Statement of Tuition Assurance
Tuition assurance protects students in the event a course of study provided by an accredited Higher Education provider ceases to be provided after it starts but before it is completed.
As an approved higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, Asia Pacific International College (ABN: 48 061 101 488; CRICOS Provider No. 03048) is required to comply with the Higher Education Standards Framework which ensures tuition assurance protection is provided to students.
If a course of study ceases to be offered at APIC, the College will work with affected students to identify a replacement course and will work with those students to be placed with a second provider.
Replacement courses must meet the following requirements:
- the course must lead to the same or comparable qualification as the original course;
- the mode of delivery of the replacement course must be the same as or, with the student’s consent, similar to the mode of delivery for the original course;
- the location where the replacement course is primarily delivered must be reasonable, having regard to the costs of, and the time required for, a student’s travel; and
- the student will not incur additional fees that are unreasonable and will be able to attend the replacement course without unreasonable impacts on the student’s prior commitments.
A student who accepts the replacement course offered will not be required to pay the second provider for the replacement components of the replacement course. It should be noted that the fees for the remainder of the replacement course may be different to the proposed fees in the original course.
The student will receive an academic transcript with completed units in accordance with the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Each affected student will have a nominated period in which to accept the replacement course offer and, for international students studying on a student visa, this may affect their student visa.
APIC will consider applications for refund of the affected units of study as soon as practicable and notify those students of the decision regarding their application, together with a statement of reasons for the decision.
Record Keeping by Students
It is recommended that students keep any records of their enrolment, academic transcript and any copies of completed assessments. These records may assist students to transfer to an equivalent course of study with another provider or provide recognition of the units they have completed.