Policies and Conduct

STUDENT ADMISSIONS POLICY

  • Applicants must submit a completed institute application form.
  • Applicants will be admitted using the application received date should the number of apprentices applying exceed the number of seats available.
  • Applications must be approved by the coordinator.
  • Applicants must have a minimum grade 10 equivalent in English and Mathematics.
  • Applicants must be registered with the Industry Training Authority and provide registration and apprenticeship numbers on the application.
  • Applicants should have worked a minimum of 1,000 hours as a prerequisite to attending the level one apprenticeship classes.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Applicants must agree to the terms and conditions set out in the student contracts and the Training Center’s operational policies.
  • Applicants must supply written proof of age, education and work experience, as requested by the coordinator.
  • Applicants, following acceptance by the Institute, will then complete registration documentation and pay tuition amounts 10 business days prior to the start of their assigned class.
  • The applicant is responsible to meet all application, and prerequisite requirements prior to the start of classes. Exceptional cases will be dealt with on an individual basis by the coordinator.

CONDUCT POLICY

  • Training Centre Property
    It is expected that students will exercise care in using the facilities and equipment. This means accepting personal responsibility for cleaning up classroom or shop areas after using them. Ensure that equipment is returned to its normal storage area and any equipment needing repair/replacement is drawn to the attention of the instructor.
  • Personal Property
    Students must take responsibility for the care of personal property. Please do not bring valuable items to school unless they are needed for use in your program.
  • Smoking
    Smoking is not permitted inside the building. Students wishing to smoke should do so outside the building at designated smoking areas, during designed break periods.
  • Alcohol/Drugs
    There is a zero tolerance policy for alcohol and drugs. They are not permitted in the building at any time, or at any off-site activities associated with the Training Center. Any form of impairment may result in dismissal.
  • Problem Solving
    It is inevitable that misunderstandings will occur from time-to-time and it is expected that these will be solved in a manner that is respectful to all parties. Violence, abusive language and inappropriate conduct are not part of the culture of our Training Center. Our staff is prepared to assist students, if necessary, in finding mutually agreeable solutions to any problems that arise. Students also have the Conflict Resolution Policy at their disposal.
  • Safety and Security
    One of the most important goals of the Training Center is to establish and maintain a safe learning environment based on civility and respect. Students must use safe work practices when operating tools and/or equipment. Appropriate safety clothing and equipment must be used at all times and failure to do so will be considered a serious breech of Training Centre requirements. Students are expected to be fully informed on the operational features of any piece of equipment before using it.
  • Working Relationships
    Students are asked to be mindful of their obligations to instructors and fellow students. The teaching/learning environment must be protected if it is to be effective. Practices such as tardiness to class, inconsiderate behaviour in class or in shops and cell/pager interruptions indicate an indifference to the rights of your fellow students. Considerate behaviour will be expected by your employers and the Training Center provides an excellent opportunity to work on these desirable traits.
  • Cellular Phones
    Cellular phones are strictly prohibited in the Training Center. Phone calls should be made at coffee and lunch breaks only unless special circumstances exist and permission is given by the instructor.
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