NEW SOUTH WALES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
MANDATORY STUDY
CONDITIONS
TAFE NSW
2010
SOCIA...
PREPARED BY THE TAFE NSW
SOCIAL INCLUSION AND VOCATIONAL ACCESS SKILLS UNIT
OCTOBER 2009
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2 STUDY CONDITIONS 1
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  1. 1. NEW SOUTH WALES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS MANDATORY STUDY CONDITIONS TAFE NSW 2010 SOCIAL INCLUSION AND VOCATIONAL ACCESS SKILLS UNIT TRAINING AND EDUCATION SUPPORT PORTFOLIO – TAFE NSW
  2. 2. PREPARED BY THE TAFE NSW SOCIAL INCLUSION AND VOCATIONAL ACCESS SKILLS UNIT OCTOBER 2009 © 2010 TAFE NSW Restricted waiver of copyright This publication is subject to a restricted waiver of copyright for the NSW Department of Education and Training use. All copies of the printed material shall be made without alteration or abridgement and must retain acknowledgment of copyright.
  3. 3. CONTENTS 1 INTRODUCTION 1 2 STUDY CONDITIONS 1 General conditions Programs Funded Outside the TAFE NSW fee International students and their dependants Apprentices and trainees TAFE Delivered HSC VET courses (TVET) Commercial programs 3 TUITION FEE, TAFE NSW FEE AND CONCESSIONFEE 4 Payment Revenue from tuition fees Exemptions Failure to pay fees 4 CONFIRMATION OF VISA STATUS 5 Visa documentation 5 STUDY ENTITLEMENTS 6 5.1 Learner support 5.2 Recognition 5.3 Interpreting services 5.4 Refunds 6 SCHEDULE OF VISA SUB-CLASSES – TAFE NSW 8 7 FEE RATES FOR OVERSEAS STUDENTS UNDERTAKING ADDITIONAL 14 PART-TIME STUDY OUTSIDE THEIR CRICOS APPROVED COURSE 7.1 All Institutes except Riverina and Illawarra 7.2 Riverina Institute 7.3 Illawarra Institute 8 TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS AUDIT 18 9 ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 18 10 TYPES OF VISAS AND TRAVEL DOCUMENTS 19 10.1 Permanent resident visas 10.2 New Zealand citizens 10.3 Norfolk Islanders 10.4 Temporary visas 10.5 Electronic Travel Authority 10.6 eVisa 11 ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS 21 12 CONTACTS 21 12.1 Enquiries from temporary visa holders 12.2 Enquiries from Institute staff 12.3 Additional contacts 13 PROCEDURES FOR CHECKING THE CURRENCY OF SUBCLASSES 23
  4. 4. P a g e | 1 Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions and other relevant information is available for dow nload at: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.w ikispaces.net/ 1 INTRODUCTION The Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions – TAFE NSW provides for the implementation of the Temporary Visa Holders Policy – TAFE NSW. https://detwww.det.nsw.edu.au/policies/student_serv/equity/tafe_temp_visa/PD20050089_i.shtml When enrolling temporary visa holders, TAFE NSW staff must refer to the requirements of the Temporary Visa Holders Policy – TAFE NSW , the Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions – TAFE NSW and the Temporary Visa Holders Enrolment Administrative Procedures – TAFE NSW (Intranet only). 2 STUDY CONDITIONS 2.1 General conditions 2.1.1 TAFE NSW will only offer a place in its courses and programs to individuals who hold a current temporary visa. This excludes individuals seeking to enrol in a TAFE NSW CRICOS approved course to obtain a student visa under the Australian student visa program. 2.1.2 TAFE NSW will only enrol holders of temporary visas who have entered Australia. This excludes individuals who have obtained a student visa under the Australian student visa program. 2.1.3 Temporary visa holders with a visa condition number 8205 on their visa wishing to undertake study in TAFE NSW involving face-to-face learning for a period of more than 4 weeks must show in accordance with the Migration Act, evidence at enrolment of passing a chest X-ray examination carried by a medical practitioner who is qualified as a radiologist. 2.1.4 Temporary visa holders with a no study condition on their visa are not entitled to study in TAFE NSW. 2.1.5 Temporary visa holders may not enrol in a course/module/unit (this includes final examinations and other assessments) which goes beyond the expiry date of their visa. 2.1.6 Holders of a visa without an expiry date may enrol in a course/module/unit until their visa conditions change. TAFE NSW is not responsible for these holders’ non-completion of a course if a decision by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship requires them to leave Australia. 2.1.7 Holders of a visa with a condition of three or four months study may undertake study of three or four months once only during the duration of their visa. 2.1.8 Holders with a condition of three or four months study may undertake study of up to a total of 13 and 17 weeks respectively. These 13 and 17 weeks exclude holiday, vacation and initial orientation periods, but include:  weekends, public holidays and the study vacation periods prior to starting the final examinations or other final assessments, and  the last day of the final examinations or other final assessments.
  5. 5. P a g e | 2 Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions and other relevant information is available for dow nload at: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.w ikispaces.net/ 2.1.9 New Zealand residents, other than New Zealand citizens, entering Australia have their study eligibility determined according to their visa sub-class. This includes New Zealand permanent residents. 2.1.10 Temporary visa holders are required to notify campus student administration staff of any change in their residency status, including their visa conditions. 2.1.11 Students found to have made false claims regarding their residency status are liable to be excluded from TAFE NSW and may have legal action taken against them. 2.1.12 Procedures to be followed in enrolling temporary visa holders in TAFE NSW courses are outlined in the Temporary Visa Holders Enrolment Administrative Procedures – TAFE NSW. 2.2 Programs Funded outside the TAFE NSW fee 2.2.1 Temporary visa holders who are eligible to enrol in programs funded outside the TAFE NSW fee (Outside Funded Programs) do not pay the TAFE NSW fee, Concession fee or tuition fees. This excludes core-funded programs outlined in 2.2.2. 2.2.2 Temporary visa holders pay tuition fees and the TAFE NSW fee when enrolling in Get Skilled (GS), Get Skilled Above Base (GSAB) and the Outreach Course Non-Commercial Rate (ONC) programs. This excludes temporary visa holders who are exempt from payment of tuition fees as specified in the Schedule of Visa Sub-Classes outlined in the Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions – TAFE NSW or who are exempted from payment of tuition fees by the Institute Director. 2.2.3 Temporary visa holders’ eligibility to enrol in an Outside Funded Program (other than in those programs outlined in 2.2.2) is subject to the guidelines for that program and must be confirmed prior to enrolment by the appropriate Institute contact officer. TAFE NSW policy requirements relating to the visa expiry date or to a ‘no study’ visa condition cannot be overridden. 2.3 International students and their dependants 2.3.1 Principal student visa holders (visa class “P”), on visa sub-class 570, 571, 572, 573, 574, 575 and 576 are required to be enrolled in a Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) approved course. International students wishing to undertake a CRICOS approved course at TAFE NSW have their enrolment arranged by the International Students Centre, NSW Department of Education and Training. If these holders wish to study a CRICOS approved English course they can also apply directly to a TAFE English Language Centre. 2.3.2 Student visa holders enrolled in a course approved under the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS), may undertake additional part-time study in TAFE NSW, outside their CRICOS approved course. 2.3.3 Student visa holders enrolled in a course approved under the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS), may NOT undertake additional study on a full-time basis outside their CRICOS approved course. To enrol in additional part-time study, these students must:  be undertaking a full-time CRICOS approved course  provide evidence of enrolment in a CRICOS approved course in an educational institution (e.g. a letter from the educational institution)
  6. 6. P a g e | 3 Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions and other relevant information is available for dow nload at: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.w ikispaces.net/  not enrol in additional part-time study which goes beyond the expiry date of their visa and must enrol and pay directly at TAFE NSW colleges  pay full-fees for their additional part-time study as specified in section 7 of the Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions – TAFE NSW. Fee rates for overseas students wishing to undertake additional part-time study outside the CRICOS approved course are outlined in section 7 of this document. 2.3.4 Dependants of principal student visa holders (visa class “S”), on visa sub-class 570, 571, 572, 573, 574, 575 and 576 have a visa condition of three months study only. These holders are only eligible to enrol in commercial courses for a maximum period of up to three months. These holders should be referred to an office of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship if they wish to undertake study of a longer duration. 2.4 Apprentices and trainees 2.4.1 Temporary visa holders registered in an apprenticeship or traineeship may only enrol in TAFE NSW apprenticeship and traineeship programs if they hold an Approval Letter issued by the Commissioner for Vocational Training (or delegated officer) or the Vocational Training Tribunal confirming registration as apprentices or trainees. Applicable tuition fees and the TAFE NSW fee are specified in the Schedule of Visa Sub-Classes outlined in section 6 of the Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions –TAFE NSW. 2.5 TAFE Delivered HSC VET courses (TVET) 2.5.1 High school exchange students on visa sub‐classes 571 and high school students on a temporary visa who are enrolled in the TAFE delivered HSC VET (TVET) courses are to be enrolled in the same manner as all other TVET students, that is, they are exempt from payment of tuition fees and the TAFE NSW fee. For TAFE NSW funding and billing arrangements for the government and non-government school sectors refer to the TVET Guidelines : https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/vetinschools/vet/tvet/index.html for the current year. 2.5.2 High school students on a temporary visa and high school exchange students on visa sub-class 571 must pay tuition fees and the applicable TAFE NSW fee or Concession fee if they wish to enrol in a TAFE course beyond their approved TAFE Delivered HSC VET (TVET) Program. 2.6 Commercial programs 2.6.1 Temporary visa holders eligible to enrol in commercial programs pay the applicable commercial fee determined by the Institute Business Unit. Tuition fees, the TAFE NSW fee and the Concession fee are not applicable.
  7. 7. P a g e | 4 Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions and other relevant information is available for dow nload at: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.w ikispaces.net/ 3 TUITION FEES, TAFE NSW FEE AND CONCESSION FEE 3.1 Payment 3.1.1 Temporary visa holders are required to pay tuition fees, the TAFE NSW fee or the Concession fee. Some visa categories, as specified in the Schedule of Visa Sub-classes included in the Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions – TAFE NSW are exempt. 3.1.2 Temporary visa holders pay tuition fees and the TAFE NSW fee for Special Access courses. This excludes temporary visa holders who are exempt from payment of tuition fees as specified in the Schedule of Visa Sub-Classes outlined in section 6 of the Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions – TAFE NSW or who are exempted from payment of tuition fees by the Institute Director or who are exempted from payment of tuition fees by the Institute Director. 3.1.3 Temporary visa holders are required to pay tuition fees for the total Nominal Student-Teacher Hours for each module or unit as outlined in the TAFE Student Course Information System. The tuition fee rate is $10 per Nominal Student-Teacher Hour. 3.1.4 Tuition fees should be paid at the commencement of each semester for all semester modules or units. For full year modules or units, tuition fees are payable in total upon enrolment. 3.1.5 Temporary visa holders commencing their classes after the starting date of a module or unit pay tuition fees for the total module or unit Nominal Student-Teacher Hours as outlined in the TAFE Student Course Information System. 3.1.6 Temporary Visa Holders must notify the Temporary Visa Holder Officer of any change to their enrolment, this includes enrolling in any additional units of study, withdrawing from a unit of study, transferring course or campus or withdrawing from the course. Any change to an enrolment requires the Temporary Visa Holder Officer to review any changes to fees 3.1.7 Temporary visa holders who are required to re-sit a Category A or B examination must re-enrol in that module/unit and pay tuition fees as well as the applicable TAFE NSW fee or Concession fee. This excludes students who have been granted a Concessional Examination. 3.1.8 Temporary visa holders eligible to study in TAFE NSW who as a result of the Temporary Visa Holders Audit are found to be liable to pay tuition fees, must pay tuition fees from the starting date of the course before continuing with their TAFE NSW study. 3.1.9 Tuition fees are not reduced for public holidays occurring on scheduled class days. 3.2 Revenue from tuition fees 3.2.1 Revenue generated from tuition fees paid by temporary visa holders enrolled in TAFE NSW courses is to be retained by the college/campus in which the student is enrolled. 3.3 Exemptions 3.3.1 In extenuating circumstances requests for individual exemptions from payment of tuition fees and the TAFE NSW fee may be considered by the Institute Director. 3.3.2 Individual temporary visa holders who in extenuating circumstances wish to apply for tuition fee exemption must put in writing the reasons for requesting an exemption and include any supporting documentation. Each application is to be considered on a case by case basis and the Institute Director will make the decision whether or not to exempt. A new request must be submitted on an educational calendar year basis.
  8. 8. P a g e | 5 Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions and other relevant information is available for dow nload at: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.w ikispaces.net/ 3.3.3 Eligibility for exemptions from the TAFE NSW fee is determined according to conditions outlined in the TAFE NSW Enrolment Policy.
  9. 9. P a g e | 6 Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions and other relevant information is available for dow nload at: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.w ikispaces.net/ 3.4 Failure to pay fees 3.4.1 Students must be advised at the time of enrolment that failure to pay fees will result in the student being excluded from classes and in transcripts, testamurs and result notices being withheld. This advice is provided on the TAFE NSW Enrolment Form and the Supplementary Enrolment Form. 3.4.2 Temporary visa holders eligible to study in TAFE NSW who as a result of the Temporary Visa Holders Audit are found to be liable to pay tuition fees must pay tuition fees as outlined in section 3.1. 4 CONFIRMATION OF VISASTATUS 4.1 Visa Documentation 4.1.2 Temporary visa holders, including holders of eVisas must produce their passport or documentation showing their current valid visa to confirm their residency status and eligibility to study at TAFE NSW. Certified true copies of documents may be accepted. 4.1.3 Documentation should include one or more of the following:  a passport from an overseas country  official travel documents  documentation issued by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship  eVisa printed as outlined in 4.1.6  an arrival stamp on documents issued to military personnel and their dependants under the Status of Forces Agreement  Documentation issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)  Australian Declaratory Visa. 4.1.4 Visa details must include:  current visa sub-class  current visa class  name of the applicant/student  expiry date of the visa (note some visas do not have an expiry date)  visa conditions (where applicable). 4.1.5 Temporary visa holders other than eVisa holders should be referred to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship when these details outlined in section 4.1.4 are not specified. 4.1.6 Holders of an eVisa should:  produce a passport from an overseas country, and, either be:  assisted by the campus Temporary Visa Holders Officer to access a computer to download their visa details including visa class and sub-class, visa expiry date and visa conditions from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website Visa Entitlement Verification Online – VEVO for eVisa holders (VEVO) - http://www.immi.gov.au/e_visa/vevo.htm. An eVisa holder would need a password provided by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, date of birth, passport number and country of passport to access their visa details; or
  10. 10. P a g e | 7 Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions and other relevant information is available for dow nload at: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.w ikispaces.net/  referred to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to obtain a visa label in their passport, or a letter issued by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, confirming their visa details when these details cannot be obtained from the VEVO. 5 STUDY ENTITLEMENTS 5.1 Australian citizens, permanent residents, New Zealand citizens (residing in Australia), Norfolk Islanders and temporary visa holders who are exempt from payment of tuition fees as specified in the Schedule of Visa Sub-Classes outlined in section 6 of the Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions – TAFE NSW must be given priority for enrolment over other eligible temporary visa holders. 5.2 Temporary visa holders are entitled to TAFE NSW support services, other than learner (tutorial) support, recognition and interpreting services, on the same basis as other students and intending students. 5.3 Learner Support 5.3.1 Temporary visa holders are entitled to learner (tutorial) support on the same basis as other students when they enrol except where this support is to be delivered on a one-to-one basis. 5.3.2 Temporary visa holders requiring learner support on a one-to-one basis must enrol in Learner Support (Commercial) No 8900 and pay commercial fees established by the Institute Business Unit. This excludes temporary visa holders:  who are exempt from payment of tuition fees as specified in the Schedule of Visa Sub- Classes outlined in section 6 of the Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions - TAFE NSW or who are exempted from payment of tuition fees by the Institute Director  who have a disability  who are enrolled in OTEN delivered non-commercial programs. 5.4 Recognition 5.4.1 Recognition – mainstream programs (i) Temporary visa holders who are exempt from payment of tuition fees as specified in the Schedule of Visa Sub-Classes outlined in section 6 of the Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions – TAFE NSW or who are exempted from payment of tuition fees by the Institute Director are entitled to recognition services on the same basis as Australian citizens and Australian permanent residents. (ii) Tuition fee paying temporary visa holders granted recognition for modules/units in the TAFE NSW qualification they are enrolled in are not entitled to a refund of the tuition fees paid for those modules/units. 5.4.2 Recognition – commercial programs (i) Institutes determine the level of commercial recognition services offered to individuals including temporary visa holders. (ii) Temporary visa holders are not entitled to apply for commercial recognition services and related training programs when:  they have a No Study condition on their visa, or  the commercial recognition services and related training programs go beyond the expiry date of their visa. 5.5 Interpreting services
  11. 11. P a g e | 8 Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions and other relevant information is available for dow nload at: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.w ikispaces.net/ 5.5.1 Temporary visa holders’ eligibility for interpreting services is outlined in the Interpreting Policy – TAFE NSW. 5.6 Refunds 5.6.1 Delegation to approve refunds rests with Institute Directors, under Delegation T211. This delegation can be sub-delegated to appropriate senior college/campus managers within the Institute. 5.6.2 No refund is provided to temporary visa holders of the TAFE NSW fee or the Concession fee unless TAFE NSW cancels a course. 5.6.3 In the event that TAFE NSW cancels a course, module or unit, a full refund applies. If an individual class is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a refund does not apply. 5.6.4 A refund of tuition fees will not be made where a student is excluded from class due to misrepresentation of residency status at the time of enrolment. 5.6.5 If a student decides to discontinue TAFE NSW study there is no refund of the tuition fees the TAFE NSW fee, Concession fee or commercial fees. 5.6.6 Where an enrolled student decides not to commence any TAFE NSW study a refund of the tuition fees applies, less $250 processing costs. 5.6.7 If a student discontinues a TAFE NSW course, module or unit to enrol in another TAFE NSW course, module or unit, a refund of tuition fees is calculable from the date the student discontinued the course less $250 processing costs. Eligibility for a refund of the TAFE NSW fee or Concession fee is determined according to the TAFE NSW Enrolment Policy. 5.6.8 If a student must discontinue a course, module or unit due to exceptional circumstances they may be entitled to a refund of tuition fees. An individual assessment of the circumstances is to be undertaken by the College Director/Campus Manager. In such cases, tuition fees are to be refunded from the date of discontinuing study less $250 processing costs. 5.6.9 If a student is granted permanent residency during a course, or acquires a visa that is exempt from payment of tuition fees, the student is entitled to a refund of tuition fees calculable from the date of change of status granted by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship less $250 processing costs. A student must provide written confirmation from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship of their change in status. 5.6.10 Holders of a visa without an expiry date who are required to terminate their studies due to a Department of Immigration and Citizenship decision on their residency status may be entitled to a refund of tuition fees if a substantial part of a course hasn’t been completed. Refunds of tuition fees are to be calculated from the date of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s decision, less $250 processing costs. 5.6.11 Where a student is entitled to a refundable amount of less than $250, the refundable amount becomes the processing cost.
  12. 12. P a g e | 9 Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions and other relevant information is available for dow nload at: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.w ikispaces.net/ 6 SCHEDULE OF VISA SUB-CLASSES - TAFE NSW NOTE: For information on TAFE NSW procedures for checking the currency of this Schedule please refer to Section 13. SUB-CLASS VISA DESCRIPTION ENROLMENT IN TAFE NSW YES/NO TUITION FEE PAYABLE/EXEMPT For Programs Funded Outside the TAFE NSW fee refer to section 2.2 TAFE NSW FEE For TAFE NSW fee applicable to Special Access Courses refer to section 3.1.2. 010099  Temporary: Bridging Visas 010- 099 Bridging visas (except visa 070) Yes Note 1 Payable Payable 050 Bridging visa Yes Note 1a Payable Payable 070 Bridging Removal Pending Yes Exempt Payable Note 2 100  299 Permanent residents 100- 299 Permanent residents (except visa 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 173) Yes Exempt Payable Note 2 159 Provisional Resident Return Yes Note 3 Separate fee applies Separate fee applies 160 Business Owner (Provisional) Yes Payable Payable 161 Senior Executive (Provisional) Yes Payable Payable 162 Investor (Provisional) Yes Payable Payable 163 State/Territory Business Owner (Provisional) Yes Payable Payable 164 State/Territory Sponsored- Senior Executive (Provisional) Yes Payable Payable 165 State/Territory Sponsored Investor (Provisional) Yes Payable Payable 173 Contributory Parent Yes Payable Payable 300s  Temporary: Provisional Visas 300 Prospective Marriage Yes Payable Payable 302 Emergency Yes Payable Payable 303 Emergency Yes Payable Payable 309 Spouse (Provisional) Yes Exempt Payable Note 2 310 Interdependency (Provisional) Yes Exempt Payable Note 2 400s  Temporary: Business / occupational / cultural / humanitarian 405 Investor Retirement Yes Payable Payable 410** Retirement Yes Payable Payable 411 Exchange Yes Payable Payable 415 Foreign Government Agency Yes Payable Payable
  13. 13. P a g e | 10 Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions and other relevant information is available for dow nload at: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.w ikispaces.net/ SUB-CLASS VISA DESCRIPTION ENROLMENT IN TAFE NSW YES/NO TUITION FEE PAYABLE/EXEMPT For Programs Funded Outside the TAFE NSW fee refer to section 2.2 TAFE NSW FEE For TAFE NSW fee applicable to Special Access Courses refer to section 3.1.2. 416 Special Program Yes Note 11 Payable Payable 417 Working Holiday Yes Note 4 Payable Payable 418 Educational Yes Payable Payable 419 Visiting Academic Yes Payable Payable 420 Entertainment Yes Payable Payable 421 Sport Yes Payable Payable 422 Medical Practitioner Yes Payable Payable 423 Media and Film Staff Yes Payable Payable 424 ** Public Lecturer Yes Payable Payable 425** Family Relationship Yes Payable Payable 426 Domestic Worker Diplomatic/Consular Yes Payable Payable 427 Domestic Worker (Executive) Yes Payable Payable 428 Religious Worker Yes Payable Payable 430** Supported Dependant Yes Payable Payable 432** Expatriate Yes Payable Payable 435 ** Sri Lankan Yes Payable Payable 442 Occupational Trainee Yes Payable Payable 443 ** Citizens of Former Yugoslavia Yes Payable Payable 444 Special Category (NZ citizens) Yes Exempt Payable Note 2 445 Dependant Child Yes Exempt Payable 446** Confirmatory Yes Payable Payable 447** Secondary Movement Offshore Entry Yes Exempt Payable Note 2 448 Kosovar Safe Haven (temporary) Yes Exempt Payable 449 Humanitarian Stay Yes Exempt Payable 450** Resolution of Status - Family Member Yes Exempt Payable 451** Secondary Movement Relocation Yes Exempt Payable Note 2 456 Business Short Stay Yes Note 3 Separate fee applies Separate fee applies 457 Business Long Stay Yes Payable Payable 459 Sponsored Business Visitor Yes Note 3 Separate fee applies Separate fee applies
  14. 14. P a g e | 11 Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions and other relevant information is available for dow nload at: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.w ikispaces.net/ SUB-CLASS VISA DESCRIPTION ENROLMENT IN TAFE NSW YES/NO TUITION FEE PAYABLE/EXEMPT For Programs Funded Outside the TAFE NSW fee refer to section 2.2 TAFE NSW FEE For TAFE NSW fee applicable to Special Access Courses refer to section 3.1.2. 461 New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship Yes Exempt Payable 462 Work and Holiday Yes Note 4 Payable Payable 470 Professional Development Yes Note 5 Separate fee applies Separate fee applies 471** Trade Skills Training Yes Note 6 Payable Payable 475 Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Offshore) Yes Note 7 Payable Payable 476 Skilled – Recognised Graduate Yes Payable Payable 485 Skilled – Graduate (Temporary) Yes Payable Payable 487 Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Onshore) Yes Note 7 Payable Payable 488 Superyacht Crew Yes Note 13 Payable Payable 495** Skilled- Independent Regional (Provisional) Yes Payable Payable 496** Skilled – Designated Area Sponsored Yes Note 7 Payable Payable 497** Graduate-Skilled Yes Payable Payable 500s  Temporary: Students and their dependants 570 Student - Independent ELICOS sector –principal holder (visa class “P”) Yes Note 8 Separate fee applies Separate fee applies 570 Student - Independent ELICOS sector –dependant (visa class “S”) Yes Note 3 Separate fee applies Separate fee applies 571 Student – schools sector –principal holder (visa class “P”) Yes Note 8 Separate fee applies Separate fee applies 571 Student – schools sector – dependant (visa class “S”) Yes Note 3 Separate fee applies Separate fee applies 571 Approved Secondary Exchange Student Yes Note 9 Payable Payable 572 Student – VET sector –principal holder (visa class “P”) Yes Note 8 Separate fee applies Separate fee applies 572 Student – VET sector –dependant (visa class “S”) Yes Note 3 Separate fee applies Separate fee applies 573 Student – higher ed. sector principal holder (visa class “P”) Yes Note 8 Separate fee applies Separate fee applies 573 Student – higher ed. sector Yes Note 3 Separate fee applies Separate fee applies
  15. 15. P a g e | 12 Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions and other relevant information is available for dow nload at: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.w ikispaces.net/ SUB-CLASS VISA DESCRIPTION ENROLMENT IN TAFE NSW YES/NO TUITION FEE PAYABLE/EXEMPT For Programs Funded Outside the TAFE NSW fee refer to section 2.2 TAFE NSW FEE For TAFE NSW fee applicable to Special Access Courses refer to section 3.1.2. dependant (visa class “S”) 574 Student– Masters, Doctorate, Research sector-principal holder (visa class “P”) Yes Note 8 Separate fee applies Separate fee applies 574 Student– Masters, Doctorate, Research sector-dependant (visa class “S”) Yes Note 3 Separate fee applies Separate fee applies 575 Student – Non-award sector principal holder (visa class “P”) Yes Note 8 Separate fee applies Separate fee applies 575 Student – Non-award sector dependant (visa class “S”) Yes Note 3 Separate fee applies Separate fee applies 576 Student – AusAID or Defence sector - principal holder (visa class “P”) Yes Note 8 Separate fee applies Separate fee applies 576 Student–AusAID or Defence sector- dependant (visa class “S”) Yes Note 3 Separate fee applies Separate fee applies 580 Student Guardian Yes Note 3 Payable Payable 600s  Temporary: Visitors 651 eVisitor Yes Note 4 Payable Payable 675 Medical treatment - Short Stay Yes Note 4 Payable Payable 676 Tourist Yes Note 4 or 10 Payable Payable 679 Sponsored Family Visitor Yes Note 4 Payable Payable 685 Medical treatment – Long Stay Yes Note 4 Payable Payable 686** Tourist – Long Stay Yes Note 4 Payable Payable 695** Return Pending Visa Yes Exempt Payable Note 2 700s  Temporary: Border visas and temporary protection 771 Transit No N/A N/A 773 Border No N/A N/A 785** Temporary Protection Yes Exempt Payable Note 2 786 Temporary (Humanitarian Concern) Yes Exempt Payable Note 2 787 Witness Protection Trafficking Yes Payable Payable Note 2 800s  Permanent residents 800  899 Permanent residents (except 820, 826, 850, 884) Yes Exempt Payable Note 2 800s  Temporary: On-Shore applicants for permanency
  16. 16. P a g e | 13 Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions and other relevant information is available for dow nload at: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.w ikispaces.net/ SUB-CLASS VISA DESCRIPTION ENROLMENT IN TAFE NSW YES/NO TUITION FEE PAYABLE/EXEMPT For Programs Funded Outside the TAFE NSW fee refer to section 2.2 TAFE NSW FEE For TAFE NSW fee applicable to Special Access Courses refer to section 3.1.2. 820 Spouse (Provisional) Yes Exempt Payable Note 2 826 Interdependency (Provisional) Yes Exempt Payable Note 2 850** Resolution of Status Yes Exempt Payable Note 2 884 Contributory Aged Parent Yes Payable Payable 900s  Temporary: Electronic Travel Authorities (ETAs) and Diplomatic 956 Electronic Travel Authority (Business Entrant – Long Validity) Yes Note 4 Payable Payable 976 Electronic Travel Authority – (Visitor) Yes Note 4 Payable Payable 977 Electronic Travel Authority (Business Entrant – Short Validity) Yes Note 4 Separate fee applies Separate fee applies 988 Maritime Crew Visa No N/A N/A 995 Diplomatic (and dependants) Yes Payable Payable 998 – Australian citizens 998 Australian Declaratory Visa (ADV) Yes Exempt Payable Note 2 Overseas Defence Personnel:Temporary N/A Defence personnel and dependants.(Written advice shows Aust posting) Yes Payable Payable Criminal Justice Visa: Temporary N/A Criminal Justice Entry and Criminal Justice Stay Visas Yes Payable Payable Note 2 Norfolk Islanders: Permanent N/A Australian or New Zealand citizen or Norfolk Island resident stamp in passport Yes Exempt Payable Note 2 APEC Travel Authority: Temporary N/A APEC business person Yes Note 3 Separate fee applies Separate fee applies Various – Temporary: Prison inmates Vario us Prison inmates Yes Payable Note 12 Payable **These visa sub-classes have been repealed. Some individuals seeking to enrol in TAFE NSW may still hold these visa sub-classes. NOTES
  17. 17. P a g e | 14 Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions and other relevant information is available for dow nload at: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.w ikispaces.net/ 1 When this visa indicates a condition of a maximum ofthree months study then the holder mayonly undertake TAFE NSW modules/units with a duration of up to three months as specified in their visa condition.Tuition fees,the TAFE NSW fee or Concession fee apply. 1a Changes to legislation in July 2009 now allow holders ofthis Bridging visa subclass to remain lawfullyin Australia while they have the Department’s decision (cancellation or refusal ofvisa) reviewed. Please note that there are no changes to the study conditions that may be imposed on this visa subclass. See Note 1 above. 2 The applicable TAFE NSW fee or Concession fee is determined according to guidelines outlined in the 2010 Enrolment Administrative Procedures – TAFE NSW. 3 Holders mayonly enrol in commercial programs thatdo not lead to a formal AQF qualification for a maximum ofthree months. Commercial fees are determined by the Institute Business Unit. Dependants ofInternational Students wishing to undertake studyof a longer duration should be referred to the Departmentof Immigration and Citizenship,ph:131 881). 4 Holders mayonly undertake TAFE NSW modules/units with a duration of up to three months (or four months) as specified in their visa condition.Refer to items 2.1.7 and 2.1.8 of this document. 5 Holders are only permitted to enrol in their specificallytailored professional developmentprogram. Fees are determined bythe Institute Business Units. 6 Primary course mustbe an apprenticeship or pre-apprenticeship program.Holders mayengage in additional studyin TAFE NSW. 7 When the visa indicates a condition No 8539 or 8549 the holder Is not permitted to study outside the regional designated area. 8 Refer to TAFE International Students Centre for enrolmentin a CRICOS course,ph: 02 9217 4801. Those international students wishing to enrol in additional part-time study outside their CRICOS approved course mustbe referred to TAFE NSW Institutes.Additional information and fees to be charged by TAFE NSW Institutes are included in section 7 of this document. 9 High school students on a temporaryvisa and high school exchange students on a visa sub-classes 571 who are enrolled in the TAFE Delivered HSC VET (TVET) are to be enrolled in the same manner as all other TVET students. For the TAFE NSW funding and billing arrangements for the governmentand non-governmentschool sectors refer to the TAFE Delivered HSC VET courses (TVET) Guidelines for the current year. These students however mustpaytuition fees and the TAFE NSW fee or Concession fee if they wish to enrol in a TAFE course beyond their approved TAFE Delivered HSC VET courses (TVET). 10 When the visa indicates a condition No 8207 holders are not entitled to study in TAFE NSW 11 Principal holders mayonly undertake study which is related to the special program for which their visa was granted. Secondary holders mayundertake study on paymentof tuition fees and the TAFE NSW fee. 12 Prison inmates holding temporaryvisas permitting them to study are exempt from payment of tuition fees and the TAFE NSW fee or Concession fee if participating in VET provision covered by the Memorandum ofUnderstanding between TAFE NSW and the Department of Corrective Services. Institute staff should contactthe Institute Correctional Centre Liaison Officer (ICCLO) for clarification aboutthe VET provision covered by the Memorandum ofUnderstanding. 13 Holders mayonly enrol in part-time study.
  18. 18. P a g e | 15 Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions and other relevant information is available for dow nload at: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.w ikispaces.net/ 7 FEE RATES FOR OVERSEAS STUDENTS UNDERTAKING ADDITIONAL PART-TIME STUDY OUTSIDE THEIRCRICOS APPROVED COURSE – 2010 7.1 Tuition fees per module/unit in 2010 for all Institutes except Riverina and Illawarra Institutes AREA OF STUDY NOMINAL HOURS 0-10 11- 20 21- 30 31 – 40 41 – 50 51 – 60 61 –70 71 -80 81-90 Aboriginal $198 396 594 792 990 1,188 1,386 1,584 1,782 Agricultural Rural Studies $223 446 669 892 1,115 1,338 1,561 1,784 2,007 Animal care $198 396 594 792 990 1,188 1,386 1,584 1,782 Apparel Manufacturing $209 418 627 836 1,045 1,254 1,463 1,672 1,881 Applied science - Paramedic $276 552 828 1,104 1,380 1,656 1,932 2,208 2,484 Applied Science -Other Lab $216 432 648 864 1,080 1,296 1,512 1,728 1,944 Aquacultural Studies $251 502 753 1,004 1,255 1,506 1,757 2,008 2,259 Aviation $204 408 612 816 1,020 1,224 1,428 1,632 1,836 Building & Construction $186 372 558 744 930 1,116 1,302 1,488 1,674 Business $152 304 456 608 760 912 1,064 1,216 1,368 Cookery $213 426 639 852 1,065 1,278 1,491 1,704 1,917 Child studies $170 340 510 680 850 1,020 1,190 1,360 1,530 Dental Therapy $233 466 699 932 1,165 1,398 1,631 1,864 2,097 Engineering Studies $292 584 876 1,168 1,460 1,752 2,044 2,336 2,628 Equine Studies $209 418 627 836 1,045 1,254 1,463 1,672 1,881 Fashion Design $212 424 636 848 1,060 1,272 1,484 1,696 1,908 Fine Art $151 302 453 604 755 906 1,057 1,208 1,359 Film & TV - year 1 $260 520 780 1,040 1,300 1,560 1,820 2,080 2,340 Film & TV - year 2 $329 658 987 1,316 1,645 1,974 2,303 2,632 2,961 General Education $158 316 474 632 790 948 1,106 1,264 1,422 Graphic & Other Design $178 356 534 712 890 1,068 1,246 1,424 1,602 Beauty $249 498 747 996 1,245 1,494 1,743 1,992 2,241 Hairdressing $291 582 873 1,164 1,455 1,746 2,037 2,328 2,619 Horticulture $190 380 570 760 950 1,140 1,330 1,520 1,710 Hospitality Mngt $182 364 546 728 910 1,092 1,274 1,456 1,638 Hospitality Mngt - Cookery $213 426 639 852 1,065 1,278 1,491 1,704 1,917 Information Tech $153 306 459 612 765 918 1,071 1,224 1,377 Manufacturing $233 466 699 932 1,165 1,398 1,631 1,864 2,097 Marine Engineering $141 282 423 564 705 846 987 1,128 1,269 Maritime Studies $131 262 393 524 655 786 917 1,048 1,179 Massage Therapy $229 458 687 916 1,145 1,374 1,603 1,832 2,061 Music Studies $200 400 600 800 1,000 1,200 1,400 1,600 1,800 Naval Architecture $209 418 627 836 1,045 1,254 1,463 1,672 1,881 Nursing $177 354 531 708 885 1,062 1,239 1,416 1,593 Recreation & Sports $198 396 594 792 990 1,188 1,386 1,584 1,782 Telecommunications $164 328 492 656 820 984 1,148 1,312 1,476 TertiaryPreparation $210 420 630 840 1,050 1,260 1,470 1,680 1,890 Tourism $192 384 576 768 960 1,152 1,344 1,536 1,728 Welfare $178 356 534 712 890 1,068 1,246 1,424 1,602 Others $175 350 525 700 875 1,050 1,225 1,400 1,575
  19. 19. P a g e | 16 Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions and other relevant information is available for dow nload at: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.w ikispaces.net/ 7.2 RIVERINA - Tuition fees ($) per single subject in 2010 for Riverina Institute AREA OF STUDY Nominal hours 0- 10 11- 20 21–30 31–40 41– 50 51– 60 61–70 71-80 81-90 Aboriginal $190 380 570 760 950 1,140 1,330 1,520 1,710 Agricultural (Rural) Studies $214 428 642 856 1,070 1,284 1,498 1,712 1,926 Animal care $190 380 570 760 950 1,140 1,330 1,520 1,710 Apparel Manufacturing $201 402 603 804 1,005 1,206 1,407 1,608 1,809 Applied science - Paramedic $265 530 795 1,060 1,325 1,590 1,855 2,120 2,385 Applied Science - Other Lab $208 416 624 832 1,040 1,248 1,456 1,664 1,872 Aquacultural Studies $241 482 723 964 1,205 1,446 1,687 1,928 2,169 Aviation $196 392 588 784 980 1,176 1,372 1,568 1,764 Building & Construction $179 358 537 716 895 1,074 1,253 1,432 1,611 Business $152 304 456 608 760 912 1,064 1,216 1,368 Cookery $205 410 615 820 1,025 1,230 1,435 1,640 1,845 Child studies $163 326 489 652 815 978 1,141 1,304 1,467 Dental Therapy $224 448 672 896 1,120 1,344 1,568 1,792 2,016 Engineering Studies $281 562 843 1,124 1,405 1,686 1,967 2,248 2,529 Equine Studies $201 402 603 804 1,005 1,206 1,407 1,608 1,809 Fashion Design $204 408 612 816 1,020 1,224 1,428 1,632 1,836 Fine Art $145 290 435 580 725 870 1,015 1,160 1,305 Film & TV - year 1 $250 500 750 1,000 1,250 1,500 1,750 2,000 2,250 Film & TV - year 2 $316 632 948 1,264 1,580 1,896 2,212 2,528 2,844 General Education $152 304 456 608 760 912 1,064 1,216 1,368 Graphic & Other Design $171 342 513 684 855 1,026 1,197 1,368 1,539 Beauty $239 478 717 956 1,195 1,434 1,673 1,912 2,151 Hairdressing $280 560 840 1,120 1,400 1,680 1,960 2,240 2,520 Horticulture $183 366 549 732 915 1,098 1,281 1,464 1,647 Hospitality Mngt $175 350 525 700 875 1,050 1,225 1,400 1,575 Hospitality Mngt - Cookery $205 410 615 820 1,025 1,230 1,435 1,640 1,845 Information Tech $147 294 441 588 735 882 1,029 1,176 1,323 Manufacturing $224 448 672 896 1,120 1,344 1,568 1,792 2,016 Marine Engineering $136 272 408 544 680 816 952 1,088 1,224 Maritime Studies $126 252 378 504 630 756 882 1,008 1,134 Massage Therapy $220 440 660 880 1,100 1,320 1,540 1,760 1,980 Music Studies $192 384 576 768 960 1,152 1,344 1,536 1,728 Naval Architecture $201 402 603 804 1,005 1,206 1,407 1,608 1,809 Nursing $170 340 510 680 850 1,020 1,190 1,360 1,530 Recreation & Sports $190 380 570 760 950 1,140 1,330 1,520 1,710 Telecommunications $158 316 474 632 790 948 1,106 1,264 1,422 TertiaryPreparation $202 404 606 808 1,010 1,212 1,414 1,616 1,818 Tourism $185 370 555 740 925 1,110 1,295 1,480 1,665 Welfare $171 342 513 684 855 1,026 1,197 1,368 1,539 Others $168 336 504 672 840 1,008 1,176 1,344 1,512
  20. 20. P a g e | 17 Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions and other relevant information is available for dow nload at: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.w ikispaces.net/ 7.3 ILLAWARRA - Tuition fees ($) per single subject in 2010 for Illawarra Institute AREA OF STUDY NOMINAL HOURS 0-10 11- 20 21–30 31 – 40 41 – 50 51 – 60 61 –70 71 -80 81-90 Aboriginal $190 380 570 760 950 1,140 1,330 1,520 1,710 Agricultural (Rural) Studies $214 428 642 856 1,070 1,284 1,498 1,712 1,926 Animal care $190 380 570 760 950 1,140 1,330 1,520 1,710 Apparel Manufacturing $201 402 603 804 1,005 1,206 1,407 1,608 1,809 Applied science - Paramedic $265 530 795 1,060 1,325 1,590 1,855 2,120 2,385 Applied Science - Other Lab $208 416 624 832 1,040 1,248 1,456 1,664 1,872 Aquacultural Studies $241 482 723 964 1,205 1,446 1,687 1,928 2,169 Aviation $196 392 588 784 980 1,176 1,372 1,568 1,764 Building & Construction $179 358 537 716 895 1,074 1,253 1,432 1,611 Business $152 304 456 608 760 912 1,064 1,216 1,368 Cookery $213 426 639 852 1,065 1,278 1,491 1,704 1,917 Child studies $163 326 489 652 815 978 1,141 1,304 1,467 Dental Therapy $224 448 672 896 1,120 1,344 1,568 1,792 2,016 Engineering Studies $281 562 843 1,124 1,405 1,686 1,967 2,248 2,529 Equine Studies $201 402 603 804 1,005 1,206 1,407 1,608 1,809 Fashion Design $204 408 612 816 1,020 1,224 1,428 1,632 1,836 Fine Art $145 290 435 580 725 870 1,015 1,160 1,305 Film & TV - year 1 $250 500 750 1,000 1,250 1,500 1,750 2,000 2,250 Film & TV - year 2 $316 632 948 1,264 1,580 1,896 2,212 2,528 2,844 General Education $152 304 456 608 760 912 1,064 1,216 1,368 Graphic & Other Design $171 342 513 684 855 1,026 1,197 1,368 1,539 Beauty $239 478 717 956 1,195 1,434 1,673 1,912 2,151 Hairdressing $280 560 840 1,120 1,400 1,680 1,960 2,240 2,520 Horticulture $183 366 549 732 915 1,098 1,281 1,464 1,647 Hospitality Mngt $182 364 546 728 910 1,092 1,274 1,456 1,638 Hospitality Mngt - Cookery $213 426 639 852 1,065 1,278 1,491 1,704 1,917 Information Tech $147 294 441 588 735 882 1,029 1,176 1,323 Manufacturing $224 448 672 896 1,120 1,344 1,568 1,792 2,016 Marine Engineering $136 272 408 544 680 816 952 1,088 1,224 Maritime Studies $126 252 378 504 630 756 882 1,008 1,134 Massage Therapy $220 440 660 880 1,100 1,320 1,540 1,760 1,980 Music Studies $192 384 576 768 960 1,152 1,344 1,536 1,728 Naval Architecture $201 402 603 804 1,005 1,206 1,407 1,608 1,809 Nursing $170 340 510 680 850 1,020 1,190 1,360 1,530 Recreation & Sports $190 380 570 760 950 1,140 1,330 1,520 1,710 Telecommunications $158 316 474 632 790 948 1,106 1,264 1,422 TertiaryPreparation $202 404 606 808 1,010 1,212 1,414 1,616 1,818 Tourism $185 370 555 740 925 1,110 1,295 1,480 1,665 Welfare $178 356 534 712 890 1,068 1,246 1,424 1,602 Others $168 336 504 672 840 1,008 1,176 1,344 1,512
  21. 21. P a g e | 18 Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions and other relevant information is available for dow nload at: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.w ikispaces.net/ NOTE: 1. International students taking subjects on a part-time basis do notneed to pay TAFE NSW fee apart from the above tuition fee. 2. The above table covers subjects up to 90 hours of tuition. If the number ofhours exceeds 90, find out the fee for the excess hours and add it to the one for 90 hours.For example,if a subjectunder Aboriginal discipline has 120 hours,the excess will be 30. The fee will be: Fee for 30 hours $ 570 Add: Fee for 90 hours $1,710 Total for 120 hours $2,280 3. The courses grouped under the above areas of study can be found at: http://www.detinternational.nsw.edu.au/tafe/c_findacourse.html
  22. 22. P a g e | 19 Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions and other relevant information is available for dow nload at: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.w ikispaces.net/ 8 TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS AUDIT 8.1 TAFE NSW conducts an audit of residency status information provided at enrolment each semester. As a result of the audit, any students identified as not having paid the applicable TAFE NSW fee, concession fee and/or tuition fee will be required to pay these fees. All outstanding fees are to be pursued under the TAFE NSW Outstanding Fees and Student Discipline policies. 8.2 Following a Temporary Visa Holders Audit, any students identified as temporary visa holders who are ineligible to study will be excluded from the course. 9 ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 9.1 Institute Directors are responsible for ensuring Institute compliance with the Temporary Visa Holders Policy- TAFE NSW. 9.2 College Directors/Campus Managers are responsible for the administration of the Temporary Visa Holders Policy - TAFE NSW, including: 9.2.1 nominating a college/campus Temporary Visa Holders Officer 9.2.2 ensuring that the campus conducts an audit of residency status on information provided at enrolment time to confirm students’ eligibility to study and fees payable under this policy 9.2.3 ensuring that staff with responsibilities for the enrolment of temporary visa holders are aware of the requirements of the Temporary Visa Holders Policy - TAFE NSW, the Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions – TAFE NSW and the Temporary Visa Holders Enrolment Procedures and provided with training as appropriate 9.2.4 ensuring that the Temporary Visa Holders Officer assists in the completion of the Supplementary Enrolment Form where applicable 9.2.5 ensuring that temporary visa holders with an eVisa have access to a computer to download their visa details including visa class and sub-class, visa expiry date and visa conditions from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website Visa Entitlement Verification Online VEVO for eVisa Holders: http://www.immi.gov.au/e_visa/vevo.htm 9.2.6 ensuring that staff do not provide advice regarding immigration matters. Under Commonwealth legislation, TAFE NSW officers may be held liable for advice on immigration matters other than those relating to this policy 9.2.7 ensuring prominent display of information materials outlining student responsibility in truthfully declaring their residency status. This should include a statement that TAFE NSW conducts an audit of residency status 9.2.8 ensuring that information about the Temporary Visa Holders Policy - TAFE NSW, the Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions – TAFE NSW and the Temporary Visa Holders Enrolment Procedures is included in any general information or promotional material distributed for enrolment 9.2.9 ensuring that appropriate risk management procedures are developed and implemented for the provision of commercial programs and services to temporary visa holders 9.2.10 maintaining a database recording exemptions provided. Data maintained should include details of the visa sub-classes exempted and grounds for providing exemptions.
  23. 23. P a g e | 20 Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions and other relevant information is available for dow nload at: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.w ikispaces.net/ 10 TYPES OF VISAS AND TRAVEL DOCUMENTS 10.1 Permanent resident visas Permanent resident visas have the word ‘resident’ after the visa class. The sub-class numbers are between 100 and 299 (except 159) and some are in the 800 series. 10.2 New Zealand citizens New Zealand citizens hold a current New Zealand passport when entering Australia. Some may receive special category entry stamps on arrival, such as the one below. 10.3 Norfolk Islanders Norfolk Islanders may hold an Australian or New Zealand passport or have a passport containing a Norfolk Island resident stamp. 10.4. Temporary visas The major types of temporary visas are temporary resident visas, student visas, visitor visas and bridging visas. All visas except bridging visas are known as substantive visas. 10.4.1 Temporary visa sample A visa may appear as a sticker attached in a passport or may be granted online (eVisa) or electronically (Electronic Travel Authority). The key features for the purpose of the Temporary Visa Holders Policy – TAFE NSW are specified in 4.1.4. The primary visa holder can be shown by the letter “P” in the visa class. A dependant visa holder may be shown by the letter “S”.
  24. 24. P a g e | 21 Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions and other relevant information is available for dow nload at: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.w ikispaces.net/ 10.4.2 Temporary residents The term temporary resident encompasses a number of visa sub-classes which permit the holders to stay in Australia for purposes including employment, business, study and family matters. The length of time permitted on the visa varies. 10.4.3 Overseas students An overseas student means a person who holds a student visa. Persons with a visa class “P” on visa sub-class 570, 571, 572, 573, 574, 575 and 576 are overseas students. Overseas students may only be provided with education and training by institutions listed on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). TAFE NSW through the International Students Centre is a registered provider and operates a program for full fee paying overseas students. 10.4.4 Visitor visas Holders of visitor visas include business visitors, medical treatment visitors and tourists. Visa sub-class numbers are 456, 459, and in the 600 and 900 series (except 995). 10.4.5 Bridging visas Holders of temporary visas are granted a bridging visa if they have applied to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to change their substantive visa. Bridging visas come into effect when the immediate previous substantive visa has expired and remain in force until a decision has been made by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship as to a holder’s visa status. Bridging visa sub-class numbers are in the range 010 to 099. 10.5 Electronic Travel Authority An Electronic Travel Authority may be issued instead of a visa for visitors or temporary business residents from certain countries. The Electronic Travel Authority is issued electronically and details of the visa only exist in the Department of Immigration and Citizenship computer records. The holder may have a receipt or separate document issued by Department of Immigration and Citizenship confirming the details of the Electronic Travel Authority as shown below.
  25. 25. P a g e | 22 Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions and other relevant information is available for dow nload at: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.w ikispaces.net/ 10.6 eVisa An eVisa is a visa that has been electronically granted through the Department of Immigration and Citizenship internet based eVisa system. Holders of an eVisa are able to download or obtain details of their visa from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s Visa Entitlement Verification Online – VEVO for eVisa holders: http://www.immi.gov.au/e_visa/vevo.htm 11 ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS  Temporary Visa Holders Policy - TAFE NSW  TAFE NSW Enrolment Policy  Temporary Visa Holders Enrolment Administrative Procedures – TAFE NSW  NSW Department of Corrective Services and TAFE NSW Memorandum of Understanding  Student Recognition Policy – TAFE NSW 12 CONTACTS 12.1 Enquiries from temporary visa holders Temporary visa holders must direct their enquiries related to their study in TAFE NSW, to the Temporary Visa Holders Officer in the College/Campus Administration Office. 12.2 Enquiries from Institute staff  Enquiries related to the application of the Temporary Visa Holders Policy – TAFE NSW and to the interpretation of the Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions – TAFE NSW should be directed to Institute Multicultural Education Coordinators. Contact details can be found at: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.wikispaces.net/IMEC+Contacts  Enquiries related to the Temporary Visa Holders Enrolment Administrative Procedures should be directed in the first instance to your Institute Co-ordinator.  Enquiries related to the Temporary Visa Holders Enrolment Administrative Procedures and the Temporary Visa Holders MEVI/WebCR Procedures should be directed to: TAFE NSW Learning and Business Systems Support Desk. Email: TAFELBSSupport@tafensw.edu.au Ph: 1800 151999
  26. 26. P a g e | 23 Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions and other relevant information is available for dow nload at: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.w ikispaces.net/  Enquiries related to the currency and review of the Temporary Visa Holders Policy should be directed to: TAFE NSW Social Inclusion and Vocational Access Skills Unit. 12.3 Additional contacts TAFE delivered HSC VET (TVET) Program 2010 Vocational Education in Schools: https://detwww.det.nsw.edu.au/directorates/vet_schools/index.html Level 1, 1 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010 DARLINGHURST NSW 2010 Ph: (02) 9244 5078 Fax: (02) 9244 5020 TAFE NSW English Language Centres (commercial courses) Sydney Institute English Language Centre (SITEC) Ultimo Tel: +61 2 9217 4818 Fax: +61 2 9217 4063 Email: sit.englishcentre@tafensw.edu.au Website: www.sit.nsw.edu.au/elc TAFE English Language Centre (TELC) Crows Nest Tel: +61 2 9448 4517 Fax: +61 2 9212 6721 / 9217 4060 Email: telc@tafensw.edu.au Website: www.nsi.tafensw.edu.au/TELC TAFE International Education Centre (TIEC) Liverpool Tel: +61 2 9827 8457 Fax: +61 2 9212 6721 / 9217 4060 Email: swsi.tiec@tafensw.edu.au Website: www.swsi.tafensw.edu.au/students/international/tiec/tiec_overview.aspx North Coast Institute English Language Centres Port Macquarie and Kingscliff Tel: +61 2 6588 2139 Fax: +61 2 6588 2233 Email: ncienglish@tafensw.edu.au Website: www.nci.tafensw.edu.au/international/study-english.htm NSW English Language Centre TAFE Hunter Institute Newcastle Tel: +61 2 4923 7382 Fax: +61 2 4923 7781 Email: hunter.englishlanguagecentre@tafe.nsw.edu.au Website: www.hunter.tafensw.edu.au/international/elicos/Pages/default.aspx TAFE ELICOS Centre (TELICOS) Illawarra institute Wollongong Tel: +61 2 4229 0585
  27. 27. P a g e | 24 Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions and other relevant information is available for dow nload at: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.w ikispaces.net/ Fax: +61 2 4229 0164 Email: inter.illawarra@det.nsw.edu.au Website: www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/page/support-for-students/international-student-services/elicos-centre
  28. 28. P a g e | 25 Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions and other relevant information is available for dow nload at: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.w ikispaces.net/ TAFE NSW International Students Website: http://www.detinternational.nsw.edu.au/tafe/index.html 827 – 839 George Street BROADWAY NSW 2007 PH: 1300 302 456 Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) PH: 131 881 Sydney CBD Office Ground floor, 26 Lee Street SYDNEY NSW 2000 Parramatta Office 9 Wentworth Street PARRAMATTA NSW 2150 13 PROCEDURES FOR CHECKING THECURRENCY OF VISASUB-CLASSES. The Social Inclusion and Vocational Access Skills Unit revises the Mandatory Study Conditions and the Supplementary Enrolment Form annually. Where the Department of Immigration and Citizenship informs stakeholders about revisions to visa sub-classes or the introduction of new conditions, the Unit advises Institute staff through the TAFE NSW website: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.wikispaces.net/ Join the website at: http://www.sydneyinstitute.wikispaces.net/user/join?goto=http://www.sydneyinstitute.wikispaces.net%2F and then sign up to the page below to get the latest updates: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.wikispaces.net/space/notify You may also wish to consider the following.  Schedule of Visa Sub-Classes - Sign up for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s email list to receive any updated schedules of Temporary Visa Holder Sub-classes - Check the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) website for any legislative changes that may impact on visa and visa subclasses related to Temporary Visa Holders at: http://www.immi.gov.au/legislation/amendments/ - Sign up to email alerts from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Online Newsroom - http://www.newsroom.immi.gov.au/. This site contains press information including media releases, reproduction quality images and broadcast quality audio and video files. - Register at http://www.newsroom.immi.gov.au/registration Note: The registration process allows you to nominate how often you wish to receive content notifications: None, Instantly, Daily OR Weekly  Fee Rates for Overseas Students Undertaking Additional Part-time Study Outside Their CRICOS Approved Course
  29. 29. P a g e | 26 Temporary Visa Holders Mandatory Study Conditions and other relevant information is available for dow nload at: http://multiculturalsupport.sydneyinstitute.w ikispaces.net/ Contact the International Students Section PH: 1300 302 456 to see if there are any changes to Section 7 of this document - FEE RATES FOR OVERSEAS STUDENTS UNDERTAKING ADDITIONAL PART-TIME STUDY OUTSIDE THEIR CRICOS APPROVED COURSE.

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