Privacy Policy

Use of Personal Information

Your enrolment information, attendance and academic performance may be provided to Australian Commonwealth and State agencies under the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000. PIE is required under Australian law to advise the Department of Immigration and Citizenship of changes to your enrolment or any breach of visa conditions.

Your personal information that is available to the Institute cannot be disclosed to third parties, including your family members, without your written consent. PAX Institute of Education is subject to the Information Privacy Act 2000 (Victoria) and is committed to protecting the privacy of its students and staff alike.

  • Under the Data Provision Requirements 2012, PAX Institute of Education is required to collect personal information about you and to disclose that personal information to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd (NCVER).
  • Your personal information (including the personal information contained on this enrolment form and your training activity data) may be used or disclosed by PAX Institute of Education for statistical, regulatory and research purposes. PAX Institute of Education may disclose your personal information for these purposes to third parties, including, Commonwealth and State or Territory government departments and authorised agencies, NCVER, Organisations conducting student surveys, Researchers.
  • Personal information disclosed to NCVER may be used or disclosed for Issuing a VET Statement of Attainment or VET Qualification, and populating Authenticated VET Transcripts,
  • facilitating statistics and research relating to education,
  • understanding how the VET market operates, for policy, workforce planning and consumer information,
  • Administering VET, including program administration, regulation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • You may receive an NCVER student survey which may be administered by an NCVER employee, agent or third party contractor. You may opt out of the survey at the time of being contacted.
  • NCVER will collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), the VET Data Policy and all NCVER policies and protocols (including those published on NCVER’s website at
  • The December 2020 National VET Data Policy is a revised policy that came into effect from 1 January 2021. This Policy brings together requirements for collecting nationally consistent data about VET activity and processes, and for using data in statistical collections and national surveys.

Student Visa Obligations

The following obligations are conditions on your student visa which must be adhered to:

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

International students are required by the Australian Government to join a private health insurance scheme.

You will need to pay the OSHC premium for the duration of your course at the same time as the tuition fees as OSHC must be paid before a student visa is issued. The OSHC entitles you to free hospital cover and 85% of standard doctor’s fees. Pax Institute can arrange this cover for you through NIB. For more information about OSHC see

Full Time Study

Australian law requires International students to maintain a fulltime study load. A full-time study load is normally a minimum of 20 hours per week of face to face study time.


As an International student you are required to maintain a minimum of 80% attendance at classes. If your attendance drops below 80% the Institute is required to contact you to discuss what issues are preventing you from attending classes and remind you of your obligation to ensure you attend 80%. Continued unsatisfactory attendance may result in a report to DIBP will may lead to the cancellation of your student visa. Refer to the Attendance Policy available at Download

Academic Progress

As an International student you are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress – meaning passing a minimum of 50% of the units studied in two consecutive terms. Unsatisfactory academic progress is defined in the ESOS legislation as failing more than 50% of units in any two consecutive study periods: a study period is one term of the academic year. The academic year consists of a total of four terms. A failure in more than 50% of units in one study period will trigger a review of academic progress by the Institute and the implementation of an intervention strategy. Failing a unit means being assessed as “Not Yet Competent” for a completed unit. For more details, refer to the Course Progress policy at Downloads

Notification of Address

Upon arriving in Australia you are required to advise the Institute of your residential address and telephone number and of any subsequent changes to your residential address. Student need to inform PIE upon change of their Australian contact details within 7 days. That theses changes include, mailing address, email address(s), phone and mobile number. The student agrees to provide their Australian contact details to PIE upon request and understands that this request will be made at least once every 6 months whilst the applicant is enrolled in a corse at Pax Institute of Education (PIE).

Complete the Change of address form and submit to

For more information see the Department of Home Affairs web site at or