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As an international student, there are certain conditions that you have to meet throughout your enrolment at Deakin University. These include conditions relating to your academic progress, attendance, enrolment status and student visa. You are advised to adhere to these conditions throughout your enrolment, as failure to do so could result in the cancellation of your student visa. For more information, please refer to the relevant section. The section on Enrolment status includes information on duration of course, intermission and discontinuation of course.
You are expected to make satisfactory progress towards the completion of your degree for each trimester you are enrolled in. If your course completion is deemed to be at risk by your faculty within the prescribed regulations, you may receive a warning letter. If your progress continues to be at risk, you may be allowed to continue your studies but with restricted enrolment, or you may be excluded from the course you are taking for a defined period.
You should seek assistance from your faculty, DUSA Education Officers, the Division of Student Life, or an International Student Adviser if you have been sent a warning, restriction or exclusion letter from your Faculty.
Attendance records of students studying at the Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI) are maintained daily and students must achieve at least an 80% attendance rate for each ELICOS course that they are enrolled in. Should circumstances arise that may prevent them from achieving this, students must inform DUELI immediately and seek the advice of a DUELI International Student Adviser who may be able to assist them.
Attendance records for students undertaking award courses at Deakin University are not kept. However, many units have attendance requirements for tutorials, laboratory sessions, fieldwork, etc. DIAC may request the University to supply these records or for a general report from staff on the assignment efforts, class participation, exam results, etc, of a student at any time.
The duration of your course at Deakin University is listed in your Letter of Offer and reflected in your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). The durations have been calculated on the assumption that a student will be enrolled in 4 credit points per standard trimester. If a student reduces the enrolment to 3 credit points, or needs to repeat a unit, the course duration will be extended. Students need to be aware that they will be responsible for the associated costs of visa extension and health checks, and the tuition fees will change to the prevailing tuition costs at the time of the extension of study.
Due to the ESOS Act 2000 regulations, on campus students are required to complete their course within the duration listed in their eCOE.
International Students who wish to apply for intermission (approved leave from the University) should read the Intermission Advice for International Award Course Students (506 KB) (506 KB) document for details of the intermission process.
All applications for intermission should be lodged online via StudentConnect.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Online applications are not automatically approved. You will be contacted by an International Student Adviser and required to attend an interview before your application can be approved. If we are unable to contact you for an appointment, your application will be rejected and this may affect your enrolment.
Please be advised that intermission can only be applied for on compelling and compassionate grounds. Please read the section 'Can I take a leave of absence (intermission)?' to see what is considered compelling or compassionate circumstances.
(Note: Higher Degree by Research - HDR students do NOT follow the above procedure. HDR students should fill in the online request for intermission for HDR students. ALL other students MUST follow the above procedure.
If you are considering discontinuing from your course, you should make an appointment to see Faculty your course adviser or an International Student Adviser to discuss the implications for your student visa, any penalties to your enrolment record, and to ensure that any other administrative matters are completed with the University.
Your enrolment status at Deakin may be discontinued for the following reasons, after the conclusion of notification and appeal periods:
You will need to pay all outstanding fees and re-apply to the Faculty if you wish to be re-admitted to the same study program. To restore your enrolment when paying fees or debts, consult with staff in Deakin Central.
The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and The National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students ('The National Code of Practice') 2007 represent regulations that specifically determine matters in the delivery of education to international students studying on campus.
The ESOS Act 2000 and the National Code of Practice 2007 also list the legal obligations of the education providers to report students to DIAC who are deemed to have unsatisfactory progress, change their course, complete early, transfer to another institution or who intermit their studies.
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