Useful Links

Through an extensive international network, Austrade is well-positioned to identify quality opportunities and timely market intelligence. Information gathered in-market is disseminated to the Australian education sector to assist providers make informed decisions and develop strategies to develop international relationships and business.

Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia.

The Australia-India Council (AIC) was established on 21 May 1992, in response to a recommendation by the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, following an inquiry into Australia’s relations with India.
The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the policy for regulated qualifications in the Australian education and training system. The AQF was first introduced in 1995 to underpin the national system of qualifications in Australia, encompassing higher education, vocational education and training (VET), and schools. The AQF is the agreed policy of Commonwealth, State and Territory ministers.
The ARC’s purpose is to grow knowledge and innovation for the benefit of the Australian community through funding the highest quality research, assessing the quality, engagement and impact of research and providing advice on research matters.
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector. ASQA regulates courses and training providers to ensure nationally approved quality standards are met.

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector. ASQA regulates courses and training providers to ensure nationally approved quality standards are met.

The Federal Register of Legislation (the Legislation Register) is the authorised whole-of-government website for Commonwealth legislation and related documents. It contains the full text and details of the lifecycle of individual laws and the relationships between them.

The Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman investigates complaints that international students have with private education providers. A private education provider can be a school, college or university in Australia. You can complain about your private education provider if you believe they may not have followed the rules or treated you fairly.

The official Australian Government website that lists all Australian education providers to offer courses to people studying in Australia on student visas and the courses offered.
Home Affairs brings together Australia’s federal law enforcement, national and transport security, criminal justice, emergency management, multicultural affairs and immigration and border-related functions, working together to keep Australia safe.

The Department of Education works with the education sector, other government agencies and ministries to ensure Australia is recognised as a regional and world leader in education and a partner of choice for international collaboration. The department provides leadership and coordination across government, delivering programs and policies, to support mobility and the global exchange of knowledge.

Hobart is Tasmania’s capital city and the second oldest capital in Australia, after Sydney. Located at the entrance to the Derwent River, its well-preserved surrounding bushland reaches close to the city centre and beaches line the shores of the river and estuary beyond.

The Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act)—and associated legislation—form the ESOS Framework. This is the legal framework for the provision of education services to overseas students, and sets out the registration requirements and the ongoing standards for education providers that offer courses to overseas students.

Education Services for Overseas Student (ESOS) Act safeguards international students to have a safe, fair place to study and ensures that student have access to quality education and consumer protection.

Austrade’s Market Information Package (MIP) provides valuable and timely market intelligence, analysis, opportunities and data to support Australia’s international education and training sector. Information provided through the MIP assists education organisations to make informed decisions about their current and future international activities.
The Overseas Students Ombudsman investigates complaints about problems that overseas students have with private education and training in Australia.
PRISMS provides Australian education providers with the Confirmation-of-Enrolment (CoE) facilities required for compliance with the Education Services for Overseas Students.
The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching — or QILT — website makes it possible to compare higher education institutions and study areas, based on the results of thousands of surveys completed by current and former students. Users will be able to compare the overall satisfaction of current students and recent graduates, as well as the percentage of graduates moving into full-time employment and their median salary.
The Australian Government offers a range of services and support to help students study overseas.

This is the official Australian Government website for international students. Search for courses, institutions and scholarships, read about studying and living in Australia, watch stories from other students, and learn about Australian education.

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) is Australia’s regulatory and quality agency for higher education. TEQSA’s primary aim is to ensure that students receive a high quality education at any Australian higher education provider.

training.gov.au (TGA) is the official National Register of information on Training Packages, Qualifications, Courses, Units of Competency and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and has been developed for experienced training sector users.

Future Unlimited is the official Australian Government site for studying in Australia. Search for courses, institutions and scholarships, read about studying and living in Australia, watch stories from other students, and learn about Australian education.

This contains useful Vocational Education links and resources related to vocational choice for study.

ASQA has developed this Standards Guide to assist RTOs to understand their obligations under the revised Standards for RTOs 2015.