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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: Trimester 2, 2020

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

We will continue to closely follow the government's advice regarding social distancing and mass gatherings. At this stage, we have not made a decision on whether our Trimester 2 Orientation will be face to face, or online. As soon as we know how we’ll be delivering this, we will be in touch with all our new students starting in Trimester 2. Rest assured, our students will receive a full and comprehensive Orientation for Trimester 2, whether it be face to face, or online.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

UPCOMING SESSION DATES

ADELAIDE

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Thursday, 9 July 2020 - Friday, 17 July 2020

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BRISBANE

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Thursday, 9 July 2020 - Friday, 17 July 2020

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MELBOURNE

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Thursday, 9 July 2020 - Friday, 17 July 2020

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PERTH

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Thursday, 9 July 2020 - Friday, 17 July 2020

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SYDNEY

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Thursday, 9 July 2020 - Friday, 17 July 2020

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

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

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.

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