Resources

The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Framework.

Registration fact sheet for higher education, foundation programs and ELICOS

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On 11 December 2015 the Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Act 2015 was passed by the Australian Parliament.

Registration fact sheet for VET courses and ELICOS

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On 11 December 2015 the Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Act 2015 was passed by the Australian Parliament.

Registration fact sheet for schools

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On 11 December 2015 the Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Act 2015 was passed by the Australian Parliament.

International Students Factsheet

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The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has released a factsheet for international students containing important information about their rights and responsibilities while studying in Australia.

2019 Regulations Q&A

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The Education Services for Overseas Student (ESOS) Regulations 2019 will replace the ESOS Regulations which are due to sunset on 1 October 2019.

2019 Regulations overview

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The Education Services for Overseas Student (ESOS) Regulations 2019 will replace the ESOS Regulations which are due to sunset on 1 October 2019.

Reform of the ESOS framework

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The discussion paper, titled Reform of the ESOS framework, for further consultation, outlines the feedback received from stakeholders and articulates high-level proposals for changes to ESOS to make it more efficient and effective, to reduce the regu

Strengthening English Language Outcomes for International Students

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The ELICOS Standards 2018 set nationally consistent levels of quality, governing courses of English language instruction delivered by providers registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Guiding Principles for VET in Schools delivered to overseas students

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The Department of Education, Skills and Employment considers that VET in schools may be delivered to overseas students under particular conditions.

Foundation Program Standards

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The National Standards for Foundation Programs must be met by all foundation program providers wanting to be registered on CRICOS.

General Factsheet

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The revised National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 commenced on 1 January 2018 and sets nationally consistent stadnards that goven the protection of international students and delivery

Standard 1: Marketing information and practices

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Standard 1 of the National Code sets out that registered providers must uphold the integrity and reputation of Australia’s education industry by ensuring the marketing of their courses and services is not false or misleading.

Standard 2: Recruitment of an overseas student

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Standard 2 of the National Code sets out that registered providers must recruit students responsibly.

Standard 3: Formalisation of enrolment and written agreements

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Standard 3 sets out that registered providers must formalise their enrolment of overseas students through written agreements with overseas students.

Standard 4: Education Agents

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Standard 4 sets out that registered providers must ensure that their education agents act ethically, honestly and in the best interests of overseas students, and uphold the reputation of Australia's international education sector.

Standard 5: Younger overseas students

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Standard 5 sets out that registered providers of overseas students aged under 18 must meet legislative or other regulatory requirements relating to child welfare and protection.

Standard 6: Overseas student support services

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Standard 6 sets out that registered providers must assist overseas students to adjust to study and life in Australia.

Standard 7: Overseas student transfers

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Standard 7 sets out overseas student transfer requirements registered providers must follow.

Standard 8: Overseas student visa requirements

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Standard 8 sets out that registered providers must safeguard the integrity of Australia’s migration laws by supporting overseas students to complete their course within the required duration and fulfil their visa requirements for course attendance

Standard 9: Deferring, suspending or cancelling the overseas student’s enrolment

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Standard 9 sets out that registered providers must appropriately manage the enrolment of their overseas students and maintain updated information in PRISMS.