Workshop 3 

Managing risk, enhancing welfare: the world of under-18s

Date: Tuesday 9 October 2018
Time: 9am – 12pm
Location: ICC, Sydney

Registration fee: $300/$355

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International under-18s are a growing cohort in Australia. While they have always been core to the schools sector, other providers have less-established welfare models in place. Regardless of sector, all providers who enrol under-18s have an obligation to comply with the new requirements of Standard 5 of the National Code 2018.

Although younger students can have a parent or relative take responsibility for their welfare, many nominate a registered provider. In such cases, what resources are required to ensure adequate monitoring is in place? What welfare and accommodation arrangements are required before a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) letter can be issued? Is it best to take care of these arrangements in-house, outsource to third parties or a combination of both?

This workshop will unpack the new regulatory and policy framework for this important cohort. You will explore good practice policies and procedures for:

  • approving and monitoring accommodation, support and general welfare arrangements
  • selecting, screening and monitoring third parties
  • maintaining up-to-date records, minimising potential breaches, and more.

Key interest area: Admissions and compliance (A&C)

Other interest areas: Schools (SCH), Students (STU)


Danielle Hartridge, Director, International Education Knowledgebase, Australia

Learning outcomes

By attending this workshop, you will

  • enhance your understanding of welfare and accommodation arrangements available to providers
  • come to grips with monitoring arrangements of students and third parties
  • know your compliance obligations to meet the requirements of Standard 5 of the National Code
  • understand child welfare and protection legislation and other regulatory requirements relevant to each state and territory.

Target audience

This workshop will be of particular interest to:

  • managers and practitioners across all sectors who have responsibility for enrolling underage international students
  • third-party accommodation and welfare service providers.