International Agents

Compliance

ESOS Act and the National Code of Practice

The University of Tasmania requires its recruitment agents to understand and comply with the following Australian Government regulations:

Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF)

The introduction of SSVF from 1 July 2016 makes universities more accountable for the visa outcomes and visa compliance of students we recruit.  As a result, we have introduced some minor changes to the process of applying to study at UTAS which will streamline the application process and help ensure that students who accept a UTAS offer are successful in securing a visa to study in Australia.  

Changes include:  

  1. Streamlining the acceptance process for agents through a new student acceptance form which once signed by the student allows agents to accept on their behalf.  This new acceptance form will be part of the Letter of Offer.
  2. Replacing the SVP Agent Checklist (which had to be signed, stamped and forwarded to UTAS Admissions) with an SSVF Declaration Form.  The SSVF Declaration Form will be attached to all emails when a Letter of Offer is sent where an agent is assisting.  After you have counselled a prospective student and they are ready to accept simply:
    1. read carefully and ensure you have satisfied the terms of the SSVF Declaration Form;
    2. arrange for your client to sign and upload their acceptance form;
    3. accept the on offer on StudyLink Connect.

      By accepting the Offer in StudyLink Connect you are agreeing to the terms of the SSVF Declaration Form. No signatures, Agent stamp or additional email required. 
  3. After offers have been sent, some students (not agents) will be required to complete The Student Checklist, a new electronic form in StudyLink Connect, and upload supporting documentation.  Students required to complete the Student Checklist will receive an email containing a password to access the online form, complete the questions and upload supporting documentation (SOP, evidence of financial capacity/source of funds and evidence of employment, if applicable). When requested, completing the Checklist will be a condition to be satisfied on the UTAS Letter of Offer.

We hope these changes are clear and anticipate they will improve admissions processes. If you have any questions regarding these changes please contact International.Admissions@utas.edu.au, or your Regional or In Country Manager.