A student visa lets you stay in Australia for up to five years while you study full time at a recognised education institution. Before you apply for one, be sure to check your eligibility carefully.
If you have any questions about your visa, speak to one of our friendly Student Support Officers or the Department of Home Affairs (DHA).
We know you just can’t wait to enjoy the sun, sea and spectacular sights of Sydney. But remember, your health should always come first.
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) helps you access and pay for a range of medical services in Australia – and is a requirement for getting your visa.
If you are interested in the Bupa OSHC, get in touch with our Student Services team today.
Australia is acclaimed for delivering quality education to overseas students. But how does Australia maintain these standards? With the ESOS Framework.
The Education Services for Overseas Students Act 200, or ESOS Act, establishes legislative requirements and standards for the regulation of education and training institutions offering courses to international students in Australia on a student visa.
This is the legal framework for the provision of education services to overseas students. It sets out the registration requirements and the ongoing standards for education providers that offer courses to overseas students.
The framework provides a consistent national approach to the registration of education providers so that the quality of the training, and the care of students, remains high.
The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Legislative Framework is designed to ensure that Australia’s reputation for delivering quality education services is maintained and that the interests of overseas students are protected. The ESOS Framework includes the following information:
An overview of the ESOS Framework is available online.
If you’re an international student on a student visa, then the ESOS Framework applies to you.
As an international student, you must study with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and in a course which can be found on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
CRICOS registration guarantees that the education provider you are going to study with will meet the required standards to deliver quality training to overseas students.
The ESOS framework protects the rights of international students studying in Australia, including:
The ESOS framework sets out the standards that Australian institutions must meet in offering education and training services to international students. These standards cover a range of information you have a right to know and services that must be offered to you, including:
As an overseas student on a student visa, you have responsibilities to:
Following is a link to a fact sheet that contains essential information for student visa holders about living and studying in Australia, including your consumer rights and responsibilities as an international student and key things you should know before and during your study https://docs.education.gov.au/node/39586.