Australian Cruise Academy has an agreement with Australian & Pacific Cruise Lines to place students aboard for arrange of hospitality/care services training programs and for Maritime Students seeking supervised Seatime internship coursework.
International students can be admitted under an Australian Marine Crew VISA (Subclass 988 - trainee crew) to the ACA Cruise Programs. They can visit Australia while the ship remains in Australian waters but they are not permitted to work or study in Australia. They can enter Australia on a travel visa to join the ship for their studies. All ACA Study programs are presented onboard the ships. The APCL cruise ships are foreign registered.
ACA Ocean Cruise Experience Scholarship holders, sponsored by APCL join the ships on their regular cruise schedule, in the first instant, Melbourne, Hobart or Adelaide and depart the cruise at the same port.
ACA Academy Masters guide and supervise students onboard, on onshore excursions and bus tours. ACA Academy Masters are all qualified and have worked with children accreditation.
Bookings are welcome from Individuals, small groups and school class groups. SMS Message your expressions of interest in these scholarships including your email address, to 0418 836 137. OR Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a request to join a cruise with a standard Job application letter format.
This ship is the first of the APCL ships to arrive in Australia, expected in February 2022 as soon as the Australian ports are open for international cruise ships. For the first season, the ship will operate regular Australian Coastal cruises between Geelong, Tasmania and South Australia. Other ships are expected to arrive later and will extend the cruise itineraries along the eastern coast and into the Pacific Islands. All ships of the APCL fleet will offer ACA student scholarships.
The APCL scholarship provides concession cruise fares for ACA students. ACA College Academy Masters manage all scholarship holders in the exclusive ACA cabin deck which is not accessible by the crew or other passengers. Student accommodation is in multi-share cabins. Teachers are welcome to enrol with their students.
The Australian accredited curriculum offered is focused on cruise hospitality, care services, and supervised maritime student seatime course requirements, however, special group packages can be negotiated for specific study programs.
SMS Message your expressions of interest in these scholarships including your email address, to 0418 836 137. OR Email email@example.com with a request to join a cruise with a standard Job application format.
"VOCATIONAL PLACEMENT" REGULATIONS UNDER AUSTRALIAN FAIR WORK LAWS:
Internships that are vocational in nature, assessed, supervised and are a learning experience, meet the definition of a "vocational placement" under the Fair Work Act. Therefore, it is a lawful unpaid learning experience whereby the student can apply the skills and knowledge from their training provider:
to a professional workplace (onboard commercial ships - supervised by ship's officers.)
These programs are acceptable internships as they are a legal and structured framework based on a course, which the students are completing for credit.
ACA cooperates with the Owners and crew of our host cruise ships to ensure that our internships meet all the requirements of the Fair Work Act. All our associate cruise ships are foreign-registered. We can admit students from any nation to our Cruise Intern programs. Foreign students can visit Australia when in port with a Marine Crew Visa but they must return to the ship when it leaves port. Australian students will need an Australian Passport with Marine Crew Visa to enrol and enable them to go ashore at foreign ports of call.
Students are under the supervision of an ACA Academy Master for the performance of the required training and logged industry experience as part of their internships. Students will work with ship's crew members for their regular cruise ship roster as part of their enrolment agreement with ACA Academy. As part of their continuing accredited training for extension certificates, we have arranged for our students to undertake a normal ship's crew roster mentored by ship's crew members in their regular tasks as part of the student intern agreement.
The Cruise Company agreement with ACA Academy provides considerably reduced Cruise Fares based on "evidence of need" to assist students with Academy Internship and accommodation fees.
There is neither suggestion nor intent of offer of employment from either the Academy or the Cruise company in the enrolment agreement. However, this does not preclude either the Academy or the Cruise Company from such an offer.
PRE-ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Intern's responsibility to provide documented evidence of:
INDUCTION TRAINING ON FIRST ENTRY TO SHIP:
EXTENSION CERTIFICATES TRAINING: -
As negotiated on enrolment OR as an extension of time onboard, there will be an opportunity to gain extra certificate level qualifications in maritime (EG Coxswain 1) to operate the smaller ship's boats for excursions, tours, and adventure activities guide. These units of competency will be from the Outdoor Recreation training package.
Tourism, Hospitality, and Care Services students will gain their industry experience under the general supervision of the Academy Master and their delegate crew member mentors They will participate in all activities associated with the hotel functions onboard the vessel.
As a negotiated skills extension training, there will be an opportunity to gain extra certificate level qualifications in maritime (Coxswain 1) to operate the smaller ship's boats for excursions, tours, and adventure activities guide. These units of competency will be from the Outdoor Recreation training package.
ACA Academy provides essential University entry requirement English coaching. It is expected the student will gain a score of at least 6.5 on the IELTS test. The best way to learn English is to spend time with English-speaking people and to participate in English language reading and writing. A range of these opportunities will be available on the ships with language teachers and in communication with other students and the ship's passengers. ACA Academy expects all students to maintain a regular daily journal, in English, of relevant activities undertaken while onboard. This journal will be co-signed by the Principal and the Captain.
All students from Maritime training colleges (small boat Coxswain/Engine driver - - - > Advanced Diploma, Master Unlimited/Chief Engineer) are required to undertake quite extensive "Supervised Sea Time" to complete their qualifications. Most Maritime training Colleges provide a "Task Book" to be completed during their sea time as required coursework. Using a Supervised Task Book reduces the required Sea Time by 50%. ACA Academy offers volunteer enrolled students Supervised Logbook Seatime scholarships for maritime students of other maritime colleges.
ACA Academy student conditions apply for Lower level qualifications, both deck and Engineer (Cert 2 Coxswain ->12m TO Cert.4 Master/Engineer ->35m). Seatime industry experience at these levels requires a wide range of activities onboard the ship.
The ship's Captain may invite senior-level students to share accommodation in the officer's quarters. (Diploma = Various Master/Mate roles, Engineer 3 /watchkeeper OR Advanced Diploma = Master Unrestricted, Engineer 1)
The Captain will delegate members of the ship's crew to supervise their industry task book requirements. and sign the log books after satisfactory completion.
It is well recognized by industry that documented evidence of real work experience beyond completion of certificates and diplomas is the real evidence of competency required by employers. ACA requires interns to maintain a personal log of all relevant experiences during their internships. This log is countersigned and attested to as true evidence of experience and forms part of the ACA Internship Parchment. For most students, this folder is of greater value than the qualifications parchment itself.
There are a range of scholarships available and are subject to an interview with the Principal.
Potential interns are invited to contact the Principal by email, firstname.lastname@example.org using a job interview style application including their strengths and reasons for requesting consideration of a student scholarship placed on the Australian Cruise Academy ships. The dot point letter format is good.
Put your best bid forward in your letter of application. Make it brief and to the point.
ACA College has an agreement with Australian & Pacific Cruise Lines to place Maritime students as ACA students aboard the company Cruise ships for their rostered Logbook or Task Book "Seatime" training. Seatimers enter the Designated training ship as trainees, not passengers and not crew. Foreign students will require an Australian Marine Crew Visa.
The Sea Time Day on a cruise ship averages 40 hours per week over 7 days. All "Days" onboard are counted as Seatime Days. This includes rest days.
ACA Seatime Scholarship holders are required to attend Training Logbook work tasks for approximately 50% of their work time (average 20 hrs PW). This time will be supervised by the ship's officers and signed off by the captain or the supervising officer. This time is a requirement of the International Maritime Certificate of competency.
The other 50% of their scholarship time onboard (20hrs PW) will be rostered tasks associated with the various functions on board the ship including proper maintenance of the student accommodation deck and facilities. These tasks will be supervised by the ACA Academy masters in association with the ship's staff. In general, they are part of the Hotel function of the ship but may include other deck or engineering tasks. This contribution of your student volunteer time to the ship compensates the ship for the value of the seatime mentoring & supervision by the officers and hospitality staff.
ACA College scholarship holders are offered a discounted cruise berth fare, negotiated with the Principal on enrollment. This amount is invoiced and payable fortnightly in advance.
A student emergency deposit of $5,000 is payable by berth renters on enrolment, to the Principal's trust account to be used to cover any emergency expenses and to ensure a safe return to home and family if necessary. The principal will drawdown in this fund as necessary and it must be returned to the original amount in the next fortnightly fare invoice. The amount remaining in this student's trust account will b returned on Graduation.
The Emergency deposit is not required for long term seatimers who take up the College Loan Licence to Occupy (LLtO) investment option. This option to use capital instead of paying rent provides an overall saving in fees. The LLtO can be sold to other students on completion of seatime.
The student share cabin accommodation is in a secure ACA cabin deck, supervised by ACA Academy Masters and not accessible by the crew or other passengers. Student berths are in share cabins.
Single student cabin occupancy arrangements may be negotiated.
In this ACA scholarship agreement, there is no offer or intent of employment. It is a fee for service to students to complete their qualifications.
In the event that a person does not wish to share the Academy Scholarship arrangement, including share cabins and rostered chores, "Seatime Supervision" is available to "Bridge Deck Passengers" paying passenger fares together with an extra "Searime Supervision" fee for the time required for an officer to supervise the required 20 hours per week "Task Book Supervision". These fares are negotiated with the principal.
Australia & Pacific Cruise Lines hosts ACA College Students as interns. Australian Cruise Academy is a campus of ACA College. It has negotiated with the cruise line to contract with Interns to volunteer as ACA members within the hotel service of the ship under a special industry training experience scholarship Contract. Both the ACA and the Ship's Captain will sign statements of coursework experience on the ship.
Reduced Fare Intern Scholarships.
The ship owners appreciated the assistance interns provide to the ship's operation and are pleased to offer reduced cruise fares and have the ship's crew assist interns in the experiences. Interns provide volunteer work related to the level of their qualifications and skills. These internship contracts are negotiated with the Principal on enrolment.
ACA Scholarship holders will work full shift rosters as coursework interns under the supervision of the ship's hospitality crew managers within a range of hospitality activities to gain wide industry experience according to their current training focus. ACA Scholarship students enter the ship as "Special Persons", are subject to the direction and supervision of their Academy Master and ship's officers in their coursework experience.
ACA-College discipline and procedures apply. Students are not part of the crew of the ship and are not passengers. There is neither offer nor intent of offer of employment to ACA students by the cruise ship or the Academy after completion of their Intern Scholarship contract, however, this does not prevent the cruise company or the Academy from offering employment thereafter. We are always looking for high-quality staff.
Cruise ships contain all hotel functions. While Hospitality students may have a specific focus within their basic qualifications, the ACA internship provides industry experience in all hotel services within the ship to ensure the best possible employment opportunities after completion of the internship. As a registered training provider, ACA can provide extension units of competency for interns to enhance their kitbag of competencies during their internship.
Extra Course fees apply for training in extension units. There is no limit to the duration of the internship, subject to a good report from supervisors and continuing contribution to the scholarship donations from the student's sponsor.
DGR Scholarship Fund donations are required to assist the student. The Academy has established a DGR Scholarship fund to assist students to gain industry experience. During enrolment with Academy for Internship, you or your sponsor agree to donate a contribution to the ACA Scholarship fund according to an agreement with the principal on enrolment. The Intern may remain with the ship under their volunteer contract as long as these donations are paid fortnightly in advance and the volunteer is of the good report with the ship's officers. Part of these donations provides Volunteer work injury insurance.
Conditions of cruise scholarship volunteers Students are provided with passenger cabins onboard the ship and all meals according to their scholarship agreement with the Academy Principal. A range of cabin amenity options is offered. According to the ship's housekeeper, volunteers are required to maintain their cabin and berths to ship hospitality standards who will make regular inspections. Subject to direction from the ship's Purser, volunteers dine with guests, with the ship's crew, or another dining arrangement.
Students may share the common passenger spaces and facilities during the off-duty time, subject to always displaying their Academy Student Name badge. Students are reminded to maintain a good report with the ship's officers at all times.
Application for graduate Internship placement
You can request your College to arrange Industry Placement for you and your students to cruise with us on our Cruise Ships. Our ships have all the normal hotel functions AND MORE. The experience for your students will be unique.
Phone Principal Capt. Bouc on 0418 836 137 or email below to arrange your placement.
We also offer student berths for industry placement from other RTO's. Speak to your training manager.
All hospitality staff onboard cruise ships must have ship guiding skills to assist passengers.
All cruise ships offer shore tour excursions. Tour guiding is part of the excursions.
Cruise ship dining rooms operate at the 5-star service level. This is the place to gain your table service skills to a very high-performance level.
Daily cabin (hotel room) service is one of the most important jobs on cruise ships, hotels, and motels. Good, friendly room service and cleaning are highly valued by clients and management. They are usually the source of information for the client and the feedback link between clients and management. This can be a good part-time job in any hospitality facility.
Responsible service of alcohol is an essential skill set for any hospitality worker. Include this skill in your certificate.
Commercial Coxswain Grade 1 certificate is required to operate lifeboats. This certificate is adequate to operate most small commercial boats associated with holiday resorts. Include it as part of your Cruise Holidays Certificate.
All maritime Qualifications require substantial "Sea Time" experience
All maritime Qualifications require substantial "Sea Time" experience
We admit both Australian and International students as "special persons" to our full range of internship programs. Enrolment can be accepted from students at Cert. 4 or Diploma level. Our focus is on Tourism, Hospitality, Care Services, and Maritime Seatime experience.
There is no limit to the time necessary to achieve the accreditation required competency in the tasks in the ACA student training programs. Competency is not a function of time on the task.
Internship scholarship can last as long as is required for the students to gain competency so long as students' contributions to scholarship continue. Parchments indicate assessed competency, not experience time on tasks. Students need signed log experience time to build the strength of their resumes.
As a condition to the intern scholarship, all students with the Academy will participate in the ship's operation. The general time expectation is a standard ship's watch working with and helping a crew mentor in their specific tasks. This is a normal working week onboard a ship and times are noted as industry experience in student course reporting.
ACA provides student work experience insurance for interns. Ordinary Cruise travel insurance should also be held by all interns.
There is no implied offer or expectation of future employment with either The Academy or Australian Pacific Cruise Lines. However, this does not preclude such an offer from being made by either.
Academy Masters are responsible to both the Academy Principal and the Ship's Captain to provide management of the students and their relationship with the ship's crew and commercial passengers. Students are not permitted to enter Crew spaces or Passenger cabins except when they are under the mentoring supervision of a crew member.
Students will wear ACA ship's student uniforms and name badges at all times when on rostered duty.
Quality casual clothes and name badges must be worn in the ship's public spaces during student leisure time.
During student free time, students sharing a cabin are required to main the safety and cleanliness of their cabin and their personal bed space to the satisfaction of their academy masters.
Rostered teams are also required to main the standards of the Academy space on the ships as required by their Academy masters. The expectations are high.
All students, 18 years or older seeking a scholarship with Australian Cruise Academy, are required to make an application for scholarship enrolment. A simple letter of application to the Principal, in a format similar to a job application, identifying their training strengths and reasons why the internship scholarship is requested. These reasons should indicate a specific career future expectation.
Applications are accepted from both Australian and foreign students for entry at a study level supported by their previous experience and qualifications on the understanding that the scholarship is an accredited extension of their training programs and not a volunteer work situation. Student graduates at Cert. 4 or Diploma level can be admitted to an internship.
The ACA scholarship provides financial assistance. All students are expected to make a financial donation to the ACA DGR Scholarship fund that pays for their accommodation. These contributions negotiated with the Principal are similar to onshore residential student boarding fees and emergency bond funds. They are an addition to their coursework fees.
The Australian student visa subclass 500 accepts our Certificate for the 20-week ELICOS Australian Cruise Academy program with an IELTS Test score of 4.5 or higher. Australian Cruise Academy will admit students with an international travel visa from any country.
Once accepted to our 20-week ELICOS course we will ask you to obtain an Australian Marine Crew Visa, a simple online application. This will permit you to enter Australia during ship visits but you must return to the ship before departure.
You may like to obtain an Australian Visitor Visa which will permit you to holiday but not work or study in Australia.
Australia is a country full of promises for its residents and migrants. This is mainly because of its strong economy as well as the fact that it provides its citizens with every basic right. Australia supports its people to excel and prosper in life. One of the very fundamental rights Australia provides to its people is quality education. This is not limited to Australian students, but international students from different parts of the planet can also come to Australia and be part of our student life.
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