La Trobe University's responsibilities

Australia provides the world's most rigorous protection for international students through the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 [external link]. The ESOS Act requires those 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, to provide tuition protection and support the integrity of the student visa program.

For more detailed information, please visit the Department of Education and Training [external link]. La Trobe along with all education and training providers of courses offered to international students studying in Australia on a student visa are 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 Industry and Department of Home Affairs.