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Revised National Code 2018

Monday, October 2 2017

After a lengthy and comprehensive consultation period, the revised National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 (National Code 2018) has been finalised and will commence on 1 January 2018. A full copy is available on the Federal Register of Legislation.

Key areas of reform include:

  • protecting international students by requiring more detail on a student’s course and refund arrangements in the written agreement between students and providers;
  • strengthening arrangements for the care and welfare of international students under the age of 18;
  • giving greater guidance for providers on the circumstances in which international student transfer requests should be granted; and
  • supporting international students to fulfil visa requirements by strengthening the provisions for monitoring course attendance and progress.

The Commonwealth Department of Education and Training (DET) will work with the international education sector’s peak bodies in developing system changes and explanatory material for the sector. Fact sheets explaining the changes will be available in late October and early November. Online training modules will also be available by the end of 2017 to help ease the transition to the new National Code.
Please register to participate in DET’s upcoming information webinars via the links below.

Monday 9 October 2017

11.30 am to 12.30 pm: National Code 2018 – VET Sector Webinar
Please register here to participate in the webinar.

2.30 pm to 3.30 pm: National Code 2018 - ELICOS Sector Webinar
Please register here to participate in the webinar.

Wednesday 11 October 2017
11.30 am to 12.30 pm: National Code 2018 - Schools Sector Webinar
Please register here to participate in the webinar.

Friday 13 October 2017
11.30 am to 12.30 pm: National Code 2018 - Higher Education Sector Webinar
Please register here to participate in the webinar.

2.30 pm to 3.30 pm: National Code 2018 – General Webinar
Please register here to participate in the webinar.

***Please note all times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)


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