IMPORTANT DATES

TRIMESTER THREE 2019
Orientation Week, 9th September — 13th September
Trimester 3 Teaching Period, 16th September — 6th December

Direct Applications Close, 20th September
Census Date, 4th October

TRIMESTER ONE 2020
TBC

TRIMESTER TWO 2020
TBC

ORIENTATION

Orientation is compulsory for all new students. Each course will have a day where students from the same course will spend time getting to know one another and their teachers. You will also have student ID photos taken, have your MyCollarts email and account set up, will learn about your course’s subjects and structure, and hear from the student registrar team about student services that are available.

All courses will come together on an evening for the O-Week Party. Details of the o-week party will be emailed to new students soon.

Check what days you need to attend below.

MONDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER

 

ONLINE ORIENTATION
6pm

 

FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN

→ Animation & VFX

→ Interior Design (Online Only)

WEDNESDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER

 

SCHOOL OF ENTERTAINMENT
10am - 4pm, Wellington St Campus
Lunch and coffee provided

 

FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN

→ Audio Engineering

→ Comedy

→ Entertainment Management

→ Music Performance

→ Music Production

THURSDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER

 

SCHOOL OF DESIGN
10am - 4pm, Wellington St Campus
Lunch and coffee provided

 

FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN

→ Content Creation

→ Fashion Marketing

→ Interior Design (On-Campus + Blended)

→ Interior Decoration Cert IV (On-Campus)

THURSDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER

 

COLLARTS O-WEEK PARTY
6pm Onwards, The Grace Darling Hotel
114 Smith St, Collingwood VIC 3066

 

FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY

→ Mo Louie

→ Zachary Leo

→ BATZ

Open to all new students. 18+ Only.  Bring ID for entry.

BOOT CAMPS

THURSDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER

MUSIC THEORY BOOTCAMP

11am - 1pm, Wellington St Campus

→ Compulsory For Some Students

→ Recommended For Music Students

We provide an intensive Music Theory Boot Camp for Music Performance and Music Production students before classes start. It is a compulsory prerequisite for some students before commencing. Those students will be notified, with more information coming soon.

 

FRIDAY 13, SEPTEMBER

ACADEMIC SKILLS BOOTCAMP

11am - 1pm, Wellington St Campus

→ Recommended For All Students


Need to scrub up on your academic skills before starting your studies this trimester? You’re not alone! We provide an academic study camp for those wanting to learn skills for managing their assignments. It is recommended that non-year 12 students and VCAL students attend.

CAMPUS INFORMATION & GETTING TO COLLARTS

Click here for more information on our campus facilities, public transport options and concession, and parking.

STUDENT ID CARDS

Photos for Student ID cards will be taken at your Orientation Day (see Orientation section on this page for the date). If you miss orientation, ask at the front desk of the Wellington St campus to arrange having your Student ID photo taken.

Alternatively, be sure to attend the orientation re-cap that will be schedule during the 2nd week of orientation. 

OFFICIAL OFFERS & ENROLMENT

VTAC

Once you receive your official enrolment offer through VTAC, we will email and post your paperwork to you.

This paperwork includes:
Enrolment/Offer form
Academic Calendar 
Instructions for certifying documents 
Orientation Week information 

You will need to complete all paperwork and either email, post or hand it in within 14 days of receiving it. 

All paperwork will be sent to you with detailed instructions on how to complete it. Please read the instructions carefully. 

 

DIRECT APPLICANTS

If you have had a successful interview/audition, then you should have already received your enrolment forms via email and through the post. If you have not received these, please get in contact with the recruitment team on recruitment@collarts.edu.au or 1300 818 777.

If you have not yet returned your paperwork, please do so as soon as possible to ensure we save a place for you.  Your FEE-HELP will be completed online via a link Collarts will email to you during orientation week. 

If you’re unsure of anything or have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact our student advisors:

Future Student Team 
1300 818 777
recruitment@collarts.edu.au

TIMETABLES

Timetables are provided during O-Week. You will be provided with an individual, detailed timetable at orientation. The delivery of timetables is dependent on a number of factors, particularly where students collaborate across cohorts and are split into different workshops and ensembles. Music Performance and Music Production are most subject to change due to ensemble adjustments in the first few weeks.

 

WHAT DO I NEED?

All students should bring a notebook and pens. You are welcome to bring laptops to classes to take notes. 

SCHOOL OF ENTERTAINMENT

Audio Engineering and Music Production Students: A good set of headphones (we recommend purchasing these after receiving instructions from your Course Head and/or Student ID for discounts) and a reliable hard drive. A good computer with plenty of storage is recommended but not compulsory. Also bring notebook and pens. 

Entertainment Journalism and Entertainment Management: Notebook and pens; laptop optional.

Music Students: Primary instrument from Week 1 of classes (as appropriate—drums and keys are not necessary). Also bring a manuscript book, notebook and pens.

SCHOOL OF ENTERTAINMENT

Animation and VFX Students: A computer or laptop that meets the minimum recommended specifications from CG Spectrum.

Content Creation and Fashion Marketing: Notebook and pens; laptop optional.

Interior Design Students: Notebook, art kit and computer program requirements—see here. You may purchase these after receiving your Student ID card for student discounts.

USEFUL CONTACTS

Reception

1300 818 777

Academic & Registrar Support

Student Services Helpdesk (Academic and Personal Inquiries)
support@collarts.edu.au

IT Helpdesk (IT and Tech Inquiries/Troubleshooting)
helpdesk@collarts.edu.au

ACCOMMODATION

Student Accommodation


This housing option can be single or shared and is generally more expensive than share houses. These are usually short to long term renting options, most places are fully furnished and many even provide meals.

Uni Lodge

Student Hostel Network

Student Housing Australia 

(search "Collarts - Australian College of the Arts" to find nearby accommodation)

Share Houses

The below sites list share houses with rooms to rent. Share housing is generally cheaper than student accommodation, most places already have some furniture, short and long-term options and the added bonus of allowing you to meet new people.

Flatmate Finder

FairyFloss Real Estate

Rental Properties

These sites have online listings if you’re looking to rent a property on your own or with friends. Most rental properties will come unfurnished, will require a bond, and you will need to meet certain requirements and sign a lease. 

RealEstate.com

Domain

Other Options

Post a Notice:
If you are looking for a room or people to share with others, try posting a notice on The Common Room (our private Collarts student Facebook page).

Homestay:
Homestay is a great option if you like a family environment. They can be booked through homestay companies who screen the host families and the accommodation for suitability. Check out www.homestaynetwork.org

Have any other questions?

If you have any questions, contact our Future Student Team below:

1300 818 777
recruitment@collarts.edu.au