Australian College of Higher Learning (ACHL) to offer Australian Certified Diplomas in Sri Lanka

Australian College of Higher Learning (ACHL) proudly announces their Launch on Saturday 26 November 2011 at 9:00am at Wesley College Hall, Borella, followed by an Open Day from 10:30am to 4:00pm.

ACHL will offer students in for the first time Sri Lanka an opportunity of obtaining an Australian certified qualification that will comply within the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF).
Australian Education Partners: ACHL has partnered with three well established Registered Training Organisations (RTO) in Australia that have been operating for over 20 years in the Education and Training industry. The education partners are:

- Club Training Australia (CTA): CTA is the leading Private Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in the Queensland Hospitality and Business Sector. CTA hold significant Government contracts to deliver mandatory Australian training. CTA currently has 19 Australian tertiary training courses on its scope, including Diploma of Business, Diploma of Management, Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Hospitality, and Diploma of Tourism. Other areas of expertise include Apprentice Chefs (Commercial Cookery) and Regulatory training, both Australia wide and State of Queenstand.

CTA's lecturers are highly qualified, highly experienced and are experts in their respective fields.
CTA has an extensive client list including Hotels, Casinos and Government departments. These range from the smallest to the largest hospitality venues in Queensland, restaurant and catering franchises, major hotel groups, general businesses and small independent operators; the company generally has over 300 active clients in any 12 month period.

CTA delivers quality training to over 30,000 student lessons in hospitality each year to a wide range of hospitality clients, averaging around 1000 students per year. All of CTA's accredited training programs are recognised by several leading Australian Universities.

Bill Alexion, National Business Solutions Manager of CTA said the program "is an exciting adventure for CTA to embark on and we are keen to see Sri Lankan students embracing the opportunity to study in preparation for University life in Australia"

Senior Lecturer and General Manager of CTA, Jonathan Waller confirmed that "all of CTA's lecturers are qualified to train and assess students to National Australian Standards and create a pathway to further their education whilst enjoying an Australian lifestyle."

"The Diploma Program will be facilitated by certified CTA Lecturers in Sri Lanka over a period of 12 months. Students who complete a Diploma of Management, Business or Hospitality in Australia will go on to enjoy credit articulation into University Degrees and increased job opportunities."

- Australian College of Training & Employment (ACTE)
- Prime Learning
Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas: This partnership ensures that all course content and resource material used for our training will comply with AQTF guidelines. Most diploma level qualifications will have 8 units except for Hospitality, which would comprise of 36 units including practical placements. Students will be assessed on completion of each unit. These assessments will be subsequently validated in Australia by the respective Registered Training Organizations. Students will be then awarded certificates on successful completion in Australia under the AQTF guidelines to meet with Australian certification and AQTF guidelines. Entry requirements for students to enroll for a Diploma will be 2 or 3 advanced level (A/Level) passes.
ACHL will offer in the first stage:
" Diploma of Management
" Diploma of Business
" Advanced Diploma of Management
" Diploma of Hospitality
" Diploma of Accounting
" Diploma of Project Management
ACHL will also have degree level qualifications and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) as part of their scope in the future.

Lecturers, Tutors and Trainers: All lecturers will be accredited by the Registered Training Organizations to meet the requirements under the (AQTF) Australian Quality Training Framework . They will also have to meet very high standards as required by the Registered Training Organization to train and lecture and they will be required to sit a Training and Assessment examination prior to being approved for training. When successful, they will be certified by the RTO. In addition, ACHL policy for engaging lecturers will be based on qualifications, experience and their ability to deliver effectively to their students. This would assure all students that they will be lectured by a very high quality panel of lecturers.

ACHL has partnered with Wesley College for use of their Campus: Classes will be held at Wesley College.

'FUTURE READY' - Your Pathway to Study in Australia: Is a unique program that ACHL has designed to assist students' with creating a pathway to study in Australia. ACHL has arrangements in place for students who successfully complete our Diplomas, that these qualifications will be recognised by Griffith University.

ACHL students with 3 A Levels plus ACHL Diploma would gain advanced standing (credit) as determined by the Griffith University Credit Office into a Bachelors program at the University.
ACHL students with 2 A Levels plus 1 year ACHL Diploma would gain entry into a first year Bachelors program at the University. ACHL has arrangements in place with Griffith University to assist such students with their enrolment.

ACHL could also assist students with their enrolment, who are looking at studying in Australia in a Bachelors program. For students who are looking at an opportunity to study in Australia for a Certificate or Diploma level, studying at a TAFE will be ideal for these students. ACHL has arrangements with two leading TAFE institutes in Queensland and will be able to assist these students with their enrolment.
- Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE (MSIT) - CRICOS Provider Code: 02007K
- South Bank Institute of Technology (SBIT) - CRICOS Provider Code: 03020E
Areas of study are Engineering, Nursing, Dental Science, Information Technology, Graphic Design, and Screen and Media. Information is available on other courses too.

CRICOS Provider Code: 00233E
Griffith University is a highly ranked institution as per world rankings as well as Australian rankings. Griffith is a young and dynamic university with a focus on issues of global importance and has established a reputation as one of the nation's leading universities. With 5 campuses positioned in Queensland's fastest growing area, the Brisbane-Gold Coast corridor, the University caters for more than 43,000 students, including more than 11,000 international students from 123 countries. Griffith is Australia's 8th largest higher education provider.

More than 3,000 staff includes outstanding teachers and researchers as well as administrative staff across the University to support your Griffith experience.

Since opening its doors in 1975, Griffith University has come to be regarded as one of Australia's most innovative tertiary institutions and one of the most influential universities in the Asia-Pacific region.
Griffith offers more than 300 degrees in: arts, languages and criminology; business; education; engineering and information technology; environment, planning and architecture; environment and public policy; health; law; music; science; visual and creative arts. Work-integrated learning enhances student learning experiences, producing work-ready graduates who can make a real contribution to their local and international communities.

Griffith offers a distinctive learning experience that fosters global perspectives in all of its students - from a curriculum engaged with international issues, to staff and student exchanges abroad, and hosting renowned scholars from around the world. Griffith has developed close partnerships with more than 230 partner universities, many of which are world leaders.

ACHL is committed to the success and achievement of their students. On enrolment, each student will be assessed on a one-on-one basis and provided with an Individual Learning Plan (ILP). This contact will enable ACHL to assist students on a personal basis on their individual strengths and weaknesses to ensure that students get the maximum attention from their respective lecturers/tutors. ACHL will ensure - at all times - that they offer high quality education that will be delivered by qualified and highly trained and certified lecturers. ACHL will ensure that their students attain a very high level of success.

With their future expansion plans, most students in every town and city in Sri Lanka will have the opportunity to be part of ACHL. Part of the ACHL culture will be to provide an exciting atmosphere with sporting, cultural, and social activities. ACHL will also conduct personality development programs to ensure that the institute produces a batch of exemplary students - 'Our College is our Students!'
All are welcome to join us for the ACHL Launch and Open Day. Entry is Free. Information on our Diplomas will be available and representatives from our Australian Education Partners - Jonathan Waller (General Manager, CTA) and Bill Alexion (National Business Solutions Manager, CTA) will be on hand to answer your questions and provide you with required information. Information to 'Study in Australia' will also be available.

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