulettes. Please see Manager AFTC about purchasing a
uniform.
2.6.7 Phone Calls and Phone Cards
If phoning from another country the prefix of 61 (for Australia country code) followed by 8 (for
South Australia state code) then the local Australian number.
For any emergency, overseas people can call the AFTC business number at +61-8- 8209
4355. The AFTC fax number is (08) 8285 5003.
Phone cards can be purchased with cash only from the FTA accounts office located in the
Administration Building.
2.6.8 Internet and Email
Internet is available at the Learning Resource Centre (LRC,) which is the building to the right
of Hangar 54. Closing times: Mon, Tues closes at 5:30pm, Wed and Thur 6:30pm, Fri 1:30pm.
There is a public telephone in the FTA residential near building 10.
2.6.9 Shops and services
Salisbury town centre and Adelaide city centre are your best locations for shops, post offices,
banks and other services. A small shop and takeaway food stores are located not far from
Parafield Airport. The train station is the best method of getting to Salisbury and Adelaide. A
taxi, if shared, is another easy way to get to these locations.
2.6.10 ATMs and Banking
ATMs (Automatic Teller Machines) are available in Salisbury town centre or at the Mobil
Service Station (petrol station) 400 metres east on Kings Road. Banking can be done in
Salisbury town centre. Banks open from 0930 to 1600 (Monday to Thurs) and 1700 on
Fridays. Cash can also be withdrawn at many shops when purchasing goods through
EFTPOS transactions.
2.6.11 Money Matters
When travelling to Australia, please be aware that if you are carrying a total of AU$10,000 or
more in cash of any currency, you MUST declare the money on your Incoming Passenger
Card and when questioned by Australian customs officials upon arrival. A failure to declare
this money may result in the money being taken and you being arrested and prosecuted. It is
not an offence to bring this money into Australia. The offence is not declaring the money.
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Bring enough money to cover accommodation and bond (if required) (plus phone, electricity
and gas connections for private rental accommodation), incidentals, books, uniform etc. You
may need about AU$2500 AU$3000 to cover these type of expenses. The money should be
in the form of travellers cheques and cash (AU$200 AU$300 in cash) or transfer your
money to a pre-opened bank account. It is important to note that money exchanges may not
be available at the airport when you arrive (if it is over the weekend or early in the morning). If
you arrange a bank draft to cover you expenses please remember that it can take up to two
weeks to clear a bank draft.
International credit cards such as MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club are
used in Australia. The AFTC EFTPOS machine does not accept American Express or Diners
Cards.
Banks are closed from 4:00pm Monday to Thursday, after 5:00pm on Friday and closed all
day on Saturday and Sunday. Some Credit Unions are open on Saturday. If you open a bank
account within 6 weeks of your arrival, you will only need to produce your passport as a form
of identification.
3. LIVING IN ADELAIDE
3.1 WEATHER
The weather in the Adelaide region is best described as mild. There are four distinct seasons
where summers (December, J anuary and February) are warm and dry, temperatures range
between 18 degrees and 40 degrees Celsius. Winters (J une, J uly, and August) are generally
wet and at times windy, temperatures range between 5 and 15 degrees. Spring (September,
October, and November) and autumn (March, April, and May) are mild and comfortable. It is
suggested that Adelaide weather remains near-perfect for most of the year. Through each
season there are localised variations to weather that provide relief from extreme conditions.
3.2 COST OF LIVING
The cost of living in Australia compares favourably with most industrialised countries. Adelaide
is less expensive than most other cities in Australia (using that universal measure). Below is a
list of average costs for general grocery items:
Loaf of bread from A$2.50
Two litres of milk from A$2.20
Newspaper from A$1.50
Breakfast cereal from A$3.00
J ar of instant coffee from A$3.00
Bottle of soft drink from A$1.50
Shampoo from A$2.50
Soap from A$1.50
Apple from 50c
Beef (500g) from A$7.00
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Chicken from A$7.00 for 600g
McDonalds hamburger - from A$6.95.
Shopping facilities are excellent, catering for virtually all consumer tastes and needs.
Shopping centres and department stores are normally open 7 days a week with some open
for late night shopping closing around 9:00pm. Some supermarkets are open 24 hours a day.
There are Saturday and Sunday markets all year round at various locations throughout the
city as well as trash/treasure markets for bargain hunters. All city and country shopping
outlets have friendly, good-natured staff and most businesses are conducted in a relaxed,
cooperative atmosphere.
3.3 ENTERTAINMENT
All forms of entertainment enjoyed by any capital city are available in Adelaide. Music, the
arts, theatre, cinema etc. all receive healthy patronage. There is also a strong tourist element
to the Adelaide and adjacent areas, with sightseeing tours, bush-walking, beachfront sports
and entertainment. Other indoor and outdoor activities present a wide range of options and
provide relief from curricular pressures. Adelaide is renowned for its arts festivals. It is also
referred to as the city of churches.
Adelaide has much to offer students, without the dangers and attendant distractions of larger
cities. It offers full entertainment facilities such as theatres, museums, exhibitions,
entertainment complexes, and cinemas.
The city is well serviced by television and radio broadcasters and major daily state and
national newspapers.
For the athletically minded there is a myriad of sporting events available to both watch and
participate in.
3.4 MULTI-CULTURAL DIVERSITY
Adelaide is a migrant city with a population drawn from many different heritages. This has
created a city that embraces and respects different cultures. This multiculturalism is reflected
in the myriad of restaurants and festivals that celebrate the various constituent cultures of
Adelaide and is one of the reasons that Adelaide is a leading destination for international
students from all over the world.
3.5 BARGAINING
Bargaining is not generally used in Australian shops. The prices are marked on the items. It
is advisable to shop around though as the prices can vary from shop to shop. Usually
Australians will bargain for items such as a car, or anything that is expensive.
3.6 SHOPPING & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Modern shopping complexes, arcades and speciality stores in the commercial centre and in
several suburban areas provide a full range of Australian and imported goods.
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3.7 TIME ZONE
Adelaide is +9.5 hours GMT and +10.5 hours GMT during daylight savings time (summer
time). For example 12-15 hours ahead of the United States and 7-8 hours ahead of the United
Kingdom and Europe.
3.8 DEPENDANTS OF INTERNATIONAL TERTIARY STUDENTS
If you are an international student studying an award course (e.g. visa subclass 572, 573 or
574) in a South Australian tertiary education institution, you may choose to enrol your school-
aged dependants in a South Australian government school for the duration of your visa.
A school-aged dependant of an international student must be between 5 and 18 years of age
and unmarried at the time of application.
School fees apply and are subject to change without notice. Please visit
http://www.internationalstudents.sa.edu.au/pages/dependants/dependanttertiarystudent/ for
further information on children or international tertiary students. You are also required to pay
materials and services charges set by the local school at which your child will be attending.
These charges will vary from school to school, depending on the level of services used. Any
clarification regarding school charges must be made directly to the school.
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3.9 ACCOMMODATION
The Adelaide Flight Training Centre is a non-residential school. Below are some popular
accommodation choices for students.
3.9.1 UV Mawson Lakes
The AFTC has formed a strategic partnership with Colliers International Student Services and
selected their properties as the preferred supplier of student accommodation. Colliers has
acquired the management rights of a student complex at Mawson Lakes called UV Mawson
Lakes. Mawson Lakes is located about 10 minutes drive from the AFTC. Additional public
transport convenience is the railway connection between Mawson Lakes and the AFTC (at
Parafield).
The UV Mawson Lakes Apartment complex comprises of 39 purpose built student
accommodation apartments. The property is in the heart of Mawson Lakes a short walk to
the town centre, shopping and entertainment facilities. UV Mawson Lakes has 2 and 3
bedroom apartments available. The rental price includes water usage and cleaning twice a
month of the living areas, kitchen and bathrooms (not bedrooms). Electricity, telephone and
internet connection are at the expense of the students. The apartments are strictly non
smoking and students will need to supply their own linen/bedding. The apartments are air
conditioned and fully furnished with beds, sofa, coffee table, wardrobes and bedside cabinets.
Students will need to contact Colliers direct to lease an apartment. Colliers will endeavour to
put students from the AFTC in the same apartment. Rental will be paid monthly direct to
Colliers with a 5 week security bond. We would like to highlight that Colliers is our
independent accommodation partner. Therefore, there will be a separate contractual
agreement between the student and Colliers. The AFTC does not profit from this
accommodation service.
Please visit their website
http://www.prdstudentservices.com.au/uv_mawson_lakes/location.asp for more information
and contact details.
3.9.2 Torrens Valley International Residence
The Torrens Valley International
Residence is situated in the grounds of
the Modbury Hospital. The residence
offers single room accommodation
(equipped with single beds, built in
cupboards and drawers and a well-lit
study area), with shared lounge (including
television), kitchen, laundry and bathroom
facilities on each floor. Students are able to prepare their own meals, or eat at the Modbury
Hospital Cafeteria, which is open 7 days a week. A security system is in place, which provides
a safe and secure environment for residents to live. The Residence is adjacent to Tea Tree
Plaza shopping centre, with easy access to banks, cinemas and shopping. The Residence is
a twenty-minute drive by car east of Parafield Airport, and a five-minute walk to a major public
transport terminus, which allows you easy access to the city centre and Parafield Airport.
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For more information on the residence or prices for short-term stays please visit their web site
www.tvir.austbiz.net.
To catch a bus from Torrens Valley, walk approx. 1km two stops to Stop 42A on Smart Road.
Catch 565 Bus to Zone B Mawson Lakes interchange. Catch Gawler-Central bound train to
Parafield and walk approx. 1000m walk to AFTC.
3.9.3 UNIShare
For those who prefer a more independent lifestyle, UNIShare is a specialist provider of
private shared accommodation for students. UNIShare offers a comprehensive rental
package, covering all utilities, broadband, plus cleaning and gardening services at no extra
cost. UNIShare is located in Pooraka, about 5 minutes by bus from AFTC. To find out more,
visit the UNIShare website www.unishare.com.au.
UniLodge provides furnished student accommodation and apartments in Adelaide. It provides
safe, secure and friendly student housing, with each apartment designed for the students
academic and social needs. It is central and convenient locations with public transport, shops
and cafes at your doorstep.
Contact Details
UniLodge @ Metro Adelaide, 30 Victoria Street (off North Terrace), Adelaide City, SA 5000
Tel: 61 8 8385 9000 / Fax: 61 8 8385 9001
3.9.4 Student Share Accommodation
Adelaide Student Share: http://www.adelaidestudentshare.com/index.htm.
www.realestate.com.au - access to share accommodation - search Parafield Gardens and
surrounding areas: http://www.realestate.com.au/cgi-bin/rsearch?s=sa&t=shr&snf=rbs&a=sf
3.9.5 Temporary Accommodation Options
There are other options for temporary accommodation such as budget hotels,
backpackers/hostels and caravan parks. There are about 17 backpackers/hostels within the
city centre of Adelaide, which are approximately an hours bus trip to Parafield. Hostel rooms
bookings are enquiries should be made direct with the hostel. Here is a list of Hostels:
3.9.6 Student Hostels in Adelaide
Adelaide Overseas Student Accommodation
141-143 West Terrace, Adelaide
Tel: 8294 4483
Fax: 8294 8854
Email: hoiquai@hotmail.com
Luther Seminary
104 J effcott Street, North Adelaide
Tel: 8267 7400
Fax: 8267 7350
Email: luthersem@luthersem.edu.au
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UNITRANS S.A.
18 Heritage Court
Oakden
Tel: 8261 5600
Fax: 8261 5699
Email: manager@unitrans.com.au
Web: www.unitrans.com.au
Unitrans is for short term stays and is located close to all facilities. It is situated 10 km north
east of the Adelaide city centre. Unitrans offers a range of accommodation packages to suit
the needs of individuals, international university students, interstate and country university
students. Unitrans has internet access from all rooms, a fully equipped common room with a
television and couches, as well as games facilities, and a pool table. There is also a coin-
operated laundry facility. Unitrans provides a variety of single and twin share rooms. Residents
should bring their own linen. For more information please go to the Student Living website.
Travel from Unitrans, Oakden, Bus 204 Collinswood to Mawson Lakes UniSA campus via
Northgate. Monday to Friday services. Then catch Gawler-Central bound train to Parafield and
walk approx. 1000m to AFTC.
3.9.7 Long term Accommodation Options - Home Rentals
The following websites are useful for finding private accommodation:
www.realestate.com.au
www.domain.com.au
www.realestateview.com.au
3.9.8 Private rental
Rental accommodation is usually unfurnished. Weekly rent varies depending on location and
style of accommodation. Students can reduce costs by sharing.
Rental costs increase as you move closer to the city. Most property owners would require a
12-month lease. There is also a bond to pay which may require you to pay two weeks rent in
advance, plus a security deposit equal to a maximum of four weeks rent (always ask for a
receipt). You may also need to pay charges for connecting electricity, telephone, gas etc.
You will also need to sign a lease.
3.10 WHAT TO BRING
If bringing in any electrical goods, please be aware that the
standard voltage in Australia is 240 volts and plugs have three flat
pins/prongs (the third prong is used as an earth). Electrical goods
from other countries usually need a conversion adaptor.
Personal belongings that you have owned for the last 12 months
or more can be brought into Australia without attracting any duty/sales tax i.e., laptop
computers, other electronic equipment, provided Customs is satisfied that these items are
intended to be taken home with you. Items that are less than 12 months old must not exceed
a combined value of AU$400. This is your duty free allowance.
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Think carefully about what you pack. If you exceed the airline limit you may want to send any
excess luggage as unaccompanied baggage. Please check with your travel agent or airline
that you are travelling with.
Please visit the Customs website for information on Australian customs and quarantine laws
and what you can bring into Australia and what you cannot bring into Australia
(www.customs.gov.au ).
3.11 DRIVING IN AUSTRALIA
Anyone over 18 can drive in Australia with their local licence, providing it is valid and that
you've been in the country for less than six months. If youre spending longer in Australia you
should bring along an international driving permit or apply for an Australian drivers licence.
For further information visit the Transport SA website www.transport.sa.gov.au.
Australians drive on the left hand side of the road. Minor roads in towns and cities are usually
either 50km/h or 60km/h (35 mph) with an increasing number of towns adopting the lower
speed limit and on country roads and highways, 100km/h (62mph) - 110 km/h (68 mph) unless
signs indicate otherwise.
Seat belts must be worn by drivers and passengers at all times.
It is illegal to talk on a mobile phone while driving.
You must not park facing oncoming traffic.
All Australian states enforce strict drink driving laws and the Police are entitled to stop drivers
on a random basis for breathalyser tests. These operations are often referred to as a random
breath test or RBT. In most states the legal limit is 0.05, however in encouraging responsible
driving abstinence is recommended.
If you do purchase a car it is strongly advisable to purchase car insurance as well.
3.11.1 Driving Licenses
Students may drive in Australia on a valid overseas drivers license for the same class of
vehicle. Licenses must be carried when driving, in addition to a valid passport. An International
Drivers Permit is not sufficient by itself and must be accompanied by a valid drivers permit.
If the drivers licence is not in English then a translation must be carried along with the permit.
For further information visit the relevant State Road and Transport Authority on arrival or go to
their web site www.transport.sa.gov.au
3.11.2 Renting a Car
Car rental companies with branches nationwide are generally the most expensive although
these companies do offer advantages such as airport pick-up and drop-off points, frequent
flyer points and long-distance one-way rentals. The standard insurance cover that comes with
most car rental companies requires that you pay an excess of around $2000 before the
insurance company pays out.
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Rental car companies will try and sell you insurance to cover this excess, but at around $20 a
day this is overpriced and can substantially increase the cost of your car rental. A much better
idea is to take out travel insurance that covers this excess or arrange rental car excess
insurance before leaving home. This works out a lot cheaper than paying the excess cover
that rental car companies charge. It is virtually impossible to rent a car without a credit card.
3.11.3 Buying a car
Some students choose to buy a car and sell it before they leave. Cheap reliable cars are
generally large cars such as the Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore, which can cost a lot to
run but are generally cheap to fix and service. Ideally it's a good idea to check notice boards
at the FTA College and AFTC and buy your car from another student as you should be able to
get a good bargain, considering that the student may have a flight home to catch and are in a
hurry to sell. For more information go to Study Adelaide.
3.11.4 Hitch Hiking
Hitch hiking is illegal in Australia but still common. It is recommended that you do not pick up
travellers that you are not acquainted with. Of course it is recommended that you do not hitch
hike yourself.
3.12 APPLICATION PROCESS
To enrol in a course at the Adelaide Flight Training Centre, candidates should complete the
application form and forward it to J ean Mills (details are on Application Form) with all relevant
attachments. J ean Mills can be contacted on jmills@flighttrainingadelaide.com.au or phone
+61 8 8209 4309.
Overseas students will be issued with a Letter of Offer and Contract. Students will then be
asked to pay a deposit prior to the issue of the Confirmation of Enrolment which will assist
students with their student visa application. Students will also need to organise Overseas
Health Cover as part of their visa requirements. Please visit the Department of Immigration
web site www.immi.gov.au for more information.
Please note that bookings are essential in advance of arrival at the AFTC.
3.12.1 Step by Step guide regarding Enrolment etc
1. Ensure that an Australian CASA licence is recognised by the aviation regulator in your
country and determine what sort of conversion terms exist if you wish to convert your
Australian licence to another licence at the completion of your training.
2. Complete the application form and forward it to J ean Mills with all the appropriate
attachments. Students will then receive a Letter of Offer for immigration purposes.
Students will need to accept the Letter of Offer by signing the last page and faxing or
emailing it back (last page only). A Contract for Training will then be drafted and sent to
you for viewing and signing.
3. Complete a CASA ARN application (Form 1162) as soon as possible and fax/send to
J ean Mills with application or send direct to CASA (with copy of photo identification -
CASA fax no. +61 2 6217 1640)
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4. Start organising your Student Visa. An information pack and the relevant application
forms can be obtained from your nearest Australian Embassy or Consulate, or by
visiting the Department of Immigration website at www.immi.gov.au . A student visa
can take from 1 to 3 months to process and some offices may take longer.
5. Once you have received your ARN, make an appointment with a CASA approved
doctor for your aviation medical. Please visit the CASA website for a list of doctors.
6. Prepare and complete a CASA Student Pilot Licence (SPL) application, Form 497 and
CASA Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) application, Form 498. Start by
reading the guidance pages on each form. The forms are mostly self explanatory. Both
the SPL and ASIC require at Section 2.2 your arrival details including the arrival airport
the flight number and date of arrival. Supporting documents for the SPL are required at
Section 3, this is the general English language proficiency section, attach only the
documents listed on the guidance pages. Supporting documents for the ASIC are
primary identification and secondary identification as listed in the guidance. Section 7
requires a list of addresses; first the current address (the residential address in
Adelaide) and then previous addresses below, covering the past TEN years. Addresses
must be full address details including street, town, state and postcode. Our Chief
Flying Instructor (CFI) or Authorised Testing Officer needs to sign the form
before sending to CASA.
7. Pay a deposit for your training after you have singed your contract. Once the deposit
has been received we will issue you with the Confirmation of Enrolment, which is
required for your student visa application.
8. Organise and pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as part of your visa
requirements. Please visit the Department of Immigration website www.immi.gov.au
for more information. Please forward a copy of your receipt to J ean Mills for our
records.
9. Organise accommodation for yourself as the AFTC is a non-residential school.
Information on options is mentioned in this brochure or on the website. Please contact
J ean Mills if you are having problems booking accommodation.
10. Confirm your start date with J ean Mills and the AFTC prior to leaving for Adelaide,
Australia.
3.12.2 Important Documents You Will Need
Bring some written references (in English) if you wish to rent accommodation as you may
need to provide this to landlords and/or employers if you apply for employment.
Bring a valid drivers licence and/or an International Drivers Licence if you intend to drive in
South Australia. For more information on drivers licences for overseas residents, please visit
the Transport SA website
http://www.transport.sa.gov.au/licences_certification/drivers/interstate_overseas.asp
Photocopy your passport, visa details and travellers cheques, credit card numbers and any
return tickets. Keep these separate from the originals.
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3.12.3 Checklists
3.12.3.1 Before you leave home
Approved student visa and travel arrangements
Inform AFTC of your arrival date/time
Organise your accommodation. If you have references from previous landlords, bring
them, especially if you are planning to rent a house or unit.
Leave a copy of your visa and passport with family/friends
Pack a document folder (offer letter, identification documents, driving license, copies of
passport, credit card details and travellers cheques etc. important medical records if
you have an ongoing medical condition)
Organise insurance for your personal belongings
Read and understand the ESOS framework and what is expected
Check Customs and Quarantine regulations have items that need to be declared
easily accessible
Consider pre-opening a bank account and transfer funds into it.
Have at least AU$2000 available to you on arrival in Adelaide (approximately AU$500
in cash and AU$1,500 in travellers cheques)
Have medical, dental and optical checkups (you should have had your aviation medical
with an optical examination, but it is advisable to have a dental check-up as it may be
cheaper in your home country)
Make a note of contact details of your countrys embassy in Australia
Confirm start date with AFTC
3.12.4 When you in arrive in Adelaide
Contact your parents/relatives/friends to let them know that you have arrived safely.
Open a bank account
Contact the AFTC and again confirm start date for training
Inform AFTC of residential address changes and mobile phone numbers.
3.13 CHANGING EDUCATION PROVIDER
Under Standard 7 of the National Code 2007 - if a student wishes to change education
provider they should contact the AFTC Manger. If the student has not completed six months
of the principal course of study then the student can request a Letter of Release to transfer to
another provider. The AFTC may grant a Letter of Release only where the student has
provided a Letter of Offer from another registered ESOS provider, confirming that an offer has
been made. The Letter of Release will advise the student to contact DIAC to seek advice on
whether a new student visa is required.
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If an education provider does not grant a Letter of Release, they must provide the student with
written reasons of refusing the request as well as inform the student of his/her right to appeal
the decision (in accordance with Standard 8 of the National Code 2007 Complaints and
Appeals).
If a student wants to change provider after completing the first six months of the main course
of study then there are no restrictions but the AFTC Manager should be notified.
If a students needs to change their level of qualification when changing providers, they will
need to apply for a new student visa because their visa subclass will change.
Students should refer to ADM-D.003 ESOS/AQTF following this document for further details.
4. FURTHER INFORMATION
4.1.1 Contact details
For policies and procedures that affect you. Speak with appropriate staff members at the
college and/or go to the college website http://www.flighttrainingadelaide.com and
http://www.adelaideftc.com.
Department of Education Science and Training (DEST) for student ESOS rights and
responsibilities www.aei.dest.gov.au/esos. ESOS Helpline +61 2 6240 5069. Email
esosmailbox@dest.gov.au.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) for visa matters www.immi.gov.au. Phone
131 881 in Australia. Contact the DIAC office in your country.
4.1.2 Conclusion
The Adelaide Flight Training Centre offers you a unique combination of quality flying training, a
comprehensive theoretical base, a well maintained fleet of modern aircraft and a standard of
professionalism that only the best can give.
For information, pricing or questions relating to the enrolment process, please contact Mrs
J ean Mills (details below):
J ean Mills, Business Development Officer
Flight Training Adelaide
Hangar 54, Kittyhawk Lane
Parafield Airport, SA, 5106
Phone: - +(618) 8209 4300 (Reception)
Fax: - +(618) 8209 4367
E-mail: - jmills@flighttrainingadelaide.com
If you wish to contact Mr Rob J ones (AFTC Manager), his details are below:
Rob J ones, Training Centre Manager
Adelaide Flight Training Centre
Ground Floor, Control Tower Building, Anderson Drive
Parafield Airport, SA, 5106
Phone: - +(618) 8209 4355 (Reception)
Fax: - +(618) 8285 5003
E-mail: - rjones@flighttrainingadelaide.com