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Orientation

As a new student, we want to make sure you feel warmly welcomed into the KBS family. Orientation is held the week prior to your first trimester and is a great opportunity to meet key staff members and your new peers. You’ll also receive further information on your studies, facilities and support services on campus, to ensure you have the best possible start to your educational adventure.

Orientation Update: Monday, 16 March

As you will no doubt have seen, the situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is rapidly evolving and continuing to escalate. We are keeping all students up to date at our dedicated webpage.

Due to the recent advice regarding mass gatherings and social distancing, we have made the decision to alter our face to face Orientation program at all our campuses.

The campus is still open, and students are welcome to drop-in. We have cancelled our face to face presentations and moved these online. For the rest of the week, you will be able to drop-in to campus for a welcome from our team, a campus tour and most importantly, a subject enrolment session in the computer lab.

By implementing this change, we’ll be avoiding large crowds, adhering to government advice and keeping the risk low for our community. Despite not being able to deliver Orientation in person, we’ve made some contingency plans to ensure you still get the best welcome possible.

Check your inbox for a full schedule of presentations and please take part in various online sessions planned over the next week designed to get you set up for your studies. If you miss out on the live sessions, please don’t worry as we’ll record the session and send you a link next week. We strongly encourage you to watch or take part, as they’ll set you up for success in your studies at KBS!

UPCOMING SESSION DATES

ADELAIDE

Orientation DatesFor Who?Time

Thursday, 12 March 2020

All Undergraduate courses

9:30am - 4.00pm

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

MBA

9:30am - 4.00pm
Wednesday, 18 March 2020

All Postgraduate courses (except MBA)

9:30am - 4.00pm

BRISBANE

Orientation DatesFor Who?Time

Thursday, 19 March 2020

All courses

9:30am - 4.00pm

MELBOURNE

Orientation DatesFor Who?Time

Thursday, 12 March 2020

All courses (except MBA)

9:30am - 4.00pm

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

MBA

9:30am - 4.00pm
Thursday, 19 March 20209:30am - 4.00pm

SYDNEY

Orientation DatesFor Who?Time

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

MBA

9:30am - 4.00pm

Thursday, 19 March 2020

All courses (except MBA)

9:30am - 4.00pm

Orientation will be held on-campus at our locations around Australia. More information about our campuses can be found on the Campus Locations page.

WHAT TO BRING

Here are some important documents you’ll need to bring along on the day:

‘Offer of Admission’ – If you have a ‘Conditional Offer of Admission’, you’ll need to bring evidence (e.g. your transcript) to show that you meet the conditions listed on your offer letter before enrolling in your subjects.

Academic Transcript – If you wish to apply for credit from previous learning (RPL), you’ll need to bring your academic transcript. For further information, please click here.

Passport – Please bring your passport with you, this applies to both domestic student and international students.

Visa – If you are an international student, you will have to bring a copy of your visa with you.

ON THE DAY

Here is what you can expect on the day:

  • A course-relevant Orientation designed to give you the best chance for success
  • Interactive sessions and activities on academic success and careers support
  • Settle into Campus Life and meet your new peers and our current Student Ambassadors
  • Receive a gift bag with free KBS merchandise and your student ID
  • Find out all about your course and enrol into your first subjects

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided!

EVIDENCE OF FUNDS

International students are required to demonstrate and/or declare that they have genuine access to sufficient funds so that they are granted a student visa. Applicants may have to demonstrate sufficient funds to cover expenses for the first one or two years in Australia, depending on their assessment level. This helps to ensure students are better able to make the most of their studies and have a safe and enjoyable experience in Australia. Funds should be sufficient to contribute to the cost of travel, tuition, costs of any dependents, and living costs.

OVERSEAS STUDENT HEALTH COVER

For international students, it is a condition of an Australian student visa that students obtain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). KBS uses Bupa as its preferred provider. Please refer to the Bupa website for information on prices. Kaplan Business School campuses are centrally located within capital cities with plenty of good health centres and hospitals with medical practitioners nearby. We will ensure that students are directed to one of these clinics if the need arises.