ACAP News

Enrolling for Term 1

Online enrolments are open for Term 1 and will close on Sunday 5 February.

All re-enrolling students (everyone who is not in their first term of study for a course) can do this via the 'Enrolment' button in the student portal. Subjects are listed top to bottom in the recommended order.

However! Not all subjects are offered every term, so it is important to plan your studies well.

How to Enrol Online - A Guide

Term Timetable - Enter in the term, your course and your preferred method of study to see the timetable for that term

School of Counselling

Consult the timetables and the yearly planners available to effectively plan your course.

School of Psychological Sciences

There is a four step process recommended by the School of Psychological Sciences  so you'll be able to complete you course within your planned time frame. You can find that here.

School of Social Work

On this page you will find information on your on-campus weekend units and Field Education units. The information is updated each trimester

School of VET

If you are studying a Diploma all subjects in your course will be offered every term- but places can fill up fast so make sure you get in early!

If you are studying Blended Delivery with the School of VET the workshop dates are available here.

Happy Enrolling!


ACAP Student Feedback

The 2016 Student Satisfaction Survey provided some interesting feedback in relation to studying at ACAP with 76% of students indicating that they were satisfied with their studies at the College and 82% indicating that they were treated fairly and equitably in their dealings with the College.

Most students found their course intellectually stimulating (86%), reported that their course sharpened their critical and analytical thinking skills (83%) and that teaching staff were accessible and helpful (79%). Students believed they were given clear explanations on coursework and assessments (76%) and on the resources that are available to help them learn (85%). However, only 68% indicated that the course met the expectations they had prior to my enrolment.

IT Help Desk rated 67% satisfaction, Administration 69% and Placement 49% while Student Learning Support and Library Staff support rated 80%.

In terms of facilities, IT on campus services such as wifi and computer availability were rated at 67%, on campus teaching facilities were rated at 77% and the campus library at 75%.

2017

In the first few weeks of Trimester 1, the college will post an action plan on the Student Portal addressing the issues raised by students in the survey. Students will be kept informed throughout the year with updates to the action plan.


Welcome to Summer School 2017!

For all key term and census dates please see the 2017 Academic Calendar.

For any IT issues, please contact the IT Helpdesk at helpdesk@my.navitas-professional.edu.au or (02) 9964 6322.

All Class Materials are accessible in your Class Space. You are able to access your Textbook List here.


Library Service Alert – Wednesday 21 December

On Wednesday 21 December 2017 at 10am an update will be made to the library’s eresource authentication system. As part of the update, the authentication URL elibrary.acap.edu.au will be replaced by ezproxy.navitas.com.

The library anticipates intermittent interruptions to eresource access between 10am – 12pm on Wednesday 21 December as these changes are made.

While all Ebook Central ebooks will continue to be available, links to ebooks from class spaces from T3 2016 class spaces and earlier will no longer work. Links to journal articles and videos in T3 and earlier course material will continue to work through January 2017.  To access these ebooks, students will need to locate the title in MultiSearch or the ebook platform, Ebook Central. A short video on finding ebooks in this way is here: http://libguides.navitas.com/eresources/books

All personal ebooks collections and notes in Ebook Central will be unaffected by the change.

If you have any issues locating material after the change or have questions about the change itself contact your campus library http://libguides.navitas.com/contact_us


Counselling Support

The Counselling Service will be closed on all campuses from Thursday 22 December, 2016 to Monday 9 January, 2017 inclusive.

If you require assistance please call the following 

Mental Health Line - 1800 011 511
Beyond Blue - 1300 224 636
Lifeline - 13 11 14
St Vincent's Mental Health - 8382 1300


Is a Bachelor Degree the right next step after your ACAP Diploma?

ACAP Student Learning Support is proud to launch a lively new module for Diploma students who are nearing the end of their course, created to explain what to expect during Bachelor study.

Bachelor Explorer is free and contains around 50 short videos featuring alumni sharing their experiences of transitioning from Diploma to Bachelor courses, plus ACAP teachers and staff explaining the differences in work placement, coursework and assessment preparation.

Use Bachelor Explorer to find answers to your questions about Degree study and be ready to make an informed decision about your future.

Diploma students have automatic access to Bachelor Explorer after completing six modules of study. Simply log in to the Student Portal and find Bachelor Explorer in the My Classes section. Watch the trailer to find out more.  Need more info? Contact supportmelb@acap.edu.au


New Course Progression Policy

A new Course Progression Policy was approved by the Academic Board in Trimester 3, 2015. The new policy differs significantly from the previous policy because conditional enrolment (enrolment in one unit only) and suspension are no longer part of the intervention process. The new policy has three stages:

Stage 1

The new policy identifies students who are not doing well from their first trimester of study. These students are given an “academic caution” and are reminded of all the support services available for students, for example, learning support and counselling support.

Stage 2

If students continue to not do well, they are notified that they are “at risk” of making unsatisfactory course progression. Again, students are reminded of the support services available to them to help them to succeed and complete their studies.

Stage 3

The final stage identifies students who are making unsatisfactory course progression and their enrolment at the College is discontinued.

Throughout this process, enrolment is not restricted, although, some Schools may ask students to reduce their study load.

Click here to view the new policy which is available on the policy page of the website.