You must attend no less than 80% of your classes of your enrolment (identified on your CoE). Your teachers will check your attendance for every session, which is twice daily Monday to Fridays. Attendance records will be entered weekly into the UWA CELT Student Management system.
If you are 15 or more minutes late for a class, you will be marked absent for that session. If you are absent for more than three consecutive days, the ELICOS Programs or Bridging Course Coordinator will contact you. If you cannot be contacted at that time we will initiate the critical incident process. If you are sick, you must provide a medical certificate to your teacher (if you need assistance, the receptionist can help you to make an appointment with a doctor).
Attendance below 90%
Your teacher will give you a verbal caution outlining the consequences if you continue to not attend classes.
Attendance below 85%
If you are at risk of going below 80% the ELICOS Programs or Bridging Course Coordinator will meet with you to talk about the reasons for your absence. They will also remind you that maintaining satisfactory attendance is a student visa requirement, and if you fall below 80%, you may be reported, and your attendance may be cancelled by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
Attendance below 80%
The Director of Studies will send you a letter via email telling you that your attendance is now at a level where we may report you to the DIBP for not achieving satisfactory attendance.
At this point you have an option to immediately provide information such as medical certificates which may allow UWA CELT to consider not reporting yet on compassionate grounds, provided your attendance is above 70%.
If the information you provide does not support compelling or compassionate reasons for your absences OR you fail to provide any information we will then advise you of our intention to report you to the DIBP for not achieving satisfactory attendance.
At this point you will have 20 working days to formally appeal this decision following the steps in UWA CELT's Problem Solving and Grievance Procedures.
The final appeal decision will be given to you in writing via email by the UWA CELT Director. If your appeal is not successful you will be reported to DIBP immediately. If your appeal is successful, you must attend all classes thereafter.
(If at any stage during this process you reach an attendance level below 70, you will be reported to DIBP immediately).