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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.


For Trimester 3, your Orientation Week will be held from Monday 9 November to Friday 13 November. It will include several interactive and important online sessions to set you up for success at KBS. The schedule will be released a couple of weeks prior to Orientation week.

In addition to the online sessions available, our campuses will be open as normal so you can do the following*:

  • Meet the KBS support team
  • Get a tour
  • 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 is currently closed until Sunday, November 15.

Orientation Week in Trimester 2 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) >

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


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. 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:

  • 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


We appreciate the continued uncertainty COVID-19 is bringing to all of us around the world. Like many other companies, Kaplan Business School has adapted to the times to ensure our students receive all the support they need to be successful in their studies. Students starting with KBS in Trimester 3 will have a full, interactive, online Orientation as well as the ability to visit the campus and our support teams*. Classes for Trimester 3 will be a mixture of online and face-to-face, allowing you the flexibility you need to starting your studies with KBS successfully.

For further information and FAQ’s on how we’re dealing with COVID-19, please visit our dedicated webpage 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 is currently closed until Sunday November 15.

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