ASA’s teaching and learning premises include classrooms, a library, space for students to interact and a kitchen for students and a range of furniture and technology to support student learning and interaction. ASA has a dedicated reception area for all visitors and students and a common area for students to work collegially.
Secure access to information and communication technology infrastructure includes student email, the learning management system and wireless access, in addition to support and training for students and staff. The physical environment including a library, kitchen and student work tables and seating in several break out spaces supports interaction between students outside of formal classes.
The Learning Management System actively supports and encourages interaction between students within cohorts and units of study plus student-only on-line space.
ASA is intent on providing an excellent physical and virtual learning environment. ASA is fully committed to adequately maintaining the facilities and learning resources whilst also ensuring those facilities and resources are safe, regularly reviewed and improved as required.
Library learning resources are central to the learning environment and increasing allocations for library and learning resources are an important component of our forward planning.
ASA has specific measures for admission and provision of support and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. There is English language support available to students of up to one hour per week and learning support assistance available for all students at 20 minutes per session. An initial needs analysis to be conducted at orientations will also inform ASA’s provision for equity and diversity.
The needs analysis and ongoing monitoring described above will support wellbeing and safety by ensuring the nature and extent of support services are informed by the identified needs of students. The Teaching and Learning Plan has a number of objectives and measured outcomes designed to ensure students’ needs are monitored and acted upon for the benefit of students.
The Student Consultation and Wellbeing Policy supports the promotion and fostering of a safe environment at ASA. In conjunction with this policy, the Student Handbook, staffing profile and Orientation Program sessions are there to ensure students are aware of and receive, timely and accurate advice about access to personal and support services and the actions students may take if they feel the need for support.
We hope you find the campus and services provided work for you and assist you in your enjoyment and learning while studying with ASA.