Acceptance Advice for Secondary Exchange Student (AASES) Application Request

For inbound students, the Acceptance Advice for Secondary Exchange Student (AASES) form must be jointly completed the relevant SEO, the school the student will be attending, and the student’s parent/guardian. Issued by TASC, the form is a legally binding document which outlines the details of arrangements made for an exchange student to travel to Australia in order to undertake studies at a nominated school for a specified period of time. The school identified in the AASES Form must have agreed to the arrangement before the SEO begins the full AASES application process.

The Department of Home Affairs requires the accurately completed AASES forms in order to approve and process student visas for exchange students applying to study in Australia.

This online request form must be accompanied by a Host School Agreement form completed by the proposed host school’s principal. The SEO must send this agreement to

Amendments to student exchange program details

SEOs must advise TASC before any changes take place in regard to a student on an exchange program. This includes changes to host family arrangements, variations to program length, an unexpected student return home or transfer to another school, including interstate. SEOs should download the Amendments to student exchange program details form, complete and email to

School transfers must be agreed to and signed off by the principal of the new school before any such arrangements are made.

Information supplied in this process becomes part of Tasmania’s student exchange data and is reported to the National Coordinating Committee for International Secondary Student Exchange (NCCISSE).

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Proposed period of exchange program

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Period of appropriate welfare confirmation

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Please note:

(1) the ‘period of appropriate welfare’ must be a minimum of the exchange period plus 7 days at the beginning and end of the student's course to allow them adequate time for travel to and from Australia;

(2) in Tasmania, exchange students must attend high school and enrol in a full-time school program: for a minimum period of three months or one school term, whichever is shorter; and for a maximum period of one school year.