International Student Offshore Study Visa approval rates for each CRICOS.

The request was refused by Department of Home Affairs.

Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Kindly release the below information.

International Student Offshore Study Visa approval rates for each CRICOS.

Number of Visas applied, refused and granted for each educational institute with a CRICOS.

Time frame of request: 2018 till date.

Yours faithfully,

Ray Mehta.

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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FOI Request: FA 21/11/00022
File Number: OBJ2021/31932

Dear Ray Mehta

I refer to your email dated 29 October 2021 in which you request access to information documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

I am writing to advise you that your request is not valid for the purposes of section 15(2)(b) of the FOI Act, and to provide you with an opportunity to revise your request so that it is a valid request. This is called a ‘request consultation process’. You have 14 days to respond to this notice in one of the ways set out below.

Scope of Request

You have requested access to the following:

International Student Offshore Study Visa approval rates for each CRICOS.
Number of Visas applied, refused and granted for each educational institute with a CRICOS.
Time frame of request: 2018 till date.

Power to refuse request

Section 24 of the FOI Act provides that if the Department is satisfied that a practical refusal reason exists in relation to a request, the Department must undertake a consultation process with you, and if, after that consultation process, the Department remains satisfied that the practical refusal reason still exists, the Department may refuse to give you access to the documents subject to the request.

Practical refusal

A practical refusal reason exists if either (or both) of the following applies:
(a) the work involved in the processing of the request would substantially and unreasonably divert the resources of the Department from its other operations
(b) the request does not satisfy the requirement in section 15(2)(b) of the FOI Act, which requires you to provide such information concerning the document you are seeking access to, to enable the Department to be able to identify it.

Reasons for practical refusal

The Department has considered the scope of this request and its capacity to conduct searches of relevance based on the current scope. The Freedom of Information Act 1982 provides a right to obtain access to “a document of an agency”. It is my preliminary view that your request, in its current form, does not satisfy the requirement in section 15(2)(b) of the FOI Act and is therefore not valid.

In consideration of the above, I am satisfied that the Department is currently unable to identify documents of relevance based on the information provided in scope. I consider that this would result in the decision maker being unable to certify that all relevant documents have been provided and considered in the assessment of this request and that a practical refusal reason exists in relation to this request.

As such, I am satisfied that your request is not valid and a practical refusal reason exists in this request.

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You may wish to provide the Department with the following:

• The names of the specific institutions and courses required. Please note that ‘each’ institution and course under CRICOS is too broad.
• A specific beginning and end date. For example, 1 January 2018 until the receipt date of the FOI request, 29 October 2021. The Department cannot provide data for requests that date past the date of receipt.

You now have an opportunity to revise your request to enable it to proceed.

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Should you wish to revise your request or have any questions in relation to this process, please do not hesitate to contact [Department of Home Affairs request email].

Kind regards

Jade
Position number: 60107422
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FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division Strategy and National Resilience Group Department of Home Affairs
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Dear Jade,

Thanks for the opportunity to make a revised request.

Please find below the revised request:

To ascertain the International Student Offshore Study Visa approval rates for each of the below courses. Please provide Number of Visas applied, refused and granted in these courses from offshore.

Time frame of request: 1 January 2018 to 29 October 2021

1. Federation University (Provider Cricos 00103D)
Master of Professional Accounting (Course Cricos 085211G )
Bachelor of Business (Course Cricos 9039579B)

2. Central Queensland University (Provider Cricos 00219C)
Master of Professional Accounting (Course Cricos 084507M)
Bachelor of Business (Course Cricos 106613A)

3. Kent Institute Australia Pty Ltd (Provider Cricos 00161E)
Bachelor of Business (Course Cricos 074600G)
Bachelor of Accounting (Course Cricos 074601G)
Bachelor of Information Technology (Course Cricos 097568B)

4. Holmes Institute Pty Ltd (Provider Cricos 02639M)
Bachelor of Business (Course Cricos 057002E)

5. CIC Higher Education (Provider Cricos)
Bachelor of Business (Course Cricos 072489G)
Bachelor of Business -Accounting (Course Cricos 072490C)

6. Sunshine College of Management Pty Ltd (Provider Cricos 02835G)
Diploma of Business (Course Cricos 087202D)
Diploma of Hospitality Management (Course Cricos 091031F )

7. Della International College (Provider Cricos 02716C)
Diploma of Leadership and Management (Course Cricos 098728E)

Thanking you,

Yours sincerely,
Ray Mehta

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FOI Request: FA 21/11/00022
File Number: OBJ2021/31932

Dear Ray Mehta

Thank you for your email and revising the scope of your request. We will re-commence processing your request, and you will be notified of the outcome.

Kind regards

Jade
Position number: 60107422
Authorised FOI Officer
FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division
Strategy and National Resilience Group
Department of Home Affairs
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FOI Request:      FA21/11/00022

File Number:      OBJ2021/31932

 

Dear Ray Mehta,

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 29 October 2021.  

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please find attached
the decision record and any documents released under the FOI Act.  

 

This request has been closed in our system. 

 

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Derek

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Strategy and National Resilience Group

Department of Home Affairs

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