If you enrol in one of the Academic English programs, you will need to attend classes 5 days a week, either in the morning or afternoon. This will be approximately 20 hours a week.
If you are an international student and your attendance drops below 80%, UTS College is required to advise the Department of Home Affairs. This could result in the cancellation of your visa. Personal reasons such as weddings, holidays, sports or hobbies are not acceptable reasons for missing classes.
It is also important that you arrive on time. Late students are marked absent. Lateness to class disrupts your studies and also your classmates. Please note, you are unable to change your classes without the permission from UTS College. If you are not on the class roll, you must notify the Student Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org (or via the Blue Building, Level 4, 187 Thomas Street) immediately.
If you are ever unable to attend classes
If you are ever unable to attend classes due to serious circumstances, for example, because you might be in hospital, have had an accident, been involved in a police matter, have faced a family crisis, you should contact the UTS College Student Centre on: (+61 2) 9218 8666 or email email@example.com.
If you are unable to speak to someone when you call, you should leave a message providing your name, your student number, a brief description of what has happened to prevent you from attending classes and a phone number for UTS College to contact you. Alternaively, you can email the Student Centre and include the above details in your email.
For emergencies after office hours (8am-6pm Monday to Friday) please contact UTS Security for assistance:
How to submit a medical certificate
For international students, UTS College is required by law to have documentary evidence of the circumstances that prevented you from attending classes. This might be a statement from:
- a hospital
- a police report
- a report from a doctor
- or in the case of a death in the family, a death certificate.
These documents are needed to show that your ability to study has been seriously affected if you need special consideration and to make sure that your student visa is not cancelled. The Study Success Advisers can help you in these situations.
On the first day back after your absence, please email the Student Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org to provide them with your documentation. Please note, medical certificates must be issued by a registered medical provider such as hospitals, doctors, dentists (emergency appointments only), psychiatrists and psychologists. UTS College does not accept certificates from alternative medical practitioners such as herbal practitioners, acupuncturists, Chinese therapists, massage therapists, iridologists etc. The medical certificate must be the original (or a scanned copy if submitting via email) and must state the provider number. It must not be backdated. Medical Certificates purchased online are not accepted.