You are required to attend 80 per cent of scheduled classes. If you don’t meet the 80 per cent attendance requirement within the study period you’ll be sent a warning letter. If your attendance remains under 80 per cent, an Intention to Report to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) letter will be issued to you. This letter informs you that Chisholm must report you to the department for failing to meet the 80 per cent attendance requirement. The letter will also inform you that you have 20 working days to appeal the decision.

Your student visa also requires you to meet satisfactory academic progress (course progression).

Your academic progress will be monitored by your teachers and the course coordinator. You must pass at least 50 per cent of your course in each study period.

Some courses may have additional requirements, such as passing prerequisite units to allow standard progression to the next semester.

Your course coordinator will advise you on the suitability of the course that you are enrolled in, assist you by advising the opportunities to be reassessed and may place you on a student contract. The DHA requires us to report students who are not making satisfactory progress. Before reporting a student to DHA, we send an Intention to Report to DHA letter stating that academic progression is below 50 per cent. This letter will advise that you have 20 working days to appeal the decision.

Students have the right to appeal through Chisholm’s formal appeal process or through an external appeals process, and you have the right to seek external legal advice. You must advise Chisholm if you are undertaking an external appeals process. If you choose not to access our appeals process, withdraw from the process, or your appeal isn’t successful, you’ll be reported to the DHA.

Competency-based training may mean that you can progress through the course more quickly and finish earlier than your course end date. You may be offered the choice to fast-track and you should discuss this with your teacher. If you are offered the opportunity to fast track, it’s your choice to do so.