ABOUT AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION
With more than 1,200 institutions and over 22,000 courses to choose from, Australia provides a varied range of study options for international students.
Australia offers study opportunities for students at all levels of education, from primary, and secondary school, to vocational education and training (VET). It also provides great options for learning English language courses and higher education. No matter what you are studying or how long you are studying a particular course, Australia’s laws always support in providing value education and safety for international students.
According to the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 (Click to open the official website) and the National Code of Practice (Click to open the official website) the Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007 (National Code) are bound to present the international students with nationally consistent standards for providers of education and training.
If you are an international student in Australia on a student visa, then make sure you study with an institution and in a course that is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). This type of registration ensures that the institute and the course that you opt for meet the high standard of expectations of the global students.
In addition to ESOS Act and National Code, Australia also has regulatory and quality assurance organisations for higher education and VET institutions. These are government aided bodies that are accountable for registration/re-registration of institutions and accreditation/re-accreditation of courses. These are those regulatory organisations:
- VET – Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) (Click for official website)
- Higher education – Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) (Click for official website)
So, now you know that whichever course you want to study, Australia will always be ready to offer you the highest quality education standards and most wonderful study experiences.