MIBT students have access to a range of support services and campus facilities to ensure a smooth academic and emotional transition to university level study.
Students are encouraged to use the support services and facilities provided and to contact MIBT Student Services staff for advice and assistance as soon as the need arises. Staff members are available for individual appointments.
Tel: +(613) 9244 5197
Manager Student Services
Academic Administration Officer
Tel: +(613) 522 72252
Manager Student Services
Free academic skills workshops are available for all MIBT students. These workshops focus on developing and enhancing students’ academic skills in critical thinking, research methods, academic reading and writing, note-taking, oral presentations, avoiding plagiarism, citing and referencing, exam preparation and transitioning to university study. Additional workshops focus more specifically on English language needs such as grammar and pronunciation.
MIBT Student Advisers are committed to providing you with support and advise to help you reach your full potential while studying at MIBT. Appointments can be made to discuss study or personal issues, academic assistance, accommodation difficulties, family matters, attendance issues and home-sickness. Students are encouraged to make an appointment at MIBT Reception.
MIBT is committed to providing equal opportunities for students with disabilities and promotes strategies to develop a flexible teaching and learning environment which is able to meet the needs of a diverse range of students.
MIBT encourages students to provide information (including medical or other professional advice) regarding the nature of their disability and special needs during the application and enrolment process. It is important that students provide MIBT with these details as early as possible so that we can assess students’ support needs and ensure that they are able to succeed in their chosen program of study.
MIBT is committed to providing a teaching and learning environment which promotes dignity, acknowledges students’ rights to privacy and confidentiality, and promotes an awareness of students’ needs and rights. Therefore, MIBT is able to make reasonable accommodations to support students with disabilities throughout their studies and ensure that they have equal access to the teaching and learning environment.
MIBT holds a graduation ceremony once a year. This is generally held in June. All eligible students are sent an invitation.
During the Orientation and Enrolment program, students will be placed with an enthusiastic, friendly and approachable Student Mentor who will assist them during the week. Student Mentors will maintain regular contact with the students in their group to provide vital information and assist with questions, academic concerns or personal issues at various times throughout the first weeks at MIBT.
MIBT Student Services organises excursions, sports matches and group morning teas throughout the trimesters. Trips such as visits to the snow fields during winter are especially popular among students.
The Student Representative Council (SRC) seeks to provide students with a voice. Opening a conduit for communication between staff and the student body provides an avenue where current student issues can be discussed, with valid feedback offered, in order to improve the quality of student life at MIBT.
The SRC also aims to foster a sense of community at MIBT. The SRC is made up of a cross section of committed students and staff who represent the MIBT student body. The student members of the SRC are appointed to represent the interests and needs of the entire MIBT student body for a period of one semester.
MIBT must follow specific policies and procedures for accommodating, supporting and monitoring international students who are under 18 years of age whilst they are studying in Australia. These policies and procedures are designed to guarantee that MIBT complies with the National Code and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Office (DIAC) requirements for ensuring that international students are adequately cared for during their studies. Students who are considering changing their accommodation and welfare arrangements must discuss the proposed change with the Manager Student Services at MIBT.
In addition to MIBT support services, students may access the following Deakin University Student Life services:
You can get help with your study issues and assignments. Academic Skills Advisers can help you plan your assignment, or check that your draft is on track. They also offer a comprehensive range of academic skills classes and workshops during the semester.
The Careers and Employment office provides information, advice and activities to help you make choices and decisions about study, employment and career options. They also provide assistance in developing skills and attributes to become employable and to stay that way.
Deakin Chaplaincy provide spiritual and pastoral care for the campus community. They also can assist in relation to issues of justice and peace and be available to preside at funerals, weddings and other celebrations.
A confidential counselling services is available for you to discuss any personal or welfare matters. For many students, being positive, and managing their emotions increases academic success. You do not need to be in a crisis, or dealing with a serious problem to seek counselling, addressing your concerns before they become overwhelming often allows for better outcomes.
The Health Service provides students and staff of Deakin University access to a professional, confidential, and cost effective range of medical and nursing services staffed by general practitioners and division one registered nurses.