Education Visas

The Australian education system has produced scientists, designers, educators, entrepreneurs, artists and humanitarians who have changed and lead the world. Australia is proud of the individuals who have studied and worked in Australia and gone on to achieve great things and contribute to making the world a better place.

By studying in Australia, you will receive a qualification that’s recognised and sought after around the world. The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) allows students to easily move through the education system here and provides an easy way for countries around the world to recognise your qualification, and issue the comparable qualifications for local use. For over 20 years Australia has led the world in putting in place systems and processes to ensure that international students receive the high quality education they expect. 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). CRICOS registration guarantees that the course and the institution at which you study meet the high standards expected by international students.

‘Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000’ sets out the legal framework governing delivery of education to overseas students studying in Australia on a student visa. ‘The Tuition Protection Service’, helps you find an alternative course or refund your unspent tuition fees in the rare case that your institution (education provider) can’t continue to offer your course for any reason what so ever. The ‘Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)’ is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector that regulates courses and training providers to ensure nationally approved quality standards are met. The ‘Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)’ regulates and assures the quality of Australia’s higher education sector. It undertakes both compliance assessments and quality assessments. Ombudsman organisations that can investigate complaints about problems that international students have with their institutions.