Compassionate: Family, medical or ‘well being’ reasons for supporting a transfer.
Compelling: Circumstances that are involuntary and such that the applicant has little or no alternative.
CRICOS: Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students.
Current Study Period: The study period in which the student applies for a letter of release or the previous study period if the application is made during the holidays.
Enrolled: Where a student has been issued with a CoE to confirm acceptance by the registered provider and is occupying a place in the CRICOS registered course for which the student was accepted and is progressing towards completion of course requirements.
ESOS: Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act).
Existing provider: Education provider from whom a student is seeking to transfer
Government Sponsored: An Australian or foreign Government sponsored student for study in Australia.
Principal course of study: The main course of study to be undertaken by an overseas student where a student visa has been issued for multiple courses of study. The principal course of study would normally be the final course of study where the overseas student arrives in Australia with a student visa that covers multiple courses.
Receiving provider: The provider with whom the student is intending to enrol.
Release letter: A letter authorising a student to be released from one provider so that they are able to enrol with another provider.
Student Visa: A visa described in the Migration Regulations 1994 as a Student (Temporary) (Class TU) visa, other than such a visa for:
a) a person who satisfies the secondary criteria, but not the primary criteria, under those Regulations for the grant of the visa; or
b) an exchange student or AusAID student within the meaning of those Regulations; or
c) an overseas student who has been approved by the Minister for Defence to undertake a course of study or training under a scholarship scheme or training program approved by the Minister for Defence; or
d) an overseas student who has been approved under another scholarship scheme, or an exchange scheme, sponsored by the Commonwealth to undertake a course of study or training in Australia.
Transfer between registered provider: An international student who applies to transfer to or from another CRICOS registered provider.