We understand that the first few days of your tertiary education can be quite intimidating. To ease you into the course, a structured orientation program is the first session that you will attend. In this session, you will get all the information regarding your course, assignments, policies and procedures etc. This session also gives you an opportunity to meet our faculty and other staff. This is also an excellent opportunity to meet your classmates and develop lasting friendships.
Things to bring on the Orientation day
Your letter of offer
A copy of your visa (Only for International Students)
What happens on my first day?
On your first day you will:
Have an official welcome session with seniors
Meet the academic and support staff
Meet your fellow students
Have your photograph clicked for issuing of student ID card
Have a campus tour
Learn how to access your Student Portal
Get familiar with your Student Handbook
Get your OSHC Policy card
Update your emergency contact details
Get your class timetable
Get your student ID Card issued
Learn about policies and procedures
Learn about the attendance policy
Learn about complaints and appeals procedures
Get the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have
What else should I do in my first week?
You should use your first week as a student at the campus to familiarize yourself with:
Your timetable, your class teacher and classmates
The neighbourhood and the local area around the campus
Facilities such as the public library, public transport options (trains and buses), shopping centers, restaurants, cafes, and local medical center
The Library and online resources
If you are unable to attend your Orientation Day, please request for an IHNA Orientation Pack to be sent to you.
Additional support services are available by contacting: 1800 22 52 83.
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Mr Bijo KunnumpurathFounder and Acting Chief Executive Officer
With a passion for education, entrepreneurship, and technology he’s been able to shape the vision of IHNA. Equipped with a Master’s in Business Administration and qualified in Mechanical Engineering, Bijo has had extensive project management and business management experience. He’s used this experience to enable new and innovative programs to push the envelope for career-focused healthcare training. Bijo has worked worldwide and has had the opportunity to be a well-respected and prominent community figure in Australia, Malaysia, and India. As the acting CEO of IHNA, he oversees and manages the operational activities, systems, and policy implementation of the organisation. He’s also a member of GAICD (Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors) and currently pursuing a PhD in Corporate Governance in the Educational Sector at Swinburne University.
Dr Chandana HewegeNon-Executive Director
With a dedication to teaching, research, and industry consultancy he’s published over 45 referred research and conference papers and. Dr Hewege holds a PhD in Management, a Master of Business Administration Degree, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Honours. He’s well-regarded on a wide spectrum of research areas including corporate social responsibility, management controls of transitional economies, marketing, logistics, international business, and research methodology. Dr Hewege has also accumulated over 20 years of teaching experience on undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Australia and internationally.
Professor Anthony WelchIndependent Non-Executive Director
Led by a deep passion for nursing, Professor Chair has held a number of positions in both the private and public sectors of the healthcare industry in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong. These positions include Hospital Manager, Director of Nursing, Deputy Director of Nursing, Senior Supervisor, Unit Manager, Principal Educator, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Director of Post-Graduate Studies. He’s also been a foundation member of two Schools of Nursing in Australia and is currently working at Central Queensland University as Assistant Dean Community Engagement, School of Nursing and Midwifery.
Ms Svetlana JohnsonIndependent Non-Executive Director
With over 20 years’ experience, Svetlana’s professional career has been extensive and varied in the fields of accounting, consulting, internal audit, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) positions. She has a substantial amount of experience in all areas of business and in particular driving process improvement and business optimisation. Some of Svetlana’s industry experience is in legal practice, professional services, retail, and hospitality. Her Board and Committee experience includes the Australian Legal Practice Management Association as Victorian Treasurer for over 5 years.
Mr Pankaj PatelChief Financial Officer
With more than 20 years of experience in the field of accounting and finance, Pankaj has experience across financial reporting, taxation, and auditing, with established skills in corporate finance, financial analysis, taxation, accounting, and auditing. He holds Bachelor of Commerce and is also a Certified Public Accountant (AUS) and Chartered Accountant (India). Pankaj has been working with the HCI Group for over eight years and is responsible for managing financial aspects of the entire group.
Dr Shisir ManandharAcademic Director and Research Innovation & Technology Manager
Dedication to innovation and technology, Dr Shisir is a senior researcher and academic specialising in ICT and innovation policy with a strong track record of serving the Australian tertiary education for over five years. He heads Heathovation, an HCI subsidiary dedicated to the latest technologies and collaborative tools in the design and delivery of healthcare education. Dr Shisir leads multi-disciplinary research on the design, development, delivery, execution, and evaluation of cutting-edge ICT technologies to improve tertiary education systems and healthcare service delivery. His professional affiliations include: Australian Computer Society (ACS), Centre for ICT for Development, Nepal (ICT4D) and Nepal Research and Education Network (NREN).