‘The Practical Perspective’: Addressing Common Challenges in Practically Managing Overseas Students

The new National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 (the 2018 Code) is well in effect now after commencing on 1 January 2018. Many schools are now preparing to go through CRICOS re-registration and are considering the practical application of key additions or amendments to the Code. School […]

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Overseas Students: Extortion Attempts and What They Mean for Schools

With recent kidnaps and extortions of overseas students recently in the news, it is important for schools to understand how to manage critical incidents involving overseas students. Schools must take account of their special vulnerability in terms of trauma, especially the school’s responsibility for missing students, and have policies and procedures in place to protect them.

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Effectively Managing Risk for Overseas Students

Overseas Students are governed by the National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 (the National Code). Compliance with the 2018 National Code, which took effect on 1 January 2018, is mandatory for all schools that provide education to overseas students as part of their CRICOS registration requirements. This article outlines the most important risks that arise when your school provides education for overseas students under the National Code, and information on how to manage them.

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Cultural shock: how schools can help overseas students to speak up and adapt to education in Australia

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Secretary, Frances Adamson, has encouraged Chinese students at Australian universities to speak up if they hear something they disagree with, if they wish to gain an “authentic Australian education”.  Ms Adamson said in a speech she delivered to the Confucius Institute annual lecture at the University of Adelaide, that “silencing […]

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Billeting and homestays: Do schools have a duty of care while students are at home?

Billeting and homestay defined Billeting and homestay are largely interchangeable terms which involve students staying with host families for accommodation purposes. Stays may be part of a cultural exchange program or during an overnight excursion. Students can stay with host families intra-state, in another jurisdiction or even overseas. The term used most frequently is homestay, […]

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