Life in Australia

  • Home
  • >>
  • Student Support
  • >>
  • ESOS Framework



The Australian government has set laws to ensure quality education and consumer protection for international students so they have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding study experience in Australia.These laws, known as the ESOS Framework, includes the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code 2018.

The ESOS Act requires all international student training institutions to be registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). CRICOS registration guarantees that the course and education provider meets the high standards necessary for overseas students.

For information on the ESOS Framework and students' rights and obligations refer to the ESOS Framework Website.

For information about student visa requirements refer to the Department of Home Affairs website:


Protection Service

Australia has an excellent reputation for quality education. However, sometimes an education provider may close altogether, fail to start a course that students are enrolled in or stop offering it part-way through. Closing, failing to start, or stopping a course part way through is called a default.If your education provider defaults, the TPS may be able to help you. If your education provider has recently closed, please check our closures and defaults listings for specific information about the next steps you need to take.

The TPS Overview – how does it work for international students?

Your education providers stops providing or does not start providing your course as agreed and does not meet their default obligations.

For further information visit the TPS Website