International students under 18 years must have appropriate accommodation and welfare arrangements in place before they can obtain a student visa and commence Australian Harbour International College studies. These procedures provide the steps an international student's parents/guardian and the College are to take to protect the personal safety and social well-being of the student where the College is to accept responsibility for the student's accommodation and welfare while they are under 18 years. The procedures have been developed to comply with Standard 5 of the Code. The procedures apply to international students who will be under 18 years of age at the date they commence their course at the college and who intend to study on a student visa. The procedures are to be read in conjunction with relevant AHIC policies.
When an underage student’s enrolment is terminated, suspended or cancelled, Student Life and Learning will continue to check the suitability of care arrangements until:
a) The underage student is accepted by another registered provider who has taken over responsibility for approving the student’s accommodation, support and general welfare arrangements;
b) The underage student leaves Australia;
c) Other suitable arrangements are made that satisfy the Migration regulations, or
d) Events have occurred that make it impossible for AHIC to continue to approve the arrangements for the student.
For more information, Please visit https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500/welfare-arrangements-students-under-18