Correction on our last edition
A cut and paste error mistakingly indicated that ELICOS and the Schools Sector are not required to monitor international students attendance.
The corrected version reads as follows;
Condition 8202 is part of the Migration Regulations that requires students maintain satisfactory attendance.
Under standard 11 of the National Code, education providers are required to monitor students' attendance but the that depends upon what education sector they fall under. The rules for the different sectors are as follows;
Higher Education sector- is not required to monitor attendance
ELICOS and Schools sector-
Students are reported if their attendance falls below 80%, unless the provider determines that:
the student's lack of attendance is due to compelling and compassionate circumstances and
the student is attending at least 70% of the course
and this is set out in the provider's policies and procedures
VET and non-award sector-
Students are reported if their attendance falls below 80%, unless the provider has determined that:
* the student is maintaining satisfactory academic progress
* the student is attending at least 70% of their course
and this is set out in the provider's policies and procedures.
Thank you to our readers who contacted our office this morning pointing out the error.