Education Services for Overseas Students Framework
The Australian Government welcomes international students studying in Australia, and in so doing has established National Standards and legislative regulations under the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Framework to ensure good educational services; and the safety and well-being of students. All providers must be registered and accredited to offer educational programs and services to international students and are required to comply with the National Standards and regulations to reassure students and parents. Please refer to the ESOS Framework available at https://internationaleducation.gov.au/regulatoryinformation/pages/regulatoryinformation.aspx.
Accommodation Support and Welfare of Students
The Department of Home Affairs has established requirements for the care of international students under the age of 18 not living with their parent or guardian. Regulations include a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) arrangement to be provided to the student on enrolment. The Anglican Schools Commission (ASC) International provides students with Homestay arrangements in accordance with these standards. Prospective students are required to provide details of suitable arrangements being in place in order to obtain a visa and ASC will assist students with homestay arrangements, where required, through a commercial arrangement with the approved homestay providers. Students are required to request approval from ASC International prior to any change of residential address. Failure to do so causes the student to be in breach of their Visa conditions. A student may request a Homestay transfer by contacting the ASC International Student Support and Welfare Coordinator at email@example.com.
Fee Schedule and Refund Policy
Fees and Refund Policy are shown on the Letter of Offer. Fees are subject to change with notice.
Student Visa conditions require students’ attendance to be monitored. Students who do not achieve a minimum of 80% attendance in any semester are in breach of their Visa conditions and may be reported to DIBP. Students reported to DIBP are at great risk of having their Visa cancelled.
Privacy and Publicity Policy
The ASC, ASC International and the ASC Schools maintain students’ personal information for the purpose of adhering to its responsibilities. This information will not be disclosed to others, unless required by law or unless authorised by a student 18 years and older; or by a parent of students under 18 years.
I/We understand and agree that the ASC, ASC International and the ASC Schools may identify my name, any images and achievements or awards captured during my term of enrolment for the use of promotional material published. Students will not be entitled to any fee for the use of such images and information. If students or parents do not agree to the use of such photographic material and information, they must advise the International Admissions Registrar via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deferral and Suspension of Study
Students applying to defer, suspend or arrange formal absence must do so in writing and provide third party evidence to support their application. A completed application will be considered, and a decision communicated, within two working days. Circumstances affecting the conditions of a student’s Visa need to be registered with DIBP.
Grievances and Appeals Policy
ASC International and the ASC Schools will make every effort to resolve any enquiry raised by a student or parent. In the event that a concern continues, it is our obligation and commitment to assist with a formal appeal at no cost to the student. The process is designed so as not to disrupt the student’s studies.
ASC International strongly value parent and student partnership and welcome and encourage enquiries at any time. For a confidential discussion please contact the International Admissions Registrar via email email@example.com.
Cancellation or Transfer of Study
Students advising cancellation or transfer of enrolment shall do so with notice in writing to the International Admissions Registrar via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The notice is to provide a reason for cancellation and details of an intended alternate School. The application will be processed and notification of altered details provided to DIBP. Any refund of fees will be calculated from the date that the written notice is received by the International Admissions Registrar, as per ASC International’s Refund Policy.
All conditions above are available in full at www.ascinternational.wa.edu.au/policies