The purpose of this policy is to provide framework for dealing with unsatisfactory course progress and taking
remedial actions for international participants. This policy also ensures that international participants maintain satisfactory course progress throughout the duration of their enrolment.
This policy applies to all international participants enrolled to study at Australian Institute of English (AIOE).
As a “registered provider” under the Education Services for Overseas Participants Act 2000 (ESOS Act) AIOE is
bound by that Act and subsequent Education Services for Overseas Participants Regulations 2001 and the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Participants
2007 (National Code). Under the guidance and framework provided by these Acts, Regulations and Codes, the AIOE will conduct all course progress requirements ethically, honestly and with fairness to all parties.
Standard 10 of the National Code 2007 requires that registered providers systematically monitor participants’ course progress. Registered providers are proactive in notifying and counselling participants who are at risk of failing to meet their course progress requirements. Registered providers report participants, under section 19 of the ESOS Act, who have breached the course progress requirements.
The monitoring of course progress allows AIOE to comply with its obligation under the National Code in particular, Standard 9 (Completion within the expected duration of study) and Standard 10 (Monitoring course progress), in respect of Student Visa holders. Standard 8 allows participants to use a fair and inexpensive complaints and appeals process to justify their poor course progress. It also enables them to get assistance from an independent external body if needed.
During the academic counseling sessions the student will also be advised:
This policy covers all international participants studying at AIOE. This policy is available to participants and staff by way of the college website(s) and through student/staff orientation handbooks.
This policy will be reviewed as part of the College’s one-year policy review cycle or as required by regulatory changes.
|Unsatisfactory Course Progress||Unsatisfactory progress is defined as not successfully completing or demonstrating competency in at least 50% of the course requirements in that study period.|
|Failing a unit||Means being assessed as “Not Yet Competent” for a completed unit.|
|Study Period||Defined as one term|
|At the Risk International Participants||Obtained Competency 50% below of the units attained during a Study Period.|