Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS)
As the provider of education services to international students in Australia, Melbourne Institute of Technology must comply with the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act) and National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 (The National Code).
The Department of Education and Training regulates the ESOS Act and the associated instruments. The ESOS Act sets out the legal framework governing the delivery of education to international students in Australia on a student visa by setting standards and procedures.
The National Code of Practice is an instrument of the ESOS Act which provides nationally consistent standards for the conduct of registered providers of international education and the registration of their courses. The ESOS Act and National Code of Practice aim to ensure nationally consistent standards for the delivery of educational services to international students in Australia; to safeguard Australia’s international reputation as a provider of high-quality education and training; and to protect the interests of international students. They further aim to support providers in monitoring student compliance with their visa conditions through the Department of Home Affairs and reporting any student breaches through PRISMS.
All providers delivering courses to international students must also register with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
The tuition fees of international students are also protected under the ESOS Act through the Tuition Protection Service (TPS)
For information on the ESOS framework, including your rights and responsibilities as an international student, see the Department of Education and Training website at: https://internationaleducation.gov.au/Regulatory-Information/Pages/Regulatoryinformation.aspx
The ESOS Act and the National Code only apply to international students studying in Australia.