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Rights and responsibilities

In additional to The Gordon’s Student Code of Conduct, as an international student, you have a number of rights and responsibilities you should be aware of. There are certain rules that you must comply with to maintain your student visa.

Australia provides protection for international students through Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS), and the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students (the National Code).

Please read below for more information. If you need help understanding any of these conditions, please contact the International Office.



Understanding your student visa conditions, ESOS and the National Code

Pay fees on time
Maintain satisfactory academic progress
Maintain attendance in classes
Complete your course within time listed in your CoE
Notify The Gordon of your address within 7 days
Meet the written terms and conditions of The Gordon
Work hour restrictions
Maintain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the period of your visa
Enrol dependent school-age children in school
Deferral, suspension or cancellation of enrolment
Changing courses
Changing provider
Complaints and appeals
Student information important documents and forms
Government links and resources

Additional rights and protections

Your working rights
Legal services and consumer protection


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