Elite Education Vocation Institute (EEVI) is located in Sydney CBD and North Sydney. Both campuses have very convenient access to trains and buses. The Institute has general-purpose classrooms, Internet access, and student facilities for study and computer access. Students will be given a minimum of 3 weeks’ notice if training facilities are relocated.
EEVI’s Campuses provide lift access, a high level of security through CCTV surveillance, and a Front Desk to assist with student enquiries. The Student Support and Academic Office is open from 10 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday, appointments can be scheduled with our friendly Reception Staff if required.
Furthermore, Student Counselling is available to all students, appointments can be made upon request.
City Campus: Level 5, 770 George St Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: +61 2 9211 4958
North Sydney Campus: Level 2, 1 James Place, North Sydney, NSW 2060
Phone: +61 2 9957 5588
Student Support Services
The Student Service Manager, teaching staff and administrative staff of the Institute are available to provide general advice and assistance with matter such as studying, homework, accommodation, English language problems and counselling. Students requiring individual training needs must contact the Program and Compliance Manager for further assistance. Students requiring special or intensive assistance must contact the Student Service Manager who may refer them to below external qualified Counsellor and these services provided at no cost to the students.
Student Service Manager’s detail:
Name: Ms. Cindy Zhang
Elite Education has fully equipped classrooms in both North Sydney and City CBD Campus – George St. There are four classrooms at City CBD Campus and 9 classrooms at North Sydney Campus. In each of the campus, we ensure that at least one classroom will not be scheduled for class at any given time and it will be used for student self-learning purpose.
Our student lounge is more than just a place to stop for lunch. It is a place to meet fellow students, relax, mingle and foster friendships. The environment is stylish, comfortable, practical and inviting. Students can bring their own lunches with reheating facilities available, and a vending machine for that pick-me-up snack to maintain energy levels.
Elite Education’s North Sydney library has 2500 textbooks (around 1000 new textbooks were acquired since 2014). This library will service all EEVI students who enrolled in Sydney campuses.
Elite Education also has E-library with more than 200,000 academic books, English Learning books that are accessible from any Elite’s campus. The titles increased every year and become more preferable resources for students’ study and research. Both North Sydney and City campuses students can access E-library at any time at their own convenience.
Elite Education also has online research journal database – ProQuest. It allows students to access full research articles. All Elite campuses students can access ProQuest at their own campus.
E-Learning and Student Management Facilities
Elite Education has online learning system – Moodle. This system has been proved to be the best e-learning system for students. Students can access all learning materials, submit assignment, webchat with peers and lecturers. All students at any Elite campus can access Moodle system and at any time anywhere;
Elite Education also has Wisenet Student Management System. All Elite students can check their academic progress and result, update their personal information through Wisenet at any time anywhere.
Elite Education has fully-equipped computer lab (with 40 new PCs with printer connections and networks) at the North Sydney Campus.
There are 8 computers with printer connections at the EEVI City CBD Campus – George St for students to study or complete their assignments.
Both North Sydney and City campuses have fast free Wifi (unlimited) for students to do online learning and research. Elite has upgraded its internet services in 2017 to further facilitate e-learning at all campuses.
Orientation is conducted on the first day of commencement using the Student Handbook as the main text. Its purpose is to fully inform new students of most aspects of life at the Institute and to provide an introduction to studying, Sydney’s costs of living, transportation, facilities, banking and accommodation, and more importantly, the institute’s policies. In addition, Institute staff will be introduced and an opportunity for you to ask questions. A sample program can be found in the Student Handbook.
Several options are available for students, including rental accommodation, shared accommodation and homestay. Most international students prefer to share rental accommodation to reduce costs. The Institute staff assist students to find accommodation. Although accommodation is usually readily available, the beginning of each semester is a very busy time and accommodation may take a little longer to find during these periods. Homestay with an Australian family who provide accommodation and meals is a good option for international students. Students need to make a request for this service at least two weeks in advance and conditions and charges apply.
Working in Australia (for International Students)
International students can apply for a student visa with permission to work in Australia after commencement of their course of study. A fee will have to be paid for this visa. Immigration laws allow students to work for a limited number of hours, currently 40 hours per fortnightly during the Institute study time and full-time during breaks. However, work is not always easy to find and under no circumstances can students rely on income earned in Australia to pay tuition fees.
Students are not permitted to work if it interferes with their study.
Cost of Living
The Australian Government estimates that the average living costs for an international student is at least A$19,830. This pays for food, accommodation, telephone, gas, electricity, transport and entertainment. Your living costs could be higher or lower than this, depending on where you study and your lifestyle.
For example, Sydney is generally more expensive than other cities or towns in New South Wales.
Overseas Student Health Cover for International Students
Overseas student health cover (OSHC) is insurance that provides cover on the costs for medical and hospital care which international students may need while in Australia. OSHC will also pay for most prescription drugs and emergency ambulance transport. If you are an international student studying in Australia, you must purchase an approved OSHC policy from a registered health benefits organisation – commonly referred to as health funds before applying for your visa. You will need to buy OSHC before you come to Australia, to cover you from when you arrive. You will also need to maintain OSHC throughout your stay in Australia. You can find out more about purchasing OSHC at (http://www.health.gov.au/internet/wcms/publishing.nsf/Content/Overseas+Student+Health+Cover+FAQ-1 )