Workshop 2

Duty of care: risk management and under 18s 

Date: Tuesday 15 October 2019
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Location: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Registration fee: $280/$330

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International students under the age of 18 are required to demonstrate that adequate welfare arrangements are in place before they will be granted a student visa. A parent or relative may take on this responsibility, or they may nominate the education provider who is required to issue a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) letter to demonstrate adequate arrangements have been made.

Not all providers accept under age students because of the risks associated with doing so. Those providers who do accept under 18 international students must comply with Standard 5 of the National Code. During this workshop we will identify the specific requirements of Standard 5, consider the risks associated with enrolling under 18 students and examine good practice in managing these risks.

Participants will be invited to share their experiences which will highlight the diversity of models, including in-house and outsourcing to third parties. Case studies will be included in the discussions and participants will be encouraged to consider these scenarios to assess their risk management framework for under-18 international students.

Learning objectives: 

This session will provide participants with an understanding of the specific requirements of Standard 5 of the National Code, how to identify good practice in managing risk in under 18s and learn how to support the welfare and accommodation needs of under 18 students.

Key interest area: 

  • Admissions and compliance
  • Business development and strategy
  • Marketing and recruitment
  • Schools
  • Students 

Target audience: 

This workshop is aimed at admissions, compliance and student support staff in international education who work with students who are under 18 years of age.


  • Danielle Hartridge, Director, International Education Knowledgebase, Australia
  • Other speaker(s) TBA