Information for our current students

STUDENT HANDBOOK

Getting ready to apply?  Find out everything you need to know in our Pre Admission Handbook. Already with us?  Inform yourself and access our Post Admission Handbook for important study and enrolment information.

Required & Recommended Resources

You can also access the Required & Recommended Program Resources for your course. Remember we’re here to help.  If you need assistance or support please contact us.

GRIEVANCES & APPEALS

We strive to protect the best interests of our students and clients, and our team is committed to supporting you in any way we can.  However, if something does go wrong, we want to know about it and have the opportunity to remedy the situation wherever possible.

A grievance process has been established to ensure that those student concerns are treated in a transparent, timely and just matter. EQUALS ensures that students have access to a fair and equitable process for dealing with grievances and provides an avenue for students to appeal against decisions that affect their progress. A grievance may be lodged within a fair timeframe.

In the first instance EQUALS recommends all students read the Grievance Handling Policy & Procedure (Academic and Non Academic).

Students wishing to lodge a grievance/appeal are requested to do so using the Formal Grievance Form.

Should a student wish to appeal a decision or a proposed action, they will have 20 working days to lodge their appeal.

 

MOODLE & STUDENT PORTAL

STUDENT PORTAL – TIMETABLES, RESULTS, DOCUMENTS Click here to access the Student Portal. Enter your Portal username (your registered email address) and Portal password. Access Moodle via the e-learning link in the left hand menu. Use other menu items to: view your timetable and room schedule; update personal details; monitor attendance; view unit results; and view CANs (where relevant).

DIRECT LINK TO MOODLE (E-LEARNING) Click here to access Moodle. Use the login button on the top right and enter your Portal username (email address) and password to access Moodle.

FORMS & DOWNLOADS

COURSE BROCHURES Looking for Course & Program Information? Please visit our Courses page for further information or email your enquiry to admissions@equals.edu.au. INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS GENERAL INFORMATION

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT DOWNLOADS

USEFUL DOCUMENTS & FORMS

VET STUDENT LOANS SCHEDULES

2019

2018

OUR LIBRARY
EQUALS has over 1200 titles in its Reference Library. Our library has texts and other resources across our vocational disciplines, including:

  • Health & Nursing
  • Business & Administration
  • Leadership & Management
  • Personal Development & Career Planning
  • Community Services Library
  • Integrated Therapies

If you are a student or client of EQUALS you may be eligible to utilise titles from the Reference Library. Short term loans may be arranged for our currently enrolled students. You can access our Library Reference list  via the Student Centre on Moodle. You can search for keywords and topics of interest. Contact Student Services once you find the resource/s you would like to borrow or phone them on 8110 1200. If you are looking for information on a specific subject, or a particular text, please email us via our Contact page and one of our customer service staff will get in touch you as soon as possible

POLICIES & PROCEDURES

Click here to view our full list of Policies and Procedures.

SEND US YOUR FEEDBACK
Can we help you solve a problem? Or perhaps you would like to make a suggestion for improvement. We ask for your feedback so that we can improve our service to you. Please complete our Contact form and one of our team will contact you (if you have provided your contact details). We aim to respond to enquiries within 2 business days.

SEXUAL HARRASSMENT AND ASSAULT

As part of a safe EQUALS community, we all have the right to respect and the right to speak and act for our own wellbeing.

 

How do we all contribute to safety, inclusion and respect at EQUALS?

EQUALS takes a strong stance on ensuring the principles of equality, diversity, unity, fairness and inclusion are present throughout our campus community. This includes how we talk to each other, how we act towards each other and how we interact with everyone around us. The things we say and do all play a part in shaping a safe and positive environment where we can all experience respect and meaningful learning experiences. This means we all have a responsibility to each other.

Safety is a shared responsibility, and EQUALS proudly embraces a respectful culture that we all participate in.  So, how do we all contribute? EQUALS’ staff and students are expected to work together when it comes to building a safe, positive environment. This means being ethical and aware, listening to each other, being understanding and always acting with respect and empathy. Ask yourself: how would I feel if that were me?

All staff and students should feel supported, safe, secure respected and heard. At EQUALS we are committed to maintaining a positive and empowering environment, free from sexual harassment, sexual assault and violence of any kind.

Our Student Partnership Agreement can be viewed in full in our Student Handbook.

 

Reporting Sexual Harassment and/or Sexual Assault 

This online report form can be used by EQUALS students and staff to report an incident of sexual assault or sexual harassment.  It may also be used by someone who has witnessed an incident or is a support person for someone who has experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment.

Please note that if you are reporting on behalf of another person, you must have their consent before you do so.

Complaints of sexual assault and sexual harassment are directed to the Campus Coordinator, whether the incident relates to a student, a staff member, or a visitor to our campus.

 

Understanding Sexual Harassment. What is it?

Sexual harassment can occur in a number of ways depending on the situation and the context. Sexual harassment is any unwelcome or uninvited sexual advance that a person does not initiate, like or reciprocate. Unwelcome contact can be experienced by any individual and can include spoken or written words, pictures or actions.

 

Sexual harassment may include some of the following:

  • Commenting on a person’s appearance or attractiveness
  • Asking a person information about their relationship, sexual activity, sexual behaviours or sexual history
  • sending emails or texts of a sexual nature
  • showing a person pornographic pictures e.g. on a phone or computer
  • unnecessarily touching the person including unwelcomed kissing

What is Sexual Assault?

Like sexual harassment, sexual assault can also take occur in a number of ways. Sexual Assault is any unwelcome sexual behaviour that makes a person feel intimidated, scared, uncomfortable, unsafe, hurt or threatened.

 

Sexual assault includes:

  • Rape: forced and unwanted sexual activity
  • Child sexual abuse: using power over a child to involve that child in sexual activity.
  • Indecent assault: indecent behaviour before, during or after an assault.

 

What does sexual consent mean?

We all have rights AND responsibilities when it comes to sex or engaging in sexual activity. This means having the right to freely decide when, who with and what situation we chose to engage in sexual activity. We also do not have the right to be sexual with someone that does not want to participate or reciprocate sexual activity – this also includes uncertainty from the other person.

We are each responsible for making sure that all people involved want to be involved and actively agree to participate in sexual activity.

Sexual consent means each person wants to do it.  It means freely agreeing to be involved in any form of sex. Consent means each person WANTS to do it. No one should ever feel pressured, forced or manipulated into sexual activity of any kind. This includes being too drunk or intoxicated to decide – this is not consent.

Actions and words are both important. Just because someone doesn’t openly verbalise their lack of consent it does not mean it is okay, especially if they appear hesitant or uncomfortable. Communicate, always be sure you are on the same page and want the same things.

 

What to do if you feel unsafe, experience sexual harassment or experience sexual violence?

Dealing with sexual harassment often comes with many mixed emotions and can be extremely overwhelming, frightening and even isolating. If you find yourself in any situation where you are left feeling uncomfortable, hurt or threatened from unwanted sexual behaviour, it is important to reach out. At EQUALS there is zero tolerance towards sexual harassment or violence of any kind. It is strongly encouraged that any sexual harassment is reported as soon as possible. This is often a positive first step for ending the behaviour and even preventing it from happening to someone else. EQUALS offers a range of support to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all staff and students.

EQUALS Sexual Harassment Contact Officers are available and provide a safe and confidential environment if you wish to make a complaint.

To further support students in times of crisis or guidance, Student Counselling is also available.

 

Student Services: 54 Currie Street

If you would like to book a confidential meeting with a Student Counsellor, please complete the appointment form online.

To report an incidence of sexual harassment or sexual assault, EQUALS students and staff may complete this online report form.  It may also be used by someone who has witnessed an incident or is a support person for someone who has experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment. 

Individuals may also choose to report incidence of sexual harassment or sexual assault to Yarrow Place. 

External Support Resources

Yarrow Place

Yarrow Place is the lead public health agency responding to rape and sexual assault in South Australia. Yarrow Place is a part of the Women’s and Children’s Health Network(opens in a new window). A community service with a statewide mandate, Yarrow Place focuses to:

  • provide services to people who have been raped or sexually assaulted
  • provide a lead agency role in South Australia, which includes advocacy in relation to public policy development, planning and service delivery in the area of sexual violence against adults
  • build community capacity to respond to and prevent sexual assault through training and education.

To access a free and confidential service, please call us.

Phone during office hours: (08) 8226 8777

After hours: (08) 8226 8787

Toll-free in SA: 1800 817 421

Street address:
Level 2, 55 King William Road, North Adelaide, South Australia 5006

Email: info@yarrowplace.sa.gov.au

 

Other support services include:

Women’s Legal Service SA

Women’s Legal Service South Australia

Legal Services Commission of South Australia

Equal Opportunity Commission

Rape & Domestic Violence Services South Australia

SA Police

Crisis Help and Support – Relationships South Australia

REPORT AN INCIDENT OR HAZARD

At EQUALS, we want to keep everyone in our community as safe as possible and ensure that everyone goes home at the end of each day as safely as they started when they arrived or interacted with us. 

If you experience a near miss (or a close shave or threatening incident) and don’t report it, it could lead to another person’s injury.

It is really important to report any issue or hazard that might not be easily and safely rectified to ensure immediate attention before it harms anyone else.

So that EQUALS can effectively keep everyone safe and prevent any issues from recurring or escalating, we rely on your prompt and reliable reporting. If hazards, near misses and injuries are reported, it helps EQUALS to intervene at the earliest opportunity to either prevent an incident from occurring or minimise the severity of injury.

Report a hazard or incident using this online report form.  This form is a user-friendly and efficient web form for you to report hazards and incidents and for EQUALS to follow up with a record of investigation findings and corrective action to ensure the issue is effectively dealt with and doesn’t recur.

Students and staff can access additional information on wellbeing, health and safety by logging into EQOnline (Moodle).

 

Be Safe. Be Aware. The Be Safe. Be Aware. campaign offers a number of simple steps to help stay safe when you leave campus. With distinctly different seasons throughout the year, it’s especially wise to be aware of the changing light and weather conditions. These steps can help you stay safe.

Speak Up. For Justice. The Speak Up. For Justice. campaign seeks to raise awareness and empower individuals to have a sense of responsibility on campus.   We are all faced with difficult situations at one time or another.  If we are faced with anti-social behaviour that offends or causes harm to another individual, it is important that you find the courage to speak up.    It is absolutely important that everyone assumes responsibility for a safe and harmonious environment.