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Enrolment
How do I apply for Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?
Academies Australasia Polytechnic offers Credit Transfer and RPL towards all courses for students who have accredited qualifications and/or professional experience in the relevant areas. To apply for Credit Transfer/RPL please contact the Student Services team in person at reception on Level 7, 628 Bourke Street, or by email.

For VET credit transfer and RPL inquiries: vetcredittransfers@aapoly.edu.au

For Higher Ed credit transfer inquiries: hecredittransfers@aapoly.edu.au
How do Credit Transfer and RPL affect my course?
If you are formally are granted Credit Transfer or RPL, you may be able to complete your course of study earlier.
Study
What should I do if I have special learning needs?
If you know about any special learning needs prior to enrolling, please specify these when answering the special learning needs question in the Application Form. If special learning needs become apparent in the process of studying with AAPoly, please notify your lecturer or the student counsellor who will work with you to determine support requirements that address your needs.
How can I find out my assessment results?
You will receive feedback from your teachers every term/semester, and you can check your results from “AAPoly LMS”. Federation University Australia students can log into “my Student Centre” to check their results.
I have not passed all my units, what shall I do?
You may need to apply for extension to your studies. Please speak to your Program Coordinator, Faculty Head (VET) or Academic Dean for advice.
How do I apply for my certificate?
If you have successfully met all the assessment requirements of the course and have paid all your tuition fees, you are eligible to apply for your qualification certificate. Please contact Student Services in person at reception on Level 7, 628 Bourke Street, or by email: studentadmin@aapoly.edu.au
Administration
How can I defer my studies?
You are only able to defer your studies in limited situations. (This information is in accordance to the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education to Overseas Students 2018). Once you have enrolled in a course, the institute is in a position to NOT ALLOW you to defer your studies. However, you may be eligible to defer on the grounds of compassionate and compelling circumstances if, for example, you have an illness evidenced by a doctor’s certificate or there are other exceptional circumstances beyond your control, like bereavement. If you defer your studies, the institute must report the variation of enrolment to the Department of Home Affairs through PRISMS. The deferral may affect your student visa so you are advised to contact the Department of Home Affairs A deferral cannot be granted unless you present the appropriate documentation e.g. airline tickets or proof of reason for deferral. To obtain approval, you need to contact Student Services Team 14 days prior to the requested deferral date. You can do this in person at Reception on Lvel 7, 628 Bourke Street, or by email: studentadmin@aapoly.edu.au
As an international student, you can defer your studies for a maximum period of one term or one semester. Once the deferral is processed, you will receive a written letter granting the deferral. It is your responsibility to ensure that your student visa duration can cover the whole period of your study, including the deferral period. In most circumstances, you may need to extend your student visa if your studies are deferred.
Do I need to notify AAPoly about a change in my address and/or contact details?
Student visa condition 8533 requires you to notify your educational provider of any changes in your residential address within 7 days after the change occurs. Failure to do so is a breach and may result in the cancellation of your student visa by the Department of Home Affairs. If you have changed your address or contact details, you can log into Paradigm and update this yourself. Or, you can come in and update with us at Reception on Level 7, 628 Bourke Street, or by email: studentadmin@aapoly.edu.au
Health
What happens if I am sick and unable to attend class?
Students who are unwell and cannot attend classes should see a registered medical practitioner and obtain a medical certificate. The medical certificate must state that you have a medical condition and the period during which you will be unfit for class. You will need to give a photocopy of the medical certificate and the receipt from the medical consultation to your teacher and keep the originals.
How can I use my OSHC if I am sick?
BUPA Overseas Student Health Cover cards take approximately 2 weeks to process from the day you commence your class at Academies Australasia Polytechnic. They will be distributed on campus. If you are sick and you visit a doctor, pay for your visit and keep the receipt so that you can lodge your claim through BUPA's online portal or their service centres.
Student-Life
Does AAPoly have any rules for restricting access to website such as Facebook or Youtube?
AAPoly’s policy on social media use is found in the Student Code of Conduct Policy. Students should not make or send offensive comments, including malicious remarks, hate speech and hoaxes and should not access pornographic, offensive, violent or other inappropriate materials.
Am I eligible for a concession card for public transport?
An International Undergraduate Student Education Pass (iUSEpass) is a simple way for eligible, international undergraduate students to save money on public transport. For more details, check the PTV website: iUSEpass

Please note that AAPoly is currently not participating in this scheme.