Compassionate & compelling

The provider must determine whether the student’s request is genuine, and be able to assess that the student’s chances of satisfactorily completing the course within the nominated timeframe will be strengthened by permission to suspend studies for a short, nominated period. DIAC must approve these circumstances. Such examples include but are not limited to unexpected severe illness or death of a family member; the student is involved in custody proceedings for their child; the student or accompanying family member has an acute medical condition requiring treatment; the student has been involved in legal proceedings where the timing is beyond the student’s control; the student has been caught up in a natural disaster, political uprising or other similar event; the student has an accident, falls seriously ill or contracts a serious medical condition after arriving in Australia, or the student is pregnant (national code draft, April 2006, appendix B).

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