Academia offers a range of Vocational and English Language courses which can be delivered partly or wholly online. Academia is committed to providing an engaging experience, with quality learning and assessment standards.
This document explains our commitment to our students in key areas.
Skills First Teacher, is a Trainer delivering and assessing Victorian students funded under the Skills First program
Trainer, is our Trainers whom may be delivering and assessing to non-funded students on any of our campuses. For the purposes of simplicity, the online service standard will refer to Skills First Teachers and Trainers as ‘Trainer(s)’.
LMS, is our Learning Management System
Online service, our online service may be on-campus or off-campus accessing the LMS
Academia’s LMS can be found at https://online.academia21.com/LMS/. The LMS is hosted in a secured data warehouse and has a 99% uptime service agreement.
Your data is secured using both the data warehouse firewall system and security measures, along with the built-in security features of the LMS.
Only Trainers responsible for your training and assessment, along with authorise administrative staff can access your data in the LMS.
Academia will provide the following support to its students studying any aspect of their course online:
IT Support and Helpdesk for technical enquires:
Academia conducts a pre training review for prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for their individual needs. This includes an assessment of your digital literacy by:
Minimum digital literacy skills required:
Academia uses an LMS for online delivery and assessment.
You are required to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to access the LMS. The following is the minimal technology requirements for you to participate and access the LMS:
Recommendations for specific platforms:
Other considerations when using a BYOD:
Academia ensures that learning materials used in its online training are interactive and presented in a variety of formats:
Where possible, Academia uses learning materials that meet the "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines" WCAG 2.0. standard (https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/)
Academia provides an online learning experience that is used both on and off campus. Academia ensures the experience is engaging and interactive, we monitor all student progress via the engagement with the LMS.
You can interact with your Trainer(s) and other students in class through:
Ongoing feedback will be provided through:
Academia will contact you if you have not accessed the LMS within the first 2 weeks of a term commencing.
You will be deemed to have withdrawn from the course if you:
Academia will use at least 2 modes of assessment for each unit of competency/accredited module. Forms of assessment include:
All trainers and assessors delivering online courses at Academia are experienced in online delivery and have undertaken professional development in online delivery, which includes:
Studying abroad is a great opportunity for students to live and learn, while also expanding their horizons and exploring everything the world has to offer.
And Australia is one of the best, most student-friendly countries for international students!
Part of this is our unique environment - we’ve got bustling cities that offer a metropolitan lifestyle, as well as mind-blowing nature to lose yourself in. More importantly, we also offer world-class education that prepares every student for a rewarding career!
Students who choose to live and study in Melbourne or Brisbane get to experience a laid-back environment along with an excellent educational system.
What’s more, they also get to study in a country known for its cultural diversity and laid-back lifestyle that’s the envy of many!
With campuses in both of these vibrant cities, Academia is able to give international students in Brisbane and Melbourne the ability to learn and develop their skills while also enjoying the unique Australian lifestyle.
Our campuses have strong working relationships with reputable and accredited businesses in your chosen field - you will be able to put your learning into practice and build connections with potential future employers, helping you kick-start your career.
Explore our range of courses available at our Melbourne or Brisbane campuses, including:
Each of our courses is recognised by Industry bodies and the Australian Government.
No matter what you’re studying, you can be confident that you’re getting a quality education that will prepare you for your future career, whether it’s here in Australia or back home.
Whether it’s your first time studying abroad or you’ve been looking for another opportunity to improve your skills, there are plenty of institutions in both Melbourne and Brisbane where you can study.
So why choose Academia?
As a medium-sized institution, we combine the benefits of both small and large institutions.
Unlike a larger institution, we can guarantee that you will receive the one-on-one attention that you need to succeed. Your instructors will remember your name and face, and you won’t need to worry about being lost in an ocean of other students.
At the same time, we’re also much better equipped than smaller institutes.
Our facilities are world-class, and we’ve built strong working relationships with large employers throughout both Melbourne and Brisbane which you can use to find an internship, network or even find full-time work!
Academia doesn’t just help you achieve your career goals with quality education - we can also support you as you get used to your new life in Melbourne or Brisbane.
We know that international students like you might not know where to look for help when you need it. Our student support system helps international students with a range of extra services to help you get settled.
Academia offers a mix of in-class and on-the-job training by qualified trainers that have an average of 10 years experience in various fields.
Over the years, thousands of international students have walked our halls and completed our courses.
Find out what a handful of them have to say about their experiences studying with Academia!