International Students

Terms and Conditions

Cairns Business College will enrol students on the following conditions:

  • In your home country all matters relating to your student visa are managed by the Immigration Section of the Australian Diplomatic Mission.  This may be known as the Australian High Commission, the Australian Consulate or the Australian Embassy.
  • The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) will manage your student visa when you arrive in Australia.
  • You will be permitted to work in Australia to supplement your income.  There are several conditions which apply.
  • During your course you will be permitted to work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight.
  • If your course includes student holidays, during these holidays there is no limit on the number of hours you are permitted to work.
  • Your student visa includes the following conditions.  You must:
  1. Study full-time while in Australia, (minimum 20 hours per week in class with teacher);
  2. Satisfy course requirements by achieving a record of satisfactory academic performance;
  3. Satisfy course requirements by attending at least 80% of all your scheduled classes;
  4. Have sufficient funds to cover your tuition fees and expenses while in Australia;
  5. Not work more than 40 hours per fortnight during scheduled school terms;
  6. Be continually covered by the compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover for all of your time in Australia;
  7. Inform Cairns Business College Administration immediately if you change your address;
  8. Change of education provider is subject to individual’s visa conditions;
  9. Inform DIBP if you change your student status;
  10. Inform DIBP if you withdraw from the course that you are enrolled in;
  11. Extend your student visa before it expires.
  12. Tuition fees must be paid in accordance with the Tuition Payment Policies in the Fee Supplement, unless written arrangements are made with the Principal or the Director of Studies. If the fees are in arrears, the student’s enrolment may be cancelled at the discretion of the Principal and the Immigration Department informed as visa requirements have not been fulfilled.
  13. Students are required to provide the college with a copy of their Overseas Student Health Cover card.  At least 15 before the expiry of their Overseas Student Health Cover card, students are requested to get the card renewed by payment to the Cairns Business College, or directly to the nearest Overseas Student Health Cover office.
  • By accepting an enrolment to the College, you agree to abide by the Student Code of Conduct. The Cairns Business College believes that students are both citizens and members of the academic community. As citizens, the students should enjoy the freedom of speech and peaceful assembly. As members of the academic community, they are subject to the obligations which accrue to them by virtue of membership.
  • The work submitted by students enrolled at the Cairns Business College is presumed to be their own. Each student is individually responsible for understanding and maintaining a standard of scholastic honesty.
  • Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to: cheating, plagiarising; submitting the same or substantially the same work in order to meet the requirements of more than one module; or collaborating on assignments. Any violation of this Student Code of Conduct – Scholastic Honesty Policy will be referred to the Scholastic Discipline Committee.
  • Students suspended from the College and/or course for misconduct, will forfeit all fees.
  • Students must keep the college informed as soon as they change their residential and postal address as well as their current telephone number.
  • Students who are absent from the school are still required to pay the fees due.
  • The Cairns Business College reserves the right to cancel or defer any course, and to alter timetables, and class location without notice. If the Cairns Business College cancels, terminates or defers any course and is unable to offer a suitable alternative course fees will be refunded or transferred to the new school.

Refund Policy for International Students

Cairns Business College Ltd (the College) Policy of Fee Refunds and Tuition Fees has been determined in accordance with the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007 (“the National Code”), made under the The education for Overseas Students Act (the ESOS Act) 2000, and the Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment Act 2010, and the Education Services Students Legislation Amendment (Tuition Service and Other Measures) Act 2013.

A Enrolment and Accommodation Placement Fees Non-Refundable
B If Student Visa application is rejected or if a student becomes ill prior to visa approval, written notice must be given within seven days Full Refund * (Less Enrolment and Accommodation Placement Fees)
C If student cancels twenty-eight days or more before course starting date Refund – Tuition Fee less 10% Administration Fee
D If student cancels less than twenty-eight days before course starting date Refund – Tuition Fee less 25% Administration Fee
E If student cancels or transfers to another institution after course commences No Refund / No charge for Letter of Release
F In the event of cancellation of accommodation or early departure students must provide two (2) weeks notice.  No refund will be refunded will be made for those two weeks.
G The Cairns Business College guarantees to run all courses as advertised. In the event of the cancellation of the course, all fees will be refunded within two (2) weeks directly to the person who contracted with the College unless that person authorises otherwise.
H Student cancellations are subject to the college Refund Policy and will be processed four (4) weeks from receiving written notice.  Refunds will be forwarded directly to the person who contracted with the College unless that person authorises otherwise.
I This agreement does not remove the right to take further action under Australia’s consumer protection laws.  Dispute resolution processes do not circumscribe the student’s right to pursue other legal remedies.
J In the even of a provider default, students will be eligible for a refund of any “unspent pre-paid tuition fees” (i.e. tuition for which the students has paid but which has not yet been delivered by the provider) rather than a full refund that they were entitled to prior to this amendment.