The National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students (National Code 2007) requires UNE to demonstrate compliance with the National Code 2007 at the point of CRICOS registration and throughout its CRICOS registration period.
This compliance requirement also applies to students enrolled in courses delivered in association with another provider where UNE is the registered provider. UNE is responsible for breaches of the National Code, whatever the nature of its contractual or other arrangements with another provider.
This policy applies to all on campus international students at UNE and the English Language Centre as per Standard 7 of the National Code 2007. UNE is required to assess requests from international students for a transfer between registered providers prior to the student completing six months of their principal course of study.
(1) Not knowingly enrol a student wishing to transfer from another registered provider's course prior to the student completing six months of their principal course of study except where:
(2) Have and implement a documented student transfer request assessment policy and procedure, which is available to staff and students. The policy must specify:
(3) Only consider granting a letter of release where the student has:
(4) If a transfer is granted, UNE must issue a letter of release at no cost to the student and must advise the student of the need to contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to seek advice on whether a new student visa is required.
(5) Where UNE does not grant a letter of release, the student must be provided with written reasons for refusing the request and must be informed of his or her right to appeal the decision in accordance with Standard 8 of the National Code (Complaints and Appeals).
(6) UNE must maintain records of all requests from students for a letter of release and the assessment of, and decision regarding the request, on the student's file.
(7) Students are restricted from transferring to another Australian education provider if they have not yet completed six calendar months of study in their principal program at UNE, unless:
(8) Students who wish to transfer before they have completed six calendar months of study in their principal program for reasons other than those listed under clause 7 (a-d), must apply to the Manager, International Services and Compliance, UNE International for a Release Letter.
(9) UNE will acknowledge receipt of a student's transfer request and commence processing the request within five working days.
(10) Should a request for release be refused the student is able to appeal the decision through UNE's appeal processes outlined in the International Student Appeals policy.
(11) Students who wish to transfer after they have completed six calendar months of study in their principal program, can do so freely.
(12) UNE does not enrol students who have not yet completed six calendar months of study in their principal program at another registered provider except where:
(13) UNE will allow students to transfer between UNE teaching locations provided:
(14) CRICOS — Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students- Registry of providers of nationally recognised training to overseas students who have Australian student visas.
(15) DIBP — Department of Immigration and Border Protection-The purpose of DIBP is to 'build Australia's future through the well-managed movement and settlement of people'.
(16) ESOS — Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000-The ESOS Act sets out the legal framework governing delivery of education to overseas students studying in Australia on a student visa.
(17) Letter of Release - Letter granted by a Provider to allow a student to transfer from one institution to another.
(18) National Code 2007 - National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students.
(19) Registered Provider -The process whereby a provider is recommended by a designated authority for registration under the ESOS Act to provide a specified course in that state to overseas students.
(20) Transfer - Movement of a student on an Australian student visa between registered Providers.