provider – cricos

Export education is Australia’s third largest export, approaching $40 billion yearly in earnings. VET and ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) providers make up a significant portion of this market.

RTOs operating in the export education market must not only comply with the regulatory framework that relates to the domestic market, but also with additional requirements that apply to delivery to overseas students. The key components of this framework are:

  • Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act)
  • National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

Providers delivering VET courses to overseas students must comply with the above in addition to the framework that applies to domestic delivery.

While the VET regulatory framework does not apply to the provision of ELICOS courses, the ELICOS Standards 2018 must be complied with when delivering these courses, as well as the ESOS Act and the National Code.

It’s hardly surprising that some providers are confused about the manner in which the various regulatory frameworks apply to them when they also operate in the export education market or that many struggle to manage their compliance with the regulatory framework in an effective and sustainable manner. There is good news, though – we can help you to navigate and comply with all these requirements.

Running an effective, profitable provider is your job – helping you add ‘compliant’ to that is ours. Contact us now to discuss how we can work together to benefit your organisation.