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Open your internet browser and go to https://my.sit.ac.nz.

 

New Students

When logging into an on-campus PC for the first time, click on the key icon. For all other first-time logins, please visit https://reset.sit.ac.nz to setup your password.

Please note: When you first log in you will be prompted to change your password and set your password reset details. Please do so right away to avoid any disruptions to your system access. You cannot connect to the SIT- WIFI without changing your password from the default one.

 

Returning Students

Please note, your password will not have changed since the last time you were studying. If you cannot remember what it was, please use the password self-service link to reset it https://reset.sit.ac.nz

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The MySIT portal is the central location for SIT students to access all the resources required when studying at Southern Institute of Technology.

MySit

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Applications for the following year will start becoming available on the SIT website from mid-October onwards. 

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For all SIT computer problems Phone: 0800 748 435 (24/7 Helpdesk) Email: helpdesk@sit.ac.nz

 

When contacting the helpdesk, make sure you have your Student ID Number and your PC ID Number. The Helpdesk will give you a job reference number.
Please keep that job number for future correspondence.

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All work of others referred to in assignments must be referenced correctly using APA Referencing (within body text and in the reference list).

 

 

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Blackboard is where you can find information about your course.

 

In MYSIT, click on the blackboard tab to take you to your course information.

Once you have clicked on the Blackboard link you will be taken to your Activity Stream. Here you will find all the recent updates and upcoming events in your Blackboard courses.

On the left hand navigation panel, you will see a link labelled “Courses” (highlighted in the graphic). Click on this to view your current courses. Within each of these courses you will find your course content, assignments and learning resources.

 

In the “Organisations” area, you will find links for Blackboard help and Library information. The Blackboard help area is a great place to look for Blackboard specific information and tutorials, such as, how to submit assignments and how to view feedback. Visit the Library area to learn more about the library services available to you, tips and tricks for your assignments, APA referencing and more.

 

Blackboard

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You can support your partner’s work visa application if you are studying a Level 7 or 8 qualification provided the qualification is specified on the Long Term Skill Shortage List, or a Level 9 or 10 qualification. If your partner has dependent children, they will be eligible for fee-free primary and secondary schooling.

 

Please refer to Immigration New Zealand’s website for further information:

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/tools-and-information/support-family/student-visa-holder-supporting-visas-for-family

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  • Email
  • You have a SIT student email address, which you access on this icon. All communication
  • between you and your facilitator must be via your SIT email address.
  • You will also receive confirmation of assignment submissions and important notifications to this email address, so please ensure that you check it regularly.
  • One Drive
  • You get 1TB of free data storage on the cloud- based OneDrive. Click on the OneDrive icon to access
  • your storage area. More information about OneDrive can be found on the IT Services page.
  • Blackboard
  • This is where you will access all of your course materials, discussion boards, assignments and information on how to get started with Blackboard.
  • If you have problems logging onto Blackboard/Email please contact our IT Helpdesk - helpdesk@sit.ac.nz (0800 748 435). Remember to have your student ID number handy.
  • Office 365
  • This will take you to the Office 365 portal. From here you will have access to the full Microsoft Office suite. You can also download and install
  • the Office 365 suite free of charge for the duration of your study. You will need to use your SIT email to register.
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Conditions for withdrawal from a programme or course:

  1. Must be on the appropriate form
    1. Full time student: Withdrawal must be endorsed by the head of faculty
    2. Refund of fees: as per the table below
  2. Verbal notice to any staff member will not be accepted as an official notice of withdrawal from a programme or course
  3. If course fees have been paid from a student loan, any refund must be sent to StudyLink
  4. Refunds may take up to four weeks to process
  5. The following outlines refund entitlements:

Withdrawal policy

If you want to withdraw from your programme or course, you must formally withdraw by filling out a withdrawal form (available from your Enrolment information booklet or Administration). Withdrawal is confirmed from the date this form is received by Southern Institute of ​Technology.

 

 

Timing

Refund due

Administration fee

Academic record

 

 

Full time

10% or one month (whichever is the smaller) of the course date

Full

Nil

No academic Record

After the Designated Withdrawal period

Nil

Nil

Withdrawn (WD)

After 75% of course

Nil

Nil

Failure to complete Qualification

SIT2LRN Distance Students

10% or one month (whichever is the smaller) of the course date

Full

$50.00

No academic Record

After the Designated Withdrawal period

Nil

Nil

Withdrawn (WD)

After 75% of course

Nil

Nil

Failure to complete Qualification

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Please note: The following is a guide. Requirements for presenting assignments may vary according to the nature of the assignment or instructions given by individual tutors.

 

The SIT library has useful resources that assist with writing and specifically with writing essays and reports.

 

Cover Page
Some assignments require you to complete a cover page when submitting. If your assignment requires a cover page please ensure you include a page with your name, student ID, paper/unit standard code and submission date on it.

 

Contents Page
Assignments may include a “Contents” page detailing major material / information covered in the assignment with reference to the relevant page number.

  • The “Contents” heading should be typed in a clear font style (such as Times New Roman, Arial, Tahoma, etc.) font size 16 and centered
  • The contents list should be typed in font size 12
  • Where the assignment has a list of questions, the heading could be “Question 1”, “Question 2”, etc. or the question could be typed in full (if not too long)
  • The contents should include the following: 
    • Introduction, 
    • Assignment Questions Question 1, Question 2, etc. 
    • Conclusion
    • References (using APA Referencing) 
    • Appendices (if any).

Body Text
If the assignment consists of more than one question, start each question on a new page.

 

Font Colour
Black.

 

Font Style
All body text to be typed in a clear, neat font (such as Times New Roman, Arial, Tahoma, etc.) All typing should be regular font, unless wanting to make a specific point or quote, in which case, italics or bold can be used.

 

Font Size
All body text to be typed in size 12 font.

 

Text Alignment
All body text to be aligned using left alignment.

 

Spacing
Single or 1.5 spacing is to be used within paragraphs and double spacing between paragraphs.

 

Margins
Margins should be set at:

  • Top – 2.0cm
  • Bottom – 2.0cm
  • Left – 3.0 cm
  • Right – 2.5cm
  • Header – 1.0cm
  • Footer – 1.0cm

Paper Size
A4 Portrait except where tables are too large, in which case landscape can be used for that section only.

 

Page Borders
Pages should not have borders.

 

Printing, Photocopying, Binding, Collating
If you are required to submit a printed assignment, you may print this one-sided or double sided, except for the cover page (if required) which should be one-sided.
The assignment can be collated using a stapler, ring- binder, slide-binder, etc. as long as it is presented in a neat and tidy manner and is easy for the facilitator to read and mark.
Certificate in Interior Décor students’ work must be able to be photocopied. Please do not include fold-open flaps in presentations or attachments that exceed edges of A3 paper.

 

Headers and Footers
Headers and footers should appear on each page.

 

The header should contain student ID, surname and first name (centred) and a horizontal black line.

 

The footer consists of a horizontal black line, the name of the Paper and Assignment number on the left and page number on the right.

 

A clear, neat, regular font (such as Times New Roman, Arial, Tahoma, etc.) in size 10 or 12 should be used.

 

Page Numbering
All pages should be numbered (except the cover page).

 

Headings and Sub-headings
Main heading (question number and/or assignment question) – flush with left margin, size 14 font is to be used.

 

Sub-heading (if applicable) – flush with left margin, size 12 font is to be used.

 

Bullets (any style) may be used.

 

Diagrams, Tables, Figures
These should be labelled “Figure 1”, “Figure 2”, etc. throughout the assignment. These could be diagrams, tables, graphics etc. The label should be flush with the left margin in size 10 font in italics.

 

Referencing
SIT uses the APA referencing system. There are guides available on the SIT Library page on Blackboard.

 

Your list of references must appear on a new page, after the conclusion.

 

A complete list of references should appear under “References” after the assignment questions (and before the Appendices).
The heading “References” must be used.

 

The word “Bibliography” is used when referring to other books or articles that may have been read when doing research for the assignment, but these have not been cited.

 

Appendices
Appendices must appear at the end of your assignment. Appendices should only be included where relevant or if instructed to do so.

 

The Appendices should start with a section page entitled “Appendices” using font size 16 and both horizontally and vertically centred.

 

Each appendix should be numbered “Appendix 1’, “Appendix 2”, etc. on the top right-hand corner in font size 12 or 14.

 

Appendices do not have a header, footer or page number.

 

References
American Psychological Association. (1995) Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) Washington D.C. Author.

 

SIT Operations and Quality Management System, No QM 4.3    4-1 (2009) Blackboard Safe Assignment Student User Manual (2009)
 

 

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