The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 protects the interests of international students in Australia by enforcing standards of educational quality and service delivery. The National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 or National Code, lists the standards which ECA College of Health Sciences is required to meet to ensure that overseas students receive high quality education and training. Information for students on the ESOS framework is available here: International Student Fact Sheet
As per the Student Declaration you signed on your Acceptance of Offer form, you are required to comply with all ECA College of Health Sciences Policies and Procedures with respect to your enrolment. As an international student visa holder, you should also be aware that:
- You are expected to complete your principal course by the end date on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). The College can only extend the duration of your CoE in limited circumstances.
- You must hold a valid visa while in Australia. It is your responsibility to know your visa expiry date and apply for a new visa or depart Australia before your visa ends.
- You must comply with the conditions of your visa, including those related to work limitations, Overseas Student Health Cover, course progress/attendance requirements, and ensure you keep the College informed of any change to your address or contact details.
ECA College of Health Sciences Responsibilities
ECA College of Health Sciences is legally required to comply with the standards and requirements provided in the ESOS Act 2000 and the National Code. ECA College of Health Sciences is required to:
- monitor the enrolment of international student visa holders, in accordance with our Course Progress Monitoring and Intervention Policy and Procedures
- provide students with access to an appropriate internal complaints and appeals process. Students who are not satisfied with the outcome arising from the College’s internal complaints and appeals process, may refer their appeal or complaint to an external appeals body.
- provide a range of student support services to assist students with adjusting to study and life in Australia.
- have policies that set out the grounds and procedures for suspending or excluding student enrolments, for instance failure to re-enrol, non-payment of tuition fees, general or academic misconduct or unsatisfactory course progress.
- notify the Department of Education and Department of Home Affairs of changes to student’s enrolment or a breach of visa conditions related to course progress/attendance.