Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Which qualification should I apply for?

  2. What can I use my qualification for?

  3. What if I don't finish?

  4. What about student selection, enrolment and orientation procedures?

  5. What provision is there for language, literacy and numeracy assessment?

  6. How much does the qualification cost?

  7. How long will it take to get my qualification?

  8. Can I get into graduate studies?

  9. What could I do after the Graduate Diploma?

  10. Could I get more than one qualification?

  11. Can I get a transcript?

  12. Can I see my records?

  13. What graduation date will be on my qualification?

  14. Is the qualification verifiable?

  15. Can I get a replacement graduation diploma or Statement of Attainment if it is damaged?

  16. Do I need Internet access?

  17. What if I don't pass an assessment the first time?

  18. What guarantee do I have that my qualification will be accepted?

  19. What if I need help?

  20. Can I graduate by mail?

  21. If an employer gets ACAS to train its employees, to whom does ACAS issue the qualification or statement of attainment?

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Which qualification should I apply for? In principle, you should see whether the next highest qualification after the one you hold is right for you. Your other skills and experience will also help determining the right program for you. If you have adequate training and extensive experience, you could do RPL or be recommended directly for graduate studies.

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What can I use my qualification for? It depends on the purpose.

ACAS qualifications are usually the normal employments qualification required in Australia in their field of study, although ACAS is not an employment agency and cannot guarantee you of future employment.

As government-accredited qualifications, ACAS qualifications will normally be acceptable for visa application purposes for Australian personnel moving abroad, depending on your profession and perhaps other qualifications. ACAS qualifications may be acceptable as professional qualifications depending on your organization or the registration requirements of the country in which you wish to use them.

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What if I don't finish? You will automatically be issued with a Statement of Attainment for all satisfactorily completed units when you cease studies.

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What about student selection, admission, orientation and enrolment procedures?

Selection: In general, ACAS is an open access institution, although some courses require satisfactory references for admission and others require a suitable practicum placement. In general, admission is on the basis of meeting admission requirements, and is not competitive.

The application procedure is set out in a step-by step procedure. (Check it out)

Orientation procedures vary with the course and whether or not it is done on a campus. In any case, students should familiarize themselves with the policies provided on the student area of the website.

Enrolment means getting on the list for individual units, for which you should check with your local program director.

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What provision is there for language, literacy and numeracy assessment?

Ask your ACAS staff member when enrolling:

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How much does the qualification cost? This will depend on the number of units you take, the local member college, and whether you take it by assessment only or by tuition. More

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How long will it take to get my qualification? It will depend on the program you choose, how much advanced placement you get, how many units you must take, and how quickly you work.

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Can I get into graduate studies? This will depend largely on the studies that you have already done, your credit-worthy experience, and to some extent, your general work experience. The rule is a Bachelor degree or its equivalent, and you may apply for equivalence. For example, if you have several years of professional experience, you should enquire.

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What could I do after the Graduate Diploma? Contact ACAS staff as soon as possible if you wish to continue to a higher degree. It may affect your study options, because some options will normally be more appropriate than others.

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Could I get more than one qualification? Yes, if you meet the admission requirements and the outcomes for each qualification. However, all qualificaiton must be within ACAS's scope.

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Can I get a transcript? Yes. There are three kinds:

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Can I see my records? Enrolled students have access to the records in their own file.

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What graduation date will be on my qualification? You are entitled to the qualification as soon as you have met all requirements. The date will be determined by the time from meeting requirements to the time office procedures are completed. If there is a delay, or if you urgently need a written statement to continue your studies, you may request a formal letter stating that you have completed all course requirements and that a qualification will be issued in due course .

Some ACAS member colleges hold formal graduation ceremonies, and will request that you wait until the graduation ceremony to receive your qualification.

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Is the qualification verifiable? Yes. Persons wishing to verify an ACAS qualification can contact the ACAS office. (Contact us)

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What if I don't pass an assessment the first time?

If you don't pass an assessment the first time, you are entitled to be assessed one more time at no extra cost.

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Can I get a replacement graduation diploma or Statement of Attainment if it is damaged? Yes, but a fee will be payable. Your replacement document will be marked "duplicate."

 

Do I need Internet access? Either you or your administrator will need Internet access to enroll you, and some ACAS materials are provided only through the Internet. Even if you don' have any Internet access, it is available for free at your local public library.

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What guarantee do I have that my qualification will be accepted? National regulations require other accredited training sector organizations anywhere in Australia to recognise accredited ACAS qualifications and statements of attainment.

Australian government universities also recognise some ACAS qualifications, but ACAS does not otherwise guarantee that its qualifications will be accepted by other institutions. More.

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What if I need help? Advice, help and support is available. Direct personal contact with the appropriate staff member should be your first avenue:

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Can I graduate by mail? Yes, students can graduate by mail and most do. ACAS will you mail the diploma. There is a risk that the diploma will be lost in the mail, in which case you mighthave to pay for a duplicate.

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If an employer gets ACAS to train an employee, to whom does ACAS issue the qualification or statements of attainment? ACAS issues the graduation documents to the employee, and it is theirs to keep. While the contact address may be the employer's workplace, RTOs must issue qualifications or statement of attainment to the persons whom it has assessed as competent.

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