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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, to ensure you have the best possible start to your educational adventure.


In Trimester 2, Orientation Week included several interactive and important online events across the duration of the week.

Watch back the sessions we ran for Orientation in T2:

Check out the sessions we ran for T2 Orientation (PDF) >
T2 Orientation Dates For Who? Time

Monday, 13 July 2020 - Friday, 17 July 2020

All new students

10am – 4pm, everyday

In addition to the online sessions available, our campuses will be open from 10am – 4pm so you can do the following*:

  • Meet the KBS support team
  • Get a tour with our Student Ambassadors
  • Pick up a goodie bag
  • Take a photo for your Student ID
  • Get help with Subject Enrolments

More information about our campuses can be found on the Campus Locations page.

* Our Melbourne campus will be closed for Orientation Week, up until Monday August 24. All other activities will go ahead as normal for Orientation Week and Trimester 2 will start on July 20.

98% of new students felt more confident and prepared after attending orientation.**


It is vital you submit all your necessary documents before Orientation Week starts. If you do not, you will not be able to enrol in your subjects for the trimester. If you do not do this, please ensure you have the following documentation if you do come to campus:

‘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.


Here is what you can expect during Orientation Week:

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


Due to the ongoing social distancing rules imposed by state and federal governments in response to COVID-19, we will be delivering a mix of on-campus and online classes in Trimester 2. In deciding which subjects to offer on campus, we have prioritised those in which students are most likely to enrol in their first one or two trimesters since it is these students who generally require the greatest support by virtue of being new to higher education in Australia.

Before enrolling in Trimester 2, here is what you need to know:

  • A limited number of on-campus classes will be available since we are legally restricted not only by the number of students we’re permitted to have in each classroom but also the maximum number we can have on the entire floor at any one time;
  • Spaces are therefore extremely limited for the on-campus classes and as such will be granted on a first-come first-served basis;
  • Online offerings have tripled for all students and now include published class times in advance;
  • Strict social distancing rules and hygiene practices will be implemented and must be followed on all campuses;
  • The Temporary Tuition Relief credit of $750 has automatically been applied to the KHUB account of eligible students;

To find out further details on Trimester 2 and our COVID-19 measures, please click here.


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.


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.

* Our Melbourne campus will be closed for Orientation Week, up until Monday August 3. All other activities will go ahead as normal for Orientation Week and Trimester 2 will start on July 20.

** Based on students who attended orientation in Trimester 2, 2019.