Overseas Students Visa Responsibilities Checklist

If you are an overseas student on a student visa, you have responsibilities to:

  • satisfy your student visa conditions;
  • maintain your overseas student health cover (OSHC) for the period of your stay;
  • meet the terms of the written agreement with your education provider;
  • inform your provider if you change your address; and
  • maintain satisfactory course progress.*

*Before you try to apply for more time to complete your course, make sure you contact the Department of Home Affairs to check if this is allowed under your student visa. Unless you can prove that you have a strong reason for not being able to complete your course on time, your visa may be cancelled. For more information see https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/already-have-a-visa/check-visa-details-and-conditions/conditions-list

Good general information on international student visas is also available at:



NAPS Student Code of Conduct

NAPS staff will support you to succeed, but you as a student you also have responsibilities to yourself and those around you.

Please read this Student Code of Conduct and the Student Academic Misconduct Policy and contact the Student Services team if there is anything you do not understand.

SS019C Student Code of Conduct

A009 Student Academic Misconduct Policy and Procedure

Student Academic Integrity

Do not take risks with your academic integrity. It is never worth it. Maintaining your academic integrity also develops your professional integrity.

Do not cheat. This includes plagiarism and third-party assistance in preparing assignments.

Intentional plagiarism is a serious issue, amounting to academic fraud which will result in a zero grade and put your enrolment under threat.

Plagiarism is using another person’s ideas or works without appropriate acknowledgement or credit. Save yourself a lot of stress by learning to reference properly from the start. Consult your lecturer if you are unsure before you submit your first assignment.

All written assignments must be submitted online and the link will take them through the Turnitin anti-plagiarism software.

You should avoid ghost writing or contract cheating. Ghost writing or contract cheating is where a student contracts or asks someone else to do their work for them. Simple examples include asking a friend to write an assignment, buying an assignment from a website, or paying someone to sit an exam.  You should know that this is a very serious academic misconduct and a breach of academic integrity. 

Students who are found to have plagiarised in this way can face serious consequences and will be subject to the Academy’s disciplinary procedures. 

In exams, cheating includes using electronic devices or notes in the exam room where these not authorised. Any student caught cheating on an examination will be given a FAIL grade in that unit and the incident reported to the President for further action.

Students may apply for a Special Consideration when they are unable to complete an assignment or other assessment on time. This will require the presentation of acceptable evidence.

If you have difficulties, talk to Student Services about getting an additional support program designed to meet your needs.

Read more at SS012 Students at Risk/Early Intervention Procedure
Read More at P006G Copyright Quick Guide for Students

heck out the Academic Intergrity Module here and take the Quiz. If you are a current student, it is mandatory to take the quiz and achieve 100% grade. You can attempt the quiz multiple times.

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