Please use this form if you would like to lodge a complaint or you would like to make an appeal about a decision Stanley College has made, including but not limited to:
- Assessment outcomes
- Disciplinary actions i.e. misbehaviour
- Attendance records
- Course fees
- Allegations involving conduct of Stanley College, our Trainers/Assessors, employees/staff, other learners/students and any third parties and their staff providing services on behalf of Stanley College
- Notifications of Intention to Cancel your enrolment at Stanley College
- Notifications of intention to report you to DHA/DES
- Other decisions directly or indirectly affecting you
The Complaints and Appeals Process commences within ten (10) working days of receipt of the complaint and/or appeal, and will be reviewed/investigated by an appropriate member of the Stanley College Management Team, including but not limited to, the:
- Vice President of Corporate Services and Operations
- Dean VET
- ICT Manager
- Student Engagement Manager
- Chief Financial Officer
- Human Resources Manager
- Faculty Managers
Cases may be referred to other members of the Stanley College Management Team and any other relevant persons such as your Trainer. The Student Support Officer may invite you to a hearing or for further information. Meetings will be confidential and no data will be released to any third party, except where requested by an Australian Government authority. Stanley College aims to resolve complaints/appeals as quickly as possible, generally within 20 working days. Should additional time be required, we will inform you in writing detailing the reasons why additional time is required.
Details of your complaint/appeal is recorded and stored in your student file and Stanley College’s student database. These records will be retained for five years during which you can request access to these records.
Your enrolment will be maintained throughout the complaint/appeal process and you are encouraged to continue to attend your classes.
Throughout the complaint/appeal process you will be able to bring a friend or family member to all meetings and/or ask for a translator. Once a decision has been reached, you will be informed about the outcome of your complaint/appeal, in a written statement which will include details of the reasons for the outcome. If you are still not satisfied with the advice and outcome then you have the right to lodge a complaint/appeal to the applicable external body. Including but not limited to:
For more information, please refer to the applicable Student Handbook or speak to the Student Services team.
Note: If the internal or any external complaint handling or appeal process results in a decision that supports the student, Stanley College must immediately implement any decision and/or corrective and preventative actions required and advise the students of the outcome.