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									                                                 GEOS
                                     Queensland College of English
                                              Gold Coast


               2007 Course Dates and Fees for GEOS QCE GC
ENROLMENT FEE
All courses $175


GENERAL ENGLISH                       Full-time (25 hours per week = 20 contact hours + 5 self-access hours) *Conditions Apply
$300   per   week   for   courses   between   01   and 10 weeks
$295   per   week   for   courses   between   11   and 20 weeks                                                   GEOS QCE GC Start Dates
$290   per   week   for   courses   between   21   and 30 weeks                                                          (10 week terms):
$285   per   week   for   courses   between   31   weeks +                                                      2 January*       1 August
[Registered Course]^
                                                                                                                12 March         8 October
                                                                                                                21 May
Part-time (15 hours/week): $255 per week
[Non-Registered Course]^^


In addition to GEOS QCE GC Start Dates (10 week terms) as above, new students can commence any Monday
morning at 8.15am. Please note: It is preferable not to commence in Week 5 and 10 (test weeks).

* Term 1 2007 starts on Tuesday 2nd January due to the public holiday (New Year’s Day) on Monday 1st January.
^ Available to Student Visa holders
^^ Not available to Student Visa holders


CAMBRIDGE EXAM PREPARATION Full-time (25 contact hours per week)                                                             *Conditions Apply

                               COURSE                                         FEE           START DATES              EXAMS           EXAM FEES

    Cambridge FCE Exam Preparation (FCE) - 10 weeks
                                                                             $3,610            2 January            10 March            $360
    Cambridge CAE Exam Preparation (CAE) - 10 weeks

                                                                                               19 March              12 June
    Cambridge FCE Exam Preparation (FCE) - 12 weeks                          $4,300                                                     $360
                                                                                            17 September          11 December
                                                                                               19 March              13 June
    Cambridge CAE Exam Preparation (CAE) - 12 Weeks                          $4,300                                                     $360
                                                                                            17 September          12 December
[Registered Course]^
* The Cambridge FCE (First Certificate in English) Exam Preparation and the Cambridge CAE (Certificate in Advanced English)
  Exam Preparation Course fees include 2 books to keep (course book & work book).

* Provisional enrolment based on student passing the Preliminary FCE or CAE Entrance Exam prior to arrival and
  subject to retesting upon their arrival at GEOS QCE GC.

* Students are recommended to bring/purchase an English – English Dictionary.


                                      PO Box 567, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
                       Level 1, La Promenade Building, 18 - 22 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
                                                   Tel: +61 7 5531 6788 Fax +61 7 5538 9188
                                        Email gold@geosqcegc.qld.edu.au       www.geosqcegc.qld.edu.au
                                               GEOS GOLD COAST PTY LTD (01825F)          ABN 84 081 337 902
                                                                                                                                               [V1:200906]
IELTS EXAM PREPARATION                          Full-time (25 hours per week = 20 contact hours + 5 self-access hours) *Conditions Apply

$300   per   week   for   courses   between   01   and 10 weeks                                                    GEOS QCE GC Start Dates
$295   per   week   for   courses   between   11   and 20 weeks                                                         (10 week terms):
$290   per   week   for   courses   between   21   and 30 weeks                                                  2 January       1 August
$285   per   week   for   courses   between   31   weeks +                                                       12 March        8 October
[Registered Course]^
                                                                                                                 21 May
Students can commence any Monday.
* The IELTS course cost excludes the Exam Fee (students to arrange) and a compulsory book/ancillary fee. GEOS QCE GC charges a $110 book and ancillary
   fee (2 books – course book & work book). Please note students will receive a refund of $50 on return of their course book.
* Provisional enrolment based on student passing the Preliminary IELTS Entrance Exam prior to arrival.
* Students are recommended to bring/purchase an English – English Dictionary.

PACE         Full-time (25 hours per week = 20 contact hours + 5 self-access hours)                                                *Conditions Apply

               COURSE                              FEE                  START DATE                  MID TERM ENTRY                     COURSE LENGTH

  Preparation for Academic                     $300 per                  2 January                       5 February                         6 weeks or
  & Cambridge Exams (PACE)                       week                    19 March                          30 April                          12 weeks
                                                                          18 June                          30 July
                                                                       17 September                      29 October
[Registered Course]^
GEOS QCE GC charges a $110 book and ancillary fee (2 books – course book & work book). Please note students will receive a refund of $50 on return of their
course book.
* Provisional enrolment based on student passing the Preliminary PACE Entrance Exam prior to arrival.
* Students are recommended to bring/purchase an English – English Dictionary.

ENGLISH FOR YOUNG LEARNERS                                     Full-time (20 hours per week = English + Activities)                *Conditions Apply

               COURSE                              FEE                  START DATE                                                     COURSE LENGTH
  Joey Kangaroo Club                        $330 per week         9 July & 27 December                                                      1–6 weeks
[Non-Registered Course]^^
* Enrolment Fee $100. Students must be between the ages of 8 – 15 years old.

ENGLISH PLUS SURFING
Wave Riders Club
$390 per week Part-time General English plus surfing (15 hours English + 10 hours surfing)
$440 per week Full-time General English plus surfing (25 hours English + 10 hours surfing)
[Non-Registered Course]^^ Students can commence any Monday. Board and wetsuit included. Weather permitting.

ACCOMMODATION SERVICES
 HOMESTAY
 A private room in a friendly Australian family’s home. Half-board homestay includes 2 meals each weekday and 3 meals per day
 on the weekend. Full-board homestay includes 3 meals per day 7 days a week, plus pick-ups and drop-offs to/from college.
 Placement Fee $165
 Half-board      $195 per week (18 years and over) $215 per week (Under 18 years)
 Full-board      $230 per week (18 years and over) $250 per week (Under 18 years)*
 * Full-board is recommended for students under 18.

 HOSTEL
 Private room in a hostel with access to private cooking, bathroom and laundry facilities.
 Accommodation from $300 per week* Placement fee $100
 * Accommodation prices are to be used as a guide only. Prices are seasonal and based on a minimum 8 week booking.

 AIRPORT TRANSFER
 $85   Bus pick up from Brisbane or Coolangatta (Gold Coast) Airport to the Gold Coast accommodation (or $135 return).

OVERSEAS STUDENT HEALTH COVER
Students travelling on a Student Visa are required by the Australian Government and GEOS QCE GC to pay Overseas Student
Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire length of their visa (study period + 1 month minimum).
                Course Length                      3 months                6 months                  9 months                  12 months
                          Cost                        $88                      $175                     $262                       $349

INSURANCE
We advise all GEOS QCE GC students to obtain personal accident and travel insurance in their own countries.
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS FOR QUEENSLAND 2007                                               GEOS QCE GC will be closed on these days
1 January              New Year’s Day                              7 May                            Labour Day
26 January             Australia Day                               11 June                          Queen’s Birthday
6 April                Good Friday                                 31 August                        Gold Coast Show Day
7 April                Easter Saturday                             25 December                      Christmas Day
9 April                Easter Monday                               26 December                      Boxing Day
25 April               ANZAC Day
                                                                                                                        GEOS QCE GC
                                  GEOS                                                                           Representative Agent Stamp
                      Queensland College of English
                               Gold Coast



            ENROLMENT FORM                                                            COURSE REQUEST
Family name                                                                  Length of course                                 weeks
Given names
                                                                             Course start date               /        /
Date of birth                  /   /          Sex: M                F                                    Day / Month / Year      Full-time   Part-time

Nationality
Address                                                                                 Please indicate your preferred English course.


                                                                                       General English (GE) [1-50 weeks]

Telephone                                                                              Preparation for Academic & Cambridge
                                                                                       Exams (PACE)
Facsimile
                                                                                       Cambridge FCE Exam Preparation (FCE)
Email
Passport Number                                                                        Cambridge CAE Exam Preparation (CAE)

Which type of visa will you apply for?                                                 IELTS Exam Preparation (IELTS)
Visitor               Student              Working Holiday
                                                                                       Other (Please specify)
Other (please specify)
What is your current English Level?
       Beginner            Elementary                     Pre-Intermediate
                                                                                              PAYMENT DETAILS
       Intermediate        Upper-Intermediate             Advanced
                                                                             Enrolment Fee                                               175
                                                                                                                              AU$ ____________
This information may be provided to Commonwealth or State agencies
and the Fund Manager of the Assurance Fund.
                                                                             Tuition Fee         ___________Weeks AU$ __________
                      ACCOMMODATION
                                                                             Accommodation Placement Fee                      AU$ __________
Would you like GEOS QCE GC to arrange accommodation
for you?                                                                     Homestay            __________ Weeks AU$ __________
If Yes,           please complete below                             No
                                                                             Airport Transfer                                 AU$ __________
Homestay Half Board                    /Full Board             Hostel
Would children under 16 be okay?                     Yes            No       Overseas Student Health Cover                    AU$ __________
Do you smoke?                                        Yes            No
                                                                             Cambridge Exam Fee                               AU$ __________
Are dogs and cats okay?                              Yes            No
Do you have any allergies / illnesses?                              No       Exam Preparation Textbook Fee                    AU$ __________
If yes
                                                                             Other                                            AU$ __________
Are there any foods you cannot eat?                                 No
If yes                                                                                        Total Payment Due = AU$__________
What are your favourite hobbies?                                             I hereby agree to abide by the terms and conditions of
                                                                                                                                             See
                                                                             enrolment, including the Cancellation and Refund                over
                                                                             Policy, outlined on the opposite page of this enrolment
What date will you start the homestay?                          /       /    form.

How many weeks do you wish to book?

                       AIRPORT PICK-UP                                       _______________________________________          _________________
                                                                                             SIGNED                                   Date
Airport pick-up required if GEOS QCE GC homestay
requested.                                                                   PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN (IF THE STUDENT IS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD)
Would you like an Airport Pickup?                                Yes
One Way               Return            Date of Arrival         /        /
                                                                             _______________________________________          _________________
Time                                    Flight Number
                                                                                             SIGNED                                   DATE
Arrival Airport: Brisbane (BNE)                 Gold Coast (OOL)

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PAYMENT DETAILS                           *Please fax GEOS QCE GC the remittance advice receipt and ask your bank to notify GEOS QCE GC of the payment.
Bank Draft / Cash / International Money Order / Bankcard / MasterCard / VISA                                  Bank Account Details:
Please make bank cheques/drafts payable to:                                                                   SWIFT CODE:                                      NATAAU3303M
GEOS Queensland College of English Gold Coast                                                                 FOR STUDENT VISAS
PO Box 567, Surfers Paradise                                                                                  Account Name:                                    GEOS GOLD COAST PTY LTD
Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
                                                                                                              Account Number:                                  084-009 452 091 660
Bank transfer, including the bank charges to:                                                                 FOR OTHER VISAS
Bank Name: National Australia Bank                                                                            Account Name:                                    GEOS GOLD COAST PTY LTD
Bank Address: 223 Queen St. Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia                                              Account Number:                                  084-009 451 288 779
Please quote the GEOS QCE GC student number issued as a reference                                             Please note that all fees are in Australian dollars and include a Goods and Services Tax (GST).

GEOS QCE GC CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
1. All cancellation and/or refund applications should be sent in writing to the college, attention to the Manager, via email (gold@geosqcegc.qld.edu.au), fax (+61 7 5538
    9188), or post (PO BOX 567, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217), and should clearly outline the reason for cancellation.
2. All refunds payable under the Cancellation and Refund Policy will be paid in Australian dollars (unless impractical, in which case, the Australian dollar equivalence will be
    paid at date of refund).
3. All refunds applicable will be paid to you or your representative Associate Partner unless written permission is directed by you to pay another party.
4. Enrolment fees and Accommodation Placement fees are non refundable.
5. If your visa application is rejected, tuition fees will be refunded to you in full within 4 weeks from the date of receipt of notice. Written proof of your visa rejection is required.
6. If your visa is cancelled after your arrival in Australia due to non-compliance with visa conditions, and you are forced to cancel all or part of your course due to the
    non-compliance, no refund is available for un-used study weeks.
7. If written cancellation notice is received 28 days prior to the commencement of the course, tuition fees will be refunded to you in full, within 4 weeks from the date of receipt
    of notice.
8. If written cancellation notice is received less than 28 days prior to the commencement of the course, 75% of tuition fees will be refunded to you within 4 weeks from the date
    of receipt of notice.
9. If you make changes to your course after you have started, you are required to provide a minimum of 4 weeks notice to GEOS QCE GC (i.e. transfers, deferrals, or early
    course completions). The ‘Cancellation, Refund and Transfer Policies’ will also apply where relevant. A maximum of 30% of the tuition fees is available for refund to you,
    within 4 weeks from the date of receipt of notice.
10. If you request a short break from your course, you are required to give 2 weeks notice.
11. Once 50% of your course is completed, no refund is available. Full details of the ‘Cancellation, Refund and Transfer Policies’ is available upon request.
12. If you arrive several days after your commencement date, these “absent” days will not be reinstated, and no refund will be given.
13. There are no refunds for public holidays or time “absent” during the period of your enroled course.
14. If the course you have enroled does not commence, your refund entitlements are covered by the provisions of the ESOS Act 2000, and the ESOS Regulations 2001.
15. This agreement does not remove the right to take further action under Australia’s consumer protection laws. GEOS QCE GC’s dispute resolution processes do not
    circumscribe the student’s right to pursue other legal remedies.

GEOS QCE GC ACCOMMODATION AND AIRPORT TRANSFER POLICY
1. Accommodation Placement fees are not refundable.
2. If your visa application is rejected, your airport greeting and accommodation payment will be refunded in full (proof needs to be provided within 24 hours of your
   scheduled arrival).
3. If your airline flight plans have changed, please notify GEOS QCE GC as soon as possible. If you give us less than 24 hours’ notice you will incur another airport greeting
   fee.
4. If you wish to cancel part of your Homestay Program booking after your arrival, you must inform GEOS QCE GC and your Homestay Program family immediately. You must
   give at least 2 weeks notice to the Student Services Officer and your Homestay Program family before changing the booking or leaving the Homestay Program. If you leave
   without giving 2 weeks notice, a charge equal to 2 weeks accommodation will be deducted from any possible refund accordingly.
5. Airport Transfer Policy: All students requesting Homestay Program participation will be required to take a GEOS QCE GC transfer from the airport to the Homestay Program
   family home.
6. Student flight details must be received by GEOS QCE GC to begin the Homestay Program placement process. Once the flight details are received, Homestay Program
   placement process may take up to 10 working days.

RULES AND REGULATIONS
1. Students enroled are expected to abide by all the rules and regulations set by the relevant Australian Regulatory Authorities and GEOS QCE GC.
2. All students must comply with their relevant visa conditions at all times. GEOS QCE GC is legally obliged to report any breaches of visa conditions to Department of
   Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA).
3. All students must agree to sit a ‘level check test’ upon their arrival at the college. Class/level allocation will be based upon the results of this test, and is not negotiable.
4. As per student visa requirements, all student visa holders must maintain full-time attendance, and show suitable academic progress.
5. GEOS QCE GC will not accept any student visa applicant under the age of 18.
6. Personal information provided to GEOS QCE GC may be made available to Commonwealth, State agencies and Health Insurers when applicable under the National Code
   of Practice.
7. As per Australian Laws, any school-aged dependants accompanying a student visa holder to Australia must enrol to study at either a government or non-government
   school, and will be required to pay the full fees due for the course at the nominated school.


GEOS QCE GC GRIEVANCE POLICY
Should you be unhappy with any aspect of your study at GEOS QCE GC, please first talk to either your class teacher or a member of the Student Services Team. They will then
inform the Director of Studies, who with the full-time Education staff, will contact you for discussion. This is to occur within 48 hours of the initial lodgment. Following this, the
Director of Studies will inform you of their decision. This is to occur within 48 hours of the discussion.

If this decision is not to your satisfaction, you may appeal to the Manager. You will need to do this in writing. After receiving your formal complaint, the Manager and Senior Staff
will contact you for discussion. This is to occur within 48 hours of your formal lodgement. Following this, the Manager will inform you of the decision. This is to occur within 48
hours of the second discussion. If it is not possible to resolve the dispute internally, via the process described above, GEOS QCE GC will make arrangements for independent
mediation to resolve the dispute.

Independent mediation is available through the Dispute Resolution Branch, Department of Justice and Attorney-General. There are six Dispute Resolution Centres throughout
Queensland. The Brisbane Centre is located on the 13th Flr, Central Courts Building, 170 North Quay, QLD 4000. Contact details are: Tel: +61 7 3239 6269; Fax: +61 7 3239 6284.

Students outside of Brisbane may use the Toll Free No: 1800 017 288. At present there is no fee to use this service, but this may change.
Please note the following:
• You may nominate a support person to accompany you at any stage of the dispute resolution process;
• Nothing in GEOS QCE GC’s Dispute Resolution Policy negates the right of any overseas student to pursue other legal remedies;
• If a student is concerned about the actions of GEOS QCE GC, they may approach the State Authority for CRICOS Registration. In Queensland this is the Department of
Education. The Director-General of the Department of Education has the power to suspend or cancel the college’s registration or a course if a breach of the requirements of
registration provision is proved. Concerns about the conduct of GEOS QCE GC should be addressed to The Senior Education Officer, Office of Non-State Education,
Queensland Department of Education, PO Box 15033, City East, QLD 4002. Complaints must be made in writing.


                                        PO Box 567, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
                         Level 1, La Promenade Building, 18 - 22 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
                                                     Tel: +61 7 5531 6788 Fax +61 7 5538 9188
                                          Email gold@geosqcegc.qld.edu.au       www.geosqcegc.qld.edu.au
                                                        GEOS GOLD COAST PTY LTD (01825F)                   ABN 84 081 337 902

								
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