The National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students (the National Code) provides nationally consistent standards for the conduct of registered providers and the registration of their courses. The standards set out specifications and procedures to ensure that registered providers of education and training courses can clearly understand and comply with their obligations under the National Code.
This is the highest level of study for which the student visa has been issued. For example, A visa been issued for the duration of an ELICOS of 5 weeks and undergraduate program of 3 years, the principal course is the Undergraduate program. If a student is in a package program (Diploma+ bachelors) The Bachelors program becomes the principal course.
**These are the most common reasons and may differ based on different policies of each education provider.