Australian Education System
Australia is one of the most popular destinations for International Students with more than 1,200 educational institutions offering more than 23,000 courses.
The main form of education consists of Primary and Secondary School, Vocational Education and Training (VET), Colleges and University studies. For International Students, Colleges and Universities are the popular options for higher studies.
You can study at all levels of education from Primary and Secondary School, Vocational Education and Training (VET), from English language courses to higher education (including universities).
Regardless 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 and the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007 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). CRICOS registration guarantees that the course and the institution at which you study meet the high standards expected by international students. You can search for courses and institutions here on the Study in Australia website.
Along with the ESOS Act and National Code, there are also regulatory and quality assurance organizations for higher education and VET institutions. These government organizations are responsible for registration/re-registration of institutions and accreditation/re-accreditation of courses. These organizations 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 long you want to study for, or where you want to study, you can be assured that in Australia you will have high quality education and rewarding study experiences. Contact us anytime for further details