At Bond University, we place the highest value on creating a welcoming and inclusive environment that promotes self-efficacy and positive psychological and physical well-being while supporting students to be successful in their personal and academic endeavours.
We promote and normalise active help-seeking behaviours, and we ensure students are informed about key support services, emergency contacts and reporting mechanisms available to them as critical aspects of creating a safe, inclusive environment to study and work.
As a University community, we extend this personalised care and support to all our students. We also have an additional duty of care to support our students who are under 18 at the time of their enrolment, and we take our responsibilities seriously.
The information on this page provides more detail and links to important resources related to the care of students under 18.
High school students undertaking extension programs offered by the University may be enrolled in specified subject/s in accordance with the requirements of the program, and consideration will be given to the content and any relevant legislation as appropriate.
Personalised support for under 18s
We ensure all our students under 18 years have a dedicated support staff appointed as their key point of contact. This staff member will provide proactive, regular check-ins in relation to health, well-being, and studies. Students are encouraged to raise any concerns openly with their support staff.
Until such time as you turn 18, Bond University will:
- Designate a support person who will check in regularly to provide any additional support in relation to health, well-being, and studies.
- Seek and record prior approvals to undertake required medical action in case of emergency and any limitations articulated by religious belief and/or disclosures as to medical history.
- Share information with your parent or legal guardian including, without limitation, information about their welfare, attendance, academic results and progress, accommodation arrangements, non-compliance with any curfew, and any other matter which may affect the student’s enrolment.
- Not process any changes to your enrolment or approve a leave request, without the prior written consent of their parent or legal guardian.
Admission and enrolment of international onshore students under 18 years of age are further subject to adherence to the National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students
Once you turn 18, if you consent for your guardian to discuss matters relating to enrolment or finances, you will need to submit a ‘Third Party Verification’ form.
Our highest priority is that you have an exceptional student experience, and that you have the appropriate wellbeing and safety supports around you to enable you to thrive.