Commencement Date: VICTORY INSTITUTE requires a confirmed start date at all times and students must commence on that agreed start date. If a student cannot commence and is unable to give a new start date, in line with above section titled ‘Student postpones (defers) their course’, VICTORY INSTITUTE will notify the DEEWR via PRISM of a student non-commencement within 14 days. On the fourteenth (14th) day from the agreed start date VICTORY INSTITUTE is obliged to cancel the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). This may affect the student’s visa.
Attendance/Academic Progress :Regular attendance of a minimum for 20 hours per week is a requirement for all students. All overseas students must attend a minimum of 80% at all times during their course enrolment periods. Students must also maintain satisfactory academic progress at all times.
Change of student’s address: By law, students must informed VICTORY INSTITUTE their Australian address within seven (7) days of arrival in Australia. Students must also informed VICTORY INSTITUTE of any changes of address during their study, in writing within seven (7) days. If students do not notify VICTORY INSTITUTE of their change of address their visa may be cancelled. VICTORY INSTITUTE is obliged by law to inform the DEEWR via PRISM of student addresses at all times.
Student changes to course enrolments: Once a student has commenced their initial course they may incur an administration fee if they wish to make changes to their course structure, change of class time (day – evening), change of course, change of class schedule hours.
Student study breaks: Student visa holders may only take study breaks in accordance with their visa.
- Student visa holders with a 11-20 week enrolment are eligible for five (5) weeks study break (dedicated in COE).
- Student visa holders with a 21+ week enrolment are eligible for ten (10) weeks study break (dedicated in COE).
- There are no study breaks permitted during a closed course.
- If a student does not have a study break included in their CoE duration, they will not be eligible for any study break.
- Approval is conditional on meeting the following requirements:
The student has no outstanding fees
The student has no less than 80% attendance
Note: If a student does not request the study break with Student Services, they will be marked absent.
Each study break can be as short or as long as the student wishes during their study period, however, only four (4) weeks break is permissible at the end of a study period.
Working Holiday and Tourist visa holders have no attendance obligations and can take unrestricted breaks.
Student belongings: The student agrees to take care of their own belongings at all times and will not hold VICTORY INSTITUTE responsible for any loss, accident or mishap. Victory Institute will not store or hold luggage or bags for students. Students will be responsible for finding alternative arrangements for the personal items and bags when moving.
School excursions: The student agrees to follow all lawful and reasonable instructions given by VICTORY INSTITUTE English, its staff or its teachers while on VICTORY INSTITUTE premises or participating in excursions, field trips or extra-curricular activities. The student will not hold VICTORY INSTITUTE or its staff and teachers responsible for any accident, injury, mishap or loss that occurs on any excursion, field trip or extra-curricular activity. The student will not participate in any field trip, excursion or extra-curricular activity unless they have adequate insurance coverage. The student may request VICTORY INSTITUTE to arrange an Overseas Student Health Cover (OHSC) on their behalf.
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) :All International Students are required to pay Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and maintain cover for the full length of their visa. It is also the student’s responsibility to check the conditions of this health cover.
Student Code of Conduct All people associated with Victory Institute have the same rights. Harassment, bullying and victimisation will not be tolerated at Victory Institute. Discrimination on any grounds is unacceptable. Students who feel that they are being sexually harassed or are the victims of any sort of racism should initially contact the Student Welfare Officer. If the complaint is sufficiently serious, the Principal may establish a formal inquiry and/or refer to external authorities.
Disclosure of Personal Information: Information is collected during your enrolment in order to meet our obligations under the ESOS Act and the National Code 2007, to ensure student compliance with the conditions of their visa and their obligations under Australian immigration laws generally. The authority to collect this information is contained in the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000, the Education Services for Overseas Students Regulations 2001 and the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007. Information collected about you on this form and during your enrolment 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.
In other instances information collected during your enrolment can be disclosed without your consent where authorised or required by law, this may include and the circumstance of any suspected breach by the student of a student visa condition.