Undertake a full-time study load
As per Student Visa conditions, international students must maintain a full-time study load that normally consists of a minimum of 20 hours per week during the study period. Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes or workshops, otherwise risk academic failure.
Students must attend classes Monday to Friday.
Maintain satisfactory academic progress
All students at Danford College must observe the rules and policies governing satisfactory academic course progress. Students who do not achieve satisfactory academic progress may be reported to the Department of Home Affairs, which may then lead to the cancellation of a student’s Visa.
Under the ESOS legislation, unsatisfactory academic progress is defined as being deemed to be not yet competent in more than 50% of units in any two consecutive study periods (one study period equals one term).
At Danford College, a result of not yet competent in more than 50% of units in one study period will trigger a review of academic progress and an intervention strategy.
Pay tuition fees on time
Your Student Visa requires you to maintain sufficient funds to support yourself and to pay for your studies in Australia.
If you do not pay your tuition fees on time, Danford College may cancel your enrolment and notify the Department of Home Affairs for further action.
Notify us if there is a change of address
Upon arriving in Australia, you must advise Danford College of your new residential address and telephone number. You must also inform us of any subsequent changes to your residential address.
Students are responsible to ensure that their residential address details are always up-to-date with Danford College’s records. This is part of your Student Visa conditions and is a vital requirement of the ESOS legislation.
Should you breach a Student Visa condition in relation to your attendance or academic performance, Danford College may then send a warning letter to your residential address.
Under the Data Provision Requirements 2012, Danford College is required to collect personal information about you and to disclose that personal information to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd (NCVER). Your personal information (including the personal information contained on this enrolment form and your training activity data) may be used or disclosed by Danford College for statistical, regulatory and research purposes.
Danford College may disclose your personal information for these purposes to third parties, including:
- School – if you are a secondary student undertaking VET, including a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship;
- Employer – if you are enrolled in training paid by your employer;
- Commonwealth and State or Territory government departments and authorised agencies;
- Organisations conducting student surveys; and
Personal information disclosed to NCVER may be used or disclosed for the following purposes:
- Issuing a VET Statement of Attainment or VET Qualification, and populating Authenticated VET Transcripts;
- facilitating statistics and research relating to education, including surveys;
- understanding how the VET market operates, for policy, workforce planning and consumer information; and
- administering VET, including program administration, regulation, monitoring and evaluation.
You may receive an NCVER student survey which may be administered by an NCVER employee, agent or third party contractor. You may opt out of the survey at the time of being contacted. NCVER will collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), the VET Data Policy and all NCVER policies and protocols (including those published on NCVER’s website at www.ncver.edu.au)
Use of Personal Information
To meet our obligations under the ESOS Act and the National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018, Danford College must collect information through the Application Form (or other forms) and during your enrolment. This is to ensure that you follow the conditions of your Student Visa and your obligations under Australian immigration laws.
Information collected about you can be provided, in certain circumstances, to the Australian Government and designated authorities and, if relevant, the Tuition Assurance Scheme and the ESOS Assurance Fund Manager.
Complaints & Appeals
Complaints and Appeals can relate to academic and non-academic matters and the process is available to all staff and students of Danford College. There is no charge for Danford College Complaints and Appeals process.
Students may also opt for an external appeal through the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman. Danford College Complaints and Appeals Policy does not limit the rights of individuals to take action under Australia’s Consumer Protection Laws.
Danford College seeks to continuously provide a high-quality education and training environment that is safe, fair, and free from discrimination, in which all are encouraged to strive for excellence and fulfil their potential. The resolution process will therefore focus on a rapid re-establishment of good educational working relationships and positive outcomes.
For more information about Danford College policies and procedures, plus all downloadable forms, see Danford Policies