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As a new student, we want to make sure you feel warmly welcomed into the KBS family. Orientation is held two weeks before the start of classes in 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.

*T2X is held in the week prior to the start of your classes


For Trimester 1 2024, Orientation Week took place from Monday 4 March – Thursday 7 March 2024. It included several interactive and important online sessions to set you up for success and provided an opportunity to come to campus to meet with key staff and fellow students, have your questions answered and pick up your KBS welcome pack.

Orientation Recordings T1 2024 (PDF) >

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See what Orientation at KBS is like, plus hear about our new students' first impressions of the school and Australia.

99.7% of new students said staff were friendly and helpful*


It is vital you submit all your necessary documents before Orientation 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. Click here for more information.

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:

  • 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


The deadline for students to pay their subject fees for their first trimester is the Friday before Orientation. Please ensure you have paid your full trimester fees as otherwise, you won’t be able to enrol in subjects. 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.

* Based on students who attended orientation in Trimester 2, 2023.