AUS student pathways

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Australia offers a diverse range of study options for international students, with more than 1,200 institutions and over 22,000 courses to choose from, according to

As an international students, you can study at all levels of education from diploma, to vocational education and training (VET), from English language courses to higher education (including universities).

The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000(opens in a new window) and the National Code of Practice(opens in a new window) for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007 (National Code) provide nationally consistent standards for providers of education and training for international students. Regardless of what majors or programs you will take or the length of studying, Australia’s laws promote high quality education and protection for every international students, no matter what background or nationalities they are from.

As an international student on a student visa, you must study with an institution and in a course that is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). CRICOS registration guarantees that the course and the institution at which you study meet the high standards expected by international students. You can search for courses and institutions here on the Study in Australia.

Along with the ESOS Act and National Code, there are also regulatory and quality assurance organisations for higher education and VET institutions. These government organisations are responsible for registration/re-registration of institutions and accreditation/re-accreditation of courses.

These organisations are:
Higher education – Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)(opens in a new window)

VET – Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)(opens in a new window)
So no matter the type of course you want to study, how long you want to study for or where you want to study, you can be assured that in Australia you will have a high quality and rewarding study experience.