La Trobe University's responsibilities

Australia provides rigorous protection for international students, so your rights are protected while you study here.

Australia’s Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 requires institutions providing education to international students to meet nationally consistent standards in their education delivery, facilities and services. The legislation aims to protect and enhance Australia's reputation for quality education, provide tuition protection and support the integrity of the student visa program.

Under the ESOS legislation, all education and training providers who offer courses to international students have a range of obligations. As one of these providers, La Trobe is required to:

  • register on CRICOS
  • meet quality assurance standards
  • comply with tuition and financial assurance requirements
  • meet the obligations of registered providers
  • report students who do not comply with student visa conditions to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment and Department of Home Affairs.

For more detailed information, please visit the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website.