→ Orientation Week: Monday 25th January to Friday 29th January
→ Classes Start: Monday 1st February
→ Last Day of Classes: Friday 23rd April
→ Examination Period: Monday 26th April to Monday 3rd May
→ Results Due: Friday 7th May
→ Census Date for Trimester 1, 2021: Friday 19th February
→ Census Date for CERT IV for Trimester 1, 2021: Monday 8th February
→ Graduation: Monday 19th April
→ Orientation Week: Monday 17th May to Friday 21st May
→ Classes Start: Monday 24th May
→ Last Day of Classes: Friday 13th August
→ Examination Period: Monday 16th August to Monday 23rd August
→ Results Due: Friday 27th August
→ Census Date for Trimester 2, 2021: Friday 11th June
→ Census Date for CERT IV for Trimester 2, 2021: Monday 31st May
→ Orientation Week: Monday 6th September – Friday 10th September
→ Classes Start: Monday 13th September
→ Last Day of Classes: Friday 3rd December
→ Examination Period: Monday 6th December to Friday 10th December
→ Results Due: Friday 17th December
→ Census Date for Trimester 3, 2021: Friday 1st October
→ Census Date for CERT IV for Trimester 3, 2021: Monday 20th September
Orientation is compulsory for all new students. For Trimester 1, 2021, all O-Week activities will be happening online due to the current circumstances influenced by COVID-19.
During online Orientation, you'll learn how to access your MyCollarts email and account, get information on your course’s subjects and structure, and hear from the Student Services Team about what's available to you. Please check your emails closer to date for links, access, and further information on O-Week.
* Please note that due to COVID-19, circumstances may change for Trimester 2, 2021. Once details are confirmed for the upcoming intake, we will communicate directly with new students.
Click here for more information on our campus facilities, public transport options and concession, and parking.
Walk with a group if possible.
Stick to well lit, well populated areas.
Call the campus that you’re heading to! It takes 10 seconds and you can ensure someone’s going to make sure you’ve arrived safely.
Wellington St: 1300 818 777
Brunswick St: (03) 8657 8788
Cromwell St: (03) 9999 1151
Plan ahead, know the route you’re taking before you leave.
Travel with friends.
Victoria Police provide excellent tips on using public transport safely. You can find that information by clicking here.
Keep your belongings on your person while on campus, don’t leave them unattended for any length of time.
Remember there are lockers available to use FREE from open to close at Wellington St campus, even if you need to leave your belongings while you’re at lunch, those are available to use for even just a short amount of time.
Don’t leave your belongings outside ever, even if it’s just to run in for a second.
If you lose something on campus, let whoever is at the front desk know either via email (email@example.com) or in person.
Tell them where you have been on campus and what times you were there, as they might be able to find CCTV capture of your lost belongings.
Should it become apparent your belongings have been stolen, any captured footage will be emailed to you should you decide to contact the police regarding the incident.
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.
Once you are enrolled at Collarts you can apply to receive a student concession card. You can find out more information on the Public Transport Victoria website.
Once you receive your official enrolment offer through VTAC, we will email and post your paperwork to you.
This paperwork includes:
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.
If you have had a successful interview/audition, then you should have already received your enrolment forms via email. If you have not received these, please get in contact with the recruitment team:
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 following enrolment.
If you’re unsure of anything or have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact our student advisors:
Future Student Team
1300 818 777
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.
All students should bring a notebook and pens. You are welcome to bring laptops to classes to take notes.
Audio Engineering and Music Production: 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, Entertainment Management and Screen & Media: 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.
Animation & VFX: A computer or laptop that meets the minimum recommended specifications from CG Spectrum.
Digital & Social Media and Fashion Marketing: Notebook and pens; laptop optional.
Fashion & Sustainability: Fashion studio kit (specialist sewing/machine supplies) —see here. For Stage 1, students will only need the Fashion Communication Kit (click for full item list here), which can be purchased from Eckersleys. From Stage 2, students will need to purchase the Fashion Studio Kit from Melbourne-based wholesaler, M. Recht. See PDF with an itemised list and instructions for ordering here.
Interior Design: This course contains notebook, art kit, and computer program requirements—please see here for a comprehensive list on where and what to purchase. A reliable desktop computer or fast-performing laptop is also highly recommended, with specs on RAM, storage, and resolutions included on the previous link. You may purchase these after receiving your Student ID card for student discounts.
1300 818 777
Student Services Helpdesk (For enrolment, timetables, academic support and health & wellbeing)
IT Helpdesk (IT and Tech Inquiries/Troubleshooting)
Alternatively, visit the Student Services Office at the Wellington Street Campus.
Collarts provides access to a range of physical and online library resources, services and facilities across two sites, as well as off campus. With a Design Library at Cromwell St and a space dedicated to music and performance resources at Wellington St, Collarts is committed to providing all students with constant opportunities to discover, access, use, create and share knowledge. Online services have been curated in response to student need and include highly regarded research and learning databases such as JSTOR, Informit and Linkedin Learning.
Collarts offers support and guidance in a variety of academic areas such as essay writing, referencing, research techniques, time management, planning, presentations, and critical reflection. We also offer support in developing learning habits that align with what research shows the most successful students apply in their studies. Students can also receive guidance in using online tools for writing feedback, managing references and creating a personalised research compendium. Meetings are available in one-on-one sessions in person, online, or via email. Individual courses also offer subject-specific tutoring.
If you are struggling with a personal matter or worried about anything – whether it relates to your study or not – knowing there’s someone you can talk to can really help.
The agencies listed in the Useful Contacts section below provide free, anonymous and confidential services.
Collarts also offers students access to free and confidential appointments with our Wellbeing Support and Counsellor. You'll find more information regarding this service on this page.
Collarts celebrates its diverse community of students and staff. We know that people who identify as part of the LGBTIQ+ community or people of diverse sexualities and genders face a range of unique challenges. We acknowledge the need to actively and positively support this diversity and the importance of providing a safe and welcoming environment for all staff and students.
A list of resources that you might find helpful for accessing support or building inclusion and promoting involvement at Collarts or the community are listed below:
QLife: A counselling and referral service for LGBTI people. Provides nation-wide telephone and web based services to people of all ages across the full breadth of people’s bodies, genders, relationships, sexualities and lived experiences.
Minus18: Minus18 is Australia's largest youth driven organisation for LGBTIQ youth. Minus18 provide incredible social events, dance parties and resources for LGBTIQ youth all over Australia.
Oii: Organisation Intersex International Australia is an independent support, education and policy development organisation run by and for people with intersex variations or traits. Oii focus on human rights, bodily autonomy, self-determination and on evidence-based, patient-directed health care.
Collarts has a dedicated Career Pathways Department ready to assist students and alumni with anything related to careers and jobs. We offer support and assistance with job and internship applications, resumés, cover letters, professional branding (including social media profiles), career advice, interview prep and networking.
In addition to our dedicated careers support, industry awareness team, lecturers currently working in their fields and our multitude of event & festival partnerships, we offer multiple opportunities necessary for getting started in the creative industries.
Students and alumni can also access the Career Ready Hub, a one-stop resource to help the Collarts community tackle the job market, including information on internships, portfolios, interviews, and more. For further help, contact Student Support at email@example.com to book a one-on-one appointment either in-person or online.
Collarts offers all students a free and confidential counselling service. Whether you study on campus or online, you can pre-book a time to speak with one of our qualified staff. The Wellbeing and Counselling team are available 5 days a week and available to talk to you about any difficulty or concern that might be impacting your studies or your personal wellbeing. Our counsellors are able to assistance with many issues, including:
Some of the benefits of counselling can be:
Lifeline: 13 11 14 - Telephone counselling (Available 24 hours, 7 days)
Suicide Helpline: 1300 651 251 (Available 24 hours, 7 days)
Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1800 806 292 - Counselling, advocacy and referral
Directline: 1800 888 236 - Drug and Alcohol counselling (Free, anonymous and confidential - 24/7)
Griefline: 03 5596 7799 - Bereavement support (12pm - 3am)
Mensline: 1300 789 978 - Counselling and referrals for men
WIRE: 1300 134 130 - Support and referral for women, nonbinary and gender-diverse people (Free and confidential)
Nurse on Call: 1300 606 024 - Expert health advice (24 hours, 7 days a week)
City of Yarra Child Care: (03) 9205 5555 - Child care centres near Collarts campuses
In an EMERGENCY call: 000 or 112 from a mobile phone
This housing option can be single or shared and is generally more expensive than share houses. These are usually short to
(search "Collarts - Australian College of the Arts" to find nearby accommodation)
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).