Student visa compliance

Your study options and visa responsibilities

The Australian Government's Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act

  • The ESOS Act is a legislative framework designed to ensure that Australia’s reputation for delivering quality education services is maintained and that the interests of international/overseas students are protected.
  • Your study options are determined by the ESOS Act.

Your rights

  • You receive accurate information about your course, tuition fees and refund policies.
  • You have access to support services and complaints processes and information about changes to your enrolment.

Your obligations

  • You must comply with the conditions of your student visa. The University is required to monitor and report some of these conditions to the Department of Home Affairs.
  • Breaching visa conditions may lead to visa cancellation.

Check your visa details and conditions

Deferral, suspension or cancellation of your enrolment

There are certain circumstances in which your enrolment may be deferred, suspended, or cancelled.

You may defer or suspend your enrolment if there are compassionate or compelling circumstances.

The University may suspend or cancel your enrolment in the following circumstances:

  • Misconduct
  • Failure to pay your fees
  • A breach of course progress requirements
  • A breach of your visa conditions


Standard 9 of the ESOS National Code. Provides detail about deferral, suspension, and cancellations.