studying-in-adelaide

Studying in Adelaide

Adelaide is one of Australia’s best-kept secrets. Listed as the fifth most liveable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Adelaide is surrounded by beautiful parks and gardens, boasts world-class sporting and business facilities, a diverse food culture, and is just a short drive to the beach and some of Australia’s greatest wine regions.

Adelaide has also been named Australia’s safest city, with the lowest levels of crime according to Suncorp Bank’s Family Friendly City Report released in January 2013. These unique factors have made Adelaide one of the worlds most desirable cities to study, live and work.

Weather & Climate for Flying

Weather conditions in Adelaide are generally fine with long hours of daylight. As a result, there are more training opportunities for cadets than many other parts of the Australia or the world.

Hartwig Air is ideally located in the Adelaide plains, providing students the opportunity to gain experience in a range of flying conditions:

  • To the west are two gulfs, providing students with over-water experience
  • To the east is the Adelaide Hills that boasts many difficult and challenging agricultural airstrips
  • To the north is the famous Australian Outback providing experience in flight navigation with no landmarks
  • To the south there are more hills and the Southern Ocean with changeable weather conditions
  • Adelaide can also be quite windy, creating opportunity for students to gain experience in crosswinds and turbulent conditions

Based on the geography and environmental conditions in Adelaide, students who train with Hartwig Air will gain the real work experience in handling any minimum standard airfield or flying condition they are likely to encounter during their initial career.

bedroom

Accommodation

We provide students with a range of accommodation options.

Hartwig Air Dorm

Campus living can be a great option to minimise travel. We have comfortable and furnished apartment-style living on campus or close by, sometimes with cleaning and meals included.

Contact us to learn more about out dorm living arrangements.

Rental Accommodation

You can rent or ‘lease’ a property by yourself or with friends. This can be done through a real estate agent or privately.

When renting a property, you will need to pay a security deposit or ‘bond’ (usually four weeks rent), as well as rent in advance (also usually four weeks). The bond is held to repair any damage that you, your housemates, or houseguests may cause to the property while renting. Some, or all, of this amount may be refunded to you once your tenancy agreement has terminated.

For more information on your rights and obligations when renting in Australia, you should visit the relevant government Fair Trading agency, but we also encourage you to contact our student liaison officer for assistance.

Homestay

This involves students living with a local family in their home. Homestay can be a good option for younger students as they will have all the comforts of an established home, often with meals and cleaning included. Families offering homestay accommodation to international students are thoroughly screened to ensure they can provide a suitable living environment for students.

Please contact our student liaison officer to discuss Hartwig Air-accredited homestay accommodation options.

buses-trams

Transportation

Free City Centre Buses and Trams

Adelaide’s public transport system includes buses, trains and trams and all of this can get you to the far reaches of the city. You’ll find everything you need to know about Adelaide’s public transport including timetables and route maps from the link below.

The free ‘terrace to terrace’ tram service takes you through the city centre and connects with the Adelaide Railway Station and UniSA City West Campus. Also look out for the City loop bus (99C) that can take you on a ride past art galleries, museums and universities.

Click Here – Adelaide Metro Website

Cycling

Adelaide is a great outdoors city with good bike paths and cycling lanes, but there are a few things to remember before taking off on two wheels.
By law you must wear a helmet at all times while cycling.
When using bicycle lanes or shared paths, always keep left and give way to pedestrians.

All bikes must be fitted with a working bell and brakes.
Front and rear lights are required for riding at night or during hazardous weather conditions – you must be visible from 200 metres. It is good idea to wear bright coloured clothing at all times

Click Here – mylicence.sa.gov.au

Driving in SA

In Australia, motorists drive on the left-hand side of the road. For visitors that come from countries where motorists drive on the right-hand side of the road this change in driving patterns can cause disorientation.

Click Here – mylicence.sa.gov.au

Health & Safety

Overseas students’ health cover (OSHC)

All international students must have current health insurance while studying in Australia – this is a visa regulation. The only exceptions are Swedish and Norwegian students, who will be required to pay up front for their medical service.

The OSHC covers basic medical services and emergency ambulance transport. Additional cover is available for services not covered by OSHC, such as dental, physiotherapy and optical services. Contact your education institution for more details about the OSHC card

Medicare
Health Partners
Medibank
OSHC Worldwide

Emergency Contact

Wherever you are in Australia, if there’s a life-threatening emergency, call 000 (zero zero zero). It’s a free call, even from your mobile. An operator will answer and will ask which of the following services you need: Police, Fire, Ambulance.

If you’re not sure which one you need just tell the operator what you are calling about and they will help guide you. If you don’t speak English, tell the operator your language and you will be connected to a translator who will be able to assist.

studying-in-adelaide-food

Food

Adelaide’s Central Markets provide an excellent source of food in one location, but there are also numerous shops throughout Adelaide that provide halal meals and food supplies with a Muslim flavour and influence!

Read more on adelaidenow.com.au

Living Cost

Australia’s most affordable city

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual World Wide Cost of Living Survey identified Adelaide regularly achieves an excellent ranking as one of the most affordable cities in Australia. Statistics show that Adelaide is 19% cheaper to live in compared to Melbourne and Sydney, and 7% cheaper than Perth and Brisbane.

Student Support Services

HARTWIG AIR– INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION PROGRAM
Our Aim:

The Student Liaison Officer aims to support international students to adjust to study and life in Australia, to achieve their learning goals and to achieve satisfactory progress towards meeting the learning outcomes of the course.

The Student Liaison Officer is a registered Occupational Therapist with extensive experience working in a variety of occupational therapy roles but with a particular emphasis working in mental health.

The overarching framework guiding the professional student liaison services role offered at Hartwig Air is the Model of Human Occupation (Kielhofner 2003), which explores a student’s motivation to engage in flight training (ie. study, self-care, leisure), how they structure their time, the physical, mental and communication/interaction skills required to successfully perform at their studies, and the influence of the environment (ie. social, cultural, accommodation, financial) on training.

WHAT WE DO:

The Student Liaison Officer at Bruce Hartwig Flying School provides confidential personal support, advice and age and culturally appropriate information on issues that can affect study and adapt to life in Australia. Numerous support services include but are not limited to those listed below.

SETTLING INTO HARTWIG AND STUDENT LIFE

During orientation, each student is met individually by the Student Liaison Officer who welcomes the student and conducts an intake assessment. This process determines any concerns or needs and provides the student with information to facilitate transitioning to life and study in Australia. Learning goals are also determined, documented and reviewed on an as-needs basis or maximum quarterly between the Student Liaison Officer and student. Included in this process is the following:

  • Copy of International Student Guide
  • Orientation checklist (each item to be signed and dated and then stored in their student record file) (see Appendix)
  • Organising individual meeting times for regular catch up with each student to determine individual issues and progress
  • Expectations of student role at Bruce Hartwig Flying school (eg dress code, punctuality and minimum hours per week training requirements)
PROVISION OF SOCIAL SUPPORT

Having opportunities to socialise and meet new people is paramount to settling into a new environment. Part of the process includes getting to know each student and their interest areas so that a program can be tailored to their individual needs.

  • Exploration of student interests via Interest Checklist.
  • Information and linkage to community groups
  • Connection to places of worship.
  • Facilitate interaction between international and local students such as arranging informal student outings, bbq’s and other social opportunities
  • Hartwig “Buddy” program linking an international student with a local student
MONITORING OF HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Settling into a new environment can be daunting for many international students. Adjusting to a new culture and way of living can be challenging thus it is important that each student regularly meets with the Student Liaison Officer who monitors their overall mental health and wellbeing.   Included is eliciting feedback from the student regarding his or her progress in the course and to facilitate the process should there be any issues, grievances or complaints regarding the course. This can be done through a variety of means such as:

  • Mental state monitoring via standardized assessment tools (ie. K10 and DASS 42).
  • Linkage to local culturally appropriate general practitioner where possible
  • Linkage to a pharmacist or traditional medicine practitioner
  • Counselling support regarding family issues back home and homesickness
  • Provision of one-on-one support to students in crisis
  • Information and assistance regarding substance abuse issues
  • Student feedback
COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Should any student find themselves in difficulties, the Student Liaison officer can offer support with the following:

  • Assistance with housing issues and understanding rights and responsibilities as a tenant.
  • Linkage to appropriate legal services if required
  • Help with financial problems ie. practical assistance with budgeting or linkage to local community financial services
  • Information regarding student visa conditions and school attendance requirements
LEARNING SUPPORT

It is recognised that each student has individual needs to successfully complete their course.

  • Arranging further individual tutoring as required
  • Feedback on non-flight related Compass results regarding individual strengths and limitations and addressing limitations through goal setting
  • Exploration of learning style
  • Consideration of student-instructor fit
  • Exploration of time management style and methods (eg. iPhone, calendar, diary)
  • Student feedback regarding course and progress
LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

Adapting to language and culture can be challenging for our international students. To assist with this transition, the following is provided:

  • Information regarding transport use
  • Assistance with language and adapting to “Australianised English” can be arranged via tutor, linkage to language groups or Australian English learning package
  • Tourist/recreation information regarding South Australia
  • Information regarding cuisine preferences
  • Linkages through to local cultural clubs and groups.
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
  • Printouts of internet-sourced materials are provided to the student so they receive the most up-to-date information such as the documents referred to via the links above.
  • Detailed file notes are kept for inclusion in the student’s physical student record. Additionally, file notes and other relevant documentation are scanned and stored in the School’s secure electronic document management system with appropriate access permissions to ensure student privacy.
  • File notes are printed and added to the student’s administration file. It should be noted that any sensitive information would not be included in the administration file rather would be stored in the School’s secure electronic document management system with appropriate access permissions to ensure student privacy.
  • The school is highly cognisant of requirements under Federal and State Privacy Legislation and ensure that student information is only accessible by authorised personnel in accordance with those legislative requirements.

Parent Information

In addition to providing support to students in their studies, we also have the resources and facilities necessary to provide full support across students’ living, social and health needs.

Several of our staff also speak fluent Vietnamese, ensuring a smooth and supportive transition for students relocating to Adelaide and our school. Our staff are always available and parents can contact them any time by calling +61 8 8258 4244 or on Skype, or sending an email.

Studying in Adelaide
studying-in-adelaide

Studying in Adelaide

Adelaide is one of Australia’s best-kept secrets. Listed as the fifth most liveable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Adelaide is surrounded by beautiful parks and gardens, boasts world-class sporting and business facilities, a diverse food culture, and is just a short drive to the beach and some of Australia’s greatest wine regions.

Adelaide has also been named Australia’s safest city, with the lowest levels of crime according to Suncorp Bank’s Family Friendly City Report released in January 2013. These unique factors have made Adelaide one of the worlds most desirable cities to study, live and work.

Weather & Climate for Flying

Weather conditions in Adelaide are generally fine with long hours of daylight. As a result, there are more training opportunities for cadets than many other parts of the Australia or the world.

Hartwig Air is ideally located in the Adelaide plains, providing students the opportunity to gain experience in a range of flying conditions:

  • To the west are two gulfs, providing students with over-water experience
  • To the east is the Adelaide Hills that boasts many difficult and challenging agricultural airstrips
  • To the north is the famous Australian Outback providing experience in flight navigation with no landmarks
  • To the south there are more hills and the Southern Ocean with changeable weather conditions
  • Adelaide can also be quite windy, creating opportunity for students to gain experience in crosswinds and turbulent conditions

Based on the geography and environmental conditions in Adelaide, students who train with Hartwig Air will gain the real work experience in handling any minimum standard airfield or flying condition they are likely to encounter during their initial career.

Accommodation
bedroom

Accommodation

We provide students with a range of accommodation options.

Hartwig Air Dorm

Campus living can be a great option to minimise travel. We have comfortable and furnished apartment-style living on campus or close by, sometimes with cleaning and meals included.

Contact us to learn more about out dorm living arrangements.

Rental Accommodation

You can rent or ‘lease’ a property by yourself or with friends. This can be done through a real estate agent or privately.

When renting a property, you will need to pay a security deposit or ‘bond’ (usually four weeks rent), as well as rent in advance (also usually four weeks). The bond is held to repair any damage that you, your housemates, or houseguests may cause to the property while renting. Some, or all, of this amount may be refunded to you once your tenancy agreement has terminated.

For more information on your rights and obligations when renting in Australia, you should visit the relevant government Fair Trading agency, but we also encourage you to contact our student liaison officer for assistance.

Homestay

This involves students living with a local family in their home. Homestay can be a good option for younger students as they will have all the comforts of an established home, often with meals and cleaning included. Families offering homestay accommodation to international students are thoroughly screened to ensure they can provide a suitable living environment for students.

Please contact our student liaison officer to discuss Hartwig Air-accredited homestay accommodation options.

Transportation
buses-trams

Transportation

Free City Centre Buses and Trams

Adelaide’s public transport system includes buses, trains and trams and all of this can get you to the far reaches of the city. You’ll find everything you need to know about Adelaide’s public transport including timetables and route maps from the link below.

The free ‘terrace to terrace’ tram service takes you through the city centre and connects with the Adelaide Railway Station and UniSA City West Campus. Also look out for the City loop bus (99C) that can take you on a ride past art galleries, museums and universities.

Click Here – Adelaide Metro Website

Cycling

Adelaide is a great outdoors city with good bike paths and cycling lanes, but there are a few things to remember before taking off on two wheels.
By law you must wear a helmet at all times while cycling.
When using bicycle lanes or shared paths, always keep left and give way to pedestrians.

All bikes must be fitted with a working bell and brakes.
Front and rear lights are required for riding at night or during hazardous weather conditions – you must be visible from 200 metres. It is good idea to wear bright coloured clothing at all times

Click Here – mylicence.sa.gov.au

Driving in SA

In Australia, motorists drive on the left-hand side of the road. For visitors that come from countries where motorists drive on the right-hand side of the road this change in driving patterns can cause disorientation.

Click Here – mylicence.sa.gov.au

Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Overseas students’ health cover (OSHC)

All international students must have current health insurance while studying in Australia – this is a visa regulation. The only exceptions are Swedish and Norwegian students, who will be required to pay up front for their medical service.

The OSHC covers basic medical services and emergency ambulance transport. Additional cover is available for services not covered by OSHC, such as dental, physiotherapy and optical services. Contact your education institution for more details about the OSHC card

Medicare
Health Partners
Medibank
OSHC Worldwide

Emergency Contact

Wherever you are in Australia, if there’s a life-threatening emergency, call 000 (zero zero zero). It’s a free call, even from your mobile. An operator will answer and will ask which of the following services you need: Police, Fire, Ambulance.

If you’re not sure which one you need just tell the operator what you are calling about and they will help guide you. If you don’t speak English, tell the operator your language and you will be connected to a translator who will be able to assist.

Food
studying-in-adelaide-food

Food

Adelaide’s Central Markets provide an excellent source of food in one location, but there are also numerous shops throughout Adelaide that provide halal meals and food supplies with a Muslim flavour and influence!

Read more on adelaidenow.com.au

Living Cost

Living Cost

Australia’s most affordable city

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual World Wide Cost of Living Survey identified Adelaide regularly achieves an excellent ranking as one of the most affordable cities in Australia. Statistics show that Adelaide is 19% cheaper to live in compared to Melbourne and Sydney, and 7% cheaper than Perth and Brisbane.

Student Support Services

Student Support Services

HARTWIG AIR– INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION PROGRAM
Our Aim:

The Student Liaison Officer aims to support international students to adjust to study and life in Australia, to achieve their learning goals and to achieve satisfactory progress towards meeting the learning outcomes of the course.

The Student Liaison Officer is a registered Occupational Therapist with extensive experience working in a variety of occupational therapy roles but with a particular emphasis working in mental health.

The overarching framework guiding the professional student liaison services role offered at Hartwig Air is the Model of Human Occupation (Kielhofner 2003), which explores a student’s motivation to engage in flight training (ie. study, self-care, leisure), how they structure their time, the physical, mental and communication/interaction skills required to successfully perform at their studies, and the influence of the environment (ie. social, cultural, accommodation, financial) on training.

WHAT WE DO:

The Student Liaison Officer at Bruce Hartwig Flying School provides confidential personal support, advice and age and culturally appropriate information on issues that can affect study and adapt to life in Australia. Numerous support services include but are not limited to those listed below.

SETTLING INTO HARTWIG AND STUDENT LIFE

During orientation, each student is met individually by the Student Liaison Officer who welcomes the student and conducts an intake assessment. This process determines any concerns or needs and provides the student with information to facilitate transitioning to life and study in Australia. Learning goals are also determined, documented and reviewed on an as-needs basis or maximum quarterly between the Student Liaison Officer and student. Included in this process is the following:

  • Copy of International Student Guide
  • Orientation checklist (each item to be signed and dated and then stored in their student record file) (see Appendix)
  • Organising individual meeting times for regular catch up with each student to determine individual issues and progress
  • Expectations of student role at Bruce Hartwig Flying school (eg dress code, punctuality and minimum hours per week training requirements)
PROVISION OF SOCIAL SUPPORT

Having opportunities to socialise and meet new people is paramount to settling into a new environment. Part of the process includes getting to know each student and their interest areas so that a program can be tailored to their individual needs.

  • Exploration of student interests via Interest Checklist.
  • Information and linkage to community groups
  • Connection to places of worship.
  • Facilitate interaction between international and local students such as arranging informal student outings, bbq’s and other social opportunities
  • Hartwig “Buddy” program linking an international student with a local student
MONITORING OF HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Settling into a new environment can be daunting for many international students. Adjusting to a new culture and way of living can be challenging thus it is important that each student regularly meets with the Student Liaison Officer who monitors their overall mental health and wellbeing.   Included is eliciting feedback from the student regarding his or her progress in the course and to facilitate the process should there be any issues, grievances or complaints regarding the course. This can be done through a variety of means such as:

  • Mental state monitoring via standardized assessment tools (ie. K10 and DASS 42).
  • Linkage to local culturally appropriate general practitioner where possible
  • Linkage to a pharmacist or traditional medicine practitioner
  • Counselling support regarding family issues back home and homesickness
  • Provision of one-on-one support to students in crisis
  • Information and assistance regarding substance abuse issues
  • Student feedback
COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Should any student find themselves in difficulties, the Student Liaison officer can offer support with the following:

  • Assistance with housing issues and understanding rights and responsibilities as a tenant.
  • Linkage to appropriate legal services if required
  • Help with financial problems ie. practical assistance with budgeting or linkage to local community financial services
  • Information regarding student visa conditions and school attendance requirements
LEARNING SUPPORT

It is recognised that each student has individual needs to successfully complete their course.

  • Arranging further individual tutoring as required
  • Feedback on non-flight related Compass results regarding individual strengths and limitations and addressing limitations through goal setting
  • Exploration of learning style
  • Consideration of student-instructor fit
  • Exploration of time management style and methods (eg. iPhone, calendar, diary)
  • Student feedback regarding course and progress
LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

Adapting to language and culture can be challenging for our international students. To assist with this transition, the following is provided:

  • Information regarding transport use
  • Assistance with language and adapting to “Australianised English” can be arranged via tutor, linkage to language groups or Australian English learning package
  • Tourist/recreation information regarding South Australia
  • Information regarding cuisine preferences
  • Linkages through to local cultural clubs and groups.
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
  • Printouts of internet-sourced materials are provided to the student so they receive the most up-to-date information such as the documents referred to via the links above.
  • Detailed file notes are kept for inclusion in the student’s physical student record. Additionally, file notes and other relevant documentation are scanned and stored in the School’s secure electronic document management system with appropriate access permissions to ensure student privacy.
  • File notes are printed and added to the student’s administration file. It should be noted that any sensitive information would not be included in the administration file rather would be stored in the School’s secure electronic document management system with appropriate access permissions to ensure student privacy.
  • The school is highly cognisant of requirements under Federal and State Privacy Legislation and ensure that student information is only accessible by authorised personnel in accordance with those legislative requirements.
Parent Information

Parent Information

In addition to providing support to students in their studies, we also have the resources and facilities necessary to provide full support across students’ living, social and health needs.

Several of our staff also speak fluent Vietnamese, ensuring a smooth and supportive transition for students relocating to Adelaide and our school. Our staff are always available and parents can contact them any time by calling +61 8 8258 4244 or on Skype, or sending an email.

Start the flight path to your aviation career today!