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Student Safety

  • BIC English and ACHBM College is committed to providing and ensuring a safe and healthy working and learning environment for all the staf, students and visitors to the college in accordance with its legislative and regulatory obligations.

    International students have the responsibility to obey the law of the country and take all the steps necessary to ensure own safety and that of others.

    Obeying The Law

    It is important to remember that when you are living in Australia you need to be aware of, and follow local laws and rules. Being granted a student visa includes signing a document called the Australian Values Statement; a student agrees to respect the values and to obey the laws of Australia during their stay. Failure to comply with Australian laws (including state and territory laws) can result in a fne or the cancellation of the visa and possible deportation. And conviction of a serious crime it can result in imprisonment. A comprehensive outline of Australian law and the legal system, in particular public safety, can be found at the Australian Government website below: https://www.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/public-safety-and-law

    Personal Safety

    Australia is a safe and secure study destination with a very low crime rate. However, as with anywhere in the world, it is important to always be alert and aware of your surroundings and to avoid dangerous areas and activities, particularly at night.

    The activities surrounding a public place can vary through the course of the day. It may be busy at certain times and isolated at others. It may be diferent during the day than it is at night. These diferences can have a very diferent impact on the way you feel when you are in them. Being in a place when it is busy is very diferent from when the place is isolated. There is often no reason to be afraid, but – be alert, be aware, and be careful.

  • Public transport in Australia is largely safe. However you should still exercise the same caution as you would at home.

    • The USI provides you with an online portal in which your vocational education academic outcomes are recorded. It is populated through data which is submitted by education and training providers with whom you undertake an approved course of study as an international student.
    • A USI is a randomly generated reference number made up of ten numbers and/or letters.
    • It is free and you can create your USI online anytime.
    • Once you have a USI, it remains with you for life.
    • Under legislation from 1st January 2015, we will be unable to issue a statement of attainment or qualification unless we have a verified USI attached to the student record.

    In most cases, taxis are a safe way of getting home at night. However, as with all forms of public transport, passengers need to be alert.

    Australia’s emergency phone number is 000 (zero zero zero), which is a free call from every phone in Australia, including mobile phones. (Please note that many newer digital phones require the user to dial 112, the international standard emergency number. Consult your mobile phone carrier if you are not sure how to access the 000 emergency phone number.)

    You should call 000 if you are in a life-threatening situation and need the help of the police, fre brigade or ambulance service. This includes if you are witnessing a crime in progress. However, do not call 000 if it is not an emergency, for example if you have a cold and need to see a doctor, if you are lost and need directions, or if you are locked out of your house.

    When you call 000, if you cannot speak English well, you must first tell the operator what kind of help you need (police, fre or ambulance) and then say your language. You will be connected to the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) directly, so do not hang up. The TIS National interpreter will then help the police, fre or ambulance service to obtain your address and other details. locked out of your house.

    While you are waiting for help to arrive, try to stay calm and don’t do anything that will put yourself or others in danger. Generally, help will arrive very quickly and it is best to leave these situations to the people who are trained to deal with them.

  • Obeying The Law

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