Welcome to Endeavour College of Natural Health. Studying Natural Health can help you follow your dreams to a career as a practitioner and regardless of your chosen career path in any of our accredited programs; we are thrilled you have decided to follow this path. The Student Services Team and Academic staff will be with you every step of the way throughout your course to ensure that you receive the best possible experience.

You may be wondering about what happens next, and feeling slightly apprehensive about what lies ahead. This quick reference guide is designed to assist you with transition into College Life and is full of information to make the beginning of your journey with Endeavour as simple and stress free as possible. This will be a handy ongoing reference for you throughout your first Semester as you settle into the life of a student.

Did you know that ongoing student success is linked to a successful student orientation? The 'O' Week schedule is a series of scheduled sessions in and around your first week of classes to provide you with important information vital to ensure your success and smooth transition into College life.

Please ensure that you attend these sessions as they will provide you with all the essential knowledge required to get you started. Following on from this, Student Services have regular 'Checkpoint' sessions scheduled throughout the Semester all designed to assist you with transition into academic life. These sessions are a chance for us to 'check in' and ask how you are going.

These sessions include time management, preparation for quizzes and assessments, study skills, academic writing skills, library workshops and tips for keeping you motivated.

Course Structures

Read through your course structure so you know what lies ahead and can plan accordingly. The course structure provides you with important information that you are required to know. This includes:

Sequence of Subjects

It is important that you follow the subjects on offer within each teaching period (Semester/Trimester) before progressing to the next. This will help you when you come to re-enrol or are planning your study ahead of time, for example, what will I enrol into in 2014?

Pre-requisites

A pre-requisite subject is a subject that is required for underpinning knowledge before moving to the next subject. Subjects that are pre-requisites have knowledge that is essential for you to know and will be useful in the next subject. Studying a subject without the pre-requisite information will disadvantage you and may impact adversely on your grade.

Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL)

Your EFTSL is important when you are planning full time study. A full time study load equals a total of 1 for a standard academic year. By ensuring that your subjects add up to a total of 1 for an academic year you will be able to complete your course in the minimum time required provided you do not fail any subjects.

Credit points

A credit point is a unit of College credit. At Endeavour we have subjects worth 2, 4, 6 or 8 credit points or CP’s. Two points of credit are earned by a minimum of 3 contact (face to face) hours’ attendance in lectures, workshops, practical or clinic and self-paced learning or tutorial activities. The time spent in self-paced learning is the average required however some students find it necessary to devote more time to preparation. A 4-credit point subject consists of 6 hours a week of attendance in lectures, workshops, practical or clinic and self-paced learning or tutorial activities. A 6-credit point subject is therefore 9 hours a week of attendance in lectures, workshops, practical or clinic and self-paced learning or tutorial activities.

Contact Hours

Number of hours in contact time does not include extra time for study or assessment work.

Support

Access and Equity

Endeavour College values and supports all members of the community regardless of disability, language barriers or special needs. Endeavour expects all members of its community to support and assist all other members irrespective of individual differences. The Access and Equity Program exists to enable the equal participation of every student, focusing on increasing social inclusion and advocating for individual student rights. Student Services utilises the Access and Equity Program (AEP) to connect students to special services or adjustments with the aim of assisting them to achieve their personal and educational goals at Endeavour. The AEP also helps Endeavour comply with our College's equity and access commitments, as well as the disability legislative requirements under Commonwealth law.

The website holds all policies and forms and further information, or contact Student Services who can put you in touch with the Access and Equity Office on site.

Student Assistance Program

Endeavour offers a number of services for students requiring adjustments to their study and life with the College.

Our Student Services team is always available to assist with any concerns, and they can make an appointment to refer you to your local Access and Equity Officer.

Endeavour also provides a Student Assistance Program. This is a 24hr / 7 days a week confidential hotline exclusively developed for Endeavour students. Some common issues students may seek assistance for are:

  • Relationship and family problems
  • Grief and loss
  • Conflict with others
  • Gambling
  • Alcohol and drug use
  • Stress
  • Emotional distress

While in Australia and studying with the College you can contact the Student Assistance Program on 1800 336 207 or access their website at:

Student Services

Here are some others areas where your Student Adviser may be able to assist you:

  • Recommending tutors
  • Academic guidance
  • Enabling courses
  • Re-enrolment
  • Assistance with your study plan.
  • Access and Equity Program
  • Student Assistance Program – www.accesseap.com.au or 1800 336 207

Where do I go if I have questions?

Student Services are always here to assist with any questions, you may find it useful to:

  • Check the polices and procedure webpage (http://www.endeavour.edu.au/policies-and-procedures/) and ePortal (www.endeavour.edu.au/eportal)
  • Check the frequently asked questions document and information for new students
  • Contact your international student adviser for any questions or advice:

    Melbourne Campus - Rebecca Trajkovic (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))
    Brisbane Campus - Aaron Maerz (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))
    Gold Coast Campus – Alastair Gray (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))
    Perth Campus - Sharon Hayden (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))
    Sydney Campus - Haseena Yaseen (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

Overseas student health cover (OSHC) is insurance that provides cover for the costs of medical and hospital care which international students may need while in Australia and is mandatory for international student visa holders. OSHC will also cover the cost of emergency ambulance transport and most prescription drugs.

How do I get OSHC?

You will be asked for an OSHC payment in the letter of offer you receive from Endeavour College of Natural Health. We are obliged to arrange your OSHC for full length of your student visa and our provider is OSHC Worldcare. If you wish to arrange your own OSHC or already have OSHC, please provide us with evidence.

For further information on what your OSHC covers please refer to the OSHC Worldcare website at:

Reciprocal Health Care Agreements

If you are in Australia on a student visa from the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, Slovenia, Italy or New Zealand, you are covered by Medicare under Reciprocal Health Care Agreements with Australia and are entitled to some subsidised health services. Students from Norway, Finland, Malta and the Republic of Ireland are not covered by the agreements with those countries.

Note: With the exception of students from Belgium, New Zealand, Norway and Sweden it is a condition of your student visa that you take out Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

You can find out more information on Health care for visitors to Australia at:

Overseas Visitors Health Cover (OVHC)

As a temporary resident, it is a condition of your visa that you have Overseas Visitors Health Cover (OVHC) for the entire duration of your stay in Australia.

OVHC gives you access to in hospital medical services and prescription medicines to help you maintain your health.

For more information on OVHC please visit:

EduCover for Short Term Stays

Educover is an insurance product that has been designed for international students and visitors who are undertaking study in Australia (but not on a student visa) and who are not eligible for OSHC or Medicare benefits.

More information can be found on the Worldcard Educover site at: