Student Visa Extension
Students must submit an application for visa extension before their current visa expires.
Please contact your Program Officer and request a CoE extension letter. This is forwarded to the ESOS Student Compliance Unit who will process your request and issue a CoE extension if approved.
Visa extensions are subject to approval by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).
Students complete a new COE application by completing a Visa Extension application online at the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) website. www.immi.gov.au.
If lodging a paper copy application students must lodge their student Visa application up to one month prior to their current visa expiry date. This is to avoid delays in mail or loss of documentation and becoming unlawful in Australia.
Maintaining Satisfactory Attendance
Under the provisions of the ESOS Act and the National Code, ELICOS and International Foundation students must, as a condition of their Student Visa, maintain a minimum rate of 80% attendance over their course of study. If attendance falls below 80% and it is clear that the student will not be able to reach 80% by the end of the course, the University is required to report the student to DIAC
It is your responsibility to ensure that you attend all classes and if you are unable to attend due to a compassionate or compelling reason you must provide supporting documents to the English Language Foundation Studies Centre immediately.
Your attendance will be monitored and as your attendance level decreases you will receive warning letters and then if you have not provided sufficient evidence of compassionate or compelling reasons you will be reported to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) and this may result in your Student Visa being cancelled.
If you are a student who has been granted a Leave of Absence (LOA) for compassionate or compelling reasons and you can not return to study on time you must contact the Language Centre or International Foundation Office to extend your LOA.
Under Standard 10 of the National Code 2007 providers must have procedures in place for Intervention of students who are at risk of failing to achieve satisfactory course progress.
The University identifies students who have failed 50% or more of courses in a term of study. This includes students who have I or S grades pending final results.
Students will be asked to meet with the ESOS Student Compliance Unit to identify if compassionate or compelling issues have occurred which have impacted on their results. These students will be referred to appropriate services which may be Staff members who may identify students are (however not limited to):
- International Student Support
- Program Officers
- Course Coordinators
- Program Convenors
- Heads of School
- Counselling Services
- Learning Development