Unconcerned of what you are studying or how long you are studying for, Australia’s laws promote quality education and protection for international students.
The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000(opens in a new window) and the National Code of Practice (opens in a new window) for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007 (National Code) provide nationally consistent standards for providers of education and training for international students.
As an international student on a student visa, you must study with an institution and in a course that is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Registration guarantees that the course and the institution at which you study meet the high standards expected by international students.
Along with the ESOS Act and National Code, there are also regulatory and quality assurance organizations for higher education and VET institutions. These government organisations are responsible for registration/re-registration of institutions and accreditation/re-accreditation of courses. These organisations are:
- Higher Education – Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)
- VET – Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)
So no matter the type of course you want to study, how you want to study for or where you want to study, you can be assured that in Australia you will have a high quality and rewarding study experience.