Policy: Underage student management
To state the principles governing the admission, learning,support and protection of students under the legal age of 18 years (underage students).
The University fulfils its duty of care recognising it has additional responsibilities for students who are below legal age with respect to their welfare, learning and student experience.
This policy applies to students and academic and professional staff involved with students who, at the commencement of their program,are under 18 years of age.. It does not apply to underage students enrolled in ANU Extension and/or ANU College programs.
- The University places restrictions on the admission of students under the age of 18. This ensures:
- Upholding the independence and academic rigour of the University environment, learning, and teaching;
- The capacity and maturity to engage with academic content on the part of the student;
- Decision making capability on the part of the student;
- Capacity and suitability of staff to be engaged with vulnerable students;;
- Compliance with federal legislation including the National Code.
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|Title||Underage student management|
|Purpose||To state the principles governing the admission, learning,support and protection of students under the legal age of 18 years (underage students).|
|Audience||Students, Prospective Students, Staff|
|Effective Date||19 Dec 2017|
|Review Date||19 Dec 2020|
|Responsible Officer||Registrar, Student Administration|
|Contact Area||Division of Student Administration|
Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000
National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018