Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS)
Rights and responsibilities of international students
International students studying in Australia on a student visa are protected under the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000. The Act sets out the legal framework for the delivery of quality education by setting standards. The framework also provides tuition and financial assurance through the Tuition Protection Service.
The education providers and the courses they offer to international students must be registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). You can check this using the government's CRICOS course and institution search.
Government links and resources
- Student rights and responsibilities under the ESOS framework (pdf 390kb)
- Overview of the National Code 2018
- The National Code 2018
- The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000
- ESOS and Tuition Protection Service