Studying in Coffs Harbour
Coffs Harbour is located at the Northern end of New South Wales where the Great Dividing Range meets the Australian East Coast. Offshore, are the Solitary Islands where the warm tropical currents meet the temperate waters from the South. The city is a popular holiday destination for Australian Nationals and international visitors alike.
PPT provides a living environment that is safe and free from social distractions, we monitor student behaviour in the accommodation and in the community. The accommodation is located on the airfield and meals are provided to ensure that a suitable diet is consumed.
PPT’s entry requirements and procedures, as well as all matters to do with student visa conditions are set out in this Student Handbook under relevant sections. Please read carefully through the information material and links provided before making a decision about study. The Student Handbook is intended to be used in the following ways:
To provide information to applicants that will enable them to make informed decisions about studying in Australia and at PPT.
To provide a reference for enrolled students about PPT’s policies and processes and their rights and obligations.
English Language Requirements
Training Visa 407
PPT assess student applicants ability to complete The CASA - Commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) and Instrument Rating Licence and processes their visa application on PPTs Temporary Training Sponsorship Visa 407 Approval. To enter Australia on the Training Visa 407, the Australian Department of Immigration and Boarder Protection (DIBP) requires a certification that you have completed 5 years of secondary school education conducted in the English Language. Alternatively an International English Language Testing Score (IELTS) of 5.5 is acceptable.
Student Visa 500
Professional Pilot Training operates under the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS), provider code is 03599F. The student visa subclass 500 allows you to stay in Australia to study full-time in a recognised education institution. Students whose first language is not English are required to have an IELTS score of 5.5 or higher.
Overseas students studying in Australia require a visa from the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection. For more information visit http://www.border.gov.au/ or contact the nearest Australian Embassy or Consulate. Students will need a medical examination by an immigration approved doctor before a student visa will be approved.
Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS)
The Australian Government wants overseas students in Australia to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study. Australia’s laws promote quality education and consumer protection for overseas students. These laws are known as the ESOS framework and they include the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code 2007. As an overseas student on a student visa, you must study with an education provider and in a course that can be found on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) at http://cricos.education.gov.au/
Please review the ESOS framework at https://internationaleducation.gov.au If you have any questions, please contact PPT directly.
Unique Student Identifier (USI)
As of 1 January 2015, if you are undertaking nationally recognised training delivered by a registered training organisation you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). A USI gives you access to your online USI account that contains your nationally recognised training records and results from 1 January 2015 onwards. One of the main benefits of the USI is that you will have easy access to your training records and results throughout your life. You can access your USI account online from a computer, tablet or smart phone anywhere and anytime. It is free and easy for to create your own USI online; please follow the link http://www.usi.gov.au Please provide a USI on your PPT enrolment form.
Complaints and Appeals
Professional Pilot Training maintains a supportive and fair environment, which allows students to appeal their assessment decisions or other non-academic matters. Academic matters include student progress, assessments, curriculum and awards in VET course and non-academic matters such as harassment, discrimination, payments, privacy or financial maters. Complaints and appeals are ideally resolved as amicably as possible using a formal process.
Complaints and appeals are an opportunity to improve the quality of services at PPT and will also be recorded and examined in the quality system. For more information refer to PPTs Student Handbook.
Fair Treatment and Equal Opportunity
Overseas Students Applicants
Overseas applicants will either be self- funded or sponsored by a parent or airline. They will need to be able to study a full time course load and support themselves and their children in Australia in order to meet VISA conditions. Overseas students studying in Australia require a student visa from the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Sponsoring airlines will usually assist with VISA processing after enrolment is confirmed. For more information visit http://www.border.gov.au/ or the countries’ nearest Australian Embassy or Consulate. Students will need a medical examination by an immigration approved doctor before a student visa will be approved. The sponsoring airline is to ensure that all cadets have valid travel documents acceptable to the DIPB and have medical certificates as required by the CASA. The application for the CASA Aviation Reference Number (ARN) is to be made by cadets prior to departure of their home country. Quality education and consumer protection for overseas students is protected via the ESOS framework and they include the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code 2007. For more information please access these links:
ESOS framework at https://internationaleducation.gov.au/