Mature Aged Students
We are committed to the recruitment of mature aged international and domestic students who have previous experience in the workforce and/or healthcare related work as they represent a valuable section of the workforce that are able to provide professional industry experience, expertise and knowledge.
The teaching approaches used in the course program are activity based and discussion-based instruction, which allows students with various levels of knowledge and work life experiences to engagein the learning, they are able to present their views, share their knowledge and experience and inspire other students in their ability to link the relevance of their learning outcomes for the profession they are working towards.
The general student support as required under the ESOS Act and National Code Standard 6 is covered in the Learner Support and feedback Policy. The specific support that can be offered by AHIC to students with diverse academic backgrounds includes:
• tutorial time outside of group classroom timetabled hours
• assistance and development of Academic Skills Support and Information Technology skills support arranged by Student services with one-on-one coaching.
• assistance with access to adaptive technology
• establishing a mature aged working group assisting each other in the learning journey of the course program work and suggesting their experience is well suited to take on a role in the student representative committee.
Mature aged students with a diverse range of academic work and life experiences are offered recognition of their academic experience through the following approaches:
- Admissions Officer will advise a student on any offer for credit transfer for any Australian nationally recognised unit of competency that is listed as equivalent to a unit in the course program and request recognition assessments for qualifications from other RTOs that have the Dip of Nursing program accredited by the NMBA, as seen on the NMBA approved program of study list as per RPL and CT policy and procedures during enrolment. (Students who wish to enrol with a health science qualification obtained overseas are not eligible for RPL for the Diploma of Nursing course program)
- Credit transfer may be awarded against a unit of competency contained in a qualification on producing an original or certified copy of a Record of Achievement or Statement of Attainment containing the same code or listed as equivalent on Trainging.gov.au. Students are advised at this stage of the impact any credit transfers may have on their course duration, course fees and student visa. NOTE - Regulatory requirements may prevent a Unit of Competency being awarded through a Credit Transfer process. Units of Competency that require skills demonstration, specific contextual knowledge or pertain to Professional Experience Placement may not be awarded or granted