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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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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