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We are committed to ensuring students have the best possible experience, both in and out of the classroom. Our wide range of student support services help with the seamless adjustment to life in a new city and ensure students develop both academically and socially.

Our support services include:

  • Student Orientation
  • Academic Counselling
  • Welfare Counselling
  • Work Skills Workshops
  • Student Activities

Student Orientation

Settling in to student life at NVCE beings with an orientation session that takes place on day one. The program includes:

  • welcome – tea and coffee
  • get to know each other – ask and answer simple questions
  • registration
  • introduction to NCVE
  • timetable for the day
  • placement test: grammar, reading and writing
  • personal ‘speaking’ interview with the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Manager
  • personal study plan
  • overview of courses, assessment, attendance and counselling
  • familiarisation tour of the local area and the city
  • class placement and books.
We also provide practical information at orientation, including:
  • transport options and how to get a GO Card
  • nearest doctor, dentist and other medical practitioners
  • how to open an Australian bank account
  • how to get an Australian SIM card or phone
  • how to access the library
  • places and attractions to visit
  • information about NCVE’s student activities
  • information about our student support services.

Our Student Services staff are available any time to discuss any issues or information, and to assist with settling in to life in Australia.

We are here to help you